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Fantasy Football: Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata set for 65-35 split

By Alex Butler
Fantasy Football: Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata set for 65-35 split
Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29) breaks up a pass to Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon (31) in the first quarter of their AFC Wild Card game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on January 10, 2016. Photo by Marilyn Indahl/UPI | License Photo

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings superstar Adrian Peterson is out indefinitely after a torn meniscus, paving the way for Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata.

That means immediate fantasy football value for the Peterson backups.

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But how much stock can you put into the duo?

Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote the he expects McKinnon to see 65 percent of the carries.

"If Adrian Peterson misses time, I expect a 65/35 split of carries between Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata, with Asiata as the goal-line guy," Vensel tweeted Monday.

McKinnon, 24, had two carries for two yards in Sunday's victory over the Green Bay Packers. He should be considered the top waiver-wire add Wednesday.

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McKinnon had 52 carries for 271 rushing yards and two scores last season. He had 21 receptions for 173 yards and a touchdown in 2015.

Asiata scored 10 touchdowns in 2014 while replacing Peterson. He tallied 882 yards from scrimmage that season and had 44 receptions.

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