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Matt Asiata

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back

Ht: 6.11 | Wt: 220

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Vikings | Matt Asiata out in goal-line situations?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:37:32 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata had some fantasy appeal, especially in TD-only leagues, last season. However, with the return of Peterson, and the presence of Jerick McKinnon, it's unlikely Asiata gets very many touches unless long-term injuries strike in the Minnesota backfield.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata should have role

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:36:50 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata likely will be used in short-yardage situations this season.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata's fantasy value has gone down with Adrian Peterson returning to the team. Asiata could be a late-round option as a handcuff to Peterson, but he probably will not be used in the starting lineup much this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Master Tesfatsion

Vikings | Matt Asiata returning to Minnesota

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:48:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings restricted free-agent RB Matt Asiata will sign a new one-year deal with the Vikings, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata received a lot of playing time this past season because of Adrian Peterson's off-field issues and finished the season with 570 yards and nine touchdowns. Asiata's fantasy value probably will depend on what the Vikings do with Peterson since he could be a starting option if Peterson leaves. Asiata could be considered a weak No. 2 running back or flex option if he becomes the starter and would be more valuable in standard leagues.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata listed as probable

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:03:10 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata is at least a nice flex option on FantasyScore this week as he faces off against a Chicago Bears defense that surrenders nearly 20 fantasy points per game to running backs.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata takes part in practice

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:48:26 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata would receive most of the work at running back in Week 17. He has a favorable matchup against the Chicago Bears since they have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs over the last four games. Asiata could be a No. 2 running back or flex option for owners on FantasyScore this week.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata practices in full

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:22:35 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) took part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata has posted nine rushing touchdowns this season, and can be a help to FantasyScore owners in Week 17. Not only does he have a nose for the end zone, but he has good hands out of the backfield as well.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata should play

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:33:13 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata likely will continue to receive a majority of the carries and will be facing a Miami Dolphins defense that has struggled against running backs over the past four games. Asiata costs $4,600 on FantasyScore and could be an attractive option at running back or the flex position.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata limited again

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:15:37 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) was limited for a second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Keep tabs on Asiata's status leading up to the weekend. If he is able to play, he'll have a decent matchup with the Miami Dolphins, who allow just over 100 rushing yards per game to running backs.

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Vikings | Limited practice for Matt Asiata

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:05:44 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata ($4,600) gains some value with Jerick McKinnon out for the year. Also, Asiata should be a nice value play at FantasyScore this week. He's had double-digit carries in each of the last three weeks, and the Miami Dolphins have been very vulnerable on the ground of late.

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Vikings | Ben Tate, Joe Banyard may see more time

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:16:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RBs Ben Tate and Joe Banyard could receive more carries, because head coach Mike Zimmer thought RB Matt Asiata received too many carries in Week 14. Asiata received 19 of the 23 carries during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata probably will still receive a majority of the carries but will see his number of touches go down with Tate and Banyard receiving more carries. Asiata should only be considered a desperate flex option for owners, while Tate and Banyard should not be considered for starting lineups.

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12/31 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Tuesday, Dec. 31
12/17 - Fantasy Football On Target: What to know heading into Week 16
12/16 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Monday, Dec. 16
12/13 - Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Friday, Dec. 13
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