Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (knee) is officially listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Ponder got a full week of practice in and there's no chance of him missing the game this week.
Ponder is enjoying a breakout in his sophomore season, completing 69% of his passes for 1,082 yards and six TDS.
Fantasy Impact: After an up-and-down rookie year, Ponder is one of the key cogs in Minnesota's surprising 4-1 start. He has a great fantasy matchup against the Redskins' porous pass defense this week. Rather than being a mere bye-week filler, Ponder is showing himself to be a legitimate QB2 play in most fantasy weeks. Fantasy owners can safely plug him in this week without being disappointed.