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Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back

Ht: 6.1 | Wt: 217

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2007MIN1423813415.631201926814.111025716093
2008MIN1636417574.83100211255.950038518825
2009MIN1631513894.411804343610.140035818256
2010MIN1528312984.59120363419.471031916391
2011MIN122099734.66120181397.721022711120
2012MIN1634820976.03121402175.421038823142
2013MIN1427912664.54100291715.901030814373
Average:291144651202924281032016883
Total:2036101215861206169785022421181820

Vikings | Adrian Peterson discontent in Minnesota?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:30:22 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is wanted back in Minnesota, but the question is if Peterson wants to come back. Head coach Mike Zimmer said he doesn't believe Peterson would be a disruption if he did return to the Vikings. "I want him to want to be [in Minnesota], like I want all of my players to want to be there. I've been in situations before that I thought were not the best situations." Zimmer added that he thinks his football relationship with Peterson is a good one in its current state.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson reportedly wants out of Minnesota, so it remains to be seen exactly what his fantasy value will be in 2015. The Vikings are still very much in the Peterson sweepstakes, however. No matter where he plays, Peterson has proven to be an elite fantasy running back during his years in Minnesota. He should still be considered a top fantasy running back even if he leaves, although the amount of playing time could obviously differ.

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

Vikings | No plans to trade Adrian Peterson

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:43:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is disgruntled and reportedly wants out of Minnesota, but head coach Mike Zimmer said the team has no plans to trade him.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's value would increase a bit on a better team, and it's hard to envision this situation mending. It's still possible he stays in Minnesota, but either way, he's a low- to mid-RB1 on draft day.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Tom Pelissero

Vikings | Agent wants Adrian Peterson to move on

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:48:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, said Monday, March 23, that he doesn't think "it's in Adrian's best interest to play in Minnesota" in 2015 and beyond. Peterson remains under contract with the Vikings, and the team brass expects him to remain in Minnesota. Dogra also refused a meeting with general manager Rick Spielman several days ago.

Fantasy Tip: The situation between Peterson and the Vikings could get a little messy. If he doesn't return to Minnesota, he could be traded or sit out another season. It's likely that Peterson will be playing somewhere in 2015, and if he is, he should be considered an option for the top overall fantasy selection.

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

Vikings | MIN GM expects Adrian Peterson to stay

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:55:47 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to be part of the Vikings next season, according to general manager Rick Spielman. "Adrian's a member of our football team," Spielman said. "He is under contract with us, and we are focused on the 2015 season and expect Adrian to be a part of that." Peterson has met with team officials twice this offseason to discuss his future. Spielman would not say if Peterson has asked for a trade or if the team has received interest from other teams.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson likely will be a starting running back next season, but it is not known which team he will play for in 2015. Owners should consider selecting Peterson in first rounds of drafts next season since he has been a fantasy star in previous seasons.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants out of Minny?

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:42:47 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's preference is to play elsewhere than with the Vikings in 2015, according to a league source. He is under contract through the 2017 season and is scheduled to make $12.75 million this year. The Vikings look like they'd be willing to pay him in 2015, and a restructured contract would likely be appealing for Peterson. Minnesota could call Peterson's bluff and force him to decide between playing this year or sitting out a second straight season.

Fantasy Tip: The situation between Minnesota and Peterson is a bit messy and is far from a conclusion. The bottom line for fantasy football: If Peterson is playing somewhere in 2015, he'll be worth a top overall pick in fantasy drafts. Period.

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

Vikings | HC changing stance on Adrian Peterson?

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:28:59 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's future remains unclear, but head coach Mike Zimmer recently said that the Vikings are "excited" to have him back. Zimmer had previously said that if Peterson wanted out of Minnesota that the Vikings would accommodate the request.

Fantasy Tip: It is believed that Peterson wants out of Minnesota, but if the Vikings can't find an acceptable trade offer, it is possible that he could return to the team. He will likely have RB1 value wherever he lands, but the situation remains ongoing.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson's agent rejects meeting

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:06:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's agent was asked to have a dinner meeting with general manager Rick Spielman at the NFL owners meeting, but his agent rejected the offer.

Fantasy Tip: The Vikings have said they will not release Peterson, so it appears like Peterson will enter training camp as a member of the team at this point. Peterson will be a top fantasy running back wherever he plays next season and likely will be taken in the first round of drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Charles Robinson

Vikings | Minnesota wants Adrian Peterson back

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:32:03 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is clearly wanted back by the organization, and general manager Rick Spielman once again stressed that they will make every effort to bring back their star running back in 2015. "Adrian is under contract and a member of our football team," Spielman said. "We've stated that, our owner has stated it, our head coach has stated it. There is no question that we want Adrian Peterson back on our football team." The Vikings recently informed Peterson that they will not release him, but a trade remains possible. Minnesota could also sign Peterson to a less expensive three-year deal but guarantee him more money.

Fantasy Tip: Unless the Vikings trade Peterson, he may have no other choice but to play in Minnesota in 2015. It wouldn't be a terrible thing, as the Vikings recently upgraded their aerial game with Mike Wallace. Peterson should continue to be in consideration for a top overall fantasy pick no matter where he plays.

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

Cardinals | Arizona willing to trade for Peterson?

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:22:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson remains unhappy with the Vikings. The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly willing to offer a high draft pick in return for Peterson, if he becomes available.

Fantasy Tip: A trade of Peterson to the Cardinals would be very intriguing. Despite likely sharing some touches with Andre Ellington, Peterson would surely be the team's No. 1 back, and he'd be in consideration for the No. 1 overall fantasy draft pick.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Charles Robinson

Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't come cheap

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:38:55 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who won't be released by the team, is scheduled to make $12.75 million in 2015, and the feeling is that he won't come cheaply in a trade. The Vikings are believed to be looking for at least a second-round pick and another piece in a potential trade. Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, may be trying to facilitate a trade by effectively telling all 31 other teams that the only way to acquire his client is through a trade.

Fantasy Tip: The longer Peterson goes remaining with Minnesota, the likelier it is that he plays for them in 2015. However, the Vikes still have around six weeks before the draft to trade him to another squad. Wherever Peterson is playing this year, he's likely to be worth a top overall pick in fantasy drafts after sitting out for almost all of 2014.

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