BREAKING: Favre IN, Peterson OUT

ESPN - [Full Article]

So maybe Brett Favre isn't quite done yet.

The Minnesota Vikings said the 41-year-old quarterback will start Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears, at snowy TCF Bank Stadium on what's expected to be a slippery, rock-hard surface.

While Favre is making a surprise start, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was ruled a late scratch due to lingering ankle and knee injuries.

Favre came out at approximately 6:15 ET to throw passes and test his sprained right shoulder. Standing next to Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Favre first started throwing 10-yard passes and then he backed up and threw one pass about 30 yards before huddling with trainers and coaches and walked off the field. He missed last week's game against the Giants, ending his NFL record streak of consecutive starts at 297.

The team announced on its website that Favre's status was changed from "out" to "questionable" earlier in the day and at 7 ET announced via Twitter that he will start.

Fantasy Impact: 

Joe Webb owners who placed him at WR, could take a hit in this one. It's probably a good idea to drop him for any active WR in this contest, however given the conditions don't expect a lot of points. Earl Bennett, Devin Hester and Bernard Berrian come to mind as options. Hopefully for Peterson owners you have Toby Gerhart backing him up as he'll draw the start and a bulk of the carries in this frozen, snowy game.

Filed Under: 2010, W16

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