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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:48:28 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (personal) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson missing practice the past couple days due to a personal issue has no impact on his fantasy football value.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:25:09 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, due to an unspecified personal matter.
Fantasy Tip: The situation shouldn't limit Peterson's preseason work, which is usually limited to begin with. His fantasy stock is unchanged.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:46:44 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the team's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 16. He played in one series in the team's third preseason game last year, but other than that, he hasn't had a carry in the preseason since 2011.
Fantasy Tip: There's nothing to see here. The Vikes won't put AD in harm's way during the preseason, although he may see a series of action next week, if at all. Peterson remains one of the few options worth considering as your No. 1 overall fantasy pick.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:02:19 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson appears to be improving his pass-catching skills. He dropped one pass in practice Monday, Aug. 11, but had some nice catches.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson is already one of the safest selections with one of the top three picks in fantasy drafts. Improving his pass-catching skills would go a long way in making him even more valuable, too, especially in point-per-reception formats.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:20:13 -0700
As expected, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (rest) dressed for the preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 8, but he did not play. Peterson hasn't had a carry in the preseason since the 2011 campaign.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson is unlikely to see many carries in the exhibition games, if he see any at all. Fantasy owners are pleased with seeing him with a baseball cap on the sidelines, as their cornerstone is not risking injury in meaningless games. He'll once again be one of the top fantasy running backs in the league.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:51:31 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the team's preseason opener, head coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Fantasy Tip: This is purely precautionary. Peterson probably won't play much at all throughout the preseason as he rests and prepares for the regular season.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:50:20 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he is looking forward to playing in the team's new offense because it is more versatile than the one the team had been using for the last several seasons. "Let's call it what it is: I thought in the past, we've been predictable," Peterson said. "I'm sure you guys wrote stories about us being predictable the past seven years. You won't be able to write that story this year. That's pretty much all I'm saying. You won't be able to do that, because this offense is so versatile."
Fantasy Tip: Peterson could get more involved in the passing game in 2014, which will only help his fantasy value. He should be gone within the first few picks in all fantasy leagues.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:10:57 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson does not need to play in the preseason to show something to the coaching staff, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Peterson could get a few carries during the preseason if Peterson asks to play.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson has shown he is one of the best running backs in the league and does not need to prove anything in preseason games. Peterson should be a top five pick in all fantasy leagues.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:26:51 -0700
Only Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will make more money than Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, among their positional peers, following Charles' two-year extension.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:20:56 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he was impressed by RB Jerick McKinnon. "He's pretty impressive and there's not too many guys who impress me like that, especially rookies coming in," Peterson said. "He's been able to do some real good things in the offense, picking it up well and just his running style."
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:19:22 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he has been working on his pass-catching skills, because he likely will be asked to catch more passes in offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system. The team sees Peterson as an every-down running back, so he may have to pick up some blitzes on passing downs.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be a top-five pick in all fantasy leagues this season and becoming more of a pass catcher will only add to his value.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:15:42 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has no plans to be done playing football by the time the team opens their new stadium in 2016. His current contract runs through the 2017 season, but he's the only running back in the league with a salary cap hit of more than $10 million this year, and the team could cut him without a cap penalty after next year.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 06:51:43 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles fully expect Jeremy Maclin (knee) to be ready to go for the start of the 2014 season, according to general manager Howie Roseman. "I think it depends on the player. We saw Adrian Peterson come back after six months, and did he win the MVP award after that? So I think it depends on the genetics. And all I know is what our doctors are telling us, and he's doing a great job in his rehab. We fully expect him to be ready to go once the season starts."
Mon, 05 May 2014 05:29:33 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings would like to draft a running back to help reduce the load on RB Adrian Peterson in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Thu, 01 May 2014 11:59:09 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) said he is at about 80 percent right now and is spending time working on strength and balance.
Fantasy Tip: Everything appears to be on schedule for Peterson to be ready to fully participate at the start of training camp. Peterson should be at the top of your draft lists as long as there are no setbacks.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:46:17 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said RB Adrian Peterson (groin) was able to participate in the team's workout Tuesday, April 29.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:16:52 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be used more in passing plays this season with the departure of RB Toby Gerhart.
Fantasy Tip: This could be a good thing and a bad thing. If he's asked to be on the field more in pass protection, it could add wear and tear to his 29-year-old body. It would be nice for PPR owners for him to catch more passes, but the risk probably isn't worth that reward.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:31:58 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) is close to full strength and plans on participating in offseason workouts when he does get back to full strength. There is no timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: Everything appears to be on track for Peterson to be ready for training camp as long as there are no setbacks. Peterson is still the top running back in fantasy football if healthy.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:16:22 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata is working to serve as the primary backup to RB Adrian Peterson now that RB Toby Gerhart (Jaguars) is gone. The team elected to keep the exclusive rights free agent, signing him to a one-year, $570,000 contract this month. General manager Rick Spielman said the team is looking for depth at running back, but the team hasn't displayed an urgency to address the spot the first two weeks of free agency.
Fantasy Tip: Depending on how the club proceeds during the offseason, Asiata might be a nice late-round fantasy flier, and certainly a handcuff for Peterson owners. Asiata's stock will be better determined after the draft and into the preseason.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:15:44 -0700
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team is looking for depth at running back, but if they do not add any bodies, practice squad holdovers RBs Joe Banyard and Bradley Randle might get a chance to push for a roster spot behind RBs Adrian Peterson and Matt Asiata.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:30:16 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is lobbying for the team to sign free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles).
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:21:42 -0800
It is expected that Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart will leave via free agency rather than be signed by the squad. Gerhart is looking for a bigger role than just RB Adrian Peterson's backup.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:27:09 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said RB Adrian Peterson (groin) is doing great in his recovery from a groin injury and should be ready for the team's minicamp in April.
Fantasy Tip: Assuming there are no setbacks during the offseason program, Peterson should be back at full speed by training camp and will continue to be the top running back in fantasy football.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:31:24 -0800
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he expects RB Adrian Peterson to catch 50-60 passes out of the backfield in 2014.
Fantasy Tip: If those numbers play out, that would almost double Peterson's catch total from a year ago, and would obviously increase his value in point-per-reception leagues. This is something to monitor as training camp gets underway in the fall to see exactly how he is being used.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:16:07 -0800
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner would like to get RB Adrian Peterson the ball in space more starting in 2014. Peterson caught 43 passes for 436 yards in 2009 with QB Brett Favre. "He's run the ball in closed-in quarters with a lot of defenders there and he makes a lot of long runs, making people miss or running over people," Turner said. "It's hard to do, but we would like to get him in space and getting the field spread a little bit better for him." Peterson has had more carries against eight-man fronts in the past two years than any running back in the league.
Fantasy Tip: Turner as the OC should do wonders for AD's point-per-reception value. He's clearly still a top-five back in any format. The solution at the quarterback position will also likely go a long way in determining just how productive Peterson and the Vikings' offense is in 2014.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:24:18 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson endorsed head coach Mike Zimmer as the team's new leader. "I'm just looking forward to heading in the right direction. I feel like the organization did a great job of bringing in Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner," Peterson said. "I feel like we're putting the pieces in the right place so I'm just excited to see who all we bring in (to coach) other positions and to see which direction as far as bringing in players to help us accomplish our goal of winning a championship."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:23:41 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) is recovering from groin surgery and already taking part in upper body workouts. "I would probably be back working (out already if not for the surgery, but) not too much. It's not going to interfere," Peterson said. "I'm still able to do some of the upper body exercises and things like that, but kind of laying off the lower body workouts."
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:05:07 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is happy with the hiring of offensive coordinator Norv Turner and called him "the perfect guy to lead us and get us on the right path." The Vikings were ranked 23rd in the league in passing offense last year, and they were ranked 31st in the league in 2012. "I'll tell you, our pass offense has really struggled in the past couple years," Peterson told USA Today Sports. "I think (Turner) is going to be the perfect guy to come in and get us on the right path."
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:08:27 -0800
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman once again suggested that the team won't trade RB Adrian Peterson under any circumstance. "Adrian is not going anywhere," Spielman said. "We have him under contract. He's the face of our franchise. He is a blue-chip player. And we have a new coaching staff in place, and (the Vikings are) very excited about what's coming ahead for us." Spielman expects Peterson to make a full recovery from his minor groin surgery this week.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:04:26 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday, Jan. 23, that RB Adrian Peterson (groin) underwent successful surgery to fix the adductor muscle in his groin. He's expected to make a full recovery in roughly six weeks.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 06:50:56 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) will have a four- to six-week recovery period from his groin surgery.
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't be an issue for AD heading into the 2014 season, but it reminds us that he is injury prone. Regardless, expect Peterson to be a top-five fantasy selection in 2014 drafts.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:27:50 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) will have surgery Thursday, Jan. 23.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:29:29 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) needs and has opted for surgery on his groin in the near future. He visited with a doctor in Philadelphia Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 23:34:19 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore has run into alignments with eight or more players in the box 92 times this season and gained 333 yards, the second-highest totals in the NFL behind Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:26:07 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) will see a specialist about his groin next week. Surgery is a possibility.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like a minor ordeal that shouldn't affect his training-camp status.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:26:31 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has been added to the 2014 Pro Bowl roster, replacing RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin), who will be unable to play due to injury. Lacy set franchise rookie records for rushing yards (1,178), rushing touchdowns (11) and rushing attempts (284) and tied the team's rookie record for 100-yard rushing games with four.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:50:04 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was named second-team All-Pro Friday, Jan. 3. WR Cordarrelle Patterson also was named All-Pro as a kick returner.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:31:47 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, QB Josh Freeman, DL Letroy Guion, OT Mike Remmers, WR Rodney Smith, RB Toby Gerhart, CB Xavier Rhodes inactive for Week 17.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:57:32 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) has been downgraded to out for Week 17.
Fantasy Tip: Toby Gerhart (hamstring) is also out, which means Matt Asiata will be the featured back. If you're still alive in Week 17, Asiata is worth a look as a flex option.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:40:56 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was named to the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:19:55 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) said his groin is still bothering him more than his sprained right foot. "If he could play, just like last week, he'd be out there," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "If we felt like he was ready to go, he'd be out there." Frazier said Peterson won't be able to talk his way into the lineup in Week 17 unless something dramatically changes.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:47:37 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) is listed as doubtful for the team's Week 17 game.
Fantasy Tip: Matt Asiata is expected to get the start in the team's Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions. Asiata is a flex play in deeper leagues.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:03:16 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 18:23:56 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) did not take part in the practice session Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Fantasy Tip: While Peterson say he would like to play, it's hard to imagine the team risking further damage to their franchise cornerstone in a meaningless game. If you depend on Peterson for fantasy purposes, go another way in the regular season finale.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:01:33 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) said he is not feeling as healthy as he would like but hopes to be able to play Week 17.
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:43:58 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Fantasy Tip: This is something to monitor as the practice week rolls on, but all indications are that he will be available in Week 17.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:39:12 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will monitor RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) during practice this week to determine if he will be able to play Week 17.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:52:49 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) was pulled from the game early in the second half of Week 16. "We got down early, and he pulled me out," Peterson said. "I didn't like it, but when you think about it, being down 28 points, is the risk really worth it? I just accepted it for what it was."
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:35:03 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) is active for the team's Week 16 game.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be starting in all fantasy leagues.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 06:18:57 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) is expected to play in the team's Week 16 game. Peterson has told people he is playing on his foot injury.
Fantasy Tip: Get Peterson into your lineups. He is a must start in all formats.