Adrian Peterson

#26 RB / Washington Redskins / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 220 lb Age: 33 College: Oklahoma Bye 4

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  • Peterson sprained an ankle during Sunday's 31-17 win over Green Bay, but he's expected to be ready when the Redskins return from their bye week for a Week 5 game in New Orleans. Peterson didn't show any signs of being injured while piling up 120 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries against a beleaguered Packers defense. The injury may have happened near the end of the game, or perhaps it just wasn't too noticeable until he woke up with some swelling Monday. Whatever the case, coach Jay Gruden doesn't expect his starting running back to miss any time after the bye week, even though Peterson was walking around the team facility Monday with a protective boot over his foot, per Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic.

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  • Peterson rushed 19 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins' 31-17 win over the Packers on Sunday. For the second time in three games to open the season, Peterson looked like a vintage version of himself. The former Pro Bowler ripped off a 41-yard run and averaged an impressive 6.3 yards per tote, leading the Washington backfield in carries by a comfortable margin. It's difficult to imagine Peterson retaining this level of effectiveness for a full season, but the early returns are hard to argue with thus far. He'll look to rest up and return refreshed following a Week 4 bye for a Week 5 Monday night battle against the Saints.

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  • Peterson took 26 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown and caught two of three targets for 70 yards in Sunday's 24-6 win over the Cardinals. Peterson obviously got the job done from a fantasy perspective, but he only produced 3.7 yards per carry and earned 52 of his receiving yards on a garbage-time play that ended with a lost fumble. Passing-down specialist Chris Thompson actually had the stronger performance from a non-fantasy standpoint, taking five carries for 65 yards and catching six of seven targets for 63 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Samaje Perine was a healthy inactive and Rob Kelley took just three carries for seven yards. Peterson should be looking at another large workload on the ground in Week 2 when the Redskins host a Colts team that just surrendered a 17-95-1 rushing line to Cincinnati's Joe Mixon.

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  • Peterson has been confirmed as the Redskins' starting running back for Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Keim's report is more or less supported by Jay Gruden's comments to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington earlier Wednesday, during which the Redskins head coach joked that he'd like to give Peterson 40 carries in Week 1. Despite going unsigned until late August, Peterson almost immediately established himself as Washington's top back in the wake of the season-ending knee injury to second-round rookie Derrius Guice. Peterson should be ticketed for a regular role on early downs in the Redskins' initial contests, with Chris Thompson handling most of the reps at running back in obvious passing situations.

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  • Redskins' Adrian Peterson: Could be busy Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Redskins head coach Jay Gruden jokingly said he would like to give Peterson 40 carries in Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Though obviously not serious about the number of carries, Gruden is providing another strong hint that Peterson will be the featured ballcarrier in Week 1. The 33-year-old holds the top spot on Washington's initial regular-season depth chart, with passing-down specialist Chris Thompson listed as the No. 2 back. It's entirely possible Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine open the season with minimal or non-existent roles on offense.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
1 @ARI 26 96 1 2 70 0 20
2 IND 11 20 0 3 30 0 5
3 GB 19 120 2 0 0 0 24
PROJECTION 205 695 5.5 9 66 0.4 82.6

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
4 BYE - - -
5 10/09 @New Orleans Saints 4 11.00
6 10/14 Carolina Panthers 12 15.00
7 10/21 Dallas Cowboys 14 15.33
8 10/28 @New York Giants 7 13.33
9 11/04 Atlanta Falcons 28 22.67
10 11/11 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 27.00
11 11/18 Houston Texans 19 17.00
12 11/22 @Dallas Cowboys 14 15.33
13 12/04 @Philadelphia Eagles 1 9.00
14 12/09 New York Giants 7 13.33
15 12/16 @Jacksonville Jaguars 8 14.00
16 12/23 @Tennessee Titans 5 11.00
17 12/30 Philadelphia Eagles 1 9.00

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Career Stats

Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2018 56 236 3 5 100 0 49
2017 156 529 2 11 70 0 67
2016 37 72 0 3 8 0 5
2015 327 1485 11 30 222 0 230
2014 21 75 0 2 18 0 8
2013 279 1266 10 29 171 1 203
2012 348 2097 12 40 217 1 306
2011 209 973 12 18 139 1 188
2010 283 1298 12 36 341 1 239
2009 315 1389 18 43 436 0 277
2008 364 1757 10 21 125 0 239
2007 238 1341 12 19 268 1 232
3 Year Avg 173 695 4 15 100 0 99
Career 2630 12512 102 257 2115 5

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