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 Stats > Adrian Peterson  
 
Running Back, Free Agent

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Draft: 2007 Round 1 (7)
College: Oklahoma
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 217 DOB: 1985-03-21 Age: 32
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#3 1 1.06

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2007 MIN 14 238 1,341 5.6 12 28 19 268 14.1 1 238.9 17.1
2008 MIN 16 364 1,757 4.8 10 39 21 125 6.0 0 248.2 15.5
2009 MIN 16 315 1,389 4.4 18 57 43 436 10.1 0 290.5 18.2
2010 MIN 15 283 1,298 4.6 12 50 36 341 9.5 1 241.9 16.1
2011 MIN 12 209 973 4.7 12 23 18 139 7.7 1 189.2 15.8
2012 MIN 16 348 2,097 6.0 12 51 40 217 5.4 1 309.4 19.3
2013 MIN 14 279 1,266 4.5 10 40 29 171 5.9 1 209.7 15.0
2014 MIN 1 21 75 3.6 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 9.3 9.3
2015 MIN 16 327 1,485 4.5 11 36 30 222 7.4 0 236.7 14.8
2016 MIN 3 37 72 1.9 0 6 3 8 2.7 0 8.0 2.7
2016 (Projected) FA   297 1,366 4.6 10   33 214 6.5 1 224.0  

2016 Outlook
Alien from another galaxy, ancient Greek god, or just an ageless wonder on par with Betty White (or the Egyptian pyramids maybe), Peterson once again displayed his trademark bullish running style as he led the NFL in rushing in his return from season long exile. The year off left AP fresh and ready to run, and boy did he! His looked like his vintage self, even at the ripe old age of 31, as he put up one of the best statistical seasons of his career. The 1,485 yards were the 3rd best of his career, and the 11 touchdowns marked the eighth time heís scored double digit touchdowns. Even more impressive is that he finished 2nd overall in running back scoring with only 30 catches and an uninspiring 222 yards receiving.

The reception total is about the only blemish on an otherwise remarkable year. Petersonís value could skyrocket if he could become a true dual threat, but despite the press clippings about involving him in the passing game more, Iím afraid it might not happen. Peterson dropped only 1 of the 36 targets thrown his way in 2015, but heís had tremendous problems holding onto the ball, as evidenced by a crippling fumble in the playoff loss to the Seahawks. Despite spitting into the face of father time, it is still in the Vikings best interest to limit his touches as much as possible to keep him fresh. The Vikings offense has relied on short, safe throws, and Petersonís catches are mostly simple dump offs. Aside from occasional screens, the Vikings running backs in general arenít called on often in the passing game. Keep this in mind in PPR leagues. In standard leagues I see no reason for a serious regression from AP. He looks as quick and strong as ever despite his punishing running style. He should, and will be one of the first backs off the board.


News From The Past 90 Days
Vikings fill RB void with Latavius Murray
Adrian Peterson era comes to an end
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Mar 16, 8:27 am

Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings early Thursday morning signed former Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray, and by doing so they likely closed the door on the Adrian Peterson era. Murray rushed for 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns in his four years in Oakland, averaging 4.2 yards per carry. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Murray was a solid performer in Oakland but was part of a three-man committee last season capping his fantasy upside. In Minnesota he'll fill Adrian Peterson's big back role while sharing snaps with Jerick McKinnon. Minnesota's offensive line is a weak point in there offense meaning Murray will do well to achieve RB2 status in 2017.


Vikings will not pick up option on Adrian Peterson
RB will become a free agent on March 9th
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Feb 28, 12:45 pm

Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings will not pick up their option on Adrian Peterson's contract for the 2017 season, the team announced Tuesday. Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent on March 9. "Adrian is an important part of the Minnesota Vikings organization," Spielman said in a statement. "We will continue to have conversations with his representatives and leave our future options open while determining what is best for both parties moving forward." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Vikings weren't going to Peterson his $18 million option for 2017. Its possible the two sides could work out an agreement before free agency begins on March 9th but more than likely Peterson will be in another uniform. Peterson played in only three games in 2016 averaging 1.9 yards per carry.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TEN W 25-16 19 31 1.6 0 2 0 0 - 0 3.1
2 GB W 17-14 12 19 1.6 0 3 2 7 3.5 0 2.6
15 IND L 6-34 6 22 3.7 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 2.3

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SF L 3-20 10 31 3.1 0 3 3 21 7.0 0 5.2
2 DET W 26-16 29 134 4.6 0 2 2 58 29.0 0 19.2
3 SD W 31-14 20 126 6.3 2 0 0 0 - 0 24.6
4 at DEN L 20-23 16 81 5.1 1 6 4 13 3.3 0 15.4
6 KC W 16-10 26 60 2.3 0 1 1 -3 -3.0 0 5.7
7 at DET W 28-19 19 98 5.2 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 11.0
8 at CHI W 23-20 20 103 5.2 0 2 2 6 3.0 0 10.9
9 STL W 21-18 29 125 4.3 1 2 2 18 9.0 0 20.3
10 at OAK W 30-14 26 203 7.8 1 3 2 13 6.5 0 27.6
11 GB L 13-30 13 45 3.5 1 2 2 16 8.0 0 12.1
12 at ATL W 20-10 29 158 5.4 2 4 2 29 14.5 0 30.7
13 SEA L 7-38 8 18 2.3 0 4 4 6 1.5 0 2.4
14 at ARI L 20-23 23 69 3.0 1 1 1 17 17.0 0 14.6
15 CHI W 38-17 18 63 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 6.3
16 NYG W 49-17 22 104 4.7 1 2 1 15 15.0 0 17.9
17 at GB W 20-13 19 67 3.5 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 12.8
WC SEA L 9-10 23 45 2.0 0 2 2 13 6.5 0 5.8
WC = Wild-Card

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at STL W 34-6 21 75 3.6 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 9.3

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