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Vikings | Adrian Peterson on exempt list

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

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

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

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


Vikings | Adrian Peterson's suspension lifted

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

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

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

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


Vikings | Adrian Peterson's father denies report

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

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

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

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


Vikings | Adrian Peterson's situation worsens

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

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

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

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


Vikings | Brian Peters signs

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:11:20 -0800

Free-agent LB Brian Peters (Canadian League) signed an undisclosed deal with the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Feb. 23.

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Vikings | Looking at running backs

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:34:01 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have been looking at running backs at the NFL Scouting Combine as a precaution, either to supplement or replace current starters on the team.

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


Vikings | Adrian Peterson has not asked for trade

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

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

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

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


Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants out

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

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

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

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


Vikings | MIN hasn't contacted Matt Cassel

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:36:00 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (Vikings) has not been told yet whether Vikings general manager Rick Spielman wants to bring Cassel back in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Cassel returns, he carries minimal fantasy value as a quarterback unless he ends up in a situation where someone gets hurt and Cassel starts.

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


Vikings | Brandon Bostick claimed

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:03:15 -0800

Free-agent TE Brandon Bostick (Packers) is being claimed by the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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Vikings | Charles Johnson praised by OC

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:45:59 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Charles X. Johnson is "far and away our best receiver," according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Johnson emerged as QB Teddy Bridgewater's No. 1 target in the second half of last season, ending with 31 catches for 475 yards. Turner has high hopes for Johnson in 2015 with his knee injury even further behind him.

Fantasy Tip: The chemistry that Johnson built with Bridgewater last season is very important, and it'll likely continue in 2015. Aside from Johnson, Greg Jennings may be on his way out, and Cordarrelle Patterson didn't do anything to endear himself to the team. Consider Johnson a WR4 with upside in this year's drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNCleveland.com - Tony Grossi


Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected back by Vikes

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

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

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

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


Vikings | Chad Greenway not approached about contract

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:59:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway has not been approached by the team about restructuring his contract. Greenway said at the end of the season that he would be open to redoing his deal if it helped keep him with the team.

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


Vikings | Kyle Rudolph eager to get healthy

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:26:19 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is making preparations for two months of strength and conditioning as he tries to rid himself of proneness to injury. "I'd like to think no one in the league works harder than I do to stay healthy and take care of my body, but the bottom line is I haven't been, and the only way to get rid of those questions is to play 16 games," Rudolph said Monday, Feb. 16. Rudolph has only played in 17 games in two seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has played just one full season in his four-year career, making it hard to consider him a top-tier fantasy tight end, though the talent is there. He could very well be at full health as the 2015 season commences, but there is obvious risk involved in drafting and rostering Rudolph.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pioneer Press - Brian Murphy


Vikings | Jerick McKinnon on the mend

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:24:58 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) is close to completing his post-surgery rehab on his back. There have been no setbacks, and McKinnon says he will be ready to participate without any limitations in the offseason workout program, which can begin April 20. McKinnon plans on improving his overall game, but will place an extra emphasis on getting stronger so he can survive a full season of pounding between the tackles, and also pass protection, an area of his game that was subpar in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon's situation is one of the bigger unknowns at the position. His fantasy value will depend largely on what happens to Adrian Peterson. If Peterson is gone, McKinnon could be a low-end RB2. If Peterson returns, McKinnon is no more than a RB4 in traditional leagues.

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


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