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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.


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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago

Adam Thielen Sees Team-High Eight Targets

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen had a decent fantasy outing in Week 2, catching five of eight targets for 75 yards in Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Though quarterback Kirk Cousins attempted 32 passes, he only completed 14 of them and had an awful day finding his receivers downfield. The inconsistency from... Read More

4 months ago

Stefon Diggs Hauls In 45-Yard Touchdown

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught just one of his seven targets for a 49-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Though Diggs saw plenty of targets, Kirk Cousins was abysmal all afternoon and the pair were unable to get anything else going on the road against the Packers Defense. Diggs caught another touchdown in... Read More

4 months ago

Kirk Cousins Totals Three Turnovers In Loss

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had a brutal game on Sunday, completing 14 of 32 passes (44%) for 230 yards, one passing touchdown and two interceptions on the day. Cousins also fumbled twice (losing one) and appeared rattled all game with terrible decisions and wild overthrows and underthrows serving as the norm for the eighth-year... Read More

4 months ago

Dalvin Cook Has Huge Game In Week 2

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook rushed 20 times for 154 yards (7.7 YPC) and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He also caught 3-of-3 targets for 37 yards. Cook's big day included a career-high 75-yard touchdown run in the second quarter as he again looked very explosive and displayed... Read More

5 months ago


Minnesota Vikings Defense A Top-12 Start In Week 2

The Minnesota Vikings Defense faces off with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on the road in Week 2. The Packers and their new head coach Matt LaFleur racked up just 10 points and 213 yards in Week 1's win against the Chicago Bears. They looked out-of-sync all night and are facing a stiff... Read More

5 months ago

Stefon Diggs In WR2 Territory For Week 2

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs should be viewed as a WR2 ahead of Week 2's matchup against the Green Bay Packers, as he appears fully healthy and figures to see more than the two targets he received in Week 1's run-heavy game. His potential CB-matchups are also favorable (he toasted Jaire Alexander for 8/77/1... Read More

5 months ago

Gauging Trust Levels in Cubs’ Starting Pitchers

The Chicago Cubs are currently sitting at 78-68 and in a tie for the second wild-card spot with the Milwaukee Brewers. They're two games ahead of the New York Mets, while the Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies are still hanging around at 2.5 and 3.5 games back, respectively. With just 16 games remaining, the Cubs... Read More

5 months ago

Kyle Rudolph An Unappealing TE2 in Week 2

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is a touchdown-dependent, low-end TE2 entering Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers. Rudolph was only targeted once and didn't make the catch, though the Vikings only passed 10 times in Week 1 due to game flow. The passing attempts will increase in Week 2, but Rudolph still doesn't... Read More

5 months ago

Adam Thielen A Top-End WR2 Against Packers

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen had an efficient game in Week 1, catching three of three targets for 43 yards and a receiving touchdown. Thielen had a productive fantasy day despite Kirk Cousins throwing just 10 times, a number that will surely rise against the Packers in Week 2. The Packers Defense looked great... Read More

5 months ago


Dalvin Cook An RB1 Play In Week 2

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook looked great in Week 1, rushing 21 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns in a dominant 28-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons. He added two receptions for nine yards. Cook finished RB5 in half-PPR leagues, showing off elite explosiveness and vision in the Vikings new zone-blocking scheme. He's... Read More

5 months ago

Kirk Cousins A Low-End QB2 Against Packers

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was a fantasy disappointment in Week 1, passing for just 98 yards on a career-low 10 attempts against the Falcons. His low-usage was due to the Vikes being up early, and it's far more likely that Cousins will need to throw more against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2.... Read More

5 months ago

Kyle Rudolph Not Involved In Week 1

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was very quiet on Sunday, failing to haul in his only target in the 28-12 win. The Vikings held an early lead and featured a run-heavy attack all afternoon, which resulted in Kirk Cousins throwing just 10 times for 98 yards in the game. Though Rudolph played every offensive snap,... Read More

5 months ago

Alexander Mattison Efficient On Limited Touches

Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Alexander Mattison had himself a nice NFL debut, rushing nine times for 49 yards (5.4 YPC) in the Vikings 28-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Mattison didn't see any targets, but his nine attempts were an encouraging sign as he operated as Dalvin Cook's backup in a game dominated by... Read More

5 months ago

Minnesota Vikings Defense Impressive In Debut

The Minnesota Vikings Defense started the 2019 season on a very positive note, registering four sacks, two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and a blocked kick en route to a 28-12 victory against the Atlanta Falcons. Safety Anthony Harris snagged both of the interceptions, and the Vikings had the Falcons under pressure all afternoon. The Vikes... Read More

5 months ago


Stefon Diggs Quiet In Sunday's Win

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (hamstring) had a low-key game on Sunday, catching both of his targets for 37 yards in the 28-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Quarterback Kirk Cousins only threw 10 times for 98 passing yards, so Diggs' lack of production was more a result of the Vikes commitment to the run... Read More

5 months ago

Adam Thielen Notches Touchdown In Victory

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen led the receiving corps on Sunday, snagging all three of his targets for 43 yards and the team's only receiving touchdown. Thielen managed to come away from this game with a usable fantasy line despite quarterback Kirk Cousins passing for only 98 yards, which has to be considered a... Read More

5 months ago

Kirk Cousins Posts Modest Line In Win

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was 8-for-10 passing for 98 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, adding six carries for four yards and a rushing touchdown. Cousins was not required to throw much - the Vikings got out to an early lead and Dalvin Cook mostly took over from there. However, the 10 passing attempts... Read More

5 months ago

Dalvin Cook Goes Off Against Falcons

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had a huge game on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, rushing 21 times for 111 yards (5.3 YPC) and two rushing touchdowns. He also added two catches for nine yards in the Vikings 28-12 victory. The Vikings offensive line was opening up holes all day for Cook, who routinely... Read More

5 months ago

Minnesota Vikings Defense Not In Great Week 1 Spot

The Minnesota Vikings Defense have a tough task ahead of them as they take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1's tilt. The Falcons, who ranked sixth in yards-per-game and 10th in points-per-game in 2018, have a dangerous offense featuring Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and a healthy Devonta Freeman. The Vikings have an... Read More

5 months ago


Kyle Rudolph Not A Recommended Option In Week 1

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is not a recommended play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1's contest. The Falcons, despite being susceptible to the pass, only allowed six tight ends to eclipse 9.8 points in 2018. Rudolph remains the Vikings starting tight end, but rookie Irv Smith Jr. looms as a receiving threat... Read More

5 months ago

Adam Thielen A Low-End WR1 Against Falcons

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen tied the NFL record for consecutive 100-yard receiving games in 2018, and he'll look to get off to a hot start on Sunday afternoon against the Falcons. Though the Vikings may be looking to feature a more balanced offense this year, Thielen is a great candidate for 8-10 targets... Read More

5 months ago

Dalvin Cook A Top-Tier RB1 Against Falcons

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is primed for a big game to start the season, squaring off against an Atlanta Falcons Defense that got absolutely crushed by running backs in 2018. The Falcons allowed 10 top-10 finishes by running backs last year, and have been notorious for allowing tons of receiving yardage to the... Read More

5 months ago

Stefon Diggs Misses Practice On Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (hamstring) was held out of practice on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Courtney Cronin. Head coach Mike Zimmer said he anticipated he'd play on Sunday, but this is a situation to monitor closely leading up to game day. Diggs, assuming full health, is an upside WR2-play against an Atlanta Falcons... Read More

5 months ago

Dan Bailey A Decent Option In Week 1

Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey survived the Kaare Vedvik experiment and remains the team's starter at the position. Bailey had a shaky 2018 season with the Vikes, hitting just 5-of-11 field goals from 40 yards or more and registering a subpar 75% field goal percentage. His career average is 86.6%, but Bailey has been statistically... Read More

5 months ago


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