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Cardinals | Arizona's Week 14 inactives

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:45:07 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals have declared RB Adrian Peterson, RB Bronson Hill, WR Carlton Agudosi, DL Corey Peters, WR John Brown, QB Matt Barkley, C Max Tuerk inactive for Week 14.

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Cardinals | No timetable for Adrian Peterson

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:58:34 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) has already been ruled out for Week 14, and head coach Bruce Arians said there is no timetable for Peterson's return.

Fantasy Tip: Kerwynn Williams is expected to start in Peterson's place, and he should be a volume-based RB3 until Peterson returns.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AZCardinals.com - Darren Urban

Cardinals | Adrian Peterson officially ruled out

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:14:13 -0800

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) did not practice Friday, Dec. 8, and he has been ruled out for the Week 14 game against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's injury is not believed to require surgery. With Peterson on the shelf, Kerwynn Williams figured to lead the charge against the Titans, but he is only worth using as a flex fantasy option against a tough Tennessee defense.

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Cardinals | Week 14 injury report for Arizona

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:13:20 -0800

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) and RB Adrian Peterson (neck) did not practice Friday, Dec. 8, and both are ruled out for the Week 14 game against the Tennessee Titans. DL Josh Mauro (ankle), WR JJ Nelson (knee), DL Corey Peters (ankle), CB Patrick Peterson (hamstring) and OT Jared Veldheer (elbow) were limited in practice and are each listed as questionable. WR Jaron Brown (toe), LB Deone Bucannon (ankle), LB Karlos Dansby (non-injury related), LS Justin Drescher (shoulder), WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury related), TE Troy Niklas (hip, knee), DE Frostee Rucker (non-injury related), C A.Q. Shipley (shoulder) and RB Kerwynn Williams (ribs) were able to practice in full and have been removed from the injury report.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson likely out

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:29:04 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) is likely out for Week 14, according to sources. The injury doesn't require surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Kerwynn Williams (ribs) returned to practice Thursday and figures to see most of the work in the backfield. He had his best game last week since his rookie season in 2014 and figures to be a solid flex candidate in a tough matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson does not practice

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:50:38 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson may need to practice Friday, Dec. 8, if he wants a chance to play in Week 14. Owners should keep an eye on the situation but will need other options ready in case Peterson is ruled out again.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson idle Wednesday

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:19:41 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) won't practice Wednesday, Dec. 6, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Peterson will have to be cleared by doctors in order to play in Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Kerwynn Williams rushed 16 times for 97 yards last week, and there is little reason to push Peterson to play with the team out of contention. The Tennessee Titans pose a tough matchup, but Williams is a decent flex candidate.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson's status up in air

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:32:50 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson's (neck) status for Week 14 will ultimately be decided on by Peterson and team doctors.

Fantasy Tip: If Peterson misses another week then Kerwynn Williams should once again start in the backfield. Williams ran exceptionally well last week in taking over for Peterson to the tune of 97 rushing yards. He'll be a low-end RB2 or flex play if Peterson is sidelined.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson inactive

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 12:10:14 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 13 game.

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Cardinals | Week 13 inactives for Arizona

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 12:01:48 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals have declared RB Adrian Peterson, WR Carlton Agudosi, DL Corey Peters, LB Deone Bucannon, WR John Brown, S Johnathan Ford, QB Matt Barkley inactive for Week 13.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson appears unlikely to play

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 07:31:25 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) remains a game-time decision for Week 13's game against the Los Angeles Rams but the team is pessimistic about his chances of playing, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson did not practice at all during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. RB Kerwynn Williams is expected to start and should be viewed as a low-end RB2 or flex option, while RB D.J. Foster is worth considering as a flex option in PPR fantasy leagues.

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Cardinals | D.J. Foster in line for carries

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 19:04:55 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB D.J. Foster is expected to step into a bigger role if RB Adrian Peterson (neck) is unable to play against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 13, according to head coach Bruce Arians. "Carries could easily fall into his lap," Arians said. "Quickly."

Fantasy Tip: Kerwynn Williams would likely start if Peterson can't play, but the prospect of more carries in addition to his role in the passing game make Foster a solid flex candidate in PPR formats.

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Cardinals | Friday's injury report for Arizona

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:35:03 -0800

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe), LB Deone Bucannon (ankle), S Rudy Ford (knee), DL Corey Peters (ankle) and RB Adrian Peterson (neck) did not practice Friday, Dec. 1. All players were ruled out, except for Peterson who is listed as questionable. DL Josh Mauro (ankle) and TE Troy Niklas (back, knee) were limited and are considered questionable, while WR Larry Fitzgerald (rest), WR Brittan Golden (groin), DE Robert Nkemdiche (ankle), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (rest), QB Drew Stanton (knee) and RB Kerwynn Williams (ribs) were each removed from the report.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson to be game-time decision

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:28:47 -0800

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) will be a game-time decision versus the Los Angeles Rams in Week 13, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Fantasy Tip: While there is no guarantee as to who Arians would turn to, the most logical candidate is D.J. Foster. Arians recently praised his new third-down back, so given the attrition Arizona is experiencing at running back this season - David Johnson (wrist), Peterson, Kerwynn Williams (ribs) and Elijhaa Penny (knee) - he could be in line to start this weekend. Foster is a gifted receiver, making him an intriguing option if he gets the nod in what figures to be a game with negative game script.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson misses practice Friday?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:14:13 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) was not spotted at the open portion of practice Friday, Dec. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson was listed as "DNP" on Wednesday and Thursday, so it seems likely he didn't get a practice in after the session was closed to the media. It seems likely Peterson will be allowed to practice and play his normal role in Week 13 even without practice this week if he can handle it, so owners may have to wait this one out until the inactives are listed for this game Sunday afternoon. If he can't go, Elijhaa Penny and D.J. Foster would likely form a committee.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson does not practice

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:55:07 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 30.

Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals are optimistic about Peterson's availability, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He is coming off a decent Week 12 performance but will be facing a solid Los Angeles Rams defense. He could be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option if he plays.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson misses practice

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:50:35 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) was not able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 29, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Fantasy Tip: Arizona's running back situation is cloudy at this point in the week. If Peterson keeps missing practice we may be forced to seriously consider starting D.J. Foster, especially in PPR leagues. It's still too soon to make a decision, though, so keep tabs on Peterson's status over the next few days.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson totals 99 yards

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 20:42:15 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson rushed 20 times for 79 yards in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added four receptions for 20 yards on five targets.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has failed to find the end zone in each of his five games since his explosive team debut on Oct. 15 against the Buccaneers. His four grabs were a season best and he remains a decent low-end RB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 13 against the visiting Rams.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson stacked up in loss

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:04:43 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson rushed 14 times for 26 yards in Week 11 against the Houston Texans and he had just one catch for 13 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson had two 100-yard games in his first three appearances with the team, and it looked like vintage AP. However, he has managed just 55 yards on 35 carries, or a paltry 1.6 yards per tote. That's simply not going to do. Things don't figure to get better against a stout Jaguars defense in Week 12.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson joins dubious list

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:31:13 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson became the seventh player in NFL history to gain less than 30 rushing yards while carrying the ball 20 or more times when he rushed for 29 yards on 21 carries against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: In four games since joining the Cardinals, Peterson has rushed for more than 130 yards twice and less than 30 yards twice. He will be a high-risk, high-reward RB2 against the Houston Texans in Week 11.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson stifled by Seahawks

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:21:53 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson carried the ball 21 times for 29 yards (1.4 YPC) during the team's 22-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10. Peterson caught one pass for 13 yards.

Fantasy Tip: You knew the Seahawks would load up to stop the run, but 29 yards on 21 carries is brutal production. That gives AD two huge games and two miserable games since joining the Cardinals. Expect the Houston Texans to adopt a similar gameplan in Week 11, but with the extra rest Peterson could return to RB2 status.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson sets NFL record

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 19:23:27 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson carried a career-high 37 times for 159 yards in Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers. He had the most carries in NFL history for a running back over the age of 30.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson racked up his second 100-yard game since coming over from the New Orleans Saints in a trade, re-emerging as a solid RB2 fantasy option in most leagues. He and his teammates have a quick turnaround before hosting the Seahawks in Week 10 on Thursday night.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson to be featured

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:18:47 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson is expected to be featured in Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers. "Feed the beast," offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said of Peterson. "It's like an old stove. The more wood you put in it, the hotter it gets. We've just got to make sure we feed him the ball so he can get comfortable."

Fantasy Tip: The Niners have allowed the most fantasy points to running backs the last five weeks and all season. However, a big chunk of that has been through the air, which Peterson doesn't excel at. He should still see enough looks to be in the low-end RB2 realm.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson bottled up

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:13:35 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson rushed 11 times for just 21 yards in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams in London.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson and the Arizona offense have two weeks to figure it out with a bye. It will be a challenge for Arizona going forward, as the team lost Carson Palmer to a broken arm and he is expected to miss at least eight weeks.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson logs 48 snaps in debut

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:01:40 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson played 48-of-65 offensive snaps in Week 6 - his first game with the team since he was acquired from the New Orleans Saints earlier in the week.

Fantasy Tip: It's a shocking workload for a player who looked like he had roughly four days to prepare, but the 32-year-old Peterson continued to defy logic with 134 yards rushing and two touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He's back in the RB2 conversation in Week 7 as the Cardinals face a Los Angeles Rams run defense that has struggled to contain opposing running games all season long.

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Cardinals | Huge debut for Adrian Peterson

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:07:02 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson finished with 26 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-33 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Playing from ahead against Tampa Bay's banged-up group of linebackers certainly helped Peterson pad his numbers, but it looks like he has a little more left in the tank than he was being given credit for. It might not hurt to try to sell high on Peterson after his big performance, but RB2 production isn't out of the question while David Johnson is out.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson coming out for third downs

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:47:59 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson will not play on third downs, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Fantasy Tip: That was to be expected. Andre Ellington has received 24 targets on third down in the last two weeks. Peterson should be owned, but the expectations should be modest. Ellington keeps RB4 value in PPR formats.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson atop depth chart

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:34:42 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson has already been installed as the starting running back on the team's first submission of the depth chart following his trade from the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Fantasy Tip: This is hardly a surprise, considering the Cardinals only have Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington in reserve following Tuesday's release of Chris Johnson. Arizona seems committed to using Ellington primarily as a passing-down back, so Peterson will have to convince head coach Bruce Arians he needs more work by thriving on early downs. Peterson will have his work cut out for him behind a poor offensive line and figures to be no better than a RB3 in Arizona.

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Cardinals | Adrian Peterson lands in Arizona

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:50:55 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson was acquired by the Arizona Cardinals Tuesday, Oct. 10, for a conditional draft pick, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: AP has rushed for 2.39 yards per carry the last two seasons. Yes, there were scheme questions, offensive line questions and questions of what he has left. It's pretty clear he has lost a step. However, the Cardinals are desperate, and if Peterson has anything left to give - this is his last chance. Pick him up for depth in deeper leagues, but his value is heavier in non-PPR formats.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson not on injury report

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:02:05 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has been receiving around 10 touches over the last two games and likely will have a similar workload against the Miami Dolphins. He should be avoided in most leagues because he has not been very productive in new role.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Adam H. Beasley

Saints | Week 4 injury report for New Orleans

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:10:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Ben Heeney (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 4 in London against the Miami Dolphins. OT Zach Strief (knee) logged a full practice and is listed as questionable. OT Terron Armstead (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (chest) and WR Willie Snead (hamstring) were all limited and are also listed as questionable. RB Adrian Peterson (rest), LB Nathan Stupar (hamstring) and CB Marshon Lattimore (concussion) practiced in full and have been removed from the injury report.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson back at practice

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:10:00 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson (knee) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson hasn't had a big enough role on the team to consider in fantasy against the Miami Dolphins.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson tweaked knee

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:27:03 -0700

Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson (knee) tweaked his knee in practice Wednesday, Sept. 27. However, the injury isn't considered serious, and his absence Thursday was a mix of the knee issue and a veteran's day off.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson absent

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:20:17 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson was absent from practice during the portion open to the media Thursday, Sept. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's fantasy value has dwindled to the point that he's probably not worth a flex play against the Miami Dolphins.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson rushes for 33 yards

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:41:01 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson ran nine times for 33 yards in Week 3 at Carolina and he added two receptions for four yards on his two targets.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has looked like a shell of his former self with the Saints, but Sean Payton keeps going to him for double-digit touches per week. However, Peterson is seeing about half the touches as starter Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara is coming on, too. The fantasy future of Peterson is murky at best.

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Saints | Eight touches for Adrian Peterson

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:59:27 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson carries eight times for just 26 yards in Week 2 against New England.

Fantasy Tip: It's strange seeing Peterson in a reserve role, but he has managed a total of 14 touches with 44 rushing yards through two games. It's the 2017 fantasy season and so far Peterson has been a very small part of it after years of domination.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson has no problem with coach

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:09:52 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson does not have any problems with head coach Sean Payton and the team has no plans of trading or releasing Peterson, according to sources. The team hopes to run the ball more in Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson could receive some more snaps this week but is still sharing snaps with Mark Ingram. He will be facing a solid New England Patriots defense and probably should only be considered a flex option in most leagues.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson wants more action

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:20:06 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson said he "didn't sign up for nine snaps," but he said he and head coach Sean Payton are on the same page.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson had six carries for 18 yards, but Mark Ingram had six carries for 17 yards and Alvin Kamara had seven rushes for 18 yards. The load was split up evenly, and the Saints trailed for most of the game, which will keep Peterson on the sidelines a lot. What's clear is the talk that he might be mixed into the passing game probably isn't going to happen. All three backs are matchup plays in the RB3 range.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson disappoints in Saints debut

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:57:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson played only nine snaps in the club's Week 1 game Monday, Sept. 11, against the Minnesota Vikings, en route to logging just six rushes for 18 yards.

Fantasy Tip: In Peterson's defense, the Saints were trailing pretty much the whole way, which kept him on the sidelines as New Orleans was mostly passing in order to catch up. He also managed to tie Alvin Kamara for the team lead in rushing yards, but it's still an alarming usage rate for the future Hall-of-Famer. With the Patriots up next, the Saints are more likely to find themselves trailing again for the majority of the contest, making it tough to deploy Peterson as a flex option.

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Saints | Tough sledding for Adrian Peterson

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 21:15:18 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson rushed six times for 15 yards in a 13-0 preseason win over the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: One lackluster showing in the preseason isn't cause for concern, but the state of the backfield in New Orleans is. Peterson figures to split carries with Mark Ingram to some degree and give way to Alvin Kamara on passing downs. Of course, fewer carries could translate to more production if Peterson stays healthy and fresh all season, but expecting him to be more than a RB3 is dangerous.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson to sit preseason opener

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 22:03:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson (rest) will not play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, August 10, against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Tip: It's pretty standard to see aging veterans not play in the first preseason game, so owners have nothing to worry about here. As has been the case all summer, Peterson should still be viewed as a top sleeper candidate, having the potential to legitimately meet an RB2 ceiling in the Saints' high-octane offense if he stays healthy.

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Saints | Naysayers motivate Adrian Peterson

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:07:25 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson is motivated by those who doubt his age, ability, health, etc. "I'd be lying to say [the doubt] doesn't [motivate me]," Peterson said. "You want to do things people say you can't do."

Fantasy Tip: There is credence to the doubt surrounding Peterson. At 32 years old, Peterson has missed almost two full seasons in the last three years. He'll be splitting playing time with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara to boot. Nonetheless, he is Adrian Peterson, after all. View him as a flex option in a high-scoring, high-flying offense.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson eyes 500 receiving yards

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:06:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson has had more than 400 receiving yards only once in his career, but he is shooting for 500 in 2017. "I was attracted to playing with (Drew) Brees, a guy who is good at distributing the ball to different players. I know in this system, I'll get some opportunities to catch the ball in space. Drew Brees, he'll get the ball to me," Peterson said.

Fantasy Tip: Brees loves throwing to his running backs, but 500 receiving yards is a big ask in a backfield which also has Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara and maybe even Travaris Cadet vying for touches. Peterson will be fortunate to top 1,000 total yards this season, and owners should be thrilled if he can give them roughly 750 yards rushing and 350 receiving to go along with eight to 10 touchdowns. He's on the RB2 borderline and probably should be drafted as a RB3.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson to see 150 carries?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:14:29 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson is likely on tap for 150 carries, according to Saints color commentator Deuce McAllister. "If he gets (about 150 carries), he'll get probably 700 to 1,000 yards," McAllister said. Peterson is keeping his weight between 215 and 219 pounds with 6 percent body fat. Peterson, who has totaled more than 400 receiving yards once, said he'd like to tally 500 receiving yards.

Fantasy Tip: It's important not to get overhyped about the 32-year-old's aspirations. He is a freak of nature, but very few backs have been this productive at his age. They also have Pro Bowler Mark Ingram and third-rounder Alvin Kamara, who projects as a Darren Sproles type. Peterson is an RB3 in fantasy that could receive a boost in this dynamic offense if everything goes right.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson wants five more years

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 05:56:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson said he wants to play until age 37 or 38.

Fantasy Tip: The 32-year-old has drawn rave reviews at practice, and he could be a solid contributor in the tapered role he's expected to have. Mark Ingram will at least have a 50-50 split with him, and with durability a concern at AD's age, there is some risk taking him as an RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

Saints | Adrian Peterson dazzling at OTAs

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:02:59 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson has his teammates "gushing" over his burst and stride length that he's exhibited during organized team activities thus far.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's presence on an already high-powered Saints offense will be one of the more crucial storylines to watch this upcoming season, with many believing the former Minnesota Viking can no longer play at a high level. However, early reports would suggest the opposite, and with Peterson having a chip on his shoulder, it might not be surprising to see the former NFL MVP provide some useful stats for fantasy owners in 2017. Definitely monitor him in drafts.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon bigger, better in 2017?

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:03:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon trained with former teammate Adrian Peterson in Houston during the offseason and weighs 211 pounds, up from 200 a season ago. McKinnon is reportedly not only stronger, but faster as well. "I'm just ready to prove myself and show how much better I've got in the offseason," McKinnon said.

Fantasy Tip: The Vikings added Latavius Murray and second-round pick Dalvin Cook this spring, but McKinnon boasts enough talent to give both a run for their money. Cook and Murray will likely end up winning out as the team has invested more money in them, although it will be difficult to keep a stronger and faster McKinnon off the field. If his offseason training is as good as he thinks it was, McKinnon could force the Vikings to go with a three-man committee backfield.

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Saints | Adrian Peterson remains confident

Tue, 02 May 2017 11:41:26 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson (knee) believes he has "a lot of years left" in the NFL. Peterson is 32 years old and is entering his 11th season.

Fantasy Tip: Time will tell if Peterson can play a few more years, but the odds are not in his favor. He has missed close to two full seasons the last three years because of serious knee injuries. Peterson has proven he can bounce back from such a hindrance, though; he did in 2015. Don't count out Peterson just yet, but don't draft him as an RB1 either. With Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara in the mix, Peterson is more of an RB3 or flex option in standard leagues.

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Saints | Saints using 'three-headed monster' at RB?

Mon, 01 May 2017 19:30:44 -0700

The New Orleans Saints' plan for the upcoming season is "likely to recreate their 2009 and 2011 potent backfield attack" when they implemented a "three-headed monster" at running back. This came to fruition when they drafted RB Alvin Kamara, who is a "prototypical third-down back" to complement RBs Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson. Kamara could be in line to play a "Reggie Bush/Darren Sproles-type role."

Fantasy Tip: This could be a frustrating storyline for those who end up drafting Mark Ingram, seeing as he's proven he can be a productive workhorse back when he is healthy. At the same time, this development also indicates Peterson could turn out to be an excellent value pick if he's getting a good amount of work around the goal line. As for Kamara, owners might want to take a wait-and-see approach with the third-round pick.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Times-Picayune - Larry Holder

Saints | Travaris Cadet to see reduced role?

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:27:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet will compete with RB Alvin Kamara for the third-down back role while RB Adrian Peterson and RB Mark Ingram serve as the traditional backs, according to beat writer Nick Underhill.

Fantasy Tip: After the Saints traded up for Kamara, he is going to be given a chance to show what he can do. Cadet's value was already limited to deeper PPR formats, and the addition of Kamara likely makes him a non-factor for fantasy purposes.

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