RB - MIN
Week 8 Outlook
The Vikings are signing FB C.J. Ham to new contract that's worth $12.25M over four years, including $4M in 2020.
While CJ Ham doesn't personally do much as a fantasy asset, he is the hammer that pounds away for the Vikings' incredible run game. The bruising fullback is a big part of Dalvin Cook's success and Alexander Mattison's upside. Knowing that Ham will be back for the next four years gives every Vikings running back a bump in dynasty and keeper leagues.
CJ Ham rushed once for five yards, adding three receptions for 13 yards in the Vikings’ 39-10 victory over the Chargers on Sunday.
Ham unfortunately saw just four touches in Sunday's win. Despite Alexander Mattison (knee) and Dalvin Cook (shoulder) banged up, Ham was a non-factor in the blowout win. Mike Boone has seized control of the backfield, and Ham doesn't warrant fantasy consideration at this time.
CJ Ham caught both of his targets for 42 yards in the Vikings’ 37-30 loss to the Seahawks on Monday.
Ham has been virtually invisible all season, and his 42-yard effort doesn't move the needle. He should remain on waivers.
Vikings beat report Andrew Krammer is reporting that RB C.J. Ham has been the primary third-down back for the Vikings during training camp.
Ham would be used along with rookie Alexander Mattison to spell Dalvin Cook this season. Neither will have fantasy value outside of injury.
CJ Ham had 12 rushes for 35 yards and a TD. He also added one catch for nine yards. The 23-year-old rookie led the team in rushing attempts and made the most of his opportunity on a 10 yard TD run in which he demonstrated good vision and patience.
It is unclear if the Vikings view Ham as a potential top RB behind Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon or if they are trying to make a roster decision. It is worth noting that he out-carried Matt Asiata by 10 rushes. If Peterson was to become injured, it would likely be a timeshare between McKinnon and another back; that back could possibly be Ham after his strong showing.