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  1. Lions reach one-year agreement with RB Matt Asiata

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    Sat, 27 May 2017

    backfield. Former Vikings running back Matt Asiata has agreed to a one-year deal ..... Rapoport reported, per a source. Asiata was signed by Minnesota as an undrafted ..... on 361 carries and 18 touchdowns. Asiata should be a nice addition to Detroit

  2. Fantasy football play selection analysis: Targets lost

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    Thu, 18 May 2017

    percent): The Vikings lost 176 targets from last year's roster, but 31 percent of those went to running backs ( Matt Asiata , Ronnie Hillman , Adrian Peterson). Cordarelle Patterson (70/52) was the biggest loss at wide receiver during

  3. Fantasy football play selection analysis: RB carries lost

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    Thu, 18 May 2017

    carried the ball a mere 37 times last season, but his absence does open the door for a new starter in Minnesota. With Matt Asiata (121 carries) also out of the mix, rookie Dalvin Cook and veterans Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon will all have

  4. Fantasy Football Rookie Report: Running backs

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    Fri, 31 Mar 2017

    to the defenders attempting to tackle him. Conner's lead-back upside is minimal, but he could be relevant in a Matt Asiata -type role, where he's the goal-line hammer who can also move the chains and catch a pass here and there. He

  5. Latavius Murray with Vikings offers fantasy clarity

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    Thu, 16 Mar 2017

    doesn't have the accumulated wear-and-tear. His touchdown-scoring prowess will serve as a solid replacement for Matt Asiata , who was the team's goal-line banger over the past couple of seasons. The Vikings rebuild of the offensive line

  6. Fantasy football backfields set for big changes in 2017

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    Wed, 8 Mar 2017

    Minnesota Vikings Minnesota won't pick up Adrian Peterson 's 2017 option, making him an unrestricted free agent. With Matt Asiata also scheduled to be free, the Vikings have Jerick McKinnon and little else. I'm not a huge fan of McKinnon and

  7. Tony Romo to Broncos tops offseason fantasy wish list

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    Wed, 1 Mar 2017

    it" deal in Minnesota to replace Peterson. The Vikings will need to add a runner with Peterson out of the mix and Matt Asiata set to become a free agent. 4) The Carolina Panthers draft Leonard Fournette. A perfect fit for the Carolina running

  8. Top 30 fantasy football free agents of 2017

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    Tue, 28 Feb 2017

    From Alshon Jeffery to Latavius Murray to Eddie Lacy, there are plenty of big names set to hit the NFL free agent market in 2017. Alex Gelhar ranks the top 30 fantasy free agents we need to follow.

  9. Week 17 fantasy football matchups, starts and sits

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

    Since Week 7, the team has averaged 72.8 rush yards per game, dead last in the league. If you want to get nuts, Matt Asiata is always a threat to fall into the end zone while Jerick McKinnon has the volume upside and pass-catching prowess

  10. Jay Ajayi dominates Bills (again) in Week 16 fantasy

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    Mon, 26 Dec 2016

    or more receptions. He's the safer back to trust, especially in PPR, as he continues to see the field more than Matt Asiata (52 to 24 plays in Week 16). This backfield will be one to watch next season, as Adrian Peterson is likely on his

  11. Vikings Packers Football

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    Sat, 24 Dec 2016

    Minnesota Vikings' Matt Asiata is tripped up by Green Bay Packers' Ha Ha Clinton-Dix during the first half of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

  12. Fantasy news & notes: Julio Jones, A.J. Green return

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    Fri, 23 Dec 2016

    six times for 22 yards versus Indy in Week 14. - Fantasy spin: Welp, that didn't last long. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will be asked to do what they've done all season and generate some semblance of a running game behind that ravaged

  13. Week 15 fantasy football matchups, starts and sits

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    Sun, 18 Dec 2016

    It's a true roll of the dice with Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata . Although, it's not out of the question for both of ..... McKinnon has the volume and scrimmage yards angle, and Asiata has the goal-line back duties on lock. Only use them

  14. Week 15 Cheat Sheet: Can Titans unseat Chiefs?

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    Sat, 17 Dec 2016

    How will Marcus Mariota fare at frigid Arrowhead? Can Alex Smith and the Chiefs pull ahead in the AFC West? Here's what you need to know heading into Week 15.

  15. Fantasy Instant Debate: Start Adrian Peterson?

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    Tue, 13 Dec 2016

    the worst run-blocking offensive lines in the league. That's a major reason why running backs Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata remain on the waiver wire even with a dire need for value at the running back position in the playoffs. If the 31

  16. Adrian Peterson plans to play vs. Packers in Week 16

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    Tue, 13 Dec 2016

    Minnesota has tried to patch a large hole in its running game with various stopgaps over the course of the regular season. It might get the permanent fix in time for Week 16 with the return of Adrian Peterson.

  17. Small Victories: Kenny Stills makes a fantasy splash

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    Tue, 13 Dec 2016

    Kenny Stills isn't always predictable, but his big games can often win your fantasy week. Such was the case for many with the Dolphins wideout in Week 14. See more of our Small Victories.

  18. Le'Veon Bell rises up to lead Week 14 fantasy RBs

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    Tue, 13 Dec 2016

    exactly why you don't mess with the Vikings ' running backs. Jerick McKinnon led the backfield with 20 touches. Matt Asiata led the backfield with 9.10 fantasy points because he vultured a goal-line touchdown. This has been fun for exactly

  19. Forty-two things we learned from Week 14

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    Mon, 12 Dec 2016

    the Jaguars ' familiar role of spoiler failed to materialize Sunday. A goal-line fumble by Vikings running back Matt Asiata with a little more than six minutes remaining gave the Jaguars one more chance to severely compromise Minnesota's

  20. Week 15 fantasy football waiver-wire targets

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    Mon, 12 Dec 2016

    breakout against back in Week 7. Matt Asiata , RB, Minnesota Vikings - 19.2 ..... No one wants to start a back like Asiata on their fantasy team. After all ..... landscape of the running back position, Asiata 's high involvement in the red

  21. Matt Asiata , RB, Minnesota Vikings - 19.2 percent owned

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    Mon, 12 Dec 2016

    No one wants to start a back like Asiata on their fantasy team. After all, he's averaging just 8.8 carries per game and 3.37 yards per carry since Adrian Peterson suffered his injury in Week 2. However, given the current landscape of the running back position, Asiata's high involvement in the ...

  22. Vikings Jaguars Football - Matt Asiata , Paul Posluszny

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    Sun, 11 Dec 2016

    Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata (44) runs against Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  23. Vikings Jaguars Football - Matt Asiata , Kyle Rudolph

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    Sun, 11 Dec 2016

    Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) celebrates with running back Matt Asiata (44) after Asiata ran a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

  24. Vikings Jaguars Football - Rhett Ellison, Matt Asiata

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    Sun, 11 Dec 2016

    Minnesota Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison, left, congratulates running back Matt Asiata (44) on his 1-yard touchdown run against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  25. Matt Asiata rushes for 23-yard gain

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    Sun, 11 Dec 2016

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    Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata rushes for a 23-yard gain.

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