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Adrian Peterson | Running Back | #28

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (7) / MIN
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Adrian Peterson rushed 23 times for 45 yards in the Vikings' Wild Card loss to the Seahawks, adding two catches for 13 additional yards.
Peterson was completely bottled up, but worse, he committed a devastating fourth quarter fumble that led directly to what would prove to be the game-winning score. Coming nowhere close to securing the football near his own 27-yard line, AD let it get hammered out by Kam Chancellor. It was a bitter, brutal ending to an otherwise stellar year for the soon-to-be 31-year-old back. Peterson led the league in rushing (1,485), and averaged 4.54 yards per carry. The rushing crown was the third of his nine-year career. Peterson is an inveterate fumbler who offers nothing on passing downs, but he'll quite likely remain the centerpiece of the Vikings' offense for 2016. He'll be a high-end RB1 in fantasy. Jan 10 - 4:27 PM

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Vikings OC Norv Turner said the expected extreme weather in Minnesota will not affect his gameplan for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Seahawks.

Sunday's forecast is for a high of five degrees and a low of minus-four. Teams would traditionally lean on the ground game more in those conditions, but Minnesota already relies heavily on Adrian Peterson as it is. With Marshawn Lynch now out, Peterson is a good bet to lead the slate in carries this week. He is worth a GPP shot despite the tough matchup.
Jan 9 - 1:10 PM

Adrian Peterson (back) is listed as probable for the Wild Card Round.

Peterson returned to practice Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday's sessions, and he should be near or at full steam for Sunday's meeting with Seattle. A.D. managed 18 yards on eight carries when these teams met in Week 13.
Jan 8 - 3:27 PM

Adrian Peterson (back) returned to Vikings practice on Friday.

Peterson was held out of Wednesday and Thursday's sessions due to lower-back tightness. He was never in danger of missing Sunday's Wild Card game.
Jan 8 - 2:12 PM

Adrian Peterson (back) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Peterson missed most of the second half in Week 17 before returning late in the fourth quarter. Expect him to play Sunday against Seattle, but it could be a challenge for him to get loose in sub-zero temperatures. It'll be awfully hard to pay the price for Peterson in DFS at less than 100 percent against the league's No. 1 run defense. Jerick McKinnon has been involved lately.
Jan 7 - 12:30 PM

Adrian Peterson (back) didn't practice Wednesday.

The Vikings are resting Peterson early in the week. He played through his low-back issue in the NFC North title and will be fine for Sunday's matchup with Seattle.
Jan 6 - 5:30 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed 19 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 17 win over the Packers.

Peterson scored a goal-line touchdown on a nice second effort in the third quarter. He missed most of the second half with a back injury before returning for the final drive and nearly losing a fumble. Peterson's 1,485 rushing yards were the most in the NFL this season, outgaining Doug Martin by 83 yards. With the win, Peterson will get Seattle’s top-three run defense in the Wild Card Round.
Jan 4 - 12:11 AM

Adrian Peterson left Week 17 with a lower back injury.

Peterson was taken to the locker room, but returned in the fourth quarter.
Jan 3 - 10:41 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) did not practice Thursday.

He also did not practice Wednesday. Peterson went through the same routine last week before returning to a full session Friday and slicing through the Giants for 104 yards and a score Sunday night. He will be fine for the NFC North championship game.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 12:51:00 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's the first time he's been listed with the shoulder injury. The Vikings are likely getting Peterson a maintenance day. Peterson should return to practice Thursday.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed 22 times for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Sunday night Week 16 win over the Giants, adding one catch for 15 yards.

Peterson wasn't limited despite missing practice time with an ankle injury. He picked up chunk yards against an overmatched Giants front-seven before getting rested in the fourth quarter. Peterson’s touchdown was a two-yard goal-line carry, but he was vultured by Jerick McKinnon late in the game. The performance puts him ahead of Doug Martin for the rushing lead. Peterson is a strong DFS play for the NFC North title in Week 17.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 12:15:00 AM

Adrian Peterson (ankle) is active for Week 16 against the Giants.

Peterson only got in one practice this week, but his status wasn't in doubt after being listed as probable. The Vikings inactives are QB Taylor Heinicke, WR Charles Johnson, CB Josh Robinson, LB Brandon Watts, C Nick Easton, OT Jeremiah Sirles, and DE Zack Moore.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 07:04:00 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle) returned to a full practice on Friday and is listed as probable for Week 16.

He'll be in the starting lineup on Sunday Night Football against the Giants. Peterson missed Wednesday and Thursday's sessions, but his full participation in Friday's workout indicates A.D. -- his nickname is most appropriately "All Day" while Peterson's initials are A.P. -- will be all systems go for an above-average matchup against the G-Men.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 03:23:00 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle) was officially "DNP" in Thursday's practice.

Coach Mike Zimmer said his running back would practice, so it's a bit of an eye-brow archer. Most signs still suggest Peterson will suit up against the Giants, but his availability can't be taken for granted. His status will be updated on Friday.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 02:45:00 PM

ESPN's Ben Goessling reports Adrian Peterson (ankle) "didn't appear to be doing much" during Thursday's practice.

Coach Mike Zimmer said Peterson would practice Thursday, but that did not appear to be the case during the open portion. Peterson will likely still be listed as limited, but his status for what could be a meaningless game Sunday night is still up in the air. Peterson will be worth the risk in a great matchup if he is active.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Shaun Hill
3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Blake Renaud
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Charles Johnson
3Cordarrelle Patterson
4Terrell Sinkfield
WR21Mike Wallace
2Jarius Wright
3Adam Thielen
4Isaac Fruechte
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
LT1Matt Kalil
2Carter Bykowski
LG1Brandon Fusco
2Austin Shepherd
C1John Sullivan
2Joe Berger
RG1Zac Kerin
2Nick Easton
RT1Phil Loadholt
2T.J. Clemmings
3Jeremiah Sirles
K1Blair Walsh