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41 Matt Asiata RB

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
161214023.361

Player Updates

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Matt Asiata: Cut loose by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions released Asiata on Friday.

Asiata would have provided a goal-line punch if he made the Lions' 53-man roster, but his performance in the preseason was lacking, to say least. Overall, he converted 27 carries into 66 yards and no touchdowns, while catching two of four passes for 14 yards. After a successful five-year run with the Vikings prior to this stint with the Lions, it wouldn't surprise if another organization gives Asiata a shot, perhaps as early as Week 1.

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Lions' Matt Asiata: Logs six carries vs. Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asiata carried six times for 21 yards during the Lions' preseason loss to the Patriots on Friday.

Though he received a decent amount of work Friday, Asiata benefitted from Zach Zenner's (undisclosed) absence and wasn't particularly impressive in any right. He'll have one more chance to make a statement in the preseason finale this Thursday against the Bills.

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Lions' Matt Asiata: Carries five times Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asiata rushed five times for 10 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets. He also caught one of two targets for nine yards.

Asiata, who notably entered the game ahead of second-year RB Dwayne Washington, was effective in pass protection but looked to be his usual plodding self as a runner Saturday. He'll likely need to make a much larger impression in the third preseason game in order to unseat Washington for the No. 4 job, as Asiata's skillset is seemingly redundant with Zach Zenner, who sits at No. 3 on the depth chart.

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Lions' Matt Asiata: No lock for final roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asiata's chances of making the final roster will depend on the health of the running backs ahead of him on the Lions' depth chart, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports.

Signed in late May to add veteran depth to a relatively young Detroit backfield, Asiata is a jack of all trades but a master of none. He's capable -- but not proficient -- in nearly all of the responsibilities that belong to a modern day NFL running back, including pass protection, catching balls out of the backfield, and toting the rock. However, he's buried under Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick (wrist), Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington on the depth chart. There's a chance Detriot keeps five running backs on the 53-man roster in 2017 since it let go of fullback Michael Burton this offseason, but as it stands, Asiata looks to be competing with fellow reserve Mike James to claim the potential No. 5 RB job.

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Lions' Matt Asiata: Signs with Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asiata agreed to a one-year deal with the Lions on Friday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Asiata, who spent the previous five seasons with the Vikings, will remain in the NFC North as a member of the Lions. The 29-year-old's best season in Minnesota came in 2014, when he tallied 882 total yards to go along with nine touchdowns. With Adrian Peterson sidelined much of 2016, Asiata managed a respectable 402 yards on 121 carries and six touchdowns. He will enter a crowded backfield in Detroit, so it remains to be seen whether he'll make the final roster. The team is likely looking for a bigger back to pair with the elusiveness of Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick.

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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
1512/16/17CHI4:30 pm
1612/24/17@ CIN1:00 pm
1712/31/17GB1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160393.05000
2013Minnesota Vikings111441663.8393111
2014Minnesota Vikings1591645703.5199033
2015Minnesota Vikings160291123.919003
2016Minnesota Vikings1661214023.3296227
2017Detroit Lions0000---0000
TOTAL741636112593.53918374
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160122.020000
2013Minnesota Vikings1115132.680001
2014Minnesota Vikings159443127.1411217
2015Minnesota Vikings160191326.9220205
2016Minnesota Vikings166322638.2310409
2017Detroit Lions0000---00000
TOTAL74161017227.14118122
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2012Minnesota Vikings1635518.32200
2013Minnesota Vikings1122814.02000
2014Minnesota Vikings1544711.81600
2015Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2016Minnesota Vikings1611111.01100
2017Detroit Lions000---000
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
2017Detroit Lions000.000000.0000
TOTAL741513.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2013Minnesota Vikings1111000000
2014Minnesota Vikings1511010010
2015Minnesota Vikings1600010010
2016Minnesota Vikings1611000000
2017Detroit Lions000000000
TOTAL7433020020
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/219
Birthdate:
7/24/1987
Age:
30
Hometown:
Garden Grove, CA, USA
School:
Utah
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: