Jerome Simpson WR MIN 1 Month

The St. Paul Pioneer Press suggests Vikings WR Jerome Simpson could face a four-game suspension stemming from his November 9 DUI.

The NFL typically lets teams know about suspensions before training camp, so we'd expect to hear something by July. A Simpson suspension would clear the path for Cordarrelle Patterson to emerge as Minnesota's primary "X" wideout, with Greg Jennings and Jarius Wright sharing snaps at "Z" and slot receiver.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 1 Month

Jerome Simpson is not in line to start this season.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 4 Months

Vikings re-signed WR Jerome Simpson.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 5 Months

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Vikings would like to re-sign free agent Jerome Simpson.

It likely wouldn't be more than a one-year deal. The draft and free-agent market are loaded with receivers, so it'd be wise for Simpson to sign quickly. Simpson wouldn't be anything more than the No. 3 receiver in Minnesota, behind Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings. Simpson played in Cincinnati from 2008-2011 when new Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was the defensive coordinator.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 6 Months

ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling guesses the Vikings will re-sign free agent Jerome Simpson on a one-year deal.

Before Cordarrelle Patterson Dynasty owners freak out, Simpson would be brought back as a strict third wideout, allowing Greg Jennings to move to the slot in three-wide formations. Simpson certainly won't be expensive. He has a possible suspension stemming from a DUI looming over his head and has produced just one touchdown over the last two seasons.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 7 Months

Impending free agent Jerome Simpson pleaded guilty Thursday to careless driving and third-degree DUI stemming from his November 9 arrest.

He was sentenced to 120 hours of community service and must attend alcohol seminars. Since Simpson has a history of violating NFL policy -- he was suspended three games to open the 2012 season -- the Minneapolis Star-Tribune considers him "likely" to face additional discipline from commissioner Roger Goodell. Simpson will not be an attractive signing in 2014 free agency.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 7 Months

Jerome Simpson caught one ball for eight yards in the Vikings' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

Simpson has been losing playing time to Cordarrelle Patterson of late, hitting rock bottom in the box score. Unsigned for 2014, Simpson will likely play his last down as a Viking in Week 17 against the Lions.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 7 Months

Jerome Simpson caught one pass for 19 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Eagles.

Simpson's three targets were fewer than Greg Jennings (13), Cordarrelle Patterson (6), Jarius Wright (5) and Matt Asiata (5). He's well off the fantasy radar heading into a tough Week 16 matchup at Cincy.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 8 Months

Jerome Simpson caught four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's Week 14 loss to the Ravens.

Simpson's eight-yard score was an excellent, toe-tapping grab at the back of the end zone. Amazingly, it was his first touchdown in 25 games as a Viking. Simpson will have vanishingly-little upside as a WR4 for the final two weeks of the fantasy playoffs.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 8 Months

Jerome Simpson caught three balls for 76 yards in the Vikings' Week 13 win over the Bears.

He also dropped a would-be touchdown on the left side of the end zone late in the contest. Simpson is a maddeningly inconsistent real-life player, and in fantasy his upside isn't enough to make Simpson worth starting, pretty much ever. Don't bother rostering him in 12- or 14-team leagues.