Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings
|RB - #6||61.00||MIN||Active||9 years||30||6'1||217||@AdrianPeterson|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Jun-23-2014 by Rob Warner
ALL DAY, EVERY DAY: The Vikings led the league with 23 rushing touchdowns in 2013 – led by Adrian Peterson's 10 rushing scores. Purple Jesus averaged 90 yards per game and posted his seventh straight season of double digit touchdowns. The seventh overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft wasn't able to approach 2,000 yards like he did in 2012 (finished with 1,266 yards in 14 games). The soon-to-be 29-year-old can hear the clock ticking on his career and rumors have surfaced that he could ask out if the Vikings don't right the ship at quarterback. Peterson is owed $13 million in 2015, but it would be unthinkable for the Vikings to entertain trade offers unless they decide to go into major rebuilding mode (unlikely as they look to build momentum for the opening of their new stadium in 2016).
Editor's note: Peterson is still a Top 3 pick in redraft (check out this FFToolbox article detailing your options in that range). All those same concerns are there, such as a lack of other proven weapons and a weak passing attack. The former Oklahoma Sooner should not fall far in any draft in any format.
Vikings GM Rick Spielman seems dead set on keeping Adrian Peterson. It was reported that the Vikings went as far to say that 'he plays for them or no one'. These comments have been made both publically and privately. Unless somebody really blows them away with a trade offer, which doesn't appear likely, we may have a good old fashion stand off on our hands.Fantasy Analysis:
Unless this becomes a holdout that spills into the regular season, this shouldn't really matter. AP isn't leaving $13 million on the table and wasting a second season of his career. Peterson will be productive in Minnesota just like he would be anywhere else. In the end he will be forced to suck up his pride and play for whatever team owns his massive contract.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors4/26 - Vikings on RB Adrian Peterson 'he plays for them or no one'
4/24 - Raiders emerge as possible suitors for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson
4/24 - Texans RB Alfred Blue is training with Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and has powerful words
4/24 - Report: The Vikings would have to be blown away by an offer to trade RB Adrian Peterson
4/16 - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to be reinstated on Friday
4/15 - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson officially eligible for reinstatement
4/6 - UPDATE: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to meet with NFL this week about reinstatement
4/2 - Cowboys QB Tony Romo restructures contract, clears nearly $13 million in cap space
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|1.05||BFDFantasyFootball.com - AP was the easy choice here.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|1.01||Scout PRO - I think he will be the #1 RB in fantasy with Norv in town. Should set career high in catches|
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