RB Adrian Peterson - Washington Redskins

6-0, 220Born: 3-21-1985College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 1, pick 2007

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16 vs NYG 33 15 36 1 2 2.0 19 0 0 11.5
17 at DAL 28 13 78 0 4 1.0 0 0 1 6.8

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Adrian Peterson's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 17 vs DAL (13 / 78 / 0 rush, 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson had a solid game considering the Redskins were down the entire game. He had thirteen carries and averaged over six yard per carry. He would have had a larger impact in this game running the football but due to the increasing deficit his opportunities were limited. Adrian also had a fumble early in this game that contributed to the deficit. He has had a small issue with fumbles this season and it continued in todayŐs game. It will be interesting to see if Washington brings Adrian back for another season as it seems he is their most reliable running back.

2019 Week 16 vs NYG (15 / 36 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Adrian had a difficult time getting going in this game although he did get a healthy dose of work. He averaged less than three yards per carry as the run game was stagnant most of the afternoon. However, Adrian scored a touchdown in this game on a goal line carry for Washington. He also chipped in two catches but didnŐt make much of an impact in the passing game. Seventeen yards was AdrianŐs longest carry but he was otherwise held in check.

2019 Week 15 vs PHI (16 / 66 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson was able to maintain a role in this game as the game script was in his favor. The game was close throughout and allowed Washington to keep him involved. Adrian had a total of nineteen touches as sixteen were on the ground. It is incredible how effective he continues to look for an older running back. Averaging four yards per carry and constantly shedding the first tackler helped keep Washington ahead of schedule on downs. He added one of three touchdowns scored in this game as he took a handoff and reversed field to find the endzone. Adrian's famous jump cut is still alive and when the game script is positive, he continues to prove he can contribute.

2019 Week 14 vs GB (20 / 76 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson took over a full-time role once Derrius Guice went down.  He received twenty carries in this game as the scoreboard allowed him to be more involved than usual.  Being that the game was within one score, Washington had the opportunity to continue running the football.  Some of his usage could also be attributed to Washington's lack of confidence in their quarterback play.  Adrian scored one of the two touchdowns on the day as he received a goal line carry.  He will likely close out the year as the starter due to Derrius going down with a knee injury.  

2019 Week 13 vs CAR (13 / 99 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson combined well with Derrius Guice for a one-two punch that Carolina's defense simply couldn't handle. Peterson looked spry and powerful on his touches, bouncing off contact and showing off his terrific footwork and balance in space. As the offensive line continued to blow open holes, Peterson seemed to get stronger. With the offense backed up at the 1-yard line, Peterson scooted through a gap and bounced off contact for a huge gain. On the next play he fumbled at the exchange point but managed to recover. Late in the game Peterson put the icing on the cake for the Washington offense, breaking a run inside the red zone - right into the teeth of the Carolina defense - for a touchdown.

2019 Week 12 vs DET (10 / 27 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson is now dealing with a full blown timeshare and that has had a direct relation to his production. As a volume based runner he needs consistent touches to maximize his abilities. Adrian had ten carries on the day for less than thirty yards. The offense is struggling to keep drives alive so that is hurting his chances at making plays as well. Going forward as Derrius gets healthier, it wouldn't be surprising to see Adrian's role continue to diminish.

2019 Week 11 vs NYJ (9 / 25 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson wasn't as involved this game as he shared the backfield with Derrius Guice.  Also due to short drives and a larger deficit the run game couldn't be a focal point.  Adrian had nine carries for less than thirty yards and had two catches that weren't impactful.  It will be interesting to see how much Adrian is involved moving forward considering the Redskins are looking towards the future.

2019 Week 9 vs BUF (18 / 108 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson was the centerpiece to everything Washington did offensively today.  He had over a hundred yards on the ground and added one reception for twenty-two yards as well.  Several drives were ended prematurely, or else Adrian would have had an even bigger day running the football.  He was averaging six yards per carry versus a stout Bills defensive front.  Adrian still has the footwork and acceleration to be an effective runner and it was on display today.    

2019 Week 8 vs MIN (14 / 76 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson was the lone bright spot for Washington on offense.  He had fourteen carries and averaged over five yards per carry.  He constantly gained chunk yardage, but his production dissolved along with the offense in the second half.  It's clear that the ability is still there for Adrian, but the offense is simply too inconsistent for him to make a bigger impact.  He made violent jump cuts all night to elude tackles and keep plays alive.  Washington had one possession in the redzone and did not call Adrian's number.  That may have been the only downside for Adrian in this game.

2019 Week 7 vs SF (20 / 81 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson was the focal point of today's offense as the weather brought made for a run-heavy attack.  Adrian had a decent day controlling the tempo offensively averaging four yards per carry.  He had twenty carries in this game and constantly showed off his special ability to make jump cuts even in the rainy conditions at FedEx field.  Several drives were stalled due to penalties or else he could have had an even bigger day.

2019 Week 6 vs MIA (23 / 118 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson was finally able to get rolling in this game as Washington put emphasis on the run game.  It was the perfect blend of opportunity for Adrian as the Dolphins were no threat offensively to Washington's preferred game script.  Adrian had a combined twenty-five touches in this game as twenty-three of them were on the ground.  In a game that was close throughout, Washington was able to feed him a consistent amount of carries.  He didn't score in this game, but he did go over the hundred-yard mark for the first time this season. 

2019 Week 5 vs NE (7 / 18 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

drian Peterson was a victim of negative game script once again versus New England. The Redskins held onto a brief lead early but couldn't establish the run. Therefore, once the lead started to swell it slowly eliminated the opportunity to get Adrian going. He had a total of seven carries and had a big gain called back due to penalty. As a one-dimensional weapon, Adrian is finding himself in the predicament quite often with Washington.

2019 Week 4 vs NYG (11 / 28 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson wasn't allowed to establish himself in this game as the offense was out of sync all game. Washington was already down by two touchdowns going into the 2nd quarter which minimized the run game. Too many stalled drives and negative game script kept him from being productive. Adrian had eleven carries in this game for less than thirty yards.

2019 Week 3 vs CHI (12 / 37 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / -3 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson only had twelve carries in this game as his role diminished due to the large deficit. It was a negative game script for Adrian as Washington went pass heavy to try getting back in the game. Washington went with their passing personnel near the goal-line as well. Chris Thompson was given two carries inside the five as Adrian stood on the sidelines. Adrian's lack of versatility limits his production and opportunities, as well as the seemingly predictability when on the field. As long as Washington is facing large deficits, Adrian's role will be diminished considering he is a volume-based runner.

2019 Week 2 vs DAL (10 / 25 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson only was given ten carries in this game as he got Washington on the board with the first touchdown. Most of his carries came on that scoring drive and the offense was out of sync most of the game moving forward. Long drives by Dallas and playing from behind most of the second half limited Adrian's rushing opportunities. He only averaged 2.5 yard per carry but as a volume-based runner these are expected stat lines when he can't be fed. The offensive line is also under-performing so consistent production is a challenge for all running backs.

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