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44 Matt Asiata RB

Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
62%23%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
131294213.371

Player Updates

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Vikings RB Matt Asiata limited with foot injury
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

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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Fantasy Analysis | 1418622759
Receptions keeping Matt Asiata viable
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Let's face it: Vikings running back Matt Asiata isn't a great rusher. With his 11 carries for 36 yards Week 15 at Detroit, he's now averaging 3.3 yards per carry, or 3.0 since Jerick McKinnon went down in Week 13. But he makes up for it at least to some degree with his receiving.

Never was it more evident than in Week 15, when he caught seven passes for 50 yards, both season highs. Maybe that's the ceiling of what he can do, but he hasn't had less than three catches since Week 7, averaging 4.2 in six games.

Certainly in PPR leagues, that gives him a big boost in value, but the potential for an extra 20-plus yards makes a difference in standard leagues as well, especially since he's really the Vikings' only choice to carry the ball at the goal line, provided they make it there.

He's not an ideal start, particularly for a playoff-caliber Fantasy team, but for Week 16 at Miami, a team that has struggled against the run, you could do worse if you get in a pinch.

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Vikings' Matt Asiata finds the end zone Week 15
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Vikings running back Matt Asiata managed to find the end zone Week 15 against the Lions.

Asiata didn't have a productive game on the ground, gaining just 33 yards on 11 carries. He was, however, efficient when it mattered, pounding in a 2 yard score in the first quarter. Minnesota opted to pass throughout the contest, leaving Asiata without many opportunities on the ground. He was able to make an impact as a pass-catcher, hauling in seven passes for 50 yards.

Asiata will look for more Week 16 against the Dolphins.

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Vikings running back Matt Asiata rushes for 54 yards Sunday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Despite receiving the majority of the rushing carries, Vikings running back Matt Asiata failed to produce a big day during the Vikings’ 30-24 win over the Jets Sunday.

Asiata was held to 54 rushing yards on 19 attempts. Asiata caught three receptions for 10 yards on four targets, but was held scoreless. The 19 rushing attempts were the most Asiata received since Week 4. Asiata has yet to rush for more than 100 yards in any game this season.

The Vikings travel to Detroit Week 15.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1417401016
Matt Asiata fails to impress in starting chance
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

With Jerick McKinnon out with a back injury, Matt Asiata got the start and bulk of the work in Week 13 against the Panthers.

Asiata continued to show he is a perfectly average option at the running back position for the Vikings, as he totaled 57 all-purpose yards on 18 touches. He was a bit better as a runner than a pass-catcher, finishing with 52 yards on 14 carries, but was held in check overall, finishing with a long run of just 8 yards.

Asiata has held down the fort for the Vikings in a difficult season, but has done little to show he is a long-term option. If McKinnon can get back soon, Asiata will likely return to his role as a third down back, but either way, is unlikely to be worth much as a Fantasy option down the stretch. 

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/7/14STL21050
29/14/14NE133670
39/21/14NO123580
49/28/14ATL2078123
510/2/14GB1572110
610/12/14DET2-5-20
710/19/14BUF624110
810/26/14TB4150
911/2/14WAS102673
1111/16/14CHI1220
1211/23/14GB0000
1311/30/14CAR145280
1412/7/14NYJ195480
1512/14/14DET113691
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1612/21/14@ MIA1:00 pm
1712/28/14CHI1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160393.05000
2013Minnesota Vikings111441663.8393111
2014Minnesota Vikings1371294213.3127023
TOTAL4081765963.43910134
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160122.020000
2013Minnesota Vikings1115132.680001
2014Minnesota Vikings137392767.1411217
TOTAL408452916.5411218
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2012Minnesota Vikings1635518.32200
2013Minnesota Vikings1122814.02000
2014Minnesota Vikings132168.01200
TOTAL4079914.12200
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Minnesota Vikings1643.010000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings1154.010000.0000
2014Minnesota Vikings1322.000000.0000
TOTAL40119.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2013Minnesota Vikings1111000000
2014Minnesota Vikings1311010010
TOTAL4022010010
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/234
Birthdate:
7/24/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
Garden Grove, CA, USA
School:
Utah
NFL Experience:
3
Awards:
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