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Adrian Peterson

New Orleans Saints
Running Back

Ht: 6.1 | Wt: 220

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Saints | Eight touches for Adrian Peterson

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:59:27 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson carries eight times for just 26 yards in Week 2 against New England.

Fantasy Tip: It's strange seeing Peterson in a reserve role, but he has managed a total of 14 touches with 44 rushing yards through two games. It's the 2017 fantasy season and so far Peterson has been a very small part of it after years of domination.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Saints | Adrian Peterson has no problem with coach

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:09:52 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson does not have any problems with head coach Sean Payton and the team has no plans of trading or releasing Peterson, according to sources. The team hopes to run the ball more in Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson could receive some more snaps this week but is still sharing snaps with Mark Ingram. He will be facing a solid New England Patriots defense and probably should only be considered a flex option in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jason La Canfora

Saints | Adrian Peterson wants more action

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:20:06 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson said he "didn't sign up for nine snaps," but he said he and head coach Sean Payton are on the same page.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson had six carries for 18 yards, but Mark Ingram had six carries for 17 yards and Alvin Kamara had seven rushes for 18 yards. The load was split up evenly, and the Saints trailed for most of the game, which will keep Peterson on the sidelines a lot. What's clear is the talk that he might be mixed into the passing game probably isn't going to happen. All three backs are matchup plays in the RB3 range.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Advocate - Joel A. Erickson

Saints | Adrian Peterson disappoints in Saints debut

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:57:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson played only nine snaps in the club's Week 1 game Monday, Sept. 11, against the Minnesota Vikings, en route to logging just six rushes for 18 yards.

Fantasy Tip: In Peterson's defense, the Saints were trailing pretty much the whole way, which kept him on the sidelines as New Orleans was mostly passing in order to catch up. He also managed to tie Alvin Kamara for the team lead in rushing yards, but it's still an alarming usage rate for the future Hall-of-Famer. With the Patriots up next, the Saints are more likely to find themselves trailing again for the majority of the contest, making it tough to deploy Peterson as a flex option.

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Saints | Tough sledding for Adrian Peterson

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 21:15:18 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson rushed six times for 15 yards in a 13-0 preseason win over the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: One lackluster showing in the preseason isn't cause for concern, but the state of the backfield in New Orleans is. Peterson figures to split carries with Mark Ingram to some degree and give way to Alvin Kamara on passing downs. Of course, fewer carries could translate to more production if Peterson stays healthy and fresh all season, but expecting him to be more than a RB3 is dangerous.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson to sit preseason opener

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 22:03:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson (rest) will not play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, August 10, against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Tip: It's pretty standard to see aging veterans not play in the first preseason game, so owners have nothing to worry about here. As has been the case all summer, Peterson should still be viewed as a top sleeper candidate, having the potential to legitimately meet an RB2 ceiling in the Saints' high-octane offense if he stays healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Dianna Marie Russini

Saints | Naysayers motivate Adrian Peterson

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:07:25 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson is motivated by those who doubt his age, ability, health, etc. "I'd be lying to say [the doubt] doesn't [motivate me]," Peterson said. "You want to do things people say you can't do."

Fantasy Tip: There is credence to the doubt surrounding Peterson. At 32 years old, Peterson has missed almost two full seasons in the last three years. He'll be splitting playing time with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara to boot. Nonetheless, he is Adrian Peterson, after all. View him as a flex option in a high-scoring, high-flying offense.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson eyes 500 receiving yards

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:06:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson has had more than 400 receiving yards only once in his career, but he is shooting for 500 in 2017. "I was attracted to playing with (Drew) Brees, a guy who is good at distributing the ball to different players. I know in this system, I'll get some opportunities to catch the ball in space. Drew Brees, he'll get the ball to me," Peterson said.

Fantasy Tip: Brees loves throwing to his running backs, but 500 receiving yards is a big ask in a backfield which also has Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara and maybe even Travaris Cadet vying for touches. Peterson will be fortunate to top 1,000 total yards this season, and owners should be thrilled if he can give them roughly 750 yards rushing and 350 receiving to go along with eight to 10 touchdowns. He's on the RB2 borderline and probably should be drafted as a RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Dan Pompei

Saints | Adrian Peterson to see 150 carries?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:14:29 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson is likely on tap for 150 carries, according to Saints color commentator Deuce McAllister. "If he gets (about 150 carries), he'll get probably 700 to 1,000 yards," McAllister said. Peterson is keeping his weight between 215 and 219 pounds with 6 percent body fat. Peterson, who has totaled more than 400 receiving yards once, said he'd like to tally 500 receiving yards.

Fantasy Tip: It's important not to get overhyped about the 32-year-old's aspirations. He is a freak of nature, but very few backs have been this productive at his age. They also have Pro Bowler Mark Ingram and third-rounder Alvin Kamara, who projects as a Darren Sproles type. Peterson is an RB3 in fantasy that could receive a boost in this dynamic offense if everything goes right.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson wants five more years

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 05:56:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson said he wants to play until age 37 or 38.

Fantasy Tip: The 32-year-old has drawn rave reviews at practice, and he could be a solid contributor in the tapered role he's expected to have. Mark Ingram will at least have a 50-50 split with him, and with durability a concern at AD's age, there is some risk taking him as an RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

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