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By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Thu, Aug 21st 12:53am EDT

According to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, Adrian Peterson will most likely sit out the remainder of the preseason. Zimmer said Peterson is unlikely to play in Saturday's game against the Chiefs and added "I really don't see the need" when asked if Peterson would appear at all this preseason. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: At this point in his storied career Adrian Peterson doesn't need to play in preseason games in order to be prepared for the grind of an NFL season. In fact it's probably better for fantasy owners that he doesn't play so you can be guaranteed that he enters the season healthy. With LeSean McCoy and Jamal Charles already nursing injuries, Peterson becomes even more interesting as the potential No. 1 overall player off the board in upcoming drafts.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Tue, Aug 12th 10:32pm EDT

Despite dropping one pass, Adrian Peterson made several nice catches during Monday night's practice. According to Star Tribune reporter Mark Craig, Peterson's most impressive catch of the night came on a short crossing pattern when he hauled in a pass in traffic without breaking stride. (Source: Star Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Adrian Peterson is already one of the most sought after fantasy players in the game and if he can continue to develop as a pass-catcher there is no telling what kind of numbers he can put up this season in Norv Turner's running back friendly offense. With a current ADP of No. 3 in standard leagues and No. 4 in PPR leagues, Peterson actually has a chance to exceed expectations if he is properly utilized in the passing game. Peterson isn't expected to see any action in the remaining preseason games so we won't get a chance to witness his pass catching improvements until after our drafts. But if the news out of camp is correct we might see an even more well-rounded and ultimately an even more productive AP in 2014. And if that's the case Peterson would be well worth the No. 1 overall selection in all formats.

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 | Aug 22nd
Age 29 and a lot of mileage (2,033 carries), but AP is not quite human.
Legion Report | Aug 22nd
If you have the ability to draft Peterson, do it. Peterson has notched double-digit TDs in every NFL Season. New Vikings OC – Norv Turner has said that he wants to incorporate Peterson more in the passing game. Whether it’s by land or by air, Peterson will turn out another dominate performance in 2014.
The Football Girl | Aug 22nd
Could easily finish as No. 1 RB if Norv Turner pumps up Peterson's receptions.
The Fake Football | Aug 22nd
I love All Day this year. He's coming off a great year for mortals, but not for him. The good news is he has Norv Turner's offense this season and I see his receptions really rising, which means lots of fantasy points for one of the greatest backs of all time.
ProFootballTalk | Aug 22nd
The Vikings don’t plan to use running back Adrian Peterson much, if at all, during the preseason.  For the past two days, they haven’t used him at all during practice. According to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Peterson has missed practice the last two days due to an undisclosed personal matter.  He is…
Breaking Football | Aug 21st
There have been major improvements around Peterson and last I checked he's still half man, half machine. He shall retake the top spot.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 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.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
For my money, AP is still the running back to own in standard formats.
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 20th
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 | Aug 19th
10+ TDs 7 straight seasons; Next time he finishes out of top 6 fantasy RBs in PPG will be his 1st
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
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.
ESPN | Aug 15th
Matthew stops by the show to let you know why he believes Adrian Peterson should again be the number one player drafted in fantasy this season.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 9th
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.
The Fake Football | Jul 17th
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