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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 has nose for end zone

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:11:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has scored double-digit touchdowns in every season of his eight-year NFL career. Last season is the exception as he only played in one game due to allegation of child abuse. When Peterson has played at least 12 games, he has scored at least 10 touchdowns. From 2007 to 2013, Peterson averaged 12.29 touchdowns per season.

Fantasy Tip: The bottom line is that when Peterson is healthy, he's a top-tier fantasy running back. And when he plays all 16 games, he averages 1,746.66 yards and 13.3 touchdowns. As of now, Peterson is healthy and has put his tumultuous 2014 year behind him. Draft him as a top-five running back.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson still confident

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:49:51 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still believes he's the best running back in the NFL. This was in response to Peterson being named the 62nd best player on the NFL Network's top 100 players list.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson played in just one game last season, but averaged 1,445.0 yards and 12.2 touchdowns in the seven seasons before last year. He has played just three full seasons in his career, but has been in the double digits in touchdowns every year, including in 2011 when he only played in 12 games. As long as Peterson is healthy and off-field issues don't intervene again, he's basically a lock for a RB1 status.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson working out

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:29:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been working out with RB Jerick McKinnon and WR Mike Wallace since offseason workouts ended.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson appears to be ready to play for the Vikings this season and is preparing for training camp. Peterson should be considered a first-round draft pick and may be one of the safer options available.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson eyes record

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:49:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he believes he is still the best running back in the NFL, and he is aiming for a record-breaking 2,200-yard season in 2015, according to his wife.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson heads into the season with a big chip on his shoulder, and he is one of the safest bets to deliver RB1 numbers as the workhorse back for a Minnesota offense that has improved since he was last on the field.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has big goals

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:14:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson eventually wants to break former Dallas Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith's all-time rushing record. Peterson also believes he can be the best running back in the league when he's 38 years old.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson certainly seems to have changed his mindset since returning to Vikings. The talent and confidence has always been there, and those have usually translated pretty well onto the field. If Peterson can stay on the field and keep his off-field issues behind him, he should be primed for another RB1 season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson hoping to help QB

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:38:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he hopes his presence will make life easier for QB Teddy Bridgewater in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater finished with the best Total QBR among rookie starters last year, and the return of Peterson and addition of Mike Wallace should only help his growth. Bridgewater should be a solid mid-range QB2 in 2015, and he could venture into QB1 territory against certain matchups.

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Vikings | Fewer carries for Adrian Peterson?

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:57:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson won't be asked to shoulder the entire offensive load in 2015. "No question that the workload will be a lot more balanced than in the past because the organization has done an outstanding job of acquiring talent and other explosive pieces," running backs coach Kirby Wilson said Thursday, June 11. "And just as the natural progression as an older back ages, the workload decreases anyway."

Fantasy Tip: While Peterson probably won't top 300 carries like he often has in the past, Kirby also mentioned that Peterson's snap count will be limited more so than his carries. He should still handle a big chunk of the workload. He is one of the safest bets to deliver RB1 value in 2015.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson not expected in preseason

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:08:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson isn't expected to see any playing time during the preseason, according to head coach Mike Zimmer Wednesday, June 10. "We're talking in June, so you can't hold me to it, but he's carried the ball a lot (in his eight-year career) and he's going to continue to carry the ball a lot. He'll get plenty of looks and reps in practice," said Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: This news shouldn't have much affect on Peterson's 2015 fantasy value, as he hasn't had a preseason carry since 2011. The potential No. 1 fantasy selection will be even more ready for the start of the regular season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson impressing teammates

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:30:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has impressed his teammates since arriving for organized team activities Tuesday, June 2. CB Captain Munnerlyn was among those who were impressed, "He's in unbelievable shape, like he never lost a step. And he's out to prove a point," said Munnerlyn. RB Jerick McKinnon, who is likely to be dropped down the depth chart due to Peterson's arrival, also had high praises for his teammate, "It's an opportunity to learn from the best running back in the game," McKinnon said.

Fantasy Tip: Despite all of the off-field noise surrounding Peterson in the past year, he remains one of the safest running backs in fantasy football heading into the 2015 season, and he should once again be a heavy favorite for the No. 1 overall selection on draft day.

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Vikings | HC welcomes Adrian Peterson

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:48:47 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was welcomed back by head coach Mike Zimmer Tuesday, June 2. "We welcome him with open arms, unequivocally," Zimmer said.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is unhappy with his contract, and wants guaranteed money, but it appears he will be with Minnesota in Week 1. He has fresh legs after missing a huge chunk of 2014, and he will be a top-notch fantasy option again in 2015 as long as he can remain healthy. Remember, last time he was out for a long stretch he came back with a vengeance.

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