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Saints' Adrian Peterson: Stymied again in Week 2 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peterson ran for 26 yards on eight carries in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots.

Less than a week after reportedly being frustrated for not having a chance to run it up Minnesota's donkey, Peterson again was mostly quiet against the Patriots. The odds of things getting better for Peterson are bleak unless there are significant changes soon. Always a peculiar fit in New Orleans -- given his downhill style and the Saints' penchant for spreading it out -- the team has little use for Peterson's talents when trailing by multiple scores for large chunks of a game, as they have against the Vikings and Patriots. Sean Payton is excellent at incorporating backs into the passing game, but both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are better than Peterson in that regard, often rendering the latter a spectator for long stretches.

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Saints' Adrian Peterson: Disappointed with workload
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peterson told reporters that he "didn't sign up for nine snaps", ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports.

Peterson did at least carry the ball on six of his nine snaps, picking up 18 yards in his return to Minnesota. His small workload partially was a result of the Saints playing from behind, but it also illustrates the reality that he'll be competing with Mark Ingram (26 snaps) and Alvin Kamara (31) for playing time all season. The early returns suggest Peterson will be hard pressed to get more than 10-15 carries even when the Saints find themselves nursing a lead. A Week 2 matchup with New England is far from ideal for a running back with minimal value in the passing game.

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Saints' Adrian Peterson: Just 18 yards rushing in Saints debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peterson had six carries for 18 yards in Monday's loss to the Vikings. He played just nine snaps.

Peterson began the game with a nine-yard run and then was rarely used as the Saints fell behind early. Even more troubling for his fantasy value was that rookie Alvin Kamara was used extensively and had seven carries for 18 yards and four receptions on six targets. Meanwhile Mark Ingram had six carries and five targets (even though all three struggled to run the ball). It's just one game and Peterson's usage will likely be dictated by game flow, but he looks like the third option in the running game.

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Saints' Adrian Peterson: Modest production in Saints debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peterson gained 15 yards on six rushes and brought in his only target for a loss of one yard in Saturday's 13-0 preseason win over the Texans.

Seeing his first preseason action since 2011, Peterson gained no more than three yards on any one carry and appeared to be at full health. The former Pro Bowler's exact role in the coming season remains to be seen, but he figures to see a fair amount of work alongside Mark Ingram. A good measuring stick might be the workload of Ingram's backup last season, Tim Hightower, who logged 133 carries and added 22 receptions on 26 targets over 16 games.

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Saints' Adrian Peterson: May not play in preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peterson isn't sure if he will play in any preseason games, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Peterson has been a full participant in training camp practices and has drawn rave reviews from his new teammates and coaches. In fact, the former Viking last saw preseason action in 2013, so there's little reason to fret his absence during the meaningless exhibition season. Although listed behind Mark Ingram on the running back depth chart, Peterson is expected to see his fair share of touches in the Saints' committee backfield.

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