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44 Matt Asiata RB

Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
68%19%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
161214023.361

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Vikings' Matt Asiata: Has 45 total yards in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Asiata had eight carries for 14 yards and three receptions for 31 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Chicago.

Asiata had a productive season with 402 yards rushing, six touchdowns and 32 receptions for 263 yards. He worked as the goal-line back and the No. 2 running back most of the season with Adrian Peterson missing 13 games. His 3.3 yards per carry wasn't impressive, but he was running behind an injury-depleted offensive line and he's always been more of a sure-handed player than explosive back. He'll likely have a similar role in 2017, but much of his fantasy value depends on whether the Vikings bring back Peterson.

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Vikings' Matt Asiata: Nine touches versus Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asiata rushed six times for 34 yards and caught three of four targets for 30 yards in Saturday's loss to the Packers.

Asiata was expected to see an expanded role in the absence of Adrian Peterson (knee/groin), but Minnesota could never commit to the ground game while playing in catch-up mode most of the day. Furthermore, as the Packers are much stronger against the run than they are against the pass, Asiata's services simply weren't needed in the red zone because QB Sam Bradford was able to exploit the Green Bay secondary three times through the air. His outlook moving forward is contingent upon Peterson's health, but if his teammate sits, Asiata could be in store for a larger workload in the Vikings' regular season finale Week 17 against the Bears.

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Vikings' Matt Asiata: Expanded role anticipated
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With teammate Adrian Peterson (knee/groin) ruled out, Asiata could be in store for an expanded role Saturday against the Packers.

Asiata played merely 12 snaps in Peterson's return from injury last weekend, but with the former MVP back on the sideline again Saturday, Asiata could enjoy a split of snaps with Jerick McKinnon at running back. Although his 3.3 yards per carry this season have left much to be desired, Asiata's six rushing touchdowns at least provide some fantasy upside.

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Vikings' Matt Asiata: Plays just 12 snaps Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asiata (ankle) had just one reception for 20 yards and did not have a carry in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis.

Asiata played just 12 snaps on offense as he became a clear third-string running back with Adrian Peterson back from a knee injury. Asiata may have been more of a factor if the Vikings had goal-line chances or were playing with a lead. Still, he's likely going to have a limited role with Peterson back.

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Vikings' Matt Asiata: Active for Week 15 versus Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asiata (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's Week 15 tilt versus the Colts.

The Vikings thus will deploy a three-headed backfield that will be helmed by the returning Adrian Peterson. Jerrick McKinnon and Asiata will presumably divvy up any leftover carries, the amount of which will largely depend on Peterson's durability and health during the contest.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/11/16TEN41360
29/18/16GB614120
39/25/16CAR61580
410/3/16NYG6641
510/9/16HOU145581
710/23/16PHI1255290
810/31/16CHI144270
911/6/16DET92780
1011/13/16WAS91361
1111/20/16ARI52091
1211/24/16DET527151
1312/1/16DAL630140
1412/11/16JAC1137231
1512/18/16IND0000
1612/24/16GB63490
171/1/17CHI81440
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160393.05000
2013Minnesota Vikings111441663.8393111
2014Minnesota Vikings1591645703.5199033
2015Minnesota Vikings160291123.919003
2016Minnesota Vikings1661214023.3296227
TOTAL741636112593.53918374
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160122.020000
2013Minnesota Vikings1115132.680001
2014Minnesota Vikings159443127.1411217
2015Minnesota Vikings160191326.9220205
2016Minnesota Vikings166322638.2310409
TOTAL74161017227.14118122
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2012Minnesota Vikings1635518.32200
2013Minnesota Vikings1122814.02000
2014Minnesota Vikings1544711.81600
2015Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2016Minnesota Vikings1611111.01100
TOTAL741014114.12200
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Minnesota Vikings1643.010000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings1154.010000.0000
2014Minnesota Vikings1522.000000.0000
2015Minnesota Vikings1633.000000.0000
2016Minnesota Vikings1611.000000.0000
TOTAL741513.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2013Minnesota Vikings1111000000
2014Minnesota Vikings1511010010
2015Minnesota Vikings1600010010
2016Minnesota Vikings1611000000
TOTAL7433020020
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Height/Weight:
6-0/219
Birthdate:
7/24/1987
Age:
29
Hometown:
Garden Grove, CA, USA
School:
Utah
NFL Experience:
5
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