Alexander Mattison Expected to Play vs Broncos

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The Minnesota Vikings won’t have superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson vs the Denver Broncos but, according to Adam Schefter (ESPN) they will have running back Alexander Mattison, who has cleared concussion protocol and is expected to suit up for Sunday Night Football.

Alexander Mattison expected to play for Minnesota Vikings

Obviously, head injuries are no joke and every sane Vikings fan on the planet wants Alex to fully recover from the concussion he suffered last weekend. But from a football standpoint, I’m not sure Mattison’s presence in the backfield helps Minnesota all that much, beyond adding more depth at the position.

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Everyone was excited to see Ty Chandler as the team’s RB1, given the utter mediocrity brought to the table by Mattison, so far this season. We’ll see how Mattison’s availability changes Kevin O’Connell’s plans but one thing is for sure, fantasy football managers are not happy tonight.

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