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Minnesota Vikings

Position
RB
 
Jersey
28
Name  Adrian Peterson
Born  3/21/1985
Height  6-1
Weight  217
College  Oklahoma
8/14/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson won't play in Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Insight: We told you he might not play at all this preseason, but don't worry he still knows how to run the football. Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a still respectable though not up to expectation 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013.
 
7/28/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson isn't expected to see much action in the preseason, perhaps none at all, according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a still respectable though not up to expectation 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013. He doesn't need much to be ready for the regular season and is still a top-five fantasy selection.
 
2/21/2014 4:13:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson (groin surgery) is on track to be ready for April OTAs.
Insight: Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a still respectable though not up to expectation 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013. If the Vikings can find a passing offense to balance it out, he should be good for a few more years.
 
1/23/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson underwent groin surgery on Thursday. SOURCE: Vikings.com
Insight: He should be good to go in about six weeks. Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a respectable 1,266 rushing yards and ten touchdowns in 2013.
 
1/22/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Vikings halfback Adrian Peterson will have groin surgery this offseason. SOURCE: Josina Anderson, ESPN
Insight: The doctor who will be performing the surgery also performed Peterson's sports hernia operation last offseason. He should be back in plenty of time for the start of training camp.
 
1/19/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Minnesota halfback Adrian Peterson may require groin surgery later this offseason. SOURCE: Tom Pelissero, USA Today
Insight: Peterson missed two of the team's last three games though neither absence was related to a groin injury. Even if Peterson does undergo surgery, he should be back in plenty of time for the start of the 2014 regular season.
 
12/28/2013 5:13:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Insight: After missing Week 15 due to a foot sprain, Peterson had 45 yards on 11 carries and saw just one touch after halftime in Week 16 at Cincinnati. The Vikings have no reason to play Peterson in Week 17 with nothing to play for. Matt Asiata will start at running back and is a solid flex option having scored three TDs in place of Peterson two weeks ago.
 
12/27/2013 1:53:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) is doubtful for Sunday's game, according to Mark Craig of the Star Tribune.
Insight: After missing Week 15 due to a foot sprain, Peterson had just 45 yards on 11 carries and saw just one touch after halftime Sunday at Cincinnati. The Vikings have no reason to play Peterson in Week 17 with nothing to play for.
 
12/27/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) hopes to play Sunday against the Lions, but he'll need to see how he feels the next few days. SOURCE: Chris Scoggins, Star Tribune
Insight: After missing Week 15 due to a foot sprain, Peterson had just 45 yards on 11 carries and saw just one touch after halftime Sunday at Cincinnati. The Vikings have no reason to play Peterson in Week 17 but if he thinks he can go he'll be out there against Detroit.
 
12/22/2013 5:52:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had 45 yards on 11 carries Sunday at Cincinnati after missing Week 15 due to a sprained foot.
Insight: Minnesota fell behind 28-7 by halftime and there was no reason to put Peterson at risk after that. He had just one touch in the second half.
 
12/22/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) is active and playing in Week 16.
Insight: Peterson missed last week's game against the Eagles due to the foot sprain he suffered in Week 14, but he wanted to play through the injury. He's a must start.
 
12/22/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) says he's playing in Week 16.
Insight: Peterson missed last week's game against the Eagles due to the foot sprain he suffered in Week 14, but he wanted to play through the injury. Fantasy owners can expect him to play against the Bengals.
 
12/15/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he anticipates having Adrian Peterson (foot) in Week 16, according to Ben Goessling of espn.com.
Insight: Peterson missed Sunday's game against the Eagles due to the foot sprain he suffered in Week 14. Toby Gerhart (hamstring) was also out, allowing Matt Asiata to rush for three TDs.
 
12/15/2013 11:36:00 AM
Description: Vikings players were told that Adrian Peterson (foot) will not play Sunday against the Eagles and now it's official - he's inactive.
Insight: Toby Gerhart (hamstring) also is out, which leaves 26-year-old Matt Asiata as the No. 1 running back and a desperation flex option Sunday. Peterson may have been able to play through a sprained foot if the Vikings were in playoff contention, but with nothing to play for they will hold him out.
 
12/15/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: According to ESPN, Vikings players were told that Adrian Peterson (foot) will not play Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: Toby Gerhart (hamstring) also is not expected to play, which leaves 26-year-old Matt Asiata as the No. 1 running back and a desperation flex option Sunday. Peterson may have been able to play through a sprained foot if the Vikings were in playoff contention, but with nothing to play for they will hold him out.
 
12/14/2013 10:44:00 PM
Description: The Vikings haven't made a final decision on Adrian Peterson (foot) yet, but he made it through Minnesota's walkthrough fine on Saturday, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.
Insight: Man is this guy tough. A week ago when Peterson was carted off the field with a sprained foot, it looked like he would be out for the rest of the season. Now he might not miss a game. Sunday's game in Minnesota kicks off at 1 p.m. ET so we should know his status by 11:30.
 
12/14/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: ESPN's John Clayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: Man is this guy tough. A week ago when Peterson was carted off the field with a sprained foot, it looked like he would be out for the rest of the season. Now he might not miss a game. Sunday's game in Minnesota kicks off at 1 p.m. ET so we should know his status by 11:30.
 
12/13/2013 2:04:00 PM
Description: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said a decision probably won't be made until early Sunday.
Insight: Peterson did a little jogging Friday, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play. The Vikings have no reason to push their "meal ticket" in a lost season. The real problem is that backup Toby Gerhart is also questionable.
 
12/11/2013 2:09:00 PM
Description: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he's a little more optimistic about Toby Gerhart (hamstring) than Adrian Peterson (foot sprain) for Sunday's game against the Eagles, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling.
Insight: Peterson is out of his walking boot and will try to practice Friday. If he cannot, he'll be ruled out for Week 15.
 
12/10/2013 8:30:00 AM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot sprain) will have his tests sent to a specialist.
Insight: Peterson is in a walking boot and early predictions are that he will miss Sunday's game against Philadelphia. This is Peterson, however, and he's surprised us in the past. The smart move is to pick up Toby Gerhart for insurance.
 

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