Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Tue, Aug 30th 4:28pm EDT
Besides Devonta Freeman, who was fueled by the fluke start, Adrian Peterson was the No. 2 fantasy football running back again last season. Although he is aging, we all know this man is a once in a generation freak of nature, so there is no reason to believe he takes a step back. Given that is now out for the season, AP could be in for an even better season than his 1,485 yard, 11 touchdown campaign.

Adrian Peterson was inactive for today's game against the Chargers. Peterson will miss the entire preseason for non-injury, precautionary reasons. (Source: Matt Vensel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for fantasy owners. The Vikings know what they have in Peterson and do not want to risk injury. Draft him with confidence.

Category: Game Recaps


Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 31st
The fantasy value of Adrian Peterson took a huge blow today with the loss of Teddy Bridgewater. In 2015, Adrian Peterson (RB-MIN) finished 1st in rushing yards with 1,485. He also ran for the most first downs with 71. He was a workhorse with a league leading 327 rushing attempts. To put this into perspective, the 2nd leading rusher was Doug Martin with 288 carries which were 39 carries less than Peterson. When I break down Peterson's rushing yards per carry, he finished tied for 12th with averaging 4.5 yards per carry. Excluding the 2014 season where he only played 1 game due to injury, Peterson has been a model of consistency. Over the past 8 seasons, Peterson has averaged 14.9 games, 295 rushing attempts, 1,450 rushing yards, 72 yards per game, and 12 rushing touchdowns. Somewhat of a concern was that Peterson fumbled 6 times last season, losing 3 of those fumbles. Peterson is now 31 years old and there will come a time when his skills will diminish. I see regression based on several factors including age and the total number of carries from 2015.
CBS Sports | Aug 30th
The injury to Teddy Bridgewater has ramifications for the Vikings in Fantasy, including Adrian Peterson and Stefon Diggs.
CBS Sports | Aug 29th
Chris Towers takes a look at his colleagues' Fantasy Football rankings to figure out where they diverge from each other.
WalterFootball | Aug 26th
Peterson, at times, didn't seem as explosive in 2015, but the 30-year-old back put up almost identical stats to his amazing career average. His 4.5 yards per carry tied for his second-lowest average, but that number was still fourth for all running backs with over 200 carries, and he led all running backs in carries with 327. Doug Martin was second with 288 and Latavius Murray was third with 266, just to show you how exceptional Peterson's total carries were last season. Peterson was also the no-doubt motor of the Vikings. Teddy Bridgewater ranked 22nd in total passing yards and 32nd in passing yards per game, while Peterson was first in rushing yards and averaged 92.8 rushing yards per game. Peterson will again be needed for 2016 to keep the offense going, but will probably continue to lose some work to Jerick McKinnon, who has been outstanding in limited work. But I almost see McKinnon's ability as a plus. The Vikings need offense to get them to the goal line, where much of Peterson's value comes from, and McKinnon adds a receiving dimension that Peterson just doesn't have
FanSided | Aug 26th
When it comes to fantasy football, one running back has dominated for much of the lastdecade, andthat man is Adrian Peterson. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikingshas long been considered the top running back in fantasy football, and, even at 31 years of age, he still possesses the skills an...
FanSided | Aug 17th
With many doubters, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should be in line to have another productive fantasy football season. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is coming into his next NFL season. He proved many doubters, and father time wrong with his statistics in fantasy f...
FanSided | Aug 12th
We continueour “Packers 100” countdown looking at the best fantasy football options in the NFC North. Green Bay Packers football is just 31 days away. You can find the full countdown here. Age may be only a number to those who subscribe to a healthy lifestyle, but the ravages of Father ...
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 10th
Should see a career high in receptions this season
The NY Times | Aug 10th
No signs of slowing down and the offense continues to run through him.
Athlon Sports | Jul 29th
It’s that wonderful time of year again when we can finally start getting back into football and prepping for the upcoming fantasy season.   Read the full story on Athlon Sports
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 20th
Same as it ever was: Returned from ACL injury to deliver 1,700+ YFS and 11 TDs - yes, he's 31 years old, but those RB mileage rules are only a harbinger of ill for ordinary humans
RotoBaller | Jul 15th
Adrian Peterson has strong words of encouragement for 3rd year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater, who thus far has seemed to be a better NFL quarterback than a fantasy one, has continuously received praise this summer from coaches and players. It is hard to see how the Vikings offense won't improve on the passing side. A
Breaking Football | Jul 13th
At first glance, this stat seems ridiculous. However, after ESPN’s Ben Goessling released an article on star running back Adrian Peterson’s workout routine during the…
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
Ageless wonder still has big role and is still elite. Will have down games but overall remains a monster.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 15th
Peterson did have a slow end to the season, but he played a lot of tough run defenses, like Seattle and Arizona. I think he still has one great season left in him, but he is 31-years old and has 2,381 career carries. Those are numbers that traditionally signal an impending decline in fantasy production.