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Vikings | Jerome Felton would return

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:12:11 -0800

Free-agent FB Jerome Felton (Vikings) has not ruled out a reunion with the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 if RB Adrian Peterson returns to the club.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson to land in Arizona?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:35:57 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be a trade option for the Arizona Cardinals with QB Carson Palmer and WR Larry Fitzgerald nearing the end of their careers in the desert. The Cardinals are built to win now, and The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers said he wouldn't be surprised if general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians elect to pursue Peterson.

Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals have to be worried that Andre Ellington, who had just 3.3 yards per carry last year before being injured, won't be able to fill a full-time running back role. Peterson landing in Arizona would surely be intriguing. Regardless of where he's playing in 2015, Peterson will probably in consideration for fantasy football's No. 1 overall pick.

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Colts | Indy a trade option for Adrian Peterson?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:33:46 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be a trade target for the Indianapolis Colts. QB Andrew Luck hasn't had a successful running game behind him so far in Indianapolis. However, Colts running backs not named RB Trent Richardson averaged close to 5.0 yards per carry in the last two seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson will be a highly sought after fantasy football commodity when he returns to action in 2015, and we expect he'll be a top-five pick, if not considered for the overall selection. Going to Indy would be a fine place for him behind one of the game's best young quarterbacks.

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Cowboys | Dallas an option for Adrian Peterson?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:29:31 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be an option to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys. Peterson is from Palestine, Texas, which is between Dallas and Houston, and he's acknowledged a desire to finish his career with the Cowboys. "If a blockbuster deal opens and a team wants to give them something they can't turn down," Nelson Peterson, Adrian's father, added, "they're going to have to take a look at it."

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be a top-five fantasy selection in 2015 when he returns to a full season of play. Landing in Dallas may be the best possible outcome, as he'd be playing behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. It'd be hard not to take him at No. 1 overall if that scenario plays out.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson on exempt list

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:43:58 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension was overturned by U.S. District Judge David S. Doty Thursday, Feb. 26. However, the NFL also announced that they will appeal the ruling, and Peterson will return to the Commissioner's Exempt List. "Judge Doty's order did not contain any determinations concerning the fairness of the appeals process under the CBA, including the commissioner's longstanding authority to appoint a designee to act as hearing officer," the league said in a statement.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's future with the Vikings is very murky, at best, but there's a chance he could be reinstated before April 15. Peterson will be playing somewhere in 2015, it's just a question of whether he'll remain in Minnesota. If his reinstatement back into the league happens sooner rather than later, it'll only help cement his fantasy draft value as a candidate for the top overall pick in 2015.

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NFL | League to appeal Adrian Peterson ruling

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:31:35 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension being vacated by a judge is expected to be appealed by the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: There is still a good chance that Peterson will be ready to play in 2015, but owners will need to monitor the situation to see if there are any changes to his status. He should be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back and a first-round option next season if he plays.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's suspension lifted

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:19:30 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension has been overturned after a judge granted a motion from the NFL Players Association to vacate the suspension.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson will be able to play next season, but it is not known which team he will play for in 2015. Peterson probably should be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back no matter where he plays and likely will be an option in the first round of drafts.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's father denies report

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:07:25 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's father denied a report that Peterson no longer wants to play for Minnesota. Peterson's father said Peterson is still open to a return to the Vikings. Peterson himself said earlier this month that he feels uneasy about returning to Minnesota because he felt there were some people in the organization who wanted him off the field last season. It was also previously reported that Peterson's agent and members of the Vikings' front office had a heated exchange during the NFL Scouting Combine this week.

Fantasy Tip: Things seem to be going downhill between Peterson and the Vikings despite what his father says. Obviously we don't know where Peterson will be playing next season, but, when healthy, he's an RB1 option no matter what uniform he's wearing.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's situation worsens

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:47:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's situation with the team worsened during the NFL scouting combine as his agent and members of Minnesota's front office had a heated verbal altercation, according to sources. Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, reportedly said that Peterson would never play for the Vikings again.

Fantasy Tip: The validity of Dogra's statement remains to be seen, but the prospects of Peterson returning to the Vikings aren't sounding positive at this juncture. There have been rumors that Peterson could head to Dallas if DeMarco Murray is not franchise tagged or re-signed. Keep tabs on this situation as free agency and the NFL Draft inch closer.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has not asked for trade

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:50:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has not asked for a trade to the Dallas Cowboys and has not had any conversations with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear where Peterson will be in 2015, but he is still considered a Top 20 fantasy option at his position and could be a steal on draft day if he lands in a favorable situation and remotely comes close to his old form.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants out

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:43:48 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson hasn't softened his stance, despite general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer reaching out to him. Peterson wants a fresh start somewhere else. Peterson said lack of trust is a major issue in his uneasiness to return. The team has no intentions of cutting him, so a trade would be the only option.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to see this ending any other way after the team worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last season. Jerick McKinnon figures to land a featured role and would be a great RB3. Peterson should make a mid-to-low RB1 wherever he lands.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected back by Vikes

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:23:37 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson continues to have the support of the team, and general manager Rick Spielman said, "We expect Adrian Peterson to be part of our football team" next season. President Mark Wilf said earlier this week that the team would welcome Peterson back with open arms. Peterson can't be reinstated until April 15, but the NFL Players Association is suing the league in federal court to expedite his return. It's unknown if Minnesota would keep Peterson on his current contract with a base salary of $12.75 million for 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should still be seen as a top-five fantasy football running back, and when his situation is cleared with the league, he could be considered for the top overall spot again. He'll be even more determined than ever after sitting out for almost a full season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson supported by team

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:31:11 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson would be welcomed back to the team, according to chief operating officer Kevin Warren. "It'd be good for us [to have Peterson back], it'd be good for all the Vikings fans, it'd be good for the NFL," Warren said.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's status is still very much in flux at this point. Assuming he returns to the Vikings and doesn't miss any games, he'll still be a viable No. 1 fantasy running back option heading into 2015 drafts.

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Vikings | Vikes want Adrian Peterson back

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:35:22 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would like to return to the team, and owner and president Mark Wilf said the Vikings reciprocate that feeling. However, Peterson must comply with the NFL before doing so.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Peterson basically took a year off in 2014, he'd likely come right back and serve as an RB1 for your fantasy football squads in 2015 if he remains with the Vikings. In fact, the time off might have been the best thing to happen as far as a performance standpoint moving forward.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson undergoing counseling

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:26:03 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is undergoing counseling in order to fulfill the conditions for reinstatement by the NFL. An NFL spokesperson declined to comment on what impact it could have on his suspension. Peterson is not eligible to apply for reinstatement until April 15. Peterson acknowledged regretting the incident and said it will never happen again.

Fantasy Tip: Provided he is reinstated for Week 1, he is a risky, low-end RB1.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's court hearing Friday

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:17:14 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's reinstatement hearing will be held Friday, Feb. 6, in federal court in Minneapolis. The NFLPA filed a lawsuit in December for his immediate reinstatement, seeking to overturn a November ruling that he be suspended until at least April 15.

Fantasy Tip: There is still time to sort through this before the 2015 season, but stay tuned to Peterson's situation for further details of when he'll be reinstated.

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Vikings | NFLPA against Adrian Peterson counseling

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:40:20 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was directed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to meet with a league-assigned psychiatrist following Peterson's suspension. The National Football League Players Association is now crying foul on the commissioner's mandated counseling, arguing that Goodell did not have the power to enforce such a stipulation. The NFLPA said the terms of Peterson's suspension violate the limits of Goodell's power under the collective bargaining agreement.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's status remains unknown as far as the 2015 season is concerned. Keep tabs on any updates regarding his suspension throughout the offseason.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson wanted by Minnesota

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:39:57 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is wanted back by general manager Rick Spielman once he is eligible to apply for reinstatement April 15. "I don't know if there's a team in the NFL that wouldn't want Adrian Peterson on the football team," Spielman said Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Fantasy Tip: If and when Peterson returns, and he knocks off a little rust, he can still be a force in fantasy football. He turns 30 on March 21, and will be heading into the back nine of his career. However, he has proven detractors wrong in the past.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson wanted back by HC

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:23:26 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will be wanted back by head coach Mike Zimmer when Peterson's suspension ends next year. "I think he's a good person. I think obviously he's a great running back and if it works out that way and things work out and he gets his life in order ... then I will be in his corner whenever the decision is made [to bring him back or not]. Peterson was told earlier this month that he would serve a two-game suspension next year for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Fantasy Tip: There's still a lot of watching and listening to be done this offseason with Peterson's situation, but if his two-game suspension upholds, he could still be an RB1 heading into 2015 fantasy drafts.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected two-game ban

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:30:37 -0800

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was told by executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent that he would serve a two-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy, instead of missing the entire season. Peterson's camp has an audio recording of the exchange that took place six days before he was suspended for the season.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson can be dropped in all formats after his suspension was upheld. He turns 30 in March and will likely have some fantasy uncertainty in next year's drafts. He has been a machine throughout his career, and he could return with a vengeance or he could begin his inevitable decline.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson intends to play in 2015

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:34:51 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson plans to play in 2015, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. A lawsuit will be filed as soon as Monday, Dec. 15, aimed at securing his full reinstatement for the offseason. Currently, he is eligible from reinstatement April 15.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson considered retirement

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:12:31 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he considered retirement from the NFL because he is disappointed with the disciplinary system. "I've considered retiring from the NFL," Peterson said. "I still made $8 million dollars this year. I've thought about getting back into the real estate (business in Texas) I'm already in. That's something I've been interested in, something I'm involved in. I've thought about getting back into that. I've thought about going after the Olympics -- you only live once. It might be time for me to pursue that, as well. I love playing football, don't get me wrong, but this situation is deeper than that. For me, it's like, 'Why should I continue to be a part of an organization or a business that handles players the way they do? Making money off the field anyway, why not continue to pursue that (Olympic) dream and pursue other dreams and hang up the cleats?'"

Fantasy Tip: It seems like a long shot that Peterson would retire to pursue other interests at this point, but this will be a big story to watch as the offseason moves on.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's appeal denied

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:30:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's appeal of his suspension has been denied by the appointed appeals officer. Peterson likely will be reinstated if he does what he needs to do between now and April 15. Peterson could take his case to federal court.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Peterson will not be able to play in 2014, so owners that are still holding onto Peterson can drop him in their leagues.

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Vikings | Belief is Adrian Peterson won't play

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 07:53:32 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is believed to be unlikely to play this year if he wins his appeal, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson needs to be owned as the soap opera continues to twist and turn.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson likely back next week?

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:37:21 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is likely, but not certain, to be reinstated by league appeals officer Harold Henderson next week, in the opinion of columnist Peter King. The team would have to decide whether to activate him for the final three games.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson needs to be owned in most leagues, and those in the fantasy playoffs may be getting a nice gift. Keep in mind, though, the team has been working with the league to keep him off the field. There is no guarantee he suits up.

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Vikings | No Adrian Peterson settlement offers

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:27:32 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson hasn't received a settlement offer by the NFL or the NFLPA, as arbiter Harold Henderson has urged.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's chances of returning this season are minimal, but he needs to be stashed in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson case could go to fed court

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 03:52:36 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could have his appeal of a suspension by the NFL end up in federal court if the National Football League Players Association is not convinced of the hearing officer's neutral status.

Fantasy Tip: As previously mentioned, this likely won't impact Peterson's fantasy value this season as he is likely out for the rest of 2014. But this situation could get messy before it gets better. Stash Peterson accordingly on your bench if you have room.

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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.

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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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