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81 Jerome Simpson WR
Height/Weight: 6-2/190 | Birthdate: 2/4/1986 | Birthplace: Reidsville, NC, USA | Team: Minnesota | College: Coastal Carolina | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 2/0
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Three-game suspension stands for Jerome Simpson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson could not get a three-game suspension handed down by the NFL for a DUI reduced. The league has confirmed the suspension, per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Simpson contributed 48 catches for 726 yards and one touchdown last season, but faded after a strong start. He racked up nearly half of those yards in the first four games.


Jerome Simpson appealing suspension


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is appealing his three-game suspension stemming from a January DUI, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Simpson attended a hearing regarding the suspension in New York Monday.

Report: Jerome Simpson could be headed for suspension


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson missed practice Monday to attend a hearing and defend himself against a possible suspension related to a drunk-driving arrest in November, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Simpson was previously suspended by the NFL in May 2012 after being convicted for a felony for mailing two pounds of marijuana to his home while a member of the Bengals.


Vikes not expected to draft wideout


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) The Vikings have "four solid options" at receiver and have bigger draft needs than wideout, reports the Minneapolis StarTribune. The paper expects the team to pass on receivers in the draft, then add one from the deep pool of undrafted free agents.

Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson, Jerome Simpson and Jarius Wright project as the team's top four wideouts.


Vikings bring back Jerome Simpson


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/14/2014) The Vikings have re-signed receiver Jerome Simpson, the club announced Friday.

Simpson spent the past two seasons with the Vikings. He had 48 catches for 726 yards and one touchdown in 2013.

He is expected to be the No. 3 receiver for the Vikings behind Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings.


Vikings could bring back Jerome Simpson on one-year deal


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) With Jerome Simpson entering free agency, ESPN.com guesses the Vikings will bring back the 28-year-old receiver on a one-year deal. Simpson "stretched the field" and developed into an effective run-blocker, the website notes, and would serve as the No. 3 receiver behind Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson.

Simpson made $2.1 million last season.


Vikings face decision on Jerome Simpson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2014) Vikings wideout Jerome Simpson posted a career-high 726 receiving yards this season, but the team faces a tough choice on whether to re-sign the impending free agent "knowing he could be facing another NFL suspension after pleading guilty to DWI and careless driving charges stemming from a Nov. 9 arrest," reports ESPN.com.

If Minnesota re-signs Simpson, who turns 28 next month, the contract likely would be in the $2 million range, the report said. 


Vikings wide receivers limited Week 17


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Vikings TE Chase Ford, WR Jarius Wright, WR Jerome Simpson and TE Rhett Ellison were limited Week 17.

Ford led the group, with five receptions for 43 yards. Wright had 31 yards on two catches. Simpson gained 29 yards on three receptions. Ellison had one catch for 13 yards.


Jerome Simpson comes back after hard fall


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/22/2013) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who was upended on an attempted leaping grab midway through the second quarter and fell several feet onto his upper back Week 16 at Cincinnati, was able to finish out the game after being tested for a concussion.

He wasn't especially productive, though, catching just one pass for 8 yards. Then again, no Vikings receiver was especially productive on a day when quarterback Matt Cassel threw for only 114 yards. Simpson's five targets were third-most on the team.

Simpson, who now has just one catch in each of his last two games, will attempt to bounce back Week 17 against the Lions.


Vikings backup pass catchers struggle Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Vikings tight end Chase Ford and wide receiver Jerome Simpson struggled Week 15 against the Eagles. 

Ford caught two passes for 55 yards. Most of his yardage came on a big 37 yard reception. Simpson caught one pass for 19 yards. They'll take on the Bengals Week 16.


Jerome Simpson has first TD since 2011 season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson ended a very long scoring drought Week 14 at Baltimore, recording his first touchdown since Week 16 of the 2011 season. Simpson would finished with four catches for 48 yards in the 29-26 loss.

Simpson ended his scoring drought early in the fourth quarter with an 8-yard touchdown reception. Simpson got both feet down in the back of the end zone, as quarterback Matt Cassel was able to get a pass over two defenders.

Simpson was targeted eight times and he's managed at least 45 receiving yards in four of his last five games. The Vikings are back in action Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.


Jerome Simpson makes the most of three catches Week 13


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was held to three catches Week 13 vs. Chicago, but they were some pretty big catches in a 23-20 overtime win. Simpson, who was targeted nine times, finished with 76 receiving yards.

Simpson had four incompletions thrown his way before finally getting a 32-yard reception at the 10-minute mark of the second quarter. Simpson made the catch between two defenders, with one defender right on top of him.

The veteran receiver didn't make another catch until the fourth quarter, but his 20-yard reception on 4th-and-11 with 1:55 left to play kept Minnesota's hopes alive. Simpson added a 24-yard catch on the same drive, which allowed Blair Walsh to send the game into overtime with a game-tying 30-yard field goal.

Unfortunately, Simpson still doesn't have a touchdown catch in 12 games. The Vikings are back in action Week 14 at Baltimore.


Jerome Simpson settles for two first-half receptions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson finished with two catches for 54 yards during a 26-all tie Week 12 at Green Bay. Both of Simpson's catches came in the first half.

Simpson's first catch was a 31-yard reception down the sideline over a defender. His second reception was a 23-yard catch, which was set up by a perfectly placed pass from Christian Ponder between three defenders.

Simpson was targeted four times. The Vikings are back in action Week 13 vs. Chicago.


Jerome Simpson benched for one play


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was benched for the opening play of the game after being formally charged with two counts of DWI last week.

Simpson was barely involved in the passing game as he caught a short pass from Christian Ponder for a gain of 1 yard in the second quarter. It was his only grab of the day despite receiving two targets in a 41-20 defeat.

Simpson has 34 receptions for 492 yards in 10 games. He'll look to get back on track in Week 12 at Green Bay.

Leslie Frazier: Jerome Simpson 'probably will play'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2013) Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said receiver Jerome Simpson, arrested on suspicion of drunk driving last weekend, "probably will play" Week 11 at Seattle, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Simpson is charged with two counts of DWI, and his first court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 11.

Jerome Simpson charged with two counts of DWI


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2013) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been formally charged with two counts of DWI following his arrest early Saturday morning, reports the Star Tribune. Simpson faces a gross misdemeanor of DWI third degree (refusing to submit to a chemical test) and a misdemeanor charge of DWI fourth degree (operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol).

Simpson's first scheduled court appearance is slated for Dec. 11.


Coach not sure Jerome Simpson will play following arrest


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2013) Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson wants to play Week 11 at Seattle despite his arrest over the weekend on suspicion of drunk driving. Coach Leslie Frazier isn't committing to anything.

“We’ll have further clarification as we learn more from the league as well as what we’re going to do internally,” Frazier said, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “But from my standpoint there isn’t a whole lot more that I can add regarding his situation as we are continuing to gather more information.”

Simpson caught four passes for 45 yards in last Thursday's win over Washington. His arrest came about 30 hours later.


Jerome Simpson held in jail Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2013) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested early Saturday morning in Minneapolis, under suspicion of drunk driving. He is being held at Hennepin County jail, where he will be held without bail for 36 hours, according to The Star-Tribune.

"The Vikings are aware of the matter involving Jerome Simpson," the team said in a statement. "We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time."


Jerome Simpson makes some nifty grabs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2013) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson made some nice catches during the Week 10 win over the Redskins Thursday night. 

Simpson finished the game with four receptions for 45 yards. He did not score and was targeted six times overall. 

The veteran has been consistently mediocre this season and doesn't have a touchdown catch under his belt yet on the year. The Vikings play at Seattle Week 11. 


Vikings spread ball around to receivers


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder really spread the ball around on Sunday during the Week 9 loss at Dallas. Ponder found nine different receivers for at least one catch in the game. 

Among the receivers making minor contributions to the loss against the Cowboys was wideout Jarius Wright. Wright caught three passes for 31 yards in the game. He saw five targets from Ponder. 

Wide receiver Jerome Simpson caught two passes for 24 yards in the game. He saw five targets as well. Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson, who is also a return man for the Vikings, had three grabs for 13 yards. 

Tight end John Carlson had four receptions in the game for 23 yards. He saw six targets to finish second on the team behind Greg Jennings. Fullback Jerome Felton had one catch for 11 yards and backup RB Toby Gerhart had one grab for 6. Minnesota next takes the field Week 10 on Thursday at home against Washington. 


Vikings receivers hard to trust


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/1/2013) The Vikings travel to Dallas in Week 9, but none of their receiving options in Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson or Cordarrelle Patterson are worth starting in the majority of Fantasy leagues.

The Vikings haven't had a receiver score a touchdown or gain more than 45 yards since Week 4 against Pittsburgh in London. In fact, that was the only game this season where Minnesota had a receiver score a touchdown when Jenning scored twice.

This is actually a favorable matchup for the Vikings since Dallas has allowed seven receivers to reach double digits in Fantasy points and eight touchdowns. But based on what we've seen of this passing game, it's hard to trust anyone in Minnesota right now aside from Adrian Peterson.

Rank the Minnesota receivers in this order: Jennings, Simpson, Patterson since Jennings has gotten more targets than Simpson the past three games at 23-19. But none of these receivers should be considered starting options outside of deep three-receiver formats.


Jerome Simpson hits new low


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson caught one pass for 18 yards against the Packers, setting season lows in both categories. He was targeted three times by Christian Ponder.

Simpson has 80 receiving yards in his last three games and has not scored this season. He'll visit the Cowboys in Week 9.


Jerome Simpson hopes to snap slump


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/25/2013) Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson heads into Week 8 hoping to snap out of his recent two-game slump with his matchup against the Packers.

For the past two games, Simpson has struggled with seven catches for 62 yards combined against the Panthers and Giants on 16 targets. He is also still looking for his first touchdown of the season.

Simpson does have two games with at least 100 receiving yards, including Week 1 at Detroit with Christian Ponder under center. We mention that because Ponder is back as the starter this week.

The Packers have allowed five receivers to score double digits in Fantasy points with seven touchdowns allowed, but Simpson is just a low-end option in deeper Fantasy leagues. We hope he can do well at home with Ponder, but Simpson has a lot to prove before owners can count on him in the majority of leagues.


Jerome Simpson can't reel in the long one


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2013) Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson had a chance for a 40-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter against the Giants, but he dropped it. Simpson ended up catching three balls for 32 yards despite being targeted nine times.

Simpson has 62 receiving yards over the past two games. He'll face the Packers in Week 8.


Jerome Simpson to benefit from Josh Freeman's arm


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2013) Averaging 16.2 yards per catch, Jerome Simpson is the Vikings' top deep threat. He could be helped the most by the insertion of Josh Freeman at quarterback. We'll start finding out Monday when Minnesota visits the Giants.

Freeman has a stronger arm than Christian Ponder or Matt Cassel. The hope is Freeman will be able to hit Simpson in stride for a bomb or two every game. Simpson has yet to score this season despite leading the team with 23 catches for 372 yards.

The Giants have given up eight touchdowns to wide receivers, giving Simpson his best chance at finding the end zone. Start Simpson as a WR3 despite the uncertainty surrounding Freeman's debut.