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RB Adrian Peterson - Washington Redskins

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

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Adrian Peterson's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 17 vs PHI (4 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Peterson was a non-factor for Washington in their season finale. Washington got down big in the second half and Peterson sparsely played to the tune of four total touches. Peterson's best run, an eight-yard jaunt, was called back by penalty as his lone splash play. Peterson is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will once again be searching for an opportunity to extend his hall of fame career like in 2018.

2018 Week 16 vs TEN (26 / 119 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson had twenty-six carries in this game and became the centerpiece of the offense versus Tennessee. He found a rhythm within the rushing attack and went for one hundred and nineteen yards. The running game has been inconstant all year but when it clicks the Washington offense can present problems. Adrian helped dominate the time of possession battle. Their inability to convert third downs in the second half kept Adrian from having an even bigger day.

2018 Week 15 vs JAX (19 / 51 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson had a more productive day versus the Jags as he gained fifty-one yards on the ground. Considering how limited the offense has become with a quarterback recently signed this was a solid showing. Adrian's best contribution came in the fourth quarter as he had a reception and a ten yard run to set up the game winning field goal. The run game could improve as team's seemingly have to prepare for a mobile quarterback in tandem with Adrian.

2018 Week 14 vs NYG (10 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson was a nonfactor in this game as Washington was down by thirty points in the first half. Washington inability to establish the run game due to the large deficit left Adrian without much of a role to remain a contributor. The offense was also a disaster with Mark Sanchez at the helm which didn't do Adrian any favors as well. He received ten carries but was held in check on less that two yards per carry.

2018 Week 13 vs PHI (9 / 98 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson had a ninety yard touchdown in the second quarter. However, he ended the game with ninety-eight yards. The Washington offensive line was further decimated by injuries as they are now down to third string guards. In addition to the offensive line injuries the offense went completely off the rails with Mark Sanchez at quarterback.

2018 Week 12 vs DAL (12 / 35 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson came into this game with a shoulder injury and never really got going. He was also dinged up in this game but eventually came back to play. Adrian totaled twelve carries and sat for majority of the fourth quarter as Washington was in comeback mode. Injuries and inconsistency along the offensive line led to him averaging a meager three yards per carry. Washington's 'run first' offense has cooled off tremendously and it directly effects Adrian's production as well.

2018 Week 11 vs HOU (16 / 51 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson was the main source of offense for Washington versus the Texans. He only had fifty-one yards rushing but the two touchdowns are what count most. Adrian's vision and decisiveness at the line of scrimmage continues to be impressive for the Washington offense. He was able to make an explosive jump cut on his second touchdown showing off great improvising. The offensive line has plenty of injuries so Adrian's instincts as a runner are dearly needed. It was a rough day finding daylight but his redzone prowess was on full display.

2018 Week 10 vs TB (19 / 68 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 1 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson had virtually no running run versus Tampa Bay. He came into this game fighting an uphill battle as three of his starting offensive linemen were out. Tampa has a soft front defensive line but Washington wasn't able to take advantage. Adrian was given nineteen carries to go along with two receptions. However, as he thrives on big volume he wasn't able to convert his touches into big yardage. Adrian did manage to get one carry in the redzone but couldn't punch it into the endzone. The offense was completely out of sync with so many backups playing and ultimately effected Adrian as well.

2018 Week 9 vs ATL (9 / 17 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson had a dismal day as he was completely held in check. He didn't even get ten carries in this game as the running game was neutralized. It was surprising to see Washington unsuccessful establishing the run game. The Falcons have been vulnerable to the run all year as they're missing several key starters upfront. The game script was relatively favorable to Adrian as Washington wasn't out of this game until the second half. He also hauled in three catches for a total of sixteen yards. Having three starting offensive linemen leave this game was also problematic to gaining rhythm in the ground game.

2018 Week 8 vs NYG (26 / 149 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 1 rec)

Adrian Peterson enjoyed another friendly game script which allowed him to absorb a high volume of carries. The passing game was abysmal so Washington went run heavy as the game wore on. Adrian seemed to get stronger as the game went along showing the power and burst as he finished runs. He accounted for both touchdowns for the Washington offense in this game. His five yard touchdown pass in the first quarter got the offense off to a good start. Then in the fourth quarter he closed the game out with a sixty yard touchdown run. Averaging over five yards a carry in this game, Adrian was the lone bright spot on offense. Without his contributions the offense had no real production.

2018 Week 7 vs DAL (24 / 99 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson was the most productive member of Washington's offense in this game. Running the ball seemed to be their best option as Adrian was a yard shy of topping one hundred for the day. As the game remained close it kept him involved and he was given twenty-four carries. He often showed power and explosion as he ran hard for 4 yard average. It was an impressive day for Adrian as the lone bright spot for Washington's offense. As long Washington isn't in 'catch up mode' the Redskins can establish a healthy dose of AP.

2018 Week 6 vs CAR (17 / 97 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson ran hard and had positive gains the majority of this game. Because of favorable game script, Adrian was able to absorb seventeen carries. He also averaged 5.7 yards per carry which shows just how productive he was when his name was called. It was an impressive performance considering Adrian was playing with a injured shoulder. Adrian couldn't convert on a couple of carries inside the red zone or else he could have had an even bigger day. As long as the game is close Washington can use Adrian's running prowess so today he was busy. Washington's offense had issues staying on the field so Adrian's carries didn't reach 20+. He has a couple of carries that went over ten yards that showed he is still explosive when allowed to catch a rhythm.

2018 Week 5 vs NO (4 / 6 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)

Adrian Peterson had more yards receiving than rushing which is very rare. He only carried the ball four times and got injured in this game. The game script of being down double digits and a separated shoulder contributed to Adrian having a quiet night. He had a total of 6 touches before ultimately sitting out much of the second half. The running lanes were nonexistent but playing from behind most of the game didn't help getting in a groove running the ball.

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.

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Redskins | Adrian Peterson officially back (Mon Mar 18, 03:18 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson was officially re-signed to his two-year contract Monday, March 13. It was originally reported that the deal is worth $8 million.

Our View: Peterson still has plenty left in the tank but he may not be the clear-cut lead back for Washington in 2019. Derrius Guice missed all of his rookie season in 2018 due to a knee injury but should be healthy enough to play in 2019. If Guice can regain his pre-injury form, he's a talented runner with big-play ability. We'll see how Peterson works in what could be a RBBC for Washington this season.
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Redskins | Adrian Peterson staying in Washington (Wed Mar 13, 02:56 PM) - Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson is re-signing to a two-year deal Wednesday, March 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Our View: There was some thought that Peterson would be moving on after just one season. What a season it was! Peterson showed he still had something left in the tank, rushing for over 1,000 yards. He'll be in for the same role in 2019. Peterson has low-end RB2 potential for Fantasy GMs.
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Redskins | Adrian Peterson likely to hit the open market (Mon Mar 11, 12:03 PM) - Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Redskins) is expected to test the free-agent market even though the Washington Redskins want him back, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Our View: Peterson showed last year that he still has something left in the tank. We'll see how many teams want to take a look at the veteran power back.
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Bears | Chicago an option for Adrian Peterson? (Fri Mar 8, 07:52 PM) - Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson could receive some interest from the Chicago Bears if he does not re-sign with the Redskins, in the opinion of NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Our View: The Bears are trying to find trade partners for Jordan Howard. If they're able to move on from him, then perhaps Peterson becomes an option.
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