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Adrian Peterson | Running Back | #26

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (7) / MIN
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Adrian Peterson rushed 16 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns in Washington's Week 11 loss to Houston.
The scores saved his fantasy day because Peterson's rushing impact was otherwise minimal and he didn't draw a single passing-game target. The downgrade from Alex Smith to Colt McCoy isn't as major as it'll be made out to be, and Washington's run-first approach won't be changing. Peterson will remain a volume-based, touchdown-reliant RB2 on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys. Nov 18 - 5:29 PM

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Adrian Peterson (shoulder, ankle) said he is "feeling all the way healthy."

Peterson has been dealing with shoulder and ankle injuries for the past several weeks, but he is finally getting back to normal. "My shoulder, I’m back to bench pressing. I hadn’t did that in three weeks," Peterson said. "So, I’m back to kind of doing the normal things that I was able to do. My ankle is feeling good." Peterson was limited during Wednesday's practice but was upgraded to full participation on Thursday. His health is not a concern at this point.
Nov 15 - 9:58 AM

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

This is his usual practice routine. Peterson's production has tailed off the last couple of weeks, but he's still on pace for what would be his eighth 1,000-yard rushing season. The 33-year-old can be safely employed as an RB2 when the Redskins host Houston Sunday at FedEx Field.
Nov 14 - 4:43 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed 19 times for 68 yards in the Redskins' Week 10 win over the Bucs.

He caught both of his targets for a gain of one yard. It was nothing special in the box score, but getting the ball in Peterson's hands is the Redskins' preferred offense to salt away the clock and keep the ball away from the opponent. It's a boring brand of ball, but it works for them right now. Washington is averaging fewer than 20 points per game. Peterson gets the Texans in Week 11.
Nov 11 - 4:31 PM

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Peterson has a golden matchup against the Bucs but will be missing three, and possibly even four, offensive linemen. Even in the solid spot, Peterson will be a riskier RB2 than usual because of his blocking question marks.
Nov 8 - 4:35 PM

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Peterson is going to play against the Bucs; he's been battling the shoulder thing for weeks now. The key for Peterson each week is the Redskins need to be close or in the lead for him to get regular work. That should happen vs. Tampa.
Nov 7 - 4:42 PM

Adrian Peterson managed 17 yards on nine carries and caught 3-of-3 targets for 16 yards in Washington's Week 9 loss to Atlanta.

Negative game script combined with more offensive line injuries doomed Peterson, who also got vultured on a three-yard rushing TD by Kapri Bibbs in the second half. And Peterson's best run of the game was negated by a penalty. The Skins are in danger of heading to Tampa Bay in Week 10 without LT Trent Williams (thumb surgery), LG Shawn Lauvao (knee), and RG Brandon Scherff (shoulder).
Nov 4 - 4:28 PM

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Peterson dislocated his shoulder back in Week 5 but hasn't missed any time. The Redskins have been giving him Wednesdays off. He'll return to full practice Thursday.
Oct 31 - 7:18 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed 26 times for 149 yards and a touchdown and caught a seven-yard score in Washington's Week 8 win over the Giants.

Peterson got the scoring started with a 7-yard receiving TD, then landed a game-clinching haymaker on his 64-yard breakaway touchdown. Peterson has now tied Barry Sanders for the most 50-plus-yard rushing TDs in league history (15). Even at age 33, Peterson has settled in as the centerpiece of Washington's offense. He will be a legitimate RB1 play in Week 9 against the Falcons.
Oct 28 - 4:41 PM

Adrian Peterson handled a team-high 24 carries for 99 yards in Washington's Week 7 victory over the Cowboys.

Peterson again led Washington's backfield in carries by a healthy margin without Chris Thompson available for the second consecutive week. All Day out-carried third-down back Kapri Bibbs 24-2 on Sunday, now having out-carried the latter 41-4 in the Redskins' last two games. He's bulldozed his way to 196 yards (4.78 YPC) in that span, too. If Thompson remains out in Week 8 against the Giants, Peterson will again be a clear-cut usage-based RB2.
Oct 21 - 8:36 PM

Adrian Peterson (questionable, ankle/shoulder) is expected to play against the Cowboys in Week 7.

Peterson claims to be feeling much better than he did a week ago. That's good news because the Redskins will certainly need him with Chris Thompson (knee, ribs) on the shelf. Coming off a 97-yard performance in Week 6, AD should be treated as a volume-based RB2 in all fantasy leagues.
Oct 21 - 8:04 AM

Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is questionable for Week 7 against the Cowboys.

The Redskins managed Peterson's reps this week but he's expected to play. Peterson is an RB2 for Sunday's matchup with Dallas.
Oct 19 - 1:49 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

Peterson was absent on Wednesday, though it seems like he was just getting a maintenance day. Peterson said he feels much better than he did a week ago, calling the difference "night and day." AD will be on the RB2 map Sunday when the Redskins host Dallas.
Oct 18 - 4:44 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed 17 times for 97 yards in the Redskins' Week 6 win over the Panthers.

Peterson failed to corral his lone target in the passing game. Although he was playing through knee, ankle and shoulder issues, Peterson looked no worse for the wear, routinely pushing the pile in a knock down, drag out game. Peterson's YPC is now up to 4.40. Provided he avoided setbacks with his various ailments, Peterson will be a low-end RB2 for next week's game with the Cowboys.
Oct 14 - 4:14 PM

Adrian Peterson (knee, ankle, shoulder) is active for Week 6 against the Panthers.

Chris Thompson is out, meaning Peterson will have to carry the load in the Redskins' backfield. Peterson seems to be at far less than 100 percent, but his likely workload makes him a locked-in RB2. Kapri Bibbs is the pace changer.
Oct 14 - 11:35 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Colt McCoy
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Chris Thompson
3Kapri Bibbs
4Samaje Perine
5Rob Kelley
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Rob Kelley
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Samaje Perine
WR11Jamison Crowder
2Maurice Harris
3Michael Floyd
4Cam Sims
WR21Josh Doctson
2Brian Quick
3Paul Richardson
WR31Maurice Harris
2Trey Quinn
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Jeremy Sprinkle
LT1Trent Williams
2Ty Nsekhe
LG1Chase Roullier
2Shawn Lauvao
C1Tony Bergstrom
2Casey Dunn
3Chase Roullier
RG1Tony Bergstrom
2Brandon Scherff
RT1Morgan Moses
2Geron Christian
K1Dustin Hopkins