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Posted: 2/24/2017 2:10pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson likely will not return to the Vikings under his current contract but could stay with the team if he restructures his contract. Peterson probably will be with a new team in 2017 but may not be able to handle a workload like he did in the past. Peterson could be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues depending on his role.
Posted: 2/23/2017 12:38pm ET
Huddle Up: Drafting Peterson this offseason is much too risky of a proposition after he suffered another serious knee injury last year. He has missed 28 games the last three seasons and may be close to the end of his career. He obviously has RB1 potential when he's healthy, but it's just too risky to take him in RB1 territory, wherever he plays.
Posted: 2/20/2017 2:55pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson's future with the Vikings remains unclear, but either he or McKinnon could be better used next season, with Matt Asiata remaining in a change-of-pace and passing role. No matter who Peterson plays for in 2017, drafting him will be playing with fire considering he's missed almost two full seasons in the past three years.
Posted: 2/19/2017 7:20am ET
Huddle Up: Unless Peterson agrees to take a significant pay cut this offseason, his playing days in Minnesota could be over. He should receive the bulk of the carries wherever he lands and is still capable of being a solid fantasy contributor, although his age and recent injury history mean he should no longer be viewed as an RB1 in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 2/16/2017 6:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson has already said he would have interest in joining the Giants, and with the release of Rashad Jennings, the Giants could be in the market for a back. Wherever Peterson ends up in 2017, he is likely to see enough carries to provide RB2 production.
Posted: 2/5/2017 12:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson is a Texas native, but this seems like an unlikely marriage from the Cowboys' perspective for multiple reasons. First and foremost, an aging Peterson isn't play much over Ezekiel Elliott. Secondly, 'All Day' isn't particularly strong in the passing game, so he wouldn't even be a third-down upgrade for Dallas. Additionally, Peterson isn't going to come cheap and probably wouldn't be all that open to accepting a pure backup role anyway.
Posted: 2/3/2017 8:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson will likely have to agree to a pay cut to return to Minnesota, and there is a good chance he plays elsewhere in 2017. He days as a fantasy stud are likely in the past, but he will still be an intriguing option in 2017 if he lands with a strong offense.
Posted: 1/19/2017 9:37am ET
Huddle Up: The Giants have used multiple running backs over the last few years and may be interested in Peterson as their main back. Peterson should receive most of the carries wherever he goes and can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues.
Posted: 1/19/2017 9:31am ET
Huddle Up: The Buccaneers may be looking for a running back this offseason with Doug Martin serving a suspension and Jacquizz Rodgers scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. Peterson probably will be the starter if he joins the Bucs and could be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy.
Posted: 1/19/2017 9:24am ET
Huddle Up: The Texans signed Lamar Miller to a lucrative contract last offseason, so they probably would not consider adding Peterson. Miller rushed for 1,073 yards and five touchdowns in 2016 and can be a No. 2 running back for fantasy owners. Peterson should be able to find a starting job with a team and could be a No. 2 back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/10/2017 7:48am ET
Huddle Up: His future with the team, and his RB1 status in fantasy, is up in the air. He'll be 32 next season and didn't look good before the knee injury; albeit his offensive line had something to do with that. He presents a lot of risk as a low-end RB1, and it makes more sense to take him as a second back in hopes of one more big rushing season.
Posted: 1/2/2017 10:02am ET
Huddle Up: This doesn't sound like a player willing to accept a pay cut. Given his age (32 in March) and the fact he is due $11.75 million in the final year of his contract next season, he is highly unlikely to return with that attitude. AP won't be out of work for long, but his days as an elite RB1 could very well be coming to an end, assuming they haven't already.
Posted: 1/2/2017 8:28am ET
Huddle Up: AD will be 32 in March, and it's probably 50-50, at best, that he stays in Minnesota. It'll be really hard to count on him as an RB1 next season with nearly 2,500 carries on his body, but the perfect situation could still give him that chance.
Posted: 12/30/2016 4:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will continue to share work at running back with Peterson sidelined. McKinnon probably has more value and can be a flex option in most leagues, while Asiata has some value in deeper leagues because of his touchdown potential.
Posted: 12/29/2016 6:31pm ET
Huddle Up: It is looking like Peterson will sit out the finale, making Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon potential flex plays against Chicago.
Posted: 12/28/2016 11:44am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson was not able to play in Week 16 and may have to miss another game because of his injuries. Owners can check on his status later in the week but probably should look for other options to use. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata would share work if Peterson is ruled out and could both be flex option in leagues.
Posted: 12/23/2016 8:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson's future is cloudy. He has been able to bounce back from injuries in the past, but father time eventually wins. Fantasy owners will have to wait and see what the offseason brings before they can have an idea of Peterson's value.
Posted: 12/23/2016 10:00am ET
Huddle Up: This was always a possibility considering how quickly Peterson was trying to return from an injury that would have been a season-ender for most players. With likely very little to play in Week 17, it is possible AP has played his last game with the Vikings. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will resume their timeshare against the Packers. Neither player makes for much of a high-upside flex play for fantasy championship week.
Posted: 12/22/2016 11:42am ET
Huddle Up: There is a chance that Peterson will not be able to play in Week 16, so owners should check on his status later in the week. He probably will only see limited carries if he plays and should only be considered a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 12/21/2016 12:12pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson's status will not be known until later in the week, so owners should monitor the situation. Peterson probably would be see limited carries if he plays and would not be more than a flex option in most leagues.
Posted: 12/21/2016 11:06am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson did not do much in his limited playing time in Week 15 and probably would not see many more carries if he is able to play in Week 16. Owners should monitor the situation during the week to see if he will play but should only consider him a flex option if he plays.
Posted: 12/21/2016 9:22am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson, at best, seems likely entrenched in a timeshare with Jerick McKinnon. The way AD has looked behind this offensive line lends more risk than reward against the Green Bay Packers as a flex option.
Posted: 12/21/2016 8:42am ET
Huddle Up: A timeshare with Jerick McKinnon is most likely, and the way AD has looked behind this offensive line lends more risk than reward against the Green Bay Packers. Both backs are flex options with quite a bit of risk.
Posted: 12/19/2016 7:58am ET
Huddle Up: He had six rushes for 22 yards and a one-yard catch. He also lost a fumble. The Vikings were down by a lot early, and that had something to do with his sparse usage. He'll probably share the load with Jerick McKinnon in Week 16, and he's a flex option against the Green Bay Packers.
Posted: 12/18/2016 6:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson played sparingly in the second half with a lopsided score on the board. He is more of a flex fantasy option heading into Week 16 at Green Bay.
Posted: 12/17/2016 10:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Well, that escalated quickly. Peterson has gone from hoping to play in Week 16 to starting tomorrow in a matter of days. While it's impossible to gauge how many touches he'll get, he has proven in the past to heal quickly -- though it's also important to remember AD did little prior to getting hurt. Peterson is an intriguing lottery ticket for those in a bind, but steadier options should be deployed if available.
Posted: 12/17/2016 3:21pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson has been out since Week 2 and the fact he will even be able to return the season is incredible, so owners are advised to keep him on the bench for at least this week. Outside of his own exploits, AP has virtually nothing working in his favor to support the notion of a huge game this week (long layoff, doesn't run well out of the shotgun - the Vikings' new base formation, terrible offensive line, etc.). Perhaps if he looks explosive against the Colts, he could considered a low-end flex option next week.
Posted: 12/17/2016 9:21am ET
Huddle Up: It is not known how many touches Peterson will receive but he probably will see limited snaps during the game. He has the potential to make big plays, but owners should not count on him to have a big game. He can still be considered a flex option in some leagues.
Posted: 12/16/2016 2:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson has not played since September because of the injury, so owners will need to check the inactive list to see if he will play. He probably will receive limited snaps if he is active because of his long layoff. Peterson could be a flex option in some leagues, but owners in the playoffs probably should look for safer options to use.
Posted: 12/15/2016 10:34am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson appears to have an outside chance to play in Week 15 but is more likely to play in Week 16. He probably will receive limited touches when he returns but could be a flex option in daily fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/13/2016 5:40am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson returning would probably not be in a typical, featured role, and his chances at helping in the fantasy playoffs are pretty minimal. He still has the upside worth holding onto just in case.
Posted: 12/7/2016 11:05am ET
Huddle Up: The Vikings have lost six of their last seven games, so there is a chance that Peterson sits out the rest of the season. He may see limited snaps if he does return and could be at least a flex option in some leagues.
Posted: 12/7/2016 9:56am ET
Huddle Up: It might be too late for him to be a factor in fantasy, but the potential is still there if you can afford the roster spot.
Posted: 11/29/2016 10:52am ET
Huddle Up: There is still no timetable for his return, but it is looking more probable by the day. Peterson still has to get in something resembling football shape before he is ready to handle significant work on the field, and that may not happen before most fantasy playoffs are wrapping up. Nevertheless, the news is still encouraging and bodes well for his return to the field this season.
Posted: 11/29/2016 10:24am ET
Huddle Up: Obviously, Peterson still has a long ways to go in order to find his way on the field before the end of the season, but he is doing a fine job of helping his remaining owners keep the faith. Whether Peterson is able to reward that faith is another matter entirely. The Vikings' offensive line is playing about as poorly as any front five in the league, and Peterson wasn't exactly tearing it up before going down (1.6 yards per carry). He's worth a stash, but he's unlikely to make much of a meaningful impact this season.
Posted: 11/24/2016 5:54am ET
Huddle Up: Three months from surgery would be Week 16 on Dec. 24. That would be a best-case scenario. If you're looking at a deep playoff run and have the space, he's worth the risk to stash.
Posted: 11/21/2016 8:17pm ET
Huddle Up: If you have the roster flexibility and are in the hunt for a playoff spot in your fantasy league, it isn't a bad idea to stash him away just in case. He could help plenty of fantasy owners to a championship. At the very least, squirreling him away on your roster also keeps Peterson away from your rivals.
Posted: 11/17/2016 3:48pm ET
Huddle Up: If you're desperate and have room on the bench, Peterson makes for a great stash, as it's looking possible that he'll be able to return before the conclusion of the campaign. In fact, the Vikings may do everything in their power to get him back on the field, considering how dreadfully bad their league-worst running game has been, and if a playoff berth comes down to the final weeks, don't be surprised if he does indeed suit up again for Minnesota. If you're in a league that runs through Week 17, you should be especially enticed with this development.
Posted: 11/14/2016 12:35pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson is eligible to return to practice and come off the Reserve/Injured list this week, but that apparently has no chance of happening. With the Minnesota offense is in such utter disarray at this point, it would be hard to justify bringing him back anyway. Especially considering Peterson is due nearly $12 million in 2017 - the final year of his contract - the team may choose to move on from the 31-year-old workhorse, meaning he may have already played his final snap as a Viking.
Posted: 9/26/2016 9:25am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson has to sit out until Week 11, but it would be mistake to rule him out for the season given his track record. Owners in deeper leagues or those with IR spots are advised to hold as long as possible in part because AP is one of the few true feature backs around, but Minnesota's offensive line has been so bad so far that he should be considered no more than a RB2 even if he does return. Jerick McKinnon will continue to serve as the lead back during his Peterson's absence.
Posted: 9/24/2016 3:50pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson will miss at least half of the season because of the injury, but owners should monitor the situation to see if he will be able to play in the last few games. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will share work while Peterson is out. McKinnon can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues, while Asiata can be a flex option in deeper leagues.
Posted: 9/23/2016 12:17pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson will miss the rest of the regular season. In his absence, Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon will control the Minnesota backfield, with the latter having a considerably higher ceiling. Asiata, though, has value, too, as he could vulture numerous touchdowns from up close like he did in 2014 when Peterson missed all but one game. Ronnie Hillman lurks as he learns the offense.
Posted: 9/22/2016 7:14am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson is expected to be out until at least December, but he could come back quicker, or he could be done for the fantasy season. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata are expected to share the work, and they're flex considerations against the Carolina Panthers.
Posted: 9/21/2016 2:28pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson is still expected to miss several months because of his torn meniscus, but he would need more time to recover if he has a torn lateral collateral ligament. Jerick McKinnon is expected to receive a majority of the work at running back with Peterson out and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/21/2016 1:58pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson is not expected to return until at least December and probably will miss the rest of the season with multiple torn ligaments in his knee. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will split snaps for the next few months. McKinnon can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in all leagues, while Asiata can be a flex option in deeper leagues.
Posted: 9/21/2016 1:12pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson is expected to miss several months because of knee surgery, but owners may want to keep a hold of Peterson since he could return before the end of the season. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will share carries while Peterson is sidelined and both could be flex options for owners.
Posted: 9/21/2016 9:10am ET
Huddle Up: The more news that comes out, the more fantasy owners cringe after the believed optimism once ligament damage was ruled out. Anything you get from Peterson in fantasy the rest of the way should be seen as a bonus. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will share the work, but McKinnon could wind up being the featured back with Asiata on third downs. Both are flex options while Peterson is out.
Posted: 9/21/2016 9:07am ET
Huddle Up: December was reported as a potential return date, but with him having the surgery to repair the cartilage instead of trimming it, his return date is up in the air. Peterson has healed quickly before, but he is 31 now. Anything you get from him in fantasy, sadly, would be a bonus right now. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will share the work, but McKinnon could wind up being the featured back with Asiata on third downs. Both are flex options while Peterson is out.
Posted: 9/21/2016 8:52am ET
Huddle Up: We'll know more once he has the operation, and Peterson has been a quick healer in the past. However, he's 31, and it's too early to peg a target date. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata figure to share the work while he's out. Asiata has been playing third downs, and they could opt to use McKinnon in the lead role. Both are merely flex options against the Carolina Panthers this week.
Posted: 9/21/2016 8:40am ET
Huddle Up: On the bright side, Peterson has been a freak in his recovery from injuries in the past. However, it's highly unlikely he misses less than a month. The team has a bye in Week 6, and their Week 7 game is a month from tomorrow's operation. A target could be Week 8 on Halloween against the Chicago Bears. However, we won't know a firm target date until he has the operation. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata figure to share the work while he's out. Asiata has been playing third downs, and they could opt to use McKinnon in the lead role. Both are merely flex options against the Carolina Panthers this week.
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