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Jerome Simpson

28-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Minnesota Vikings

2013 Receiving Stats

Rec

48

Yds

726

TD

1

Avg

15.1

Tar

100

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Simpson's 2013 performance essentially equaled his 2011 career year in Cincinnati, but with Cordarrelle Patterson set to assume a larger role in the Vikings' passing game this season it's hard to see ...

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Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 190   DOB: 2/4/1986
College: Coastal Carolina  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Vikings in March of 2014.

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The NFL has upheld Simpson's three-game suspension stemming from a November DUI arrest, ESPN.com reports.

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Jerome Simpson NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 22 6 1 2 0 3 2.0 0.7 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 23 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 24 Cin 5 20 277 3 25 13.9 11.1 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
2011 25 Cin 16 50 725 4 105 14.5 6.9 10 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 Min 12 26 274 0 52 10.5 5.3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2013 27 Min 16 48 726 1 100 15.1 7.3 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jerome Simpson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2008 22 6 0.0 0.2 0.1 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 - -
2009 23 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 24 Cin 5 9.2 13.2 11.2 4 55 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 Cin 16 6.0 9.2 7.6 3 45 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 Min 12 2.3 4.5 3.4 2 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 Min 16 4.9 7.9 6.4 3 45 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jerome Simpson – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

608

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Jerome Simpson was on the field for 608 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

8

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Jerome Simpson was on the field for 8 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 453 0
2013 608 8
Jerome Simpson 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Det 42 0 7 140 0 8 20.0 2 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Chi 44 0 2 49 0 5 24.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Cle 47 0 3 29 0 8 9.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Pit 28 0 7 124 0 11 17.7 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Car 42 0 4 30 0 7 7.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @NYG 51 0 3 32 0 9 10.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8 GB 32 0 1 18 0 3 18.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Dal 46 0 2 24 0 5 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Was 33 0 4 45 0 6 11.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Sea 31 0 1 1 0 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @GB 47 0 2 54 0 4 27.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Chi 41 1 3 76 0 9 25.3 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Bal 47 6 4 48 1 8 12.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 Phi 36 1 1 19 0 3 19.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
16 @Cin 41 0 1 8 0 5 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Det 0 0 3 29 0 7 9.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jerome Simpson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   190 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.47 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.52 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.08 sec
POOR
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   42 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   136 in
ELITE
Bench Press
Not Available
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Jerome Simpson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Simpson faces a three-game suspension for a November DUI arrest, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He attended a disciplinary hearing with the NFL on Monday in New York to appeal the suspension.

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This report makes it sound like the suspension has been issued and Simpson is trying to appeal it. Simpson was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last November. He pleaded guilty on Jan. 2 to careless driving and refusing to submit to a chemical test following a plea deal and received two years of probation. Given his previous three-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy for a drug-related felony charge in 2012, it seems very likely he'll miss some games.
Simpson traveled Monday to New York for a disciplinary hearing with the NFL to defend himself against a possible suspension for a November DUI arrest, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Simpson had one reception for six yards in Friday's preseason win over Oakland, but got most of the playing time ahead of Jarius Wright in three-receiver sets, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

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Jarius Wright took most of the first team reps at slot receiver in spring practices and is seen in a battle with Simpson for the job, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Though Simpson slots in behind Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings in the Vikings' wideout pecking order, he could emerge as a deep threat in coordinator Norv Turner's offense, ESPN.com reports.

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Simpson re-signed with the Vikings on Friday, the team's official website reports.

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With Greg Jennings returning and Cordarrelle Patterson expected to handle a bigger role in his second season, Simpson will likely be facing a drop in volume, after catching 48 passes for 726 yards and one touchdown on 102 targets in 2013. Of course, the Vikings don't have much behind Patterson and Jennings (besides Simpson), and injuries always crop up throughout the season. If Minnesota doesn't make any big moves for another receiver, Simpson could conceivably hit the 100-target threshold again, even if he's not likely to. In terms of per-target production, he's been one of the league's least efficient receivers since 2010, when he caught 20 of 25 targets in five games for the Cincinnati Bengals. Through two seasons in Minnesota, Simpson has caught 74 out of a possible 154 targets (48.1 percent), while averaging a mere 6.5 receiving yards per target.

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2014

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2013

Simpson had a disappointing season last year with only 26 receptions, no touchdowns and four dropped passes in just 12 games. He did struggled with a back injury that impacted his legs much of the season. He'll enter training camp as the starting wide receiver next to Greg Jennnings, but he could easily lose his starting job or significant targets to Cordarrelle Patterson and Jarius Wright.

2012

At worst, the Vikings will know where to go if conventional medicine isn’t providing relief. Simpson who’s best known for being caught receiving 2.5 pounds of marijuana at his home – and also doing a forward flip over a defender into the end zone last year – will miss the first three games on the year, but when he returns has a chance to start opposite Percy Harvin. At 6-2, 199, Simpson has decent size, good speed and uncanny athleticism – hence the flip. He struggled with drops last year (eight on 105 targets), and he caught just 48 percent of the passes thrown his way. Still, with Adrian Peterson coming back from a torn ACL, and Christian Ponder likely to throw more in his second season, Simpson could have a prominent role in the offense once he returns.

2011

With Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco out, Simpson emerged as the Bengals' top target with 18 catches for 247 yards and three scores over the season's final two games. Simpson was a second-round pick in 2008 but saw very little action – just 13 games on the active roster over three seasons. At 6-2, 200 and with decent speed, Simpson flashed his playmaking ability and almost certainly earned himself a longer look. With all world prospect A.J. Green in the fold along with Jordan Shipley, Andre Caldwell and last year's first round pick, tight end Jermaine Gresham, Simpson's role will likely be determined this summer. Either way, he's more likely to be catching passes from rookie Andy Dalton, or newly acquired Bruce Gradkowski, than disgruntled veteran Carson Palmer, who has threatened to retire if he's not traded.

2010

It's fish-or-cut-bait time for Simpson, the Bengals' second-round pick in 2008. He's hardly seen the field in his two years with the team, and now they've brought in a slew of veteran talent, making it nearly impossible for him to make his mark. It's not beyond the realm of possibility to see him rot on the bench with the Bengals, get signed elsewhere and see him thrive when he finally gets his chance. But it doesn't appear likely soon.

2009

The Bengals spent a second-round pick in 2008 drafting Simpson as a project, and his performance demonstrated that he still has a long way to go. Right now he's fifth at best among their wide receiver options.

2008

Simpson is an athletic wideout that could actually contribute at a decent level in his rookie campaign. He is one of the frontrunners to fill Chris Henry's vacancy as Cincinnati's third wideout, not a bad position to be in with the amount of three-receiver sets the Bengals run. Henry had 605 yards and nine touchdowns in 2006 and while you can't expect quite those numbers from Simpson, especially not unless he's officially named as the No. 3 receiver, he does have a relatively high ceiling that could make him a fantasy sleeper.