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Running Back, Free Agent

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Draft: 2007 Round 1 (7)
College: Oklahoma
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 217 DOB: 1985-03-21 Age: 32
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#18 3 2.05

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2007 MIN 14 9 238 1,341 5.6 12 28 19 268 14.1 1 238.9 17.1
2008 MIN 16 15 364 1,757 4.8 10 39 21 125 6.0 0 248.2 15.5
2009 MIN 16 15 315 1,389 4.4 18 57 43 436 10.1 0 290.5 18.2
2010 MIN 15 15 283 1,298 4.6 12 50 36 341 9.5 1 241.9 16.1
2011 MIN 12 12 209 973 4.7 12 23 18 139 7.7 1 189.2 15.8
2012 FA 16 0 348 2,097 6.0 12 51 40 217 5.4 1 309.4 19.3
2012 (Projected) FA     241 1,086 4.5 8   17 155 9.1 1 178.1  

2016 Outlook
Of all the question marks at running back entering the 2012 fantasy football season, none is bigger than the Vikings Adrian Peterson. A perennial candidate for the 1st overall pick in every format, Peterson tore the ACL in his left knee in Week 16 last season and there are doubts that he will be fully recovered from that injury by opening day. What is not in doubt is that Peterson will not be 100% to start the season. In fact, he may not even return to his pre-injury form at any point in 2012. Of course, when you have scored 64 touchdowns in 73 career games and averaged 92.6 rushing yards, 110.5 total yards and 16.6 FPts/G over your career while remaining mostly injury free despite being the most punishing running back in the league, you donít need to be 100% healthy to be productive. There are plenty of question marks with Peterson in 2012 but it all boils down to where do you draft him? Letís examine the scenarios. AP could open the season on the PUP list, forcing him to miss the first six games of the season. He could be on the roster on opening day but still miss the first 2-3 games of the year. He could split time with backup Toby Gerhart for several games and then assume a larger role as the season progresses (just in time for the fantasy playoff run). Maybe the Vikings, expected to be NFC North doormats, choose to be very cautious with their franchise player in 2012. One last scenario: since the guy is basically superhuman, maybe he doesnít need as much time to recover from a torn ACL as other players do. If you like to play the odds, you need to assume that Peterson will rate no better than an upper tier RB2 in 2012 and hopefully he gets rolling by the end of the seasonÖ and nabbing Gerhart is an absolute must.


News From The Past 90 Days
Vikings fill RB void with Latavius Murray     -- Thu Mar 16 8:27 am --

Adrian Peterson era comes to an end
The Vikings early Thursday morning signed former Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray, and by doing so they likely closed the door on the Adrian Peterson era. Murray rushed for 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns in his four years in Oakland, averaging 4.2 yards per carry. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FF Today's Take: Murray was a solid performer in Oakland but was part of a three-man committee last season capping his fantasy upside. In Minnesota he'll fill Adrian Peterson's big back role while sharing snaps with Jerick McKinnon. Minnesota's offensive line is a weak point in there offense meaning Murray will do well to achieve RB2 status in 2017.
Vikings will not pick up option on Adrian Peterson     -- Tue Feb 28 12:45 pm --

RB will become a free agent on March 9th
The Minnesota Vikings will not pick up their option on Adrian Peterson's contract for the 2017 season, the team announced Tuesday. Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent on March 9. "Adrian is an important part of the Minnesota Vikings organization," Spielman said in a statement. "We will continue to have conversations with his representatives and leave our future options open while determining what is best for both parties moving forward." (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: The Vikings weren't going to Peterson his $18 million option for 2017. Its possible the two sides could work out an agreement before free agency begins on March 9th but more than likely Peterson will be in another uniform. Peterson played in only three games in 2016 averaging 1.9 yards per carry.

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