Matt Asiata

#44 RB / Minnesota Vikings / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 219 lb Age: 28 College: Utah Bye 5

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Vikings' Matt Asiata: Catches one pass against the Packers

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    RB Matt Asiata has limited role Week 1 for Vikings

    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.

  • by Shawn Krest |

    Report: Matt Asiata agrees to deal with Vikings

    Restricted free agent running back Matt Asiata will sign a one-year contract to remain with the Vikings, according to a report by Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The deal is believed to be incentive-laden with a salary below $1 million.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Vikings RB Matt Asiata posts career-high 91 yards in win over Bears

    Vikings running back Matt Asiata had 19 carries for 91 yards in Minnesota's 13-9 win over the Bears Sunday. It was a career high for the third year running back, who's previous high was 78 yards in Week 4 against Atlanta. Asiata finishes the year with 570 yards and nine touchdowns on 164 carries. He is also third in the league with those nine touchdown runs. Asiata will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    RB Matt Asiata, WR Greg Jennings among Vikes ready to go

    Vikings running back Matt Asiata (foot) and wideout Greg Jennings (hamstring) are active for the game against Chicago after being listed as probable. They're among a slew of probables suiting up for Minnesota. The list includes safety Robert Blanton (ankle), safety Antone Exum (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), tight end Chase Ford (foot), offensive tackle Michael Harris (foot), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) and safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb). Wideout Jarius Wright is active after being questionable with a back injury.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Chad Greenway, Kyle Rudolph questionable for Vikings in Week 17

    Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway (knee) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle) are listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Bears. Greenway was unable to practice all week while Rudolph only practiced Friday on a limited basis. Wide receiver Jarius Wright (back) is also listed as questionable. Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and Brandon Watts (hamstring) have been ruled out. Guard Charlie Johnson (ankle), Greg Jennings (hamstring), Antone Exum (knee), Mike Harris (foot), Chase Ford (foot), Robert Blanton (ankle), Andrew Sendejo (thumb), Sharrif Floyd (knee) and Matt Asiata (foot) are all listed as probable. The Vikings are currently 6-point favorites against Chicago Sunday.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira |

    Vikings RB Matt Asiata scores two touchdowns in loss

    Vikings running back Matt Asiata continued to receive the bulk of the Vikings' rushing carries during a 37-35 loss to the Dolphins Sunday. Asiata received a team-high 16 carries and rushed for 58 yards. Asiata also received the goal line work, scoring rushing touchdowns from 1 and 5 yards. He also converted a two-point conversion attempt. Asiata also caught three receptions on four targets for 19 yards. The two rushing touchdowns were the first time Asiata scored multiple touchdowns in a game since Nov. 2 and the third time this season Asiata was able to reach the end zone multiple times in a game. The Vikings host the Bears in the season finale.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Vikings list final injury report for Miami game

    The Vikings have ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) out for Sunday's contest against Miami, per the team's final injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was deemed as doubtful, while safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) was deemed as questionable. Meanwhile, running back Matt Asiata (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), linebacker Chad Greenway (non-injury related), wide receiver Greg Jennings (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb), defensive end Brian Robison (ankle), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (illness) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (wrist).

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Turner: Matt Asiata to get bulk of carries Sunday against Dolphins

    After it was reported the Vikings were going to use a running-back-by-committee approach once Jerrick McKinnon was lost for the season, offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Thursday Matt Asiata will get the majority of the carries when Minnesota travels to Miami Sunday. "Well, Matt I think showed, I think he's shown throughout, but he's showed in the game that he's a guy that gives us the best all-around running, catching, [pass] protection," Turner said Thursday. "He had an outstanding game so I would expect Matt to get the bulk of the work and when there's opportunity to get someone else in there we'll do it." Asiata is averaging 3.3 yards per carry this season with seven rushing touchdowns. Running backs Joe Banyard and Ben Tate appear to be on the back burner after Tate has had just 38 yards on 13 carries since going the Vikings. While Banyard has just 45 yards on 10 carries.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Vikings RB Matt Asiata limited with foot injury

    Vikings running back Matt Asiata was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a foot injury, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Asiata has received at least 12 touches in four of the past five games entering Week 16 at Miami.

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