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44 Matt Asiata RB
Height/Weight: 6-0/234 | Birthdate: 7/24/1987 | Birthplace: Garden Grove, CA, USA | Team: Minnesota | College: Utah | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 68/32 | Average Draft Position: 151.00
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Projections
RushesRushYdsRushTDCatchesRecYdsRecTDFPTS
Week 16 (@MIA) - Average14.554.01.03.514.0012
Week 16 (@MIA) - Dave Richard1449129010
Week 16 (@MIA) - Jamey Eisenberg15591519012
2014 Season - Average53.5209.52.05.536.5027
2014 Season - Dave Richard31108128010
2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg763113965044
Current Player Ranking: 97
 
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
141454793.391
 
Red Zone Stats
RushAttRushYdRuTDRushPCTTargtRecRecYdsRecTDTargtPct
26719 55.354200 12.2
 
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Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/21/2014Fred Jackson, RB BUF
Matt Asiata, RB MIN
C.J. Anderson, RB DEN
12/21/2014Dan Bailey, K DAL
DeAndre Hopkins, WR HOU
Matt Asiata, RB MIN
Giants , DST NYG
Stephen Gostkowski, K NE
Jamaal Charles, RB KC
Dez Bryant, WR DAL
Lions , DST DET
12/20/2014Matt Asiata, RB MIN
Marshawn Lynch, RB SEA
 
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Vikings RB Matt Asiata scores two touchdowns in loss

by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/21/14) Vikings running back Matt Asiata continued to receive the bulk of the Vikings’ rushing carries during a 37-35 loss to the Dolphins Sunday.

Asiata received a team-high 16 carries and rushed for 58 yards. Asiata also received the goal line work, scoring rushing touchdowns from 1 and 5 yards. He also converted a two-point conversion attempt. Asiata also caught three receptions on four targets for 19 yards.

The two rushing touchdowns were the first time Asiata scored multiple touchdowns in a game since Nov. 2 and the third time this season Asiata was able to reach the end zone multiple times in a game.

The Vikings host the Bears in the season finale.

Vikings list final injury report for Miami game

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/14) The Vikings have ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) out for Sunday's contest against Miami, per the team's final injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was deemed as doubtful, while safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) was deemed as questionable.

Meanwhile, running back Matt Asiata (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), linebacker Chad Greenway (non-injury related), wide receiver Greg Jennings (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb), defensive end Brian Robison (ankle), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (illness) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (wrist).

Turner: Matt Asiata to get bulk of carries Sunday against Dolphins

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/18/14) After it was reported the Vikings were going to use a running-back-by-committee approach once Jerrick McKinnon was lost for the season, offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Thursday Matt Asiata will get the majority of the carries when Minnesota travels to Miami Sunday.

"Well, Matt I think showed, I think he's shown throughout, but he's showed in the game that he's a guy that gives us the best all-around running, catching, [pass] protection," Turner said Thursday. "He had an outstanding game so I would expect Matt to get the bulk of the work and when there's opportunity to get someone else in there we'll do it."

Asiata is averaging 3.3 yards per carry this season with seven rushing touchdowns. Running backs Joe Banyard and Ben Tate appear to be on the back burner after Tate has had just 38 yards on 13 carries since going the Vikings. While Banyard has just 45 yards on 10 carries. 

Vikings RB Matt Asiata limited with foot injury

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/14) Vikings running back Matt Asiata was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a foot injury, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Asiata has received at least 12 touches in four of the past five games entering Week 16 at Miami.

Receptions keeping Matt Asiata viable

by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/14) Let's face it: Vikings running back Matt Asiata isn't a great rusher. With his 11 carries for 36 yards Week 15 at Detroit, he's now averaging 3.3 yards per carry, or 3.0 since Jerick McKinnon went down in Week 13. But he makes up for it at least to some degree with his receiving.

Never was it more evident than in Week 15, when he caught seven passes for 50 yards, both season highs. Maybe that's the ceiling of what he can do, but he hasn't had less than three catches since Week 7, averaging 4.2 in six games.

Certainly in PPR leagues, that gives him a big boost in value, but the potential for an extra 20-plus yards makes a difference in standard leagues as well, especially since he's really the Vikings' only choice to carry the ball at the goal line, provided they make it there.

He's not an ideal start, particularly for a playoff-caliber Fantasy team, but for Week 16 at Miami, a team that has struggled against the run, you could do worse if you get in a pinch.

 
 
Game Log
SeptemberRushingReceivingFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSAttYdsAvgLgTDRecYdsAvgLgTDFumRecYdsTD
9/7@STLW 34-6No2105.050155.0500000
9/14NEL 7-30Yes13362.8705489.62510100
9/21@NOL 9-20Yes12352.98033612.04100000
9/28ATLW 41-28Yes20783.91233227.31200000
Total  3471593.4123121119.34110100
OctoberRushingReceivingFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSAttYdsAvgLgTDRecYdsAvgLgTDFumRecYdsTD
10/2@GBL 10-42Yes15724.8110000001000
10/12DETL 3-17No2-5-2.5-2011818.01800000
10/19@BUFL 16-17No6244.011011313.01300000
10/26@TBW 19-13No410.3504266.51000000
Total  127923.41106579.51801000
NovemberRushingReceivingFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSAttYdsAvgLgTDRecYdsAvgLgTDFumRecYdsTD
11/2WASW 29-26No10262.6734317.81100000
11/16@CHIL 13-21No122.0203124.0700000
11/23GBL 21-24NoDid Not Play
11/30CARW 31-13Yes14523.780451.3400000
Total  125803.28311484.41100000
DecemberRushingReceivingFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSAttYdsAvgLgTDRecYdsAvgLgTDFumRecYdsTD
12/7NYJW 30-24Yes19542.8803103.3600000
12/14@DETL 14-16Yes11363.3917507.11000000
12/21@MIAL 35-37Yes16583.61023196.3900000
12/28CHI               
Yearly TotalRushingReceivingFumbles
GSAttYdsAvgLgTDRecYdsAvgLgTDFumRecYdsTD
  81454793.3129422957.04111100
 
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160393.05000
2013Minnesota Vikings111441663.8393111
2014Minnesota Vikings1481454793.3129029
TOTAL4191926543.43912140
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160122.020000
2013Minnesota Vikings1115132.680001
2014Minnesota Vikings148422957.0411217
TOTAL419483106.5411218
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2012Minnesota Vikings1635518.32200
2013Minnesota Vikings1122814.02000
2014Minnesota Vikings142168.01200
TOTAL4179914.12200
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Minnesota Vikings1643.010000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings1154.010000.0000
2014Minnesota Vikings1422.000000.0000
TOTAL41119.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2013Minnesota Vikings1111000000
2014Minnesota Vikings1411010010
TOTAL4122010010
 
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