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Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back

Ht: 6.1 | Wt: 217

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Vikings | NFL reviewing Adrian Peterson case

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:28:38 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's case will be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to league spokesman Brian McCarthy.

Fantasy Tip: RB Matt Asiata is a bargain buy as a flex option at $3,700 (7.4% of your cap) on FantasyScore in Week 2.

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Vikings | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:39:46 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, LB Brandon Watts, QB Christian Ponder, OG David Yankey, LB Michael Mauti, WR Rodney Smith, DL Scott Crichton inactive for Week 2.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's status TBA Monday

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:40:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will have his roster status announced Monday, Sept. 15, by the team. The team could allow him to practice and attend meetings but deactivate him on gamedays or suspend him with pay.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned Monday to see whether he's worth considering for your Week 3 lineups.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson trial likely in 2015

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:54:43 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's trial for reckless or negligent injury of a child will likely occur in 2015. Peterson was released from jail on $15,000 bond Saturday, Sept. 13, after being arrested for a felony charge involving his son.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Master Tesfatsion

Vikings | Adrian Peterson deactivated in Week 2

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:38:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been deactivated for the Week 2 game against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: You can safely remove Peterson from all of your FantasyScore and standard-league lineups. Both Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon aren't attractive options, even at the minimum salary for running backs ($3,700). Cordarrelle Patterson, who might be used even more now, is looking more attractive now at a price of $6,000 (12.0% of cap).

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Vikings | More details on Adrian Peterson case

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:36:32 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson admitted in a police report that he did "whoop" one of his children last May when he visited him in Houston. When the 4-year-old boy returned home, his mother took him to a doctor, and the boy told police Peterson had hit him with a branch from a tree. The doctor said the boy had a number of lacerations on his thighs and bruise-like marks on his lower back and buttocks and cuts on his hand. Peterson regarded it as a normal spanking when he was questioned by investigators. A grand jury earlier this summer decided not to charge Peterson, but a second grand jury is now indicting him.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned on more information on this story and how it might pertain to Peterson being suspended or missing any time. Until we know more, plan to stick with him in your starting lineups, but be prepared for a quick change before Sunday morning.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to child

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:43:58 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury of a child, according to a person with knowledge of the case. Peterson reportedly used a switch to spank his son. He'll have to return to Texas to post bond, but there is no timetable for that to happen. Peterson returned to practice Friday, Sept. 12, after being absent Thursday, Sept. 11. The team is gathering information regarding the legal situation.

Fantasy Tip: It's unknown how this'll affect Peterson's availability on the field, but to be safe, you might want to make backup plans just in case. Matt Asiata is likely to be next in line, but there might be better options on the waiver wire in your league. Cordarrelle Patterson could be used even more in the running game if Peterson is forced to miss any time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

Vikings | Adrian Peterson probable

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:26:35 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has been one of the top fantasy running back for the past several years and has the ability to post awesome numbers each week. As expected, Peterson is one of the most expensive running backs on FantasyScore (16.4% of the cap) but may not be able to bring much of a profit even against a weak New England Patriots run defense.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson trying to find comfort level

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:28:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson looked to be trying to find his comfort level in the team's new running scheme in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams, a scheme that uses more pulling guards and uses more runs that are designed to hit a certain point of attack, rather than allowing Peterson to find cutback lanes. Eleven of Peterson's 21 carries went to the right side of the offensive line, and he gained 42 yards on those runs.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is a special talent, so the new running scheme shouldn't hurt him too much in the long run, but it's worth noting. As Goessling notes, the New England Patriots were awful in run defense last year and didn't look any better in Week 1. Peterson could go hog wild this weekend.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits out Thursday

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:23:56 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 11. Peterson wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson disappointed his owners in Week 1 with 75 rushing yards on 21 attempts. He should be started in all standard leagues, and he could bounce back in a big way against the New England Patriots in Week 2. Peterson will cost you a pretty penny, though ($8,200; 16.4% of cap at FantasyScore).

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