Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

RB - NO
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 32College: OklahomaDrafted: #7 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
23rd easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #77
Best / Worst #33 / #166
ADP #51

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Adrian Peterson lands with Saints

ESPN's Josina Anderson is reporting free agent running back Adrian Peterson "plans" to sign a two-year, $7 million deal with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Two days before the start of the NFL Draft, Peterson and the Saints have agreed to terms on a deal that he is expected to sign later in the day. “I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints," Peterson said early Tuesday morning. "I’m really looking forward to this opportunity." The 32-year-old running back, whose garnered limited interest on the open market, will likely join the Saints as Mark Ingram's primary backup for the 2017 season. Despite his presumed position on the depth chart, he should still have an expanded role in the offense. From a fantasy perspective, view Peterson in the low-end RB2 tier for the upcoming campaign. His value would grow, however, if Ingram, whose missed 18 career games, is sidelined at any point during the season.

Adrian Peterson, Saints 'closing in' on deal

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the New Orleans Saints and free agent running back Adrian Peterson are "closing in" on a deal that will pay him at least $3 million in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

Rapoport added that although the deal is not done, it seems to be "moving in that direction." Peterson, 32, visited with New Orleans earlier in the month and left on uplifting terms. If Peterson signs with the Saints, he would likely serve as the No. 2 rusher behind Mark Ingram in 2017.

Adrian Peterson unlikely to sign a deal before draft

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes that "barring a dramatic shift," free agent running back Adrian Peterson is "not expected" to sign a deal with a team before the NFL Draft, but "teams involved will continue to monitor" the situation.

Fantasy Impact

It comes to no surprise that Peterson may have to wait until after the NFL Draft, that begins on April 27, to find a suitor for the 2017 season. After visiting with the Seahawks, Patriots, and Saints this offseason, he has yet to sign a contract and could remain a free agent all the way up to training camp. Despite the lack of activity, Peterson is still fully expected to be a member of an NFL team for Week 1.

Adrian Peterson leaves New Orleans without a deal

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting free agent running back Adrian Peterson did not sign a contract with the New Orleans Saints after visiting with the team on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Peterson left New Orleans without a deal on Tuesday night. However, Rapoport is reporting that "the visit went well" and that "the two sides will keep talking" as the offseason continues to progress. The future Hall of Fame rusher may have to wait until after the NFL Draft to find a suitor for the 2017 season, but he could also linger unsigned until training camp. Despite the lack of interest Peterson has garnered thus far, he is fully expected to be on a roster by the time Week 1 rolls around.

Adrian Peterson to visit with Saints

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting free agent running back Adrian Peterson will visit with the New Orleans Saints next week.

Fantasy Impact

Peterson, who had already met with the Seahawks and Patriots this offseason, will visit with the Saints next week. Despite not garnering a lot of attention on the open market, the 32-year-old rusher is still fully expected to find a suitor for the upcoming season. Since the Saints lost Tim Hightower to the 49ers in free agency, they have a need at running back, more so, a backup for the injury-prone Mark Ingram. If Peterson does not sign with New Orleans, expect him to linger on the open market until after the NFL Draft.