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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 ten times for 16 yards and caught his lone target for three yards in Washington's Week 14 loss to the Giants.
Peterson never thrives in negative game script, so a bust of a fantasy day was unavoidable when Washington fell behind 40-0 by the third quarter. Peterson should stay on fantasy benches in Week 15 at Jacksonville. Dec 9 - 5:31 PM

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Adrian Peterson rushed nine times for 98 yards and one touchdown in the Redskins' 28-13, Week 13 loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Peterson scored a 90-yard touchdown on a handoff from Mark Sanchez on Sanchez's first snap of the game after replacing Colt McCoy following a broken fibula. Peterson did nothing on the rest of his touches. The nine carries tied an eight-game-low. Peterson will be faced with stacked boxes the rest of the way with Mark Sanchez at quarterback. Blowouts will be almost certain. Peterson will be a very risky RB2 the final month.
Dec 3 - 11:17 PM

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was removed from the Week 13 injury report.

Peterson was held out early in the week but his status wasn't in doubt. He's our No. 33 ranked running back for Monday night's matchup with the Eagles.
Dec 1 - 4:19 PM

Adrian Peterson (shoulder) returned to a limited practice Friday.

Peterson was held out Thursday for rest purposes. He should be fine for Monday night, though his workload is going to be scaled back with Chris Thompson returning.
Nov 30 - 7:04 PM

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

AD has battled a sore shoulder for weeks. This is almost certainly a maintenance day for the 33-year-old. Peterson should be fine for Monday night's game in Philadelphia, though he could lose work to receiving back Chris Thompson (ribs), who is due back from a four-game absence.
Nov 29 - 1:18 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed 12 times for 35 yards in the Redskins' Week 12 loss to the Cowboys, adding two catches for nine additional yards.

Peterson has now been held below 70 yards rushing in four-straight games and is averaging just 3.05 yards per carry in the process. A hollowed out offensive line and quarterback change will do that. Peterson has a tough Week 13 matchup in the Eagles. He is falling down the RB2 ranks.
Nov 23 - 12:08 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Colt McCoy
3Josh Johnson
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
2Zac Kerin
3Kyle Fuller
4Casey Dunn
5Chase Roullier
RG1Tony Bergstrom
2Brandon Scherff
RT1Morgan Moses
2Geron Christian
K1Dustin Hopkins