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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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Vikings | Adrian Peterson ready to move on

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:09:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he's learned from his mistakes and is ready to move forward following an extended absence. Peterson said he's focused on what's in front him and wanted to get back to the team.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Peterson is ready to get down to business after his stalemate with the organization. Assuming he's fully healthy and maintains full health, he's a candidate for the No. 1 fantasy running back heading into the 2015 season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to report Tuesday

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:20:01 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson plans to report to organized team activities Tuesday, June 2. "I decided to come back just to get around my teammates and the coaching staff," Peterson said. "There's never been any love lost with those guys. Basically it's time for me to come in and test the waters and re-familiarize myself with our offense and the direction they're trying to go in."

Fantasy Tip: Peterson rates as a midrange RB1 if he doesn't lose too many touches to Jerick McKinnon in the offense.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer, Adrian Peterson speak

Sun, 31 May 2015 23:30:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and RB Adrian Peterson have apparently cleared the air of their differences. Although Peterson still has reservations about returning to the Vikings, his relationship with Zimmer is strong.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be a solid RB1 selection even though he has been sidelined for one entire season. It will be even better if Peterson can smooth things over so this isn't a distraction entering 2015.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson upset with contract

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:59:14 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants the Vikings to honor his seven-year contract worth $96 million that goes through 2017. Peterson took to Twitter to vent that it takes both sides to fulfill a contract. Peterson desires guaranteed money into the 2016 season and beyond. There is currently no guaranteed money left in his current contract.

Fantasy Tip: There's plenty of time for Peterson and the Vikings to settle this dispute before training camp and the regular season begin. The good news is that Peterson has also said he doesn't want to be traded; he simply wants more security with his contract. Assuming health and happiness, Peterson is a perennial candidate for the No. 1 fantasy running back.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer gives Adrian Peterson edict

Thu, 28 May 2015 05:37:38 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was given a public ultimatum by Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer Wednesday, May 27, saying he has to either play for the Vikings or not play at all. Peterson said Wednesday on Twitter he did not want to be traded and was looking for financial security by not attending organized team activities. Peterson has three years remaining on his current contract and is due $46 million.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson really has no leverage in this situation, so returning to the team sooner than later would behoove his outlook. As this saga continues to wear on, his conditioning will become a mild concern. Draft him in the top five of all fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Jon Krawczynski

Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants guaranteed money

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:15:53 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson would like guaranteed money in 2016 from the Vikings. Peterson is not participating in organized team activities but is not looking for a trade.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson could skip all of the offseason workouts but probably will be ready to play at the start of the regular season. It is still not known who Peterson will play for in Week 1, but he should be a first-round option in most drafts.

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Cowboys | Adrian Peterson not in Dallas' plans

Tue, 26 May 2015 05:29:07 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, the Dallas Cowboys have moved on from the idea of trading for Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, despite persistent rumors, according to The Dallas Morning News' Brandon George. Don't entirely rule out anything when it comes to Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones, George says, but the belief is that the organization is largely content with their current crop of running backs.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson trade rumors probably will continue to float about for the duration of his contract -- three more years -- or until something actually happens. Until it does, stay the course and trust him as a No. 1 fantasy back even if he is disgruntled with the Vikings.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Brandon George

Vikings | Adrian Peterson still wants trade

Mon, 25 May 2015 11:33:18 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still wants to be traded, according to a source. Peterson intends to skip all organized team activities, which would cause him to lose $250,000 in workout bonuses.

Fantasy Tip: This could be one step leading to a Peterson holdout. If he's willing to forfeit his workout bonus and miss significant time with teammates, he must really want a change of scenery. However, the Vikings have already said they aren't trading Peterson. This seems to be an immovable object meeting an unstoppable force. Stay tuned.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson not attending OTAs

Sun, 24 May 2015 18:16:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has informed head coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the optional practices that begin Tuesday, May 26, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is trying to force a trade, but a deal doesn't appear to be coming. While he may not like his current situation, it would be a major surprise if he went as far as to sit out games during the regular season. Happy or not, Peterson is a RB1 option in 2015.

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Vikings | Mike Zimmer talks Adrian Peterson

Fri, 22 May 2015 06:42:15 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson remains in pursuit of being traded or receiving a new contract and remains away from the organization during voluntary workouts. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN Radio he has a target date in mind of when he thinks Peterson will return to the team, but Zimmer did not give the specific date.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson remains among the elite fantasy football options in Round 1, and an upset Peterson could be a very productive one. Zimmer is likely referring to training camp, since Peterson will be fined if he doesn't show, but this situation will feel tenuous until AD steps foot onto the field in Week 1 wearing a Vikings jersey.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's agent seeks new deal

Fri, 01 May 2015 08:34:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson may be changing course in his pursuit of a trade as his agent, Ben Dogra, said he'd like the team to sign Peterson to an extension. "One of the things that I appreciate with the Vikings is their resolve to say 'we're not trading him,'" Dogra told USA TODAY Sports. "That tells me they value him not only as a football player, but what he's done for the organization. "I actually, as an agent, not only appreciate it - I accept it. But actions speak louder than words. If that's going to happen, and you want to keep him, then show him a commitment to make him retire as a Viking. And I haven't had that solution." Peterson has three years and $46 million left on his contract, but none of it is guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is still a high-end RB1. He'll likely be a first-round pick wherever he plays next season.

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Vikings | No change to Adrian Peterson's status

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:06:15 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is still expected to remain with the Vikings even though former NFL WR Cris Carter indicated Peterson could be traded in the near future.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson will continue to be mentioned in trade talks until the start of the season, but it looks like nothing is imminent. Peterson should be a first round pick in most leagues next season no matter which uniform he is wearing.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson likely to stay in purple

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:50:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is 80% likely to remain with the Vikings, in the opinion of ESPN insider Chris Mortensen.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson, even if he remains in Minnesota, should be the team's main back yet again, and he'll likely be in consideration for the top overall fantasy pick in 2015 after sitting out almost the entire 2014 season. He's rested and determined to return as one of the elite rushers in the NFL.

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Falcons | Not pursuing Adrian Peterson

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:01:57 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is not being pursued by the Atlanta Falcons, according to Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

Fantasy Tip: It could be a smoke screen, but Dimitroff said he is watching players in this year's draft and not looking at potential free agents. As with other teams, it is worth seeing if Peterson ends up anywhere or stays in Minnesota. He's still one of the elite running backs.

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Buccaneers | TB interested in Adrian Peterson?

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:22:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be of interest to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports.

Fantasy Tip: Trade talks for Peterson could escalate as the NFL Draft nears, but it still seems that he could also very well stay in Minnesota. Wherever he lands, Peterson is a No. 1 fantasy running back candidate as long as he stays on the field.

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Cowboys | Dallas not pursuing Adrian Peterson?

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:18:59 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson may not be in the Dallas Cowboys' plans after all, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports. Robinson said the Cowboys have not spoken to the Vikings regarding Peterson.

Fantasy Tip: It's sounding more plausibly that the Vikings will simply end up holding on to Peterson, though trade talks could heat up leading up to the NFL Draft. As long as Peterson is on the field, he's in the running to be the top fantasy running back for the 2015 season.

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Vikings | MIN wants to keep Adrian Peterson

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:13:34 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is not expected to be traded by the Vikings unless the team is overwhelmed by an offer from another team, according to a source. The Vikings are confident that time will help their relationship with Peterson. A source said a recent report that stated the Vikings are looking for a first-round pick and a starting cornerback in a trade for Peterson is not accurate, which may suggest the Vikings would be looking for even more in a trade.

Fantasy Tip: There will still be rumors about a possible Peterson trade during the offseason, but it looks like he will start the season with the Vikings at this point. Peterson likely will be a first-round pick in most fantasy drafts next season no matter where he plays.

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Jaguars | JAX not interested in Adrian Peterson

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:53:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson might have a new home in 2015, but Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said the team hasn't talked to Peterson despite a report the Jags were one of six teams interested in trading for him. "No, not really," Bradley said Tuesday, April 21. "Not between (general manager Dave Caldwell). A while ago, but it was just conversation, not any direction that we would go."

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners are likely hoping Peterson won't go to Jacksonville, either, as they're not exactly the most dynamic and flashy offense.

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Vikings | Six teams in mix for Adrian Peterson

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:44:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson remains a candidate to be traded, and a source close to the situation believes that if he isn't traded before or during the 2015 NFL Draft next week, that he will remain in Minnesota. The Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the mix for Peterson, and the source didn't include the Oakland Raiders, who had been mentioned in previous reports as a possible candidate. Peterson is under contract for three years and $43.25 million, but none of the money is guaranteed. The Vikes may be hard-pressed to receive a late first-round pick for Peterson, because of his age (30).

Fantasy Tip: A lot can still go down for Peterson and the Vikings before or during the draft, so stay tuned. The reality is that Peterson will likely be in consideration for the top overall fantasy selection this year, regardless of which team he lands with, or even if he remains in Minnesota.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson not attending workouts

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:37:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is not in attendance for the start of the team's offseason workout program Monday, April 20, according to league sources. However, Peterson hasn't attended this stage of the team's offseason before. Minnesota wasn't expecting Peterson to show, according to a source. His $250,000 workout bonus is tied to his participation for organized team activities (OTAs) and the mandatory minicamp in June.

Fantasy Tip: There still remains the chance that Peterson is traded by the Vikings before the 2015 NFL Draft next week. Stay tuned. Regardless, though, Peterson should be in consideration for the No. 1 overall fantasy pick this fall.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has offseason bonuses

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:57:43 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a $250,000 offseason bonus in his contract for participating in all mini-camps, all organized team activities and reporting to training camp on time. The first day that has implications on that bonus is May 26 when OTAs begin.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is trying to maneuver his way out of town, but he really needs to participate in as much offseason stuff as possible after missing all but one game last season. Peterson is a mid-to-low RB1 in fantasy.

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Raiders | Interest in Adrian Peterson

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:31:51 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is drawing interest from the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: The Raiders have about $12 million more in cap space than the Dallas Cowboys, another team expressing interest in Peterson, have at this point. A year away from the game may make Peterson a little rusty around the edges. Still, there's no doubt Peterson would be the star in Oakland. He's still RB1 material if everything works out.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson may not work out

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:28:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said earlier this week that he's not sure if he'll participate in the team's offseason program. Minnesota is set to start their offseason workouts Monday, April 20, with a mandatory minicamp in June. Peterson can now participate in all team activities after being reinstated from the commissioner's exempt list Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: The Peterson situation may really get interesting now that he's been reinstated into the league. It remains to be seen if the two sides can work out their differences, or if the Vikes will trade him away. Either way, Peterson will play in 2015 and will likely be considered for the top overall fantasy selection, depending on where he's playing.

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

Vikings | No more punishment for Adrian Peterson

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:51:24 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not receive any further suspension after he is reinstated from the commissioner's exempt list, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson will be able to play in Week 1, but it is not known if he will be with the Vikings or be wearing another team's uniform. Peterson will enter next season as one of the top fantasy running backs and likely will be selected in the first round of most drafts.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to be reinstated

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:13:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been informed that he will be reinstated from the commissioner exempt list starting Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson will be a starting running back next season, but it still not known which uniform he will be wearing in Week 1. Peterson should be a first-round option in most fantasy leagues next season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson unlikely for suspension

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:26:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is "highly unlikely" to face more suspension from the league when he's finally off the Commissioner's Exempt List, according to a source. Peterson's next concern is clearing the way for his full return to the field this fall. "Peterson wants to have a completely clean slate by the draft," NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport said.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be in consideration for the top overall fantasy pick in 2015 regardless of which team he is playing for. A trade is still a possibility, though, with the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals as the most likely destinations.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson meeting with NFL Tuesday

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:21:23 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will meet with NFL officials at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. The meeting will detail his compliance with terms from the league and his Texas plea deal.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is pushing hard to be traded or cut from the Vikings. He'll most likely be in a situation where he receives the majority of the work at running back. He's a mid-to-low RB1 in that scenario.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to meet with league

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 07:31:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is scheduled to meet with NFL officials this week to discuss his reinstatement for the 2015 season. He is eligible to be reinstated April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is unlikely to return to the Vikings, which will have an effect on his fantasy value. He pegs as a low-end RB1 right now.

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Browns | Adrian Peterson an option for Browns?

Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:35:43 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be a target for the Cleveland Browns, in the opinion of ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler. The Browns have $30.96 million in salary cap space, so they could afford to make a trade for Peterson.

Fantasy Tip: Of course, the Vikings can choose not to trade Peterson at all, even if he wants out of Minnesota. It's still hard to gauge Peterson's value at this point as we still don't know if he'll stay with the Vikings or sign with the Dallas Cowboys or Cleveland or somewhere else. Stay tuned for any updates on Peterson, especially as the NFL Draft nears.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't be released

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:29:55 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's agent was told Wednesday, March 18, by general manager Rick Spielman that the running back will not be released by the team.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is reportedly in great shape, but it remains unclear if he will be back with the Vikings or the team is hanging onto him in an attempt to possibly deal him to another organization. Stay tuned.

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