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Sun, 01 Dec 2013 09:51:43 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson will start at wide receiver in place of WR Jerome Simpson.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:02:17 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson did not start in the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks, even with WR Greg Jennings (Achilles') inactive. Head coach Leslie Frazier used Simpson as the fourth receiver for much of the day, with WR Joe Webb often seeing time ahead of Simpson in three-receiver sets. Simpson was arrested Nov. 9 for drunken driving. "There's no sense in me talking about that now. The decision was made. Simpson was out there on the second play. Circumstances dictated this is what we had to do," Frazier said Sunday, Nov. 17. Simpson made one catch for one yard.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:51:35 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Jerome Simpson will play in the team's Week 11 game but would not say how much playing time Simpson will receive during the game.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:52:06 -0800
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has not yet spelled out the plan publicly, but he has hinted this week that WR Cordarrelle Patterson could start Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Seattle Seahawks ahead of WR Jerome Simpson, who was charged with drunken driving. "They drafted me to play, not ride the bench every snap," Patterson said. "If I start, I start. If I don't, I don't. I'm behind a great guy in Jerome Simpson. Me and him compete with each other just to get better."
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:20:46 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson will likely play in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks despite being charged with a third-degree driving while intoxicated. However, head coach Leslie Frazier won't say whether Simpson will start in the game. Simpson could also face further discipline for violating the terms of his probation following a September 2011 arrest for a drug-related offense. WR Cordarrelle Patterson could be involved more if the Vikes choose to limit Simpson's availability.
Fantasy Tip: Simpson is a very risky play this weekend and should be considered a flex option at best. Patterson's stock is rising in deeper leagues as WR depth, especially if Simpson is suspended at some point this season.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:23:11 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson has been charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated as well as refusing a blood test in connection to his arrest last week. Simpson faces up to 90 days in jail for the DWI charge and up to one year in jail for the refusing a blood test charge.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:09:57 -0800
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."
Fantasy Tip: If you normally rely upon Simpson, it is a good idea to make alternate plans. Cordarrelle Patterson would likely see the biggest fantasy impact if Simpson is inactive.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:09:23 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are not sure if WR Jerome Simpson will play Week 11 after he was arrested this past weekend for driving while intoxicated.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:48:18 -0800
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson apologized to his teammates for the negative attention he brought to the team for his weekend arrest, but could not comment further on the situation.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:14:11 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is participating in practice Monday, Nov. 11. Simpson was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday, Nov. 09.
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