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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 Posts Useful Week 5 Line In Victory

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins' performance through Week 4 had many fantasy managers writing him off, but he came through in a pretty big way in Week 5 against the New York Giants. Cousins was 22-of-27 (81%) passing for 306 yards and two touchdowns to Adam Thielen in a resounding 28-10 road win. Cousins took... Read More

2 months ago

Vikings Defense Dominates Giants In Week 5

The Minnesota Vikings Defense posted a solid overall effort in a 28-10 Week 5 win over the New York Giants. They held the Giants to just 211 total yards (3.4 yards per play), recorded four sacks, and linebacker Anthony Barr notched a safety and an interception in a stellar individual performance. The Vikings remain a... Read More

2 months ago

Adam Thielen Is A Solid WR2 In Week 5

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen profiles as a solid WR2 option in Week 5. The Vikings star receiver was critical of the offense (rightly so) after a frustrating Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears where he caught 2-of-6 targets for just six yards. Despite Thielen's comments and the team's recent drama, he is... Read More

2 months ago

Vikings Defense Poised For Useful Week 5

The Vikings Defense is in line for a productive Week 5 on the road against the New York Giants. The Giants have rookie quarterback Daniel Jones commanding the offense and he has looked solid, posting a 2-0 record against subpar competition (@TB, vs. WAS). The Vikings have a substantially better defense than the Bucs and... Read More

2 months ago

Kyle Rudolph Should Be Avoided In Week 5

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is not a recommended play in Week 5 on the road against the New York Giants. Though Rudolph is still playing a high percentage of snaps, he's close to being eclipsed by Irv Smith Jr. in the passing game and has just 32 scoreless receiving yards on seven targets... Read More

2 months ago

Dalvin Cook Remains Top-Tier RB1 In Week 5

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is a good bet to bounce back and offer elite RB1 value in Week 5. The New York Giants are much more vulnerable against the pass so far this season, but their linebacker core is banged up and Cook is still likely to see at least 20 touches as... Read More

2 months ago

Kirk Cousins Is A Mid-Tier QB2 Against Giants

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins looks to be a decent QB2 option in Week 5. The Vikings will face off with the New York Giants on the road as 4.5-point favorites, so there's a good chance that Cousins will need to throw as long as it stays a close contest. He hasn't played well in... Read More

2 months ago

Tyler Boyd Catches Three Of Six Targets In Loss

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd caught three of six targets for 33 yards in Week 4's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Boyd was surprisingly held in check despite the plus matchup, and fantasy owners have to be disappointed with the lack of involvement after Boyd saw 12, 10 and 11 targets in the previous... Read More

2 months ago

Joe Mixon Totals 63 Yards As Offense Sputters

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon carried 15 times for 62 yards (4.1 yards per carry) and hauled in four of five targets for one yard in Monday's 27-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals offense had a really tough night, as they were only able to generate 175 total yards and were forced... Read More

2 months ago

Kyle Rudolph Held To One Catch In Loss

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph hauled in his only target for 12 receiving yards in Week 4's 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears. Rudolph's lack of involvement through four weeks is beyond concerning as he's racked up a grand total of seven targets, catching five for a mere 32 yards. Rudolph can be safely... Read More

2 months ago

Alexander Mattison Quiet In Week 4 Loss

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison rushed two times for five yards in Week 4's loss to the Chicago Bears. He added one catch for eight yards on his only target. Mattison only played 6-of-62 (10%) offensive snaps with the Vikings playing from behind for the majority of the contest. The rookie out of Boise... Read More

2 months ago

Stefon Diggs Tallies 108 Yards On Seven Catches

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught 7-of-7 targets for 108 yards in a 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 4. Diggs' seven targets trailed only Dalvin Cook's eight targets, and Diggs was the lone bright spot in the receiving game, piling up 91 yards on five catches in the second half alone.... Read More

2 months ago

Dalvin Cook Productive Despite Offensive Struggles

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook delivered a solid fantasy performance on Sunday, rushing 14 times for 35 yards and a touchdown and catching six-of-eight targets for 35 yards in a 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears. Though Cook didn't deliver a monster rushing line, fantasy owners will surely take his six receptions and a... Read More

2 months ago

Kirk Cousins Posts Empty Week 4 Line

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 27-of-36 passes for 233 yards in Sunday's 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears. He was sacked six times and fumbled twice, losing one in the third quarter on a Khalil Mack strip sack. Cousins missed open receivers on more than a few occasions and appeared to be very bothered... Read More

2 months ago

Irv Smith Jr. Flashes Potential In Rout

Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. caught three of three targets for 60 yards in a dominating Week 3 win over the Oakland Raiders. Smith also had a big play called back due to a penalty in the contest, and it's already crystal clear that the athletic rookie is a far superior receiver to... Read More

3 months ago

Dan Bailey Hits Two Field Goals In Week 3

Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey had a productive outing in Week 3's 34-14 win over the Raiders, nailing field goals from 24 and 50 yards in addition to going 4-for-4 on extra-point attempts. It was an encouraging performance from the nine-year veteran after missing an extra-point attempt and a 47-yarder in Green Bay in Week... Read More

3 months ago

Chad Beebe Carted To Locker Room

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chad Beebe (ankle) was carted to the locker room in the third quarter of Sunday's 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders. Beebe didn't have a target in the contest. Olabisi Johnson stepped in as the third receiver in his absence - we should get an update on the severity of Beebe's... Read More

3 months ago

Minnesota Vikings Defense Puts Up Four Sacks

The Minnesota Vikings Defense shut down the Oakland Raiders en route to a 34-14 win at home in Week 3. They picked up four sacks and an interception, though they also gave up a garbage-time touchdown with two minutes left and fantasy managers probably wanted a few more turnovers in this favorable matchup. Start the... Read More

3 months ago

Alexander Mattison Notches First Career Touchdown

Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Alexander Mattison rushed 12 times for 58 yards (4.8 YPC) and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders. His first NFL touchdown came on an impressive 10-yard run in the third quarter, and Mattison has proven to be a rock-solid backup to starter Dalvin Cook through three... Read More

3 months ago

Stefon Diggs Stymied On Sunday

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs was quiet on Sunday, catching 3-of-3 targets for just 15 yards in the 34-14 win. Diggs was a victim of game script as the Vikings jumped out to an early 21-0 lead and leaned on the run game for most of the contest. The low volume is officially a... Read More

3 months ago

Adam Thielen Totals Two Touchdowns In Week 3

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen hauled in 3-of-5 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, tacking on a one-yard rushing touchdown for good measure. Thielen hauled in a 35-yard touchdown from Kirk Cousins in the first quarter and surprised the entire Raiders Defense by taking a sneaky end-around in for a goal-line... Read More

3 months ago

Kirk Cousins Throws One Touchdown In Win

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 15-of-21 passes for 174 yards and a first-quarter touchdown to Adam Thielen in Sunday's 34-14 win. Cousins again wasn't asked to do much as the rushing attack and defense took control of the game early and never let go. Cousins did look much better against the Raiders bottom-tier defense,... Read More

3 months ago

Dalvin Cook Notches Third Straight 100-Yard Game

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook rushed 16 times for 110 yards and a touchdown in a 34-14 route over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Cook also caught 4-of-5 targets for 33 yards in the contest. He would have had an even bigger day if not for Alexander Mattison and receiver Adam Thielen vulturing rushing... Read More

3 months ago

Kyle Rudolph Is Unexciting Week 3 Option

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has caught 3-of-6 targets for nine receiving yards through two weeks. He has fallen into the touchdown-dependent desperation-play territory as he just isn't seeing enough usage to be fantasy-relevant. The Vikings are big favorites (-9) at home, so it seems likely that Rudolph will be run-blocking much more often... Read More

3 months ago

Minnesota Vikings Defense In Great Week 3 Spot

The Minnesota Vikings have been lights-out on defense at home during the Mike Zimmer era, and that is unlikely to change in Week 3 against an overmatched Oakland Raiders offensive attack. The Vikings have allowed just 16.5 points/game to the Falcons and the Packers and have racked up six sacks, five turnovers, and a blocked... Read More

3 months ago

Adam Thielen Remains On WR1/WR2 Borderline

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has seen his production capped by Kirk Cousins' rough start, though he secured 5-of-8 targets for 75 yards in Week 2. He has a golden opportunity to break out in Week 3's tilt as the Vikings will face the Raiders and their tissue-soft secondary at home. Thielen lines up... Read More

3 months ago

Stefon Diggs A Solid WR2 In Week 3

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is coming off a Week 2 performance where he caught just 1-of-7 targets, but the catch resulted in a 49-yard touchdown that saved his fantasy day. He had another touchdown called back in the contest. Diggs has been a victim of Cousins' erratic play and low passing volume, but... Read More

3 months ago

Dalvin Cook A High-End RB1 Against Raiders

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is leading the league in rushing through two weeks, carrying 41 times for 265 yards (6.5 YPC) and three touchdowns. His 20.5 attempts/game only trails Marlon Mack, and his three runs of 20 or more yards also lead the NFL. Minnesota has run the highest percentage of run plays... Read More

3 months ago

Kirk Cousins A Decent QB2 In Week 3

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is coming off a brutal performance in Week 2, but there's some reason for optimism heading into Week 3. The Raiders have been dreadful against the pass so far, allowing 342.5 yards/game and a 68% completion percentage facing Joe Flacco and Patrick Mahomes. They don't have an imposing pass-rush, either,... Read More

3 months ago

Minnesota Vikings Defense Subpar In Week 2

The Minnesota Vikings Defense got off to a rough start, allowing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to jump out to a quick 21-0 lead in the first quarter. They righted the ship after that, though, holding the Packers scoreless for the rest of the contest. They also notched two sacks, recovered two fumbles,... Read More

3 months ago

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