Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

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

Week 7 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #32
Projection 7.7 pts


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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.

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Adrian Peterson returns to practice Thursday

Washington running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with a quad injury.

Fantasy Impact

Peterson received a veteran rest day on Wednesday, but his full practice on Thursday means that he is good to go for the team's Week 7 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

Mike Maher - Oct 17, 2019
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 7RB #32RB #26RB #6224
Rest of Season RB #42RB #38RB #495
Dynasty RB #70RB #57RB #8510
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week1180213.6
Last 3 Weeks54.700.76.1
Season to Date37.
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 6@ MIA1180213.6
Week 5vs. NE18001.8
Week 4@ NYG28002.8
Week 3vs. CHI37013.4
Strength of Schedule
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Next Gamevs. SF31st easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesMIN, BUF, BYE27th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)GB, PHI, NYG17th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--25th easiest remaining opponents