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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 356 articles so far, you can find them below.


Kirk Cousins Has Third Straight Big Game

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 24-of-34 passes for 337 yards and four touchdowns in Week 7's 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions. Cousins was on point all afternoon, completing passes to seven different receivers and benefiting from the play-action game repeatedly as the Lions Defense had no answer. Cousins put up a solid QB1... Read More

2 months ago

Adam Thielen Out For Rest Of Contest

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (hamstring) will not return in Week 7's road contest against the Detroit Lions. Thielen made a beautiful toe-tap touchdown catch near the end of the first quarter but he collided with the wall and was pulled from the game. Thielen had caught 1-of-2 targets for 25 yards and a... Read More

2 months ago

Adam Thielen Is Questionable To Return With Hamstring Injury

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (hamstring) exited the game after catching a touchdown pass and colliding with the wall toward the end of the first quarter. The 25-yard touchdown was Thielen's first catch on two targets. He did not return for the Vikings' next offensive drive and is questionable to return. Olabisi Johnson steps... Read More

2 months ago

Vikings Defense Is In A Solid Spot Against Lions

The Vikings Defense is again ranking among the NFL's best through six weeks. They rank fifth in yards allowed per game (310.3), fifth in yards allowed per play (4.8), sixth in points allowed per game (15.5), and 10th in sacks (17). They face the Detroit Lions on the road in Week 7 in a pivotal... Read More

2 months ago

Alexander Mattison Is A Desperation Flex Play In Week 7

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison remains the clear backup to starter Dalvin Cook, but the rookie has started to emerge as a player who could be used as a bye-week streamer in favorable matchups. Mattison rushed 14 times for 63 yards in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles, a team that ranks among the... Read More

2 months ago


Stefon Diggs Is Back On WR2 Radar In Week 7

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs should be started as a low-end WR2 in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. He went nuclear in Week 6 with seven catches for 167 yards and three touchdowns, but the Lions Defense is tough against outside receivers and there's a chance that he's shadowed by shutdown corner Darius... Read More

2 months ago

Kyle Rudolph Is Not Worth Considering In Week 7

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is not a player you need to force into lineups in Week 7. Rudolph caught 3-of-3 targets for 36 yards in his best game of 2019 in Week 6. He has just nine catches this year and his average target distance is 2.2 yards. He's still playing at least... Read More

2 months ago

Adam Thielen Is A Mid-Range WR2 Against Lions

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has caught 13 of 16 targets for 187 yards and three touchdowns over the last two games (Giants and Eagles). Week 7's matchup is a bit less favorable, however, as the Lions have been stingy against outside wide receivers with top cornerbacks Darius Slay and Rashaan Melvin. However, Thielen... Read More

2 months ago

Dalvin Cook Primed For Huge Week 7

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is in line for a monster game in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. The Lions Defense has already given up seven rushing touchdowns and are allowing 5.1 yards per carry and 133.8 rushing yards per game. They've also allowed a running back to score at least 20 PPR... Read More

2 months ago

Kirk Cousins Is A High-End QB2 In Week 7

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has provided an uptick in production the last two weeks, compiling 639 passing yards and a 6/1 TD/INT ratio in wins against the Giants and the Eagles. Cousins will look to keep it going against the Detroit Lions in Week 7 on the road in what should be a close... Read More

2 months ago


Kyle Rudolph Has Three Grabs For 36 Yards In Win

Minnesota Vikings tight end caught 3-of-3 targets for 36 yards in a Week 6 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. This was Rudolph's best game this season by quite a large margin, which just reinforces that he can't be trusted as a starting tight end even with the position being as shallow as it is. He... Read More

2 months ago

Laquon Treadwell Hauls In One Catch In Victory

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell caught his only target for 15 yards in Week 6's 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Treadwell played 7-of-71 (10%) offensive snaps operating as the fourth receiver and hasn't been in on more than 15% of snaps in a game since being re-signed prior to Week 4. Treadwell will... Read More

2 months ago

Alexander Mattison Impresses In Week 6

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison carried 14 times for 63 yards in Week 7's 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He only received two fewer carries than Dalvin Cook even though this was a relatively pass-heavy game and he outgained Cook on the ground by 22 yards. Mattison is emerging as a desperation RB3-play... Read More

2 months ago

Adam Thielen Catches Fifth Touchdown In Win Over Eagles

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught 6-of-8 targets for 57 yards and one receiving touchdown in Week 6's 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Thielen and Kirk Cousins connected on a six-yard touchdown in the first quarter but it was all Stefon Diggs and his career-best day from there (seven catches for 167 yards... Read More

2 months ago

Dalvin Cook Scores Sixth Rushing Touchdown

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook carried 16 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in a Week 6 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Cook also caught both of his targets for 13 receiving yards. The Vikings opted to win this game through the air and it worked, though Cook's fantasy owners would've liked to... Read More

2 months ago


Stefon Diggs Breaks Out For 167 Yards And Three Touchdowns

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught 7-of-11 targets for 167 yards and three touchdowns in Week 6's 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He also had two carries for 18 yards in the win. Diggs and Cousins were feeling the chemistry today as they connected for scores of 62 yards and 51 yards in... Read More

2 months ago

Kirk Cousins Throws Four Touchdowns In Victory

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had his second straight impressive performance in Week 6, completing 22-of-27 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He threw one touchdown to Adam Thielen and three to Stefon Diggs as the Vikings were able to dice up the injury-riddled Eagles secondary... Read More

2 months ago

Kirk Cousins Is A Decent QB2 Option In Week 6

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins could be in line for a second straight usable fantasy performance in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Though the Eagles have the fourth-best pass rush (per PFF), they've been decimated by injuries to their secondary and had allowed the fourth-most passing touchdowns (nine) prior to facing Luke Falk in... Read More

2 months ago

Adam Thielen Is An Upside WR2 In Week 6

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen missed practice on Thursday but returned for Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's matchup at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. Thielen is coming off a monster 130-yard, two-touchdown game against the New York Giants and will have another favorable matchup in Week 6 - the Eagles were allowing... Read More

2 months ago

Vikings Defense Is A Low-End Starting Option Against Eagles

The Vikings Defense is a unit that you're generally starting regardless of the matchup, but expectations should be lowered slightly for Week 6's home tilt against the Philadelphia Eagles. Carson Wentz and company rank seventh in the NFL with 28.2 points/game and have a few dangerous weapons in Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, and Miles Sanders.... Read More

2 months ago


Kyle Rudolph Is A Touchdown-Dependent TE2 in Week 6

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has been close to non-existent from a fantasy football perspective so far this year, catching 6-of-8 targets for 36 scoreless yards in five games played. He has been on the field for at least 84% of offensive snaps in each game but is being asked to block on most... Read More

2 months ago

Alexander Mattison Is Not A Streaming Option Against Eagles

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison is not a player to consider for starting lineups in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Mattison is having a very solid season as the backup to Dalvin Cook as he's averaging 5.6 yards per carry and has received seven or more carries in 3-of-5 games. He had four... Read More

2 months ago

Dalvin Cook Is A Rock-Solid RB1 In Week 6

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is averaging 108.4 rushing yards/game and 5.9 yards per carry through five weeks. He also has five rushing touchdowns and has seen at least five targets in three consecutive games - you're starting him as your RB1 in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Expectations should be slightly tempered,... Read More

2 months ago

Stefon Diggs Has WR2 Potential Against Eagles

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs has had a rough start to the season as he has totaled just one touchdown and one game with over 50 receiving yards. The Philadelphia Eagles and their forgiving secondary await in Week 6, and Diggs should be able to take advantage of potential matchups with Orlando Scandrick and... Read More

2 months ago

Alexander Mattison Rushes For 52 Yards In Week 5

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison rushed seven times for 52 yards in Week 5's victory over the New York Giants. He did not receive a target in the game. Mattison did most of his damage in the second half when the Vikings had a sizeable lead and were looking to milk the clock, which... Read More

2 months ago


Dan Bailey Nails Four Field Goals In 28-10 Win

Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey had a great game on Sunday, hitting all four of his field goal attempts and both extra points in a 28-10 victory over the New York Giants. Bailey was very busy in Week 5, knocking in field goals from 31, 48, 32, and 45 yards in a confidence-boosting performance for... Read More

2 months ago

Stefon Diggs Catches Four Passes For 44 Yards

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught 3-of-4 targets for 44 scoreless yards in Week 5's 28-10 win over the New York Giants. Diggs was recently fined over $200,000 for his unexcused absence from practice and both Diggs and Mike Zimmer were noncommittal of his playing status throughout the week, but he started and played... Read More

2 months ago

Olabisi Johnson Hauls In Four Catches Against Giants

Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Olabisi Johnson had his first impactful game as a pro, snagging all four of his targets for 43 yards in Sunday's Week 5 win. Johnson worked in as the third receiver and certainly made the most of his increased opportunity against the lousy Giants secondary. Though Johnson tied Stefon Diggs... Read More

2 months ago

Adam Thielen Explodes For 130 Yards and Two Touchdowns

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught 7-of-8 targets for 130 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 5 win over the New York Giants. Thielen was making plays all over the place against the weak Giants secondary and made it look easy on his scores in the first and third quarters. Thielen was critical... Read More

2 months ago

Dalvin Cook Cruises To Giant Week 5 Total

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had another monster performance in Week 5's road win over the New York Giants. He rushed 21 times for 132 yards (6.3 yards per carry) and caught all six of his targets for 86 yards in the victory. Cook again looked extremely explosive while displaying great vision all game... Read More

2 months ago


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