Monday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Vikings vs. Seahawks
Monday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Vikings vs. Seahawks

This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.

We're treated to an above-average NFL game Monday night, as the 9-2 Seahawks host the 8-3 Vikings in a game with big playoff implications. Seattle is a 2.5-point favorite in a game with a solid 49.5-point total on FanDuel Sportsbook, indicating there should be plenty of fantasy points on both sides of the ball.

QUARTERBACKS

Russell Wilson ($10,800 DK, $15,500 FD) and Kirk Cousins ($9,000 DK, $15,000 FD) haven't been used as significant volume passers this season, with the former throwing the 19th-most passes in the league while the latter is six spots further down the list. However, only Lamar Jackson has thrown more touchdown passes than Wilson, who has played one fewer game, and Cousins' 8.6 YPA is the best among quarterbacks with at least nine starts. So, while they haven't been asked to pass often, they are two of the more efficient passers in the league. 

Wilson has thrown for at least 300 yards just three times this season, two of which came in Weeks 2 and 3, but he remains an elite fantasy quarterback because of his rushing ability, as only Jackson, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen and Deshaun Watson have run for more yards, and each have played one more game. Meanwhile, Cousins barely runs, but he also has thrown for at least three touchdowns in four of his last six games, and coming off a bye will give him extra time to prepare to face a Seahawks defense that's allowed the 10th-most fantasy points per

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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