Christian Ponder Fantasy: Effective, But Unspectacular

If Christian Ponder is your starting fantasy quarterback, you're probably pretty happy with his performance on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Ponder threw for 236 yards and a touchdown on 18 of 28 passing. Not a great day, but nothing to be too worried about either.

With the team struggling with Donovan McNabb under center, the Minnesota Vikings turned to Ponder as their full-time starter in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers. In his limited appearances he has looked just like a rookie quarterback should, going 22-for-49 passing for 318 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Anybody considering Ponder for fantasy purposes must be in a deep two-QB league. Otherwise there really isn't any reason that an unproven rookie should be on your radar. Look for the Vikings to emphasize the running game while Ponder gets his feet wet.

For more on Ponder and his matchup with the Panthers, check out our Vikings blog, Daily Norseman, and our Panthers blog blog, Cat Scratch Reader.    

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