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Jerome Simpson | Wide Receiver

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Coastal Carolina
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The St. Paul Pioneer Press suggests Vikings WR Jerome Simpson could face a four-game suspension stemming from his November 9 DUI.
The NFL typically lets teams know about suspensions before training camp, so we'd expect to hear something by July. A Simpson suspension would clear the path for Cordarrelle Patterson to emerge as Minnesota's primary "X" wideout, with Greg Jennings and Jarius Wright sharing snaps at "Z" and slot receiver. Jun 16 - 1:19 PM

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Jerome Simpson is not in line to start this season.

Second-year breakout candidate Cordarrelle Patterson will be the "X" receiver and Greg Jennings will be the "Z." Simpson was re-signed to a one-year, minimum salary contract to be the No. 3 receiver and run the vertical clear-out routes needed in a Norv Turner offense. He's a poor bet to surpass last year's 48-726-1 line.
Jun 11 - 8:24 PM

Vikings re-signed WR Jerome Simpson to a one-year contract.

He's a player the Vikings just can't quit. Simpson is presumably back on another one-year deal. Simpson returns as the Vikings' No. 3 wideout, and should primarily run opposite Cordarrelle Patterson on the outside, allowing Greg Jennings to operate out of the slot. Yardage-wise, Simpson is coming off a career year, but will remain no more than a WR5 for fantasy purposes in 2014.
Mar 14 - 2:31 PM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Vikings would like to re-sign free agent Jerome Simpson.

Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed as much on Thursday. It likely wouldn't be more than a one-year deal. The draft and free-agent market are loaded with receivers, so it'd be wise for Simpson to sign quickly. Simpson wouldn't be anything more than the No. 3 receiver in Minnesota, behind Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson. Simpson played in Cincinnati from 2008-2011 when new Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was the defensive coordinator.
Mar 5 - 5:53 PM

ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling guesses the team will re-sign free agent Jerome Simpson on a one-year deal.

Before Cordarrelle Patterson's Dynasty owners freak out, Simpson would be brought back as a strict third wideout, allowing Greg Jennings to move to the slot in three-wide formations. Simpson certainly won't be expensive. He has a possible suspension stemming from a DUI looming over his head and has produced just one touchdown over the last two seasons.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 6 - 9:06 AM

Impending free agent Jerome Simpson pleaded guilty Thursday to careless driving and third-degree DUI stemming from his November 9 arrest.

He was sentenced to 120 hours of community service and must attend alcohol seminars. Since Simpson has a history of violating NFL policy -- he was suspended three games to open the 2012 season -- the Minneapolis Star-Tribune considers him "likely" to face additional discipline from commissioner Roger Goodell. Simpson will not be an attractive signing in 2014 free agency.
Jan 3 - 2:18 PM

Jerome Simpson caught three balls for 29 yards in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Lions.

A physically talented but maddeningly inconsistent situational deep threat-type receiver, Simpson's 2013 season ends with 48 catches for 726 yards and one touchdown. Turning 28 in February, Simpson heads to free agency this offseason. Even the NFL's most receiver-needy teams shouldn't value him as a starter. Simpson is best suited for a rotational role.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Jerome Simpson caught one ball for eight yards in the Vikings' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

Simpson has been losing playing time to Cordarrelle Patterson of late, hitting rock bottom in the box score. Unsigned for 2014, Simpson will likely play his last down as a Viking in Week 17 against the Lions.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:09:00 PM

Jerome Simpson caught one pass for 19 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Eagles.

Simpson's three targets were fewer than Greg Jennings (13), Cordarrelle Patterson (6), Jarius Wright (5) and Matt Asiata (5). He's well off the fantasy radar heading into a tough Week 16 matchup at Cincy.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Jerome Simpson caught four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's Week 14 loss to the Ravens.

Simpson's eight-yard score was an excellent, toe-tapping grab at the back of the end zone. Amazingly, it was his first touchdown in 25 games as a Viking. Simpson will have vanishingly-little upside as a WR4 for the final two weeks of the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Jerome Simpson caught three balls for 76 yards in the Vikings' Week 13 win over the Bears.

He also dropped a would-be touchdown on the left side of the end zone late in the contest. Simpson is a maddeningly inconsistent real-life player, and in fantasy his upside isn't enough to make Simpson worth starting, pretty much ever. Don't bother rostering him in 12- or 14-team leagues.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Jerome Simpson caught two passes for 54 yards in Week 12 against the Packers.

Simpson was targeted four times on the day. His long gain of 31 yards came on a third-and-five where he beat Tramon Williams and high-pointed a Christian Ponder pass for a first down. Simpson is losing snaps to Cordarrelle Patterson but remains a deep threat for this Minnesota offense. Since the Vikings have a weak-armed quarterback, Simpson isn't worth owning in fantasy land.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Coming off the bench behind Cordarrelle Patterson, Jerome Simpson was held to one catch for one yard in Week 11 at Seattle.

Simpson made a pathetic attempt to stiff arm his way to a broken tackle on his lone reception. Predictably, it didn't work. Simpson is in the doghouse after a DUI. He can be dropped in 12- and 14-team fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 07:38:00 PM

Coach Leslie Frazier now expects Jerome Simpson to play Sunday despite DUI charges.

As with most cases, the NFL will let the court system run its course before any discipline is imposed. Frazier did say that he isn't sure yet if Simpson will start. The Vikings should be doing everything they can to get Cordarrelle Patterson more snaps at the expense of Simpson anyway.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 12:43:00 PM

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is unsure if Jerome Simpson will be active for Week 11 after being arrested on drunk driving charges over the weekend.

"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. "But from my standpoint there isn’t a whole lot more that I can add regarding his situation as we are continuing to gather more information." For what it's worth, Simpson expects to be active. No stranger to off-the-field issues, Simpson has produced a decent amount on it this season, catching 33 passes for 491 yards.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 04:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Cassel
2Teddy Bridgewater
3Christian Ponder
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3Jerick McKinnon
4Joe Banyard
5Dominique Williams
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
FB1Jerome Felton
2Zach Line
WR11Greg Jennings
2Jarius Wright
3Erik Lora
4Kamar Jorden
5Kain Colter
WR21Cordarrelle Patterson
2Jerome Simpson
3Rodney Smith
4Adam Thielen
5Donte Foster
WR31Jerome Simpson
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2Rhett Ellison
3Chase Ford
4Allen Reisner
5A.C. Leonard
K1Blair Walsh