Rams vs. Vikings Week 16 Prediction
The NFC West is back up for grabs for the Rams, while the Vikings are battling for a wild card spot in the NFC. The two teams will meet on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET and with the Vikings listed as a home dog, what’s the best play on the board?
467 Los Angeles Rams (-3) at 468 Minnesota Vikings (+3); o/u 49
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 26, 2021
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Los Angeles Rams DFS Spin
Matthew Stafford completed 21-of-29 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Rams' Week 15 win over the Seahawks. Stafford's second touchdown – the one that put the Rams up for good – was an absolutely beautiful throw through three Seahawks defenders that landed right in the arms of the always-reliable Cooper Kupp. His interception was an apparent error in which he simply did not see the safety on a deep ball, but he mostly played mistake-free football in a tough fantasy matchup from both a defense and pace perspective. Stafford is a top-12 fantasy quarterback as usual in Week 16 against the Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings DFS Spin
Kirk Cousins (ribs) was upgraded to "full" for Thursday's practice. Cousins' Week 16 status was never in doubt. This formalizes that. The bigger question is whether he will be getting back No. 2 receiver Adam Thielen (ankle). Cousins is coming off his most disappointing start of the year vs. a Bears D that was starting second- and third-stringers in the secondary. Now he has to deal with Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey. Cousins is more of a QB2 than QB1 for the fantasy finals.
Rams vs. Vikings Betting Prediction
The Rams are winless against the spread in their last six games against the Vikings, are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games as a favorite and are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games overall. Meanwhile, the Vikings are 21-6 against the spread in their last 27 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game, are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games overall and are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog.
NFL WEEK 16 BETTING PREDICTION: MINNESOTA VIKINGS +3