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44 Matt Asiata RB

Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
11%2%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
11441663.831

Player Updates

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Vikings could draft a running back
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Vikings could draft a running back in the NFL Draft to help take the load off Adrian Peterson, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The report says the team is looking for a replacement for the departed Toby Gerhart and give Peterson a rest from time to time.

"He's getting to the point where you don't have to give him the ball 50 times a game for 16 games," said general manager Rick Spielman. "Adrian's the face of our franchise, but Norv (Turner) has a history of having two backs to keep him fresh, because I think it's very important as you go through the season that they're still strong in Week 16 and they're still strong when you get into the playoffs."

Minnesota doesn't have a surefire No. 2 back on the roster. Matt Asiata filled in for the injured Peterson and Gerhart in two games last December and performed admirably with 166 yards on 44 carries (a 3.8 average). But Asiata, entering his third season, is still raw.

After that, Minnesota has just Joe Banyard and Bradley Randle on the roster. They've mostly been practice squad players.

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Vikings re-sign Matt Asiata
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Vikings re-signed running back Matt Asiata, an exclusive rights free agent, to a one-year, $570,000 contract. Asiata could back up Adrian Peterson if Toby Gerhart leaves via free agency.

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Matt Asiata has nice day on the ground
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Vikings running back Matt Asiata had a big game on the ground Week 17.

Asiata only had 14 carries, but managed to pick up 115 yards. He averaged 8.2 yards per carry. He was not a major force at the goal line this time around, as the team chose to try and get the ball in Cordarrelle Patterson's hands when they got close. Asiata also caught two passes for -2 yards. 

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Matt Asiata ready to go Week 17
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Vikings running back Matt Asiata is active Week 17.

Asiata should see the bulk of the carries with Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart out. Asiata is dealing with an ankle injury, but was able to get through full practice Friday.

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Matt Asiata probable Week 17
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Vikings running back Matt Asiata is probable Week 17.

Asiata is dealing with an ankle injury, but was able to fully participate in practice Friday. Adrian Peterson is doubtful and Toby Gerhart is out, so Asiata could see a big chunk of the workload Week 17.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/8/13DET0000
29/15/13CHI0000
39/22/13CLE0000
49/29/13PIT0000
610/13/13CAR0000
710/21/13NYG0000
810/27/13GB0000
911/3/13DAL0000
1011/7/13WAS0000
1111/17/13SEA0000
1211/24/13GB0000
1312/1/13CHI0000
1412/8/13BAL0000
1512/15/13PHI3051103
1612/22/13CIN0000
1712/29/13DET14115390
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/8/14OAK8:00 pm
P28/16/14ARI8:30 pm
P38/23/14@ KC8:00 pm
P48/28/14@ TEN8:00 pm
19/7/14@ STL1:00 pm
29/14/14NE1:00 pm
39/21/14@ NO1:00 pm
49/28/14ATL4:25 pm
510/2/14@ GB8:25 pm
610/12/14DET1:00 pm
710/19/14@ BUF1:00 pm
810/26/14@ TB1:00 pm
911/2/14WAS1:00 pm
Bye: Week 10
1111/16/14@ CHI1:00 pm
1211/23/14GB1:00 pm
1311/30/14CAR1:00 pm
1412/7/14NYJ1:00 pm
1512/14/14@ DET1:00 pm
1612/21/14@ MIA1:00 pm
1712/28/14CHI1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160393.05000
2013Minnesota Vikings111441663.8393111
TOTAL271471753.7393111
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160122.020000
2013Minnesota Vikings1115132.680001
TOTAL2716152.580001
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2012Minnesota Vikings1635518.32200
2013Minnesota Vikings1122814.02000
TOTAL2758316.62200
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Minnesota Vikings1643.010000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings1154.010000.0000
TOTAL2797.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2013Minnesota Vikings1111000000
TOTAL2711000000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/234
Birthdate:
7/24/1987
Age:
26
Hometown:
Garden Grove, CA, USA
School:
Utah
NFL Experience:
3
Awards:
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