Mike Boone/Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers with a shoulder injury, and with Alexander Mattison was inactive Boone stepped in and finished with 13 carries for 56 yards and two touchdowns. Whichever back is on the field in Week 16, a favorable matchup is coming.
The Green Bay Packers entered Week 15 allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs (Yahoo! 0.5-point PPR scoring). Don’t be fooled by Sunday’s showing against the Chicago Bears, this run defense has been bad and the Vikings run the ball as well as any team in the league.
Boone is a worthy speculative add based on the Week 16 matchup, and with Cook’s status unlikely to be clear throughout the week. Mattison is worth checking on as a waiver wire add too, in case he’s healthy and Cook is not.
Boone ESPN Ownership: 0.2%
Boone Yahoo! Ownership: 3%
Mattison ESPN Ownership: 27.3%
Mattison Yahoo! Ownership: 39%