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Adrian Peterson

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Running Back

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Lions | Detroit GM quiet about Adrian Peterson

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:40:28 -0700

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn would not say if the team is pursuing free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) but does believe Peterson can still play.

Fantasy Tip: The Lions have been using a committee at running back but do not have a running back like Peterson on their roster. He likely would receive most of the carries if he signs with the Lions but may not see much work in the passing game. Peterson could be a low-end No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he joins the Lions.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

NFL | Adrian Peterson willing to wait

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:04:07 -0700

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) said he is willing to wait to sign with a team because he is looking for the best fit for him and a chance to win the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has not met with any teams at this point and has not been linked with a lot of teams, so owners will need to continue to monitor the situation. It is not known what role he will have with his new team, but he could be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back if he receives most of the carries.

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NFL | Adrian Peterson asked for $8 million?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:42:02 -0700

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) reportedly wanted more than $8 million in the first year of any contract he signed during the initial wave of free agency.

Fantasy Tip: If true, this report explains the main reason AP is still unemployed. Eddie Lacy landed a one-year deal worth $5.5 million and Latavius Murray's three-year contract averages out to $5 million per year, and both are considerably younger and more useful in the passing game than Peterson. With a draft class heavy in talent at his position, the 32-year-old will likely need to cut his asking price in half to get a bite in free agency.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jeremy Fowler

Packers | GB passing on Adrian Peterson?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:34:58 -0700

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) was reportedly close to making a visit with the Green Bay Packers before they decided his initial asking price was too high, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Fantasy Tip: It's too bad, as Peterson would have been a nice fit as a powerful, early-down thumper for a Packers' attack who needs the element in their offense. Look for Green Bay to turn its attention to backs like Oklahoma's Samaje Perine and BYU's Jamaal Williams next month in the 2017 NFL Draft in order to fill the void. Peterson will almost certainly need the lower his asking price in order to get a job before training camp.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jeremy Fowler

Packers | Adrian Peterson may visit Green Bay?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:22:20 -0700

The Green Bay Packers have "some" interest in a visit with free-agent WR Adrian Peterson (Vikings), but it is believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock of its roster following the draft, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling.

Fantasy Tip: All things considered, Green Bay may actually be Peterson's best landing spot. The Oakland Raiders seem more inclined to pursue Marshawn Lynch, while the New York Giants run a more shotgun-heavy, one-back offense that has never been a good fit for him. With such a talented incoming draft class at his position, Peterson could easily be waiting for a training camp injury before he signs with a team.

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

Raiders | Oakland WR recruiting Adrian Peterson

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:26:43 -0700

Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been trying to recruit free-agent RB Adrian Peterson via Twitter, telling Peterson to "join the dark side."

Fantasy Tip: Patterson was teammates with Peterson in Minnesota, but as of now, there is no evidence that the Oakland front office is pursuing Peterson. Wherever Peterson plays in 2017, you can't expect him to be more than a low-end RB2.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't return to Vikes

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:18:32 -0700

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) will not be re-signed by the Minnesota Vikings, according to general manager Rick Spielman.

Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't be a surprise since the Vikings just signed Latavius Murray. Murray figures to begin offseason activities as the starter in Minnesota, but Jerick McKinnon could give him a run for his money. Even so, expect McKinnon to split time with Murray, with Murray handling the majority of snaps. Murray should be regarded as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 behind a suspect Vikings' offensive line.

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

Seahawks | Adrian Peterson leaves Seattle without deal

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:41:53 -0700

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) left his visit with the Seattle Seahawks without signing a contract Monday, March 13. The sense here is that the Seahawks are in the "information-gathering process," as they plan to host fellow free-agent RBs Latavius Murray (Raiders) and Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) this week as well.

Fantasy Tip: The Seahawks also had Eddie Lacy visit over the weekend, so they're really getting a look at a handful of veteran running backs. Peterson has potential to be useful in fantasy as a change-of-pace back in a lot places, but Seattle wouldn't be one of them, as they already have Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise lined up for a lot of work. Even so, Peterson's situation is still one to watch closely throughout the offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Sheil Kapadia

Seahawks | Adrian Peterson visiting Seattle

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 21:13:47 -0800

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is scheduled to visit with the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has made a career of defying the odds, but he figures to be part of a committee wherever he signs. He could be a RB2 in the right situation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jason La Canfora

Seahawks | Seattle waiting on Adrian Peterson?

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:30:40 -0800

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson would like to play for the Seattle Seahawks, per Peterson's father. Sources familiar with situation say Seattle doesn't have immediate interest in signing Peterson, but waiting to see how the market plays out could lead to the Seahawks revisiting the situation.

Fantasy Tip: Wherever Peterson lands, he probably won't be better than a No. 2 running back in fantasy. Drafting him as a third is safer, but name value may inflate his stock.

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

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