RB Jerome Felton, Free agent
HT: 5-11, WT: 241, Born: 7-3-1986, College: Furman, Drafted: Round 5
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2013 Game Summaries
Week 7 - Normally the lead blocker, Jerome Felton actually was targeted a few times Monday night—the first time he’s had any offensive touches all season. Surprisingly, he wasn’t on the field for most of Adrian Peterson’s snaps, which might account for some of the issues the ground game had getting going. Hopefully the team doesn’t stop using Felton on Peterson’s runs (or does so too infrequently) as he was a key factor in Adrian Peterson’s near-record 2012.
Week 9 - As is usually the case, Felton was on the field to block more than anything else. This week showed a significant uptick in snaps—in Week 8 he was on the field for just ten (a mere 21% of offensive snaps) while this week he saw the field for 24 snaps (or 34% of the offensive snaps). There is a big difference when Felton is on the field, as the fullback really seems to have a nose for defenders who, when blocked, will spring Peterson. The more he’s on the field, the better.
Week 11 - The fullback saw his snaps go back up this week as the Vikings were desperately trying to create some sort of blocking scheme to assist their quarterbacks and running backs. Felton, as was the case with everyone trying to block, struggled to run block or pass block especially. Felton also saw a pair of targets, one of which went for ten yards.
Week 12 - Felton has been on the field more frequently over the past few weeks with his 39 snaps this Sunday the high point of his season. He was used primarily as a blocker in both pass and run situations, but did see one target in the middle of the second quarter. The play was a short dump pass for a first down which took advantage of the defense’s preoccupation with the primary receivers and Adrian Peterson.
Week 13 - It’s been a rough year for fullback Jerome Felton, who was suspended to start the season and has been less effective in run blocking than he was last year when he helped Adrian Peterson to a record-setting yardage total. Felton was again on the field for just under half the offensive snaps this weekend, both for pass and run plays. His single target came on a pass play, a short dump pass to Felton out in the flat which was not well thrown. Felton bobbled it but hauled it in and hung on to it as he was tackled out of bounds.
Week 14 - The fullback saw very little action on Sunday, playing just 18 of Minnesota’s 66 offensive snaps. He was used as a blocker when he was in.