WR Devin Aromashodu - Minnesota Vikings
|6-2, 203||Born: 5-23-1984||College: Auburn||Drafted: Round 7, pick|
2012 Week 1 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 61 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu did a great job catching the meager amount of balls thrown his way, each one for a significant gain. He was not, however, a big part of the offense and looks as if he will remain an occasionl weapon and no more.
2012 Week 2 vs IND (3 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu struggled to gain separation and couldn't really get open. Even when passed to, he had a hard time reeling in the catch. He gets hot and cold during the year, and this was definitely one to file under cold. At this point, he could be the odd man out when Jerome Simpson returns.
2012 Week 3 vs SF (2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu was only targeted twice but caught both for 24 yards total. His first catch was an adjustment to Ponder's scramble, and Aromashodu was taken down immediately. The second catch was the result of good separation on his comeback route, sitting in the soft part of the zone beyond the first down marker.
2012 Week 5 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu stepped in as the Vikings second receiver and did an excellent job against Tennessee. He ran crisp routes and quarterback Christian Ponder was happy to exploit the single-coverage the Titans had rolled his way. Aromashodu's best catch came on a deep pass to the left in the second quarter. On the play, Aromashodu quickly broke off the line and found himself with a step on his man down the left sideline. Quarterback Christian Ponder placed the ball nicely over Aromashodu's shoulder allowing for a nice 19 yard gain.
2012 Week 6 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu was an afterthought at best in this offense and Ponder isn't looking for him really at all. In fact, there was one play early in the game where Ponder threw to Percy Harvin in double coverage while Aromashodu was pretty open. He was unable to get separation most of the time and struggled to get open otherwise, which accounts for Ponder's lack of acknowledgment of his existence for most of the game.
2012 Week 10 vs DET (1 / 1 / 31 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu wasn't targeted at all in this game before he appeared over the middle in the third quarter. Aromashodu caught a crossing route in front of a defender, in stride with his hands before sprinting across the field for a very big gain.
2012 Week 13 vs GB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu isn't a factor or person this offense likes to lean on, and only saw one target all day. He was well covered by Devon House. There was a little contact and the Vikings lobbied for a flag but none came. Aromashodu made a pretty good break on the route, but Ponder's pass was very slow getting to him and so House had plenty of time to deflect it regardless of any pass interference.
2011 Week 2 vs TB (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu was targeted only twice in this game, and in both cases he was well covered and the ball fell incomplete. He's the #3 receiver on the team, but is probably the #5-6 option when it comes to catching passes after the running backs and tight ends.
2011 Week 3 vs DET (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Mostly playing on special teams due to the heavy dose of 2 TE sets for the Vikings, Aromashodu was limited to a late, but important 5-yard catch that set up the Longwell 49-yard FG to tie the game and send it to overtime.
2011 Week 4 vs KC (2 / 1 / 34 / 1 rec)
f you're only going to have one catch on the day, a 34 yard touchdown is a good one to have. Aromashodu had just a step on Carr, but that was all he needed with McNabb's perfectly placed throw in the end zone. Aromashodu did show good concentration on the catch as he went to the ground. As good as that play was, he was not involved in the passing game the rest of the day.
2011 Week 5 vs ARI (5 / 2 / 81 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu has emerged as the #3 receiver for the Vikings, and in this game, he turned out to be the big play pass catcher. However, he only had two receptions. The first was while McNabb was under pressure, scrambled to avoid the sack and lofted a ball in the general direction of Aromashodu. He out jumped the defender and came down with the grab for a 22 yard gain. The second catch was a crossing route over the middle where McNabb hit him in stride, and the defender fell down. Aromashodu broke to the outside and turned a 20 yard gain into a 60 yard one. He's still the #3 guy on the team behind Michael Jenkins and Percy Harvin, but he will definitely see more receptions each week from here on out.
2011 Week 6 vs CHI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu followed up his solid performance last week by not posting a catch this week against Chicago. He saw a little action on the opening drive of the 4th quarter for the Vikings, the first pass being well overthrown and the second one a little high and behind him. On the second, Aromashodu showed why he is not a receiver that can be counted on - as he was able to get both hands on the ball, yet it slipped right through his fingers and fell incomplete.
2011 Week 7 vs GB (5 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu saw extended time in this game with Bernard Berrian on the sidelines in his street cloths. Unfortunately for him, he couldn't capitalize on the opportunity. His only catch was in the first quarter - a play where Ponder rolled out and hit him deep down the field for a 13 yard reception. Ponder targeted him twice late in the second quarter, but both passes were thrown behind him and Aromashodu was unable to come up with the receptions. In the 4th, Aromashodu had a chance to come up with a key reception on a quick slant after a fake to Peterson. But the ball hit Aromashodu in the hands and he dropped it.
2011 Week 8 vs CAR (6 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Devin Aromashodu is the deep threat in the Vikings passing game and was targeted deep a couple of times, but the passes were overthrown on both occasions. Aromashodu had a nice catch on a 15-yard dig route as Ponder fit the pass in over the linebackers and in front of the safeties. This passing game runs through Percy Harvin and Visanthe Shiancoe at the moment.
2011 Week 10 vs GB (6 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Did not catch a ball all night and was the target on the long Ponder interception. Some of them were mis throws but a few he could have made a better play on the ball.
2011 Week 11 vs OAK (4 / 1 / 42 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu was targeted four times in this game, but was only able to come up with one reception. It was at the end of the third quarter, and Ponder threw a strike deep down the left side of the field Aromashodu made the catch and cut back over the middle for even more yards to close out the third quarter with a big 42 yard gain. It set up the screen pass to Harvin on the next play for a TD. Aromashodu also had a key drop on the second to last series where the ball hit him in the hands, but he dropped it.
2011 Week 12 vs ATL (5 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Devin Aromashodu had a nice grab over the middle but it was negated by a holding call. He was able to haul in a deep curl route over the middle against a soft defense but did almost nothing else on Sunday. There simply aren't enough yards and touchdowns from this passing game to make any WR except Harvin valuable in this passing attack.
2011 Week 13 vs DEN (15 / 6 / 90 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu was QB Christian Ponder's favorite receiver in this game, although they didn't always find it easy to connect, with Aromashodu drawing perennial Pro Bowl CB Champ Bailey about half the plays. He made a couple of nice plays to get the Vikings out from inside their own 5 yardline to deep inside Denver territory late in the first half and would continue make plays when Ponder could get the ball to him. The problem was, he was most often drawing CB Bailey with Harvin in the slot.
2011 Week 14 vs DET (10 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Devin Aromashodu had a game that we've typically come to expect from him. So-So route running, a couple nice receptions and a couple key drops that break your heart. Ponder's first pass was to Aromashodu but he was triple covered and it was easily picked off. On their second TD drive, Aromashodu caught two short come-back passes for seven and four yards respectively, moving the chains and setting up the TD catch by Percy Harvin. On the next series, Aromashodu had two consecutive passes thrown his way, but he slowed down in the middle of the route and both passes were incomplete. One was nearly picked off. To start the third quarter, Ponder executed a nice play-action and went deep down the sideline to Aromashodu for a big 28 yard reception. It was his best play of the day. On the final drive of the game, Webb threw a beautiful pass to Aromashodu down the right side of the field - it was slightly tipped, but hit Aromashodu right in his chest. He dropped the ball, and it fell incomplete. He added one more short come-back later in the drive, but finished the day with just four receptions for 47 yards.
2011 Week 15 vs NO (7 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu made a couple of mid-range receptions in garbage time when the game was well in hand. Ponder did take a number of deep shots intended for Aromashodu, but they could never make the connection, with the final attempt ending in an interception on the final play of the game.
2011 Week 16 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu was not too involved in the offense as the Vikings did most of their damage on the ground. They also played with the lead for most of the game, and when Ponder went out of the game they definitely threw it less. Aromashodu was able to convert both of his targets and seems to have a firm grasp as one of the starting wide receivers for the Vikings.
2011 Week 17 vs CHI (11 / 3 / 53 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu helped Webb out a bunch in this one. His first catch was relatively easy but made possible by him continuing to work while Webb scrambled. His last catch was a diving grab under the same circumstances. He did miss two opportunities, one of which was his fault. He was open in the end zone in the first quarter, but overthrown by Christian Ponder. Late in the game he dropped a pass at the two yard line after he was lit up.
2010 Week 1 vs DET (10 / 5 / 71 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu began the game on the bench, but frequently came in on three and four WR sets. He was a favorite target of Jay Cutler and made several tough catches over the middle of the field. Aromashodu had an easy TD reception on the opening drive where Cutler put the ball perfectly on his hands in the end zone, but he dropped it. This didn't diminish Cutler's confidence in 'Mash' though, and he continued to see targets the rest of the game. He had several other receptions where he took a hard shot after the catch and dropped the pass for an incomplete. The Detroit secondary was punishing receivers over the middle, but Aromahsodu continued to attack without fear. Although his performance was overshadowed by Matt Forte, Aromashodu had a solid game for the Bears and should continue to see a lot of action unless the drops continue.
2010 Week 2 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu did not have a catch on Sunday and has been demoted to the 4th receiver in the offense behind Earl Bennett. With the use of the running back as a pass catcher in Mike Martz's offense, Aromashodu may not make it back on to the field any time soon.
2010 Week 6 vs SEA (5 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu had a decent game for his standards to remind everybody who he is. He had a big catch and run on a shallow drag route, where he was able to run away from his defender and pick up a first down. He worked back to Cutler on one pass play, and caught a very off target pass to try and get some trust back. He did get some downfield looks from his QB, but were frequently off target as Cutler had to throw with defenders all around him.
2010 Week 15 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
I for one was thrilled to see him in the football game. He had a touchdown called back because of a flag that was not related to him. You can see this guy has talent that most of the other wide receivers on the roster do not. I would like to see him worked back into things and perhaps these final two weeks the Bears will allow him back into the offense. He has more speed and big time ability than both Bennett and Knox, plus he has much sharper routes than Hester. He got into the doghouse early in the season but dynasty wise I like his long term impact the most.
2009 Week 10 vs SF (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Devin Aromashadu made one catch in the Week 10 game against the 49ers, hauling in a short pass of 10 yards on the final Chicago drive of the game. It was a nice catch as he reached up along the sideline and manage to come down with both feet just in bounds for the completion. That was his only target and catch, however, and he is the fourth wideout at best for Chicago. That means his fantasy value is next to nothing right now despite how often Jay Cutler is dropping back to pass.
2009 Week 13 vs STL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Aromashadu dropped his first target, and skied to catch his second, but couldn't get both feet in. He still looks athletic enoguh to hang around as a 4th or 5th receiver.
2009 Week 14 vs GB (12 / 8 / 76 / 1 rec)
Aromashodu's breakout game because Jay Cutler was often making the Auburn product his primary read. Aromashodu got a lot of quick targets and ran tough after the catch to get extra yardage. He did get open deep once, but was underthrown by Cutler. You could see why Cutler was lobbying for him to get more time when Aromashodu snagged a bullet at the goal line on a back shoulder throw that he had to be perfect on to convert for a TD. Aromashodu was getting separation on short routes, and based on his timing and chemistry with Cutler, he should remain part of this passing offense even after Devin Hester returns from injury.
2009 Week 15 vs BAL (10 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu wasn't nearly as favored in the game plan as he was last week, even though Devin Hester missed another game. He had a bad drop, and was only targeted on quick throws. You can slow down the Aromashodu train in dynasty leagues.
2009 Week 16 vs MIN (9 / 7 / 150 / 1 rec)
Devin who? Jay Cutler has his new favorite target. Aromashodu seemed to have good timing with Cutler all night, and Cutler looked his way in key situations. Aromashodu went high to get an early catch inside the 5, and he also got open deep twice, only to have Cutler be off on the throws. His run after catch on the Bears first overtime drive set up the unsuccessful game-winning FG attempt, but he left nothing up to the kicker with his game-winning 39 yard TD. He has established himself as a strong part of this team's WR rotation with his play as of late.
2009 Week 17 vs DET (8 / 5 / 46 / 2 rec)
It may surprise you to now that Aromashodu just finished out his THIRD season in the NFL. He has been a relative unknown before this point, and was dinged up for the first half of the season. For this game, his five receptions were not huge plays for tons of yards, but two of them were Red Zone Target TDS. He has proven that he can find the soft spot of the defense, and Cutler trusts him to come up with the big play. His five receptions on eight targets caps off a huge December for him, where had had 39 targets, 22 receptions, 282 yards receiving and 4 TDS over his final four games. It's unclear what part of the offense he will play in 2011 given the other Chicago receivers and a possible Coaching change. However, it's clear that Devin 'Monster Mash' is going to be an important part of the Chicago offense going forward.
2007 Week 14 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu saw action late in the game during garbage time. He was targeted twice by Jim Sorgi, and caught one of them.
2007 Week 15 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu was the target when Manning threw his only interception. He caught two passes for 37 yards.
2007 Week 16 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu filled in for Anthony Gonzalez after Gonzalez left with a foot injury early on. TE Dallas Clark actually was the team's number two option, but Aromashodu showed an ability to get open if nothing else. Of course, that could have had something to do with the fact that there were about five players on the Colts that teams fear more than him, so he wasn't exactly a focus of the defense. More than his play in the game is what his role meant. With Marvin Harrison out and now Gonzalez hobbled, we got a better sense of the wide receiver pecking order on the Colts should anyone be unavailable during the postseason. And Aromashodu looks to be the next man in line.
2007 Week 17 vs TEN (6 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Aromashodu saw significant playing time as one of only three healthy receivers to suit up for the Colts. His numbers were held down due to most of the passes thrown his way being too high and uncatchable.