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Wide Receiver Jerome Simpson Looks Good for Vikings: Fantasy Implications

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson looked good on friday against the Buffalo Bills. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Aug 17, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson (81) jumps over Buffalo Bills  cornerback Jairus Byrd (31) for a first down in the first quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 17, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson (81) jumps over Buffalo Bills cornerback Jairus Byrd (31) for a first down in the first quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-US PRESSWIRE

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson had a solid preseason game for Minnesota on Friday night. Simpson was acquired by the team this offseason via free agency. In the Week 2 exhibition game against the Buffalo Bills, Simpson had three catches for 43 yards, averaging 14.3 yards per catch.

Analysis: Simpson could be a sleeper for Minnesota this season, coming to the team as one of their few offseason acquisitions in a hope to upgrade a fairly weak position group. Outside of Percy Harvin, Simpson is the most legitimate pass-catching threat at wide receiver. Having played 2011 in Cincinnati, Simpson was a reliable target for then-rookie Bengals QB Andy Dalton. Christian Ponder is another young quarterback that could take a liking to his new receiving threat. Simpson may be a solid late round pick when the crop of remaining players appears uninspiring.

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