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Posted: 8/9/2017 10:03pm ET
Huddle Up: It's pretty standard to see aging veterans not play in the first preseason game, so owners have nothing to worry about here. As has been the case all summer, Peterson should still be viewed as a top sleeper candidate, having the potential to legitimately meet an RB2 ceiling in the Saints' high-octane offense if he stays healthy.
Posted: 7/11/2017 3:07pm ET
Huddle Up: There is credence to the doubt surrounding Peterson. At 32 years old, Peterson has missed almost two full seasons in the last three years. He'll be splitting playing time with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara to boot. Nonetheless, he is Adrian Peterson, after all. View him as a flex option in a high-scoring, high-flying offense.
Posted: 7/11/2017 9:06am ET
Huddle Up: Brees loves throwing to his running backs, but 500 receiving yards is a big ask in a backfield which also has Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara and maybe even Travaris Cadet vying for touches. Peterson will be fortunate to top 1,000 total yards this season, and owners should be thrilled if he can give them roughly 750 yards rushing and 350 receiving to go along with eight to 10 touchdowns. He's on the RB2 borderline and probably should be drafted as a RB3.
Posted: 7/11/2017 8:14am ET
Huddle Up: It's important not to get overhyped about the 32-year-old's aspirations. He is a freak of nature, but very few backs have been this productive at his age. They also have Pro Bowler Mark Ingram and third-rounder Alvin Kamara, who projects as a Darren Sproles type. Peterson is an RB3 in fantasy that could receive a boost in this dynamic offense if everything goes right.
Posted: 6/8/2017 5:56am ET
Huddle Up: The 32-year-old has drawn rave reviews at practice, and he could be a solid contributor in the tapered role he's expected to have. Mark Ingram will at least have a 50-50 split with him, and with durability a concern at AD's age, there is some risk taking him as an RB3.
Posted: 6/7/2017 8:02pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson's presence on an already high-powered Saints offense will be one of the more crucial storylines to watch this upcoming season, with many believing the former Minnesota Viking can no longer play at a high level. However, early reports would suggest the opposite, and with Peterson having a chip on his shoulder, it might not be surprising to see the former NFL MVP provide some useful stats for fantasy owners in 2017. Definitely monitor him in drafts.
Posted: 5/27/2017 3:03pm ET
Huddle Up: The Vikings added Latavius Murray and second-round pick Dalvin Cook this spring, but McKinnon boasts enough talent to give both a run for their money. Cook and Murray will likely end up winning out as the team has invested more money in them, although it will be difficult to keep a stronger and faster McKinnon off the field. If his offseason training is as good as he thinks it was, McKinnon could force the Vikings to go with a three-man committee backfield.
Posted: 5/2/2017 11:41am ET
Huddle Up: Time will tell if Peterson can play a few more years, but the odds are not in his favor. He has missed close to two full seasons the last three years because of serious knee injuries. Peterson has proven he can bounce back from such a hindrance, though; he did in 2015. Don't count out Peterson just yet, but don't draft him as an RB1 either. With Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara in the mix, Peterson is more of an RB3 or flex option in standard leagues.
Posted: 5/1/2017 7:30pm ET
Huddle Up: This could be a frustrating storyline for those who end up drafting Mark Ingram, seeing as he's proven he can be a productive workhorse back when he is healthy. At the same time, this development also indicates Peterson could turn out to be an excellent value pick if he's getting a good amount of work around the goal line. As for Kamara, owners might want to take a wait-and-see approach with the third-round pick.
Posted: 4/30/2017 7:27pm ET
Huddle Up: After the Saints traded up for Kamara, he is going to be given a chance to show what he can do. Cadet's value was already limited to deeper PPR formats, and the addition of Kamara likely makes him a non-factor for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 4/25/2017 3:36pm ET
Huddle Up: That role remains unclear for now, but we are in the beginning stages of the offseason. Peterson has plenty of time to get used to his new offense and the like. The likeliest scenario is that Peterson will serve as more of a ground-and-pound back, while Ingram plays more of a pass-catching role (96 catches the last two years). Ingram does have the most fantasy appeal of the two, but his value clearly takes a hit with Peterson there. That said, view Ingram as an RB2 and Peterson as an RB3.
Posted: 4/25/2017 5:41am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson will be the 1B fiddle to Mark Ingram, and neither back should be valued higher than an RB2 if both backs remain healthy. Peterson falls into the RB3 range because he doesn't catch many passes and is 32 years old.
Posted: 4/25/2017 5:12am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson isn't expected to be the lead back with Mark Ingram expected to serve in that role. However, Peterson's presence will hurt Ingram's fantasy prowess as no more than an RB2. As for AD, he's little more than an RB3 in this situation. Both backs have a lengthy injury history of late, and if one went down, the other would benefit in a big way.
Posted: 4/24/2017 1:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Ingram's stock would take a hit, but he will remain the Saints' most appealing fantasy running back if the Peterson signing does come to fruition. As stated earlier, Ingram and Peterson should be viewed as an RB2 and RB3, respectively, if they are both healthy and if Peterson signs.
Posted: 4/24/2017 12:41pm ET
Huddle Up: This move would definitely put a damper on Mark Ingram's fantasy value. Ingram has RB1 upside, but the addition of Peterson would put him into RB2 territory at least, although, Ingram could be used in more of a pass-catching role in this case. He has shown receiving prowess in previous seasons (96 catches the last two seasons). As for Peterson, he would be no more than an RB3 candidate at 32 years old and after missing nearly two full seasons in the last three years.
Posted: 4/23/2017 6:49am ET
Huddle Up: Neither Blount nor Peterson should be viewed as prominent RB1 options in most fantasy formats. Blount is 30 and unlikely to duplicate his 18-touchdown performance from last season regardless of where he lands, while Peterson is 32 and has sustained multiple major knee injuries over the last three years.
Posted: 4/14/2017 10:59am ET
Huddle Up: Underhill reports it is unclear whether the two sides talked money and warns Peterson may have to accept the same $3.7 million Mark Ingram is set to make in 2017 in order to sign in New Orleans. Furthermore, Underhill believes Peterson would begin the season as Ingram's backup. Look for AP's market to pick up a bit after the draft is over at the end of this month, but it is becoming increasingly likely his days of being a fantasy force are over.
Posted: 4/13/2017 10:25am ET
Huddle Up: It's hard to sign a 32-year-old running back who has practically missed two full seasons over the last three years. The upcoming running back draft class is stellar, too, which indubitably plays a factor in teams' interest in Peterson. Even if/when he signs, he'll be part of a committee. His days of being a prominent RB1 are likely gone.
Posted: 4/13/2017 7:39am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson is at an advanced age for the position, and he hasn't been much of a receiver. Both of these really limit his fantasy value to the tail end of the RB2 range.
Posted: 4/11/2017 11:01pm ET
Huddle Up: At this point it seems unlikely Peterson will find a home before the NFL Draft where teams will get a better feel for what their 2017 roster will look like. Obviously a backfield pairing with Drew Brees would be intriguing, but until AD signs somewhere on the dotted line it's all speculation.
Posted: 4/9/2017 4:02pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson has received interest from a few teams this offseason but has not signed a deal yet. He may not be able to handle a full workload like he did in the past but should receive a solid amount of carries for his new team. He likely would receive most of the carries if he signed with the Patriots and could be a No. 2 fantasy running back.
Posted: 4/6/2017 12:19pm ET
Huddle Up: This would certainly be an interesting addition to the Saints with Mark Ingram at the head of the running back group. Ingram and Peterson would indubitably form the head of a committee. This could just be another visit that fizzles, though, so keep even keel with both running backs' fantasy value.
Posted: 4/3/2017 1:12pm ET
Huddle Up: As stated earlier, it's tough to gauge Peterson's fantasy value until he signs with a team, but he will likely be part of a committee. For possibly the first time in his career, he should not be viewed as an RB1.
Posted: 4/3/2017 11:13am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson is easily the biggest name left on the free-agent market. His injury history and age are keeping teams away, but not all the gas has been expended. That being said, he will likely be part of a committee if/when he is signed, so don't expect him to reach RB1 status again. His value can be better gauged once we know where he'll be playing.
Posted: 4/2/2017 2:58pm ET
Huddle Up: The Patriots have not re-signed LeGarrette Blount at this point, so Peterson is an option to handle that role if he decides to sign with the Patriots. He likely would receive most of the carries but would not have a big role in the passing game. Peterson could be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he joins New England.
Posted: 4/1/2017 8:38am ET
Huddle Up: Speculation had increased recently Peterson was generating interest from Buccaneers after he was spotted working out with Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston. It makes sense why the team is passing at the moment, especially if we believe recent reports the 32-year-old Peterson was/is asking for $8 million per year. With AP's market remaining cold, he's likely going to need to accept a much lower salary than he wants and hope for a training camp injury to a running back in order to find a job in 2017.
Posted: 3/30/2017 7:24am ET
Huddle Up: The Bucs have an opening with Doug Martin suspended for the first three games. Peterson is a high-end RB2 option in the right system, and Tampa would be a good one to feature him.
Posted: 3/27/2017 5:40pm ET
Huddle Up: The Lions have been using a committee at running back but do not have a running back like Peterson on their roster. He likely would receive most of the carries if he signs with the Lions but may not see much work in the passing game. Peterson could be a low-end No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he joins the Lions.
Posted: 3/25/2017 6:04am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson has not met with any teams at this point and has not been linked with a lot of teams, so owners will need to continue to monitor the situation. It is not known what role he will have with his new team, but he could be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back if he receives most of the carries.
Posted: 3/24/2017 11:42am ET
Huddle Up: If true, this report explains the main reason AP is still unemployed. Eddie Lacy landed a one-year deal worth $5.5 million and Latavius Murray's three-year contract averages out to $5 million per year, and both are considerably younger and more useful in the passing game than Peterson. With a draft class heavy in talent at his position, the 32-year-old will likely need to cut his asking price in half to get a bite in free agency.
Posted: 3/24/2017 9:34am ET
Huddle Up: It's too bad, as Peterson would have been a nice fit as a powerful, early-down thumper for a Packers' attack who needs the element in their offense. Look for Green Bay to turn its attention to backs like Oklahoma's Samaje Perine and BYU's Jamaal Williams next month in the 2017 NFL Draft in order to fill the void. Peterson will almost certainly need the lower his asking price in order to get a job before training camp.
Posted: 3/22/2017 7:22pm ET
Huddle Up: All things considered, Green Bay may actually be Peterson's best landing spot. The Oakland Raiders seem more inclined to pursue Marshawn Lynch, while the New York Giants run a more shotgun-heavy, one-back offense that has never been a good fit for him. With such a talented incoming draft class at his position, Peterson could easily be waiting for a training camp injury before he signs with a team.
Posted: 3/16/2017 2:18pm ET
Huddle Up: This shouldn't be a surprise since the Vikings just signed Latavius Murray. Murray figures to begin offseason activities as the starter in Minnesota, but Jerick McKinnon could give him a run for his money. Even so, expect McKinnon to split time with Murray, with Murray handling the majority of snaps. Murray should be regarded as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 behind a suspect Vikings' offensive line.
Posted: 3/13/2017 9:41pm ET
Huddle Up: The Seahawks also had Eddie Lacy visit over the weekend, so they're really getting a look at a handful of veteran running backs. Peterson has potential to be useful in fantasy as a change-of-pace back in a lot places, but Seattle wouldn't be one of them, as they already have Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise lined up for a lot of work. Even so, Peterson's situation is still one to watch closely throughout the offseason.
Posted: 3/11/2017 9:13pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson has made a career of defying the odds, but he figures to be part of a committee wherever he signs. He could be a RB2 in the right situation.
Posted: 3/8/2017 10:30am ET
Huddle Up: Wherever Peterson lands, he probably won't be better than a No. 2 running back in fantasy. Drafting him as a third is safer, but name value may inflate his stock.
Posted: 3/7/2017 11:37am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson can be an RB2 on a team that features him, but he might wind up in a major timeshare. His value is on a pendulum that can swing either way right now.
Posted: 3/6/2017 6:49pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson is at the back-end of what has been a truly magnificent NFL career, but one thing he's still missing is a championship. Other aging players have joined the Patriots to secure their first title in the past, so it certainly wouldn't be out of the question with Peterson. If he were to land in New England and take over LeGarrette Blount's role, he could provide solid value as an RB2.
Posted: 3/5/2017 9:42am ET
Huddle Up: Turning 32 later this month, Peterson is unlikely to get much money in free agency in part because the incoming draft class is loaded at his position. He may returning to Minnesota is his best option. If that occurs, he's going to be hard to trust as anything more than a RB2 with his recent injury history, age and the current state of the Vikings' offensive line.
Posted: 3/3/2017 8:28am ET
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 32-year-old still has RB2 value in fantasy, and Oakland has a good offensive line. That was one of the things that plagued him last year before his knee injury.
Posted: 3/2/2017 9:36am ET
Huddle Up: The Giants could be set at running back with up-and-coming Paul Perkins and veteran Shane Vereen. Perkins has the most intrigue as the Giants' roster currently stands, especially after the release of Rashad Jennings. If Perkins can earn his role as New York's primary running back, he has RB3 to RB2 upside in 2017.
Posted: 3/1/2017 12:06pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson probably would share work with Paul Perkins if he signs with the Giants but could receive a majority of carries in that situation. He should have a solid offensive role wherever he plays in 2017 and can be a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy running back depending on his role.
Posted: 3/1/2017 11:07am ET
Huddle Up: The Buccaneers still have Doug Martin on the roster and are interested in re-signing Jacquizz Rodgers, so it appears they are not looking at Peterson at this point. Peterson can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back depending on his team, while Rodgers could be a No. 2 or No. 3 back if he returns to the Bucs.
Posted: 3/1/2017 10:37am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson probably will receive interest from some teams but re-signing with the Vikings is still a possibility. Peterson may have to be part of a running back committee in 2017 but probably would receive most of the work in the committee. Peterson can be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 back for fantasy owners if he finds a solid role with a team.
Posted: 2/28/2017 7:35pm ET
Huddle Up: Well, that logic can't be argued, as Elliott looks like he has all the tools to be the best running back in football over the next few years, if not more, so Peterson's services wouldn't really be needed. In any event, the 31-year-old would be wise to land in another situation that would present him with a more active workload, as he can still be effective when healthy.
Posted: 2/28/2017 10:28am ET
Huddle Up: The Minnesota Vikings declined Peterson's 2017 option earlier Tuesday, but it is still possible - albeit unlikely - he could re-sign with the team before the start of the new league year. Jones appears fascinated by the idea pairing AP with Ezekiel Elliott, but the Cowboys have bigger fish to fry than trying to upgrading the depth at running back. Despite the reported interest on both sides, Dallas should be considered a longshot to land Peterson.
Posted: 2/28/2017 9:12am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson really struggled before his knee injury, but the team didn't really put him in a position to succeed. They ran from the shotgun formation, which is not to Peterson's skill set, and the offensive line was in shambles. It'll be interesting to see where he lands and what he has left as he turns 32 next month. He's probably not a great pick as an RB1 at this stage, but we've learned time and time again not to discount the future Hall of Famer.
Posted: 2/24/2017 9:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson delivered miraculous comebacks in 2011 and 2015, but age is not on his side. He could still be a RB2 in the right situation, but his chances of being an elite back again are slim.
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.
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