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RB Adrian Peterson - Minnesota Vikings

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

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It is possible that the arbitrator reinstates in time for Week 15, but it is still not known whether the Vikings would activate him.

News you need to know

General News (Tue Dec 16): was told by executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent that he would serve a two-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy, instead of missing the entire season. Peterson's camp has an audio recording of the exchange that took place six days before he was suspended for the season.

Week 16: at Miami Dolphins

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Matt Asiata handled 18 touches on the football at Detroit last week, with 11/36/1 rushing and 7/50/0 receiving - he's the best of the remaining backs in Minnesota and will likely see a similar workload in Weeks 16 and 17. The Dolphins' rush D is ranked 22nd in the NFL averaging 122.4 yards given up per game, with 10 rushing scores given away to date. They allowed 29/108/2 to the Patriots last week, and 31/183/2 to the Dolphins two weeks ago. This is a good matchup for Asiata.

Recent Stats and Projections

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Latest News

Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected two-game ban (Mon Dec 15, 10:30 AM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was told by executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent that he would serve a two-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy, instead of missing the entire season. Peterson's camp has an audio recording of the exchange that took place six days before he was suspended for the season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson considered retirement (Sat Dec 13, 08:12 AM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he considered retirement from the NFL because he is disappointed with the disciplinary system. 'I've considered retiring from the NFL,' Peterson said. 'I still made $8 million dollars this year. I've thought about getting back into the real estate (business in Texas) I'm already in. That's something I've been interested in, something I'm involved in. I've thought about getting back into that. I've thought about going after the Olympics -- you only live once. It might be time for me to pursue that, as well. I love playing football, don't get me wrong, but this situation is deeper than that. For me, it's like, 'Why should I continue to be a part of an organization or a business that handles players the way they do? Making money off the field anyway, why not continue to pursue that (Olympic) dream and pursue other dreams and hang up the cleats?''

Our View: Not a terrible shock all things being equal. The two big questions are: when (if ever) will he be allowed to get on the field again and who might he be playing for? Are the Vikings done with him? Is the league? We know talent wins out, and Peterson clearly still has talent. It's an interesting set of questions for the offseason.
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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's appeal denied (Fri Dec 12, 05:30 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's appeal of his suspension has been denied by the appointed appeals officer. Peterson likely will be reinstated if he does what he needs to do between now and April 15. Peterson could take his case to federal court.

Our View: If you were holding onto him in any redraft leagues, you can drop Peterson. Matt Asiata remains the starter with Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve, but there's nothing to see there in the Vikings running game right now.
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Vikings | Belief is Adrian Peterson won't play (Sun Dec 7, 10:53 AM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is believed to be unlikely to play this year if he wins his appeal, according to sources.

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Schedule

16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Chicago Bears