Matt Hasselbeck Tennesee Titans (1-3): Jake Locker has been ruled out for Week 5 meaning Matt Hasslbeck will get his first start this season.

Chris Johnson is coming off his best game of the season after rushing for 141 yards.

Don't expect that again against a Vikings defense that only allows 3.3 yards per carry and under 90 yards a game.

Kenny Britt re-aggravated his ankle injury trying to practice Thursday and is doubtful to play in Week 5.

Kendall Wright will have added snaps and targets with Britt out.

Nate Washington has been a reliable play this season for desperate owners. Once again if you're desperate then play him with confidence.

Jared Cook is listed as probable and will play.

 

Good starts: Nate Washington

Middle of the road: Chris Johnson, Kendall Wright

Bad starts: Matt Hasselbeck, Damian Williams

 

Minnesota Vikings (3-1): Christian Ponder is already one game away from topping their win total from last season. The Vikings and Ponder are playing well in this early season. Ponder has 824 yards four touchdowns and is completing 68.3 percent of his passes. Ponder is also the only starting quarterback without an interception.

Adrian Peterson is set to have his best game of the season this week. Get him in your lineups.

Percy Harvin has been a target monster and needs to be played on a weekly basis.

Jerome Simpson had 50 yards on four receptions during his first game back from suspension. The Vikings expect Simpson to play a role in their offense and he is a good roster stash at this point.

Kyle Rudolph is a mismatch as an athletic tight end but has been a bit inconsistent so far.

 

Good starts: Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Kyle Rudolph

Middle of the road: Christian Ponder, Jerome Simpson

Bad starts: Toby Gerhart

 

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