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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%: 47/7 | Average Draft Position: 151.00
MIN
 
Projections
RushesRushYdsRushTDCatchesRecYdsRecTDFPTS
Week 8 (@TB) - Average4.517.50.51.513.005
Week 8 (@TB) - Dave Richard3811506
Week 8 (@TB) - Jamey Eisenberg627022104
2014 Season - Average53.5209.52.05.536.5027
2014 Season - Dave Richard31108128010
2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg763113965044
Current Player Ranking: 97
 
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
7702503.631
 
Red Zone Stats
RushAttRushYdRuTDRushPCTTargtRecRecYdsRecTDTargtPct
9253 40.93230 13.0
 
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Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
10/24/2014Matt Asiata, RB MIN
Frank Gore, RB SF
Darren McFadden, RB OAK
Travaris Cadet, RB NO
10/24/2014Matt Asiata, RB MIN
Hakeem Nicks, WR IND
Jamaal Charles, RB KC
Jordy Nelson, WR GB
10/24/2014Jimmy Graham, TE NO
Bernard Pierce, RB BAL
DeAndre Hopkins, WR HOU
Vincent Jackson, WR TB
Matt Asiata, RB MIN
Carlos Hyde, RB SF
 
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Jerick McKinnon's role only growing

by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/14) Jerick McKinnon has looked like a better option for the Vikings than Matt Asiata, and it seems like the team is ready to hand the running game over to him full time.

McKinnon has seen his role grow greatly over the last four games, but was still splitting carries with Asiata up until two weeks ago.McKinnon was clearly the top option in Week 7 against the Bills, however, as he received 19 carries to Asiata's six. More importantly, he looked like a back who is worthy of that kind of role, as he paced the team with 103 yards on the ground.

Asiata is not going away, and could end up stealing some goal-line carries from McKinnon, who has yet to score this season. However, if you could only own one back in Minnesota, McKinnon has to be the guy. Especially with a matchup against the ever-vulnerable Buccaneers' defense on the way in Week 8. 

Vikings' Matt Asiata continues to be a backup

by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/19/14) Vikings running back Matt Asiata was used as a backup Week 7.

Asiata again watched as Jerick McKinnon received the bulk of the carries. Asiata was average when he got the ball, gaining 24 yards on six carries. Asiata did have a reception, picking up 13 yards. 

He'll look for more Week 8 against the Buccaneers. 

Better to avoid Vikings running backs this week

by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/16/14) Though no announcement was ever made (except to refute the claim in the days that followed), Jerick McKinnon appeared to overtake Matt Asiata as the Vikings' top running back Week 6 against Detroit, getting each of the team's first six carries and 17 total touches to Asiata's three.

But since coach Mike Zimmer is saying he prefers a more even distribution between the two, this situation is far from settled, and with the matchup the Vikings have in Week 7, it would need to be for you to gamble on either player.

The Vikings visit the Bills, who rank first against the run. They've allowed 67.5 yards per game and an astonishing 2.8 yards per carry. They also have yet to surrender a touchdown on the ground.

As you might expect, they've allowed the fewest Fantasy points per game to running backs. Two unproven options in an uncertain timeshare aren't the best bets to reverse the trend. Better to sit back and watch what develops this week than to try something sneaky.

Mike Zimmer wants backfield touches to even out

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/15/14) Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters he'd like to get running back Matt Asiata more touches and running back Jerick McKinnon fewer touches than last week, reports WGR in Buffalo. Asiata got three touches to McKinnon's 17 in the home loss to Detroit.

Minnesota visits the Bills on Sunday.

Jerick McKinnon inching ahead of Matt Asiata?

by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/12/14) Matt Asiata, who has been the Vikings' primary ball carrier since the start of Adrian Peterson's off-the-field issues, took a back seat to Jerick McKinnon Week 6 against Detroit. In fact, Asiata didn't touch the ball until midway through the second quarter, with McKinnon getting each of the Vikings' first six carries.

In all, Asiata got just three touches, losing 5 yards on two carries and gaining 18 on a catch. He was targeted one other time in the passing game but had the ball deflect off his hands for an interception. That was in the second quarter. He made only one statistical contribution after that.

True, he was probable coming into the game with a groin injury, so it's possible his workload was adjusted for his health. Also, McKinnon may not have put the dilemma to rest with his performance, gaining 40 yards on 11 carries. But the rookie is clearly the more explosive of the two and proved viable in the passing game as well, actually leading the Vikings with 42 yards on six receptions.

If you own both in Fantasy, you should probably lean more toward starting McKinnon than Asiata at the Bills in Week 7, but both do need to be owned until we have more clarity here.

 
 
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@TB               
Total  123914.011023115.51801000
NovemberRushingReceivingFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSAttYdsAvgLgTDRecYdsAvgLgTDFumRecYdsTD
11/2WAS               
11/16@CHI               
11/23GB               
11/30CAR               
DecemberRushingReceivingFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSAttYdsAvgLgTDRecYdsAvgLgTDFumRecYdsTD
12/7NYJ               
12/14@DET               
12/21@MIA               
12/28CHI               
Yearly TotalRushingReceivingFumbles
GSAttYdsAvgLgTDRecYdsAvgLgTDFumRecYdsTD
  4702503.61231414210.14111100
 
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160393.05000
2013Minnesota Vikings111441663.8393111
2014Minnesota Vikings74702503.6123012
TOTAL3451174253.6396123
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2012Minnesota Vikings160122.020000
2013Minnesota Vikings1115132.680001
2014Minnesota Vikings741414210.1411214
TOTAL345201577.9411215
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2012Minnesota Vikings1635518.32200
2013Minnesota Vikings1122814.02000
2014Minnesota Vikings700---000
TOTAL3458316.62200
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Minnesota Vikings1643.010000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings1154.010000.0000
2014Minnesota Vikings711.000000.0000
TOTAL34108.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2013Minnesota Vikings1111000000
2014Minnesota Vikings711010010
TOTAL3422010010
 
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