Hercules Mata'afa
23-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
IR
Injury Knee - ACL
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Hercules Mata'afa in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Vikings in April of 2018.
Placed on IR
DEMinnesota Vikings
Knee - ACL
June 21, 2018
Mata'afa (knee) was placed on injured reserve on Thursday, Ben Goessling of The Star Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Mata'afa was reportedly waived with an injury designation Wednesday, but a new league rule allowed Minnesota to place him directly on IR, keeping him under the team's control. The rookie will now focus on recovery in preparation for next season.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Minnesota VikingsVikings 2018 DE Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

713
222
445
91
428
219
53
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Measurables Review
How do Hercules Mata'afa's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
254 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.76 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.37 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.24 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
 
Broad Jump
108 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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Waived on Wednesday
DEFree Agent
Knee - ACL
June 20, 2018
The Vikings waived Mata'afa (knee) on Wednesday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.
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Tears ACL during OTAs
DEMinnesota Vikings
Knee - ACL
June 6, 2018
Mata'afa suffered a torn ACL during the Vikings' OTA practice Wednesday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
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Moves to linebacker
DEMinnesota Vikings
May 11, 2018
Mata'afa, an undrafted free agent from Washington State, has moved to linebacker from defensive tackle in Minnesota's most recent rookie mini-camp, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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