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About Kyle Ringstad - RotoBaller

Dedicated DFS and roto-league player, focusing on MLB, NFL, and NBA. Diehard Minnesota sports fan (Vikings, T-Wolves, Twins, Wild, Lynx, UMD Bulldogs Hockey)

Kyle Ringstad - RotoBaller has written 427 articles so far, you can find them below.


Jonnu Smith Is A Viable Contrarian Play

Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith hauled in a beautiful one-handed touchdown grab in last week's win over the Ravens, showcasing his elite athleticism at the position. That being said, he only has four targets and 21 receiving yards in the playoffs, which is nothing to write home about. The entire offense has taken a... Read More

6 days ago

A.J. Brown Is A Tournament-Only Option

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown had a superb regular season, one that may result in a Rookie of the Year nod. However, he has caught just two of four targets for a mere 13 scoreless yards in the Titans' two playoff games as running back Derrick Henry has siphoned all of the fantasy juice... Read More

6 days ago

Vikings Defense Allows 185 Rushing Yards

The Minnesota Vikings Defense ended the season on a less-than-stellar note, allowing 27 points and a whopping 185 rushing yards in a 27-10 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. They notched an interception, a fumble recovery, and two sacks, but they gave us chunk gains on the ground all day and lost the time of... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kyle Rudolph Quiet In Defeat

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph had a tough ending to his season as he caught just two of three targets for four yards in the 27-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Rudolph's low volume was a product of the Vikings' inability to get anything going all day as the 49ers Defense held Kirk... Read More

2 weeks ago

Adam Thielen Has Five Catches For 50 Yards

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught five of seven targets for 50 yards in a 27-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. Thielen didn't appear to be slowed down by his recent injury but was unable to get much going as the 49ers Defense suffocated the Vikings offense all game long. Thielen... Read More

2 weeks ago


Stefon Diggs Has Productive Game

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught two of five targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-10 defeat against the San Francisco 49ers. Diggs was the only productive player for the Vikings from a fantasy standpoint as he caught a 41-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Diggs finished with 63 catches for... Read More

2 weeks ago

Dalvin Cook Gets Shut Down In Defeat

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had nine carries for 18 yards in a 27-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He added six catches on eight targets for eight yards. Cook was continuously stymied by unrelenting 49ers' defensive front as the Vikings' offensive line was simply overmatched. This was an absolutely miserable ending to... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kirk Cousins Held To 172 Yards In Loss

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 21 of 29 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown in a 27-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional round. He also tossed one interception in the defeat. The 49ers Defense pressured Cousins all game long, and the Vikings' inability to get the running game going... Read More

2 weeks ago

Adam Thielen Is Active Against 49ers

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (ankle) is active for Saturday's Divisional round matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Thielen suffered a cut to his ankle on Wednesday that required stitches, but he will suit up for the do-or-die game, as expected. Stefon Diggs (illness) is also active. Both receivers face a daunting matchup in... Read More

2 weeks ago

Vikings Defense Could Have Sneaky Value

The Minnesota Vikings Defense has a chance to produce sneaky value in Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. They showed out in the wild-card round as they shut down the high-powered New Orleans Saints offense, picking up three sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery in the process. This week they'll face... Read More

2 weeks ago


Kyle Rudolph Has Some Tournament Appeal

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph caught four of seven targets for 31 yards and the game-winning touchdown in a 26-20 win over the Saints in the wild-card round. Backup Irv Smith Jr. didn't see a target in the game. The San Francisco 49ers Defense is stellar against tight ends and will be welcoming stud... Read More

2 weeks ago

Adam Thielen Is A Risky DFS Option

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (ankle) is projected to be a high-risk start for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Thielen suffered a cut to his ankle in Wednesday's practice and did not practice on Thursday, but he is still expected to suit up for the pivotal playoff contest. Thielen is... Read More

2 weeks ago

Dalvin Cook Rolls On As A Top Option

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was fed 31 touches and turned them into 130 yards and two touchdowns in a wild-card win. He travels cross country on five days rest to face the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round -- a team that ranks 11th in rush DVOA but has given up at... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kirk Cousins Faces Stiff Test On Saturday

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins proved legions of doubters wrong in a thrilling 26-20 overtime win in the wild-card round over the New Orleans Saints. However, he finished with underwhelming fantasy numbers, as he threw for just 242 yards and one touchdown in the victory. Saturday's Divisional Round matchup won't prove to be any easier.... Read More

2 weeks ago

Vikings Defense Excels Against Saints

The Minnesota Vikings Defense had a superb game in the 26-20 overtime win in the Wild Card round over the New Orleans Saints. Danielle Hunter forced a fumble which Jalyn Holmes recovered, Anthony Harris notched his seventh interception of the year, and the Hunter/Griffen combo combined for 3 sacks on the day. Holding the Saints... Read More

3 weeks ago


Kyle Rudolph Scores Game-Winner

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph caught four of seven targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in a 26-20 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints. Rudolph's score came on a four-yard fade to walk-off as Wild Card round victors. Rudolph finished second on the team in targets and has now scored seven touchdowns... Read More

3 weeks ago

Adam Thielen Rebounds For Huge Game

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught seven of nine targets for 129 yards in a 26-20 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints. He also rushed once for three yards and lost a fumble after a short catch on the first drive of the game. Thielen dove to haul in a beautifully thrown 43-yard... Read More

3 weeks ago

Dalvin Cook Racks Up Two More Touchdowns

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook rushed 28 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-20 Wild Card round win over the New Orleans Saints. He also caught three of five targets for 36 yards in the victory. Cook rushed for a 3.4 yards per carry average but definitely made his presence known... Read More

3 weeks ago

Stefon Diggs Held In Check In Victory

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught two of three targets for 19 yards in Sunday's exhilarating overtime win over the New Orleans Saints. Diggs wasn't involved in the offense and was visibly frustrated on the sideline at multiple points in the game. He was being successfully shadowed by Janoris Jenkins for the majority of... Read More

3 weeks ago

Kirk Cousins Is Held To One Touchdown

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was 19-for-31 passing for 242 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 26-20 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings went run-heavy in this one, feeding Dalvin Cook for 28 carries and five other players for 10 carries in an absolutely thrilling victory on the road. Cousins was a... Read More

3 weeks ago


Laquon Treadwell Is Inactive

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is inactive for Sunday's Wild Card contest against the New Orleans Saints. Treadwell would've been a very risky hail-mary type option in daily fantasy formats as it was, but the Vikings are rolling with just four receivers today in Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Olabisi Johnson, and Alexander Hollins. Pivoting... Read More

3 weeks ago

Adam Thielen Is A Risky Tournament Option

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen profiles as a high-risk, tournament-only option for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Thielen has missed a lot of action since injuring his hamstring in Week 7 and has been disappointing in his last three games played with just six catches and 66 scoreless yards. He's a... Read More

3 weeks ago

Vikings Defense Is Short-Handed Versus Saints

The Minnesota Vikings Defense will be playing with depleted secondary depth on Sunday, as cornerbacks Mackenzie Alexander (knee) and Mike Hughes (neck) have been ruled out against the New Orleans Saints. First-team All-Pro Eric Kendricks (quadriceps) wasn't listed on the team's final injury report, which is clearly a huge boost for this defense. However, the... Read More

3 weeks ago

Stefon Diggs Has Upside Against Saints

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs projects as a lower-owned, high-upside tournament option in daily fantasy formats on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. There's an above-average chance that cornerback Marshon Lattimore will be shadowing him, but Diggs has torched the Saints recently as he's averaging 7.6 catches, 116.3 yards, and 1.3 touchdowns over the... Read More

3 weeks ago

Kirk Cousins Is A Tournament Option

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins projects as a solid tournament option in daily fantasy formats on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Cousins has been struggling after going off for an 18/1 TD/INT ratio in a seven-game stretch before their Week 12 bye, but he will finally have top weapons Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook... Read More

3 weeks ago


Olabisi Johnson Has Three Catches In Defeat

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Olabisi Johnson caught three of four targets for 34 yards in Week 17's 21-19 loss to the Chicago Bears. Johnson definitely received an increased role with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs sidelined, but he was unable to make much of an impact as Sean Mannion struggled to find receivers downfield and... Read More

4 weeks ago

Dan Bailey Is Perfect Again In Loss

Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey hit all four of his field-goal attempts as well as his only extra-point attempt in Week 17's 21-19 loss to the Chicago Bears. Bailey hit from 34, 37, 38, and 39 yards to boost his season field goal percentage rate over 93%. Bailey was given plenty of chances with Sean... Read More

4 weeks ago

Mike Boone Explodes In Week 17

Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone carried 17 times for 148 yards and a touchdown in Week 17's narrow loss to the Chicago Bears. He added two catches for 12 yards. Boone got another start and certainly made the most of his opportunity after falling flat and getting benched in Week 16. Boone was also... Read More

4 weeks ago

Sean Mannion Unspectacular In Defeat

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sean Mannion was 12-for-21 passing for 126 yards and two interceptions in a 21-19 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 17. Mannion, making his second career start, wasn't asked to do much as the Vikings employed a run-heavy scheme with Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah. His two interceptions, subpar completion rate,... Read More

4 weeks ago

Olabisi Johnson Could See Increased Volume

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Olabisi Johnson is in consideration as a daily fantasy option in Week 17. Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook (shoulder) have been ruled out, and sources are reporting that the Vikings gave a large share of practice reps to backups this week. This could be an indication that the team plans to... Read More

4 weeks ago


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