Matt Asiata

#44 RB / Minnesota Vikings / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 219 lb Age: 29 College: Utah Bye 6

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Player Outlook

Expect Matt Asiata to work as a backup running back for the Vikings again this season. Last year, he was in a similar spot and didn't score once. So long as Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon are healthy, participating members of the Minnesota offense, Asiata doesn't deserve draft consideration.

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  • Vikings' Matt Asiata: Back with Minnesota
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Vikings have re-signed Asiata. Asiata, who recorded 112 yards on 29 carries and added 19 receptions for 132 yards in 16 games in 2015, will reprise his depth running back role for the Vikings this coming season, though his path to fantasy utility is blocked by the presence of teammates Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon.

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  • Asiata ran the ball five times for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants. Minnesota was in position to pound the ball and run out the clock for much of the second half after taking control of the game early. When those opportunities came behind Adrian Peterson, it was Jerick McKinnon who both got the bulk of the back-up opportunities, besting Asiata in touches nine to five, and made the most out of them, tallying 97 total yards and two scores. Minnesota has a division crown to play for in Week 17, meaning that Peterson will, again, be relied on to carry the load. When he needs a breather against Green Bay's so-so run defense, expect McKinnon, not Asiata, to be next in line.

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  • Asiata carried the ball five times for 28 yards and added a six-yard catch in Sunday's win over the Bears. The six touches tied a season high for Asiata, who some fantasy owners may kick the tires on given the ankle injury Adrian Peterson is nursing. Anything more than kicking the tires would be a mistake, however. Though Peterson is not hogging the ball like he once was, failing to notch 20 touches three times over the past five weeks after reaching the mark every game since Week 2, he is unlikely to give away too many opportunities. Even if he were to, Jerick McKinnon should be the favorite to take most of them. Over the past five weeks, McKinnon's 26 touches outpace Asiata's 15.

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  • Asiata caught one pass on two targets for nine yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers. Sunday was Asiata's second game of the season without a carry. While he has caught a pass in seven of 10 contests, he has failed to top 35 total yards in a game or score a touchdown this season. Asiata scored 10 total touchdowns with Adrian Peterson out of the lineup in 2014. There was some hope that he could at least take a series or two per game and a handful of touchdown from the aging Peterson in 2015, but that has not worked out. He is best served in the free agency pool.

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  • RB Matt Asiata has limited role Week 1 for Vikings
    By RotoWire Staff

    Vikings running back Matt Asiata had one carry for 4 yards and two receptions for 25 yards in Monday's loss at San Francisco. Asiata got 12 snaps on offense, which was a mild surprise since he was thought to be relegated to a third-string role. It looks like he could get a few plays a game in the backfield when Adrian Peterson gets a break.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
1 @SF 1 4 0 2 28 0 2
2 DET 2 8 0 0 0 0 0
3 SD 2 10 0 2 5 0 1
4 @DEN 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE - - - - - - -
6 KC 5 27 0 1 8 0 2
7 @DET 0 0 0 2 5 0 0
8 @CHI 1 5 0 3 6 0 0
9 STL 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
10 @OAK 2 7 0 2 18 0 1
11 GB 0 0 0 1 9 0 0
12 @ATL 1 3 0 3 17 0 1
13 SEA 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0
14 @ARI 0 0 0 2 30 0 3
15 CHI 5 28 0 1 6 0 2
16 NYG 5 14 0 0 0 0 1
17 @GB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PROJECTION 36 161 1.8 19 137 0.5 28.8

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/11 @Tennessee Titans 9 15.00
2 09/19 Green Bay Packers 11 15.33
3 09/25 @Carolina Panthers 13 15.63
4 10/04 New York Giants 26 20.38
5 10/09 Houston Texans 8 14.88
6 BYE - - -
7 10/23 @Philadelphia Eagles 27 20.88
8 11/01 @Chicago Bears 22 18.50
9 11/06 Detroit Lions 19 17.75
10 11/13 @Washington Redskins 20 17.94
11 11/20 Arizona Cardinals 10 15.11
12 11/24 @Detroit Lions 19 17.75
13 12/02 Dallas Cowboys 28 21.00
14 12/11 @Jacksonville Jaguars 25 19.88
15 12/18 Indianapolis Colts 24 18.75
16 12/24 @Green Bay Packers 11 15.33
17 01/01 Chicago Bears 22 18.50

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Career Stats

Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 112 0 19 132 0 24
2014 164 570 9 44 312 1 148
2013 44 166 3 5 13 0 35
2012 3 9 0 1 2 0 0
3 Year Avg 79 283 4 23 152 0 69
Career 240 857 12 69 459 1

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