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Running Back, Arizona Cardinals

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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
#34 6 5.09

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 14 238 1,341 5.6 12 28 19 268 14.1 1 238.9 17.1
2008 MIN 16 364 1,757 4.8 10 39 21 125 6.0 0 248.2 15.5
2009 MIN 16 315 1,389 4.4 18 57 43 436 10.1 0 290.5 18.2
2010 MIN 15 283 1,298 4.6 12 50 36 341 9.5 1 241.9 16.1
2011 MIN 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 MIN 16 327 1,485 4.5 11 36 30 222 7.4 0 236.7 14.8
2016 MIN 3 37 72 1.9 0 6 3 8 2.7 0 8.0 2.7
2017 ARI 10 156 529 3.4 2 19 11 70 6.4 0 71.9 7.2
2017 (Projected) ARI   151 636 4.2 5   18 116 6.4 0 105.2  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
Adrian Peterson has made a living out of proving people wrong his entire career. So it's not out of the ordinary that he will be picking up right where he left off entering 2017. Injury and off-field issues have devolved Peterson from being a consensus top fantasy player to a total crapshoot. He is slated to be Mark Ingram's backup so fantasy owners shouldn't expect more than 150 touches. Can a part-time Peterson be useful to fantasy owners? Absolutely. In shallow leagues, Peterson is a quality handcuff to those investing in Ingram. In twelve team and deeper leagues he is on the fringes of being worth the risk of a roster spot due to opportunity, not talent. Two years ago the former Viking produced a 4.5 YPC and over 1,700 total yards. He has plenty of motivation to succeed and a team that loves to put the ball in the hands of its playmakers. The downside is that unless the team departs from their pass happy ways, Peterson is not a lock to see double-digit touches with Ingram atop the depth chart or enough goal line carries to become a dependable touchdown vulture. New Orleans will undoubtedly give Peterson every attempt to add a few receptions to his stat line but that only adds to his upside not his projections. If you can stomach the risk, Peterson is only a few opportunities away from being a quality fantasy asset.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 David Johnson
RB2RB2 Adrian Peterson
RB3RB3 Kerwynn Williams
RB4RB4 D.J. Foster
RB5RB5 Elijhaa Penny
RB6RB6 T.J. Logan
RB7RB7 Bronson Hill
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Arizona expected to release Adrian Peterson
Cardinals likely to save $2.5 million against the cap
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jan 31, 2:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
After acquiring him from the New Orleans Saints in October, the Arizona Cardinals will be moving on from running back Adrian Peterson, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki. Peterson’s salary cap hit for the 2018 season would be $3.5 million, $2 million in base salary and the rest in the form of bonuses. (Arizona Sports)

FFToday's Take: Peterson started out the 2017 season in New Orleans but was never a good fit for the Saints offense. After his trade the Cardinals, Peterson found his way on IR after a Week 12 neck injury. At 32 years old (33 in March) Peterson will likely have to accept being a part of a committee backfield in 2018.


David Johnson back to full health
Recovered from wrist surgery
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jan 18, 8:40 pm

Arizona Cardinals
David Johnson’s wrist is healed, with his strength and full range of motion having returned, and he’s anxious to play again given that he doesn’t even feel like he played football in 2017. Johnson said he was “hit hard” by the retirement of HC Bruce Arians, and that he believes he and Adrian Peterson “can really elevate each other’s game” if they play together this season. (azcardinals.com)

FFToday's Take: Johnson figures to return to bell-cow status in 2018 regardless of whom the Cardinals hire as their next coach. With that said, Arizona will probably give Peterson a few more opportunities than any of Johnson's backups did under Arians. While Johnson figures to be a top-five pick in fantasy drafts this summer, it is possible he'll struggle to reach the statistical heights he did in 2016 with a new quarterback, an offensive line in transition and a new play-caller.


Injury Arians: "No idea" if Adrian Peterson will play
Cardinals RB still battling neck injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 13, 2:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals’ HC Bruce Arians said he has “no idea” if RB Adrian Peterson will recover from his neck injury to play again this season. Doesn’t sound encouraging. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Peterson has sat out the last two games allowing Kerwynn Williams to start. Williams has finished as the RB26 in both Weeks 13 and 14 and will be in the Flex consideration this week against the Redskins.


Injury Adrian Peterson unlikely to play
Kerwynn Williams likely to start
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 8, 12:05 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Source: I'm told #Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) is likely not playing Sunday vs. the #Titans. Peterson's neck injury does not require surgery, just proper rest, at this time. (Josina Anderson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Peterson missed last week with a neck and will apparently be in active this week as well. In his absence, Kerwynn Williams ran 16 times for 97 yards against the Rams but was a zero in the passing game. He'll get the start and be a Flex consideration against a Titans team giving up the 6th fewest fantasy points to running backs.


Injury Adrian Peterson not cleared to practice
Neck injury
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Dec 6, 12:20 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Bruce Arians said @AdrianPeterson won't practice today because of a neck injury. Will he play vs @Titans? "We'll wait and see. He is not going to practice today and we're still waiting on he and the doctors to clear him." (Jim Wyatt via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Adrian Peterson may be in danger of missing another game so his owners will certainly want to have a backup plan in place for Week 14. Kerwynn Williams figures to see more opportunities if AP remains out of action against the Titans.


Injury Cardinals not optimistic on Adrian Peterson
Missed practice all week with neck injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 3, 8:15 am

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) a game-time decision vs Rams, but team pessimistic, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: If Peterson sits, the Cardinals could go with a committee at running back against the Rams including Kerwynn Williams (ribs)D.J. Foster, and Elijhaa Penny. Even in a decent matchup it's difficult to trust any other these RBs given the workload uncertainty. If you want to take a flier, Foster is likely your best bet.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at MIN L 19-29 6 18 3.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.8
2 NE L 20-36 8 26 3.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
3 at CAR W 34-13 9 33 3.7 0 2 2 4 2.0 0 3.7
4 at MIA W 20-0 4 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
6 TB W 38-33 26 134 5.2 2 0 0 0 - 0 25.4
7 at LAR L 0-33 11 21 1.9 0 4 1 12 12.0 0 3.3
9 at SF W 20-10 37 159 4.3 0 4 2 8 4.0 0 16.7
10 SEA L 16-22 21 29 1.4 0 2 1 13 13.0 0 4.2
11 at HOU L 21-31 14 26 1.9 0 1 1 13 13.0 0 3.9
12 JAC W 27-24 20 79 4.0 0 5 4 20 5.0 0 9.9

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TEN W 25-16 19 31 1.6 0 2 0 0 - 0 3.1
2 GB W 17-14 12 19 1.6 0 3 2 7 3.5 0 2.6
15 IND L 6-34 6 22 3.7 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 2.3

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SF L 3-20 10 31 3.1 0 3 3 21 7.0 0 5.2
2 DET W 26-16 29 134 4.6 0 2 2 58 29.0 0 19.2
3 SD W 31-14 20 126 6.3 2 0 0 0 - 0 24.6
4 at DEN L 20-23 16 81 5.1 1 6 4 13 3.3 0 15.4
6 KC W 16-10 26 60 2.3 0 1 1 -3 -3.0 0 5.7
7 at DET W 28-19 19 98 5.2 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 11.0
8 at CHI W 23-20 20 103 5.2 0 2 2 6 3.0 0 10.9
9 STL W 21-18 29 125 4.3 1 2 2 18 9.0 0 20.3
10 at OAK W 30-14 26 203 7.8 1 3 2 13 6.5 0 27.6
11 GB L 13-30 13 45 3.5 1 2 2 16 8.0 0 12.1
12 at ATL W 20-10 29 158 5.4 2 4 2 29 14.5 0 30.7
13 SEA L 7-38 8 18 2.3 0 4 4 6 1.5 0 2.4
14 at ARI L 20-23 23 69 3.0 1 1 1 17 17.0 0 14.6
15 CHI W 38-17 18 63 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 6.3
16 NYG W 49-17 22 104 4.7 1 2 1 15 15.0 0 17.9
17 at GB W 20-13 19 67 3.5 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 12.8
WC SEA L 9-10 23 45 2.0 0 2 2 13 6.5 0 5.8
WC = Wild-Card

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