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Adrian Peterson | Running Back

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Oklahoma
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Adrian Peterson rushed 13 times for 45 yards and a touchdown Week 11 against the Packers.
Peterson was held in check most of the game and made a costly fumble at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Peterson saved his fantasy day with a six-yard score in the third, but Teddy Bridgewater did all of the heavy lifting on that drive. Peterson had been on fire the month leading up to this game, and he made a couple nice plays when given space against the Packers. He will remain a high-end RB1 next week against the Falcons. Nov 22 - 8:36 PM

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Adrian Peterson (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 11.

He's all systems go despite a limited week of practice.
Nov 20 - 3:50 PM

Adrian Peterson (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

The Vikings are just managing his reps. Peterson destroyed the Raiders in Week 10, going off for 203 yards on 26 carries. He'll be a top-three play against the Packers this week.
Nov 19 - 4:32 PM

Adrian Peterson (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The limited practice suggests it's a minor injury. Peterson is coming off a big workload against the Raiders, posting a 23/203/1 line. His status will be updated Thursday.
Nov 18 - 5:12 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed 26 times for 203 yards and a touchdown and reeled in two of three targets for 13 yards in the Vikings' Week 10 win over the Raiders.

That’s the most rushing yards in a game by a player this season. Peterson wore the Raiders down for 154 yards in the second half. He put an exclamation point on his day with a magnificent 80-yard touchdown with less than two minutes remaining. He went right up the middle and found nothing but green in front of him. Peterson leads the NFL in rushing yards by a wide margin and is gaining ground in the MVP race. The 7-2 Vikings host Green Bay next week in a pivotal division showdown.
Nov 15 - 8:04 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed 29 times for 125 yards and one touchdown and caught 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Vikings' 21-18, Week 9 overtime win over the Rams.

Peterson put the Vikings on his back and ran right through an elite Rams run defense that was missing RE Robert Quinn, LE Chris Long, and SS T.J. McDonald. He managed several chunk gains, as evidenced by a long run of just 15 yards. Peterson's early seven-yard touchdown was an untouched, walk-in score. Especially after Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) left early in the fourth quarter, Peterson ran like a man possessed. After eight games, All Day is on pace to rush 338 times for 1,516 yards and eight touchdowns. He gets the Raiders in Week 10.
Nov 8 - 4:42 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed 20 times for 103 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for six yards in the Vikings' Week 8 win over the Bears.

It wasn't the mammoth performance Peterson owners were hoping for against a sub-par Bears defense, but Peterson was the constant on a day where Teddy Bridgewater struggled mightily. None of Peterson's runs went for longer than 12 yards, but he piled up chain-moving gains and first downs. He'll be a mid-range fantasy RB1 play when the Vikings face the Rams in Week 9.
Nov 1 - 4:11 PM

Adrian Peterson is active for Week 8 against the Bears.

It's as expected after Peterson was listed as probable on Friday. The Vikings' Week 8 inactives are QB Taylor Heinicke, LB Audie Cole, OL Nick Easton, DT Sharrif Floyd, OL Jeremiah Sirles, TE Rhett Ellison, and DE Justin Trattou.
Nov 1 - 11:34 AM

Adrian Peterson (hip, finger, ankle) returned to practice Friday, is listed as probable, and will start in Week 8 against the Bears.

Peterson missed Wednesday and Thursday, but was never in serious danger of sitting out Sunday against the Bears. Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Peterson was a "full-go" in Friday's session. He's a locked-in RB1 in a plus matchup.
Oct 30 - 12:30 PM

Adrian Peterson (hip, finger, ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

With Peterson banged up, there's no reason to waste his reps at practice this week. He'll be fine for Sunday's game at Chicago. As usual, he'll be a no-brainer RB1 for that matchup.
Oct 29 - 2:26 PM

Adrian Peterson (hip, finger, ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

The Vikings are managing his reps. Peterson is a high-end RB1 for Week 8.
Oct 28 - 5:17 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed for 98 yards on 19 carries and caught 3-of-3 targets for 12 yards in the Vikings' Week 7 win over the Lions.

The Vikings' offensive line gave Peterson very little room to run, so he took it upon himself to bust a 75-yard run in the second half, salvaging Peterson's fantasy day. Peterson's volume and big-play ability are factors fantasy owners can hang their hats on every single week. Peterson could be headed for a monster effort against the Bears' barely-there defense in Week 8.
Oct 25 - 4:43 PM

Adrian Peterson is active for Week 7 against the Lions.

Peterson was downgraded to questionable with an illness on Saturday, but he was always expected to play. Peterson ripped Detroit's defense for nearly 200 total yards when the teams squared off in Week 2.
Oct 25 - 11:39 AM reports Adrian Peterson (illness) will be "good to go" Sunday against the Lions despite showing up as questionable on Saturday's injury report.

Mike Florio's report cites a "source with knowledge of the situation." Multiple Vikings beat reporters have also gone on record predicting Peterson will play. The concern may cause Peterson to go very low owned on DFS sites this week; he was already below ten percent in most Thursday tournaments. Peterson shredded this same Lions defense for nearly 200 total yards in Week 2.
Oct 24 - 11:32 PM

ESPN's Ben Goessling reports there's "little doubt" Adrian Peterson (questionable, illness) will play Sunday.

Peterson was downgraded to questionable Saturday, but he's expected to play through his illness. His official status should be known early on Sunday. Peterson will be a high-end RB1 against the Lions if he plays.
Oct 24 - 7:09 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Shaun Hill
3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Matt Asiata
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
WR11Mike Wallace
2Charles Johnson
3Stefon Diggs
WR21Stefon Diggs
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Adam Thielen
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
LT1Matt Kalil
LG1Brandon Fusco
C1Joe Berger
2Zac Kerin
3Nick Easton
RG1Mike Harris
2Jeremiah Sirles
RT1T.J. Clemmings
2Austin Shepherd
K1Blair Walsh