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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 - 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7
Overall Redraft - 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 11, 18
RB Redraft PPR - 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 7
Overall Redraft PPR - 3, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 18
RB Dynasty - 12, 9, 9, 11, 11, 14, 18
Overall Dynasty - 37, 26, 32, 44, 60

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 15 270 * * 35 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 275 * * 45 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 300 * * 34 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 261 * * 58 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 2
RB: 2
Overall-PPR: 2
RB-PPR: 2

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Latest News

Vikings | Adrian Peterson misses practice (Wed Aug 26, 06:37 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, because of a court appearance involving his suspension last season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson limited in practice (Tue Aug 18, 06:20 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (thigh) was limited in practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, but he did some work without a helmet late in practice, after the other players had removed their pads.

Our View: This thigh bruise is considered minor, but the team is wisely being cautious. We should see Peterson back in practice soon. He may miss the team's next preseason game. Stay tuned.
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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