Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 33College: OklahomaDrafted: #7 (1st Rd. by Minnesota)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
Draft Rank (ECR) #325
Best / Worst #200 / #256
ADP #311


Adrian Peterson interested in joining Texans

In an interview with ESPN's NFL Live, free agent running back Adrian Peterson mentioned the Texans as one of five NFL teams that he would be interested in joining for the 2018 NFL season. Peterson, 33, is orignally from Palestine, Texas and could be a fit for the Texans, who could be looking for depth behind Lamar Miller if second-year running back D'Onta Foreman is slow to heal from his late-season Achilles injury.

Fantasy Impact

Peterson also mentioned the Packers, Panthers, Dolphins, and Rams as potential fits. Peterson has averaged just 3.1 yards-per-carry dating back to the 2016 season but showed some flashes of his old self with two 100-yard rushing performances with Arizona last season. He's unlikely to be anything more than a part-timer at this point of his career, but Peterson could be a decent late-round fantasy pick in standard leagues if he lands on an NFL roster this summer.

Adrian Peterson officially cut

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Arizona Cardinals have officially released RB Adrian Peterson.

Fantasy Impact

As expected, Peterson is a free agent for the second straight offseason. Arizona cut him on Tuesday. However, although he will turn 33 on March 21, I'm not sure Peterson is ready to hang up his cleats just yet. He could linger on the open market for a while though and not join a new club until training camp, as many veterans elect to do.

Cardinals expected to release Adrian Peterson on Monday

The Cardinals are expected to release Adrian Peterson on Monday, according to Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Impact

Peterson has a $750,000 bonus due on the third day of the league year, so his release won't be a surprise. With David Johnson set to return, Peterson's time as the featured back in Arizona was at an end regardless. Adam Schefter suggests that Peterson could still return to Arizona later this offseason, but that wouldn't necessarily be a good thing for his value at this point.

Dan Harris15 weeks ago
Adrian Peterson talks playing future

Minnesota Vikings beat writer Chris Tomasson is reporting that Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson said he believes he can play for another four seasons.

Fantasy Impact

Peterson will turn 33 on March 21 and is coming off of a severe neck injury suffered back in Week 12, which ultimately ended his 2017 season. Expected to be released by the Cardinals this offseason, Peterson would be entering his year-12 in the NFL if he is picked up by another club assuming Arizona does, in fact, move on from the future Hall of Fame running back whose best years are in the rearview. However, because he keeps himself in tremendous shape and has returned from injury to perform at a high-level in the past, he'll likely find himself on a roster by training camp, likely a contender in one last gasp to add a championship to his resume.

Adrian Peterson expected to be cut this offseason

Arizona Cardinals beat writer Mike Jurecki is reporting the team is expected to release RB Adrian Peterson this offseason.

Fantasy Impact

Peterson, who carries a $3.5 million cap hit next season, is not expected to return to the club in 2018. Reports are suggesting the Cardinals will move on from the aging running back this offseason. While Peterson, who will turn 33 in March, will likely sign an incentive-based deal with another team, his days of fantasy relevancy are far behind him. It wouldn't shock me if this was the end of the line for the future Hall of Famer.