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RB Adrian Peterson - Washington Redskins

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 24): Peterson is going to have a wide range of outcomes every week, but when Washington controls the game, he will be an RB1 level play. He gets to rest with an early bye this week, although a tough matchup against the Saints run defense awaits in Week 5. You have to be happy with what you've gotten from Peterson so far, even if you have made the wrong choice about whether to start him every week.

Week 4: bye week

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Recent Stats and Projections

1 at ARI 42 26 96 1 3 2 70 0 1 21.6
2 vs IND 25 11 20 0 3 3 30 0 0 5
3 vs GB 32 19 120 2 0 0 0 0 0 24

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

2018 Week 3 vs GB (19 / 120 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson quickly bounced back from last week's abysmal performance. He tallied nineteen carries for one hundred and twenty yards. The most impressive part of his performance was the 6.3 yards per carry average. The offensive line controlled the point of attach which allowed Adrian to get downhill consistently for positive gains. The decisiveness in his runs today was evident as he had 4 carries go over 12 yards. Most notably a 30+ yard gain in the first half. Adrian looked fresh and dominant in this game as the weather conditions called for a successful run game. As the offense was often on schedule today, it allowed for a much more effective Adrian Peterson. It is clear that he can still carry the load as a bellcow running back.

2018 Week 2 vs IND (11 / 20 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson was held in check versus the Colts as he only had a total of twenty yards rushing. He also chipped in thirty yards receiving but found it tough to find open running lanes for this game. The offensive line struggled to control the line of scrimmage, so the cutback lanes were shut down. Adrian is more of a volume driven runner as well so the inability to sustain drives also contributed to his lackluster day. Adrian's longest carry went for fourteen yards as they got the 3rd quarter started but he often got stuffed for short gains.

2018 Week 1 vs ARI (26 / 96 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 70 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson received a massive workload in his Redskins debut. He totaled twenty-eight touches with all but two coming from handoffs. It was clear that Adrian still has a little juice left as a runner by his display of jump cuts along with short area acceleration. His vision is still there as well with several instances shows of him finding cut back lanes. Adrian longest carry of the game went for seventeen yards and it should be noted his yards per carry were below four yards. The 2nd half of this game he didn't have as many running lanes and often got stuffed. One of Adrian's two receptions was a screen pass that went for fifty-two yards. Washington is willing to use Adrian in the passing game as well which shows they are all in on him being the bell-cow back. He scored the first touchdown of the day from the goal line and was the preferred back in the redzone. It will be interesting to see how fresh he stays throughout the year with such a large workload. Today may have had much to do with game script as Washington was in control majority of this game.


Latest News

Redskins | Adrian Peterson nursing sprained ankle (Mon Sep 24, 03:17 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Jay Gruden, who added he expects Peterson to be ready to play when the team returns to action in Week 5 following its bye.

Our View: The veteran got a little banged up running all over the Packers defense on Sunday. Washington has a bye in Week 4 and we fully expect Peterson back in Week 5.
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Redskins | Adrian Peterson runs for two scores (Sun Sep 23, 11:53 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed 19 times for a game-high 120 yards and two scores in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers.

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Redskins | Adrian Peterson bottled up in loss (Sun Sep 16, 04:53 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed 11 times for just 20 yards in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts and he added three receptions for 30 yards on his three targets.

Our View: Peterson looked more like his old self last week, but this week the Colts shut him down. Next week against the Packers isn't an auto-start as Peterson is more of a flex play or depth when Washington isn't facing a team in the basement like he did in Week 1.
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