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Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 35College: OklahomaDrafted: #7 (1st Rd. by Minnesota)

Week 3 Outlook

Sun 4:25pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #38
Projection 6.6 pts


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Through two weeks, here are the snap counts between these three: Swift 54, Peterson 39, Johnson 39. Gross. Here are the opportunity counts: Peterson 24, Swift 18, Johnson 16. Again, gross. Even worse is that Swift and Johnson have gotten two carries inside the 10-yard-line while Peterson has just one, which seems like it should be Peterson's role. This is going to be an ugly backfield to predict every week, though Swift should eventually establish himself as the top option. The Cardinals have surprisingly not allowed a running back more than 56 yards on the ground through two weeks. They limited Raheem Mostert to just 56 yards on 15 carries, though he did rattle off 95 yards and a touchdown through the air. Swift is clearly the preferred receiving option, as he's been in on 39 pass snaps, while Peterson and Johnson have combined for 33. Running backs have accounted for 50 percent of fantasy production against the Cardinals, which ranks as the third-highest in the league, so if the Lions are going to come anywhere close to their 24.5-point implied total, someone is likely to have value. Swift would be my choice, but as you can see, there's no guarantee. Treat him as a low-end RB3 and hope he finds his way into the end zone or sees quite a few targets. Peterson is getting the most touches but if he's not locked into goal-line work, he won't offer much upside at all. He's nothing more than a RB4 who's got a limited ceiling. I wouldn't want to start Johnson considering the 8.0 opportunities per game.

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Adrian Peterson logs 22 carries in Week 3 win

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Zachary Hanshew - Sep 28, 2020
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 3RB #38RB #32RB #4440
Rest of Season RB #46RB #36RB #583
Dynasty RB #79RB #54RB #9220
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Projections (Week 3)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week75018.5
Last 3 Weeks69.701.38
Season to Date69.701.38
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 3@ ARI75018.5
Week 2@ GB41004.1
Week 1vs. CHI930311.4
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ ARI8th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesNO, BYE, JAC11th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)GB, TEN, TB7th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--7th easiest remaining opponents
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