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
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
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
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
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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
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
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)
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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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 ...
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)
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)
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)
Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata rushes for a 23-yard gain.
Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata fumbles, recovered by Jacksonville.
2.98 yards per carry, the worst mark of any current starting running back. For comparison, even the uninspiring Matt Asiata is averaging 3.3 yards per carry and the Vikings offense is an absolute mess. The last four games since Martin has
But Jerick McKinnon did score a receiving touchdown despite collecting just 41 rushing yards, so there's that. Matt Asiata didn't find the end zone so he was basically worthless, as has been the story with him all season. One of the worst