Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings

Position ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB MIN Injured Reserve 9 years 31 6'1 220 @AdrianPeterson

2016 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Jul-27-2016 by Shawn Childs


After missing 15 games in 2014, Peterson led the NFL in rushing yards (1485) with a league-high 327 attempts. He scored double digit TDs (11) for the eighth time in his career while chipping in with 30 catches for 222 yards. This led to Adrian being the second highest scoring RB in 2015 in PPR leagues (249.9 Fantasy points). Peterson had 12 games with 20 or more touches as he continues to be a workhorse back. He had six games with over 100 yards rushing and one game with over 200 yards. His worst two games of the season came against Seattle (8/18 and 23/45). He currently ranks 17th all-time in rushing yards (11,675). With two more strong years, Adrian should move into the top five in rushing yards passing LaDainian Tomlinson. Peterson will start the year at age 31 so his game could breakdown at any moment. He did battle an ankle and shoulder issue last season leading to one short game of action plus a back issue in January. I sense the Vikings' offense will be improved with his opportunity remaining in the same range with possible growth in TDs. It's tough finding high-volume running backs in today's NFL, so he'll be tough to overlook especially with a favorable draft value. Adrian is a solid 250 point back in PPR leagues with a chance at another 1500+ yards with 30+ catches and double digit TDs.

2016 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
2.06 John Rozek - I wanted Elliott here, but will take Peterson. I think he has one year left as a solid RB1 and allows me to ignore the position for a few rounds.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
1.11 Scout Fantasy - Jack Delaney - In every season where he’s played in 16 games, Adrian Peterson has recorded a minimum of 315 carries. Even as a 30-year old running back with a large workload in 2015, Peterson didn’t show any signs of slowing down. I’m hoping he keeps defying logic in 2016.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #3
August 10th, 2016
2.01 Dynasty Trade Calculator - J.P. Hurley - 3 RBs off the board already, and none of them were Adrian Peterson. Hey! I just found a four-leaf clover!
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