Adrian Peterson | RB | Minnesota Vikings
Posted: 12/8/2013 9:51pm et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) is being diagnosed with a foot sprain, not an ankle injury as previously reported. Peterson is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Dec. 9. X-rays after the Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens were negative. Peterson said Sunday, Dec. 8, that he does not believe the injury is of the season-ending variety. 'Not at all. You should've seen me in here, trying to get back out there,' Peterson said. 'I kept my pads on throughout most of the third quarter, until I finally was like, 'I'm not going to be able to go'.'
Huddle Up: This doesn't look good for the rest of Peterson's season. Unless the injury is quite mild, a foot sprain likely means he is done for at least the next couple of weeks. Watch his status throughout the week.
Posted: 12/8/2013 5:27pm et
Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) is back on the sidelines in street clothes.
Huddle Up: Hopefully this is a good sign for Peterson. He will obviously need to be monitored throughout the week.
Posted: 12/4/2013 5:41pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: This is familiar ground for Peterson this season. Nothing to worry about unless this continues the rest of the week.
Posted: 11/29/2013 9:14pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 29, and is probable for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Peterson isn't 100 percent but he won't need to be Sunday to shred the Bears' last ranked rush defense. Owners should expect another big day out of AP.
Posted: 11/28/2013 6:59pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: That's 2 missed practices in 2 days for AD, but there are no serious indications that he is in any danger of missing the tasty Week 13 matchup against the Bears' D, which surrenders the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing fantasy RBs.
Posted: 11/27/2013 3:23pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: It sounds like this is just a regular day off for Peterson, who is nursing that groin injury. His matchup could not be better this week.
Posted: 11/22/2013 6:00pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is questionable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Peterson returned to do some work Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday, and should play. That means he'll be started by 90 percent or so of his fantasy owners, but Peterson said the injury was an issue last week in his sub-par showing in Seattle (21 rushes- 65 yards) and it could keep his numbers down again Sunday in Green Bay.
Posted: 11/21/2013 6:06pm et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. Peterson, however, says he expects to play Week 12 vs. the Packers.
Huddle Up: That's 2 missed practices in 2 days for AD, who also didn't look himself in rushing for only 65 yards on 21 carries in Week 11 and finishing a game without a reception or TD for the first time this season. Of course you're starting him if he plays but your fantasy expectations might need to be tempered until Peterson gets healthier.
Posted: 11/18/2013 11:50am et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) said he was bothered by his groin injury in Week 11. 'Actually, it was bothering me a lot,' Peterson said. 'There were a couple plays in the first half, oh man, I knew if I was able to explode the way I normally do I could have gotten some big chunks, even taken it to the house.'
Huddle Up: Peterson needs to average about 275 yards per game to reach his preseason goal of 2,500 yards. Since that's only a little less likely than the Vikings bouncing back to make the playoffs, there may be less reason to push an injured Peterson; as such, Toby Gerhart would be not just an important insurance policy but potentially a valuable fantasy contributor down the stretch. Keep in mind that Gerhart is a free agent following the season, so he could be auditioning for a full-time feature back gig somewhere else in 2014.
Posted: 11/15/2013 1:33pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson does not want to be traded but understands if the team considers it as part of their rebuilding project. 'I definitely wouldn't mind playing here,' Peterson said. 'I feel like we have the right pieces, and we can continue to get some more pieces as well to help build this team and make us even stronger. ... So, no, (I don't want to go elsewhere).' He's averaging 4.5 yards per carry this season and has 10 touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Peterson continues to produce in spite of the QB circus and a sagging defense in the Twin Cities and once again is among the top fantasy RBs, ranking third through 10 weeks with 155 points (Huddle Performance scoring).
Posted: 10/24/2013 4:13pm et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been dealing with a right hamstring injury for four or five weeks. It started as a bruise, but he's not worried that he'll have to miss any time. Peterson ran for just 28 yards on 13 carries in Week 7 against the New York Giants. 'I feel like it was more in my mind. It's strange to say that, but I think I was kind of holding myself back, not being able to stretch out and really run. I think I was kind of hindering myself. Now that I'm able to be more relaxed and got a clearer mind, I think I'll be able to go out there and roll full-speed.'
Huddle Up: Peterson has definitely hit a lull with a combined 90 rushing yards on 23 carries and no TDs over the past 2 games, and it could prove tough getting untracked Sunday night against a Green Bay D that's allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 10/24/2013 12:22am et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) said Wednesday, Oct. 23, that he could feel his right hamstring during the Week 7 game against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21. He added it wasn't a huge detriment to his game. While he is expected to see a light workload in practice all week, the injury does not appear to be one that will cause him to miss time.
Huddle Up: Peterson may have been dealing with tightness but the bigger problem was the fact that Josh Freeman was under center and the Vikings only ran the ball eight times in the first half against the Giants. Even AP can't offset terrible playcalling.
Posted: 10/23/2013 6:04pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Hopefully this is nothing to worry about. Keep an eye on Peterson the rest of the week.
Posted: 10/22/2013 12:49am et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson carried just 13 times for 28 yards in the Week 7 game against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21, and he added two receptions for 28 yards.
Huddle Up: With the Giants quickly deducing that new starting QB Josh Freeman wasn't a threat, they stacked the box and ganged up on AD, resulting in his fourth-worst career regular-season rushing performance in a game in which he logged 10 or more carries. It's Peterson, though, and they'll be better days ahead, so just chalk this one up as a lost cause all around.
Posted: 10/19/2013 2:51pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) is participating in practice Saturday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: Peterson was held out of practice on Friday but he's going to start on Sunday. Fantasy owners don't need to worry about AP's status.
Posted: 10/11/2013 3:13pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (personal) said he will play in the team's Week 6 game. 'I will be playing Sunday. Focused. Ready to roll,' Peterson said.
Huddle Up: Peterson's two-year old son was beaten by the man dating the child's mother. While our thoughts are with Peterson and his family at this time, AP is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against Carolina.
Posted: 10/11/2013 11:29am et
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son is in critical condition after he was allegedly severely beaten by his mother's boyfriend. Joseph Patterson, 27, has been arrested and charged with felony assault and battery of an infant. Law enforcement sources say the child suffered severe head injuries.
Huddle Up: Peterson missed Thursday's practice to be with his son at the hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Thoughts and prayers with Peterson and his family.
Posted: 10/11/2013 11:25am et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is dealing with a family member that has a very serious medical issue.
Huddle Up: Peterson missed Thursday's practice and was reported to be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to deal with the issue, which according to published reports may ultimately become a police matter. The Vikings have indicated they expect Peterson to return for Friday's practice.
Posted: 8/18/2013 11:35pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson will play in the team's third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 25 vs. the San Francisco 49ers but will not play into the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs who own the first pick in upcoming drafts will be able to tune into NBC's Sunday Night Football next week and scout their likely pick making his preseason debut against one of the league's best D's.
Posted: 8/15/2013 11:21am et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to see action sometime during the preseason, but head coach Leslie Frazier wasn't exactly sure when that will be. However, he did narrow it down to either the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, against the Buffalo Bills, or the third preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. "Between this week and next week would be the time we're going to play him, if we play him in the preseason," Frazier said Wednesday, Aug. 14. "We want to do something in these next couple of weeks."
Huddle Up: If the Vikings indeed follow through and give Peterson some preseason snaps, expect it to be limited to a series or two. He'll get plenty of work once the games start to count.
Posted: 6/20/2013 2:16pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hernia) sat out during the minicamp practice Wednesday, June 19, but it was part of his regularly scheduled rest, and not related to his offseason sports hernia surgery.
Huddle Up: I think we can all agree that Peterson has earned an off-season rest day or 2 . . .
Posted: 5/29/2013 5:36pm et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he is close to 100 percent after recovering from surgery to fix a sports hernia this offseason. He resumed lifting weights just over a month after his procedure in February. "It was a cakewalk compared to recovering from the ACL and what I had to go through to bounce back from that," he said.
Huddle Up: Peterson played much of last season with the injury, and he still managed to do okay. Just think, another year removed from knee surgery and not playing with a gaping hole in his stomach muscle... yeah, Peterson has a shot to put up pretty good numbers this year.
Posted: 5/3/2013 4:05pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he has set out a goal to rush for 2,500 yards. "I've got my bar set for 2,500. If I could go up to that the record is shattered," Peterson said. In order to reach his goal, Peterson would have to average 156.25 yards over 16 games. He averaged 131 yards last season, topping 156 yards five times.
Huddle Up: Well, they say it's the second year after ACL surgery before a player is back up to speed. So if AD averaged 131 a game at less than 100 percent last year, who's to say he cant hit 2,500? Either way he'll be the first player off the board in every fantasy redraft league.
Posted: 2/7/2013 9:42pm et
The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday, Feb. 7, that RB Adrian Peterson had sports-hernia surgery. The team expects a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns.
Huddle Up: We were surprised to hear it wasn't back or shoulder surgery after AD carried the Vikings all season.
Posted: 2/3/2013 12:51pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is the first running back to capture the league's Most Valuable Player award since former NFL RB LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006.
Huddle Up: It remains a passing league, even if AD's numbers and accomplishments were simply too outstanding to overlook in the MVP race this past season.
Posted: 2/2/2013 9:32pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has won the 2012 National Football League Most Valuable Player award.
Huddle Up: Carrying a team on your back and coming within single-digit yardage of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record should earn you some hardware--especially when you accomplish all of the above within a year of having your knee surgically repaired.
Posted: 1/27/2013 11:14pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he believes that he will win the Most Valuable Player award this season.
Huddle Up: Peyton Manning had a great first season in the Mile High City, but AD appears to have all the MVP momentum with less than a week to go before the award announcement.
Posted: 1/27/2013 12:57pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB OT Phil Loadholt is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March. RB Adrian Peterson said he would talk to general manager Rick Spielman and the team's other decision-makers about the importance of re-signing Loadholt. 'I'll probably talk to 'em, just to get that guy in,' Peterson said. 'He's just been improving each year. I'm going to keep my arms around him this offseason as well, just to make sure he's staying on top of this game and he's working out and he's doing the necessary things to make someone want to bring you back as well. So I'll have my toe in somewhere.'
Huddle Up: Lost in the brilliance of Peterson's comeback was the stellar play of the Vikings' offensive line, and just going by the word of someone who should know (Peterson), Loadholt was a big part of that success.
Posted: 1/9/2013 4:05pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will have his abdomen injury evaluated after the Pro Bowl to see if he will need any surgery.
Huddle Up: Peterson was limited in practice over the final month-plus of the season by an abdominal injury, but no word yet on if he'll need any surgical repairs. More likely they'll just send out for parts and power him down until training camp.
Posted: 1/3/2013 1:48pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen) is taking part in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: AD got a well-deserved break with no practice Tuesday and Wednesday, and will be ready to take on the Packers, against whom he has gained 421 total yards and scored 3 TDs in the 2 regular-season meetings.
Posted: 1/1/2013 10:52pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen, rest) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Jan. 1.
Huddle Up: If there was ever a player who deserved a practice break, it wasPeterson, who 2 days earlier had a career-high 34 carries for 199 yards to finish with the second-highest single-season rushing total (2,097) in NFL history.
Posted: 12/31/2012 10:48am et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson set an NFL record for the most rushing yards in any month with 861 yards in December. Peterson also set a franchise record Sunday for most rushing attempts in a game with 34.
Huddle Up: Just a couple more superlatives to add to Peterson's amazing season, one year to the day since his knee was surgically repaired. AD needs to make sure he has room for at least one more award on his mantle; it starts with an "M" and ends with a "P".
Posted: 12/30/2012 9:05pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson finished just nine yards short of the all-time single-season NFL record for rushing yards, finishing the season with 2,097 yards. Hall of Fame RB Eric Dickerson posted 2,105 yards in 1984. He finished the game with 199 yards and a TD on 34 carries and added a 2-yard scoring catch.
Huddle Up: In fantasy, though, Peterson set a record for most rushing yards gained by a non-first-round pick as he defied all expectations and logic by doing it all on a knee surgically repaired only a year ago. In all AD had 13 TDs and 10 100-yard rushing games -- nine of them coming in the Vikings' final 10 regular-season contests as the team captured the NFC's sixth and final playoff berth. One word to sum it up: Wow.
Posted: 12/28/2012 7:27pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen) is expected to be at full strength for the team's Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers after missing two practices this week with a strained abdominal muscle. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson 'moved well' in his return to practice Friday, Dec. 28 and is listed as probable. Peterson needs 102 rushing yards to reach 2,000 on the year, and 208 total yards to break the single-season rushing record set by Eric Dickers in 1984. 'I don't think we'll have to go into thinking about having to limit his carries, it'll be full-speed ahead,' Frazier said. 'That's what he wants, that's what our doctors are telling me. He's ready to go.'
Huddle Up: Forget about abdomen injuries and probable designations -- Peterson is primed to put on a show Sunday at Mall of America Field riding plenty of motivation: A 2,000-yard season, Dickerson's record, leading the Vikes to the postseason. In his earlier game against the Pack, AD rumbled for 210 rushing yards and a TD on 21 attempts, and don't be surprised if you see similar numbers come Sunday afternoon.
Posted: 12/27/2012 10:56pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: It was the second consecutive missed practice for Peterson, but coach Leslie Frazier and the Vikes insist there are no worries about AD missing Week 17 in his quest for 2,000 yards.
Posted: 12/24/2012 11:46am et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson will absolutely play in the team's Week 17 game. Peterson was kept out late in Week 16 with soreness.
Huddle Up: The mileage may be wearing on Peterson, but if knee surgery couldn't keep him from his appointed rounds you can bet a little wear and tear won't keep him out of the Vikings' unlikely "win and get in" Week 17 showdown with the Packers. And then there's that little thing about 2,000 yards and a rushing record...
Posted: 12/20/2012 7:13pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (precautionary) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Easy, AD owners, it's only a precaution. Right now, in the midst of Peterson's Superman Act, a defense playing with 22 men on the field would only somewhat slow the red-hot RB -- and we're not entirely certain about that.
Posted: 12/16/2012 6:47pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 212 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries against the St. Louis Rams in Week 15. He has rushed for career-best 1,812 yards so far this season and is 294 yards shy of the season-season NFL record for rushing yards.
Huddle Up: It was Peterson's second 200-yard game in the past 3 weeks and his eighth straight 100-yard performance in what's certainly becoming a league MVP-worthy season. It's not like opponents don't know what's coming, either, with Christian Ponder throwing for only 131 yards -- his eighth game with fewer than 200 passing yards this season.
Posted: 12/13/2012 6:44pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen) did not particpate in practice Thursday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: Seeing a player go from limited on Wednesday to out Thursday usually is cause for alarm, but remember we're talking about Peterson here, and fantasy owners -- and the Rams' defense -- can expect a full serving of AD on Sunday.
Posted: 12/9/2012 7:54pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 14.
Huddle Up: It was the seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing game for Peterson, who is on track for a career-high 1,969 rushing yards.