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.
The Titans released RB Adrian Peterson. This could be the end of the road for the 36-year-old, who averaged just 3.0 yards on 27 attempts over the past 3 weeks. Tennessee will move forward with RBs D'Onta Foreman, Dontrelle Hilliard and Jeremy McNichols for as long as Derrick Henry is out.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Adrian Peterson is expected to be the Titans' lead back vs. the Rams tonight. Pelissero throws out a projection of "upwards of 15 touches" for Peterson. We're curious to see exactly what this Henry-less backfield looks like, with Jeremy McNichols and D'Onta Foreman also in the mix. We'd still consider Peterson just a RB3 or flex play for Week 9.
Titans RB Adrian Peterson has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. That presumably means he'll play vs. the Rams on Sunday night, just 6 days after joining Tennessee. "This is a permanent move to the active roster," NFL Network's Mike Garafolo tweeted. "He’s impressed them that quickly that it’s go time already." Peterson won't come close to matching RB Derrick Henry in volume or production, but he figures to emerge as the Titans' lead ball-carrier until Henry returns. Still, consider Peterson a risky RB3 in his 1st action of the year.
The Titans are signing RB Adrian Peterson, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Peterson will start on the practice squad but figures to be elevated quickly, likely before Sunday night's game vs. the Rams. Peterson is 36 now and managed just 3.9 yards per carry on 156 attempts for the Lions last year. He ranked 43rd in Pro Football Focus' rushing grades among 47 RBs with 100+ carries. That said, Peterson might be the favorite to lead the Titans in carries the rest of the way. His primary competition will come from RB Jeremy McNichols, who's listed at 205 lbs. and has yet to top 11 carries in an NFL game. We'll see exactly how the split shakes out. McNichols does figure to handle most of the passing-down work, though, which caps Peterson's fantasy ceiling.
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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