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Kelvin Benjamin, Matt Asiata, DeAngelo Williams among names fantasy owners should consider in Panthers-Vikings

We break down the Week 13 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings.

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The Week 13 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings features two teams that should probably be looking towards next season. We've got the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire.

Carolina Panthers

Inconsistency at the quarterback position is about all that has hampered the production of veteran tight end Greg Olsen. Although he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 6, Olsen still sees his share of targets. He has 18 of them in the last two games alone. A Pro-Bowl player like Olsen can't be held out of the end zone for too long, so even though the Vikings have had success defending to-end pass catchers this season, Week 13 could see Olsen finally get back to scoring touchdowns just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

If he doesn't score, it means rookie Kelvin Benjamin probably did instead. Benjamin has three touchdowns and 179 receiving yards in the last two games combined. He's been lucky at times as a lot of his production has come with the game out of reach. The good news is, it doesn't look like Cam Newton it is going to all of a sudden keep games close down the stretch, so there might be a lot of garbage time to come, which means meaningless touchdowns will be turned into meaningful fantasy points for Benjamin owners.

Minnesota Vikings

It looks like seeing running back Adrian Peterson (suspension) sit out the rest of the season is all but a formality now. Jerrick McKinnon is expected be inactive, which means Matt Asiata will get the bulk of the work for the Vikings. He should do okay against a Panthers' defense that has given up a lot of points to a lot of teams this season.

If Asiata does struggle, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will look to make something happen. He put up 210 yards, two touchdowns and an interception last week. His results made for a somewhat decent fantasy output, but in reality he struggled with his accuracy. Again against a Carolina defense that has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season might just give Bridgewater the opportunity to help out his fantasy owners more than you normally would in Week 13. Don't be surprised if he has an uncharacteristically big game this Sunday.