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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: 31
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 2 31 50 1.6 0 5 2 7 3.5 0 5.7 2.9
2016 (Projected) MIN   297 1,366 4.6 10   33 214 6.5 1 224.0  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
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.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB2RB3 Matt Asiata
RB4RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB5FB1 Zach Line
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Adrian Peterson closer to return
Making "solid progress" following September meniscus surgery
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 21, 7:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson, who underwent surgery to repair a right lateral meniscus tear on Sept. 22, is making solid progress in his recovery and could be back on the field for the Minnesota Vikings by mid-to-late December, according to league sources. Peterson had an exam late last week and could start running this week. Although the three-time rushing champion is said to be exercising caution in his return from the knee injury he sustained on Sept. 18 against the Green Bay Packers, he could make his return before the end of the regular season. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: There is optimism he could be ready to play by Week 15 or 16, although caution needs to be exercised here for multiple reasons. With ex-OC Norv Turner out, there's no telling how much new OC Pat Shurmur would commit to the running game. Secondly, the Vikings have perhaps the worst front five in the league now. Last but not least, AP averaged 1.6 YPC behind Minnesota's "healthy" offensive line over the first two weeks of the season.


Injury Vikings have "no idea" if AP will return
On IR following meniscus surgery
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 14, 4:55 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Mike Zimmer on if Adrian Peterson will play at any time this season: "I have no idea." (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

FFToday'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.


Pat Shurmur in as Vikes OC, Norv Turner out
Vikings make switch at offensive coordinator
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 2, 10:30 am

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings announce Pat Shurmur will assume the duties as Interim Offensive Coordinator effective immediately. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It's unclear why Norv Turner resigned today but the Vikes have struggled the last two weeks on offense registering 10 points against the Bears and Eagles the last two weeks. Given the injuries to the offensive line and injury to Adrian Peterson it's unlikely the offense is going to get out their funk.


Injury Vikings place Adrian Peterson on IR
Earliest return would be Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 23, 3:00 pm

Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday. Peterson underwent surgery Thursday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. Itís still possible Peterson returns this season as each NFL team is allowed to reinstate one player from injured reserve after eight weeks. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: The earliest Peterson could return would be Week 11 although it's likely he won't be back during the regular season. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will form a committee for the Vikes moving forward.


Injury Adrian Peterson to have surgery, out 3-4 months
Torn meniscus
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 21, 11:45 am

Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is planning to have surgery Thursday morning to repair his torn meniscus, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Peterson, who was injured Sunday, told ESPN that he has a "bucket handle tear" of the meniscus, which typically has a recovery time of three to four months. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Opting for surgery will cost Peterson most of the season. Peterson owners can hang on to the veteran running back for a couple days as more news surfaces but at best he could return late in the season. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon will form a committee in Peterson's absence, with both being FLEX considerations from week to week.


Injury Adrian Peterson has torn meniscus
HC Mike Zimmer declines to rule RB out for Week 3
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 19, 5:10 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Mike Zimmer did not dismiss idea that Adrian Peterson could play this week with torn meniscus. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: AP has shown himself to have amazing recuperative powers, but the notion anytime soon after not being able to put any weight on his right leg Sunday night borders on ridiculous. The odds are strong Peterson misses at least a month if the tear is substantial enough. Jerick McKinnon would be expected to handle the bulk of the workload in such a scenario, while Matt Asiata steals an occasional series and assume goal-line duties.



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

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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