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Adrian Peterson RB - UNS

Experience: 10 YRS   Height: 6'1"   Weight: 217  Bye: 0
Proj Pts.
213

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The Vikings announced on Tuesday that they won't exercise the 2017 option on RB Adrian Peterson's contract, making him a free agent. That option would have paid AP $18 million this year, so this was a no-brainer move. But GM Rick Spielman suggested that the team is open to bringing Peterson back at a reduced rate. “We will continue to have conversations with his representatives and leave our future options open while determining what is best for both parties moving forward," Spielman said. We'll see how the open market treats AP. He turns 32 in March, has amassed over 2,400 NFL carries and averaged 1.9 yards on his 37 attempts last year.

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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) is out for Sunday’s finale against the Bears. The 31-year-old finishes the season with an ugly 1.9 yards per carry across just 3 appearances. His days in Minnesota are numbered unless he agrees to a massive pay cut this offseason. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will handle backfield duties for the Vikings this weekend.

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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee, groin) has been ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Packers. It sounds like the groin is a bigger issue than the knee. So Minnesota will again turn to Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata in the backfield. McKinnon has quietly caught 23 balls over his last 4 games and is a RB3 or flex option in PPR leagues.

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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) didn't practice on Wednesday and admitted afterward that he's uncertain for Saturday's game against the Packers. "I'm taking it day by day," he said. AP managed just 23 yards on 7 touches in his return last weekend. He's now averaging 1.9 yards per carry for the season. Minnesota's offense is better without Peterson right now. Jerick McKinnon will be in the RB3 mix if AP doesn't play on Saturday.

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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is officially active for today’s game against the Colts. He’s back exactly 3 months after tearing his meniscus. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported this morning that AP won’t be on a snap count but won’t be run into the ground. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said it’ll be a “3-RB rotation” with AP, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata. Peterson is no better than a RB3 or flex for Week 15.

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Injury Predictor

There have been a lot of negative words spilled about Peterson here, but the guy led the entire league in carries and rushing yards last year, while tying for the lead in rushing scores. Only Devonta Freeman scored more fantasy points among RBs. Peterson will remain the focal point of Minnesota’s offense in 2016, even if his volume is reduced a bit. He could even survive a modest hit to his efficiency and still finish near the top of the fantasy RB rankings.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game Probablity of injury in the season
N/A 0.8% 11.5%
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Season Injury Analysis
2016 Knee Peterson hurt his knee during Week 2 game. Was carted off the field. It was later diagnosed as a torn meniscus.
2014 Groin AP needed a clean up of his hernia surgery that he had in the 2013 offseason.
2013 Foot Peterson suffered a right mid-foot sprain at the Baltimore Ravens in week 14. He missed the following game and the week 17 game as a result
2012 Groin Peterson needed surgery to repair a sports hernia that occurred during his record breaking 2012 comeback season
2011 Ankle Suffered from a high ankle sprain and missed 3 games
2011 Knee The ACL that was heard around the world. Took an awkward hit and tore his ACL on left leg. Placed on IR and required surgery
2010 Leg Strained a hamstring and missed 1 game
2010 Ankle Sprained a right ankle ligament and missed a game
2010 Leg Left a game due to a hard hit to his thigh
2007 Knee Sprained his LCL and had to leave the game and miss the next game of the season
2006 Upper arm Fractured his collarbone and missed 6 games
2005 Ankle Suffered a high ankle sprain at college and missed 4 games
2004 Shoulder Dislocated his shoulder and required surgery

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