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Jerome Simpson Back From Suspension

The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has served his suspension.  After sitting out the first 3 games of the regular season, Simpson looks to step into the starting line up opposite Percy Harvin.  At 6’2″ and roughly 200 pounds Simpson is a perfect counterpart to the smaller Harvin and should be a fantasy contributor early on. 

Simpson is not worth of a starting Fantasy Football spot, but he’s got an NFL size frame and can work well in the Minnesota system, especially with how well Christian Ponder is playing.  As soon as Ponder and Simpson develope chemistry, expect Simpson to become a versatile deep threat for the Vikings.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings Recap

The Jacksonville Jaguars had the opportunity to beat a bad Minnesota team, and they did everything possible to do so, until the final whistle blew.  Rookie kicker for the Vikings, Blair Walsh, crushed a 55 yard field goal (would have been good from 60) to tie the game as time expired.  Blair would then go on to nail the game winning 38 yard kick with just over 11 minutes remaining in the game. 

Minnesota Moves Down

The Cleveland Browns, obviously desperate to add a dominating physical Running Back, moved up one spot by trading with the Minnesota Vikings.  The move appears to be Cleveland’s shot at keeping Trent Richardson away from Tampa Bay.  Tampa was thought to be the most likely team to move into the 3 spot, but the Browns beat them to the punch.

Cleveland gave up their pick in the 1st round, 4th overall, along with their fourth pick (118), fifth (139), and seventh (211) round picks to slide up the one spot they needed to guarantee that Trent Richardson would be a Brown.

Richardson will be the first player off the board to have a solid fantasy value in 2012.  Not since Adrian Peterson came out was there a running back who could step into the league and produce.  The biggest advantage Richardson will have is he is coming into a run heavy system and looks to be able to carry the load.