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 Stats > Matt Cassel  
 
Quarterback, Minnesota Vikings

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Draft: 2005 Round 7 (16)
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 230 DOB: 1982-05-17 Age: 32
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#27 5 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2005 NE 3 0 13 24 54.2 183 2 1 6 13 2.2 0 18.5 6.2
2006 NE 6 0 5 8 62.5 32 0 0 2 4 2.0 0 2.0 0.3
2007 NE 6 0 4 7 57.1 38 0 1 4 12 3.0 1 9.1 1.5
2008 NE 16 15 328 518 63.3 3,693 21 11 76 271 3.6 2 307.8 19.2
2009 KC 15 15 271 493 55.0 2,924 16 16 50 196 3.9 0 229.8 15.3
2010 KC 15 15 262 450 58.2 3,116 27 7 33 125 3.8 0 276.3 18.4
2011 KC 9 9 160 269 59.5 1,713 10 9 25 99 4.0 0 135.6 15.1
2012 MIN 9 0 161 277 58.1 1,796 6 12 27 145 5.4 1 134.3 14.9
2012 (Projected) MIN     299 507 59.0 3,245 22 13 23 84 3.7 0 258.7  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Chiefs offensive production went south when Cassel was lost for the season in Week 10 due to a broken hand but Kansas City was hardly an offensive powerhouse with Cassel in the lineup. Even with the teamís most dynamic offensive player Jamaal Charles lost for the season in Week 2, former head coach Todd Haley still leaned heavily on the run game with Cassel failing to top 200 passing yards in five of his nine starts and also failing to top 300 passing yards once. With Haley gone and new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll running the show, the teamís production in the passing game isnít likely to see a huge increase. Dabollís preference is to run the ball heavily and utilize plenty of short passes. While that may play to Casselís strengths (although that is half-hearted praise given his completion percentage of 57.2% as a Chief), it isnít going to turn him into a useful option as your fantasy quarterback. Cassel rates as a lower tier QB2 in 12-team leagues.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Matt Cassel
QB2QB2 Teddy Bridgewater
QB3QB3 Christian Ponder
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Matt Cassel named starting QB in Minnesota     -- Mon Aug 25 8:45 am --

Bridgewater No. 2
Vikings players were informed this morning that Matt Cassel will be the starting QB in Minnesota over Teddy Bridgewater. (Jay Glazer via Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Not much of a surprise here. Cassel will begin the season as the Vikings starting QB with rookie Teddy Bridgewater holding down the backup role. Cassel has solid weapons around him including one of the better running backs in the game, but his inconsistent play makes him nothing more than a QB2 for fantasy purposes. Cassel posted 1807 yards, 11 TDs, 9 INTs in nine games last season.
Cassel the "heavy favorite" to start for Vikings     -- Mon Jul 21 4:45 pm --

Rookie Bridgewater nipping at his heels
Matt Cassel, a 10th-year veteran with 68 NFL starts, is the heavy favorite to start entering camp after re-signing on a two-year, $10.5 million contract in March. But Teddy Bridgewater got some first-team reps during offseason practices and acquitted himself well. The Vikings report to camp Thursday, but Bridgewater arrived early to work with teammate Kyle Rudolph, among others, at Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald's annual workouts at the University of Minnesota. (USA Today)

FF Today's Take: HC Mike Zimmer has said he won't name a starter early in camp. Cassel may be a better fit for OC Norv Turner's vertical-based offense and the presumptive Week 1 starter, but Bridgewater is a good bet to take over the starting job at some point during the season because he is a much better decision-maker. With the plethora of weapons in Minnesota and Turner calling the shots, the winner of this race is well-positioned to be a solid QB2 in fantasy.

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