Adrian Peterson

#28 RB / Minnesota Vikings / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 220 lb Age: 31 College: Oklahoma Bye 6

Fantasy Points by Week

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Own
99%
Start
97%
RB Rank
3

Player Outlook

Normally, drafting a 31-year-old running back with 2,497 career carries and 244 career receptions would be a recipe for disaster. But the Vikings' Adrian Peterson isn't your normal running back. Missing most of 2014 seemed to re-energize his game as he handled 327 carries, posted 10-plus Fantasy points in 11 of 16 games and finished the season as the second-best rusher in all formats. There's a certain truth that Peterson will, eventually, slow down, but no one seems ready to bet against him just yet -- certainly not with the schedule he has laid out in front of him this season. He remains one of the best running backs you can get in Fantasy, well worth a pick between third and sixth overall. Just be sure to get his backup, Jerick McKinnon, in Round 10 or later as a lineup precaution.

Player News
  • Peterson rushed for 45 yards on 23 carries and added 13 receiving yards on two catches in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He lost a fumble during the game. Stymied for much of the game, Peterson lost a critical fumble in the fourth quarter that set Seattle up to take the lead. Later, on Minnesota's second-to-last drive of the game, it was Jerick McKinnon, not Peterson, on the field trying to help lead the comeback. Fumbles come with the territory for Peterson, who led the league in the unfortunate stat this year and has fumbled at least thrice in six of his eight full seasons. What doesn't normally come with the territory is a lack of production, and that's what Peterson began to show toward the end of the season. In five of his last six games of the year, including Sunday, Peterson was held to 3.5 yards per carry or less - the lone exception being a matchup against the hapless Giants defense. Peterson still managed to score three touchdowns during those games, but given that he'll be 31 next season, Peterson may be showing signs of fatigue that could result in a less dominant share of carries in 2016.

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  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson: Active Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Peterson (back) is active for Sunday's wild-card contest versus the Seahawks. Peterson will brush off a lower back injury with the Vikings' season on the line, but his least productive outing occurred in a Week 13 beatdown versus the Seahawks, who contained the 2015 rushing champion to eight carries for 18 yards and four receptions for six yards. A throwback performance will be required to upend the back-to-back NFC champions.

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  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson: Probable for Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Peterson (back) is considered probable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Peterson was a full participant in Friday's practice, his first appearance during a week in which he's treated a back injury. Despite that ailment, Peterson is expected to be ready to roll for Sunday's playoff tilt against the Seahawks.

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  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson: Sits out another practice
    By RotoWire Staff

    Peterson (lower back) didn't practice Thursday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. While Peterson also sat out Wednesday's session, the report suggests that the running back is simply being being rested and is in line to suit up for Sunday afternoon's playoff tilt at home against the Seahawks.

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  • Peterson didn't practice Wednesday due to a lower back injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Peterson was held out of a portion of Sunday's win at Green Bay with a back issue, limiting him to 19 rushes for 67 yards and one touchdown. The outing was enough to ensure the third rushing title of his career, but despite playing the entire 2015 slate, only two of his seven 100-yard performances this season took place over the last seven games. Considering the bruising he's expected to take Sunday against the Seahawks, it wouldn't shock if he resides in the trainer's room rather than the practice field for most of this week.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
1 @SF 10 31 0 3 21 0 5
2 DET 29 134 0 2 58 0 18
3 SD 20 126 2 0 0 0 24
4 @DEN 16 81 1 4 13 0 15
5 BYE - - - - - - -
6 KC 26 60 0 1 -3 0 6
7 @DET 19 98 0 3 12 0 10
8 @CHI 20 103 0 2 6 0 10
9 STL 29 125 1 2 18 0 19
10 @OAK 26 203 1 2 13 0 27
11 GB 13 45 1 2 16 0 11
12 @ATL 29 158 2 2 29 0 29
13 SEA 8 18 0 4 6 0 1
14 @ARI 23 69 1 1 17 0 13
15 CHI 18 63 0 0 0 0 6
16 NYG 22 104 1 1 15 0 17
17 @GB 19 67 1 1 1 0 12
PROJECTION 307 1382 8.6 32 238 0.7 200.8

FULL STATS

Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/11 @Tennessee Titans 9 15.00
2 09/19 Green Bay Packers 11 15.33
3 09/25 @Carolina Panthers 13 15.63
4 10/04 New York Giants 26 20.38
5 10/09 Houston Texans 8 14.88
6 BYE - - -
7 10/23 @Philadelphia Eagles 27 20.88
8 11/01 @Chicago Bears 22 18.50
9 11/06 Detroit Lions 19 17.75
10 11/13 @Washington Redskins 20 17.94
11 11/20 Arizona Cardinals 10 15.11
12 11/24 @Detroit Lions 19 17.75
13 12/02 Dallas Cowboys 28 21.00
14 12/11 @Jacksonville Jaguars 25 19.88
15 12/18 Indianapolis Colts 24 18.75
16 12/24 @Green Bay Packers 11 15.33
17 01/01 Chicago Bears 22 18.50

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Career Stats

Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 327 1485 11 30 222 0 236
2014 21 75 0 2 18 0 8
2013 279 1266 10 29 171 1 209
2012 348 2097 12 40 217 1 308
2011 208 970 12 18 139 1 188
2010 283 1298 12 36 341 1 241
2009 314 1383 18 43 436 0 289
2008 363 1760 10 21 125 0 248
2007 238 1341 12 19 268 1 238
3 Year Avg 209 942 7 20 137 0 149
Career 2381 11675 97 238 1937 5

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