11:46 PM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014

Fantasy Update

19 hours ago
According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, Teddy Bridgewater is closing the gap between himself and Matt Cassel in the competition for the Vikings' starting QB job.Fantasy Spin:Jay Glazer reported earlier this week that Bridgewater has been more impressive than the Vikings expected. If Bridgewater can emerge as a viable NFL starter this season, it would be great for the fantasy value of Adrian Peterson, Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph.
Jul 28, 2014
Teddy Bridgewater is making a quick ascent up the pecking order of quarterbacks in Minnesota. According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the rookie is already splitting first-team reps in practice with Matt Cassel, and there is "hugeeee optimism" for his future. "May not be Week 1 starter but he's definitely been more impressive than [coaches] expected," Glazer tweeted about Bridgewater on Sunday FANTASY ANALYSIS: That last sentence echoes a sentiment Bridgewater's own offensive coordinator, Norv Turner, expressed earlier this month. Bridgewater is a fine dynasty pick. Even with Turner's help, I'm...
Daily Norseman Jul 27, 2014

Vikings Training Camp: Sunday Morning Practice Notes

Highlight of the morning was the return of Cordarrelle Patterson to practice The Sunday morning walk through was probably the most laid back, atmosphere wise, of the practices I've watched so far.  Not a lot of changes to note, with one major exception. Offense: QB: No changes. Matt Cassel is still the top guy and has taken all the first team snaps.  He made some nice throws during 11 on 11, with a beautiful throw to Rhett Ellison, who was well covered by Gerald Hodges on the play.  Teddy Bridgewater managed to over throw a receiver so bad that hit hit Mistral Raymond in his back (team...
Daily Norseman Jul 26, 2014

Vikings Training Camp: Saturday Afternoon Practice Recap

Linebackers are shuffling, Cassel is in command, and what costs more, an NFL long snapper or a JUGGS Machine? When the morning practice ended, it was raning at a steady pace.  It looked like it might even push the afternoon practice indoors, but the sun came out about an hour before practice, and everythung went off without a hitch. Notes from Saturday afternoon. Offense: Quarterbacks: Matt Cassel still getting all the reps with the first team, and deservedly so. There's no question that Teddy Bridgewater has the talent, but he's not as consistent as Cassel. Bridgewater looks good with the...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jul 25, 2014

Vikings: Matt Cassel motivated to prove Ron Jaworski wrong

MANKATO, Minn. -- Nobody likes to be called the worst, and Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel will use it as motivation.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jul 25, 2014
Vikings' Matt Cassel unsurprised by Zimmer's confidence vote

Vikings' Matt Cassel unsurprised by Zimmer's confidence vote

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wasn't required to make a declaration before training camp about Matt Cassel's status. He figured, though, he'd give the media a good sound byte.
Rotoworld Jul 24, 2014

Cassel officially atop Vikings' depth chart - Matt Cassel (QB) Minnesota Vikings

Speaking Thursday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Matt Cassel is the team's No. 1 quarterback heading into camp.
Daily Norseman Jul 21, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater Doesn’t Want To Talk About Quarterback Competition

Sounds like Bridgewater isn't going to really be the most quotable quarterback ever. BUST! Training camp starts this week/ weekend (OH DEAR G-D IN HEAVEN THANK YOU) for the Minnesota Vikings, and with the opening bell of that comes also the beginning of one of the biggest post-draft issues of our offseason: the quarterback competition, and who will be our starter come Week 1 at St. Louis. (SPOILER ALERT from my imminent prediction piece: we play football.) In theory we have three vying for the top spot: veteran Matt Cassel, rookie Teddy Bridgewater, and dude who's married to a hot chick...
Daily Norseman Jul 7, 2014
Minnesota Vikings News And Links, 7/7

Minnesota Vikings News And Links, 7/7

Your daily news round up and open thread Hi kids, hope you had a good weekend, and all the freedom you could stand.  Mine was good, thanks for asking.  If you're a man, and didn't grill and/or smoke something, Richard Simmons is in the next room. You can turn in your man card to him there. Since last we had an open thread... CCNorseman compared and contrasted Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder from last season. Everybody in the NFL thinks Matt Cassel kind of stinks. How the NFL thought the late season Vikings-Ravens game wasn't one of the top games of the year is beyond us. From elsewhere...
Daily Norseman Jul 5, 2014

Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel – Comparing and Contrasting the 2013 Season

The folks over at Pro Football Focus have boiled down their data from the 2013 season and have shared some interesting insights into Ponder and Cassel’s performances last year. I don't mean to dig up the Ponder horse here so we can beat it again, but Pro Football Focus released a very interesting article yesterday that boils down a lot of their game data about Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel.  So naturally I felt compelled to share it all with you and offer my take on it.  The article explains the difference between their grading system, and the typical "QB Rating" statistic that many...
Daily Norseman Jul 5, 2014
Matt Cassel Not Too Highly Thought Of

Matt Cassel Not Too Highly Thought Of

With the selection of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, it became even more obvious that Matt Cassel was not the long-term answer at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. The 32-year old Cassel opted out of his contract this off-season, only to sign a two-year pact just before the start of free agency. At best, he's seen as a "bridge" quarterback until Bridgewater is ready to go. For as long as he's been in the league, he isn't getting a whole lot of respect league-wide, either. Mike Sando of ESPN.com did a poll of 26 league officials and...
Rotoworld Jul 3, 2014

Jennings 'clicked' with Cassel last season - Greg Jennings (WR) Minnesota Vikings

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling said Greg Jennings clicked with Matt Cassel last season.

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