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Report: Vikings sign Matt Cassel to a two-year deal
Friday, March 7, 2014, 11:03pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Vikings will sign QB Matt Cassel to a two-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Cordarrelle Patterson is justifiably a popular breakout candidate, but this signing is good news for Greg Jennings, who averaged 5.9-70-.57 (fantasy WR2 numbers) in seven games where Cassel played heavy snaps. Cassel will be a sleeper/QBBC type if he's the starter under new OC Norv Turner.

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Packers prepared to let James Jones walk
Sunday, February 23, 2014, 11:19am

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Life goes on, and the Green Bay Packers appear to have moved on from wide receiver James Jones.

A source said Jones hasn't been offered a new contract and, in all likelihood, won't be.

"I don't think Ted Thompson wants him," Frank Bauer, Jones' only agent since being drafted by Green Bay in the third round in 2007, said at the NFL scouting combine.

Although Bauer said Jones was admired by many inside the Packers' personnel department, the team is set to let him depart when unrestricted free agency begins March 11.

Just as Jones was one of the players that ultimately made Greg Jennings expendable last March, Jarrett Boykin is one of the players making Jones expendable this March.

"I'm as high on Boykin as anybody in our building," coach Mike McCarthy said Friday. "He had a heck of a year, and I still think he has another jump in him."

McCarthy indicated that Boykin, 24, was a capable No. 3 wide receiver and, with continued improvement, might even become a No. 2.

Fantasy Impact:

The Packers may let Jones walk, but they could also bring him back on a one- or two-year deal if he doesn't get what he wants in the open market. Boykin is an up and coming wideout, but if the Packers' 2013 season proved anything, it's that it's good to have depth everywhere, including receiver.

Matt Cassel likely to opt out and hit free agency
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 2:03pm

KSTP - [Full Article]

Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Matt Cassel has decided to void his contract for the 2014 season, a source with direct knowledge said in an email to KSTP.

Cassel has until Friday to void his contract, in which case he will become a free agent. There's still a possibility he can re-sign with the Vikings with different terms on the contract.

Fantasy Impact:

At this point, Cassel is the Vikings' best bet at QB heading into the 2014 season. We'll see if he returns on a two-year deal or perhaps a one-year deal at a higher salary. Greg Jennings averaged 5.9-70-.57 (fantasy WR2 numbers) in seven games where Cassel played heavy snaps.

Cordarrelle Patterson expected to start at split end
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 10:59am

ESPN - [Full Article]

In his first year in the NFL, Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson looked like a star in the making. Granted, much of his best work came as a kick returner, but Patterson had moments when he showed he could be a dangerous threat as a receiver, too -- most notably his 79-yard screen pass against the Ravens on Dec. 8. Patterson could be the Vikings' next iteration of Percy Harvin, and will likely be the team's starting split end for years to come. Greg Jennings had an underwhelming first year in Minnesota, but that was due largely to the uncertainty the Vikings had at quarterback; once Matt Cassel took over as the starter at the end of the season, Jennings took off, catching a career-high 11 passes in the Vikings' Dec. 15 win over the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact:

All arrows are pointing up for Patterson, who was the #10 WR from Week 10 to Week 17. He scored seven touchdowns in that span (three rush, four receiving) while racking up 29 catches for 323 yards to go along with 10 carries for 156 rushing yards. With Josh Gordon coming off of a breakout season under new Vikings OC Norv Turner, Patterson should be a fantasy starter sooner rather than later.

Christian Ponder suffers concussion
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 8:50pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder left the team's game with the Chicago Bears with a concussion just before halftime, and his status for next week is up in the air.

Ponder took a helmet-to-helmet hit on a two-yard completion to Greg Jennings near the end of the first half, and went to the locker room without his helmet to be evaluated.

Fantasy Impact:

After Ponder left the game, Matt Cassel led a 10-point comeback in the fourth quarter and eventually directed the Vikings to a 23-20 overtime win. Cassel threw for 243 yards in relief of Ponder. Josh Freeman would be the backup to Cassel if Ponder misses time. But it's a tough matchup at Baltimore in Week 14.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013, 7:56pm

Minneapolis Star-Tribune - [Full Article]

Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings (Achilles) also is listed as questionable but he told reporters Thursday that he definitely expects to play. Jennings was listed as probable against Seattle last week but he was made inactive on game day after experiencing a setback.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013, 8:58pm

Chris Tomasson on Twitter - [Full Article]

Vikings WR Greg Jennings had expected to play today but left Achilles still sore “It didn’t heal as well as we thought,’’ said Jennings who woke up sore.

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings is expected to play next week. After QB Christian Ponder was benched in favor of Matt Cassel, we'll have to wait and see who will be throwing him the ball in Week 12.

Greg Jennings OUT for Vikings
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:16pm

Vikings Inactives
Matt Asiata RB
Jeff Baca OG
Josh Freeman QB
Letroy Guion DT
Greg Jennings WR
Shaun Prater CB
Kyle Rudolph TE

Fantasy Impact:

Cordarrelle Patterson and Jerome Simpson to see more work for Vikings. John Carlson starts at TE with Rudolph out.

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Monday, November 4, 2013, 9:58am

ESPN - [Full Article]

It appears the Minnesota Vikings will have the same quarterback for the third straight game for just the second time this year when they face the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. And both times the Vikings have had that much consistency at quarterback, the starter has been Christian Ponder.

Coach Leslie Frazier said after Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys that "I don't see why we would make a change" before Thursday's game. Ponder went 25-for-37 for 236 yards on Sunday, throwing a 31-yard touchdown to Kyle Rudolph and running for another one, posting his highest QB Rating of the year (70.3). But he was hit as he threw a fourth-quarter interception, fumbled in the end zone as he was sacked and missed Greg Jennings on a deep shot after A.J. Jefferson intercepted Tony Romo with 4:29 left.

Fantasy Impact:

HC Leslie Frazier said he didn't see why he would make a change away from Ponder. The Vikes play Thursday night this week. Ponder was 25-for-37 for 236 yards with a passing and running TD. As the story points out, he also threw a pick, fumbled in the end zone and missed Greg Jennings on a deep ball late in the game.

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