Vikings vs. Texans: Fantasy football projections featuring Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson, Andre Johnson


We break down the pertinent fantasy projections for the Week 16 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans.

The Houston Texans host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16. There is a lot on the line here for both teams--the Texans can lock up the No. 1 seed with a win, while the Vikings look to stay in the hunt for the final Wild Card spot. This is a fantastic matchup for fantasy purposes with lots of marquee names involved, so expect some fireworks for the fantasy Super Bowl. In order to help you set the optimal playoff lineup, we've got player projections courtesy of numberFire.

Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson looks to continue his run at history--he needs 293 yards to break Eric Dickerson's single-season record. The Texans defense is ostensibly a tough matchup, but Purple Jesus is matchup-proof and Houston has been vulnerable since losing Brian Cushing for the year.

Peterson is literally the entire Vikings' offense--nobody else on this unit is worth starting in championship week.

Houston Texans

Arian Foster shook off a late-season slump to rack up 165 yards against the Colts last week. His high workload remains a concern, but Houston has given no indication of pulling the brakes. Foster is leading the league in touchdowns and remains a no-brainer RB1 as long as he's toting the rock.

Andre Johnson is on an absolute tear in the second half of the season. He's on pace to join Marvin Harrison as the only players to post 100 catches and 1,500 yards in the same season. Start him with confidence.

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