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Vikings vs. Panthers Key Players to Watch | Week 4

One of the best pass-catchers in the NFL last season will be a player to watch when Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings visit the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

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Vikings vs. Panthers Game Info

  • Game Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Bank of America Stadium
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: FOX

Top Vikings Players

  • Kirk Cousins recorded 4,547 passing yards (267.5 per game) with a 65.9% completion percentage last year, while throwing for 29 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.
  • Cam Akers rushed for 786 yards on 188 attempts (52.4 yards per game) and scored seven touchdowns a season ago.
  • Last year Alexander Mattison rushed for 283 yards on 74 carries (16.6 yards per game), with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Last season Jefferson hauled in 128 passes for 1,809 yards (106.4 per game) and scored eight touchdowns.
  • T.J. Hockenson also tacked on 914 receiving yards on 86 grabs and six touchdowns. He was targeted 129 times, and put up 53.8 yards per game.
  • K.J. Osborn caught 60 passes on 90 targets for 650 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 38.2 yards per game.
  • Danielle Hunter had a solid body of work a year ago, collecting 10.5 sacks, 12.0 TFL and 65 tackles.
  • In last year’s campaign, Jordan Hicks collected 129 tackles, 2.0 TFL, three sacks, and one interception.
  • Harrison Smith picked off five passes and tacked on 85 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 10 passes defended last season.

Top Panthers Players

  • Miles Sanders churned out 1,269 rushing yards (74.6 per game) and scored 11 touchdowns.
  • Last year Chuba Hubbard ran for 466 yards on 95 carries (33.3 yards per game), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Adam Thielen grabbed 70 passes for 716 yards last year with six touchdowns. He was targeted 107 times, and averaged 42.1 yards per game.
  • D.J. Chark tacked on 30 catches for 502 yards and three touchdowns. He was targeted 52 times, and put up 45.6 receiving yards per game.
  • Terrace Marshall Jr. caught 28 passes on 47 targets for 490 yards and one TD.
  • Last season Brian Burns totaled 12.5 sacks, 17.0 TFL and 63 tackles.
  • Frankie Luvu’s 2022 campaign saw him total 111 tackles, 19.0 TFL, seven sacks, and one interception.
  • Vonn Bell intercepted four passes and tacked on 77 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and eight passes defended last season.

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Vikings Fantasy Stats

  • Cousins finished the 2022 season as the eighth-best fantasy player overall and the eighth-best fantasy QB with 291.6 fantasy points (17.2 per game).
  • Jefferson collected 240.6 fantasy points a season ago (14.2 per game), enough to place him 18th overall and first among WRs in league-wide fantasy standings.
  • Last year, Hockenson’s 129.4 total fantasy points made him the No. 83 fantasy player and No. 3 TE. He averaged 7.6 fantasy points per game.
  • Akers put together the 84th-ranked fantasy season (30th among RBs) in 2022 with 128.3 fantasy points, averaging 8.6 per game.

Panthers Fantasy Stats

  • Sanders put together a solid 2022 fantasy season, scoring 196.7 total fantasy points (11.6 per game) to finish 35th overall and 10th among RBs in the league-wide fantasy rankings.
  • Andy Dalton was the 45th-ranked player overall and the 21st-ranked QB after scoring 174.3 fantasy points (12.5 per game) last year.
  • Thielen was the 35th-best WR and the 107th-best fantasy player overall with 110.0 fantasy points last season, averaging 6.5 per game.
  • Hubbard scored 73.7 fantasy points in the 2022 season (5.3 per game). He was the 48th-ranked RB and the 158th-ranked player overall.


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