By Kyle Yates (FantasyPros), Sun, Dec 5th 2021, 11:02am EST
Mattison is going to get the nod as the starting RB in Minnesota now that Dalvin Cook is expected to miss at least the next two weeks. In the two games already this year that Mattison has stepped in as the starting option, he's seen an average of 25.5 carries, 112.5 rushing yards, 7.5 targets, 6.5 receptions, 49.5 receiving yards, and .5 touchdowns. The workload is incredible for Mattison and he's produced with the increased opportunity. Now, Mattison gets to take on the Detroit Lions defense that is currently allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season with 21.2 points per game. Fantasy managers have been holding onto Mattison as a high-end insurance policy all year just for this occasion and it's time to start him with full confidence. He can be viewed as a borderline top-5 play this week.