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Matt Cassel leads Vikes to win in Ponder's absence, offers fantasy surprise

The Vikings quarterback was impressive filling in for an injured teammate in Week 13. We break down the fantasy implications.

Hannah Foslien

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel threw for 243 yards and a touchdown in a 23-20 overtime win over the Chicago Bears in Week 13. He also threw one interception.

Fantasy impact: Cassel came into the game for teammate Christian Ponder, who suffered a concussion in the first half. 243 passing yards is a pretty good average for a game, and Cassel put his numbers up in the second half.

Cassel wasn't scheduled to start against the Bears, so it would have been hard to cash in on his fantasy value unless you had a crystal ball. Even if you did, it should be quite clear by now that no Vikings quarterback really stands out above the rest.

Cassel does seem to have a thing for receiver Greg Jennings, though. With his touchdown against Chicago on Sunday, Jennings has three touchdowns on the season. All of those scores have come with Cassel at quarterback.

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