Adrian Peterson out for Week 16-- Fri Dec 23 1:30 pm --
McKinnon and Asiata to handle rushing load
After a one-game return, Adrian Peterson has been ruled out again. The Vikings running back will not play in Minnesota's Week 16 matchup against the Packers after aggravating a groin injury against the Colts. Peterson did not participate in practice all this week because of groin and knee ailments.(NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:With Peterson out, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will handle the rushing load against the Packers. Neither are recommended fantasy plays given the state of the Vikings running game.
Vikings have "no idea" if AP will return-- Mon Nov 14 4:55 pm --
FF Today's Take:It may be about time for owners with deep benches to give up hope on Peterson, who is running out of time to give himself at contributing this season. Minnesota isn't giving him much reason to rush back either, as the Vikings' offensive line is getting outplayed on a weekly basis. Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata and Ronnie Hillman will mostly likely finish the season out in a three-headed committee.
Jerick McKinnon sits Saturday-- Sat Oct 29 11:45 am --
FF Today's Take:Matt Asiata is shaping as a RB2 on Monday night against the Bears if McKinnon isn't able to play. The Vikings will release their injury report later today so we should get a better idea of McKinnon's status then.
Jerick McKinnon sits Thursday-- Thu Oct 27 12:15 pm --
Not practicing during the brief portion of practice open to reporters were running back Jerick McKinnon, receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, safety Andrew Sendejo and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. Patterson was on the field, but not in pads. The other players werenít on the field.
Sendejo sprained an ankle early in the Eagles game and didnít return. Floyd hasnít played since having knee surgery after the season opener.(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
FF Today's Take:This is Vikings first practice of the week as they play on Monday night against the Bears. McKinnon injured his ankle last week so this situation is worth monitoring. Matt Asiata could be in line for a bigger workload in Week 8.