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Vikings | Vikes working to keep Adrian Peterson out

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:48:43 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's return is being threatened by Vikings general counsel Kevin Warren, who is working with the NFL to keep Peterson off the field, according to league sources.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's chances to return this season appear slim, but he's still valuable enough to be a game-changer if he's reinstated. Keep him stashed.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Vikings | Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing set

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:49:55 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing is scheduled to occur Dec. 2, and commissioner Roger Goodell will not be in charge of the hearing. Former NFL employee Harold Henderson will be the hearing officer.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will know more about Peterson's status after a decision is made on his appeal. Owners in deeper leagues should continue to hold onto Peterson if they have the roster space.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson contemplates move

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:53:28 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he'll gladly return this season if he wins the appeal of his indefinite suspension. If he loses his appeal and has to sit out the rest of this season, he's not certain he'll return with the Vikings. He has given a lot of thought to the idea of getting a fresh start somewhere else.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be owned until his appeal is heard, which is expected to occur soon.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson appeals suspension

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:35:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has officially appealed his suspension, according to a source. The NFL Players Association is looking for a neutral arbitrator to hear the case, but commissioner Roger Goodell will make the decision on who hears the case.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's status for the 2014 season is still up in the air, because there is a small chance that he returns to the field this season. Owners in deeper leagues can keep Peterson on their bench if they have the roster spot but can also cut him if they need a player at another position.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's future uncertain

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:07:54 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's future with the team will be decided by general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer, according to a source.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson can stay on list

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:24:32 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson can be kept on the commissioner's exempt list until the appeal on Peterson's suspension is heard, according to an arbitrator.

Fantasy Tip: Again, it's best to keep Peterson rostered until the appeal process is over.

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Vikings | More on Adrian Peterson suspension

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:06:11 -0800

Updating earlier reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson would be eligible for reinstatement no earlier than April 15, if his suspension is upheld. Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to Peterson that he "has shown no meaningful remorse" and laid out a counseling and treatment program that will determine how long the ban lasts.

Fantasy Tip: Stash him for a few days while he appeals the suspension.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson suspended rest of season

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:00:21 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was suspended without pay for at least the rest of the 2014 season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy Tuesday, Nov. 18. Peterson is appealing the suspension.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is still worth stashing for a few days while he appeals the suspension.

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Vikings | MIN wants Adrian Peterson back

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:45:23 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will be embraced by the team once he's cleared to return to the field. There is no internal battle about whether or not to play him, which was reported several days ago.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be stashed in all formats.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has grievance hearing

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:43:23 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had his grievance heard Monday, Nov. 17, by an independent arbitrator, and it only lasted around 30 minutes, according to sources. Peterson is looking for immediate reinstatement since his court case was resolved. The arbitrator told both sides that a decision will come quickly, and a decision could be made as soon as Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Fantasy Tip: There is still not clear resolution to Peterson's status, so owners should just continue to keep him in the bench in case he is able to play this season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson may receive discipline

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:28:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could receive discipline from the NFL because of his off-field issues, and a decision could come as early as Monday, Nov. 17. The NFL has not made a final decision on the situation.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known when Peterson will return to the field, but there is still a chance he plays in 2014. Owners should continue to keep him on the bench in case he does return in a few weeks.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson declines hearing

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:56:56 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson did not show up for a scheduled hearing Friday, Nov. 15, despite agreeing to the meeting earlier in the week, according to a source. Peterson did not provide the NFL with an alternative date. Friday's hearing would have been for a disciplinary decision about Peterson's past and future regarding family violence. Peterson is also scheduled for a conference call hearing Monday, Nov. 17, dealing with Peterson's status on the commissioner's exempt list.

Fantasy Tip: This is just another twist in Peterson's elaborate season. It was originally believed that Peterson could return as soon as Thanksgiving, but this setback could further delay his comeback.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson ruling expected soon

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:24:47 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's hearing on his expedited grievance will happen by Monday, Nov. 17. The grievance must be resolved within five days after the hearing, which means a decision must come by Saturday, Nov. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is expected back in the next few weeks and should be on fantasy rosters universally.

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NFL | Grievance filed for Adrian Peterson

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:59:49 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had a grievance filed on his behalf against the NFL by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Monday, Nov. 10. The NFLPA asks that Peterson be removed from the Commissioner's Exempt list "based on explicit language in a signed agreement…"

Fantasy Tip: It still remains to be seen if Peterson will play again this season, though he is still worth a bench spot if you can afford to keep him there.

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Vikings | NFLPA wants Adrian Peterson to return

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:46:03 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's reinstatement has been requested by the NFL Players Association in a letter sent to the NFL Friday, Nov. 7, according to sources. Peterson was placed on the commissioner exempt list with the understanding that he would come off the list after his legal matter was resolved. The NFLPA could file a non-injury grievance if Peterson is not reinstated immediately.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's future is cloudy since it is not known when he will be able to return to the Vikings. There appears to be a good chance that Peterson will play again before the end of the season. Owners that have picked up Peterson should hold onto him until they receive a better idea on his status.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson likely back next month

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 08:23:24 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to return in December as a combination of time served and loss of pay will be considered in any league-induced suspension

Fantasy Tip: Peterson would be ready to roll for the fantasy playoffs. The bad news is the Vikes face the New York Jets, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins in Weeks 14-16, which pose formidable run defenses.

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Vikings | MIN torn on Adrian Peterson's status

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 06:59:04 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are torn on RB Adrian Peterson's eligibility to play if he's reinstated by the league, according to sources. Some executives are in disagreement over whether he should be allowed to play, and the NFL could be reviewing the case further to buy the team time to come to an agreement.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson isn't guaranteed to play if he's reinstated by the league, but he needs to be owned in all formats.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson could still be suspended

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:20:18 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could still face a league-imposed suspension. His being on paid-leave is not considered discipline, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Those who picked up Peterson in light of his recent trial results might be forced to drop him just as quickly in redraft leagues if he is indeed suspended. Peterson should remain out of lineups for the foreseeable future.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's case to be reviewed

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:36:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been informed by the NFL that his case will be reviewed under the personal conduct policy. Peterson has the right to a hearing before any possible punishment is imposed. Peterson will remain on the commissioner's exempt list until the review is over.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson likely will not be on a field for a few more weeks because of the review. Owners that have added him to their fantasy team should keep him on their bench until his status becomes clearer.

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Vikings | Discussing Adrian Peterson's status

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:27:17 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are holding internal discussions on whether RB Adrian Peterson should be allowed to play in the 2014 season.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Peterson is reinstated by the NFL, there are still some hurdles to clear before he returns to the field. It may take time before this is ultimately resolved.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't have quick return

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:41:31 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's representation asked the NFL for immediate reinstatement after he reached a plea agreement in his child abuse case, but the NFL rejected the idea, according to sources. The two sides also have not talked about a possible settlement regarding his playing status.

Fantasy Tip: It appears like it will be at least a few more weeks before Peterson is back on the field, and there is a chance he still misses the entire season. Owners will have to continue to monitor the situation and should see if Peterson is available in their league in case he is reinstated this season.

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Vikings | Next steps in Adrian Peterson case

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:22:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still has many steps ahead of him before NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstates him after he reached a plea deal in his child abuse case, according to a league source. First, the NFL will examine the court documents and police reports of the case. The NFL will convene experts on domestic violence and domestic abuse. Next, the NFL will hold a hearing with Peterson and the NFLPA. It is possible there will be a direct meeting with Goodell and Peterson, unless Goodell appoints another hearing officer. Next, the NFL will consult with the Vikings and the union. Finally, the NFL will apply the personal conduct policy. There is no hurry, but there is also no delay in starting this process, according to a league source.

Fantasy Tip: There is still some work to be done before Peterson is potentially back on the field, but there is at least a decent chance he could be back by Week 12.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson decision not imminent

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:19:59 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is unlikely to receive a reinstatement decision until at least next week.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be rostered in most leagues, but it's not guaranteed the team would activate him if he's reinstated.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson avoids jail time

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:07:45 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has avoided jail time and will be ordered to pay a $4,000 fine, the costs of court and serve 80 hours of community service. Peterson pleaded no contest Tuesday, Nov. 4, in his felony child abuse case. Peterson had a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault as part of his plea deal with prosecutors.

Fantasy Tip: There is still no guarantee Peterson will return to the team, and if he does there is no timetable for when he would play again as he could still be suspended additional games. Nevertheless, it wouldn't hurt to try picking him up off waivers if available.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Eric Prisbell and Brent Schrotenboer

Vikings | No timetable for Adrian Peterson review

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:19:25 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will have his case reviewed by the NFL after pleading no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault. There is no timetable as to when that review will happen.

Fantasy Tip: This is something that will need to be watched closely by fantasy owners, but this review may not happen quickly. It may be tough to count on Peterson to do much even if he is reinstated.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson pleading no contest

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:29:19 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will plead no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The plea won't include reference to family violence or violence against a minor. If the agreement is accepted by the judge, Peterson will pay a $2,000 fine, be put on probation and perform 80 hours of community service. It's unknown if the NFL will suspend Peterson in addition to the eight games he's served.

Fantasy Tip: The Vikings have a bye in Week 10, but it's conceivable that Peterson could be reinstate for their Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears. However, with fantasy playoffs rapidly approaching, Peterson may not be of much use if he does come back.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson may miss additional time

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 12:42:48 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is not expected to be reinstated immediately by the NFL if he reaches a plea agreement in his child abuse case.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson could miss additional games even if he resolves his off-field issues. Owners will need to monitor this situation to see if he is able to play at all in 2014. It is not known what kind of role he would have in the Vikings' offense if he is able to play this season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson working on plea deal

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 09:16:18 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is in discussions about a possible plea deal in his child abuse case, according to a source. A plea deal could be reached as early as Tuesday, Nov. 4. It is not known if his status with the NFL would change if he reaches a plea deal.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has not been on the field since his off-field issues started, and it is not known when he will be back in uniform. Peterson may be available in some leagues, but owners should not pick him up since his status is still uncertain for the rest of the season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson enters not guilty plea

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:45:57 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson entered a not guilty plea to the charge of injury to a child, according to documents filed to the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas. His trial date is scheduled for Dec. 1, and a pretrial date is scheduled for Nov. 4, per court documents. Peterson will remain on the Exempt/Commissioner's permission list while he awaits trial.

Fantasy Tip: With Peterson's trial not scheduled to start for over a month, the likelihood that he plays again this year is extremely slim. If he's clogging up space on your roster, you can probably get away with dumping him at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Vikings | Adrian Peterson judge won't recuse himself

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:48:23 -0700

The Texas judge in Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's child abuse case has rejected the prosecutors' request to step aside because of what they termed bias and various recent legal disagreements. The decision Monday, Oct. 13, by Judge Kelly Case, who sits on the Montgomery County 9th District Court, comes after Case was said to have referred to the lead attorney of each side as "media whores." On Monday, Peterson entered a formal plea of not guilty on the abuse charge he is facing. The plea was entered Oct. 8, the day of his court appearance, but not made public until Monday afternoon.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson may be arrested

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:34:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be arrested again for admitting to smoking some marijuana while on bond, according to sources. Montgomery County prosecutors have filed documents to have Peterson arrested again.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson likely will not play again this season after this latest incident, so owners in one-year leagues can drop him if they still have him on their roster.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has trial date

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:04:37 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's trial for reckless or negligent injury to a child is tentatively scheduled to start Dec. 1, according to his attorney.

Fantasy Tip: A trial this late in the fantasy football season effectively confirms that he isn't worth stashing at this point. Feel free to drop Peterson in all non-keeper formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Vikings | Adrian Peterson to plead not guilty

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:32:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to plead not guilty to child abuse charges for allegedly disciplining his son when he appears in court Wednesday, Oct. 8. A trial date could be set, but it is not certain if that will happen.

Fantasy Tip: It is probably smart to hold on to Peterson in standard leagues in case he can expedite his return to the field.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson will attend hearing

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:09:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will be present at his hearing Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Texas. Peterson is accused of child abuse.

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Vikings | AP facing severe discipline

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:37:39 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still has not come to grips with the prospect his 2014 season has all but officially ended and that his future in the NFL is uncertain, multiple sources said Sunday, Sept. 21. Even if Peterson reaches a plea deal on a child abuse charge with Texas prosecutors, the NFL will severely discipline the running back, according to sources. The team does not foresee Peterson in their future, according to team sources.

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Vikings | AP wants to resolve case swiftly

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:42:36 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants his representation to accelerate his trial date for child-abuse charges, with the goal of getting it set for 2014, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The broader goal will be to resolve the charges in time for Peterson to return to action for the Vikings this year. He would need to resolve the charges in a way that doesn't expose him to a potential suspension without pay under the personal-conduct policy.

Fantasy Tip: Until Peterson returns, it appears to be the Matt Asiata show. He hasn't lit it up in place of Peterson, but he has been an adequate low-end RB2 or flex play. Jerick McKinnon is waiting in the wings, but he was limited to four touches and suffered an injury. As far as AP, all fantasy owners can do is wait and hope their first-round pick can return sooner rather than later.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants earlier trial

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:29:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's lawyers are looking for an expedited trial for Peterson and do not want the trial to begin next year.

Fantasy Tip: An earlier trial would make the Vikings decide if Peterson will play again this season. Peterson should be kept on the bench until more details on his trial come out.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson trial could be a while

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:47:35 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's case for child abuse could take six to 18 months to go to trial, according to a source. Peterson is on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list and is out indefinitely.

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Vikings | Vikings want Adrian Peterson back

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:21:03 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings intend to bring RB Adrian Peterson back after his legal issues are resolved.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be avoided in FantasyScore for the foreseeable future. Matt Asiata is an excellent value this week with a price of $3,700 (7.40% of cap) in FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Want Adrian Peterson back

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:08:15 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to return to the team after his child abuse case is resolved, according to sources.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson will be paid

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:01:50 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will receive his full $11.75 million salary this season.

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Vikings | More on Adrian Peterson

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:18:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's next court date is Oct. 8, but it could be several months before the case would go to trial. His placement on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list bars him from all team activities. The team plans to keep him on the list until his child abuse case is resolved.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson out indefinitely

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:05:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list and will be out indefinitely.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be held on to for the time being, but there's a possibility his season could be over. Matt Asiata is a good RB3 in the interim and an excellent bargain buy this week at New Orleans. He's priced at $3,700 (7.4% of your cap) on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Governor: Vikes should suspend Adrian Peterson

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:12:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson doesn't have the support of Minnesota governor Mark Dayton. Dayton thinks the Vikings should suspend Peterson after the team announced he's expected to play in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints. Peterson was indicted Friday, Sept. 12, on charges of negligent or reckless injury to a child, and he sat out in Week 2.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson cleared in new case

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:36:00 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been cleared of wrongdoing in the second child abuse investigation, according to sources. The investigation found that Peterson did not strike the 4-year-old boy, but he accidentally bumped his head on a carseat while being punished.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is priced at $8,600 (17.2% of your cap) on FantasyScore as a solid RB1 in Week 3.

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Vikings | New abuse allegation for Peterson

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:50:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is accused of injuring another son while disciplining the 4-year-old, according to new allegations Monday, Sept. 15. The 4-year-old is by a different mother than the alleged victim in the Montgomery County case, in which Peterson is charged with felony injury to a child. The latest incident allegedly occurred last June, while the boy, who lives out of state, was visiting Peterson at his gated home in Texas.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson was deactivated in Week 2, and it's uncertain if the latest incident will bring more punishment for the running back. Steer clear of Peterson in FantasyScore leagues until this situation becomes clearer.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson court date set

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:02:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's court date has been set for Oct. 8, according to a source. The arraignment will take place at the Ninth District Court in Montgomery County, Texas.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is already playing in Week 3, but could miss more time if he is indicted for injuring his son.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson reinstated

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:14:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was reinstated after being deactivated in Week 2 against the New England Patriots following his arrest on a charge of causing injury to his son by disciplining him with a tree branch.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson owners will be happy to have him back in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints in the dome, a game that could feature plenty of offense. Return Peterson to your starting lineups immediately. It's unlikely he'll miss any more games this year, as his trial for the case isn't expected until next year.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to play

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:52:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to play in Week 3 following his deactivation in Week 2, the team announced Monday, Sept. 15. He will participate in practice fully this week.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is expected to be a solid RB1 option on FantasyScore against the New Orleans Saints.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't be cut

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:29:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson won't be released by the team in the wake of his child abuse charges. The team could look to trade him, however.

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