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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: 30

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS 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 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  

2015 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.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB2RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB3RB3 Matt Asiata
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Adrian Peterson limited in practice     -- Wed Nov 18 5:09 pm --

Teddy Bridgewater practices in full
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has a left shoulder injury ó thatís his non-throwing arm, of course ó but he was listed as a full participant. Running back Adrian Peterson was limited with a hamstring injury. (Star Tribune)

FF Today's Take: It's too early in the week to be concerned about Adrian Peterson's status for Week 11. The veteran running back remains likely to play against the Packers on Sunday but owners will want to check in later in the week for an update. If Peterson's hamstring remains a concern heading into the weekend, Jerick McKinnon would fill the void in the backfield. Teddy Bridgewater didn't miss any reps in practice despite being listed on the injury report. He appears to be playing through a nagging shoulder injury but won't miss any time.
Injury AP listed as probable for Vikes     -- Fri Oct 30 5:10 pm --

Star RB returned to practice Friday
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice on Friday after missing the first two days this week with three minor injuries, and coach Mike Zimmer said Peterson will be ready for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings listed Peterson as probable for Sunday. Peterson had hurt his finger this month against Kansas City, and was also listed on the injury report with hip and ankle injuries. He had a sleeve on his lower right leg during practice on Friday, but shouldn't have any problem being ready for Sunday's game. It's entirely possible the Vikings will work in some days off for Peterson through the middle of the season, to give the running back a break and help him rebound from nagging injuries. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Use Peterson as you normally would. He has a great matchup this week facing the Bears porous defense.
Injury Peterson downgraded to Questionable, illness     -- Sat Oct 24 4:30 pm --

Limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday
Adrian Peterson has been downgraded to questionable with an illness for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. The Vikings' running back had been listed as probable to play with a finger injury. Peterson was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was full go on Friday and appeared fine to play. (

FF Today's Take: This will be a situation to monitor Sunday morning. If Peterson is unable to play, Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon would likely share running back duties.

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