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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

2014 has to be one of those years that Adrian Peterson can't forget about soon enough. Off field issues forced Peterson to only play in one game all season long which was something the 8 year veteran is really not used to doing. It will be interesting to see how the Vikings and Peterson reunite this year and if they can both put past issues behind them and move forward with a positive mind. Peterson has been a top RB in the NFL since he entered the league back in 2007. From 2007 to 2013 he ranked as a top 3 fantasy RB in 5 of those 7 seasons in the other two years he finished as the 6th and 8th RB those years and that was partly because he missed 4 and 2 games those years. If Peterson is given the green light and the Vikings bring him back with open arms it is hard to imagine him not being a top 5 fantasy RB at the very least. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 8, 9, 9
Overall Redraft - 6, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 22, 26
RB Redraft PPR - 3, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 9, 9, 14
Overall Redraft PPR - 10, 1, 2, 3, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 11, 12, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 26, 31
RB Dynasty - 14, 9, 13, 14, 18, 24
Overall Dynasty - 49, 34, 38, 42, 61, 75

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 MIN 16 348 2097 12 54 40 217 1
2013 MIN 14 279 1266 10 40 29 171 1 3
2014 MIN 1 21 75 0 3 2 18 0
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 265 * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 270 * * 45 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 300 * * 34 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 261 * * 58 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 4
RB: 4
Overall-PPR: 5
RB-PPR: 4

Minnesota Vikings Team Links

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Footballguys Articles

Player Spotlight: Adrian Peterson
  Andrew Garda - June 16
The Gut Check No.333: Pivot Players
  Matt Waldman - June 5
Player Spotlight: Kyle Rudolph
  Andrew Garda - June 24
Gut Check No.334: 20 Insights for Building a Winner
  Matt Waldman - June 16
Overvalued/Undervalued MFL10 Running Backs
  Justin Howe - April 18
How to Dominate Your League: 2-2-1 Running Back Strategy
  Ari Ingel - June 7
Player Spotlight: Todd Gurley
  Daniel Simpkins - June 5
Early Summer MFL10 Guide
  Sigmund Bloom - June 4
Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, and a Brief History of Rookie RBs
  Justin Bonnema - May 27
10 Things We Learned in 2014
  Sigmund Bloom - May 22

Articles from around the web

Why Adrian Peterson Might Be Too Risky in Fantasy Football
  Graham Barfield - June 22
What To Expect From Adrian Peterson
  Tyler Loechner - June 19
AP's Back! Now What?
  John Tuvey - June 4
Fantasy Football 2015: Buying or Selling Top Sleeper Plays
  Gary Davenport - June 27
Running Back Target Rankings
  Evan Silva - June 26
Why Eddie Lacy Is the Obvious Top Pick in Fantasy Football This Year
  Brandon Gdula - June 24
Player Spotlight: Kyle Rudolph
   - June 23
Career Touch Data and RB1 Production
  Michael Brusko - June 23
Breakout or bust? Studying sophomore RBs: Part 2
  Alex Gelhar - June 22
Arian Foster Is Already Being Overlooked in Fantasy Football
  Joseph Juan - June 19

Latest News

Vikings | Adrian Peterson has nose for end zone (Wed Jul 1, 04:11 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has score double-digit touchdowns in every season of his eight-year NFL career. Last season is the exception as he only played in one game due to allegation of child abuse. When Peterson has played at least 12 games, he has scored at least 10 touchdowns. From 2007 to 2013, Peterson averaged 12.29 touchdowns per season.

Our View: Peterson has taught us to not let typical human performances be the bounds of our expectations when it comes to his production. He hasn't had a good QB since Brett Favre in 2009, when Peterson scored 18 rushing touchdowns and set career highs in receptions and receiving yardage. He's worth considering at #1 overall.

Vikings | Adrian Peterson still confident (Mon Jun 29, 02:49 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still believes he's the best running back in the NFL. This was in response to Peterson being named the 62nd best player on the NFL Network's top 100 players list.

Our View: Peterson should be able to pick up where he left off after missing most of 2014. Fantasy owners should look at him the same as they've always done--he should be a top-5 pick in most every draft out there.
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Vikings | Adrian Peterson working out (Sun Jun 28, 01:29 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been working out with RB Jerick McKinnon and WR Mike Wallace since offseason workouts ended.

Our View: You like to hear this, especially in the cases of McKinnon and Wallace. Peterson's workout ethic is pretty epic, so hopefully that will rub off on both players. McKinnon is a guy to watch, as there is a chance Peterson may be closing out his time in Minnesota, and McKinnon could be his eventual replacement. For this year, McKinnon is no more than a handcuff for Peterson, perhaps an RB4. Wallace was a bit of a stiff in Miami, but could do well in Minnesota if he applies himself. We see him as a WR3 right now, although his ceiling and floor are both a bit beholden to the development of Teddy Bridgewater. Peterson is, naturally a solid RB1.
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Vikings | Adrian Peterson eyes record (Sat Jun 27, 09:49 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he believes he is still the best running back in the NFL, and he is aiming for a record-breaking 2,200-yard season in 2015, according to his wife.

Our View: Peterson is pretty much superhuman, and we don't count him out of anything. He wants to beat Emmitt Smith's all-time rushing record? Sure, he could do it. He wants to beat Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards? Yes, of course he could. It would take an incredible effort, but Peterson is the guy that could make it happen.
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2015 Schedule

1@ San Francisco 49ers
2vs Detroit Lions
3vs San Diego Chargers
4@ Denver Broncos
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs Kansas City Chiefs
7@ Detroit Lions
8@ Chicago Bears
9vs St. Louis Rams
10@ Oakland Raiders
11vs Green Bay Packers
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13vs Seattle Seahawks
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15vs Chicago Bears
16vs New York Giants
17@ Green Bay Packers