Alexander Mattison Injury Update Locks in Mike Boone Fantasy Outlook as Potential League-Winner on Monday Night

Mike Boone celebrates a touchdown against the Chargers.
Mike Boone celebrates a touchdown against the Chargers. / Harry How/Getty Images

One of the biggest fantasy football stories of Week 16 will reach its conclusion on the final day of the fantasy season.

Alexander Mattison is officially inactive, and with Dalvin Cook already ruled out, Mike Boone is positioned perfectly to be a fantasy football league-winner.

The Minnesota Vikings' lead RB role has been a great one for fantasy production this season. Of course, Cook thrived in that spot, but any time he was off the field, the backups also saw enough volume to be top plays.

Until he started playing hurt in Week 13, Cook had averaged 19.5 carries and 4.9 targets per game. He still averaged 12.0 carries and 3.0 targets when playing less than 50 percent of the Vikings' snaps in each of the next three games, and the Minnesota RB2 (Mattison in Week 13 and 14, then Boone in Week 15) added an average of 10.7 carries and 3.0 targets per contest.

All of that is to say, Boone can be expected to handle true bell-cow RB volume tonight. That positions him especially well against the Green Bay Packers, who entered Week 16 ranked just 25th in Football Outsiders' run defense DVOA metric.

Mike Boone deciding fantasy football championships isn't something anyone could have predicted before the season, but that's exactly what could happen tonight. Boone is one of the best fantasy plays for "Monday Night Football," and he sits at RB16 in our Week 16 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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