strong suit. He ran a 4.86 40-yard-dash. His measurables are comparable to those of former Vikings ' plodder Matt Asiata . Gross. You'll probably see some mainstream analysts advising to use Penny as a backup fantasy option with the Williams
fourth-year pro has spent time with the Eagles , Cardinals and Bears . 5. The Detroit Lions released running back Matt Asiata . The sixth-year running back spent five seasons in Minnesota before joining Detroit in the offseason. 6. The Steelers
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line in front of him, Flash will continue to see lot of opportunities. T-3. Matt Asiata , Minnesota Vikings (20 carries): In his final season in Minnesota, Asiata received 83 percent of the team's green-zone carries and rushed for six touchdowns
drafts. Stefon Diggs was second on the team with 12 targets (13 games), while Adam Thielen (10) was a close third. Matt Asiata (39) was tied for 12th in carries among backs. While Dalvin Cook is the Vikings runner to target in drafts, Murray
fantasy pick, but it's looking like he could be the 2014 Matt Asiata to Mack's Jerick McKinnon . Everybody in fantasy picked ..... agreed he was the better athlete/overall player. But Asiata received the scoring chances ... and finished as the
fantasy outlook appears more in the Matt Asiata "praying for a 1-yard TD" mold ..... end zone should still be there as Matt Asiata and his 17 attempts inside the ..... Adrian Peterson in New Orleans and Matt Asiata still a free agent, this was looking
backfield. Former Vikings running back Matt Asiata has signed a one-year deal, Detroit announced. Asiata was signed by Minnesota as an undrafted ..... yards on 361 carries and 18 touchdowns. Asiata should be a nice addition to Detroit
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
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
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
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