• Ameer Abdullah

  • RB
  • , Minnesota Vikings
  • 28
  • 205 lbs
  • 5' 9"
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by Richard Mejia

MIN RB Ameer Abdullah - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Detroit

Abdullah hasn’t gotten many opportunities this season, but he’ll get ample chances to produce this week with Dalvin Cook set to miss the final game. Expected to split a timeshare with Alexander Mattison and Mike Boone, Abdullah should be the better play in PPR formats and could see a bulk of his work through the passing game. Keep Abdullah as a low-end RB2 in this one.

by Jordan Heck

MIN RB Ameer Abdullah - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Chicago Bears

Ameer Abdullah didn't get a lot of hype heading into last week, but he actually out-performed Mike Boone. He was a solid start in PPR leagues, finishing 6-31 on seven targets as a receiver. This week is a weird one for the Vikings since it's unclear who is going to play since Minnesota has nothing to gain. Abdullah should be viewed as nothing more than a desperation flex play in Week 17.

by Jordan Heck

MIN RB Ameer Abdullah - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Green Bay Packers

Ameer Abdullah is the third-string back behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, and with both backs expected to be out, you'd think Abdullah would be in line for a big game. Wrong. Mike Boone is expected to be the primary runner, as he was in Week 15. Abdullah will get playing time, but likely not enough to make him relevant for fantasy purposes.

by Jordan Heck

MIN RB Ameer Abdullah - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Ameer Abdullah is a former second-round draft pick who had some success on the Lions in his first four years. He was picked up by the Vikings last season and didn’t see much action on offense, but has a chance to rise up on the depth chart this season with Latavius Murray out of the picture.

Fantasy Downside
Abdullah had one offensive touch in his seven games with the Vikings last season, a catch for 10 yards. Minnesota used Abdullah as its return man in 2018 rather than an offensive weapon. That could change in 2019, but there’s nothing to really indicate that’s the case.

2019 Bottom Line
Minnesota drafted Alexander Mattison in the third round and also kept Mike Boone, who saw more touches on offense than Abdullah in 2018. When discussing the running back group to reporters, head coach Mike Zimmer discussed Mattison and Boone as competing for the backup spot without mentioning Abdullah. Expect Abdullah to mostly see special teams touches.

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Ameer Abdullah - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Green Bay Packers

In the loss at the Bengals last Sunday, Ameer Abdullah received only 6 carries for 21 yards and caught a 5-yard pass. He and Tion Green will likely split carries again in the season finale. Abdullah ran for 48 yards and a TD on 21 carries in the win at Green Bay last month, but has been limited in playing time since returning from a neck injury.

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Ameer Abdullah - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Cincinnati Bengals

In the win over Chicago last Saturday, Ameer Abdullah was used sparingly, finishing with just an 8-yard carry and catching 3 passes for 13 yards. Theo Riddick and rookie Tion Green combined for 18 of the team’s rushing attempts, a trend that will likely continue for the final two regular season games. With Abdullah’s lack of playing time and productivity, there is no reason for him to be in your lineup.

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Ameer Abdullah - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Chicago Bears

Despite being cleared to play after missing some time with a neck injury, Ameer Abdullah did not play last week in the win over the Bucs. Head Coach Jim Caldwell has not confirmed the RB as the team’s starter, but Theo Riddick has been somewhat effective the past two games, registering 3 TDs. Last month, the Bears stuffed Abdullah, holding him to 22 yards on 11 rushes; he did have a receiving TD in the Lions win, however. Abdullah should be pretty much fully recovered by Sunday, but is a risky start based on his role in the offense.

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