Adrian Peterson Fantasy Football News 2019

2:09pm EDT 9/13/19

The Redskins have placed RB Derrius Guice (knee) on IR. It's unclear if he'll be a candidate to return, but he's out for at least 8 weeks. Guice can be dropped in leagues without an IR spot or super deep benches. Adrian Peterson steps back in as Washington's lead back after rushing for 1,042 yards on 4.2 yards per carry last year. Peterson won't contribute much in the passing game, though, and should only be considered a RB3 on fantasy rosters.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice indeed underwent surgery on Thursday and is out "indefinitely," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We should get a more concrete timetable for Guice's return over the next few days. He's worth stashing if you have an IR spot or a deep bench. But he's also cuttable if you're desperate for immediate help. Adrian Peterson takes over as Washington's lead back, with Chris Thompson continuing to dominate passing-down work.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the "likelihood" is that Redskins RB Derrius Guice undergoes surgery on Thursday to trim his meniscus. That procedure would sideline him 4-6 weeks. The 'Skins were reportedly hoping that Guice could avoid surgery, but the knee hasn't improved over the past few days. Adrian Peterson will step back in as Washington's lead ball-carrier for however long Guice is out.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice is dealing with a meniscus injury, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The team "hopes" it's just a sprain and that Guice can return "in a few weeks" but is still awaiting the test results. We should get a more concrete timetable in the next 24 hours. Guice will be worth hanging on to if this injury is relatively minor. Adrian Peterson will take over as Washington's lead ball-carrier in the meantime.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice injured his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This is the opposite knee in which Guice tore the ACL last summer. "He’s likely to miss some time," Rapoport tweeted. "The hope is he does not need surgery, but the team is doing a full evaluation." We'll update Guice's status when we learn more. His absence would again leave Adrian Peterson as Washington's lead ball-carrier.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is a healthy scratch for today’s game against the Eagles. Derrius Guice is locked in as Washington’s early-down back but figures to lose pass-catching work to RB Chris Thompson

Washington RB Adrian Peterson will be a surprise inactive for today's game against the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We already expected RB Derrius Guice to clearly lead the backfield and didn't consider Peterson a Week 1 fantasy option. This news, however, adds upside to Guice's touch outlook -- both for Week 1 and beyond. Guice still doesn't make for a strong Week 1 option with his team a 10-point underdog on the road and Philadelphia a strong run D in recent seasons -- plus Washington missing starters at LT and LG. But it looks like his backfield now.

A month ago, we had an NFL.com writer calling Adrian Peterson the "lead dog" in the Washington backfield. Now, Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post seems to agree. Copeland wrote this week that RBs coach Randy Jordan expects a 60-40 work split between Peterson and Derrius Guice "one way or the other." He then added that Peterson "likely will be named the starter." Perhaps that's just speculation based on Peterson's solid performance last year. But it all at least indicates a lack of certainty on the roles in Washington. A healthy Guice leads in upside here, though, and his ADP has fallen to the bottom of RB3 territory. Taking shots on either or both RBs here makes sense for fantasy football drafts. We'll keep watching the situation through camp and the preseason.

NFL.com's Kevin Patra writes that RB Adrian Peterson is "set to be lead dog" in Washington's backfield this season. Peterson averaged a decent 4.2 yards per carry on 251 attempts last year and ranked 11th among 47 qualifying RBs in Pro Football Focus' Elusive Rating. There's evidently still gas left in the 34-year-old's tank. But RB Derrius Guice -- if recovered from his torn ACL -- would seem to bring more upside at this point. The Redskins' backfield will be worth monitoring closely when training camp gets going. Guice is currently going in the 6th round of fantasy drafts; Peterson in the 11th.

RB Adrian Peterson is re-signing with the Redskins on a 2-year deal. The future Hall-of-Famer exceeded expectations (as usual) last year, pumping out his 8th 1,000-yard campaign on a decent 4.2 yards per carry. Ideally for Washington, Peterson will be a lightly used backup behind Derrius Guice in 2019.

Update: Peterson's deal is for $8 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We're curious to see more details on the contract, but this initial reports makes it look like the 'Skins envision a significant role for AP. Perhaps there's concern about Guice's rehab from last year's torn ACL, which has required multiple surgeries.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. He played through these injuries last week, carrying 17 times. Expect a similar workload today. Redskins RB Chris Thompson (rib, knee), meanwhile, is inactive. That leaves Kapri Bibbs as Washington’s #2 RB.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Cowboys. He played through these injuries last Sunday and got in 2 limited practices this week. Peterson is fully expected to play vs. Dallas and can be penciled into fantasy lineups.

As expected, Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Panthers and Chris Thompson (ribs) is inactive. Kapri Bibbs will step in as Washington’s #2 RB, but Peterson should handle as many touches as he can handle.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) is expected to play against the Panthers today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. With RB Chris Thompson and Jamison Crowder likely to be sidelined, Peterson should play a big ball-carrying role and an expanded passing-game role. He's a nice RB2 for Week 6.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Washington RB Chris Thompson is expected to miss today's game against the Panthers. He's officially questionable because of rib and knee injuries. Washington also reportedly expects to be without WR Jamison Crowder (ankle). Factor in injuries for Paul Richardson and Josh Doctson, and the target ceiling for TE Jordan Reed -- in a positive matchup for TE scoring -- only rises higher. Adrian Peterson could see a bit more backfield receiving work with Thompson out. And Kapri Bibbs figures to be in the picture as well.

Redskins RBs Adrian Peterson (ankle) and Chris Thompson (ribs) are listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Panthers. It sounds like both guys will play, but we'll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. RB Kapri Bibbs is next in line if 1 or both of these guys can't go.

NBC Sports Washington's Rich Tandler reports that Redskins RB Adrian Peterson's shoulder injury is "not likely" to keep him out of this weekend's game against the Panthers. An MRI revealed a strain with "no other significant damage" to the shoulder. We'll keep an eye on AP's practice participation this week, but it sounds like he'll be safe to use in fantasy lineups.

Washington RB Adrian Peterson separated his right shoulder late in the 1st half of Monday night's loss at New Orleans, according to Cox Sports. The team announced afterward that he'll have an MRI on the joint Tuesday. We'll see about the diagnosis heading into a decent home matchup with Carolina in Week 6. If Peterson sits, Kapri Bibbs would likely fill his role. Bibbs scored a 4th-quarter, short-yardage TD against the Saints.

 
 
 

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