Jerome Simpson suspended three games; inks one-year deal with Vikings

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cincinnati Bengals free agent wide receiver Jerome Simpson will be suspended for three games under the league's substance abuse policy, an NFL source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

After the suspension was announced, Jay Glazer reported on Twitter that Simpson signed a contract: "Vikings have agreed to terms on a one year deal with WR Jerome Simpson."

Fantasy Impact: 

This is a great landing spot for Simpson considering the lack of talent that the Vikings have at WR. In the last two games of 2010, Simpson caught 18 passes for 247 yards and three TDs and looked as if he would take over as the WR1 in Cincinnati. But the team drafted A.J. Green and Simpson took over the WR2 role in 2011. Still, he was quite productive in the nine games where he saw 6+ targets, averaging 4.6 receptions (on 8.8 targets) for 72 yards and 0.33 TDs per game. That's a FP/T (Fantasy Points / Target) of 1.05, which is slightly above average. Simpson will be a bargain in fantasy drafts due to the suspension, but he's worth a flier in deeper leagues for those owners who are willing to wait.

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