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Matt Asiata

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back

Ht: 6.11 | Wt: 220

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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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Vikings.com

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Vikings.com - Mike Wobschall

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

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