Matt Asiata 44 | Running Back

Minnesota Vikings

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Thu. Sep 18, 2014 Subscribe 
News: While Asiata will likely start at running back Sunday against the Saints, offensive coordinator Norv Turner says he may stick with the hot hand between Asiata and Jerick McKinnon, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: Asiata started at running back last week with Adrian Peterson deactivated and got the bulk of playing time (47 snaps to McKinnon's 23 snaps). However, with more advanced notice that Peterson will be out this week and likely most of the season, the Vikings may move to a committee system at running back or at least give McKinnon a larger role.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 16, 2014
News: With Adrian Peterson out for Week 3, Asiata should again draw the start Sunday. Impact: Asiata is slow, but he's got good size and was useful as a receiver out of the backfield last week.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 14, 2014
News: Asiata had only 36 yards on 13 carries on Sunday in place of Adrian Peterson, who was deactivated after being charged with child abuse Friday in Texas. Impact: Asiata didn't make anyone forget Peterson and isn't a productive fantasy player.(STATS, 11:07pm)
Sep 14, 2014
News: Asiata rushed for 36 yards on 13 carries and caught 5-of-7 targets for 48 yards with a TD in Sunday's 30-7 loss to the Patriots. Impact: With Adrian Peterson deactivated Sunday, Asiata started at running back for the Vikings, with Jerick McKinnon recording two carries for seven yards and two catches for five yards in a complementary role. Asiata and the Vikings will face 0-2 New Orleans on the road next weekend.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 14, 2014
News: Asiata will start in Adrian Peterson's place for Minnesota, with the star running back inactive for the Vikings against New England. Impact: The Vikings, as promised, shelved Peterson on Sunday against the Patriots following his indictment on a charge of child abuse.(STATS, 11:12am)
Sep 14, 2014
News: Asiata is listed as the starter at running back Sunday against New England, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Impact: Asiata will be the starter for the Vikings with Adrian Peterson deactivated, but Jerick McKinnon could also have a significant role as his backup.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Asiata will start at running back against New England, a source close to the team told Stacey Dales of NFL Network. Impact: With Adrian Peterson deactivated, Asiata is expected to head the Vikings' Week 2 backfield Sunday, with with rookie Jerick McKinnon on hand to work in a complementary role.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: With the Vikings having deactivated Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Asiata is in line to make the start at running back. Impact: Asiata entered the season as Peterson's backup, but Jerick McKinnon could also have a significant role.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Asiata had two carries for 10 yards and one catch for five yards in Sunday's win over St. Louis. Impact: Asiata is the clear backup to Peterson at this point, but Jerick McKinnon could win a larger role if Peterson was to get hurt. Both backups won't get more than a few carries as long as Peterson is healthy.(RotoWire, )
Matt Asiata
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 234  Age: 27
Born: 7/24/1987, Santa Ana, California
College: Utah
NFL Experience: 3rd season
Salary: n/a
Injury Status
No reported Injury