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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: 29
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#2 1 1.02

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/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 - 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
2014 (Projected) MIN     297 1,426 4.8 11   41 276 6.7 1 242.2  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Statistically speaking, 2013 was the second-worst year in Adrian Peterson's brilliant 7-year career. Coming off a mind-blowing 2,000-plus yard season in 2012, some slide was expected going into 2013. The falloff may have been steeper than some fantasy owners expected, as injuries bothered Peterson for a good part of the year, causing him to miss two starts and undergo offseason groin surgery. Hobbled, and again the only major threat on offense, he still managed to rip off 1,266 yards and 11 total touchdowns. Despite the mileage on his tires, Peterson still remains one of the few elite backs in the league capable of winning fantasy games by himself, even if he isn't the automatic first running back taken. One of the few dents in his armor (to go along with his ball security issues – 31 career fumbles) is his role in the passing game. He had a career-high 43 catches for 436 yards in 2009 but has come nowhere near those numbers in two of the last three seasons. His underwhelming 5.5 yards-per-catch has put him well behind his elite peers. That may change drastically in 2014. With creative play-caller Norv Tuner now in the fold and back-up Toby Gerhart off to Jacksonville, expect Peterson to flirt with 40-plus catches once again as a true 3-down workhorse. With improved quarterback play and the continued development of second-year wide-out Cordarrelle Paterson, the offense should be more fluid and consistent, giving Peterson the running lanes to make big plays as a runner and receiver.

One final thing to consider if you have the enviable task of picking the first running back off the board; Peterson is coming off his third straight offseason surgery (ACL, sports hernia, groin). While he has proven to defy the physical limitations of mere mortals, father time still remains undefeated. Peterson is 29, with over 2,000 career carries, many of which have been of the minor car accident variety. The demise of Peterson is going to be swift and sudden, and it may be sooner rather than later. For owners who like to protect their investments with handcuffs, Peterson really doesn't have one. Jamaal Charles, Matt Forte, and to a lesser extent LeSean McCoy, all have back-ups to target as potentially valuable handcuffs. With Gerhart gone, only a raw third-round rookie and fringe roster runner back up Peterson.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB3 Matt Asiata
RB2RB4 Joe Banyard
RB3FB1 Jerome Felton
RB4RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB5RB1 Adrian Peterson
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Peterson's uncertainty could alter Vikings' draft
Running back remains suspended
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Jan 14, 5:00 pm

Minnesota Vikings
With Adrian Peterson's future still up in the air after the running back's suspension was upheld in December, the Minnesota Vikings might need to consider other options at the position moving forward. "I think a lot (of the offseason plan) will depend on Adrian's situation, but I also know initially, as I start putting a little bit of the draft stuff together, it's a pretty good running back class this year," general manager Rick Spielman said Wednesday. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: The Vikings have little choice but look to add quality depth and competition in the backfield with Peterson's status still up in the air for next season. Currently suspended and carrying a $15.9 million price tag for 2015, Peterson could find himself cut by Minnesota if a resolution isn't reached this Spring.


Vikings claim Ben Tate off waivers
Minnesota gets "replacement" for Peterson
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 19, 4:27 pm

Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings claimed running back Ben Tate on waivers Wednesday from the Cleveland Browns, a league source told ESPN.com's Field Yates. In claiming Tate, the Vikings owe him $352,941 for 2014 in guaranteed base salary, plus another $46,875 for each game that he is on the 46-man game day roster. His 2015 salary is not guaranteed. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With Adrian Peterson all but out for the rest of the season, and Matt Asiata working through the league's concussion protocol, the Vikings were in need of running back help. Expect a timeshare with McKinnon and Tate moving forward. This move derails the small value McKinnon currently has and puts both in RB4 territory.


Report: Adrian Peterson suspended for rest of 2014
Vikings RB was notified today of NFL decision
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Nov 18, 9:00 am

Minnesota Vikings
Adam Schefter reports Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was notified today that he has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 NFL season. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Well, that settles that. Peterson may appeal, but at this point it's unrealistic to expect he'll return to the football field in 2014. He's safe to drop in redrafts and may have played his last snap in Minnesota.


Adrian Peterson grievance must be heard by Nov.17
Ruling expected by Nov. 22 per CBA
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Nov 11, 1:35 pm

Minnesota Vikings
On Monday, the NFL Players Association filed on behalf of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson a grievance against the league and the team, based on the failure of the NFL to remove Peterson from the Commissioner-Exempt list after his legal case was resolved. Under Article 43 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, a hearing on the expedited grievance must occur within seven days of its filing. In this case, the hearing will happen by Monday, November 17. The grievance then must be resolved within five days after the hearing. At the latest, Peterson’s status will be determined by Saturday, November 22 — one day before the Vikings launch a three-game home stand commencing with the Packers. The grievance could, as a practical matter, be resolved sooner than that. A conference call will happen as soon as Tuesday between the league, the NFLPA, and arbitrator Shyam Das. The arbitrator, who undoubtedly understands that this matter boils down to the interpretation of the September 18 letter agreement that placed Peterson on the Commissioner-Exempt list “until the criminal charges pending against him are adjudicated,” could inform that parties that the hearing will happen this week, and Das could in turn rule quickly — possibly, at the hearing itself. The letter launching the grievance focuses, as expected, on the argument that the agreement to place Peterson on the Commissioner-Exempt list expired when the legal case was resolved. The league has reneged on that deal by keeping Peterson on the Commissioner-Exempt list pending completion of his personal-conduct policy review. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: It's good news for those holding Peterson that a decision must be reached before the end of the month, but it's obvious the league is dragging its feet and the star RB won't be back for Week 11.


NFLPA files non-injury grievance for AP
RB could be on verge of playing
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 10, 6:20 pm

Minnesota Vikings
NFLPA announced it has filed an expedited, non-injury grievance to remove Adrian Peterson from the Commissioner’s Exempt list based on explicit language in a signed agreement dated September 18, 2014. "We asked the NFL to honor the terms of that agreement last week and as of now, they have failed to respond or comply. It is our obligation to protect all players’ rights, and we will pursue any and all breaches of any contract between a player and his team or the NFL." (Adam Schefter on Facebook)

FFToday's Take: Although the league has hinted it will take as much time as it needs to "get it right", NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may get pressured to make a decision sooner than later. There figures to be plenty of updates throughout the week, but the possibility of Peterson playing as soon as Week 11 against the Bears - although unlikely - cannot be discounted.



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

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at DET L 24-34 18 93 5.2 2 4 4 18 4.5 1 29.1
2 at CHI L 30-31 26 100 3.8 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 10.7
3 CLE L 27-31 25 88 3.5 1 6 6 27 4.5 0 17.5
4 PIT W 34-27 23 140 6.1 2 1 0 0 - 0 26.0
6 CAR L 10-35 10 62 6.2 0 4 3 21 7.0 0 8.3
7 at NYG L 7-23 13 28 2.2 0 4 2 28 14.0 0 5.6
8 GB L 31-44 13 60 4.6 1 3 3 23 7.7 0 14.3
9 at DAL L 23-27 25 140 5.6 1 3 3 37 12.3 0 23.7
10 WAS W 34-27 20 75 3.8 2 2 2 2 1.0 0 19.7
11 at SEA L 20-41 21 65 3.1 0 3 0 0 - 0 6.5
12 at GB T 26-26 32 146 4.6 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 20.8
13 CHI W 23-20 35 211 6.0 0 4 2 0 0.0 0 21.1
14 at BAL L 26-29 7 13 1.9 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 1.7
16 at CIN L 14-42 11 45 4.1 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 4.7

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 JAC W 26-23 17 84 4.9 2 1 1 3 3.0 0 20.7
2 at IND L 20-23 16 60 3.8 0 3 3 20 6.7 0 8.0
3 SF W 24-13 25 86 3.4 0 4 2 21 10.5 0 10.7
4 at DET W 20-13 21 102 4.9 0 4 4 20 5.0 0 12.2
5 TEN W 30-7 17 88 5.2 0 3 3 15 5.0 0 10.3
6 at WAS L 26-38 17 79 4.6 0 8 7 50 7.1 0 12.9
7 ARI W 21-14 23 153 6.7 1 4 2 6 3.0 0 21.9
8 TB L 17-36 15 123 8.2 1 1 1 4 4.0 0 18.7
9 at SEA L 20-30 17 182 10.7 2 4 3 11 3.7 0 31.3
10 DET W 34-24 27 171 6.3 1 4 3 5 1.7 0 23.6
12 at CHI L 10-28 18 108 6.0 0 7 6 30 5.0 0 13.8
13 at GB L 14-23 21 210 10.0 1 2 1 10 10.0 0 28.0
14 CHI W 21-14 31 154 5.0 2 2 2 16 8.0 0 29.0
15 at STL W 36-22 24 212 8.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 27.2
16 at HOU W 23-6 25 86 3.4 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 9.0
17 GB W 37-34 34 199 5.9 1 2 1 2 2.0 1 32.1
WC at GB L 10-24 22 99 4.5 0 3 1 8 8.0 0 10.7
WC = Wild-Card

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