The Vikings scored quickly against the Falcons Friday night, cashing in on just four plays after recovering a fumble on the game-opening kickoff at the Falcons' 30-yard line. But it was how they scored that raised some eyebrows. After covering 29 yards on three plays with Michael Bennett—a pass and two runs—to get them to the one-yard line, Moe Williams came in and pounded it into the end zone at the stripe.
This touchdown is certain to stoke the speculation that Williams will be reprising his role as the Vikings' goal-line vulture. Moe has scored 19 times over the last two seasons, 14 of which came from inside the red zone and most of those from inside the five-yard line. Combine this touchdown plunge with Onterrio Smith facing a suspension, and Williams' fantasy value is surging as we head into the heart of fantasy draft season.
Is this news? No. Just posting it in case some actually believed Tice when he said Bennett would be the man and people started rocketing him up their lists expecting more TD's.
Viva La Vulture and he remains a viable flex option.