Jerome Simpson | WR | Minnesota Vikings
Posted: 11/13/2013 10:53am et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier was still not ready to say definitely, whether WR Jerome Simpson would be available in Week 11. Simpson was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence. 'We'll have further clarification as we learn more from the league as well as what we're going to do internally,' Frazier said Tuesday, Nov. 12. 'But from my standpoint there isn't a whole lot more I can add regarding his situation as we are continuing to gather more information.'
Huddle Up: Hopefully you can set your fantasy lineups without concern for Simpson's availability this weekend. Or put another way: if your fantasy season hinges on the availability of a secondary member of the Vikings' putrid passing game, you're more in need of treatment than Simpson.
Posted: 11/9/2013 6:47pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.
Huddle Up: Simpson already has a felony drug plea on his record. He hasn't topped 45 receiving yards in his last five games. Regardless of what happens to him legally, Simpson isn't on the fantasy radar right now.
Posted: 9/9/2013 10:25am et
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson had seven catches for 140 yards in Week 1.
Huddle Up: This is the Simpson the Vikings thought they were getting last year. Fantasy owners expected bigger things Greg Jennings and Kyle Rudolph, but with Christian Ponder there isn't enough to feed multiple mouths in the Minnesota passing game. Tough to bank on Simpson being a consistent fantasy provider in that offense.
Posted: 5/29/2013 5:36pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson says his new Tempurpedic mattress has helped stabilize his back and keep him in good posture. Simpson suffered a lower-back ailment, which turned out to be a nerve issue, that squashed his production for two months. "It was more my push-off," he said. "I didn't really have my burst to be able to get away from my defenders when I needed to." Simpson says he's back at 100 percent.
Huddle Up: Is that an endorsement deal I smell? Simpson never had a chance to flash his explosive ability last season, and the back issue was a big reason. Since he's now sleeping better, perhaps he'll emerge opposite Greg Jennings to give the Vikings a downfield threat. His big-play upside makes him worthy of a late-round fantasy flier, but that's what we thought last year as well and that didn't exactly work out.