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Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson RB - DET

Experience: 13 YRS  
Height: 6'1"  
Weight: 217 
Bye: 5

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Lions RBs Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson will split carries against the Panthers today. Peterson has played well ahead of Johnson all season, but Lions RBs coach Kyle Caskey said earlier this week that Johnson "will fill [D'Andre Swift's role] as much as possible." This situation might just evolve throughout today's game. We lean toward Peterson as the play in non-PPR leagues; Johnson in PPR.

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Adrian Peterson easily led the Detroit backfield in the opening loss to Chicago, doubling up #2 Kerryon Johnson in carries, rushing for 71 more yards than the combined total for Johnson and D'Andre Swift and even leading the trio in receiving yards (21 on 3 catches). But that doesn't necessarily mean he's the lead back going forward. “Obviously you start getting the guy with the hot hand, and Adrian was running really well in that last game, so he got a few more carries in there as well," OC Darrell Bevell told the Detroit Free Press. "So we’ll kind of continue to go in that area. We really like all three of those guys, but we’re going to try to — I always say, we’re going to try to put them in the best spots to help them be successful. They all bring a little bit different pieces to the puzzle. There was some situational football in there that elevated some guys’ snaps — so just the way we’re using them. I think we can continue to see that rotation a little bit.” This could be a frustrating fantasy situation as we continue to see which situations favor which of the 3 Detroit backs -- as well as who might be the "hot hand" on a given day. For Week 2, we have to treat Peterson as the likeliest carry/touch leader.

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RB Adrian Peterson is joining the Lions on a 1-year deal, according to multiple reports. "I know coach [Darell] Bevell from my days in Minnesota," Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "Ultimately I feel comfortable going there and helping them to get better." Peterson further complicates an already crowded backfield. He looks like the best bet for goal-line work, which would sap fantasy upside from D'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson. We're not interested in drafting Peterson. Frankly, we already weren't chasing too hard after Swift or Johnson either. This looks like a frustrating fantasy backfield for 2020.

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Washington has released RB Adrian Peterson. It’s a surprising move after the future Hall-of-Famer ran with the 1st-team offense all summer. Running alongside Peterson with the starters was rookie Antonio Gibson, who now looks like the clear favorite to lead Washington’s RBs in touches this season. Peterson’s release also makes RB Bryce Love a more intriguing late-round fantasy pick. Check out the updated projections for Washington's backfield.

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RBs Adrian Peterson and Antonio Gibson appear to be atop Washington's depth chart right now. According to Kyle Stackpole of the team's official site, Peterson has been the starter in camp so far, with Gibson also receiving a "fair amount of 1st-team reps." RBs Bryce Love and Peyton Barber have worked primarily with the 2nd and 3rd teams. This remains a fluid situation, but Peterson and Gibson should be the first 2 Washington RBs off the board in fantasy drafts. Love is a worthwhile late-round flier.

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Injury Predictor

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.00 4.4% 51%
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Date Injury Analysis
Oct 20, 2019 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Peterson suffered an ankle injury in Week 7's loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He was active for the next game
Oct 8, 2018 Shoulder Dislocation Peterson didn't miss any games but played only 2 snaps in the 2nd half. Washington lost in a blowout.
Sep 23, 2018 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Peterson didn't miss any time, due in part to a Week 4 bye.
Nov 26, 2017 Cervical Neck Peterson fell head-first to the ground against Jacksonville. He missed the final 5 games with a neck injury.
Dec 18, 2016 Inguinal Groin Strain Grade 2 Peterson missed the final 2 games with an adductor strain.
Sep 18, 2016 Knee Meniscus Tear Peterson hurt his right knee during Week 2. He was carted off the field and it was later diagnosed as a torn meniscus, earning him a spot on IR. He made just 1 more appearance (Week 15).
Dec 20, 2015 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Peterson played through an ankle sprain.
Dec 22, 2013 Pedal Foot Sprain In Week 16, Peterson re-injured his right foot and missed Week 17.
Dec 8, 2013 Pedal Foot Sprain Peterson missed 1 game with a mid-foot sprain.
Nov 17, 2013 Inguinal Groin Sports Hernia Peterson played through the injury before missing Week 15 and Week 17 with both the groin and a foot ailment. He underwent surgery in January of 2014.
Nov 11, 2012 Inguinal Groin Sports Hernia AP said he first suffered the injury in Week 10. He underwent surgery in February of 2013.
Dec 24, 2011 Knee MCL Tear Grade 3
Dec 24, 2011 Knee Meniscus Tear
Dec 24, 2011 Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Peterson went down in Week 16. He remarkably returned for Week 1 of the 2012 season.
Nov 20, 2011 Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Peterson missed 3 games.
Dec 13, 2010 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 AP missed 1 game.
Nov 28, 2010 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Peterson played through the injury over the short term.
Nov 11, 2007 Knee LCL Sprain Grade 2 In a game against the Packers, Peterson was carted off before halftime and missed the following 2 weeks.

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