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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

Peterson is going to get his fair share of carries this season. Norv Turner will make sure of that. But the hopes that ADP will post another 2000 yards rushing are probably gone. Peterson has piled up a lot of miles in his career and it started to show last season. His 4.5 YPC were his lowest in last four seasons and he posted his lowest rushing TD total since his second season. It's hard to think of Peterson as anything other than a top five fantasy back, but he may be slowing down a bit. He'll still be a top fantasy back this season, but he might be closer to the bottom of the bottom of the RB1s than the top. (June 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 3, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5
Overall Redraft - 3, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 7
RB Redraft PPR - 4, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6
Overall Redraft PPR - 5, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 10, 11, 14, 14
RB Dynasty - 7, 4, 4, 4, 8, 11, 15
Overall Dynasty - 22, 13, 15, 23, 31, 47

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2011 MIN 12 209 973 12 23 18 139 1
2012 MIN 16 348 2097 12 54 40 217 1
2013 MIN 14 279 1266 10 40 29 171 1 3
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 290 * * 31 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 15 300 * * 42 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 320 * * 35 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 292 * * 36 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 3
RB: 3
Overall-PPR: 3
RB-PPR: 3

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Latest News

NFL | Running backs compensation note (Wed Jul 23, 05:26 PM) - Only Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will make more money than Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, among their positional peers, following Charles' two-year extension.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to catch more passes? (Thu Jul 17, 06:51 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will reportedly have some of his carries converted into catches as the team wants to use him more in space and alleviate his wear and tear.

Our View: New offensive coordinator Norv Turner knows how to build a quality ground game and get the most out of his running backs. Everyone knows Peterson is a top-3 fantasy running back already, and catching more passes will just cement him near the top spot.
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2014 Schedule

1@ St. Louis Rams
2vs New England Patriots
3@ New Orleans Saints
4vs Atlanta Falcons
5@ Green Bay Packers
6vs Detroit Lions
7@ Buffalo Bills
8@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9vs Washington Redskins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs Green Bay Packers
13vs Carolina Panthers
14vs New York Jets
15@ Detroit Lions
16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Chicago Bears