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Matt Asiata

30-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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Adrian Peterson's absence gave Asiata another opportunity to show that he can be a lead back in the NFL, but instead he emphatically proved he isn't up to the task. The sixth-year player has slimmed d...

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2017 ADP:  347

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

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Released by the Lions in September of 2017.

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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 0 - - - - - -
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 16 121 402 6 3.3 2 0 0 0 0 32 263 8.2 0 38 11 0 0 0 1 1
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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 16 6.4 8.4 7.4 8 25 36 29 20 2 16 6.9 3 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Matt Asiata – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2017

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

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Year Off ST
2015 199 208
2016 407 115
Matt Asiata 2017 Game Log
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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 FREE AGENT Free Agent
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10 FREE AGENT Free Agent
11 FREE AGENT Free Agent
12 FREE AGENT Free Agent
13 FREE AGENT Free Agent
14 FREE AGENT Free Agent
15 FREE AGENT Free Agent
16 FREE AGENT Free Agent
17 FREE AGENT Free Agent

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)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   219 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.77 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time:   4.37 sec
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Arm Length:   30.13 in
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Hand Length:   9.50 in
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Vertical Jump:   30 in
TERRIBLE
Broad Jump:   104 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   22 reps
GOOD

Matt Asiata: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Asiata carried six times for 21 yards during the Lions' preseason loss to the Patriots on Friday.

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Asiata rushed five times for 10 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets. He also caught one of two targets for nine yards.

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Asiata's chances of making the final roster will depend on the health of the running backs ahead of him on the Lions' depth chart, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports.

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Asiata agreed to a one-year deal with the Lions on Friday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Asiata had eight carries for 14 yards and three receptions for 31 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Chicago.

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Asiata rushed six times for 34 yards and caught three of four targets for 30 yards in Saturday's loss to the Packers.

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With teammate Adrian Peterson (knee/groin) ruled out, Asiata could be in store for an expanded role Saturday against the Packers.

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Asiata (ankle) had just one reception for 20 yards and did not have a carry in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis.

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Asiata (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's Week 15 tilt versus the Colts.

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Despite being listed as questionable, Asiata (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Colts, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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. Adrian Peterson will once again lead the backfield in Minnesota throughout 2016, with Jerick McKinnon expected to enter the season as his main backup. Asiata failed to score a single touchdown throughout the 2015 season, but a slightly improved offensive line could help the 28-year-old bruiser in short-yardage situations near the goal line.

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.