Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 32College: OklahomaDrafted: #7 (1st Rd. by Minnesota)

Week 11 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #12
Projection 10.7 pts


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Peterson had an historically bad day on Thursday night against the Seahawks, gaining just 29 yards on 21 carries. It was a largely expected outcome given Peterson's 39 touches the week before, the opponent, and the short turnaround. He'll have another tough matchup this weekend against a Texans team that allows the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. But injuries to the Houston defense make them far less intimidating than they once were, and Peterson's guaranteed volume (he's seen at least 20 carries in three of his last four games) keeps him as a strong RB2 here.

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Adrian Peterson shut down on TNF

Adrian Peterson carried 21 times for 29 yards on TNF in the Cardinals' Week 10 loss to the Seahawks. He was targeted twice in the passing game, recording one catch for 13 yards. Peterson also lost a fumble.

Fantasy Impact

Peterson fumbled on the very first offensive play, and it was not much better after that. Even in a relatively neutral game script that allowed high volume, Peterson was unable to get anything going on the ground. On the plus side, he surrendered only two carries to Andre Ellington, so the Cardinals seem intent on using him as their workhorse. Peterson's volume alone makes him worthy of flex consideration, and he can be used as an RB2 (with a high ceiling as we saw last week) in good matchups. Next week against the Texans is not one of those good matchups, so Peterson is a risky flex option.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 11RB #12RB #9RB #2771
Rest of Season RB #19RB #13RB #213
Dynasty RB #47RB #42RB #514
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week29012.2
Last 3 Weeks69.701.36.7
Season to Date530.30.86.8
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 10vs. SEA29012.2
Week 9@ SF1590214.7
Week 7@ LAR21013.3
Week 6vs. TB1342025.4
Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ HOU30th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesJAC, LAR, TEN14th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)TEN, WAS, NYG17th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--18th easiest remaining opponents