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RB Matt Asiata - Minnesota Vikings

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

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Summary

Matt Asiata benefited from a suspended Adrian Peterson last season and Asiata found the endzone 10 times for the Vikings. He had 9 rushing touchdowns and 1 receiving touchdown and finished with 570 rushing yards and with 44 receptions for 312 yards. With rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater under center, Asiata was a nice outlet for him when he was in trouble. Asiata will unfortunately take a back seat when Adrian Peterson comes back as the Vikings star RB to open up the 2015 season. Asiata could spell Peterson on occasion and if Peterson were to miss anytime he would be next in line to handle the majority of the carries. Asiata will battle Jerick McKinnon for carries behind Peterson and will likely see limited carries causing him to have little impact on the offense moving forward. As long as Peterson is on the field, Asiata is going to be hard pressed to find touches. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 75, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 78, 50
RB Dynasty - 91, 70

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 MIN 16 3 9 0 1 1 2 0
2013 MIN 11 44 166 3 8 5 13 0 1
2014 MIN 15 164 570 9 63 44 312 1 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 40 * * 35 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 25 * * 18 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 50 * * 32 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 24 * * 9 * * *
2015 PROJ-Harstad 16 40 * * 35 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 257
RB: 76

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Latest News

Vikings | Matt Asiata out in goal-line situations? (Mon Jul 27, 10:37 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata was a fantastic contributor in goal-line situations, but head coach Mike Zimmer indicated Monday, July 27, that RB Adrian Peterson will be leaned upon in the situations this season. 'Obviously, we're going to have to spell (Peterson) at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know?,' Zimmer said.

Our View: Asiata is not overly talented, but he has fantasy relevance because of his nose for the end zone. It sounds like he's going to be sitting on the bench when the Vikings get close to pay dirt this season.
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2015 Schedule

1@ San Francisco 49ers
2vs Detroit Lions
3vs San Diego Chargers
4@ Denver Broncos
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs Kansas City Chiefs
7@ Detroit Lions
8@ Chicago Bears
9vs St. Louis Rams
10@ Oakland Raiders
11vs Green Bay Packers
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13vs Seattle Seahawks
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15vs Chicago Bears
16vs New York Giants
17@ Green Bay Packers