Week 9 at Kansas City Chiefs
Alexander Mattison has been a nice surprise for Minnesota in 2019. Despite the success of Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook, Mattison has still found a way to be successful, averaging 41 rushing yards per game. He's topped 50 yards in four games (and then one 49-yard game) and has a strong chance to hit that number this week against the Chiefs. Kansas City is allowing 145 rushing yards per game, which is third-highest in the league. Minnesota should be able to run it with both Cook and Mattison. Still, though, Mattison carries risk as a backup and should be viewed as a low-reward, low-end flex play this week.