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Vikings | Adrian Peterson may play in preseason

Fri, 06 May 2016 14:26:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he may receive some work during the preseason. "I feel like getting out there and playing a little bit," Peterson said. "It's something that once that time comes around, I'll have a better feel for, like, 'Hey, I need to get out there just to kind of get the legs moving and get the pads (on) a little bit.' I can tell you, though, I'm definitely more itching towards playing a little more in the preseason than I have the past seven, eight years." Peterson has not received a carry in any of the last four preseasons.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson probably would receive only a handful of touches this preseason if he plays because the team wants to make sure he is healthy for the regular season. Adrian Peterson is one of the best running backs in the league and should be in the conversation for the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts.

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

NFL | Ezekiel Elliott draws big comparison

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:29:27 -0700

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott was compared to Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson by an anonymous AFC running backs coach. "It was hard to find weaknesses for Adrian coming out and it's hard to find weaknesses for Elliott," the coach said. "I don't usually believe in taking running backs in the first round, but Elliott is one of those guys you make an exception for just like Adrian Peterson."

Fantasy Tip: Elliott is considered the best running back in this year's draft class and could be taken in the first 15 picks, which is rare for a running back. He has all the tools to be a successful player at the next level and should make an immediate impact in fantasy football, too. His fantasy value can be better gauged once we know where he'll play, though.

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Vikings | Ground game hurting Teddy Bridgewater?

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 21:18:36 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater's development has been slowed because the offense heavily features RB Adrian Peterson, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer added that he believes Bridgewater can take charge if needed, and the offense just needs time to mold together to use the strengths of both players.

Fantasy Tip: As long as Peterson is healthy and performing well, Bridgewater is likely to play second fiddle in the offense. He is a low-range QB2 at this point.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's role won't be reduced

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:27:17 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's role won't be reduced this year at age 31, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: As long as Peterson is around and healthy, Minnesota remains a run-first squad. At 30 in 2015, Peterson led the NFL in rushing and doesn't appear to be slowing down. He's definitely at the top of the pack for starting fantasy running backs again in 2016.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson the last of his kind?

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:20:58 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was the only player to have more than 300 carries last year, and retired RB Emmitt Smith believes that if Peterson doesn't break the all-time rushing record, no one will.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is still four or five good years away from making a legit run at Smith's record, but he is the closest thing to a workhorse back in a league that continues to move to a committee approach at running back. He is probably the safest fantasy option at his position and should be one of the first players off the board in 2016.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson posts fewer receptions

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:57:38 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson caught only 30 passes this season even though the team said they wanted to throw to him more often in order to reduce some of the hits he receives as a runner. He was targeted only 36 times, which was fewer than all but two seasons during his career.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's main value is his rushing yards with his receiving stats being a bonus for fantasy owners. Peterson probably will be targeted more often in the passing game next season and will be a first-round pick in all leagues.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to work on ball security

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:49:51 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said his top priority this offseason will be working on cutting down on his fumbles. Peterson fumbled eight times this season and lost four of the fumbles.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson led the NFL in rushing during the regular season with 1,485 rushing yards but also was one of the league leaders in fumbles. Peterson should still be a first-round pick in fantasy leagues next season and could be in the conversation for the No. 1 overall pick.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson held in check

Sun, 10 Jan 2016 14:48:07 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 45 yards on 23 carries during the wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson rushed for 1,485 yards during the regular season, which led the NFL in that category. Peterson should continue his solid play next season and will be a first-round option in every league.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson will play

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:14:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) is listed as probable for the wild-card game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Seattle was the toughest fantasy matchup for running backs this year, as they allowed only 17.7 PPR points per contest. Peterson ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) was the NFL's leading rusher, however. But he's not 100% and will be playing this one in below-freezing temperatures. Either way you slice it, it's hard to be excited about paying up for him this weekend.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson practices

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 09:35:05 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) returned to practice Friday, Jan. 8.

Fantasy Tip: AD ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) is an RB1 consideration against the Seattle Seahawks on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits Thursday

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:27:11 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) is out of practice Thursday, Jan. 7.

Fantasy Tip: AD ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) is extremely likely to play against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend in the wild card round. He's an RB1 option on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits out

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 14:37:49 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) was bothered by back spasms and missed some time in Week 17, rushing 19 times for 67 yards and a touchdown. We'd be surprised if he doesn't play against the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round, but a high-priced injured runner against a nasty defense in subzero temperatures sounds like a recipe for a bust.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson secures rushing title

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:57:10 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) ran 19 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he added one reception for just one yard. His production was good enough to secure his third-career NFL rushing title.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson left briefly with a tight lower back, but he was able to return and finish the game. He faces a tough matchup at home against the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday, but he is still going to be a hot FantasyScore play with a limited slate of games.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson return to game

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:59:35 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) returned to the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers late in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Tip: The game was on the line, and the rushing champ was able to return after treatment for a lower back injury. That's good news, as Minnesota will need him in the playoffs.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson goes to locker room

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:41:41 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) went to the locker room in the third quarter of the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers due to a back injury. He is questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: With Peterson, the NFL's rushing champion, sidelined it will be Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata handling the backfield chores until Peterson is healthy enough to return.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson ready to run

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:26:12 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is active for the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson was listed as probable, so there was little chance he wasn't going to play. He posted 45 rushing yards and a touchdown in Week 11 in the first meeting with the Packers.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson returns to practice

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 09:41:15 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder, ankle) returned to practice Friday, Jan. 1.

Fantasy Tip: AD ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is a weekly RB1 candidate on FantasyScore against the Green Bay Packers.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson doing individual work

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:09:06 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) was restricted to individual work without a helmet Thursday, Dec. 31.

Fantasy Tip: AD ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is expected to play against the Green Bay Packers for the division title this weekend. He's a weekly RB1 candidate on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson not practicing

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:43:12 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Fantasy Tip: You better believe Peterson ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) will be the focal point for the Vikings against the Green Bay Packers with a division title on the line Sunday night. Peterson should be good to go. He had just 45 yards in their first matchup but managed to find the end zone. Peterson better be in your lineup with a title on the line, and he's a perfectly acceptable play in daily formats if you're will to spend the dough.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson takes rushing lead

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 21:33:04 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed 22 times for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 game against the New York Giants, and he added one catch for 15 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson rushed past Tampa Bay's Doug Martin and into the lead for the rushing title with one game to play. Rushing title or not, Peterson has re-emerged as the premier fantasy running back in the game after missing most of the 2014 season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson active for SNF

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 16:28:26 -0800

As expected, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is active and starting in Week 16 against the New York Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) faces a Giants defense which has been shoddy, particularly against the pass. He could have a strong all-purpose yardage total, with more pass catches than usual.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson listed as probable

Fri, 25 Dec 2015 12:23:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 25, and he is listed as probable for the Week 16 game against the New York Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is a slam-dunk No. 1 running back in all fantasy formats for Week 16. It is a favorable matchup against the Giants, and Peterson leads the league in rushing yards with 93.9 yards per game. However, at his hefty cap hit, it isn't out of the question to fade him at FantasyScore this week.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson not practicing

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:07:48 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) sat out of practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Despite not practicing yet this week, Peterson ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is fully expected to play Sunday night against the New York Giants. You shouldn't sit him with a fantasy title on the line, but we wouldn't blame you if you're hesitant to use the NFL's leading rusher at a high price on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson limited

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:50:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) wasn't doing much during the open portion of practice Thursday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is expected to be able to play against the New York Giants this week. He's a risky RB1 on FantasyScore with the ailments, though.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson absent from practice

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:32:28 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Fantasy Tip: With the state of the running back landscape, Peterson ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) remains a top-five option, especially with head coach Mike Zimmer reaffirming Peterson will remain the focal point of the offense. Start Peterson with confidence in seasonal formats, and if you're spending up at RB, he is worth a long look at FantasyScore for Week 16.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to remain focal point

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:30:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) will continue to remain the focal point of the offense, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. "I don't particularly see us as a team that's going to be throwing the ball every play," Zimmer said. "That's just not who we are right now."

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is expected to play after spraining his ankle last weekend, and it sounds like the Vikings have no plans of relying more on Teddy Bridgewater and the passing game. Don't hesitate to pay up for Peterson at FantasyScore against the shaky run defense of the New York Giants.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson is alright

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 14:51:16 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) will be alright after suffering an ankle injury in Week 15, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Peterson will be able to play in Week 16. He's been arguably the most consistent running back this season and is a must-start against a below average rush defense in the New York Giants.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson unsure about MRI

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:20:55 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) said Sunday, Dec. 20, that he sprained his left ankle in the second quarter of the Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears. He returned in the third quarter, but still might need an MRI Monday, Dec. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is the NFL's leading rusher, so he is a must-start in all fantasy formats regardless of matchup. However, if he misses practice time and is questionable for Week 16, a lot of fantasy owners will be in a very unfortunate spot. Stay tuned.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson quiet in Week 15

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:05:03 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) rushed for 63 yards on 18 carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson suffered an ankle injury during the game, which likely limited his ability to produce in the running game. Owners should monitor his practice participation this week, but Peterson should be a starting option if he is able to play.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson suffers minor injury

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:24:41 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's Week 15 game but is considered probable to return.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should return to the lineup after halftime, but owners should keep an eye out on the situation. Peterson has played well this season and should be a weekly starting option no matter the opponent.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater better in shotgun

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:55:22 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has been better in shotgun than under center this year. He's thrown an interception on 2.0% of his passes on plays in shotgun compared to 3.3% when he's under center. Six of his eight touchdowns this year have come out of shotgun formation. However, RB Adrian Peterson is more comfortable with Bridgewater under center, as all eight of Peterson's touchdown runs have come with Bridgewater under center. Peterson is averaging 5.3 yards per rush with Bridgewater under center compared to just 2.2 yards per rush in shotgun.

Fantasy Tip: The Vikings are a run-centric team that relies heavily on Peterson ($8,100, 16.2% of cap). Bridgewater ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) hasn't been asked to carry the team, and he's not helping fantasy owners really at all this year. With that said, it's tough to want to pay up for AD on FantasyScore Thursday night against a top-five defense. Stay away from Bridgewater, as well.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson not happy with carries

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:16:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who was held to just 18 yards on eight carries in the Week 13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, hinted that he's not happy with his number of carries. "As one of the leaders on the team, seeing how the running game has been all season, you definitely want to be able to go out and establish the run and let things feed off of that," Peterson said. "To finish with eight carries, it's tough. I feel like we're able to sit back, evaluate some things again and get back to what we do." Peterson met with head coach Mike Zimmer after the game to share his concerns after receiving only 13 carries Nov. 22, according to a league source. Minnesota gave Peterson 29 carries last weekend. The Vikes found themselves down 21-0 at halftime against Seattle, and Peterson carried the ball the first two times in the second half but didn't have a carry after that.

Fantasy Tip: The Vikings have been a run-first team this year, but that game plan was taken away when they fell behind big against Seattle. Peterson faces another tough matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on a short week this Thursday. Expect Minnesota to try and feed AD the ball more frequently, but it could be tough sledding yet again, especially if the Vikes fall down big early again.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson held in check

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 14:01:59 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 18 yards on eight carries against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson had his four-game touchdown streak stopped at four games and recorded his lowest yard total this season. He will be facing the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14 and should still be a solid starting option despite his Week 13 performance.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson scores twice

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:25:52 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in the team's Week 12 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has rushed for at least 100 yards in four of his last five games and has three touchdowns in the last four games. Peterson should be a starting option no matter who the Vikings are facing.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson leads in fumbles

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:09:47 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson leads all running backs with six fumbles on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has had a fine season but has been tainted by the fumbles. After one of his worst weeks of the season in Week 11, AD has a nice opportunity to bounce back against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12. The Falcons have been extremely poor against runners this year. Peterson will be a very strong option on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson held in check

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 18:25:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had 13 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown and lost a fumble in a 30-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: The Vikings fell behind in the second half, forcing them to abandon the run. Peterson should remain one of the safest options at running back going forward.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to play

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:34:10 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is listed as probable for the Week 11 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) should see his normal workload against the Packers and will be a solid starting option for owners in most leagues.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson listed as limited

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:29:05 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) should be able to play against the Green Bay Packers even though he is dealing with the injury. He has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the last three games and should be a starting option in most leagues.

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Vikings | Minnesota favors power-running game

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:20:31 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have become a power-running team once again with RB Adrian Peterson back, and they include a lot of two-tight end sets. Last year they mainly had QB Teddy Bridgewater in shotgun formation in the absence of Peterson, and Bridgewater ran 64.8% of the plays out of the shotgun or pistol formation. Bridgewater has been under center in 2015 52.6% of the time and have the best rushing attack in the NFC.

Bridgewater has been more efficient both in the shotgun and under center this year than when he was a rookie in 2014, too. However, the Vikings aren't producing many big plays through the air with Bridgewater, but his ability to avoid sacks and minimize turnovers is a reason why Minnesota currently leads their division.

Fantasy Tip: The Vikings have found a winning solution so far this year, and it centers around Peterson, for obvious reasons. As a result, that has meant mostly average performances through the air for Bridgewater ($4,800, 9.6% of cap). That should continue, too, which will limit Bridgewater's fantasy ceiling and make him a weak daily play most weeks.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to play

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:45:49 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's (hamstring) injury isn't expected to keep him out in Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) went off against the Oakland Raiders last week and will likely be a popular daily pick again in Week 11 against the struggling Packers.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has limited practice

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:55:41 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) has seen his fair share of nicks over his career. He should still be good to go this weekend against the Green Bay Packers. He leads the league in rushing yards this year and has been one of the most consistent running backs in the league. He's a strong FantasyScore consideration as usual.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson tops 200 yards

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 17:52:18 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had 26 carries for 203 yards and a touchdown in a 30-14 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 10, giving him a record-tying six 200-yard rushing games for his career.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) now leads the NFL in rushing, and he has topped 80 yards on the ground in seven of his nine games. A few more touchdowns would be nice, but he remains one of the safest options at FantasyScore at any position.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson still has burst

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:46:44 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reached 19.62 mph on his six-yard touchdown run against the St. Louis Rams in Week 9. No other play in the NFL this year has topped 17.00 mph out of eight other rushing touchdowns from that distance this year.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) is starting to look like the AD of old, running for over 100 yards in each of the last two games with a touchdown. The Oakland Raiders can be beat on the ground, too, so continue riding the hot hand with Peterson on FantasyScore in Week 10.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson routinely good

Sun, 08 Nov 2015 15:09:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed 29 times for 125 yards and found the end zone once in Week 9 against the St. Louis Rams. Peterson added two receptions for 18 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Most running backs would call that a strong effort, but Peterson will chalk it up as another day at the office. He, notably, outperformed Rams RB Todd Gurley after so much was made about Gurley being the next Peterson.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson off injury report

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:05:30 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (finger, hip, ankle) is no longer on the team's injury report heading into Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: This is a welcome sight for all Peterson ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) owners. Be careful not to overvalue AD in daily formats this week after he rushed for his third 100-yard game against the Chicago Bears last week. The St. Louis Rams, Minnesota's Week 9 opponent, has only allowed three rushing scores this season. This seems like a good week to fade Peterson.

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Vikings | AP wants 10 more years

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:44:40 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he believes he can play 10 more years in the NFL. "If God's willing, I'll just be able to walk away from the game at the highest level whenever I decide," Peterson said.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) is currently third in the league with 633 rushing yards. He's been one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL throughout his career. As for this week, he faces a tough test against a St. Louis Rams defense that has only yielded three rushing touchdowns to running backs.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has another good day

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 14:08:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, despite battling numerous small injuries, rushed for 103 yards on 20 carries in his team's 23-20 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) had finger, hip and ankle issues yet went off on a team that gave up approximately 125 rushing yards per game. Peterson is one of those players you have to start unless you hear he is out completely. He will produce no matter the circumstances.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson listed as probable

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:05:59 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (finger, hip, ankle) is listed as probable for the Week 8 game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Nov. 1.

Fantasy Tip: After limited work in Week 1, Peterson ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) has averaged 22 carries per game with 499 yards on the ground over his past five outings. His hefty workload paired with a plus-matchup makes Peterson a viable FantasyScore option and must-start back in yearly leagues. Chicago has allowed a 26th-ranked 124.8 rushing yards per game, after all.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to play

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:48:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (finger, hip, ankle) is expected to face the Chicago Bears Sunday, Nov. 1, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) has a decent draw this week and is an RB1 consideration on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson back at practice

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:28:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (finger, hip, ankle) was back at practice Friday, Oct. 30.

Fantasy Tip: It's not known if he was limited or not, but Peterson ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) has a decent draw against the Chicago Bears. He's an every-week consideration on FantasyScore.

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