Ty Chandler
Ty Chandler- Drawing Praise as Part of "One-Two Punch"
1 week ago

Vikings teammates have reiterated throughout the offseason that Chandler looks like one of the team’s most explosive players.

Ty Chandler made a splash at the end of last year, and looked like he had the potential to lead the Vikings backfield in 2024 before they signed Aaron Jones. While many expect Jones to have a workhorse role in Minnesota, teammate Harrison Phillips expressed the sentiment that the Vikings have two true number 1 running backs. There figures to be plenty of fantasy relevance for the Vikings backfield with rookie J.J. McCarthy behind the helm, as you can expect the team to rely on the running and short passing game to not overwhelm their young signal caller.

 

This type of teammate and coach speak in June isn’t something to overreact to. Chandler is a solid handcuff to Jones but doesn’t project as a flex play unless something were to happen to Jones. Jones has struggled with injuries the past few years, so it’s wise to plan on him missing a few games, and you can expect Chandler to fill in seamlessly when that time comes.