Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata Fantasy Outlook After Adrian Peterson’s Injury

September 19, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With Minnesota Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson suffering a knee injury Sunday, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata suddenly look like potential fantasy studs for as long as All Day is on the shelf.
Peterson was ruled out of his team's Week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole provided more information on the injury:
The 31-year-old has had a slow start to the season, with 31 rushing yards in Week 1 and just 19 yards in Week 2. With the running back being the biggest part of the Vikings offense, however, there is plenty of slack for McKinnon and Asiata to pick up.
Asiata had four carries for 13 yards in Week 1, while McKinnon saw just two touches in the first game, recording nine yards from scrimmage.
The younger, speedier McKinnon has shown flashes of brilliance since Minnesota selected him in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft.
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