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28 Adrian Peterson RB

Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%65%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
1427912664.5105

Player Updates

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Could Adrian Peterson take passing downs work?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

With Toby Gerhart rumbling south to Jacksonville, the Vikings are in the market for another running back. ESPN thinks the primary goal the team will have for a new back is to be efficient in pass protection, which Adrian Peterson hasn't always been great at. The report believes Peterson could play more on third downs as a receiver rather than stay in to block since he's not an elite blocker, provided the team doesn't fill the third-down role in the draft. 

Peterson has 29 or more catches in four of his last five seasons with one receiving score in each of his last four years. Catching passes is a big part of Norv Turner's offenses, so it's something Peterson could end up doing more of. 

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Adrian Peterson to participate in offseason program
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he's close to full strength after undergoing groin surgery in late January. He's still rehabbing and idn't sure he when he'll join the team's offseason workout program but does expect to be ready long before training camp according to ESPN. 

"I can't really put a date on it, but I do look forward to participating," Peterson said. "Right now the most important thing is getting healthy and that's what I'm doing. I'm rehabbing, working out still, trying to get the body back to where it needs to be."

Peterson doesn't expect the groin injury to be a factor this summer or fall. "I can't sit here and say that I'm back right now, but I am not far off at all," he said.

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Adrian Peterson will be 'fine' for OTAs
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who had groin surgery in January, will be "fine" for offseason workouts next month, coach Mike Zimmer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Zimmer also said he wants to get Peterson into the open field more.

“He’s such a great player, a Hall of Fame player, one of the best ever," Zimmer said at the NFL owners meetings. “I think you always got to use those kind of guys. We’d like to run him into a few less bodies, so there’s not 11 of them meeting him at the (line of scrimmage)."

Peterson missed two games last December due to injuries and finished with 1,266 rushing yards, the second-lowest total of his career.

“That’s part of the thing, opening the field up, spreading the ball out a little bit," Zimmer said. “Getting him the ball in space. I’m watching a game the other day and the two safeties just kept creeping closer and closer. This guy is getting hit a lot. He’s a fantastic runner. If we can get him space, he can do a lot of damage."

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Adrian Peterson should be fine for mini-camp
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said running back Adrian Peterson should be recovered from groin surgery in time to participate in the team's pre-draft mini-camp at the end of April, report ESPN.

Peterson was limited to 18 carries in the Vikings' final four games, and missed two of those, because of a groin injury that stemmed from the sports hernia surgery Peterson had after the 2012 season. He decided to have adductor release surgery in Philadelphia last month.

"He’s doing great," Zimmer said Friday. "I got a report from (athletic trainer) Eric (Sugerman) yesterday, and he said he’s doing great -- better than they expected and should be great to go."

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Norv Turner expects Adrian Peterson to catch 50-plus passes
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

New Vikings offensive coordinator said he expects running back Adrian Peterson to catch 50 to 60 passes in 2014, reports KFAN in Minneapolis. Peterson caught 29 passes last year and never has had more than 43 receptions in a season.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/8/13DET1893782
29/15/13CHI26100360
39/22/13CLE258891
49/29/13PIT23140602
610/13/13CAR1062310
710/21/13NYG132880
810/27/13GB1360171
911/3/13DAL25140521
1011/7/13WAS2075182
1111/17/13SEA2165130
1211/24/13GB32146221
1312/1/13CHI35211230
1412/8/13BAL71340
1512/15/13PHI0000
1612/22/13CIN1145110
1712/29/13DET0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P48/28/14@ TEN
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2007Minnesota Vikings14923813415.673121162
2008Minnesota Vikings161536317604.867102081
2009Minnesota Vikings161531413834.464181274
2010Minnesota Vikings151528312984.68012970
2011Minnesota Vikings12122089704.75412749
2012Minnesota Vikings161634820976.082122785
2013Minnesota Vikings141427912664.57810859
TOTAL103962033101155.0828694480
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2007Minnesota Vikings1491926814.16013113
2008Minnesota Vikings1615211256.0160004
2009Minnesota Vikings16154343610.16305216
2010Minnesota Vikings1515363419.53415017
2011Minnesota Vikings1212181397.7221205
2012Minnesota Vikings1616402175.42011010
2013Minnesota Vikings1414291715.92211011
TOTAL1039620616978.263517376
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2007Minnesota Vikings141641225.85302
2008Minnesota Vikings1611616.01600
2009Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2010Minnesota Vikings1500---000
2011Minnesota Vikings1200---000
2012Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2013Minnesota Vikings1400---000
TOTAL1031742825.25302
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2007Minnesota Vikings1454.010000.0000
2008Minnesota Vikings1644.000000.0000
2009Minnesota Vikings1600.000000.0000
2010Minnesota Vikings1533.000000.0000
2011Minnesota Vikings1211.000000.0000
2012Minnesota Vikings1622.000000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings1422.000000.0000
TOTAL1031716.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2007Minnesota Vikings1443030030
2008Minnesota Vikings1694020020
2009Minnesota Vikings1676000000
2010Minnesota Vikings1511000000
2011Minnesota Vikings1210030030
2012Minnesota Vikings1642000000
2013Minnesota Vikings1453010010
TOTAL1033119090090
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/217
Birthdate:
3/21/1985
Age:
29
Hometown:
Palestine, TX, USA
School:
Oklahoma
NFL Experience:
8
Awards:
NFL Draft
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