Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #5 4.06 MIN Active 8 years 29 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.

Latest Update

Sep-15-14 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to play in Week 3

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was deactivated from yesterday's game after being indicted on child abuse charges Friday. His banishment ended Monday as he was officially reinstated by the team. He is expected to practice this week and play Sunday against the Saints.

Fantasy Analysis:

This afternoon, another allegation of child abuse against Peterson came to light. But according to TMZ Sports, he was cleared of all wrong-doing and never charged in that case, which dates to June 2013, because it was determined that another one of his sons suffered a cut to his forehead after accidentally bumping it on a car seat while Peterson was punishing him.
In the end, Peterson has been cleared to return to regular football duties. Possible public backlash aside, it's obviously big news for the Vikings' offense. Peterson will face a Saints squad that allowed more than 120 rush yards in its first two games. He remains an elite RB1.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

9/15 - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to play in Week 3
9/14 - Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 2? Injury
9/12 - UPDATE: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted with 'reckless or negligent injury to a child'
9/12 - Following child abuse charges, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson deactivated for Week 2

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
7/21/2014
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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