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Vikings | Matt Asiata says he'll play in Week 13

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:14:45 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (concussion) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26, and he said he'll play in Week 13 against the Carolina Panthers. "It's always tough to sit out and watch your team," Asiata said after the workout. "But I'm back, and I'm cleared up, and I'm ready to go."

Fantasy Tip: Asiata ($4,100) returns to find a three-headed monster in the Vikings backfield, with Jerick McKinnon ($5,400) and Ben Tate ($3,700) also involved. If Asiata receives enough touches, he could be a bargain play at FantasyScore against the Panthers.

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Vikings | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:29:34 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared OT Austin Wentworth, LB Brandon Watts, OG David Yankey, RB Matt Asiata, LB Michael Mauti, DL Sharrif Floyd, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 12.

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Vikings | Ben Tate will play

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:45:21 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Ben Tate will be active Sunday, Nov. 23, and have a role in Week 12. RB Matt Asiata will be inactive.

Fantasy Tip: Tate ($4,900; 9.8% of your cap) probably won't have enough of a role this week to be a factor on FantasyScore. It's pretty hard to sign with a team and have a big role at running back the same week.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata ruled out

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:55:49 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (concussion) did not participate in practice and has been ruled out for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: With Asiata out, Jerick McKinnon will likely continue to get most of the work, and will cost $5,400 in FantasyScore. Ben Tate could also see carries , and will cost $4,900 in FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata sits out Friday

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:04:58 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (concussion) missed his third straight day of practice Friday, Nov. 21.

Fantasy Tip: We'll have to wait and see what Asiata's status is for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers, but it doesn't look good. Ignore him at FantasyScore. Jerick McKinnon ($5,400) should continue to take the lead-back duties, but newly-signed Ben Tate ($4,900) could have a pretty significant role in his team debut if Asiata is out. Tate makes for an interesting flex option, especially if he sees goal-line work.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata sitting again

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:26:22 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (concussion) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata will have to pass his concussion tests before being cleared to play, so he could miss Week 12. Jerick McKinnon and Ben Tate likely would see time at running back if Asiata is ruled out. McKinnon likely would receive a majority of the work since Tate joined the team earlier in the week. McKinnon costs $5,400 on FantasyScore and could be a good starting option. Owners should avoid using Ben Tate until he has a better understanding of the offense.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon still the lead back

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:52:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) will retain the lead-back role, even after the team claimed RB Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Nov. 19, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner said Tate was brought in for insurance because both McKinnon and RB Matt Asiata (concussion) were dealing with injuries this week. McKinnon said he will be ready for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. However, Asiata's status is in doubt. "We're excited about Jerick and what he's done and I see him as our running back," Turner said. "He's been limited in practice last week and couldn't practice (Wednesday) So you got to protect yourself, obviously with Matt not being able to practice (Wednesday) and in doubt as to whether he'll play or not."

Fantasy Tip: The real loser of the Tate signing has to be Asiata. McKinnon ($5,400) should play against the Packers, but how much will the Vikes run if they fall behind big early? Tate ($4,900) looks to be part of another committee, but he'll have better chance for fantasy success in his new digs. Consider him a flex option at FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Ben Tate gives Vikes depth

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:07:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Ben Tate gives the team much-needed depth at the running back position, with RBs Jerick McKinnon (back) and Matt Asiata (concussion) both missing practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. McKinnon leads the team with 484 yards and a 4.9 yards per carry average, while Asiata has six rushing touchdowns and a one receiving TD, but he has just 3.3 yards per carry.

Fantasy Tip: Tate ($4,900) could become part of another three-headed monster in Minnesota, but one would think he'd have a better shot at fantasy success this time around, especially with McKinnon ($5,400) and Asiata ($4,100) injured this week. Tate could wind up starting this weekend against the Green Bay Packers, but this backfield could be a crapshoot at FantasyScore, especially if the Packers get out to an early lead.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata does not practice

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:18:24 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to see if Asiata will be able to practice later in the week. Jerick McKinnon is also injured, so Ben Tate could receive playing time in his first game with the Vikings. Tate costs $4,900 on FantasyScore, but owners may want to avoid using him since he probably will not have a great understanding of the offense yet.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata runs for three TDs

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:20:19 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata carried 10 times for 26 yards and three touchdowns in Week 9 against the Washington Redskins. He also hauled in four balls for 31 yards. It was Asiata's third career three-touchdown game, the most of any undrafted player in his first three seasons since 1967.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata is huge around the goal line, and as long as he remains healthy, his presence will eat into the fantasy appeal of Jerick McKinnon.

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Vikings | MIN RBs share workload

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:48:18 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon played 43 snaps Sunday, Oct. 26, while RB Matt Asiata played 27. McKinnon accounted for 61 percent of the offensive snaps, while Asiata played 39 percent.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon is the clear leader at the position, but he's only a matchup play right now on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata sees limited touches

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:56:09 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata carried just six times for 24 yards in Week 7 against the Buffalo Bills, while posting one reception for 13 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Rookie Jerick McKinnon had 21 total touches, and he went over 100 rushing yards in the loss. Asiata's fantasy star has clearly dimmed, and he appears to be second on the depth chart behind the Georgia Southern product. Avoid Asiata in FantasyScore going forward unless McKinnon's production slips or he is injured.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon a lone bright spot

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:31:24 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon received his first start of his career in the team's Week 6 loss to the Detroit Lions. He had 11 carries for 40 yards and also a team-high six catches for 42 yards, as he was the lone bright spot of the offense. RB Matt Asiata had only two carries for negative five yards and one catch for 18 yards in the game. It was the first time Asiata didn't have double-digit carries since RB Adrian Peterson has been out.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon has stepped up and made the most of his expanded workload, and it looks like he may be taking the starting job from Asiata. McKinnon is a more of an all-purpose back, too, making him more valuable in PPR formats like FantasyScore. The Vikings face a tough running matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7, though.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon takes over

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:08:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon played 58 offensive snaps in Week 6, while RB Matt Asiata played in just 15. McKinnon had 11 rushes for 40 yards and a team-high six catches for 42 yards.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon has a solid matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7 and should be a worthwhile flex option on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata a full go

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:10:00 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and is probable for the team's Week 6 game.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata will cost you $6,000 in FantasyScore this week, but there are probably better options as he will face a tough Detroit Lions defense this week.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata a full go

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:10:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (groin) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata was frustrating for his owners a week after his three-touchdown performance. Another dud could be in store in Week 6 against a strong Detroit Lions defensive front. Asiata may find it hard to return value on his $6,000 FantasyScore price.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata fully practices

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:52:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata is part of a committee at running back but is receiving a majority of the carries. Owners will have to spend $6,000 on Asiata on FantasyScore and could consider him as a No. 2 running back or flex option.

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Vikings | Two Vikings RBs share workload

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 08:01:23 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata was on the field for 44 offensive snaps during the team's Week 5 game, while RB Jerick McKinnon played 30 offensive snaps.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata had a more productive game than McKinnon in Week 5, but McKinnon was also involved in the passing game. They probably will continue to share work while Adrian Peterson is out of the lineup. Asiata is probably the one that has more value in fantasy leagues, but McKinnon could also have some value.

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

Vikings | MIN RBs share the load

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:24:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata played 44 offensive snaps Thursday, Oct. 2, or 56 percent of the offense, while RB Jerick McKinnon played 30 snaps, or 38 percent of the offense.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata is the lead back right now, but McKinnon has shown some flashes to inch his way into the mix. Both are flex options right now with the slight nod to Asiata.

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Vikings | Vikes prefer running-back-by-committee

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:41:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon ran for 135 yards on 18 carries in the team's Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons, but head coach Mike Zimmer is hesitant to call him an every-down back, with RB Matt Asiata also in the mix. Zimmer prefers a committee approach at running back, because it poses more problems for defenses. Asiata is more of a between-the-tackles runner, while McKinnon presents a change of pace with his speed and quickness on the edges. McKinnon also isn't very polished in pass protection.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon was impressive last weekend, but he'll remain a flex play at FantasyScore with Asiata stealing valuable goal-line touches. Both Asiata ($6,500) and McKinnon ($4,700) could be productive again on a short week against the Green Bay Packers, but McKinnon obviously has a much better chance to return a profit.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson out indefinitely

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:05:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list and will be out indefinitely.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be held on to for the time being, but there's a possibility his season could be over. Matt Asiata is a good RB3 in the interim and an excellent bargain buy this week at New Orleans. He's priced at $3,700 (7.4% of your cap) on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | NFL reviewing Adrian Peterson case

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:28:38 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's case will be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to league spokesman Brian McCarthy.

Fantasy Tip: RB Matt Asiata is a bargain buy as a flex option at $3,700 (7.4% of your cap) on FantasyScore in Week 2.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata expected to carry load

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:28:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata figures to get a majority of the touches in Week 2 against the New England Patriots with RB Adrian Peterson deactivated. RB Jerick McKinnon is also expected to see touches.

Fantasy Tip: At $3700 (7.4 percent of salary cap) in FantasyScore leagues, Asiata is a solid low-priced addition. His inclusion will allow you to build a team of studs at other positions while getting starter-type production.

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Vikings | Plenty of totes for backup RBs

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:23:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon led the team with 12 carries and 45 yards in the preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 8. He was also targeted twice, although he had zero receptions. RB Dominique Williams had nine totes for 27 yards, while RB Joe Banyard hauled the mail eight times for 22 yards while posting 13 yards on two catches. RB Matt Asiata also had three runs for 13 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: The reserve running backs were getting plenty of work with Adrian Peterson resting, and with Peterson not expected to play in the preseason, they all are likely to get plenty of work. Asiata appears to be slotted as the primary backup with McKinnon as the No. 3 running back and Banyard and Williams battling for the No. 4 job, although that is still subject to change. Only Asiata is worth any fantasy consideration at this point.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon could have edge

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:20:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon could see the field more than backup RB Matt Asiata because of his ability as a receiver and change-of-pace runner outside or between the tackles.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata works with starters

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:59:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata received most of the reps with the first-team offense during organized team activities Thursday, June 5, because RB Adrian Peterson was not present for the workout. RB Jerick McKinnon also received reps with the starters.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata re-signed

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:22:37 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed exclusive rights free-agent RB Matt Asiata. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata takes aim at No. 2 job

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:16:22 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata is working to serve as the primary backup to RB Adrian Peterson now that RB Toby Gerhart (Jaguars) is gone. The team elected to keep the exclusive rights free agent, signing him to a one-year, $570,000 contract this month. General manager Rick Spielman said the team is looking for depth at running back, but the team hasn't displayed an urgency to address the spot the first two weeks of free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Depending on how the club proceeds during the offseason, Asiata might be a nice late-round fantasy flier, and certainly a handcuff for Peterson owners. Asiata's stock will be better determined after the draft and into the preseason.

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Vikings | Two RBs to challenge for roster spot

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:15:44 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team is looking for depth at running back, but if they do not add any bodies, practice squad holdovers RBs Joe Banyard and Bradley Randle might get a chance to push for a roster spot behind RBs Adrian Peterson and Matt Asiata.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata receives offer

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:36:10 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have tendered an offer to exclusive free-agent RB Matt Asiata. Asiata will make $570,000 next season.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata expected to return

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:12:06 -0800

Ken Vierra, agent for Minnesota Vikings exclusive rights free-agent RB Matt Asiata, said he expects the Vikings to re-sign Asiata before the start of free agency.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata fills in admirably

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:16:41 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata carried 14 times for 115 yards in the Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata finished the season strong, getting a long look with both RBs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart sidelined by injuries. However, as long as Peterson is in Minneapolis, and healthy, it is hard to imagine Asiata having much of a role.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson out

Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:57:32 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) has been downgraded to out for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Toby Gerhart (hamstring) is also out, which means Matt Asiata will be the featured back. If you're still alive in Week 17, Asiata is worth a look as a flex option.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata probable

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:25:28 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as probable for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata likely will be the starting running back Week 17 and should be considered a flex option for owners in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson doubtful

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:47:37 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) is listed as doubtful for the team's Week 17 game.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Asiata is expected to get the start in the team's Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions. Asiata is a flex play in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report for Week 17

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:00:35 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Audie Cole (ankle), RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring), DT Letroy Guion (quadriceps), OG Charlie Johnson (non-injury) and CB Shaun Prater (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 26. RB Matt Asiata (ankle), CB Chris Cook (knee), LB Larry Dean (knee), DT Fred Evans (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and S Harrison Smith (foot, groin) were limited. RB Jerome Felton (knee), OG Brandon Fusco (knee) and CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Wednesday's Week 17 practice report

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 18:22:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Audie Cole (ankle), LB Larry Dean (knee), DT Fred Evans (knee), RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring), DT Letroy Guion (quadriceps), CB Shaun Prater (ankle) and SS Harrison Smith (foot, groin) each did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. RB Matt Asiata (ankle), CB Chris Cook (knee), FB Jerome Felton (knee), OG Brandon Fusco (knee) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) were limited participants, while CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder) was listed having practiced fully.

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Vikings | Week 16 Inactives

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:41:08 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL Chase Baker, QB Josh Freeman, DL Justin Trattou, RB Matt Asiata, OT Mike Remmers, WR Rodney Smith, CB Xavier Rhodes inactive for Week 16.

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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 16

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:01:54 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) is out for Week 16. TE John Carlson (concussion) is doubtful. RB Matt Asiata (ankle) is questionable. CB Chris Cook (knee), LB Larry Dean (knee), OG Brandon Fusco (knee), RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), LS Cullen Loeffler (hand), CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder) and S Harrison Smith (toe) are probable. Carlson and Rhodes did not practice Friday, Dec. 20. Asiata was limited while the rest practiced in full.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata expected to practice

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:58:21 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he expects RB Matt Asiata (ankle) will be able to practice Friday, Dec. 20.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report for Week 16

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:32:46 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (ankle), TE John Carlson (concussion) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 19. CB Chris Cook (knee), OG Brandon Fusco (knee), RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) and S Harrison Smith (toe) were limited. LB Larry Dean (knee), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), LS Cullen Loeffler (hand) and CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Week 16

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:30:33 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (ankle) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 18. CB Chris Cook (knee), OG Brandon Fusco (knee), RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) and S Harrison Smith (toe) were limited. TE John Carlson (concussion), LB Larry Dean (knee), LB Chad Greenway (wrist), LS Cullen Loeffler (hand) and CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata with huge day

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 13:27:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata rushed 30 times for 51 yards and three touchdowns in Week 15.

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Vikings | Top two RBs inactive

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:30:51 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) and RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) have been declared inactive for the team's Week 15 game.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Asiata is expected to receive most of the carries in the game with Peterson and Gerhart out. Owners could consider using Asiata as a flex option but should bench him if they have a better option to use.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson likely out

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 05:58:25 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) is likely out for the teams Week 15 game. Peterson may push to play and may even work out before the game, but will almost certainly be out.

Fantasy Tip: With Toby Gerhart likely to be out as well, Matt Asiata is likely to carry the load for the Vikings. With only three career carries, look elsewhere.

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Vikings | In wait-and-see mode with Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:48:17 -0800

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said the team is in wait-and-see mode on RBs Adrian Peterson (foot) and Toby Gerhart (hamstring) for Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles, and the team isn't optimistic that either back will be able to play. "No, not at this stage. We're getting Matt Asiata ready to roll," Musgrave said.

Fantasy Tip: It's not looking good for AD or Gerhart. The final determination will come down to if either can practice Friday. If you own one or both, Asiata is not an option to start if you want to advance in the fantasy playoffs. Look elsewhere if neither runner plays this weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Vikings | Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart to sit out

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:29:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RBs Adrian Peterson (foot) and Toby Gerhart (hamstring) will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 11, but the team hopes they can return by Friday, Dec. 13. If neither running back can play in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles, they'll be forced to start RB Matt Asiata. RB Jerome Felton would be another option in the backfield.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata could have bigger role

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:30:33 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata could receive more playing time Week 15 if RB Adrian Peterson (foot) and RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) miss the game or are limited.

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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 14

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:14:00 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) and CB Josh Robinson (chest) have been ruled out for Week 14. LB Larry Dean (knee) and SS Jamarca Sanford (ankle) are listed as questionable. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DE Jared Allen (finger), DE Everson Griffen (toe), DT Fred Evans (knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (illness), LB Chad Greenway (wrist) and SS Andrew Sendejo (toe) are listed as probable. Rudolph and Robinson did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 6. Dean was limited during practice while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report for Week 14

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:25:16 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Josh Robinson (chest) and TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 5. DE Jared Allen (finger), DT Sharrif Floyd (illness), LB Chad Greenway (wrist) and S Jamarca Sanford (ankle) were limited. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DT Fred Evans (knee), DE Everson Griffen (toe) and S Andrew Sendejo (toe) practiced in full.

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