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By Michael Bailey, Vikings Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 1:44pm EDT

(Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smart move by Zimmer. Peterson has absolutely nothing to prove or gain by playing in preseason games and should continue to be a top five overall pick in all fantasy leagues.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sat, Jul 26th 6:36pm EDT

New Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner said that Adrian Peterson can be an effective pass protector for the Vikings this season. Turner also said that while Peterson's third-down role has not been determined yet "you'd like his presence out there" on third downs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It's pretty simple really. Better pass protection means more playing time on passing downs for Peterson. And that means more catches and more receiving yards for the already productive All-Pro. If Peterson can provide adequate pass protection he has a chance to exceed his career highs of 43 catches and 436 receiving yards from 2009. He would also become even more valuable in PPR leagues and would definitely need to be considered along with Jamaal Charles and LeSean McCoy for the #1 overall spot on draft boards.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 2:34pm EDT

The 29-year-old star running back is coming off a 2013 season, where he rushed for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns. The newly married Peterson is looking to improve on those numbers under new head coach Mike Zimmer and creative offensive coordinator Norv Turner. "Just taking on a new offense, a new offensive scheme," Peterson said. "I know what we did in OTA's and mini-camps is nothing to what we are about to experience now. I'm excited because we have some good pieces in place and we're surrounded by good coaches and people as well." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Peterson is currently ranked third overall in the Fantasy Pros consensus rankings behind only Jamaal Charles and LeSean McCoy. He rushed for over 1,000 yards for the sixth time in his seven NFL seasons in 2013, but his 10 touchdowns were his lowest total since 2008. With Turner in charge of the offense, Peterson should be utilized correctly and his numbers should increase because of it.

The New York Times | Jul 31st
Age 29 and a lot of mileage (2,033 carries), but AP is not quite human.
Breaking Football | Jul 31st
There have been major improvements around Peterson and last I checked he's still half man, half machine. He shall retake the top spot.
ESPN | Jul 31st
If there was ever a point in Adrian Peterson's career with the Minnesota Vikings where he could have thought seriously about leaving, the end of last season could have been it.
ESPN | Jul 31st
If there was ever a point in Adrian Peterson's career with the Minnesota Vikings where he could have thought seriously about leaving, the end of last season could have been it.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 30th
For my money, AP is still the running back to own in standard formats.
Fantasy Football Empire | Jul 28th
Finished 5th in rushing yards with 1,266. Rookie Jerick McKinnon was drafted to remove some of the load off Adrian Peterson. New OC Norv Turner wants to get Adrian Peterson in space more often, so look for more receptions. Groin injury on the mend and should be 100% by training camp.
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 26th
10+ TDs 7 straight seasons; Next time he finishes out of top 6 fantasy RBs in PPG will be his 1st
Win My Fantasy League | Jul 26th
Norv Turner will find ways to utilize him in space as a receiver and we could very well see a career high in receptions for Purple Jesus.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Jul 21st
It will be a new era for AP this year with a reformed coaching staff. There should be further commitment to the run and AP still remains one of the safest picks in fantasy football drafts.
The Fake Football | Jul 17th
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Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
I think Peterson is still a good bet to be dominant next year, especially with Norv Turner as the new offensive coordinator. The reason I have Charles and McCoy ranked higher is they play on better teams, are younger and have far fewer carries. Peterson turns 29 years old and has 2,033 career carries, which does raise some concerns about durability.