Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

RB - WAS
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 34College: OklahomaDrafted: #7 (1st Rd. by Minnesota)

Week 7 Outlook

SF @ WAS
Sun 1:00pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #33
Projection 7.2 pts

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The Niners have been tough, so Peterson is not likely to find much space in this one. However, he can be a flex play based on touchdown upside, but he is touchdown-dependent here.

You were warned that it would be a Peterson-heavy game against the Dolphins. That time is now over. The timing of Bill Callahan taking over for Jay Gruden just happened to take place before a game they could win, though oddsmakers don't see this one going that way. Running backs are averaging just 21.0 touches per game against the 49ers, which is the lowest in the NFL. The 49ers opponents are averaging just 55.4 plays per game (2nd fewest in NFL) while the Redskins offense has netted just 56.7 plays per game (3rd fewest in NFL), making this the worst possible scenario for a two-down running back who doesn't participate much in the passing game. The status of Thompson will affect his output, though it'd be likely we see Wendell Smallwood walk into that passing-down role rather than Peterson taking on a big role. Even when teams try to run the ball against the 49ers, it hasn't panned out well, as they've allowed just 3.98 yards per carry and have yet to allow a touchdown, either rushing or receiving. The Patriots are the only other team who can say that. Even if Thompson can't play in this game, Peterson should be considered a low-ceiling RB3/4-type option this week.

Will get regular work but numbers will be up and down at this point of his career