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Running Back, Minnesota Vikings

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Draft: 2007 Round 1 (7)
College: Oklahoma
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 217 DOB: 1985-03-21 Age: 30

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2007 MIN 14 9 238 1,341 5.6 12 28 19 268 14.1 1 238.9 17.1
2008 MIN 16 15 364 1,757 4.8 10 39 21 125 6.0 0 248.2 15.5
2009 MIN 16 15 315 1,389 4.4 18 57 43 436 10.1 0 290.5 18.2
2010 MIN 15 15 283 1,298 4.6 12 50 36 341 9.5 1 241.9 16.1
2011 MIN 12 12 209 973 4.7 12 23 18 139 7.7 1 189.2 15.8
2012 MIN 16 0 348 2,097 6.0 12 51 40 217 5.4 1 309.4 19.3
2012 (Projected) MIN     241 1,086 4.5 8   17 155 9.1 1 178.1  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Of all the question marks at running back entering the 2012 fantasy football season, none is bigger than the Vikings Adrian Peterson. A perennial candidate for the 1st overall pick in every format, Peterson tore the ACL in his left knee in Week 16 last season and there are doubts that he will be fully recovered from that injury by opening day. What is not in doubt is that Peterson will not be 100% to start the season. In fact, he may not even return to his pre-injury form at any point in 2012. Of course, when you have scored 64 touchdowns in 73 career games and averaged 92.6 rushing yards, 110.5 total yards and 16.6 FPts/G over your career while remaining mostly injury free despite being the most punishing running back in the league, you don’t need to be 100% healthy to be productive. There are plenty of question marks with Peterson in 2012 but it all boils down to where do you draft him? Let’s examine the scenarios. AP could open the season on the PUP list, forcing him to miss the first six games of the season. He could be on the roster on opening day but still miss the first 2-3 games of the year. He could split time with backup Toby Gerhart for several games and then assume a larger role as the season progresses (just in time for the fantasy playoff run). Maybe the Vikings, expected to be NFC North doormats, choose to be very cautious with their franchise player in 2012. One last scenario: since the guy is basically superhuman, maybe he doesn’t need as much time to recover from a torn ACL as other players do. If you like to play the odds, you need to assume that Peterson will rate no better than an upper tier RB2 in 2012 and hopefully he gets rolling by the end of the season… and nabbing Gerhart is an absolute must.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB2RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB3RB3 Matt Asiata
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Peterson expects to play in Wild Card Round     -- Thu Jan 7 8:35 pm --

Missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with back issue
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson missed a second day of practice on Thursday because of a back injury, but he left no doubt about where expects to be when Sunday’s game against the Seahawks gets underway. Peterson said that the lack of practice has been about rest and not because his back is bothering him enough that there’s a chance he’ll have to remain on the sideline. “I’m good,” Peterson said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I’m feeling good. I was able to rest the body today. I’ll be ready to roll on Sunday.” (Pro Football Talk)

FF Today's Take: Peterson missed most of the second half in Week 17 versus Green Bay before returning late in the fourth quarter. While he should be expected to play, the wind chill in Minnesota is expected around minus-7 degrees and the overall temperature is expected to be no higher than zero. That means AP could struggle to get loose or stay loose. As a result, Jerick McKinnon makes an interesting contrarian play in DFS, albeit a low upside one against Seattle's stout defense.
Injury Adrian Peterson doesn't practice Wednesday     -- Wed Dec 23 6:12 pm --

Dealing with sprained ankle
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he's confident he'll play this weekend against the New York Giants despite a sprained left ankle that forced him out for part of the last game. Peterson didn't practice Wednesday, and was listed on the injury report with a shoulder issue as well, but said he'll be fine Sunday. (USA Today)

FF Today's Take: Playing on a sprained ankle with only a week of treatment would limit most players but Adrian Peterson has proven people wrong his entire career. AP isn't likely to shed his "questionable" tag anytime soon so his owners will want to check back later in the week to be sure he is given the green light to play against the Giants.
Injury Adrian Peterson "ready to go" for Week 16     -- Mon Dec 21 11:45 am --

Vikings RB suffers sprained ankle
Sources on Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Monday afternoon: "He'll be ready to go on Sunday!” #Vikings #Giants (Josina Anderson on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Peterson sprained his ankle late in the second quarter and missed much of the 2nd half of Sunday's victory over the Bears. Peterson was held to yards on carries while backup Jerick McKinnon racked up 86 yards and a TD on 11 touches (4 receptions). Peterson will likely be limited in practice this week.
Injury Adrian Peterson limited in practice     -- Wed Nov 18 5:09 pm --

Teddy Bridgewater practices in full
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has a left shoulder injury — that’s his non-throwing arm, of course — but he was listed as a full participant. Running back Adrian Peterson was limited with a hamstring injury. (Star Tribune)

FF Today's Take: It's too early in the week to be concerned about Adrian Peterson's status for Week 11. The veteran running back remains likely to play against the Packers on Sunday but owners will want to check in later in the week for an update. If Peterson's hamstring remains a concern heading into the weekend, Jerick McKinnon would fill the void in the backfield. Teddy Bridgewater didn't miss any reps in practice despite being listed on the injury report. He appears to be playing through a nagging shoulder injury but won't miss any time.

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