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Vikings | Adrian Peterson could see more pass plays

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:16:52 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be used more in passing plays this season with the departure of RB Toby Gerhart.

Fantasy Tip: This could be a good thing and a bad thing. If he's asked to be on the field more in pass protection, it could add wear and tear to his 29-year-old body. It would be nice for PPR owners for him to catch more passes, but the risk probably isn't worth that reward.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson injury update

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:31:58 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) is close to full strength and plans on participating in offseason workouts when he does get back to full strength. There is no timetable for his return.

Fantasy Tip: Everything appears to be on track for Peterson to be ready for training camp as long as there are no setbacks. Peterson is still the top running back in fantasy football if healthy.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata takes aim at No. 2 job

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:16:22 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata is working to serve as the primary backup to RB Adrian Peterson now that RB Toby Gerhart (Jaguars) is gone. The team elected to keep the exclusive rights free agent, signing him to a one-year, $570,000 contract this month. General manager Rick Spielman said the team is looking for depth at running back, but the team hasn't displayed an urgency to address the spot the first two weeks of free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Depending on how the club proceeds during the offseason, Asiata might be a nice late-round fantasy flier, and certainly a handcuff for Peterson owners. Asiata's stock will be better determined after the draft and into the preseason.

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Vikings | Two RBs to challenge for roster spot

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:15:44 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team is looking for depth at running back, but if they do not add any bodies, practice squad holdovers RBs Joe Banyard and Bradley Randle might get a chance to push for a roster spot behind RBs Adrian Peterson and Matt Asiata.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson lobbying for Michael Vick

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:30:16 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is lobbying for the team to sign free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles).

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Vikings | Toby Gerhart likely to leave

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:21:42 -0800

It is expected that Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart will leave via free agency rather than be signed by the squad. Gerhart is looking for a bigger role than just RB Adrian Peterson's backup.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson doing great with recovery

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:27:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said RB Adrian Peterson (groin) is doing great in his recovery from a groin injury and should be ready for the team's minicamp in April.

Fantasy Tip: Assuming there are no setbacks during the offseason program, Peterson should be back at full speed by training camp and will continue to be the top running back in fantasy football.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to catch more passes

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:31:24 -0800

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he expects RB Adrian Peterson to catch 50-60 passes out of the backfield in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: If those numbers play out, that would almost double Peterson's catch total from a year ago, and would obviously increase his value in point-per-reception leagues. This is something to monitor as training camp gets underway in the fall to see exactly how he is being used.

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Vikings | Want to get Adrian Peterson in space

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:16:07 -0800

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner would like to get RB Adrian Peterson the ball in space more starting in 2014. Peterson caught 43 passes for 436 yards in 2009 with QB Brett Favre. "He's run the ball in closed-in quarters with a lot of defenders there and he makes a lot of long runs, making people miss or running over people," Turner said. "It's hard to do, but we would like to get him in space and getting the field spread a little bit better for him." Peterson has had more carries against eight-man fronts in the past two years than any running back in the league.

Fantasy Tip: Turner as the OC should do wonders for AD's point-per-reception value. He's clearly still a top-five back in any format. The solution at the quarterback position will also likely go a long way in determining just how productive Peterson and the Vikings' offense is in 2014.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson endorses Mike Zimmer

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:24:18 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson endorsed head coach Mike Zimmer as the team's new leader. "I'm just looking forward to heading in the right direction. I feel like the organization did a great job of bringing in Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner," Peterson said. "I feel like we're putting the pieces in the right place so I'm just excited to see who all we bring in (to coach) other positions and to see which direction as far as bringing in players to help us accomplish our goal of winning a championship."

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson recovering from surgery

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:23:41 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) is recovering from groin surgery and already taking part in upper body workouts. "I would probably be back working (out already if not for the surgery, but) not too much. It's not going to interfere," Peterson said. "I'm still able to do some of the upper body exercises and things like that, but kind of laying off the lower body workouts."

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson on board with Norv Turner hiring

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:05:07 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is happy with the hiring of offensive coordinator Norv Turner and called him "the perfect guy to lead us and get us on the right path." The Vikings were ranked 23rd in the league in passing offense last year, and they were ranked 31st in the league in 2012. "I'll tell you, our pass offense has really struggled in the past couple years," Peterson told USA Today Sports. "I think (Turner) is going to be the perfect guy to come in and get us on the right path."

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't be traded

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:08:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman once again suggested that the team won't trade RB Adrian Peterson under any circumstance. "Adrian is not going anywhere," Spielman said. "We have him under contract. He's the face of our franchise. He is a blue-chip player. And we have a new coaching staff in place, and (the Vikings are) very excited about what's coming ahead for us." Spielman expects Peterson to make a full recovery from his minor groin surgery this week.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has successful surgery

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:04:26 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday, Jan. 23, that RB Adrian Peterson (groin) underwent successful surgery to fix the adductor muscle in his groin. He's expected to make a full recovery in roughly six weeks.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson update

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 06:50:56 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) will have a four- to six-week recovery period from his groin surgery.

Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't be an issue for AD heading into the 2014 season, but it reminds us that he is injury prone. Regardless, expect Peterson to be a top-five fantasy selection in 2014 drafts.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson having surgery

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:27:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) will have surgery Thursday, Jan. 23.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to have surgery

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:29:29 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) needs and has opted for surgery on his groin in the near future. He visited with a doctor in Philadelphia Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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49ers | Fast fact: Frank Gore runs best with eight or more in front of him

Sat, 18 Jan 2014 23:34:19 -0800

San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore has run into alignments with eight or more players in the box 92 times this season and gained 333 yards, the second-highest totals in the NFL behind Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to see specialist

Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:26:07 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) will see a specialist about his groin next week. Surgery is a possibility.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like a minor ordeal that shouldn't affect his training-camp status.

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Packers | Eddie Lacy added to Pro Bowl

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:26:31 -0800

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has been added to the 2014 Pro Bowl roster, replacing RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin), who will be unable to play due to injury. Lacy set franchise rookie records for rushing yards (1,178), rushing touchdowns (11) and rushing attempts (284) and tied the team's rookie record for 100-yard rushing games with four.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson on All-Pro team

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:50:04 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was named second-team All-Pro Friday, Jan. 3. WR Cordarrelle Patterson also was named All-Pro as a kick returner.

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Vikings | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:31:47 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, QB Josh Freeman, DL Letroy Guion, OT Mike Remmers, WR Rodney Smith, RB Toby Gerhart, CB Xavier Rhodes inactive for Week 17.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson out

Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:57:32 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) has been downgraded to out for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Toby Gerhart (hamstring) is also out, which means Matt Asiata will be the featured back. If you're still alive in Week 17, Asiata is worth a look as a flex option.

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Vikings | One named to Pro Bowl

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:40:56 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was named to the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson bothered by groin

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:19:55 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) said his groin is still bothering him more than his sprained right foot. "If he could play, just like last week, he'd be out there," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "If we felt like he was ready to go, he'd be out there." Frazier said Peterson won't be able to talk his way into the lineup in Week 17 unless something dramatically changes.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson doubtful

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:47:37 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) is listed as doubtful for the team's Week 17 game.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Asiata is expected to get the start in the team's Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions. Asiata is a flex play in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson limited

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:03:16 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits out

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 18:23:56 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) did not take part in the practice session Wednesday, Dec. 25.

Fantasy Tip: While Peterson say he would like to play, it's hard to imagine the team risking further damage to their franchise cornerstone in a meaningless game. If you depend on Peterson for fantasy purposes, go another way in the regular season finale.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson will try to play

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:01:33 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) said he is not feeling as healthy as he would like but hopes to be able to play Week 17.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson not practicing

Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:43:58 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: This is something to monitor as the practice week rolls on, but all indications are that he will be available in Week 17.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's status uncertain

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:39:12 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will monitor RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) during practice this week to determine if he will be able to play Week 17.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson pulled early

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:52:49 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) was pulled from the game early in the second half of Week 16. "We got down early, and he pulled me out," Peterson said. "I didn't like it, but when you think about it, being down 28 points, is the risk really worth it? I just accepted it for what it was."

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson active

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:35:03 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) is active for the team's Week 16 game.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be starting in all fantasy leagues.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to play

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 06:18:57 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) is expected to play in the team's Week 16 game. Peterson has told people he is playing on his foot injury.

Fantasy Tip: Get Peterson into your lineups. He is a must start in all formats.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson questionable

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:50:51 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) returned to practice in a limited fashion Friday, Dec. 20, but is questionable for Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals. "Based on what we saw (Wednesday), we should be fine. Unless something comes up that I don't foresee, he should be ready to go," head coach Leslie Frazier said. Peterson said he is regaining strength in his foot and he feels better. Frazier is optimistic that RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) will play, too.

Fantasy Tip: AD needs to be in your lineup with all the marbles on the line in Week 16, even if he is somewhat limited and yields some snaps to Gerhart.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants coach back

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:35:12 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson gave head coach Leslie Frazier a vote of confidence. Peterson said he looks forward "to finishing my career here with Coach Frazier."

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson held out

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:16:32 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) was held out of practice Thursday, Dec. 19, to get treatment on his foot, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. "Based on what we saw (Wednesday), we should be fine. Unless something comes up that I don't foresee, he should be ready to go," Frazier said.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like today was just a day of rest for Peterson. If he's playing, you should want him in your starting lineup to help you earn a title.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson limited

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:32:55 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Tip: AD should be in your lineup if he's playing, but we probably won't know for sure if that'll happen until later this week. Have Toby Gerhart (hamstring) on hand just in case.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to practice

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:48:28 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) will take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to play

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:46:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) will be able to play Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should start Peterson if he is able to play Week 16 but there is a chance that he could be limited by the injuries.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected back

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:18:15 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Sunday, Dec. 15, that he expects RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) to return in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Asiata posted three rushing touchdowns in Week 15 with Peterson and Toby Gerhart each sidelined, but Peterson would obviously get the bulk of the carries if active.

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Vikings | Will not trade Adrian Peterson

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 09:53:45 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings will not trade RB Adrian Peterson because they want him to be on the team when they open their new stadium.

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Vikings | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:33:11 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, OL Brandon Fusco, CB Chris Cook, TE John Carlson, QB Josh Freeman, RB Toby Gerhart, CB Xavier Rhodes inactive for Week 15.

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Vikings | Top two RBs inactive

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:30:51 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) and RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) have been declared inactive for the team's Week 15 game.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Asiata is expected to receive most of the carries in the game with Peterson and Gerhart out. Owners could consider using Asiata as a flex option but should bench him if they have a better option to use.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson likely out

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 05:58:25 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) is likely out for the teams Week 15 game. Peterson may push to play and may even work out before the game, but will almost certainly be out.

Fantasy Tip: With Toby Gerhart likely to be out as well, Matt Asiata is likely to carry the load for the Vikings. With only three career carries, look elsewhere.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson questionable

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:57:15 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is questionable for Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: The fact that Peterson was able to get some work in Friday is a good sign, but this may come right down to game time. Have a backup plan ready if AP can't go.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to be game-time decision

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:24:29 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson (foot) will be a game-time decision in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles. "He looked far better than I anticipated," Frazier said. "It was impressive, when you consider the initial diagnosis. He's unique."

Fantasy Tip: If AD starts, get him into your lineup. If he doesn't and Toby Gerhart (hamstring) plays, Gerhart isn't a bad replacement as an RB2 or flex. If neither Peterson nor Gerhart suit up, you can forget about using Matt Asiata.

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Vikings | Top two RBs could be game-time decisions

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:17:05 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier indicated RB Adrian Peterson (foot) and RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) could be game-time decisions for the team's Week 15 game.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson misses practice

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:49:52 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

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Vikings | In wait-and-see mode with Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:48:17 -0800

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said the team is in wait-and-see mode on RBs Adrian Peterson (foot) and Toby Gerhart (hamstring) for Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles, and the team isn't optimistic that either back will be able to play. "No, not at this stage. We're getting Matt Asiata ready to roll," Musgrave said.

Fantasy Tip: It's not looking good for AD or Gerhart. The final determination will come down to if either can practice Friday. If you own one or both, Asiata is not an option to start if you want to advance in the fantasy playoffs. Look elsewhere if neither runner plays this weekend.

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