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RB Matt Asiata - Minnesota Vikings

6-0, 234Born: 7-24-1987College: UtahDrafted: ---

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Asiata suffered a concussion in the Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears.

He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Sun Nov 23): Asiata was unable to practice last week due to his concussion/concussion after-effects and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): With the Ben Tate signing, Asiata is just part of a backup RBBC on a team with a mediocre at best offense.

General News (Fri Nov 28): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Thu Nov 27): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 26): partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Asiata said he'll play in Week 13 against the Carolina Panthers. "It's always tough to sit out and watch your team," Asiata said after the workout. "But I'm back, and I'm cleared up, and I'm ready to go."

Week 13: vs Carolina Panthers

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. 3-7-1 Carolina faces off against 4-7 Minnesota in this one, but incredible as it sounds, the Panthers are still in the NFC South race so for Carolina this game is a must-win situation. The Vikings are in spoiler mode with Green Bay far out of reach (as is a wild card playoff berth in the NFC). Jerrick McKinnon carried the load for the Vikings vs. Green Bay last week - he posted 15/54/0 rushing and 3/9/0 receiving as the lead back for Minnesota while Matt Asiata was sidelined due to post-concussion issues. Joe Banyard (5/26/0 rushing and 3/19/0 receiving) was the change-of-pace back for the Vikings while newcomer Ben Tate sat out the contest. The Panthers' rush D is ranked 22nd in the NFL averaging 119.1 rushing yards allowed per game, with 13 rushing scores given up so far. Atlanta managed 27/86/0 rushing against them two weeks ago, while Philadelphia had 23/37/2 rushing vs. Carolina back in Week 10 - though they have cut down on the yards allowed in recent weeks, the Panthers' rush D is still suspect entering Week 13. Advantage, Vikings.

Recent Stats and Projections

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9 vs WAS 10 26 3 5 4 31 0 0
11 at CHI 1 2 0 5 3 12 0 0
13 vs CAR PROJ-Dodds 13 * * 2 * * *
13 vs CAR PROJ-Tremblay 6 * * 2 * * *
13 vs CAR PROJ-Bloom 9 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 11 vs CHI (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)

The first four times Asiata touched the ball were on passes, with one drop to start his day off on a wide open short route. In fact, Asiata only carried the ball once, with most of his touches coming on short routes.

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Latest News

Vikings | Matt Asiata listed as probable (Fri Nov 28, 06:00 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (concussion) is probable for Week 13.

Our View: We'll see Asiata and Ben Tate as the lead backs for the Vikings this week. Both are only 'what the heck' flex worthy in Week 13.
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Vikings | Matt Asiata takes part in practice (Thu Nov 27, 05:41 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.

Our View: Asiata is back in action, and Jerick McKinnon is a bit banged up right now. The Vikings also might unveil newly acquired Ben Tate this week. The Vikings RB situation is a bit of a mess right now. Go for a more consistent option if you can.

Vikings | Matt Asiata says he'll play in Week 13 (Wed Nov 26, 06:14 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (concussion) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26, and he said he'll play in Week 13 against the Carolina Panthers. 'It's always tough to sit out and watch your team,' Asiata said after the workout. 'But I'm back, and I'm cleared up, and I'm ready to go.'

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Vikings | Week 12 Inactives (Sun Nov 23, 11:29 AM) - The Minnesota Vikings have declared OT Austin Wentworth, LB Brandon Watts, OG David Yankey, RB Matt Asiata, LB Michael Mauti, DL Sharrif Floyd, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 12.

Vikings | Ben Tate will play (Sun Nov 23, 09:45 AM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Ben Tate will be active Sunday, Nov. 23, and have a role in Week 12. RB Matt Asiata will be inactive.

Our View: Having an inexperienced backup in the system could be a good thing for Jerick McKinnon's prospects today against the sometime weak Green Bay run defense.
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Schedule

13vs Carolina Panthers
14vs New York Jets
15@ Detroit Lions
16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Chicago Bears