Cassel's short-, long-term fantasy value 

September, 27, 2013
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When the Minnesota Vikings added veteran Matt Cassel to their roster, it was almost impossible to not envision him taking over as the starter if Ponder continued to struggle as a pro. Although Ponder has continued to struggle (0-3, 2 TD, 5 INT, 43.1 QBR) this season, it is a rib injury that has forced him to skip this week's game, which means that Cassel will make his first start for the Vikes Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.