RB Adrian Peterson - Washington Redskins

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 11): Peterson will split with Derrius Guice in a tough matchup this week but has played well enough to be worth desperation play bench value down the stretch.

General News (Thu Nov 14): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 13): is expected to remain atop the depth chart despite the return of Derrius Guice. Before Guice's injury, interim head coach Bill Callahan said Guice was coming into his own as a check-down back and in pass-protection scenarios.

General News (Wed Nov 13): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 11: vs New York Jets

All RB vs NYJ

FBG says: Bad matchup. Since interim head coach Bill Callahan took over, the Washington Redskins have transitioned to a much more run-heavy offense than they were under Jay Gruden. Adrian Peterson's usage in the offense has spiked since Callahan took over, carrying the ball nearly 19 times per game while playing over 60-percent of offensive snaps each week. Running behind one of the NFL's weakest offensive lines, Peterson's 96 rushing yards per game over the last 4 outings comes as a bit of a surprise. This weekend, the Redskins face off with one of the NFL's best run defenses, but that should not deter Bill Callahan from attempting to establish the run early on against the New York Jets. Adrian Peterson should continue to receive significant volume on the ground, but this weekend his efficiency numbers are likely to take a dip against a top-flight defensive front. Through the first nine games of the 2019 season, the New York Jets' defense ranks first in the NFL, allowing only 3.0 yards per carry. Just last weekend, they held Saquon Barkley to exactly 1 rushing yard on 13 carries. On the season, the Jets have allowed only 1 100-yard rusher, which came in a week 5 upset of the Dallas Cowboys when Ezekiel Elliott mustered 105 yards on 28 carries behind the Cowboys' top-ranked offensive line. Folorunso Fatukasi's 2019 campaign has been one of the most unexpected breakouts in the NFL. Fatukasi, a 2018 6th-round draft pick, grades as one of the league's strongest run-stopping defensive linemen this season. Behind him, the Jets field two of the league's premier run-stopping safeties. Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams both have a nose for the football in run-support, and their presence around the line of scrimmage is critical to defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' run defense. Adrian Peterson and the Washington Redskins' rushing game is in for a long day at the office this weekend when they take on the league's top-ranked run defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

7 vs SF 31 20 81 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 7.1
8 at MIN 31 14 76 0 2 2.0 27 0 0 10.3
9 at BUF 36 18 108 0 1 1.0 22 0 0 13
11 vs NYJ PROJ-Dodds * 12 * * 1.1 * * * *
11 vs NYJ PROJ-Tremblay * 14 * * 1.0 * * * *
11 vs NYJ PROJ-Bloom * 11 * * 1.0 * * * *

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 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.


Latest News

Redskins | Washington's injury report for Week 11 (Fri Nov 15, 03:21 PM) - Washington Redskins DL Tim Settle (hamstring), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were held out of practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the New York Jets. TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited in practice all week and has also been ruled out. S Deshazor Everett (ankle) and S Montae Nicholson (ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and are listed as questionable. CB Josh Norman (hamstring) and RB Adrian Peterson (toe) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. RB Wendell Smallwood (non-injury) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day but has also been removed from the injury report.

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Redskins | Adrian Peterson does not practice (Thu Nov 14, 04:41 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Redskins | Adrian Peterson still tops depth chart (Wed Nov 13, 10:37 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is expected to remain atop the depth chart despite the return of RB Derrius Guice. Before Guice's injury, interim head coach Bill Callahan said Guice was coming into his own as a check-down back and in pass-protection scenarios. Guice remains behind Peterson on the depth chart.

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Redskins | Adrian Peterson listed as limited (Wed Nov 13, 07:58 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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Redskins | Adrian Peterson plays well again (Sun Nov 3, 04:23 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 108 yards on 18 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 9. He also caught one pass for 22 yards during the game.

Our View: Peterson is leaving everything on the field even though his team is going nowhere. He'll likely be joined by Derrius Guice after the bye, which deflates what little value he generated in a hopeless situation.
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