MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SHOWDOWN: 49ERS AT VIKINGS

49ers (25.5) AT Vikings (17.5)

QB

Brock Purdy and the 49ers come to Minnesota off a bad loss to Cleveland last week. It was a letdown spot you could say after just beating the breaks off the Cowboys the week before. I think we see Purdy rebound here and put up his normal 16-22 DK points tonight. I will not have him in the Captain position tonight as I don’t feel he has the upside. On these 49ers slates it has usually been a skill position player with the big game needed for the Captain. Purdy has a passing prop of 242.5.

Primetime Kurt Cousins has not been good in the past. Cousins did have one of his best games though in a primetime matchup with Philly in week 2. Without having Jefferson on the field I think that takes away most of the upside that Cousins has and I will just have him in the Flex position and most likely underweight. Kurt has a passing prop of 241.5 yards.

RB

The big question on this slate centers around Christian McCaffrey and how healthy he is. The 49ers will be without Trent Williams as well and I think CMC is a must for cash but in GPPs, I think it makes a lot of sense to be equal or underweight on the field. I would not suggest a full fade here by any means but I want to mix in more Captains than just getting overweight on him. McCaffrey has averaged 1.4 yards less per carry without Trent Williams the last 2 seasons. CMC has a rush/rec prop of 95.5 tonight, which is lower than usual. Eli Mitchell is priced at 5.6K which seems a bit high but should come in at around 15% making him a solid pivot in GPPs.

On the Vikings side of the ball, Mattison comes in at 6.6K. Mattison hasn’t done much this season but has scored double-digit points in his last 4 games and I would have him in play for the Flex position only. Cam Akers priced at 1.8K only played 9 snaps last week catching 1 pass for 7 yards and having 1 rushing attempt for 8 yards. He is a GPP flex option at best for me. Mattison has a rush/rec prop of 67.5 yards and Akers has a 23.5-yard prop.

WR

Without Deebo in the lineup tonight, Brandon Aiyuk 10.8K will need to step up big. I expect him to see near double-digit targets like he did last game and has shown the upside twice this year with games of 23.8 and 35.9 DK points. Aiyuk is a guy I want to get overweight on in both the Flex and Captain spots. Ray-Ray McCloud is another guy who will be relied on often tonight in the passing game. The price is good for his upside at only 2.2K and is a guy I will have in the Flex spot. Jennings has 3 games with multiple catches this year and is a fine option for GPPs in the Flex. Receiving props: Aiyuk 73.5, Jennings 25.5, and McCloud 15.5.

The Vikings continue to be without their best player Justin Jefferson. Rookie Jordan Addison has a ton of raw talent and he will be needed to step up against this tough defense. Addison has found the endzone in two straight games and has scored double-digit fantasy points in every game played this season. Addison makes for a solid Captain and strong Flex option. KJ Osborn has 40+ yards receiving in back-to-back games and should be a guy Cousins leans on tonight as he plays the Jefferson role. The 6.4K price tag seems a little high but I will have him in the Flex position mainly. Brandon Powell looks to be one of the best values on the slate at 2.8K and has caught 7 passes in his last 2 games. His snaps increased last week and I think we could see them bump up even more tonight. Powell looks to be a great Flex option and large field GPP option if trying to fit all the studs. Receiving props: Addison 49.5, Osborne 38.5, Powell 29.5.

TE

The perfect way to end tight end week is with Kittle and Hockenson in primetime. George Kittle has been either boom or bust in every game this season. He has multiple games under 2 points but had a solid outing vs the Giants and then caught 3 touchdowns vs the Cowboys in primetime 2 weeks ago. I look for the 49ers to lean on him more in this spot coming off the loss, without Deebo, and CMC less than 100%. I will be playing him in the Captain spot tonight as well as the Flex position but I want to be around the field in the Flex and not much higher. Kittle has a prop of 49.5 yards and is +160 to score.

I am high on Hockenson tonight priced at a fair 8.8K. TJ has 8 or more targets in 5 of 6 games and I expect him to see the 8+ targets once again tonight. Hockenson has been consistently around double-digit fantasy points but is due for some positive TD variance. He has a receiving prop of 51.5 yards and is +215 to score tonight. Josh Oliver will be on the field for around 25 snaps tonight and at $200 min price he makes for a solid GPP dart throw tonight.

DEF/K

DK has priced up the Kicker and Defense for SF to over 5K, which should cap their ownership. The Vikings defense is priced down at 3.4K and Joseph is at 4.4K. I think we see both kickers and the Vikings defense at around 15-20% tonight with the Vikings def closer to 10%. The 49er’s defense is priced up yet it looks like they will attract decent ownership at around 25%. I will be mixing in all 4 in the Flex only.

SNYDER MAIN CORE

Brandon Aiyuk CAPT + TJ Hockenson + Brandon Powell 7.4K left per position

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