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Posted: 3/13/2018 2:11pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson gave the Cardinals some quality games, but he'll turn 33 years old next week and is comfortably over the hill in running back years. He may yet play a complementary role somewhere else, but he is merely a faint blip on the fantasy radar at this point in his storied career.
Posted: 3/12/2018 10:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson's tenure with the Saints at the onset of the 2017 season turned out to be a huge flop, though that was more so because they had Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram carrying the load. When AP arrived in Arizona, he was decent and exhibited flashes of his old self, so perhaps there is still something left in the tank. Of course, that hinges on just where he ends up next.
Posted: 3/12/2018 5:07am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson's fantasy value is pretty murky right now. If he returns to Arizona, he'd be an RB4 for depth.
Posted: 2/3/2018 10:21am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson is a physical marvel and was able to carry the Arizona offense on his shoulders on occasion after he was traded from the New Orleans Saints, but any running back wanting to play into his mid-30s is living on borrowed time. Injuries are also a major concern. The Cardinals are expected to release Peterson, meaning he'll need to learn his third offense in about a year if he plays in 2018. While it is never wise to bet against him, Peterson is nearing the end of the line as a useful fantasy option.
Posted: 1/31/2018 11:31am ET
Huddle Up: With David Johnson returning and Peterson turning 33 years old and injury prone, it makes sense for the Cardinals to part ways with the veteran running back. It's unlikely that Peterson will ever be fantasy relevant again considering his age and injury history.
Posted: 12/14/2017 7:33pm ET
Huddle Up: With Peterson out for the year, Kerwynn Williams should remain a low-end, volume-based RB2 for the remainder of the season.
Posted: 12/14/2017 10:39am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson may not play again this season, so we'll continue to see heavy doses of Kerwynn Williams with dollops of D.J. Foster mixed in. While Williams has seen a healthy amount of carries the last two games, his production has been more flex-like than that of an RB2.
Posted: 12/13/2017 1:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Arians didn't exactly take a glass-half-full approach with Peterson's status. He didn't even mention Peterson being able to practice soon. In the meantime, Kerwynn Williams and D.J. Foster will continue to man the backfield. Williams is no more than a flex dart.
Posted: 12/8/2017 6:58pm ET
Huddle Up: Kerwynn Williams is expected to start in Peterson's place, and he should be a volume-based RB3 until Peterson returns.
Posted: 12/8/2017 4:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson's injury is not believed to require surgery. With Peterson on the shelf, Kerwynn Williams figured to lead the charge against the Titans, but he is only worth using as a flex fantasy option against a tough Tennessee defense.
Posted: 12/8/2017 8:29am ET
Huddle Up: Kerwynn Williams (ribs) returned to practice Thursday and figures to see most of the work in the backfield. He had his best game last week since his rookie season in 2014 and figures to be a solid flex candidate in a tough matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
Posted: 12/7/2017 1:50pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson may need to practice Friday, Dec. 8, if he wants a chance to play in Week 14. Owners should keep an eye on the situation but will need other options ready in case Peterson is ruled out again.
Posted: 12/6/2017 8:19am ET
Huddle Up: Kerwynn Williams rushed 16 times for 97 yards last week, and there is little reason to push Peterson to play with the team out of contention. The Tennessee Titans pose a tough matchup, but Williams is a decent flex candidate.
Posted: 12/4/2017 11:32am ET
Huddle Up: If Peterson misses another week then Kerwynn Williams should once again start in the backfield. Williams ran exceptionally well last week in taking over for Peterson to the tune of 97 rushing yards. He'll be a low-end RB2 or flex play if Peterson is sidelined.
Posted: 12/3/2017 7:31am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson did not practice at all during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. RB Kerwynn Williams is expected to start and should be viewed as a low-end RB2 or flex option, while RB D.J. Foster is worth considering as a flex option in PPR fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/1/2017 7:04pm ET
Huddle Up: Kerwynn Williams would likely start if Peterson can't play, but the prospect of more carries in addition to his role in the passing game make Foster a solid flex candidate in PPR formats.
Posted: 12/1/2017 12:28pm ET
Huddle Up: While there is no guarantee as to who Arians would turn to, the most logical candidate is D.J. Foster. Arians recently praised his new third-down back, so given the attrition Arizona is experiencing at running back this season - David Johnson (wrist), Peterson, Kerwynn Williams (ribs) and Elijhaa Penny (knee) - he could be in line to start this weekend. Foster is a gifted receiver, making him an intriguing option if he gets the nod in what figures to be a game with negative game script.
Posted: 11/30/2017 4:55pm ET
Huddle Up: The Cardinals are optimistic about Peterson's availability, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He is coming off a decent Week 12 performance but will be facing a solid Los Angeles Rams defense. He could be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option if he plays.
Posted: 11/29/2017 12:50pm ET
Huddle Up: Arizona's running back situation is cloudy at this point in the week. If Peterson keeps missing practice we may be forced to seriously consider starting D.J. Foster, especially in PPR leagues. It's still too soon to make a decision, though, so keep tabs on Peterson's status over the next few days.
Posted: 11/26/2017 8:42pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson has failed to find the end zone in each of his five games since his explosive team debut on Oct. 15 against the Buccaneers. His four grabs were a season best and he remains a decent low-end RB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 13 against the visiting Rams.
Posted: 11/19/2017 6:04pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson had two 100-yard games in his first three appearances with the team, and it looked like vintage AP. However, he has managed just 55 yards on 35 carries, or a paltry 1.6 yards per tote. That's simply not going to do. Things don't figure to get better against a stout Jaguars defense in Week 12.
Posted: 11/11/2017 7:31pm ET
Huddle Up: In four games since joining the Cardinals, Peterson has rushed for more than 130 yards twice and less than 30 yards twice. He will be a high-risk, high-reward RB2 against the Houston Texans in Week 11.
Posted: 11/9/2017 9:21pm ET
Huddle Up: You knew the Seahawks would load up to stop the run, but 29 yards on 21 carries is brutal production. That gives AD two huge games and two miserable games since joining the Cardinals. Expect the Houston Texans to adopt a similar gameplan in Week 11, but with the extra rest Peterson could return to RB2 status.
Posted: 11/5/2017 7:23pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson racked up his second 100-yard game since coming over from the New Orleans Saints in a trade, re-emerging as a solid RB2 fantasy option in most leagues. He and his teammates have a quick turnaround before hosting the Seahawks in Week 10 on Thursday night.
Posted: 11/3/2017 8:18am ET
Huddle Up: The Niners have allowed the most fantasy points to running backs the last five weeks and all season. However, a big chunk of that has been through the air, which Peterson doesn't excel at. He should still see enough looks to be in the low-end RB2 realm.
Posted: 10/22/2017 5:13pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson and the Arizona offense have two weeks to figure it out with a bye. It will be a challenge for Arizona going forward, as the team lost Carson Palmer to a broken arm and he is expected to miss at least eight weeks.
Posted: 10/16/2017 10:01am ET
Huddle Up: It's a shocking workload for a player who looked like he had roughly four days to prepare, but the 32-year-old Peterson continued to defy logic with 134 yards rushing and two touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He's back in the RB2 conversation in Week 7 as the Cardinals face a Los Angeles Rams run defense that has struggled to contain opposing running games all season long.
Posted: 10/15/2017 8:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Playing from ahead against Tampa Bay's banged-up group of linebackers certainly helped Peterson pad his numbers, but it looks like he has a little more left in the tank than he was being given credit for. It might not hurt to try to sell high on Peterson after his big performance, but RB2 production isn't out of the question while David Johnson is out.
Posted: 10/12/2017 8:47am ET
Huddle Up: That was to be expected. Andre Ellington has received 24 targets on third down in the last two weeks. Peterson should be owned, but the expectations should be modest. Ellington keeps RB4 value in PPR formats.
Posted: 10/10/2017 8:50am ET
Huddle Up: AP has rushed for 2.39 yards per carry the last two seasons. Yes, there were scheme questions, offensive line questions and questions of what he has left. It's pretty clear he has lost a step. However, the Cardinals are desperate, and if Peterson has anything left to give - this is his last chance. Pick him up for depth in deeper leagues, but his value is heavier in non-PPR formats.
Posted: 9/29/2017 4:02pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson has been receiving around 10 touches over the last two games and likely will have a similar workload against the Miami Dolphins. He should be avoided in most leagues because he has not been very productive in new role.
Posted: 9/29/2017 6:10am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson hasn't had a big enough role on the team to consider in fantasy against the Miami Dolphins.
Posted: 9/28/2017 6:20am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson's fantasy value has dwindled to the point that he's probably not worth a flex play against the Miami Dolphins.
Posted: 9/24/2017 1:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson has looked like a shell of his former self with the Saints, but Sean Payton keeps going to him for double-digit touches per week. However, Peterson is seeing about half the touches as starter Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara is coming on, too. The fantasy future of Peterson is murky at best.
Posted: 9/17/2017 6:59pm ET
Huddle Up: It's strange seeing Peterson in a reserve role, but he has managed a total of 14 touches with 44 rushing yards through two games. It's the 2017 fantasy season and so far Peterson has been a very small part of it after years of domination.
Posted: 9/17/2017 7:09am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson could receive some more snaps this week but is still sharing snaps with Mark Ingram. He will be facing a solid New England Patriots defense and probably should only be considered a flex option in most leagues.
Posted: 9/15/2017 6:20am ET
Huddle Up: Peterson had six carries for 18 yards, but Mark Ingram had six carries for 17 yards and Alvin Kamara had seven rushes for 18 yards. The load was split up evenly, and the Saints trailed for most of the game, which will keep Peterson on the sidelines a lot. What's clear is the talk that he might be mixed into the passing game probably isn't going to happen. All three backs are matchup plays in the RB3 range.
Posted: 9/11/2017 7:57pm ET
Huddle Up: In Peterson's defense, the Saints were trailing pretty much the whole way, which kept him on the sidelines as New Orleans was mostly passing in order to catch up. He also managed to tie Alvin Kamara for the team lead in rushing yards, but it's still an alarming usage rate for the future Hall-of-Famer. With the Patriots up next, the Saints are more likely to find themselves trailing again for the majority of the contest, making it tough to deploy Peterson as a flex option.
Posted: 8/26/2017 9:15pm ET
Huddle Up: One lackluster showing in the preseason isn't cause for concern, but the state of the backfield in New Orleans is. Peterson figures to split carries with Mark Ingram to some degree and give way to Alvin Kamara on passing downs. Of course, fewer carries could translate to more production if Peterson stays healthy and fresh all season, but expecting him to be more than a RB3 is dangerous.
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.
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