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Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson RB - WAS

Experience: 12 YRS  
Height: 6'1"  
Weight: 217 
Bye: 10

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Injury Predictor

Peterson tore the meniscus in his right knee in September of 2016. He returned to play just 1 more game (Week 15) before his season ended with knee and groin injuries. This year, the 32-year old will play backup to Mark Ingram in New Orleans. That should minimize his injury risk.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
3.60 5.6% 60.2%
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Date Injury Analysis
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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