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Packers | Adrian Peterson may visit Green Bay?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:22:20 -0700

The Green Bay Packers have "some" interest in a visit with free-agent WR Adrian Peterson (Vikings), but it is believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock of its roster following the draft, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling.

Fantasy Tip: All things considered, Green Bay may actually be Peterson's best landing spot. The Oakland Raiders seem more inclined to pursue Marshawn Lynch, while the New York Giants run a more shotgun-heavy, one-back offense that has never been a good fit for him. With such a talented incoming draft class at his position, Peterson could easily be waiting for a training camp injury before he signs with a team.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Raiders | Oakland WR recruiting Adrian Peterson

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:26:43 -0700

Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been trying to recruit free-agent RB Adrian Peterson via Twitter, telling Peterson to "join the dark side."

Fantasy Tip: Patterson was teammates with Peterson in Minnesota, but as of now, there is no evidence that the Oakland front office is pursuing Peterson. Wherever Peterson plays in 2017, you can't expect him to be more than a low-end RB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't return to Vikes

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:18:32 -0700

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) will not be re-signed by the Minnesota Vikings, according to general manager Rick Spielman.

Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't be a surprise since the Vikings just signed Latavius Murray. Murray figures to begin offseason activities as the starter in Minnesota, but Jerick McKinnon could give him a run for his money. Even so, expect McKinnon to split time with Murray, with Murray handling the majority of snaps. Murray should be regarded as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 behind a suspect Vikings' offensive line.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Seahawks | Adrian Peterson leaves Seattle without deal

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:41:53 -0700

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) left his visit with the Seattle Seahawks without signing a contract Monday, March 13. The sense here is that the Seahawks are in the "information-gathering process," as they plan to host fellow free-agent RBs Latavius Murray (Raiders) and Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) this week as well.

Fantasy Tip: The Seahawks also had Eddie Lacy visit over the weekend, so they're really getting a look at a handful of veteran running backs. Peterson has potential to be useful in fantasy as a change-of-pace back in a lot places, but Seattle wouldn't be one of them, as they already have Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise lined up for a lot of work. Even so, Peterson's situation is still one to watch closely throughout the offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Seahawks | Adrian Peterson visiting Seattle

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 21:13:47 -0800

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is scheduled to visit with the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has made a career of defying the odds, but he figures to be part of a committee wherever he signs. He could be a RB2 in the right situation.

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

Seahawks | Seattle waiting on Adrian Peterson?

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:30:40 -0800

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson would like to play for the Seattle Seahawks, per Peterson's father. Sources familiar with situation say Seattle doesn't have immediate interest in signing Peterson, but waiting to see how the market plays out could lead to the Seahawks revisiting the situation.

Fantasy Tip: Wherever Peterson lands, he probably won't be better than a No. 2 running back in fantasy. Drafting him as a third is safer, but name value may inflate his stock.

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

Patriots | Nothing brewing in NE with Adrian Peterson

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:37:31 -0800

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson has nothing brewing with the New England Patriots for now.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson can be an RB2 on a team that features him, but he might wind up in a major timeshare. His value is on a pendulum that can swing either way right now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

Patriots | Adrian Peterson giving discount to NE?

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:49:52 -0800

Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) said he would "consider" taking a team-friendly contract with the New England Patriots, according to a "source close to Peterson."

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is at the back-end of what has been a truly magnificent NFL career, but one thing he's still missing is a championship. Other aging players have joined the Patriots to secure their first title in the past, so it certainly wouldn't be out of the question with Peterson. If he were to land in New England and take over LeGarrette Blount's role, he could provide solid value as an RB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Karen Guregian

NFL | Adrian Peterson finding cool FA market

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:42:38 -0800

Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is reportedly talking with other teams but not drumming up much interest among league executives at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis as the NFL heads toward the start of its new league year Thursday, March 9.

Fantasy Tip: Turning 32 later this month, Peterson is unlikely to get much money in free agency in part because the incoming draft class is loaded at his position. He may returning to Minnesota is his best option. If that occurs, he's going to be hard to trust as anything more than a RB2 with his recent injury history, age and the current state of the Vikings' offensive line.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Raiders | Adrian Peterson on Raiders' radar

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:28:47 -0800

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) has interest in the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: The soon-to-be 32-year-old still has RB2 value in fantasy, and Oakland has a good offensive line. That was one of the things that plagued him last year before his knee injury.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Josina Anderson

Giants | New York won't pursue Adrian Peterson

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:36:26 -0800

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is not expected to be of interest to the New York Giants, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Giants could be set at running back with up-and-coming Paul Perkins and veteran Shane Vereen. Perkins has the most intrigue as the Giants' roster currently stands, especially after the release of Rashad Jennings. If Perkins can earn his role as New York's primary running back, he has RB3 to RB2 upside in 2017.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ Advance Media - Connor Hughes

Giants | NYG will look at Adrian Peterson

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:06:28 -0800

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said the team will look at free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) when they evaluate available players. "We'll go take a look at him, we'll evaluate him, we'll get a grade on anyone who's available and we'll make those decisions in terms of what's best for the Giants moving forward," McAdoo said.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson probably would share work with Paul Perkins if he signs with the Giants but could receive a majority of carries in that situation. He should have a solid offensive role wherever he plays in 2017 and can be a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy running back depending on his role.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Paul Schwartz

Buccaneers | Adrian Peterson not priority for TB

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:07:14 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not expected to aggressively pursue free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) at this time, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: The Buccaneers still have Doug Martin on the roster and are interested in re-signing Jacquizz Rodgers, so it appears they are not looking at Peterson at this point. Peterson can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back depending on his team, while Rodgers could be a No. 2 or No. 3 back if he returns to the Bucs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Vikings | MIN noncommittal about Adrian Peterson

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:37:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was noncommittal about the possibility of the Vikings re-signing RB Adrian Peterson this offseason. Spielman said he is open to Peterson returning to the Vikings but is not sure what will happen during free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson probably will receive interest from some teams but re-signing with the Vikings is still a possibility. Peterson may have to be part of a running back committee in 2017 but probably would receive most of the work in the committee. Peterson can be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 back for fantasy owners if he finds a solid role with a team.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Cowboys | DAL not pursuing Adrian Peterson after all

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:35:31 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys will not be pursuing Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next week, according to a team source, because they are "not a fit" for Peterson with RB Ezekiel Elliott on the roster.

Fantasy Tip: Well, that logic can't be argued, as Elliott looks like he has all the tools to be the best running back in football over the next few years, if not more, so Peterson's services wouldn't really be needed. In any event, the 31-year-old would be wise to land in another situation that would present him with a more active workload, as he can still be effective when healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Charean Williams

Cowboys | Adrian Peterson on Dallas' radar

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:28:33 -0800

Dallas Cowboys general manager/owner Jerry Jones will pursue impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) if he still available by the March 9 start of free agency.

Fantasy Tip: The Minnesota Vikings declined Peterson's 2017 option earlier Tuesday, but it is still possible - albeit unlikely - he could re-sign with the team before the start of the new league year. Jones appears fascinated by the idea pairing AP with Ezekiel Elliott, but the Cowboys have bigger fish to fry than trying to upgrading the depth at running back. Despite the reported interest on both sides, Dallas should be considered a longshot to land Peterson.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson's option declined

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:12:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not have his 2017 option exercised, the team announced Tuesday, Feb. 28, and he'll become an unrestricted free agent March 9.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson really struggled before his knee injury, but the team didn't really put him in a position to succeed. They ran from the shotgun formation, which is not to Peterson's skill set, and the offensive line was in shambles. It'll be interesting to see where he lands and what he has left as he turns 32 next month. He's probably not a great pick as an RB1 at this stage, but we've learned time and time again not to discount the future Hall of Famer.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson confused by doubters

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:07:59 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he perplexed by those who question whether or not he can bounce back in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson delivered miraculous comebacks in 2011 and 2015, but age is not on his side. He could still be a RB2 in the right situation, but his chances of being an elite back again are slim.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Josina Anderson

Vikings | No talks between Vikings, Adrian Peterson

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:26 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he has not talked with RB Adrian Peterson at this point but will not make a decision on Peterson's contract until he talks with him and his agent. Spielman said the team will make a decision before the start of free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson likely will not return to the Vikings under his current contract but could stay with the team if he restructures his contract. Peterson probably will be with a new team in 2017 but may not be able to handle a workload like he did in the past. Peterson could be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues depending on his role.

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

Vikings | Minnesota undecided on Adrian Peterson

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:38:37 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's future with the Vikings is still in limbo. General manager Rick Spielman said Minnesota hasn't yet made a decision on their running back, but it's unlikely that Peterson remains a Viking if he's not willing to take a big pay cut. He is due $18 million next season.

Fantasy Tip: Drafting Peterson this offseason is much too risky of a proposition after he suffered another serious knee injury last year. He has missed 28 games the last three seasons and may be close to the end of his career. He obviously has RB1 potential when he's healthy, but it's just too risky to take him in RB1 territory, wherever he plays.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Michael David Smith

Vikings | Pat Shurmur focused on running game

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:55:47 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RBs Adrian Peterson and/or Jerick McKinnon could see increased usage in 2017 with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Shurmur wants to improve the offense as a whole, but he said the key and focal point of the offense will be to do a better job in the running game.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's future with the Vikings remains unclear, but either he or McKinnon could be better used next season, with Matt Asiata remaining in a change-of-pace and passing role. No matter who Peterson plays for in 2017, drafting him will be playing with fire considering he's missed almost two full seasons in the past three years.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Vikings.com - Eric Smith

Giants | NYG hasn't shown interest in Adrian Peterson

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:20:01 -0800

The New York Giants have not expressed interest in acquiring Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, even though the 32-year-old veteran has hinted that he wouldn't mind playing for the team if he doesn't return to the Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: Unless Peterson agrees to take a significant pay cut this offseason, his playing days in Minnesota could be over. He should receive the bulk of the carries wherever he lands and is still capable of being a solid fantasy contributor, although his age and recent injury history mean he should no longer be viewed as an RB1 in most fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Paul Schwartz

Giants | Adrian Peterson keeping tabs on NYG

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:41:24 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson tweeted Wednesday, Feb. 15, that the New York Giants have been "making some interesting moves" this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has already said he would have interest in joining the Giants, and with the release of Rashad Jennings, the Giants could be in the market for a back. Wherever Peterson ends up in 2017, he is likely to see enough carries to provide RB2 production.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Pat Leonard

Cowboys | Dallas an option for Adrian Peterson?

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 12:00:23 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be in play with the Dallas Cowboys as a potential free agent, according to league sources.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is a Texas native, but this seems like an unlikely marriage from the Cowboys' perspective for multiple reasons. First and foremost, an aging Peterson isn't play much over Ezekiel Elliott. Secondly, "All Day" isn't particularly strong in the passing game, so he wouldn't even be a third-down upgrade for Dallas. Additionally, Peterson isn't going to come cheap and probably wouldn't be all that open to accepting a pure backup role anyway.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson's future being analyzed

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:08:08 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's future with the team won't be decided until some "tough analysis" is performed, according to president Mark Wilf.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson will likely have to agree to a pay cut to return to Minnesota, and there is a good chance he plays elsewhere in 2017. His days as a fantasy stud are likely in the past, but he will still be an intriguing option in 2017 if he lands with a strong offense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Giants | Adrian Peterson interested in Giants

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:37:41 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would be interested in the New York Giants if he becomes available this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: The Giants have used multiple running backs over the last few years and may be interested in Peterson as their main back. Peterson should receive most of the carries wherever he goes and can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues.

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

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay an option for Adrian Peterson?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:31:18 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would be interested in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he becomes available this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: The Buccaneers may be looking for a running back this offseason with Doug Martin serving a suspension and Jacquizz Rodgers scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. Peterson probably will be the starter if he joins the Bucs and could be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy.

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

Texans | Adrian Peterson interested in Houston

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:24:49 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would be interested in the Houston Texans if he becomes available this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: The Texans signed Lamar Miller to a lucrative contract last offseason, so they probably would not consider adding Peterson. Miller rushed for 1,073 yards and five touchdowns in 2016 and can be a No. 2 running back for fantasy owners. Peterson should be able to find a starting job with a team and could be a No. 2 back in fantasy leagues.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson had significant tear

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:48:03 -0800

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said he tore 90 percent of the meniscus in his right knee earlier in the season. He returned in 12 weeks after a full repair.

Fantasy Tip: His future with the team, and his RB1 status in fantasy, is up in the air. He'll be 32 next season and didn't look good before the knee injury; albeit his offensive line had something to do with that. He presents a lot of risk as a low-end RB1, and it makes more sense to take him as a second back in hopes of one more big rushing season.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants to stay in Minnesota

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:02:18 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has told reporters he would like to stay with the team, although he declined to say whether or not he would accept a pay cut. He went on to say there are certain players, such as Tom Brady and Antonio Brown, in whom franchises should invest in more than others.

Fantasy Tip: This doesn't sound like a player willing to accept a pay cut. Given his age (32 in March) and the fact he is due $11.75 million in the final year of his contract next season, he is highly unlikely to return with that attitude. AP won't be out of work for long, but his days as an elite RB1 could very well be coming to an end, assuming they haven't already.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants to stay

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 08:28:28 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he wants to stay with the Vikings in 2017, but he declined to say whether he would accept a pay cut.

Fantasy Tip: AD will be 32 in March, and it's probably 50-50, at best, that he stays in Minnesota. It'll be really hard to count on him as an RB1 next season with nearly 2,500 carries on his body, but the perfect situation could still give him that chance.

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

Vikings | Week 17 inactives for Vikings

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 08:43:33 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, OG Alex Boone, RB C.J. Ham, WR Laquon Treadwell, WR Stefon Diggs, QB Taylor Heinicke, OT Willie Beavers inactive for Week 17.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson ruled out

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:26:22 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will continue to share work at running back with Peterson sidelined. McKinnon probably has more value and can be a flex option in most leagues, while Asiata has some value in deeper leagues because of his touchdown potential.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson not practicing

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:09:08 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee, groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson hasn't practiced all week and appears likely to sit out the finale, leaving Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon to share touches in the backfield once against the Chicago Bears. Both are low-end flex options at best.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Adrian Peterson doesn't practice

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 18:31:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

Fantasy Tip: It is looking like Peterson will sit out the finale, making Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon potential flex plays against Chicago.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson does not practice

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:44:22 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson was not able to play in Week 16 and may have to miss another game because of his injuries. Owners can check on his status later in the week but probably should look for other options to use. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata would share work if Peterson is ruled out and could both be flex option in leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chad Graff

Vikings | Minnesota's Week 16 inactives

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:38:33 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, OG Brandon Fusco, WR Laquon Treadwell, LB Stephen Weatherly, QB Taylor Heinicke, OT Willie Beavers, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 16.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's season over?

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 20:14:40 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) has already been ruled out for Week 16, and he is unlikely to play in the season finale, according to a team source.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's future is cloudy. He has been able to bounce back from injuries in the past, but father time eventually wins. Fantasy owners will have to wait and see what the offseason brings before they can have an idea of Peterson's value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Bob Holtzman

Vikings | Adrian Peterson ruled out Week 16

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:00:46 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) will not play in Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers after aggravating a groin injury in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Tip: This was always a possibility considering how quickly Peterson was trying to return from an injury that would have been a season-ender for most players. With likely very little to play in Week 17, it is possible AP has played his last game with the Vikings. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will resume their timeshare against the Packers. Neither player makes for much of a high-upside flex play for fantasy championship week.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson misses practice

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:42:55 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

Fantasy Tip: There is a chance that Peterson will not be able to play in Week 16, so owners should check on his status later in the week. He probably will only see limited carries if he plays and should only be considered a flex option in leagues.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has groin injury

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:12:40 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) is dealing with a groin injury in addition to his knee injury. He did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's status will not be known until later in the week, so owners should monitor the situation. Peterson probably would be see limited carries if he plays and would not be more than a flex option in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Vikings | Adrian Peterson unsure about status

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:06:07 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said he is taking things one day at a time and is not sure if he will be able to play in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson did not do much in his limited playing time in Week 15 and probably would not see many more carries if he is able to play in Week 16. Owners should monitor the situation during the week to see if he will play but should only consider him a flex option if he plays.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Brian Murphy

Vikings | Adrian Peterson out of practice

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:22:41 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson, at best, seems likely entrenched in a timeshare with Jerick McKinnon. The way AD has looked behind this offensive line lends more risk than reward against the Green Bay Packers as a flex option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Vikings | Adrian Peterson not fully healthy

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:42:06 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is not quite 100 percent, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer offered no indication Wednesday, Dec. 21, how much Peterson will play in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: A timeshare with Jerick McKinnon is most likely, and the way AD has looked behind this offensive line lends more risk than reward against the Green Bay Packers. Both backs are flex options with quite a bit of risk.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Vikings | Adrian Peterson plays 12 snaps

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:58:14 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson played 12 snaps in Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: He had six rushes for 22 yards and a one-yard catch. He also lost a fumble. The Vikings were down by a lot early, and that had something to do with his sparse usage. He'll probably share the load with Jerick McKinnon in Week 16, and he's a flex option against the Green Bay Packers.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson no effective in return

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:19:56 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) returned to action in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts after missing 11 games due to a torn meniscus in his right knee. He ran six times for 22 yards, but also had a lost fumble in the second quarter.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson played sparingly in the second half with a lopsided score on the board. He is more of a flex fantasy option heading into Week 16 at Green Bay.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson to start vs Colts

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 22:41:34 -0800

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) will start in the team's Week 15 game against the Indianapolis Colts, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Peterson's workload will be determined by how well his knee holds up.

Fantasy Tip: Well, that escalated quickly. Peterson has gone from hoping to play in Week 16 to starting tomorrow in a matter of days. While it's impossible to gauge how many touches he'll get, he has proven in the past to heal quickly -- though it's also important to remember AD did little prior to getting hurt. Peterson is an intriguing lottery ticket for those in a bind, but steadier options should be deployed if available.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson to be worked in slowly

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 15:21:30 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to play a bit role in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts before getting a more substantial workload in Week 16 versus the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has been out since Week 2 and the fact he will even be able to return the season is incredible, so owners are advised to keep him on the bench for at least this week. Outside of his own exploits, AP has virtually nothing working in his favor to support the notion of a huge game this week (long layoff, doesn't run well out of the shotgun - the Vikings' new base formation, terrible offensive line, etc.). Perhaps if he looks explosive against the Colts, he could considered a low-end flex option next week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Adrian Peterson activated

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:21:36 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 17. The team also waived DT Toby Johnson.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known how many touches Peterson will receive but he probably will see limited snaps during the game. He has the potential to make big plays, but owners should not count on him to have a big game. He can still be considered a flex option in some leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Vikings.com - Craig Peters

Vikings | Adrian Peterson says he will play

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:14:30 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said he will be able to play in the team's Week 15 game. Peterson said he plans to wear a knee brace when he is playing.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has not played since September because of the injury, so owners will need to check the inactive list to see if he will play. He probably will receive limited snaps if he is active because of his long layoff. Peterson could be a flex option in some leagues, but owners in the playoffs probably should look for safer options to use.

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