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RB Adrian Peterson - New Orleans Saints

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

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Summary

Adrian Peterson has been one of the NFL's best running backs over his career which began a decade ago after being drafted 7th overall by Minnesota. The Vikings declined to pick up his 2017 option and essentially released him. He recently turned 32 years old and had injury problems in two of his last three seasons. However, he averaged 4.5 ypc in 2015, rushing for 1,485 yards and 11 TDs and also caught 30 passes for 222 yards. He has overcome a lot late in his career and it would not be wise to sell him short this year. (May 20)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 32, 23, 24, 27, 30, 30, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 33, 33, 33, 34, 34, 35, 35, 37, 40, 41, 45
Overall Redraft - 104, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 33, 24, 25, 26, 29, 29, 30, 31, 31, 33, 33, 34, 34, 34, 35, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 41, 48
RB Dynasty - 39, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 50, 69
Overall Dynasty - 96, 58

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 MIN 1 21 75 0 3 2 18 0
2015 MIN 16 327 1485 11 36 30 222 0 3
2016 MIN 5 37 72 0 6 3 8 0 1
2017 PROJ-Dodds 14 148 * * 16 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 14 140 * * 15 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 160 * * 12 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 142 * * 23 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 73
RB: 26
Overall-PPR: 80
RB-PPR: 27

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Latest News

Vikings | Jerick McKinnon bigger, better in 2017? (Sat May 27, 06:03 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon trained with former teammate Adrian Peterson in Houston during the offseason and weighs 211 pounds, up from 200 a season ago. McKinnon is reportedly not only stronger, but faster as well.

Our View: McKinnon is kind of the forgotten man in the Vikings backfield. With the addition of free agent Latavius Murray and rookie Dalvin Cook, McKinnon will have more competition for touches. We'll see how this RBBC shakes out in training camp, but most expect Cook to emerge as the leader at some time this season.
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2017 Schedule

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