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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 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 - 348 2,097 6.0 12 51 40 217 5.4 1 309.4 19.3
2013 MIN 14 - 279 1,266 4.5 10 40 29 171 5.9 1 209.7 15.0
2014 MIN 1 - 21 75 3.6 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 9.3 9.3
2015 (Projected) MIN     270 1,295 4.8 11   32 212 6.6 1 222.7  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
I hope you bought a few cold ones for the fantasy owner who drafted Adrian Peterson in your league last year, they deserved it. After just 21 carries, his 2014 season was over, and the immediate future of the one of the leagueís best players was in serious doubt. Flash forward to the early summer of 2015, and Peterson is rested, refreshed, and ready to be unleased upon the NFL once again. Uh oh!

Not surprisingly Petersonís stats fell off in 2013 after his monster 2000-yard campaign in 2012. Although they were slightly off by his standards, a 1200+ yard, 10-touchdown running back is going to be a RB1 in fantasy football, no matter the format. Even after turning 30 this offseason, Petersonís year away from the game has made him fresher and hungrier than ever. In Norv Turnerís offensive system, Peterson is going to be the focal point of the run game, and could be primed to best his career high single season reception total (43). For reference, Emmitt Smith in his prime had four seasons of 50+ receptions. This Vikings team is loaded on offense, should boast an aggressive young defense, and has talent to challenge for the division title. There is no reason to think that Peterson wonít return to his dominant form, and is a strong consideration at the No.1 overall pick.

Comment: Peterson's off-season was filled with trade demands and idiotic statements but he's a lock for Round 1 fantasy drafts.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB2RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB3RB3 Matt Asiata
RB4RB4 Joe Banyard
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
RB coach discusses Adrian Peterson's workload
"More about snaps not the carries"
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jun 12, 1:23 pm

Minnesota Vikings
"No question that the workload will be a lot more balanced than in the past because the organization has done an outstanding job of acquiring talent and other explosive pieces," Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson told Around The NFL on Thursday. "And just as the natural progression as an older back ages, the workload decreases anyway." (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Wilson went on to say "I think it's more about snaps per game, because that's what you have to watch in regard to the wear and tear." It's common for coaches to talk about reducing a running back's workload during June and July but when the lights come on, they find it hard to take their best player off the field. Adrian Peterson is an RB1 while Jerick McKinnon is an intriguing mid-to-late round upside pick.


Peterson won't participate in voluntary OTA's
Still wants to be traded
By: Mike Krueger | Sun May 24, 11:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Running back Adrian Peterson will not be in attendance Tuesday at Winter Park when the Vikings begin their first week of voluntary organized team activities. He instead will remain in Texas, according to multiple reports. The first time that Peterson ó and the rest of his Vikings teammates ó are required to show up at Winter Park is next monthís mandatory minicamp. If he opts to skip those workouts, the Vikings can choose to fine him. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Other reports suggest that Peterson still wants to be traded and is considering sitting out upcoming mandatory workouts. Peterson remains under contract with the Vikings and is scheduled to make $12.75 million this season. Peterson has skipped voluntary workouts in the past.


Vikings GM speaks firmly on Peterson rumors
"We have no interest in trading Adrian Peterson"
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Apr 28, 1:53 pm

Minnesota Vikings
"We can just end the Adrian Peterson stuff. Our position has not changed...we have no interest in trading Adrian Peterson." Rick Spielman (Vikings on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Vikings have held this stance for the entirety of the off-season and they don't appear to be budging. Peterson has made it clear he'd like to leave Minnesota but unless the Vikings are blown away with a trade offer this week, it's likely the talented running back will remain in a Vikings uniform.


Adrian Peterson to be reinstated on Friday
Can fully participate in all team activities
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Apr 16, 2:25 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated effective Friday, at which point he will be able to fully participate in all team activities, the NFL announced Thursday. Peterson has been suspended from the league since Nov. 18. Peterson pleaded no contest on Nov. 4 to misdemeanor reckless injury charges after injuring his son while disciplining him last May. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Peterson met with Rodger Goodell earlier this month to discuss his situation which includes continued counseling and keeping his nose squeaky clean. Peterson and his representatives have been adamant about wanting out of Minnesota but the Vikings have him under contract for three years including this season for $12.75 million. Stay tuned...



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at STL W 34-6 21 75 3.6 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 9.3

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at DET L 24-34 18 93 5.2 2 4 4 18 4.5 1 29.1
2 at CHI L 30-31 26 100 3.8 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 10.7
3 CLE L 27-31 25 88 3.5 1 6 6 27 4.5 0 17.5
4 PIT W 34-27 23 140 6.1 2 1 0 0 - 0 26.0
6 CAR L 10-35 10 62 6.2 0 4 3 21 7.0 0 8.3
7 at NYG L 7-23 13 28 2.2 0 4 2 28 14.0 0 5.6
8 GB L 31-44 13 60 4.6 1 3 3 23 7.7 0 14.3
9 at DAL L 23-27 25 140 5.6 1 3 3 37 12.3 0 23.7
10 WAS W 34-27 20 75 3.8 2 2 2 2 1.0 0 19.7
11 at SEA L 20-41 21 65 3.1 0 3 0 0 - 0 6.5
12 at GB T 26-26 32 146 4.6 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 20.8
13 CHI W 23-20 35 211 6.0 0 4 2 0 0.0 0 21.1
14 at BAL L 26-29 7 13 1.9 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 1.7
16 at CIN L 14-42 11 45 4.1 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 4.7

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

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