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 11.58 MIN Active 8 years 30 6'1 217 @AdrianPeterson

2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Jul-09-2015 by Shawn Childs

Peterson couldn't match his 2012 success in 2013, which is another reason why a Fantasy player should never draft the hot player from the previous season. Over the first 11 games of 2013, Adrian only had three 100-yard rushing games. He started to hit his stride in weeks 12 and 13 when he rushed for 357 yards on 67 carries, but he suffered a foot injury in week 14 which forced him to miss most of the rest of the season. He tried to play in week 16, but he suffered a groin injury that required surgery in late January. He finished with 1266 rushing yards on 279 attempts and 10 rushing TDs. Peterson has rushed for 10,190 yards throughout his eight-year career, which ranks 28th all-time. He has scored 91 touchdowns in 97 career starts. In 2013, Adrian averaged 24 touches per game in his 12 full games. His success in 2012 was a result of his ability to make big plays (27 runs of 20 yards or more and 8 runs of 40 yards or more). Last year, Adrian recorded 23 touches for 93 combined yards in his only game played. He probably has the best opportunity in the league to get plus touches in every game of the season if he is healthy. His value in the passing game has risen high enough where we can expect close to 40 receptions. Peterson has the chance to produce over 1800 combined yards and is almost being a lock to find the end zone at least ten times. Bridgewater's growth should lead to more overall chances running the ball and scoring.


Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

SCOUT Fantasy: Regarding Adrian Peterson's workload, how much will the Vikings use Jerick McKinnon? Shawn seems to think AD can get to 40 catches. We're really curious about that considering he had only 29 receptions in 2013, and McKinnon caught 27 passes in just 11 games as a rookie last year. How do you see this shaking out?

Yotter: Peterson's involvement in the passing game has always been a point of interest. Every year, there is the thought that he will be more involved, but that's never really been the case. However, this is the year I think it happens for two reasons: First, what I've seen of him this offseason with Norv Turner's offense is more use there. And secondly, he looks better than ever catching the ball.

McKinnon should be involved in the running game and the passing game too, but I don't think that takes away from Peterson's touches in the passing game. Forty catches for Peterson is probably the top end, but I also think it's realistic this year.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/27 - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is going to get 'as much as he can handle'
7/26 - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson shooting for 2,500 yards
7/25 - Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has 'more of a feel for what the coaches are trying to do'
7/25 - Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says RB Adrian Peterson is in 'great shape'
7/21 - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson restructures the final three years of his contract
7/21 - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's new three-year deal worth $44 million
7/18 - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson expects to be on the field more on third-down situations
7/7 - Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has drastically improved according to OC Norv Turner
6/30 - Vikings WR Charles Johnson garners high praise from OC Norv Turner

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
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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