Ponder is one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the league. However, he actually had his best game of the season last Sunday with a passer rating of 113.1 in a shocking win over the Redskins. He put up 174 yards, two scores and just one pick on 17-of-21 passing. It was the first time his passer rating was over 87 all season.
Quite frankly, the Washington Redskins last week are not the same as the Seahawks this week. It could get very ugly with the secondary clamping down on his receivers. The Vikings will have to establish the run and that's a tall order.
Fantasy impact: Sure, it's fun that the Vikings are starting Cordarrelle Patterson at receiver, but there's no way they're going to be able to have success against a terrific D at one of the toughest places to play. Ponder and every Vikings player outside of Adrian Peterson should be on fantasy benches.