RB - DET
Week 7 Outlook
Adrian Peterson rushed 15 times for 40 yards and a TD, adding an 18-yard reception in the Lions’ 34-16 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Peterson led the backfield in carries once again, but this may be the last game he does so. Rookie D’Andre Swift rushed 14 times for 116 yards and two scores, thoroughly outgaining Peterson on one fewer carry. Swift continues to flash his big upside, and he’ll likely see his touches rise moving forward at the expense of Peterson. AP can still be deployed as a back-end flex in a friendly matchup with Atlanta next week, but temper expectations after this huge showing from Swift.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Adrian Peterson is expected to get his normal workload in the Lions' Week 6 game against the Jaguars.
Peterson missed practice on Thursday due to some side pain that caused him to undergo blood work and an MRI. He has a nice matchup against Jacksonville's run defense and should be considered a legit FLEX play in Week 6.
Adrian Peterson rushed 11 times for 36 yards and a TD in the Lions’ 35-29 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Peterson was unsurprisingly cold against the Saints’ quality run defense, though he was able to punch in a short score to make up for his day. A DPI call set up a goal-line scoring opportunity earlier in the contest, but he was ruled down short of the goal line. He enters the Week 5 bye as Detroit’s most reliable option in the backfield, though it’s possible rookie D’Andre Swift gets more work beginning in Week 6.
Adrian Peterson rushed 22 times for 75 yards and caught his only target for 10 yards in the Lions’ 26-23 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Peterson saw just seven carries in Week 2 but was featured in this one, pounding the rock with an inefficient 22 carries. Making sense of this backfield is anybody's guess at this point, though Peterson's role seems to be the most secure.
Adrian Peterson carried seven times for 41 yards in the Lions’ 42-21 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
After leading the backfield in touches in Week 1, Peterson fell to the back of the pack, seeing fewer touches than both Kerryon Johnson and D’Andre Swift. It appears this RBBC touch distribution will be subject to change weekly, making Peterson a boom-or-bust RB 4/5.
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