RB Adrian Peterson - Free Agent

5-10, 206Born: 7-1-1979College: Georgia SouthernDrafted: Round 6, pick

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2009 Week 2 vs PIT (3 / 16 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Peterson got extensive work on the 97-yard drive that began with his drop. He had the Bears best run on the day during that drive, and he also converted a key third-down inside the 10. The Bears should be encouraged to use Peterson again in this way going forward.

2009 Week 3 vs SEA (2 / 12 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Peterson had just two carries late in the fourth quarter, gaining twelve tough yards between the tackles and a first down late in the contest. These were his only two touches of the game so unless Matt Forte is injured, Peterson's value is negligible.

2009 Week 4 vs DET (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Peterson hurt his knee in the first half, which is meaningful only because his exit affords Garrett Wolfe an opportunity to assert himself as the true handcuff to Matt Forte.

2009 Week 9 vs ARI (2 / 23 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

With the absence of Garret Wolfe, Peterson got a couple of garbage time carries.

2009 Week 10 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson served as the backup RB to Matt Forte in Week 10 but he had zero touches of the ball on the few plays he did enter the lineup. His value is minimal at best, even as a handcuff to Forte.

2008 Week 11 vs GB (1 / 7 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

Peterson got a little playing time in the fourth quarter when it became clear the Bears were not going to win, and he racked up 17 yards on three touches.

2008 Week 12 vs STL (5 / 35 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)

Peterson took five carries for 35 yards, with his long carry going for 16 yards. He didn't see much action, but may continue to get the occasional handoff as long as Jones remains out and Forte needs a breather.

2008 Week 13 vs MIN (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

RB Adrian Peterson did not see much action in the loss.

2008 Week 15 vs NO (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Peterson got some carries as RB Matt Forte missed about a quarter due to a toe injury. Peterson only got one more carry after Forte returned to the game.

2008 Week 16 vs GB (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Peterson only had two carries for two yards in the game but did replace Forte on two series in the second half.

2008 Week 17 vs HOU (3 / 17 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)

Peterson had a few touches, most of which were in the second half. He did take a short pass to within inches of the end zone before being brought down.

2007 Week 1 vs SD (7 / 38 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Peterson had an opportunity to show off for the coaching staff and perhaps earn more playing time in this game, but it appears that he literally fumbled that chance away. With Cedric Benson struggling to get anything going in the run game, Chicago turned to Peterson more as the game went on. His seven rushes for 38 yards (5.4 YPC) is certainly a large upgrade over Benson's 2.2 YPC. But Peterson's fumble early in the fourth quarter with the Chargers up 7-3 put San Diego in position to drive in for the clinching score. With the Bears trying to salvage the game later, Peterson was stood up on third down and two to go. He was very tentative on the play, and his baby steps approach obviously didn't get the job done.

2007 Week 2 vs KC (2 / 9 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)

Peterson saw action in relief of Benson, and was the target of screen passes that were designed to keep the Chief defense off balance. He only saw two rushing attempts so the team pretty clearly felt Benson was the way they wanted to run the ball.

2007 Week 3 vs DAL (6 / 17 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

In the game on third downs as well as the primary back on the Bears' final drive, Peterson had 24 total yards in the game.

2007 Week 4 vs DET (2 / 8 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Peterson only came into the game to spell Benson.

2007 Week 5 vs GB (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)

Peterson played well in spot duty to both spell Cedric Benson and serve as the third down running back. He had a 30 yard on a swing pass in the second quarter, and his 32 receiving yards was good enough for third on the team.

2007 Week 6 vs MIN (2 / 11 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 28 / 0 rec)

Peterson saw exclusive action on screen passes out of the backfield, and was a key contributor in the Bears game plan versus the aggressive Vikings defense.

2007 Week 7 vs PHI (4 / 21 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Peterson spelled Benson in the running game, carrying the ball four times for 21 yards and catching three passes for 33 yards on five targets.

2007 Week 8 vs DET (2 / 11 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)

Peterson had only one carry for eight yards in the first half. He would only have one more carry in the second half for three yards, but he did have six catches for 41 yards as the Bears faced a lot of third and long situations in the second half.

2007 Week 10 vs OAK (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)

Peterson stepped in for Benson, mostly on third downs, rushing the ball twice for six yards on the ground and adding three receptions for 14 yards on five targets in the passing game.

2007 Week 11 vs SEA (5 / 11 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Peterson was used as a change of pace back and aside from vulturing a TD, did not produce much at all. All of his carries were in the first half.

2007 Week 12 vs DEN (17 / 45 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)

Peterson showed determination in carrying the pile four yards for a score in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to seven and combined for 86 yards in replacing Cedric Benson following a potentially serious injury. Given increased reps in practice and strong receiving skills out of the backfield, Peterson filled in as a seamless replacement in the Bears backfield, though most of his targets came in the first half of this game before Benson had departed.

2007 Week 13 vs NYG (22 / 67 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 82 / 0 rec)

Now the starter in Chicago with the season ending injury to Cedric Benson, Adrian Peterson carried the ball 22 times for 67 yards, while catching seven of his eight targets for another 82 yards through the air. Peterson provided Rex Grossman with a great dump off option out of the backfield, and Rex didn't hesitate to use it frequently. Though Peterson's longest rushing play of the game only went for nine yards, he had big 29 yard reception down the left sideline, and another 25 yard gain on a screen pass with time running out in the second quarter.

2007 Week 14 vs WAS (17 / 35 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

The Bears tried to the run the ball in the first half as they gave the ball to Peterson 13 times, but he did not have a lot of success against a solid Redskins defense as he only had 30 yards. Peterson only had one catch for nine yards, and had a 25 yard catch called back on penalty in the second quarter. Peterson only got two carries for two yards in the third quarter as Chicago started throwing the ball much more in the second half. He would get a carry with the ball on the Washington one yard but, the Redskins defensive line got a good push and tackled Peterson for a three yard loss. The Bears used backup RB Garrett Wolfe a lot more in the fourth quarter in passing situations.

2007 Week 15 vs MIN (9 / 26 / 0 rush, 9 / 8 / 51 / 0 rec)

The Bears came out throwing and never tried to establish their rushing attack, so Peterson did not receive many opportunities to run the ball. When he did run, he could not find much daylight against the Minnesota front seven (not surprising since few RBs have had success against them this year). Peterson was very active in the passing game at least, and as long as Orton is playing QB, he should have decent value in PPR leagues.

2007 Week 16 vs GB (30 / 102 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

Peterson was the workhorse of the Chicago offense. The Packers knew the Bears were going to run, but still had trouble consistently stopping him. While his longest run of the day was for 21 yards, most of his carriers were picking up 2, 3 and 4 yards at a time. Due to the weather conditions, a large part of the field was four down territory, giving Peterson extra opportunities.

2007 Week 17 vs NO (21 / 91 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Peterson received only one target, as he remained in the backfield as an extra blocker to protect Kyle Orton on many downfield passing plays. Rookie running back Garrett Wolfe was brought in on many third and other passing downs, limited Peterson's action out of the backfield. On the ground game, Peterson averaged over four yards per carry, but saw his biggest play of the game come from nine yards out, when he pulled up from his run to find a wide open Bernard Berrian in the back of the end zone.

2006 Week 8 vs SF (1 / 10 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Peterson had one ten yard run during garbage time. He also had an eight yard reception on a screen pass from Brian Griese.

2006 Week 11 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Peterson caught one pass for four yards. It came in the fourth quarter on a dump off pass when the Bears were facing a third and 14 from their own 30 yard line. It was just his second catch of the year.

2006 Week 14 vs STL (3 / 12 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 32 / 0 rec)

Peterson entered the game in the second half and began by taking a screen pass 32 yards. He was given three carries and scored on a one yard run when spelling Jones and Benson late in the game.

2006 Week 16 vs DET (3 / 5 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

Peterson provides just one more running back complicating the mix preventing any of them from great totals. He only had three carries for five yards, but he picked up the only rushing touchdown.

2006 Week 17 vs GB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 1 / 37 / 0 rec)

Peterson caught his only target on a pass from punter, Brad Maynard on a fake punt in the third quarter. He was left wide open down the middle of the field by the Packers' special teams unit and rumbled 37 yards into Green Bay territory. Peterson fumbled on the play but recovered his own miscue.

2005 Week 5 vs CLE (2 / 19 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Peterson saw the field in the fourth quarter after Thomas Jones left injured because he provided Orton with better pass protection than Cedric Benson. He made a third down conversion with a 19 yard run, his first carry of the year. Peterson's shoulder pad hit the football as Orton was backing up in the pocket and Orton fumbled and it was recovered by Cleveland.

2005 Week 6 vs MIN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Peterson saw his lone opportunity of the day in the passing game, a seven yard reception.

2005 Week 8 vs DET (4 / 8 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Peterson saw all of his carries in the fourth quarter in relief of Thomas Jones in the fourth quarter.

2005 Week 9 vs NO (6 / 58 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Peterson entered the game in the second half after the injury to Thomas Jones. While he only saw 30% of the second half carries (the rest going to rookie Cedric Benson), he made the most of it with 58 yards and a touchdown on his six carries. He broke off a 36 yard run through traffic down to the Saints' six yard line, and then punched it in for a touchdown on the following play. He also caught the only ball thrown his way but was stopped after a short gain.

2005 Week 10 vs SF (24 / 120 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Peterson emerged as the Bears' lead back during this game after the second quarter injury to Cedric Benson. He had a gain of 34 yards in the third quarter when he quickly burst through the line and into the secondary. He later rushed for the Bears' only offensive touchdown of the game from seven yards out on what was his sixth carry inside the red zone for the game. He finished with 120 yards on 24 carries for his first professional 100 yard game. He was targeted once in the passing game but the ball was incomplete.

2005 Week 11 vs CAR (4 / 37 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Peterson came on to spell Jones on the second series of the second half. He carried the ball four times for 37 yards.

2005 Week 12 vs TB (5 / 27 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Since Cedric Benson is out for a few more weeks, Peterson is seeing some time as the backup to Thomas Jones. He rushed the ball well when he was given the chance, averaging a little over five yards a carry and finished the day with 27 yards.

2005 Week 13 vs GB (11 / 48 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Peterson saw some time on the field as he spelled Thomas Jones for two drives. He carried the load on the field goal scoring drive in the fourth quarter, picking up 33 yards on eight carries. He rushed twice in the red zone, one time for no gain and the other for negative one yard before the Bears kicked the field goal. He carried 11 times for 48 yards on the game.

2005 Week 14 vs PIT (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

After averaging 58 rushing yards over the last five games, Peterson had one carry for three yards, and he dropped his only target, a screen pass with plenty of real estate in front of him.

2005 Week 15 vs ATL (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

With Cedric Benson still out of action due to injury, Peterson backed up Thomas Jones and carried the ball three times on one drive for six yards. It was his only action of the game aside from special teams work.

2005 Week 16 vs GB (8 / 30 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Peterson spelled Jones in the running game, and showed more power and greater ability to break tackles with his fresh legs and the opposing defense worn down.

2005 Week 17 vs MIN (8 / 35 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

Peterson was the recipient of a reception on an early fake punt by Chicago. His only other play of significance was when he was stuffed on a fourth and short run late in the second quarter. He did nearly score late in the contest when he was brought down at the five, but if you were one of the six people who had Adrian Peterson in your lineup this week, we'd like to know how you possibly made it this far into the season.