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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

Adrian Peterson is now entering his tenth season in the NFL and for some running backs that would not be the best of news, but for Peterson he continues to defy all logic at the position. Peterson finished 2015 as the second best running back in the league, rushing for 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns and picking up another 222 yards receiving on 30 receptions. Peterson answered all the questions after missing all but one game in 2014 as he took the Vikings on his back and into the playoffs. The 1,485 rushing yards were the third most in his nine season so far and heading into 2016 it looks like the Vikings are all in on Peterson once again for a heavy workload as he has showed no signs of slowing down. The Vikings offense revolves around Peterson and that will likely stay the same in 2016 as no big improvements were made in the passing game. 2015 saw Peterson carry the ball 327 times which was the third most carries in a season in his nine year career. 300+ carries in 2016 is highly likely and if he can maintain a 4.5 yards per carry average it will be another great season for him. (May 20)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 3, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7
Overall Redraft - 6, 1, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 11, 13, 15
RB Redraft PPR - 4, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 10
Overall Redraft PPR - 12, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 17, 22, 26, 37
RB Dynasty - 10, 11, 13, 13, 20
Overall Dynasty - 49, 52, 54, 57, 58

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2013 MIN 14 279 1266 10 40 29 171 1 3
2014 MIN 1 21 75 0 3 2 18 0
2015 MIN 16 327 1485 11 36 30 222 0 3
2016 PROJ-Dodds 15 285 * * 31 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 290 * * 30 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 305 * * 30 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 274 * * 18 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 9
RB: 4
Overall-PPR: 12
RB-PPR: 4

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Latest News

Vikings | Adrian Peterson not worried about age (Tue Jun 21, 06:33 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson thinks his body can hold up as long as he wants to play in the NFL, but he doesn't know how much longer he wants to go through the rigors of the NFL. 'Training camp, going through the grind, OTAs and all that, that will definitely be the deciding factor,' Peterson said. 'Physically, I'll be good. It's just mentally, like with OTAs, I'm out there practicing, I'm going, I'm putting in work. But it's so repetitive that it's more suited toward the young guys and getting them into the system. It gets kind of boring.'

Our View: Age is just a number when it comes to a player like Peterson. He's been able to show almost superhuman ability on the field--and when recovering from major injuries. Peterson is around 6,500 yards short of the all-time rushing record held by Hall of Fame RB Emmitt Smith. It wouldn't be outrageous to see him come close to that number over the next five years or so. Peterson may still have plenty left in the tank.
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2016 Schedule

1@ Tennessee Titans
2vs Green Bay Packers
3@ Carolina Panthers
4vs New York Giants
5vs Houston Texans
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Philadelphia Eagles
8@ Chicago Bears
9vs Detroit Lions
10@ Washington Redskins
11vs Arizona Cardinals
12@ Detroit Lions
13vs Dallas Cowboys
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15vs Indianapolis Colts
16@ Green Bay Packers
17vs Chicago Bears