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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 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

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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

Adrian Peterson (questionable, ankle/knee/shoulder) is expected to play Week 6 against the Panthers.

Peterson is all kinds of banged up, but the 33-year-old plans to tough it out against Carolina. He should play a full complement of snaps including most passing downs with sidekick Chris Thompson (questionable, knee/rib) a long shot to play. Kapri Bibbs will handle change-of-pace duties with Thompson sidelined.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Though Peterson may get some attention across the DFS community due to the absence of Chris Thompson, the likelihood that Peterson receives more than his usual allotment of carries coming off of an assortment of semi-serious injuries seems low. Kapri Bibbs is the more interesting value play, as he's minimum priced across the industry. That said, both backs have to square off against a strong Carolina run defense in a game they're projected to be trailing in, so expectations for them should be kept in check.
Oct 14 - 8:01 AM

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

This was expected despite Peterson dislocating his shoulder in Monday night’s loss to the Saints. Peterson has a myriad of injuries, but he's expected to play this week. In a matchup that projects as a negative gameflow script, Peterson isn't more than a low-end RB2.
Oct 12 - 2:01 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle, knee, shoulder) practiced again on Thursday.

Peterson was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, which was actually a walk-through. The veteran is dealing with a myriad of minor injuries, though Peterson is adamant he'll be out there against the Panthers on Sunday. Game script has hurt Peterson in recent weeks as Washington continues to lean on pass-catcher Chris Thompson when playing from behind. That could be a problem again for him in Week 6.
Oct 11 - 1:29 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle, knee, shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Chris Thompson (ribs, knee) was also limited on Wednesday. Peterson has said he intends to play through his strained shoulder. This tentatively puts him on track to do so. His fantasy fortunes will depend on Thompson's health.
Oct 11 - 1:33 AM

Adrian Peterson is seeking a second opinion on his strained shoulder but expects to suit up for Week 6.

We wouldn't take Peterson's word for it. Players are notoriously optimistic about their injuries, and Peterson is a 33-year-old who could not finish Monday night's loss. He has a short week to get cleared to face the Panthers. If AD does play, he will be a borderline RB2.
Oct 9 - 3:25 PM

Adrian Peterson said he suffered a dislocated shoulder in Monday night's loss to the Saints.

Peterson will have an MRI on Tuesday, but he is not worried about the injury. "It's not going to keep me out," Peterson said. "I came back into the game. It was just a situation where it was sore." Peterson also suffered a knee injury in the first quarter, but he was able to play through that issue as well, although the injuries could explain why Kapri Bibbs was in at the goal line in the fourth quarter. At this point, it sounds like Peterson will be ready to face the Panthers on Sunday.
Source: ESPN
Oct 9 - 9:29 AM

Adrian Peterson rushed four times for six yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 36 yards in the Redskins' Week 5 loss to the Saints.

Peterson didn't touch the ball in the second half with the Redskins getting spanked up and down the field. It was all Chris Thompson and Kapri Bibbs after the break. Peterson was targeted on Alex Smith's first pass of the game and got his legs taken out on a true hospital ball from Smith that put Peterson right in the line of fire. He limped badly to the sideline with a left knee issue and was checked for a hyperextension before shaking it off and coming back in. Peterson will be an RB2/3 next week in a home date with the Panthers.
Oct 9 - 12:02 AM

Adrian Peterson (ankle) was removed from the Week 5 injury report.

Peterson was rested Wednesday, but practiced the last three days. He's healthy coming off Washington's bye and should see his normal workload. Peterson has a revenge narrative after getting traded from the Saints last year. He's our RB21 for Week 5.
Oct 6 - 5:21 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle) is again practicing on Friday.

Peterson looks ready to roll for his return to New Orleans on Monday night. He'll be a fine RB2 play in that matchup. The final injury report will be out Saturday.
Oct 5 - 12:39 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday.

Peterson sprained his ankle in Week 3 but had the bye week to heal. He's trending in the right direction for Monday night's game in New Orleans. Fueled by the #RevengeGame narrative, AD will be an RB2 in that matchup, assuming he gets the nod.
Oct 4 - 1:18 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

The Redskins are coming off their bye and don't have to release an official injury report until Thursday since they play Monday night in New Orleans. For now, consider Peterson day to day with his sprained ankle. We'll have a better idea later in the week. Chris Thompson figures to play a ton in a potential shootout at the Superdome, even if Peterson is active for that one.
Oct 3 - 1:17 PM

Adrian Peterson (ankle) did not practice Monday.

Peterson picked up an ankle injury before the bye, but he did not seem concerned about it. Playing on Monday night, Washington has no reason to rush their veteran back. Peterson should be ready to face the Saints.
Oct 1 - 11:28 AM

Adrian Peterson is dealing with a sprained right ankle but is expected to be ready to face the Saints when the Redskins come off bye in Week 5.

He was in a boot on Monday, but it does not sound like Peterson is dealing with a serious issue. He has had his fair share of ankle problems over the years. Peterson is fifth in the league in rushing with 236 yards.
Sep 24 - 3:03 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Colt McCoy
RB1Chris Thompson
2Adrian Peterson
3Samaje Perine
4Kapri Bibbs
5Rob Kelley
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Rob Kelley
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Samaje Perine
WR11Jamison Crowder
2Maurice Harris
3Michael Floyd
4Cam Sims
WR21Paul Richardson
2Josh Doctson
3Brian Quick
WR31Josh Doctson
2Maurice Harris
3Trey Quinn
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Jeremy Sprinkle
LT1Trent Williams
2Ty Nsekhe
LG1Shawn Lauvao
C1Chase Roullier
2Casey Dunn
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Tony Bergstrom
RT1Morgan Moses
2Geron Christian
K1Dustin Hopkins