Peterson (shoulder) rushed 16 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns while seeing no involvement in the passing game during Sunday's 23-21 loss to Houston. Peterson found paydirt from three yards out in the second quarter and again on a seven-yard run in the fourth. The latter score was his sixth of the season and gave Washington a 21-20 lead with 11:57 remaining. Peterson's volume on the ground for a Redskins team that doesn't get down big often coupled with his goal-line usage have made him a valuable fantasy commodity, but those aspects of his game are likely to be negatively affected by the season-ending broken leg quarterback Alex Smith suffered in this one. Up next for Peterson is a Week 12 date with Dallas.
Peterson (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. The Redskins have limited Peterson's reps or held him out entirely for Wednesday practices the last several weeks, only for him to avoid an injury designation heading into gamedays. He seems destined to follow the same path in Week 11, as his full participation in Thursday's session clears up any lingering concern about his ability to play through the shoulder issue. Peterson will face a matchup Sunday against a Texans defense that has surrendered 92.9 yards per game this season, the sixth-best mark in the NFL.
Peterson (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. Despite the continued cap on his practice reps, Peterson said he's "feeling good" as the Redskins embark on their final seven games of the season. "My shoulder, I'm back to bench pressing," he noted. "I hadn't done that in three weeks...As I stand in front of you guys, my body is feeling amazing." On a per-game basis, Peterson is averaging 18.8 touches for 93.3 yards from scrimmage while scoring five touchdowns in nine contests. With little competition for reps due to Chris Thompson's bout with another rib injury, Peterson shouldn't have a problem getting touches Sunday against the Texans' sixth-ranked run defense (92.9 yards per game).
Peterson rushed for 68 yards on 19 carries and added one yard on two catches during Sunday's 16-3 win over the Buccaneers. Could the veteran back be losing steam with just over three yards per carry in his last two games? Possibly, but not likely: Peterson actually had his best carry of the game early in the fourth quarter, breaking through to the outside for an 18-yard pickup. Peterson has had some dismal games this season, including Week 9's 33-yard performance against the Falcons, but the 11th-year back has still topped 95 total yards in five of nine outings this season, including three straight from Weeks 6 through 8. He might be a little off right now, but look for him to bounce back eventually -- just maybe not next week against a Texans defense among the best in the league at stopping the run, giving up just 3.6 yards per carry.
Peterson (shoulder) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Peterson dislocated his shoulder in the Redskins' Oct. 8 loss to the Saints, but it hasn't prevented him from suiting up in the last four games, during which he's averaged 4.8 yards per carry on 76 totes. While Peterson's full participation in the Redskins' second practice of the week suggests his health is improving, the running back's fantasy prospects have nonetheless taken a hit after both of Washington's starting guards, Shawn Lauvao (knee) and Brandon Scherff (pectoral), suffered season-ending injuries in Week 9 against Atlanta. In addition to those losses, left tackle Trent Williams (thumb) appears likely to miss a second straight game Sunday. It could be difficult for Peterson to find open running room this weekend, even against a vulnerable Tampa Bay defense.
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