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Vikings | Adrian Peterson enters not guilty plea

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:45:57 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson entered a not guilty plea to the charge of injury to a child, according to documents filed to the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas. His trial date is scheduled for Dec. 1, and a pretrial date is scheduled for Nov. 4, per court documents. Peterson will remain on the Exempt/Commissioner's permission list while he awaits trial.

Fantasy Tip: With Peterson's trial not scheduled to start for over a month, the likelihood that he plays again this year is extremely slim. If he's clogging up space on your roster, you can probably get away with dumping him at this point.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson judge won't recuse himself

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:48:23 -0700

The Texas judge in Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's child abuse case has rejected the prosecutors' request to step aside because of what they termed bias and various recent legal disagreements. The decision Monday, Oct. 13, by Judge Kelly Case, who sits on the Montgomery County 9th District Court, comes after Case was said to have referred to the lead attorney of each side as "media whores." On Monday, Peterson entered a formal plea of not guilty on the abuse charge he is facing. The plea was entered Oct. 8, the day of his court appearance, but not made public until Monday afternoon.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson may be arrested

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:34:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be arrested again for admitting to smoking some marijuana while on bond, according to sources. Montgomery County prosecutors have filed documents to have Peterson arrested again.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson likely will not play again this season after this latest incident, so owners in one-year leagues can drop him if they still have him on their roster.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has trial date

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:04:37 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's trial for reckless or negligent injury to a child is tentatively scheduled to start Dec. 1, according to his attorney.

Fantasy Tip: A trial this late in the fantasy football season effectively confirms that he isn't worth stashing at this point. Feel free to drop Peterson in all non-keeper formats.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson to plead not guilty

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:32:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to plead not guilty to child abuse charges for allegedly disciplining his son when he appears in court Wednesday, Oct. 8. A trial date could be set, but it is not certain if that will happen.

Fantasy Tip: It is probably smart to hold on to Peterson in standard leagues in case he can expedite his return to the field.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson will attend hearing

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:09:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will be present at his hearing Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Texas. Peterson is accused of child abuse.

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Vikings | AP facing severe discipline

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:37:39 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still has not come to grips with the prospect his 2014 season has all but officially ended and that his future in the NFL is uncertain, multiple sources said Sunday, Sept. 21. Even if Peterson reaches a plea deal on a child abuse charge with Texas prosecutors, the NFL will severely discipline the running back, according to sources. The team does not foresee Peterson in their future, according to team sources.

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Vikings | AP wants to resolve case swiftly

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:42:36 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants his representation to accelerate his trial date for child-abuse charges, with the goal of getting it set for 2014, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The broader goal will be to resolve the charges in time for Peterson to return to action for the Vikings this year. He would need to resolve the charges in a way that doesn't expose him to a potential suspension without pay under the personal-conduct policy.

Fantasy Tip: Until Peterson returns, it appears to be the Matt Asiata show. He hasn't lit it up in place of Peterson, but he has been an adequate low-end RB2 or flex play. Jerick McKinnon is waiting in the wings, but he was limited to four touches and suffered an injury. As far as AP, all fantasy owners can do is wait and hope their first-round pick can return sooner rather than later.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants earlier trial

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:29:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's lawyers are looking for an expedited trial for Peterson and do not want the trial to begin next year.

Fantasy Tip: An earlier trial would make the Vikings decide if Peterson will play again this season. Peterson should be kept on the bench until more details on his trial come out.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson trial could be a while

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:47:35 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's case for child abuse could take six to 18 months to go to trial, according to a source. Peterson is on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list and is out indefinitely.

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Vikings | Vikings want Adrian Peterson back

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:21:03 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings intend to bring RB Adrian Peterson back after his legal issues are resolved.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be avoided in FantasyScore for the foreseeable future. Matt Asiata is an excellent value this week with a price of $3,700 (7.40% of cap) in FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Want Adrian Peterson back

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:08:15 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to return to the team after his child abuse case is resolved, according to sources.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson will be paid

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:01:50 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will receive his full $11.75 million salary this season.

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Vikings | More on Adrian Peterson

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:18:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's next court date is Oct. 8, but it could be several months before the case would go to trial. His placement on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list bars him from all team activities. The team plans to keep him on the list until his child abuse case is resolved.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson out indefinitely

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:05:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list and will be out indefinitely.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be held on to for the time being, but there's a possibility his season could be over. Matt Asiata is a good RB3 in the interim and an excellent bargain buy this week at New Orleans. He's priced at $3,700 (7.4% of your cap) on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Governor: Vikes should suspend Adrian Peterson

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:12:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson doesn't have the support of Minnesota governor Mark Dayton. Dayton thinks the Vikings should suspend Peterson after the team announced he's expected to play in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints. Peterson was indicted Friday, Sept. 12, on charges of negligent or reckless injury to a child, and he sat out in Week 2.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson cleared in new case

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:36:00 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been cleared of wrongdoing in the second child abuse investigation, according to sources. The investigation found that Peterson did not strike the 4-year-old boy, but he accidentally bumped his head on a carseat while being punished.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is priced at $8,600 (17.2% of your cap) on FantasyScore as a solid RB1 in Week 3.

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Vikings | New abuse allegation for Peterson

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:50:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is accused of injuring another son while disciplining the 4-year-old, according to new allegations Monday, Sept. 15. The 4-year-old is by a different mother than the alleged victim in the Montgomery County case, in which Peterson is charged with felony injury to a child. The latest incident allegedly occurred last June, while the boy, who lives out of state, was visiting Peterson at his gated home in Texas.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson was deactivated in Week 2, and it's uncertain if the latest incident will bring more punishment for the running back. Steer clear of Peterson in FantasyScore leagues until this situation becomes clearer.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson court date set

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:02:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's court date has been set for Oct. 8, according to a source. The arraignment will take place at the Ninth District Court in Montgomery County, Texas.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is already playing in Week 3, but could miss more time if he is indicted for injuring his son.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson reinstated

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:14:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was reinstated after being deactivated in Week 2 against the New England Patriots following his arrest on a charge of causing injury to his son by disciplining him with a tree branch.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson owners will be happy to have him back in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints in the dome, a game that could feature plenty of offense. Return Peterson to your starting lineups immediately. It's unlikely he'll miss any more games this year, as his trial for the case isn't expected until next year.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to play

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:52:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to play in Week 3 following his deactivation in Week 2, the team announced Monday, Sept. 15. He will participate in practice fully this week.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is expected to be a solid RB1 option on FantasyScore against the New Orleans Saints.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't be cut

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:29:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson won't be released by the team in the wake of his child abuse charges. The team could look to trade him, however.

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Vikings | NFL reviewing Adrian Peterson case

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:28:38 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's case will be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to league spokesman Brian McCarthy.

Fantasy Tip: RB Matt Asiata is a bargain buy as a flex option at $3,700 (7.4% of your cap) on FantasyScore in Week 2.

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Vikings | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:39:46 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, LB Brandon Watts, QB Christian Ponder, OG David Yankey, LB Michael Mauti, WR Rodney Smith, DL Scott Crichton inactive for Week 2.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's status TBA Monday

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:40:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will have his roster status announced Monday, Sept. 15, by the team. The team could allow him to practice and attend meetings but deactivate him on gamedays or suspend him with pay.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned Monday to see whether he's worth considering for your Week 3 lineups.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson trial likely in 2015

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:54:43 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's trial for reckless or negligent injury of a child will likely occur in 2015. Peterson was released from jail on $15,000 bond Saturday, Sept. 13, after being arrested for a felony charge involving his son.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson deactivated in Week 2

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:38:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been deactivated for the Week 2 game against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: You can safely remove Peterson from all of your FantasyScore and standard-league lineups. Both Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon aren't attractive options, even at the minimum salary for running backs ($3,700). Cordarrelle Patterson, who might be used even more now, is looking more attractive now at a price of $6,000 (12.0% of cap).

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Vikings | More details on Adrian Peterson case

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:36:32 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson admitted in a police report that he did "whoop" one of his children last May when he visited him in Houston. When the 4-year-old boy returned home, his mother took him to a doctor, and the boy told police Peterson had hit him with a branch from a tree. The doctor said the boy had a number of lacerations on his thighs and bruise-like marks on his lower back and buttocks and cuts on his hand. Peterson regarded it as a normal spanking when he was questioned by investigators. A grand jury earlier this summer decided not to charge Peterson, but a second grand jury is now indicting him.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned on more information on this story and how it might pertain to Peterson being suspended or missing any time. Until we know more, plan to stick with him in your starting lineups, but be prepared for a quick change before Sunday morning.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to child

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:43:58 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury of a child, according to a person with knowledge of the case. Peterson reportedly used a switch to spank his son. He'll have to return to Texas to post bond, but there is no timetable for that to happen. Peterson returned to practice Friday, Sept. 12, after being absent Thursday, Sept. 11. The team is gathering information regarding the legal situation.

Fantasy Tip: It's unknown how this'll affect Peterson's availability on the field, but to be safe, you might want to make backup plans just in case. Matt Asiata is likely to be next in line, but there might be better options on the waiver wire in your league. Cordarrelle Patterson could be used even more in the running game if Peterson is forced to miss any time.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson probable

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:26:35 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has been one of the top fantasy running back for the past several years and has the ability to post awesome numbers each week. As expected, Peterson is one of the most expensive running backs on FantasyScore (16.4% of the cap) but may not be able to bring much of a profit even against a weak New England Patriots run defense.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson trying to find comfort level

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:28:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson looked to be trying to find his comfort level in the team's new running scheme in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams, a scheme that uses more pulling guards and uses more runs that are designed to hit a certain point of attack, rather than allowing Peterson to find cutback lanes. Eleven of Peterson's 21 carries went to the right side of the offensive line, and he gained 42 yards on those runs.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is a special talent, so the new running scheme shouldn't hurt him too much in the long run, but it's worth noting. As Goessling notes, the New England Patriots were awful in run defense last year and didn't look any better in Week 1. Peterson could go hog wild this weekend.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits out Thursday

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:23:56 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 11. Peterson wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson disappointed his owners in Week 1 with 75 rushing yards on 21 attempts. He should be started in all standard leagues, and he could bounce back in a big way against the New England Patriots in Week 2. Peterson will cost you a pretty penny, though ($8,200; 16.4% of cap at FantasyScore).

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Cowboys | Won't face tampering charges

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:29:25 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones will not face tampering charges for talking with Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson in June.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson refutes report

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:57:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson denied a report that said he told Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones that he would like to play for the Cowboys at some point. "This was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings," Peterson said in a statement. "I have always said I understand the NFL is a business but that I would love to retire as a Viking."

Fantasy Tip: Peterson will be with the Vikings for at least this season and probably more in the future. He is a candidate for the first overall pick in fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Cowboys | DAL interests Adrian Peterson

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:01:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had a phone conversation with Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones in June where he stated he would be interested in joining the Cowboys when his time with the Vikings is over. Jones said he has not talked with Peterson since the phone call and does not believe that the call should be considered tampering.

Fantasy Tip: There is nothing to suggest that Peterson will be a member of the Cowboys in the near future. Peterson will continue to play for the Vikings and is one of the top running backs in fantasy.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:48:28 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (personal) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson missing practice the past couple days due to a personal issue has no impact on his fantasy football value.

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

Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:25:09 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, due to an unspecified personal matter.

Fantasy Tip: The situation shouldn't limit Peterson's preseason work, which is usually limited to begin with. His fantasy stock is unchanged.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't play this weekend

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:46:44 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the team's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 16. He played in one series in the team's third preseason game last year, but other than that, he hasn't had a carry in the preseason since 2011.

Fantasy Tip: There's nothing to see here. The Vikes won't put AD in harm's way during the preseason, although he may see a series of action next week, if at all. Peterson remains one of the few options worth considering as your No. 1 overall fantasy pick.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson improving pass catching

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:02:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson appears to be improving his pass-catching skills. He dropped one pass in practice Monday, Aug. 11, but had some nice catches.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is already one of the safest selections with one of the top three picks in fantasy drafts. Improving his pass-catching skills would go a long way in making him even more valuable, too, especially in point-per-reception formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Mark Craig

Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:20:13 -0700

As expected, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (rest) dressed for the preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 8, but he did not play. Peterson hasn't had a carry in the preseason since the 2011 campaign.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is unlikely to see many carries in the exhibition games, if he see any at all. Fantasy owners are pleased with seeing him with a baseball cap on the sidelines, as their cornerstone is not risking injury in meaningless games. He'll once again be one of the top fantasy running backs in the league.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't play preseason opener

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:51:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the team's preseason opener, head coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Fantasy Tip: This is purely precautionary. Peterson probably won't play much at all throughout the preseason as he rests and prepares for the regular season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson excited about offense

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:50:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he is looking forward to playing in the team's new offense because it is more versatile than the one the team had been using for the last several seasons. "Let's call it what it is: I thought in the past, we've been predictable," Peterson said. "I'm sure you guys wrote stories about us being predictable the past seven years. You won't be able to write that story this year. That's pretty much all I'm saying. You won't be able to do that, because this offense is so versatile."

Fantasy Tip: Peterson could get more involved in the passing game in 2014, which will only help his fantasy value. He should be gone within the first few picks in all fantasy leagues.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson could sit out preseason

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:10:57 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson does not need to play in the preseason to show something to the coaching staff, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Peterson could get a few carries during the preseason if Peterson asks to play.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has shown he is one of the best running backs in the league and does not need to prove anything in preseason games. Peterson should be a top five pick in all fantasy leagues.

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NFL | Running backs compensation note

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:26:51 -0700

Only Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will make more money than Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, among their positional peers, following Charles' two-year extension.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon impresses Adrian Peterson

Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:20:56 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he was impressed by RB Jerick McKinnon. "He's pretty impressive and there's not too many guys who impress me like that, especially rookies coming in," Peterson said. "He's been able to do some real good things in the offense, picking it up well and just his running style."

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson working on pass catching

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:19:22 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he has been working on his pass-catching skills, because he likely will be asked to catch more passes in offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system. The team sees Peterson as an every-down running back, so he may have to pick up some blitzes on passing downs.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be a top-five pick in all fantasy leagues this season and becoming more of a pass catcher will only add to his value.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson plans to stick around

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:15:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has no plans to be done playing football by the time the team opens their new stadium in 2016. His current contract runs through the 2017 season, but he's the only running back in the league with a salary cap hit of more than $10 million this year, and the team could cut him without a cap penalty after next year.

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Eagles | Expect Jeremy Maclin to be ready

Sat, 07 Jun 2014 06:51:43 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles fully expect Jeremy Maclin (knee) to be ready to go for the start of the 2014 season, according to general manager Howie Roseman. "I think it depends on the player. We saw Adrian Peterson come back after six months, and did he win the MVP award after that? So I think it depends on the genetics. And all I know is what our doctors are telling us, and he's doing a great job in his rehab. We fully expect him to be ready to go once the season starts."

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Vikings | Looking to draft running back

Mon, 05 May 2014 05:29:33 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings would like to draft a running back to help reduce the load on RB Adrian Peterson in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson injury update

Thu, 01 May 2014 11:59:09 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) said he is at about 80 percent right now and is spending time working on strength and balance.

Fantasy Tip: Everything appears to be on schedule for Peterson to be ready to fully participate at the start of training camp. Peterson should be at the top of your draft lists as long as there are no setbacks.

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