Christian Ponder benched, fantasy dud in Week 11

Otto Greule Jr

The Vikings quarterback was benched against the Seahawks in Week 11. We break down the fantasy implications.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder completed just 13 passes for 129 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's 41-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11. Ponder was benched for the start of the fourth quarter in favor of Matt Cassel.

Fantasy impact: The Vikings acquired Josh Freeman earlier this season and he suffered a concussion in his first game with the team. Ponder has had the starter's role back since that time. He's done very little with it.

Although he's still young, coach Leslie Frazier's patience has to be wearing thin at this point. Ponder is no more than a fill-in fantasy quarterback regardless of the league size.

It's not all his fault though. The team has dealt with injuries to the receiving corps. and the most talented pass catchers on the team are either journeymen or really young.

It'll be interesting to see who coach Frazier names the starter for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. There's a good chance it won't be Ponder. He's irrelevant in fantasy leagues at this point regardless.

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