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Cardinals At Vikings: Fantasy Football Starters From Both Teams

This Sunday's game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals does not feature a whole lot of fantasy football potential, aside from a couple of obvious options. Hopefully you're not leaning too heavily on folks from either of these two teams to make a significant impact for your fantasy team.

Starting with the visiting Cardinals, Arizona has one of the few "no doubt" starters in fantasy football in wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is one of the best receivers in football, and is currently eighth in the NFL in receiving yards with 361, including two 100-yard games already this season. He's a guy you don't worry about match-ups with. . .you play him regardless.

If you need an option at running back, Beanie Wells has been having a nice little season thus far. He is currently averaging 5.4 yards per carry, and has already found the end zone five times in 2011. He would be recommended more highly if the Vikings' defense wasn't so solid against the run, but if you need a #2 running back, you could have much worse options. Kevin Kolb hasn't had a great season for the Cardinals, sporting a TD/INT ratio of 5 to 4 on the season so far, but the Vikings' defense is fairly weak against the pass, and could be even more so with Antoine Winfield potentially on the sidelines. If your regular quarterback has a tough match-up or is on their bye week this week (for you Joe Flacco owners, in particular), Kolb could be a nice option for you.

On the Minnesota side, the one "no doubt" starter is Adrian Peterson, the NFC's leading rusher and the #3 rusher in the NFL overall in terms of yardage. If you have Peterson and you're not playing him every week, then you're not doing things correctly.

With as awful as Minnesota's offense has been, it's tough to recommend anybody else. Percy Harvin could be a solid "flex" option, particularly if your league takes return yardage into account. It's tough to recommend anyone else in the Minnesota offense, however, thanks to the struggles of Donovan McNabb. The Minnesota defense could be a good play, as their offensive tackles are weak, particularly right tackle Levi Brown, so Jared Allen and Brian Robison could be in the Arizona backfield all afternoon wreaking havoc on Kolb and company.

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