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Matt Asiata

29-Year-Old Running Back – Minnesota Vikings

2016 Rush/Rec Stats

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317

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168

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2016 Rush/Rec Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Asiata was re-signed by the Vikings in March of 2016 after a 2015 campaign in which he appeared in all 16 games while notching 112 yards on 29 carries to go along with 19 receptions for 132 yards. Adr...

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 219   DOB: 7/24/1987  College: Utah  Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed by the Vikings in March of 2016.

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Asiata had six carries for 30 yards and lost three yards on one reception in Thursday's loss to Dallas.

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Matt Asiata NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 21 CFB 4 74 330 4 4.5 - - - - - 9 88 9.8 0 - - - - - -
2010 22 CFB 13 155 695 8 4.5 - - - - - 32 195 6.1 1 - - - - - -
2012 24 MIN 16 3 9 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2.0 0 1 55 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 MIN 11 44 166 3 3.8 0 0 1 0 0 5 13 2.6 0 8 28 0 0 0 1 1
2014 26 MIN 15 164 570 9 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 44 312 7.1 1 63 47 0 0 0 1 1
2015 27 MIN 16 29 112 0 3.9 0 0 0 0 0 19 132 6.9 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 28 MIN 12 96 317 5 3.3 1 0 0 0 0 23 168 7.3 0 28 11 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Matt Asiata Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2009 21 CFB 4 16.5 18.7 17.6 19 83 - - - 2 22 - - - -
2010 22 CFB 13 11.0 13.5 12.2 12 53 - - - 2 15 - - - -
2012 24 MIN 16 0.1 0.1 0.1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 1
2013 25 MIN 11 3.3 3.7 3.5 4 15 8 7 3 0 1 1.6 4 2 0
2014 26 MIN 15 9.9 12.8 11.3 11 38 31 23 12 3 21 5.0 5 0 0
2015 27 MIN 16 1.5 2.7 2.1 2 7 7 2 1 1 8 6.0 1 1 1
2016 28 MIN 12 6.5 8.5 7.5 8 26 24 20 15 2 14 6.0 1 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Matt Asiata – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

319

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Matt Asiata was on the field for 319 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

85

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Matt Asiata was on the field for 85 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 524 84
2015 199 208
2016 319 85
Matt Asiata 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Ten 9 13 4 13 0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2 GB 12 12 6 14 0 2.3 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 19 4 6 15 0 2.5 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 NYG 29 10 6 6 1 1.0 0 0 2 12 6.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
5 Hou 34 9 14 55 1 3.9 0 0 3 46 15.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @Phi 57 10 12 55 0 4.6 1 0 6 25 4.2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0
8 @Chi 43 0 14 42 0 3.0 0 0 2 36 18.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 0 0
9 Det 28 2 9 27 0 3.0 0 0 2 14 7.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 3 0 0 0
10 @Was 23 7 9 13 1 1.4 0 0 1 2 2.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 0 0
11 Ari 21 5 5 20 1 4.0 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
12 @Det 23 6 5 27 1 5.4 0 0 3 14 4.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
13 Dal 21 7 6 30 0 5.0 0 0 1 -3 -3.0 0 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Jax
15 Ind
16 @GB
17 Chi

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 Matt Asiata  (View College Stats & News)
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Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   219 lbs
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Matt Asiata: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Asiata rushed five times for 27 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 14 yards during Thursday's loss to Detroit.

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Asiata had five carries for 20 yards, including a two-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win over Arizona. He also had one reception on his only target for seven yards.

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Asiata notched 13 yards and a score on nine carries to go along with one catch on as many targets for two yards during Sunday's loss to the Redskins.

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Asiata gained 27 yards on nine carries and caught both of his targets for an additional 14 yards during Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Lions.

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Asiata rushed 14 times for 42 yards and caught two passes (on five targets) for 36 receiving yards in Monday night's loss to the Bears.

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Asiata carried 12 times for 55 yards and caught six of eight targets for an additional 25 yards in Sunday's 21-10 loss to the Eagles.

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Asiata rushed 14 times for 55 yards and a touchdown, and caught all three of his targets for 46 receiving yards Sunday against the Texans.

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Asiata had six carries for six yards, including a one-yard touchdown, and two receptions for 12 yards in Monday's win over the Giants.

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Asiata rushed just six times for 15 yards, and caught his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 22-10 win over the Panthers.

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Asiata is listed as the starting running back for Sunday's game against Carolina, ESPN reports.

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Asiata carried six times for 14 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Packers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

An almost fullback-sized 6-0, 234 pounds, Asiata was thrust into the starting job last season following Adrian Peterson's suspension, and quickly demonstrated both his strengths and liabilities. He runs with the power you'd expect from a player his size, and his low pad level allows him to break tackles, grind out extra yards and be a force in short-yardage situations, but he lacks the foot speed or elusiveness to break many big gains. In fact, his longest run last year went for just 19 yards, and the Vikings gradually dialed back Asiata's role as the season progressed to form a backfield committee with the flashier Jerick McKinnon. Despite Peterson's tumultuous 2014, he's still expected back in Minnesota to resume his duties as the lead back, but Asiata's effectiveness at the goal line and Peterson's own advancing odometer may result in Asiata retaining a somewhat significant role.

2014

Asiata was a hero to Adrian Peterson owners (and riverboat gamblers who rolled him out) in Weeks 15 and 17 last year, delivering a three-touchdown performance and a 115-yard game, respectively, in the injured star's stead. This year, with Toby Gerhart out of the picture, he's got the line on backup duties in Minnesota. But even though AP is susceptible to injury, it's hard to get excited over the plodding Asiata, whose 4.77 40 time may be the worst among all NFL running backs. The Vikings drafted Jerick McKinnon in the third round, and it seems likely that even if something does happen to Peterson, Asiata will at best split time with the electric rookie.

2013

Asiata will work as a reserve back and special teams player in 2013.

2012

Asiata will try to win a reserve running back role, but he's a special teamer at best.