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31 Ameer Abdullah RB

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February 7, 2021 03:40 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Has 16 touches in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah ended his 2020 season carrying the ball eight times for 42 yards and catching eight of his nine targets for 58 yards in 16 games. He also had two touchdown receptions

Abdullah hasn't been a fantasy asset since 2017 with the Lions. In three seasons since then between Detroit and Minnesota, he has 58 touches in 42 games. With Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison ahead of him on the depth chart, the 27-year-old Abdullah wasn't a vital part of the Vikings' ground attack. Abdullah, an unrestricted free agent once again, won't be much more than a depth option wherever he lands.

December 22, 2020 09:20 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: No offensive touches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah returned one kickoff for 30 yards during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Bears.

The 27-year-old had eight offensive touches over the previous two contests, but he played only one offensive snap with the return of Alexander Mattison Sunday. However, Mattison suffered a concussion, so Abdullah could return to a minor offensive role down the stretch.

December 14, 2020 04:56 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Gets five touches Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah had three carries for 11 yards and two receptions for ten yards in Sunday's loss at Tampa Bay.

Abdullah continues to get more work with Alexander Mattison (abdomen) out, but neither he nor Mike Boone (four snaps) are getting enough touches for viable fantasy value in most formats. Dalvin Cook continues to get almost all the work (22 carries, two receptions and played on 54 of the offense's 79 snaps) as the starting running back.

December 8, 2020 04:20 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Generates 29 yards from scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah rushed twice for 11 yards and caught his lone target for 18 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win against the Jaguars.

With Alexander Mattison (abdomen) out, Abdullah handled just four snaps on offense, while Mike Boone played just two. Dalvin Cook simply absorbed Mattison's workload and finished with 38 touches and an 87 percent snap share. In turn, Abdullah can't be trusted as a fantasy player unless both Cook and Mattison are sidelined.

November 10, 2020 05:24 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Scores TD against Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah had one reception for a 22-yard touchdown in Sunday's win over Detroit.

Abdullah played just one snap on offense and he's had just two receptions all season (along with two carries), so we wouldn't read too much into this touchdown. Abdullah is fourth on the RB depth chart and will only be a significant factor if both Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison are sidelined.

October 19, 2020 08:00 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Larger role off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah had two carries for seven yards and one reception for one yard on two targets in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. He also added three kick returns for an average of 24.3 yards.

Abdullah played on 16 of the offense's 56 snaps as he got more playing time than Mike Boone (five snaps) as Alexander Mattison's backup with Dalvin Cook sidelined with a groin injury with the Vikings needing to throw the ball after falling behind big early. Abdullah will likely return to a minimal role with Cook expected to return after Minnesota's Week 7 bye.

September 14, 2020 03:28 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: No touches Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah did not have a carry or reception in Sunday's loss to Green Bay. He played just two snaps on offense.

Abdullah's role with the Vikings has shrunk this season. While he's third on the depth chart at RB, Mike Boone would likely supplant him if Dalvin Cook or Alexander Mattison were to get hurt and the team needed someone to get significant carries. K.J. Osborn has also taken over as the primary kickoff returner, which will limit Abdullah's value on special teams.

March 27, 2020 12:48 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Back with Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings have re-signed Abdullah.

The 26-year-old logged 23 carries for 115 yards to go along with 15 catches for 88 yards and a TD in 16 games for the team last season. Now that he's back in the fold, Abdullah will continue to serve as a depth option in Minnesota's backfield and should also reprise his role as the squad's primary kickoff returner in 2020.

January 16, 2020 01:04 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Limited production in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah rushed 23 times for 115 yards and caught 15 passes for 88 yards and a score over 16 regular-season appearances.

Abdullah logged the bulk of his touches over the final three games as Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison were battling injuries, but he consistently contributed as a kick returner. The 2015 second-round pick will be an unrestricted free agent if he isn't re-signed by the Vikings, and he may seek an increased role elsewhere.

December 31, 2019 06:12 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Gains 36 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah ran for 22 yards on six carries and added 14 yards on three catches during Sunday's 21-19 loss to Chicago.

Abdullah took on the RB2 role, again, with both Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Alexander Mattison (ankle) resting in what was a meaningless game for the Vikings. Not that 36 yards is too much to get excited about, but it'd be foolish to expect even that Sunday against the Saints. Abdullah has had 24 touches in the past three games with the top of the depth chart dinged up, but only 14 touches prior to that this season. Assuming Cook and/or Mattison are ready to play, Abdullah's role should be very limited.

December 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Picks up 58 yards in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah caught six of seven targets for 31 yards and added 27 yards on four carries during Monday's 23-10 loss to Green Bay.

With Dalvin Cook (chest) and Alexander Mattison (ankle) both on the shelf, Abdullah played 32 snaps on offense Monday, 14 more than fellow reserve back Mike Boone. He ended up leading the Vikings in targets and catches along the way. The Vikings will be the NFC's No. 6 seed in the playoffs regardless of Sunday's result against the Bears, so it wouldn't be a surprise if the team rested Cook and Mattison again. Abdullah caught two passes for 14 yards in limited action against Chicago in Week 4.

December 16, 2019 10:16 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Gets five carries Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah had five carries for 25 yards and didn't record a catch despite two targets in Sunday's win at the Chargers.

Abdullah got more carries than usual with Dalvin Cook leaving the game with a shoulder injury and Alexander Mattison inactive with an ankle injury. Mike Boone took over as the primary ballcarrier late in the blowout win. Boone likely would get the most carries if both Cook and Mattison are out again next week with Abdullah working in a backup and passing-down role.

December 11, 2019 01:08 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Gains two yards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah caught his only target during Sunday's 20-7 win over Detroit for a two-yard gain.

Abdullah got involved in the offense Sunday after not recording a touch the prior week. Not that anyone was going to get too excited by a two-yard gain, but his value remains very low as he plays behind two very talented backs in Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison and has been touchless in five of his last eight outings, gaining 36 total yards during that span. Sunday brings a challenge in the Chargers' 10th-ranked run defense, surrendering just 4.1 yards per carry

November 4, 2019 11:36 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Scores TD Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah had one carry for two yards and one reception for a 16-yard touchdown on his only target in Sunday's 26-23 loss at Kansas City.

Abdullah played eight plays on offense as he got more snaps than Alexander Mattison, which was odd in a game where the Vikings were expected to utilize the run more than the pass. Mattison is still ahead of Abdullah on the depth chart, but Abdullah could find extra time in passing situations if the Viking fall behind.

October 2, 2019 12:00 AM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Grabs two passes in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah caught two of three targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 16-6 loss to Chicago.

It wasn't much, but Sunday's performance was a step up from the one touch Abdulllah earned in the previous two weeks combined. Abdullah has the misfortune of playing behind a pair of backs in Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison who are each averaging over five yards per carry right now. As Sunday showed, Abdullah can help out a passing game that has struggled mightily this season, but, given Cook's abilities as the team's third-leading receiver, it's unlikely that Abdullah would get too much extra work even if the Vikings try to mix it up a little.

September 18, 2019 10:36 AM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Limited to one carry
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah had a two-yard carry during Sunday's 21-16 loss to Green Bay.

Unsurprisingly, Abdullah continued to have a small role in the offense while competing for carries with the red-hot Dalvin Cook and rookie third-round pick Alexander Mattison. What might be more surprising is that Minnesota isn't even utilizing Abdullah's athleticism in the return game despite his place on the depth chart. Sophomore receiver Chad Beebe has accounted for all five of the Vikings' returns this season.

September 10, 2019 05:00 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Gets just two carries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah had two carries for eight yards in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

Abdullah played just four snaps on offense in a game where the Vikings dominated by running the ball (172 yards rushing), so he's not going to be a big part of the running game. He does appear as the No. 3 running back since Mike Boone played just two snaps and didn't get a carry. Abdullah's biggest impact will be on special teams as a returner.

August 29, 2019 10:20 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Scores in preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah ran for 21 yards on five carries and reeled in a 15-yard touchdown pass during Thursday's 27-23 preseason loss to the Bills.

Abdullah helped Minnesota strike with the game's first touchdown in the first quarter, snagging a swing pass from Kyle Sloter and racing toward the pylon. The play showed that burst that got Abdullah drafted by Detroit in the second round and what left some intrigue after Latavius Murray departed in free agency, but he probably won't have many opportunities in the regular season. There's a do-it all back in Dalvin Cook and third-round pick in Alexander Mattison ahead of him. Abdullah figures to be primarily a special-teams contributor.

August 25, 2019 11:20 AM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Returns to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah (shoulder) had one carry for seven yards and two punt returns for 27 yards in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona.

Abdullah had missed practice time with a shoulder injury, but it doesn't look like a worry for the start of the regular season. Abdullah has been competing with Mike Boone and De'Angelo Henderson for the No. 3 role at the running back position, but he may make the roster in any scenario since he's likely to be the team's primary kick and punt returner.

August 21, 2019 07:16 PM
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Leaves practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah suffered a shoulder injury that forced him to leave practice Wednesday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The former first-round pick suffered the injury during 11-on-11 drills, and it's unclear how serious it is. Abdullah has been competing with Mike Boone and De'Angelo Henderson for the No. 3 role at the running back position, so he'll miss out on valuable reps. Expect the team to update his status in the coming days.

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17Sun 01/03@ DETW 37-35000371
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