Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/25/12
Minnesota Vikings 24, San Francisco 49ers 13In what was the most shocking upset of the day, Christian Ponder (231 total yards, 3 TDs) led the Vikings to an improbable victory over the 49ers, who most viewed as the top team at least in the NFC, if not the whole NFL.  This wasn’t some “barely win” either, this was a domination for most of the game.Alex Smith (230 total yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) finally threw a pick for the first time in almost a full season of games, and it came during the final minutes of the 4th quarter to kill any comeback possibility.  This game reminds people that while an efficient Smith can have some value in fantasy, a Smith that makes mistakes really doesn’t.Kyle Rudolph (5-36, 2 TDs) once again was Ponder’s favorite red zone target, hauling in two touchdown catches on the day.  Rudolph is looking like the next young stud TE, so get him before he gets too expensive if you can.  Percy Harvin (9-89, 9 rush yards) did his normal damage and is looking like pure PPR gol...
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