Adrian Peterson news, rumors and stats

 

Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back

Ht: 6.1 | Wt: 220

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Week By Week

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 | AP to see goal-line touches?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:38:57 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings plan to give RB Adrian Peterson a heavy workload heading into the season. "As much as he can take, and as much as he can handle in all the things that we're doing," head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday, July 27. "Obviously, we're going to have to spell him at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know? He's our best player, and we're going to continue to use him."

Fantasy Tip: The Vikings apparently will be riding Peterson hard, and that's great news for fantasy owners. The part about the goal-line touches is especially important, as Peterson appears to be in line for those rushes, too, after Matt Asiata was so good in the role last season. Asiata and Jerick McKinnon are still good players for depth on a fantasy roster if you nab Peterson in the first round.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson thinks he can play a while

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:27:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he believes he can play in the NFL at a high level until he's 36 or 37 years old.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's feud with the Vikings seems to be long gone. He's itching and ready to play football again. As long as Peterson stays healthy and avoids any more off-field issues, he should end up as a high-end RB1 again. Feel free to take him if you have an early first-round pick.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SI.com - Peter King

Vikings | Adrian Peterson has lofty goal

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:23:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants to rush for 2,500 yards this season.

Fantasy Tip: That's all well and good, but 2,500 total yards will be hard for any running back to attain, much less 2,500 rushing yards alone. This goal does prove Peterson's determination, however. He's set on playing football. A determined Adrian Peterson is a dangerous Adrian Peterson. He's a candidate for the No. 1 running back this year.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson happy to be a Viking

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:13:34 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he is happy to be in Minnesota or he wouldn't have reworked his contract.

Fantasy Tip: Most people would be happy where there are if they had $20 million in guaranteed money. Money and off-field issues aside, Peterson is one of the most consistent running backs in real football and fantasy football. He's worth a first-round pick.

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

Vikings | More Adrian Peterson terms

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:53:03 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's restructured deal is worth $42 million with $20 million guaranteed over the next three years. He has base salaries of $11 million, $7.65 million and $11.75 million, while counting $15.65 million, $11 million and $18 million against the salary cap. In 2016, $7 million of his $7.65 million salary is guaranteed for injury. It's guaranteed for skill and cap if on the roster the third day of 2016 league year. He has a $3 million roster bonus due on the third day of 2016 league year and up to a $2 million escalator for rushing yards, playoffs and playoff wins. He has a $6 million roster bonus in 2017 due on the third league day. Peterson is due a $2 million roster bonus on July 28, and his $11 million base salary this year is fully guaranteed for skill, injury, cap.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Vikings | More on Adrian Peterson contract

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:29:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will earn $44 million over three years, including $20 million in guaranteed money. If he is still on the roster next year, he will have earned $26 million over two years.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson contract update

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:08:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's restructured deal comes with a 2015 guaranteed salary and injury guarantees for 2016. Peterson will see a reduction in his 2016 salary, but he'll be able to make those up with incentives.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson restructures

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:29:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has agreed to restructure his contract Tuesday, July 21. Terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: AD is a good player to begin considering in the middle of the first round and remains a surefire RB1.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to catch more passes?

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:17:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could end up catching between 40 and 50 passes in 2015, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Ben Goessling.

Fantasy Tip: Catching more than 43 balls would be a new career high for Peterson, who hasn't seen 40+ catches since the 2012 season. If Peterson does catch 40-50 passes, he'll have a good chance to finish in the top three among running backs in PPR scoring.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson to see time on third down

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:30:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson believes he will be used more often on third downs this season.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson will receive a majority of the carries this season and could be more valuable if he becomes more involved in the passing game. Peterson should be an option in the first round of most drafts this season and will be every-week starter for owners.

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