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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Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) is active for today’s game against the Lions. He finished 3rd among Washington RBs in snaps last week and is a weak fantasy option. RB Chris Thompson (toe) is inactive, giving Wendell Smallwood another game in a passing-down role.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) is expected to play against the Lions today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. AP only got in a limited practice on Friday, so it's possible his role is scaled back even further than it was last week with Derrius Guice added to the mix. Peterson would be a desperation Week 12 fantasy start.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Lions. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. Peterson shouldn’t be in your fantasy plans after finishing 3rd among Washington RBs in snaps last week, but his absence would be a big boost for Derrius Guice. RB Chris Thompson (toe) is also listed as questionable but is tentatively expected to play. He figures to take over for Wendell Smallwood as the pass-catching back.

Washington RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) is active for tonight's game against the Vikings. He put in a limited practice Wednesday after sitting out the first 2 workouts. Peterson is a weak fantasy option against a tough Minnesota defense. But he's available if you need him.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) will play against the Vikings tonight, "barring any pregame setback." He'll be playing through what he said is a grade 1 high-ankle sprain and a grade 2 low-ankle sprain. Peterson was already a shaky fantasy starter against the Vikings' 5th-ranked RB defense. The ankle injury just adds more risk.

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