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RB Adrian Peterson - Minnesota Vikings

6-0, 220Born: 3-21-1985College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 1, pick 7

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Summary

Peterson is going to get his fair share of carries this season. Norv Turner will make sure of that. But the hopes that ADP will post another 2000 yards rushing are probably gone. Peterson has piled up a lot of miles in his career and it started to show last season. His 4.5 YPC were his lowest in last four seasons and he posted his lowest rushing TD total since his second season. It's hard to think of Peterson as anything other than a top five fantasy back, but he may be slowing down a bit. He'll still be a top fantasy back this season, but he might be closer to the bottom of the bottom of the RB1s than the top. (June 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4
Overall Redraft - 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5
RB Redraft PPR - 3, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6
Overall Redraft PPR - 5, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 7, 12, 12
RB Dynasty - 6, 4, 4, 5, 8, 11
Overall Dynasty - 21, 13, 15, 27, 29, 32

Stats and Projections

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2011 MIN 12 209 973 12 23 18 139 1
2012 MIN 16 348 2097 12 54 40 217 1
2013 MIN 14 279 1266 10 40 29 171 1 3
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 290 * * 34 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 15 300 * * 42 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 310 * * 35 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 300 * * 37 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 3
RB: 3
Overall-PPR: 3
RB-PPR: 3

Minnesota Vikings Team Links

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Footballguys Articles

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  Matt Waldman - May 4
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  Jeff Tefertiller - March 8
Coaching Carousel: Norv Turner
  Kyle Wachtel - April 28
What if Adrian Peterson is Lost for the Season?
  Chad Parsons - August 15
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  Matt Harmon - August 14
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  Mark Wimer - July 28
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  Alessandro Miglio - August 28
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  Jeff Haseley - August 28
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  Ari Ingel - August 28

Articles from around the web

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  Christopher Harris - May 11
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  Stephen Krupka - August 7
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  Christopher Harris - July 17
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  Michael Beller - July 16
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  Evan Silva - August 27
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  Geoff Freamo - August 25
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  Matt Kamke - August 21
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  Matthew Berry - August 21
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  Marcas Grant - August 20
10 Fantasy Drafting Tips for 2014
  David Dorey - August 19

Latest News

Vikings | Adrian Peterson refutes report (Thu Aug 28, 02:57 PM) - Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson denied a report that said he told Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones that he would like to play for the Cowboys at some point. 'This was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings,' Peterson said in a statement. 'I have always said I understand the NFL is a business but that I would love to retire as a Viking.'

Our View: As we said before, the chances of this happening would be slim and none if slim was on a train out of town. Peterson clearly was juts talking although one wonders if the Vikings will file tampering charges against Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.
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Cowboys | DAL interests Adrian Peterson (Thu Aug 28, 01:01 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had a phone conversation with Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones in June where he stated he would be interested in joining the Cowboys when his time with the Vikings is over. Jones said he has not talked with Peterson since the phone call and does not believe that the call should be considered tampering.

Our View: As Bleacher Report NFC North Lead Writer Zach Kruse tweeted earlier, Adrian Peterson's cap hit this year is $14.4M. It goes up to $15.4M next season but the cap hit if Peterson is traded or released next year is only $2.4M. The Vikings have to be looking at the numbers on Peterson given his age, but it's hard to imagine him in any jersey but purple. There are a lot of reasons this won't happen from the Dallas end as well. First, the Cowboys have more vital needs so even if the Vikings cut Peterson, would Jerry Jones really ignore the very real issues on the defensive side of the ball? Secondly, it would cost Jones either picks or money - or both - and the price would likely be too steep. It's a fun game of "what if" but the top five fantasy back will remain in Minnesota and at most we may see a revamp of his contract next offseason,
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Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits (Thu Aug 21, 03:48 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (personal) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Our View: Just a day off for Peterson, who remains one of the top fantasy running backs for 2014.
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Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits out (Thu Aug 21, 10:25 AM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, due to an unspecified personal matter.

Our View: Just a little rest for the most important piece on offense. It's not like AP needs the practice. He's still one of our top 5 prospects for fantasy this year.
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2014 Schedule

1@ St. Louis Rams
2vs New England Patriots
3@ New Orleans Saints
4vs Atlanta Falcons
5@ Green Bay Packers
6vs Detroit Lions
7@ Buffalo Bills
8@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9vs Washington Redskins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs Green Bay Packers
13vs Carolina Panthers
14vs New York Jets
15@ Detroit Lions
16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Chicago Bears