Ty Chandler
Vikings RB Ty Chandler Officially RB1; Mattison's Return Still Unknown
6 months ago

Minnesota Vikings head coach, Kevin O’Connell has announced Ty Chandler will handle RB1 duties with Alexander Mattison acting as the relief back.

Minnesota Vikings RB Ty Chandler took over the starting position on the depth chart after a Week 15 ankle injury to Alexander Mattison, and with Mattison’s impending return, Chandler seems to have earned the job outright.

According to Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell, in a press conference, even when Mattison returns, Chandler is, “gonna be a guy that we’re trying to get the ball to a lot, both in the run and pass,” adding that Mattison will provide “bonus depth.” Mattison’s return is unknown, but could be as early as Week 16 vs. Detroit. While he hasn’t been ruled out, he was not included in the week’s Wednesday walkthrough.

Chandler is coming off a game in which he recorded 26 total touches and finished as PPR RB4. He is averaging 4.65 yards per carry and 7.19 yards per catch to Mattison’s respective averages of 3.93/6.44. Repeats of his Week 15 performance against Cincinnati could make Chandler a league winner in the fantasy playoffs.