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Running Back, Minnesota Vikings

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Draft: 2007 Round 1 (7)
College: Oklahoma
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 217 DOB: 1985-03-21 Age: 29
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#18 3 2.05

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/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 MIN 16 0 348 2,097 6.0 12 51 40 217 5.4 1 309.4 19.3
2012 (Projected) MIN     241 1,086 4.5 8   17 155 9.1 1 178.1  

2013 Outlook
Depth Chart
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.

Comment: Peterson (ACL, MCL) is ahead of schedule on his rehab but won't participate in any preseason games. He'll likely be active but limited early in the season.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB3RB3 Matt Asiata
RB4FB1 Jerome Felton
RB5RB4 Joe Banyard
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Peterson happy with new OC     -- Wed Jan 29 9:30 am --

Norv Turner to help with Vikings passing game
Norv Turner has a reputation for being a pass-first offensive coordinator, but that doesn't bother the star running back he's now going to be coaching with the Minnesota Vikings. "I'll tell you, our pass offense has really struggled in the past couple years," Adrian Peterson told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview Monday. "I think (Turner) is going to be the perfect guy to come in and get us on the right path." (USA Today)

FF Today's Take: To say that the Vikings passing game has struggled in recent years is an understatement. Moving on from Christian Ponder would be a step in the right direction. The Browns finished 11th in passing yards per game (253) under Turner in 2013.
Injury Peterson undergoes groin surgery     -- Thu Jan 23 4:20 pm --

Expected to make full recovery in six weeks
Adrian Peterson had surgery (Thursday) with Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Meyers was able to successfully repair Adrianís adductor muscle while also doing a compartmental release. Adrian is expected to make a full recovery in approximately six weeks. (Vikings.com)

FF Today's Take: Peterson underwent reconstructive knee surgery in the 2012 offseason, a sports hernia operation in 2013 and now this surgery. It is hardly ideal, but Peterson's healing powers have become legendary, so it is unlikely this most recent surgery will be an issue come training camp. The 28-year-old will be working in Norv Turner's offense next season, meaning he could post some prolific numbers in 2014.
Injury AP expected to have groin surgery     -- Wed Jan 22 8:20 pm --

Surgery should happen soon
Update: I've also learned that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson needs & has opted for surgery on his groin in the very near future. (Josina Anderson via Twitter)

FF Today's Take: There's no definitive date but with Peterson not playing in the Pro Bowl, surgery could come at anytime. An "off" season for Peterson still landed him 6th among fantasy running backs and AP was one of only five qualifying running backs to average 15+ fantasy points per game. Peterson will be a top five fantasy pick in 2014.
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2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 JAC W 26-23 17 84 4.9 2 1 1 3 3.0 0 20.7
2 at IND L 20-23 16 60 3.8 0 3 3 20 6.7 0 8.0
3 SF W 24-13 25 86 3.4 0 4 2 21 10.5 0 10.7
4 at DET W 20-13 21 102 4.9 0 4 4 20 5.0 0 12.2
5 TEN W 30-7 17 88 5.2 0 3 3 15 5.0 0 10.3
6 at WAS L 26-38 17 79 4.6 0 8 7 50 7.1 0 12.9
7 ARI W 21-14 23 153 6.7 1 4 2 6 3.0 0 21.9
8 TB L 17-36 15 123 8.2 1 1 1 4 4.0 0 18.7
9 at SEA L 20-30 17 182 10.7 2 4 3 11 3.7 0 31.3
10 DET W 34-24 27 171 6.3 1 4 3 5 1.7 0 23.6
12 at CHI L 10-28 18 108 6.0 0 7 6 30 5.0 0 13.8
13 at GB L 14-23 21 210 10.0 1 2 1 10 10.0 0 28.0
14 CHI W 21-14 31 154 5.0 2 2 2 16 8.0 0 29.0
15 at STL W 36-22 24 212 8.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 27.2
16 at HOU W 23-6 25 86 3.4 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 9.0
17 GB W 37-34 34 199 5.9 1 2 1 2 2.0 1 32.1
WC at GB L 10-24 22 99 4.5 0 3 1 8 8.0 0 10.7
WC = Wild-Card

2011 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at SD L 17-24 16 98 6.1 0 3 2 6 3.0 0 10.4
2 TB L 20-24 25 120 4.8 2 2 2 21 10.5 0 26.1
3 DET L 23-26 17 78 4.6 1 5 4 19 4.8 0 15.7
4 at KC L 17-22 23 80 3.5 0 1 1 3 3.0 0 8.3
5 ARI W 34-10 29 122 4.2 3 0 0 0 - 0 30.2
6 at CHI L 10-39 12 39 3.3 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 9.9
7 GB L 27-33 24 175 7.3 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 23.5
8 at CAR W 24-21 21 86 4.1 1 5 5 76 15.2 1 28.2
10 at GB L 7-45 14 51 3.6 1 1 0 0 - 0 11.1
11 OAK L 21-27 6 26 4.3 1 0 0 0 - 0 8.6
15 NO L 20-42 10 60 6.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 6.0
16 at WAS W 33-26 12 38 3.2 1 3 2 14 7.0 0 11.2

TD Distance
Rushing: 1, 9, 6, 4, 24, 14, 4, 1, 9, 3, 12, 1
Receiving: 19

2010 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at NO L 9-14 19 87 4.6 0 3 3 14 4.7 0 10.1
2 MIA L 10-14 28 145 5.2 1 8 5 41 8.2 0 24.6
3 DET W 24-10 23 160 7.0 2 7 5 30 6.0 0 31.0
5 at NYJ L 20-29 18 88 4.9 0 3 1 20 20.0 0 10.8
6 DAL W 24-21 24 73 3.0 1 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 13.1
7 at GB L 24-28 28 131 4.7 1 2 2 41 20.5 0 23.2
8 at NE L 18-28 25 92 3.7 1 6 5 50 10.0 0 20.2
9 ARI W 27-24 15 81 5.4 1 4 4 63 15.8 1 26.4
10 at CHI L 13-27 17 51 3.0 0 7 4 24 6.0 0 7.5
11 GB L 3-31 14 72 5.1 0 4 1 16 16.0 0 8.8
12 at WAS W 17-13 6 36 6.0 1 1 1 34 34.0 0 13.0
13 BUF W 38-14 16 107 6.7 3 1 1 1 1.0 0 28.8
14 NYG L 3-21 14 26 1.9 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
16 at PHI W 24-14 22 118 5.4 1 1 1 11 11.0 0 18.9
17 at DET L 13-20 14 31 2.2 0 2 2 -2 -1.0 0 2.9

TD Distance
Rushing: 1, 6, 80, 1, 1, 1, 4, 5, 2, 3, 43, 1
Receiving: 12

2009 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at CLE W 34-20 25 180 7.2 3 1 1 18 18.0 0 37.8
2 at DET W 27-13 15 92 6.1 1 4 4 24 6.0 0 17.6
3 SF W 27-24 19 85 4.5 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 9.9
4 GB W 30-23 25 55 2.2 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 11.5
5 at STL W 38-10 15 69 4.6 2 2 2 6 3.0 0 19.5
6 BAL W 33-31 22 143 6.5 0 6 4 23 5.8 0 16.6
7 at PIT L 17-27 18 69 3.8 1 4 4 60 15.0 0 18.9
8 at GB W 38-26 25 97 3.9 1 2 1 44 44.0 0 20.1
10 DET W 27-10 18 133 7.4 2 3 2 10 5.0 0 26.3
11 SEA W 35-9 24 82 3.4 0 5 4 16 4.0 0 9.8
12 CHI W 36-10 25 85 3.4 1 4 2 18 9.0 0 16.3
13 at ARI L 17-30 13 19 1.5 0 7 6 46 7.7 0 6.5
14 CIN W 30-10 26 97 3.7 2 5 3 40 13.3 0 25.7
15 at CAR L 7-26 12 35 2.9 1 4 3 73 24.3 0 16.8
16 at CHI L 30-36 24 94 3.9 2 6 3 43 14.3 0 25.7
17 NYG W 44-7 9 54 6.0 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 11.5
DP DAL W 34-3 26 63 2.4 0 2 1 19 19.0 0 8.2
CC at NO L 28-31 25 122 4.9 3 2 2 14 7.0 0 31.6
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

TD Distance
Rushing: 1, 1, 64, 27, 1, 5, 7, 2, 1, 22, 1, 5, 1, 3, 4, 1, 1, 1, 19, 1, 2

2008 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at GB L 19-24 19 103 5.4 1 2 1 11 11.0 0 17.4
2 IND L 15-18 29 160 5.5 0 4 4 20 5.0 0 18.0
3 CAR W 20-10 17 77 4.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 7.7
4 at TEN L 17-30 18 80 4.4 2 6 4 21 5.3 0 22.1
5 at NO W 30-27 21 32 1.5 0 4 1 9 9.0 0 4.1
6 DET W 12-10 25 111 4.4 0 2 1 -5 -5.0 0 10.6
7 at CHI L 41-48 22 121 5.5 2 3 1 9 9.0 0 25.0
9 HOU W 28-21 25 139 5.6 1 0 0 0 - 0 19.9
10 GB W 28-27 30 192 6.4 1 4 3 33 11.0 0 28.5
11 at TB L 13-19 19 85 4.5 0 3 1 -3 -3.0 0 8.2
12 at JAC W 30-12 17 80 4.7 1 1 0 0 - 0 14.0
13 CHI W 34-14 28 131 4.7 1 3 2 -1 -0.5 0 19.0
14 at DET W 20-16 23 102 4.4 0 2 1 15 15.0 0 11.7
15 at ARI W 35-14 28 165 5.9 0 1 0 0 - 0 16.5
16 ATL L 17-24 22 76 3.5 0 3 2 16 8.0 0 9.2
17 NYG W 20-19 21 103 4.9 1 0 0 0 - 0 16.3
WC PHI L 14-26 20 83 4.2 2 1 0 0 - 0 20.3
WC = Wild-Card

TD Distance
Rushing: 3, 28, 3, 1, 54, 1, 29, 16, 1, 67, 40, 3

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