Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

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

Week 1 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #27
Projection 7 pts


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There are few better narratives in Week 1 than Peterson facing off against the Vikings in Minnesota. Given his comments, Peterson will undoubtedly be motivated to be at his best, and it's likely that the Saints will try to get him some goal-line work in an effort to get a touchdown. While it remains to be seen how much Peterson has left in the tank or the exact breakdown of the workload in the New Orleans backfield, the narrative alone, and the likelihood that Peterson scores a touchdown, makes him a fine play in the first game of the season.

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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 1RB #27RB #15RB #45123
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@ DETth easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesIND, DAL, SF0th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)TEN, WAS, NYG0th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--0th easiest remaining opponents