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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:25:50 -0700
San Francisco 49ers Torrey Smith is one of just three receivers with more than 40 career receptions heading into the 2016 season. WRs Jerome Simpson (150) and Quinton Patton (56) are the others. Simpson and Patton will be in the mix to serve as the No. 2 receiver opposite Smith.
Fantasy Tip: Smith is your best bet for fantasy production in Frisco, and his health is imperative for the fantasy appeal of Blaine Gabbert/Colin Kaepernick and the success of the offense as a whole. Simpson and Patton are only likely to be rostered in fantasy leagues of 14 or more teams.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:15:06 -0700
San Francisco 49ers WRs Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton and Jerome Simpson are in the mix for the starting job opposite WR Torrey Smith. WR Dres Anderson isn't expected to be consistent enough to shoulder the load, but he is also in the battle. WR DeAndrew White has plenty of size, but he is considered closer to the roster bubble than he is to being a regular contributor.
Fantasy Tip: None of these receivers are worth drafting in most fantasy leagues unless they have a giant training camp and preseason or something bad happens to Torrey Smith to vault one of these guys to the No. 1 job.
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 08:44:45 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers have declared OT Brandon Thomas, CB Chris Davis, DL Corey Lemonier, WR Jerome Simpson, C Marcus Martin, LB Michael Wilhoite, RB Shaun Draughn inactive for Week 16.
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:50:26 -0800
San Francisco 49ers OG Alex Boone (knee) and LB Michael Wilhoite (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 18, and has been ruled out for the Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring) and LB Aaron Lynch (concussion) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. DT Arik Armstead (shoulder), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder, finger), LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), CB Marcus Cromartie (hip), DT Quinton Dial (shoulder), LB Eli Harold (shoulder, hamstring), C Marcus Martin (ankle), OT Erik Pears (knee), DT Mike Purcell (shoulder), FS Eric Reid (shoulder), WR Jerome Simpson (finger), OT Joe Staley (knee), SS Jaquiski Tartt (ankle), OG Andrew Tiller (knee) and SS Jimmie Ward (elbow) fully participated in practice and are listed as questionable.
Sun, 06 Dec 2015 08:34:09 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers have declared OT Brandon Thomas, RB Carlos Hyde, CB Chris Davis, WR DeAndrew White, TE Garrett Celek, OL Ian Silberman, WR Jerome Simpson inactive for Week 13.
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:18:07 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers have declared OT Brandon Thomas, RB Carlos Hyde, DL Cornellius Carradine, WR DeAndrew White, OL Ian Silberman, WR Jerome Simpson, CB Keith Reaser inactive for Week 11.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:22:57 -0700
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) was held out of practice as a precaution Friday, Oct. 30, and he is questionable for Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams. Boldin is likely to be a game-time decision Sunday, Nov. 1. WR Jerome Simpson could make his team debut if Boldin is inactive.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Boldin ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) does suit up against the Rams, he's not the strongest daily pick of the weekend. The Rams hold their own against the pass thanks to a strong defensive front that should put plenty of pressure on Kaepernick and make it difficult for him to find his favorite receivers.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:46:03 -0700
San Francisco 49ers WR Jerome Simpson was activated from the reserve/suspended list Friday, Oct. 23, after serving a six-game suspension.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:41:10 -0700
San Francisco 49ers FS Antoine Bethea (pectoral) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a torn pectoral muscle Friday, Oct. 23. WR Jerome Simpson will be activated from the suspension list to replace Bethea on the active roster. S Jaquiski Tartt is the favorite to replace Bethea in the starting lineup.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:34:11 -0700
San Francisco 49ers WR Jerome Simpson has been suspended for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:24:15 -0800
San Francisco 49ers WR Jerome Simpson has a two-year deal worth $1.73 million, but there is no guaranteed money. He can make $50,000 through a workout bonus.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:25:29 -0800
Free-agent WR Jerome Simpson (Vikings) signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, March 5.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:55:51 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have released WR Jerome Simpson Thursday, Sept. 18.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:45:14 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson faces a Nov. 3 arraignment for misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession, driving with an open bottle and violating limited license restrictions. Simpson was not arrested, but was cited for the alleged incidents.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:33:08 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson's three-game suspension has been upheld.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:25:46 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson said Tuesday, Aug. 19, that he told the truth when he met with NFL hearings officer Harold Henderson to appeal a three-game suspension stemming from an arrest for DWI last season.
Fantasy Tip: Even if he wins his appeal, Simpson is likely to have minimal fantasy value this year. He is currently behind Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings on the depth chart, and being the third receiver on a team that struggles to throw the ball isn't exactly a recipe for success.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:00:17 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson and his lawyer were in New York appealing a three-game suspension Monday, Aug. 18.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:22:54 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WRs Jarius Wright and Jerome Simpson are expected to compete for the slot receiver job during training camp.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:15:18 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson, who took a pay cut to remain with the team after some off-field issues, is likely not in line to start with leading returning WR Greg Jennings and WR Cordarrelle Patterson in the mix. Still, Simpson is happy to be back, and he had a good relationship with head coach Mike Zimmer when the two were both in the Cincinnati Bengals organization together.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:06:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team agreed to a one-year contract with WR Jerome Simpson Friday, March 14.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:51:35 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings re-signed WR Jerome Simpson Friday, March 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:40:15 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the team is willing to re-sign impending free-agent WR Jerome Simpson if he is interested in returning.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 02:06:49 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in re-signing WR Jerome Simpson for a third season even though he has had run-ins with the law.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:40:33 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson pleaded guilty to careless driving and a third-degree DWI charge Thursday, Jan. 2, to avoid jail time. He'll perform 120 hours of community service and will be on probation for a year. He still faces the possibility of being suspended by the league, though. Simpson will be a free agent in March.
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.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 08:24:26 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:07:01 -0700
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave indicated Friday, Nov. 1, that the team has packages in place for when WRs Cordarrelle Patterson and Jerome Simpson are on the field at the same time, and the club might want to expand that package. "We didn't get a lot of plays the other night. We need to stay on the field so we can call more than a couple dozen, excluding the two-minute the other night," Musgrave said. "We want to get into our game plan because we do have some packages that we're excited about...getting both those guys out on the field and letting them do their thing.
Fantasy Tip: Patterson has been seeing a rise in playing time, and he might emerge as a useful WR3 or flex fantasy option sooner rather than later. The only problem has been the black hole that is the Minnesota quarterback situation. Until there is stability there, the fantasy ceiling for Patterson and Simpson is a bit limited.
Sun, 29 Sep 2013 13:22:51 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson had seven catches for 124 yards in Week 4. He was targeted 11 times.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:33:42 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson had seven catches for 140 yards in Week 1.
Wed, 29 May 2013 09:43:58 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Having Christian Ponder at QB with WR Greg Jennings and TE Kyle Rudolph the main targets, Simpson could either get lost in the shuffle or benefit from frequent single coverage. It depends on whether his health and football acumen can take advantage of the situation, and he hasn't proved that either is consistent. In leagues with deep benches, however, he could be a flyer, but you should be more inclined to make him an inseason pickup.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:38:06 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings re-signed WR Jerome Simpson to an undisclosed deal.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:53:58 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings could consider re-signing impending free-agent WR Jerome Simpson if they are able to sign him to an inexpensive contract.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:10:46 -0800
Impending free-agent WR Jerome Simpson (Vikings) had an injury-filled season, and he did little statistically when healthy. Simpson was also credited with four dropped balls. In addition, he missed a block which led to the season-ending injury to WR Percy Harvin (ankle). Simpson might return on another short-term deal at the right price, as he is not expected to have much value on the open market. However, the Vikings might just decide to move on after the disappointment of 2012.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 19:51:47 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Jan. 5.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:43:16 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (head) left the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers due to a head injury. He was taken to the locker room for concussion tests, passed and has since returned to the game.
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:12:40 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are likely to part with WR Jerome Simpson after this season.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:06:42 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back) is still being bothered by a disc injury in his back, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Simpson has been a big disappointment with only 15 catches for 176 yards and no touchdowns in nine games this year. He hasn't had more than three catches in any game. "You can't get around the injury," Frazier said. "It definitely has had an effect on his play. We're doing the best we can, he's doing the best he can and that play he made on the slant in (last Sunday's) game in the fourth quarter, that was a big play for us. We're going to need him to make some plays for us this Sunday. Give us whatever he can." Simpson's speed has been affected, as well as his ability to cut and plant during his routes. He has yet to be told that he'll need offseason surgery, though.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:56:07 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WRs Michael Jenkins, Stephen Burton and Devin Aromashodu were targeted a total of five times in the team's Week 13 loss against the Green Bay Packers. WR Jerome Simpson finished with two catches (seven targets) for 25 yards, and WR Jarius Wright had only one catch for 13 yards. "I don't want to make it sound bad, but never in my life have I been a part of something like this," Wright said. "I don't even know how to say it." TE Kyle Rudolph led the aerial assault with six receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown, and QB Christian Ponder went 12-for-25 (48 percent completion rate) for 119 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Ponder's longest completion went for only 21 yards, and the Vikings' receivers were not able to gain much separation.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 16:59:29 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson was credited with three dropped passes in the Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears. "I'm frustrated just because we lost and how bad of a game I had," Simpson said. "I don't think I've ever had this many drops in a game before."
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:22:57 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have become a very one-dimensional team lately, and opponents are choking off WR Percy Harvin and TE Kyle Rudolph. QB Christian Ponder is waiting for routes to open up down the field and it's not happening. Once the Vikings fall behind, they are forced to abandon their running game and their best weapon, RB Adrian Peterson. "Outside of Percy, I don't consider any of those guys really threats. Obviously, I really like Rudolph, but he's not a stretch-you-down-the-field type of guy. I'm not a huge Jerome Simpson fan. I thought as long as we could get them to throw, we'll be all right," said a scout. As a result, Ponder has seemed more hesitant to take chances down the field.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:38:20 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back) said he is over the nerve problems he dealt with, and he said he got his "juice back" during practice Thursday, Nov. 8.