Adrian Peterson Injury Updates

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.

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.

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.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) isn't listed on the final injury report after putting in a full practice on Saturday. That ankle isn't a concern, but Peterson looks like a risky RB2 play this week as a big road underdog against a surprisingly solid Saints run defense.

Redskins RB Samaje Perine returned for Thursday night's preseason finale after spraining his ankle in the 2nd exhibition. He rotated in with RB Rob Kelley and finished with 7 carries for 30 yards. (Kelley carried 11 times for 49 yards.) Perine figures to open the season 4th on Washington's depth chart behind Kelley, Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson. There's a chance he steps into a significant role at some point this year, but he's not worth a roster spot right now.

The Cardinals have placed RB Adrian Peterson on IR. We still don't have any details on his neck injury, but he never returned to practice after going down in Week 12. It ends another disappointing season that saw Peterson muster just 3.4 yards per carry across 10 games with New Orleans and Arizona. He's signed for 2018 for a little more than $1 million, but there's no guarantee the Cardinals bring him back. Peterson turns 33 in March.

Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) won't practice on Wednesday, HC Bruce Arians said. "We're still waiting on he and the doctors to clear him," Arians added. We still don't have any details on Peterson's injury, but fantasy owners obviously can't be counting on him in Week 14 fantasy lineups right now. RB Kerwynn Williams would get another start vs. the Titans if Peterson remains sidelined.

Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) is inactive for today's game against the Rams. He didn’t practice all week, and his status for Week 14 is uncertain. Kerwynn Williams figures to serve as Arizona’s lead back today but will be playing through a rib injury. RB D.J. Foster should handle the majority of the passing-down work.

Saints RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is not listed on the final Week 4 injury report. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said he tweaked his knee on Wednesday, but Peterson put in a full practice on Friday. The knee shouldn’t be an issue, but his workload remains one. AP is a risky RB3 or flex.

The Saints added Alvin Kamara to the backfield with the 67th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Kamara is a tough case to crack. He flashes elite burst and change-of-direction on tape and tested as an 83rd percentile athlete among RBs. But he totaled just 210 carries in 2 seasons at Tennessee after transferring from Alabama. His time at Tuscaloosa included a knee injury and a suspension for “behavioral reasons.” Kamara also suffered a sprained left LCL and meniscus this past year. He looks like a boom/bust prospect as a runner but should at least contribute in the passing game after totaling 74 catches for 683 yards (9.2 yards per catch) and 7 TDs over the last 2 years. That’ll be his only shot to make an impact in 2017 in a backfield with Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson. Ingram is signed for just 2 more years, though, and Peterson is 32 years old. Kamara definitely has a shot to develop into the Saints’ lead back of the future, making him an intriguing dynasty pick.

The Saints and RB Adrian Peterson have agreed to terms. It's officially a 2-year, $7 million deal, but it'll play out like a 1-year contract with a team option for 2018. Peterson gets $3.5 million guaranteed this year, but none of the remaining $3.5 million is guaranteed for 2018. The contract -- and how long it took him to get 1 -- tells us how the league views AP at this point. He's a 32-year-old RB with over 2,600 career touches and a lengthy injury history. Saints insider Nick Underhill fully expects Mark Ingram to remain New Orleans' lead back, with Peterson as the backup. So he'll essentially be replacing Tim Hightower, who tallied 133 carries and 22 catches last year. Those 155 touches are a good initial projection for Peterson. He'll likely settle into RB3 range in our 2017 rankings -- albeit with TD upside. Ingram's stock takes a hit, but he could still average somewhere around the 14.6 carries per game he has over the past 3 seasons. And his pass-catching role should remain.

Pro Football Talk reports that the Vikings believe RB Adrian Peterson (knee) has a chance to return at some point in December. That'd put him back sometime between Weeks 13 and 16. The last timetable we heard for Peterson after his surgery had late December as his earliest potential return -- although he does have a history of returning sooner than expected. Peterson is worth stashing now if you have an open roster spot, but don't expect him to save your season. He was ineffective before the injury and will return to what might be an even worse offensive line.

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole hears that there's "confidence" that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's knee injury isn't season-ending. "Source said there is some ligament damage for Adrian Peterson, MRI [Monday] will show how much," Cole adds. AP was on crutches and in a big knee brace after the game, but HC Mike Zimmer echoed Cole's optimism. "He might miss a week. I don't know if he will or not," Zimmer said. "Whatever it was has calmed down now, so we'll see." We should learn more about Peterson's status later today.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson suffered what appeared to be a right ankle injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday night's game against the Packers. He hobbled off the field with the help of trainers, putting no weight on that leg. We'll update Peterson's status when we learn more.

Update: The Vikings announced Peterson has a knee injury and is out for the game.

The Vikings have acquired QB Sam Bradford from the Eagles in exchange for a 2017 1st-round pick and a conditional 4th-rounder in 2018, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's an aggressive move from a Minnesota team that's in a championship window right now. Bradford certainly isn't an All-Pro, but he's certainly an upgrade over Shaun Hill. We'll see if Minnesota can get Bradford ready for its opener in just 8 days, but he obviously won't be a Week 1 fantasy option. The Vikings will remain a run-first team, so Bradford will struggle to ascend beyond QB2 territory. His arrival is good news for RB Adrian Peterson, WR Stefon Diggs and the rest of Minnesota's skill-position guys. Meanwhile, Bradford's departure from Philadelphia figures to speed up QB Carson Wentz's debut. The rookie is still recovering from his rib injury and is a long shot to be under center Week 1. But we'd bet on him being there by October. QB Chase Daniel figures to open the season as Philly's starter.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater suffered a "significant" injury to his left knee in practice Tuesday, HC Mike Zimmer told the media late Tuesday afternoon. Zimmer said the team didn't know the extent of the injury yet but that Bridgewater's hope for playing this season "doesn't look good right now." Shaun Hill steps in as the starter for however long Bridgewater will miss. The 36-year-old obviously means a step down from the 3rd-year starter, but Hill has started 6+ games in 3 other seasons and fared OK. He needs only to be decent in a Vikings offense that leans heavily on the running game and gains support from an ascending defense. Going from Bridgewater to Hill dings the upside for WRs Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson and Laquon Treadwell a bit. We've knocked them down our WR rankings, but none was an early-round option to begin with. A sluggish pass offense could also hurt RB Adrian Peterson by allowing defenses to stack the box more -- like we saw with Rams opponents vs. Todd Gurley late last year. But Peterson already saw plenty of that in 2015. He's still a fine pick anywhere in the 1st half of Round 2.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater went down with a non-contact injury on Tuesday. He was reportedly grabbing at his left knee and had to be carted off. Minnesota ended practice after the injury. This obviously seems serious, but we'll wait for another update. Minnesota's backup QB is Shaun Hill. And extended absence for Bridgewater would mean even more volume for RB Adrian Peterson.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is dealing with a slight hamstring pull, per HC Mike Zimmer. The injury occurred before training camp, and AP’s missed the team’s first 2 practices. It's not a cause for concern, but it's notable for a 31-year-old RB with over 2,600 career touches.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson suffered an apparent ankle injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears.  He limped off the field under his own power and headed back to the locker room.  We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: Peterson is officially probable to return with an ankle injury.

 
 
 

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