Vikings QB Matt Cassel entered camp No. 1 on the depth chart, holding a narrow lead over rookie Teddy Bridgewater. But the gap has widened, and a strong showing in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals at TCF Bank Stadium could end the debate weeks ahead of the Sept. 7 opener at St. Louis.
Cassel looked good while playing just the first series in last week's preseason opener against Oakland. He completed 5 of 6 passes for 62 yards on the Vikings' only touchdown drive of a 10-6 win.
Cassel averaged around 240 yards, 1.5 TD and 1.2 INT in six starts last season, which equates to 244 fantasy points, which is about what Ryan Tannehill scored as fantasy football's #16 QB. If he's under center, he'll be usable in a streaming/QBBC strategy with Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph to throw to and a strong running game to lean on.