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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 on exempt list

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:43:58 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension was overturned by U.S. District Judge David S. Doty Thursday, Feb. 26. However, the NFL also announced that they will appeal the ruling, and Peterson will return to the Commissioner's Exempt List. "Judge Doty's order did not contain any determinations concerning the fairness of the appeals process under the CBA, including the commissioner's longstanding authority to appoint a designee to act as hearing officer," the league said in a statement.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's future with the Vikings is very murky, at best, but there's a chance he could be reinstated before April 15. Peterson will be playing somewhere in 2015, it's just a question of whether he'll remain in Minnesota. If his reinstatement back into the league happens sooner rather than later, it'll only help cement his fantasy draft value as a candidate for the top overall pick in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Dan Hanzus

NFL | League to appeal Adrian Peterson ruling

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:31:35 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension being vacated by a judge is expected to be appealed by the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: There is still a good chance that Peterson will be ready to play in 2015, but owners will need to monitor the situation to see if there are any changes to his status. He should be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back and a first-round option next season if he plays.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson's suspension lifted

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:19:30 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension has been overturned after a judge granted a motion from the NFL Players Association to vacate the suspension.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson will be able to play next season, but it is not known which team he will play for in 2015. Peterson probably should be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back no matter where he plays and likely will be an option in the first round of drafts.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson's father denies report

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:07:25 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's father denied a report that Peterson no longer wants to play for Minnesota. Peterson's father said Peterson is still open to a return to the Vikings. Peterson himself said earlier this month that he feels uneasy about returning to Minnesota because he felt there were some people in the organization who wanted him off the field last season. It was also previously reported that Peterson's agent and members of the Vikings' front office had a heated exchange during the NFL Scouting Combine this week.

Fantasy Tip: Things seem to be going downhill between Peterson and the Vikings despite what his father says. Obviously we don't know where Peterson will be playing next season, but, when healthy, he's an RB1 option no matter what uniform he's wearing.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson's situation worsens

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:47:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's situation with the team worsened during the NFL scouting combine as his agent and members of Minnesota's front office had a heated verbal altercation, according to sources. Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, reportedly said that Peterson would never play for the Vikings again.

Fantasy Tip: The validity of Dogra's statement remains to be seen, but the prospects of Peterson returning to the Vikings aren't sounding positive at this juncture. There have been rumors that Peterson could head to Dallas if DeMarco Murray is not franchise tagged or re-signed. Keep tabs on this situation as free agency and the NFL Draft inch closer.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson has not asked for trade

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:50:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has not asked for a trade to the Dallas Cowboys and has not had any conversations with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear where Peterson will be in 2015, but he is still considered a Top 20 fantasy option at his position and could be a steal on draft day if he lands in a favorable situation and remotely comes close to his old form.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants out

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:43:48 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson hasn't softened his stance, despite general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer reaching out to him. Peterson wants a fresh start somewhere else. Peterson said lack of trust is a major issue in his uneasiness to return. The team has no intentions of cutting him, so a trade would be the only option.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to see this ending any other way after the team worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last season. Jerick McKinnon figures to land a featured role and would be a great RB3. Peterson should make a mid-to-low RB1 wherever he lands.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected back by Vikes

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:23:37 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson continues to have the support of the team, and general manager Rick Spielman said, "We expect Adrian Peterson to be part of our football team" next season. President Mark Wilf said earlier this week that the team would welcome Peterson back with open arms. Peterson can't be reinstated until April 15, but the NFL Players Association is suing the league in federal court to expedite his return. It's unknown if Minnesota would keep Peterson on his current contract with a base salary of $12.75 million for 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should still be seen as a top-five fantasy football running back, and when his situation is cleared with the league, he could be considered for the top overall spot again. He'll be even more determined than ever after sitting out for almost a full season.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson supported by team

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:31:11 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson would be welcomed back to the team, according to chief operating officer Kevin Warren. "It'd be good for us [to have Peterson back], it'd be good for all the Vikings fans, it'd be good for the NFL," Warren said.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's status is still very much in flux at this point. Assuming he returns to the Vikings and doesn't miss any games, he'll still be a viable No. 1 fantasy running back option heading into 2015 drafts.

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

Vikings | Vikes want Adrian Peterson back

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:35:22 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would like to return to the team, and owner and president Mark Wilf said the Vikings reciprocate that feeling. However, Peterson must comply with the NFL before doing so.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Peterson basically took a year off in 2014, he'd likely come right back and serve as an RB1 for your fantasy football squads in 2015 if he remains with the Vikings. In fact, the time off might have been the best thing to happen as far as a performance standpoint moving forward.

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

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