College: Oklahoma | 12 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 3/21/1985
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
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Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson called his 2018 season 'decent' and believes he is capable of more in 2019.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson rushed for 1,042 yards last year, but with Derrius Guice expected to be fully recovered from a knee injury, Peterson looks like more of a handcuff than a fantasy starter.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson was officially re-signed to his two-year contract Monday, March 13. It was originally reported that the deal is worth $8 million.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson's return doesn't bode well for the fantasy ceiling of Derrius Guice, but Guice is still the running back to own from Washington. He has RB2 upside with less value in PPR leagues, while Peterson makes for a late-round handcuff.
Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson is re-signing to a two-year deal Wednesday, March 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson was a pleasant surprise last year, but he won't have much work with Derrius Guice and Chris Thompson healthy. He'll be more of a short-yardage and goal-lineback who only carries flex appeal.
Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Redskins) is expected to test the free-agent market even though the Washington Redskins want him back, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson could receive some interest from the Chicago Bears if he does not re-sign with the Redskins, in the opinion of NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Fantasy Spin: The Bears may look for a starting running back if they decide to trade Jordan Howard, so Peterson could be an option to pair with Tarik Cohen. Peterson is coming off a terrific 2018 season and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in standard leagues depending on his situation.
Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson said his representatives have been trading numbers with the Redskins in hopes of finding a contract offer that can work for both sides.
Fantasy Spin: It looks like Peterson probably will be returning to the Redskins next season, but he likely will have to share playing time with Derrius Guice. Peterson could be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues depending on his role.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson has had preliminary discussions in regards to staying on the team in 2019, according to ESPN.com's John Keim. Keim posits that Peterson would be a valuable pairing for RB Derrius Guice (knee), who is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson just put in a pleasantly surprising campaign, but this is Guice's backfield as long as he's healthy. If Peterson is retained, he'll merely be a late-round handcuff for those who draft Guice.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson said he will be playing next season 'for sure' and believes he might have two or three years left in the tank before he retires. Peterson is currently not under contract for 2019.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson surprised practically everyone in 2018 by running for over 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns. Unfortunately for him, Derrius Guice will be healthy and chomping at the bit in Washington, so Peterson's future in our nation's capital is in doubt. Stay tuned in the coming months for more on his situation.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson ran four times for no yards in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles, a tough finish to a surprisingly good season.
Fantasy Spin: It was just his second 1,000-yard season in the past five campaigns, and his seven rushing scores were the most since he had 11 in 2015 with the Minnesota Vikings. He showed he still has plenty of mileage left on the odometer heading into 2019, defying Father Time rather nicely.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was a full practice participant Friday, Dec. 28.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson surprised just about everyone this year while running for over 1,000 yards and totaling eight touchdowns at 33 years old. Unfortunately, his fantasy value will take a massive hit with Derrius Guice presumably returning at full strength next year.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Fantasy Spin: This should cement Peterson as being good to go come Sunday, given that he was limited to begin the week. The future Hall-of-Famer will maintain his RB2 tag despite playing alongside quarterback Josh Johnson based on volume alone.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Fantasy Spin: This is the standard regarding Peterson's practice participation during the week, but given how the veteran has been banged up all year, it's possible he sits out or cedes some work in the final game. If Peterson is active, he's best suited to march out in a FLEX slot.
Redskins' RB Adrian Peterson ran for 119 yards on 26 carries but no touchdowns in Saturday's loss in Tennessee.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson ran for 119 yards on 26 carries Saturday, Dec. 22, against the Tennessee Titans. In doing so, Peterson surpassed 1,000 yards on the season and passes Hall of Fame RB Eric Dickerson for eighth on the NFL's all-time rushing list.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson was somewhat surprisingly successful as he continued to look like his old self and prove naysayers wrong. Unfortunately, he'll at least be splitting time with Derrius Guice next year, clouding his 2019 fantasy value.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson will have another rough go of things this week versus a daunting rush defense in the Tennessee Titans. While touches will be aplenty, Peterson can't be started as more than a flex.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Fantasy Spin: Starting Peterson in Week 16 is a risky business as he is faced with the task of besting one of the best fantasy rush defenses of the year in the Tennessee Titans. Start him as a flex if you must, otherwise avoid.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Defenses can hone in on Peterson with Josh Johnson starting at quarterback. The veteran back managed just 51 yards on 19 carries last week and is a desperate flex for championship weekend.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson averaged just 2.7 yards per carry en route to a 51-yard, zero-touchdown Week 15 performance at Jacksonville. Remove the 90-yard touchdown run from Peterson's Week 13 stat line, and he has not provided a start-worthy outing since Week 11. Volume kept his fantasy value afloat for the first half of the season, but he has been on a touchdown-dependent downhill slide for nearly two months now. Up next for Peterson is a Titans defense that just finished making light work of Saquon Barkley and shutting out the Giants. Peterson must be downgraded from an RB2 to a flex play for Week 16, the championship round for many fantasy leagues.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 51 yards on 19 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15. He also caught two passes for 20 yards during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson has cooled off during the second half of the season and has been held to under 55 yards rushing in four of the last five games. He will continue to receive most of the carries in the running game and can be a No. 2 running back against most opponents.
Washington Redskins LB Ryan Anderson (hamstring), C Tony Bergstrom (knee, ankle), QB Colt McCoy (fibula), S Montae Nicholson (illness), TE Jordan Reed (ankle, foot) and RB Chris Thompson (illness) did not practice Friday, Dec. 14 and each are listed as out for Week 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars except for Nicholson and Thompson, who are questionable. Anderson was also removed from the injury report. OT Morgan Moses (ankle) and OT Ty Nsekhe (knee) were limited participants, with Moses off the report and Nsekhe listed as questionable. WR Jamison Crowder (ankle), LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (shoulder), RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder), C Chase Roullier (knee), CB Greg Stroman (shoulder), LS Nick Sundberg (back) and OT Trent Williams (thumb, wrist) practiced in full and were each removed from the report. WR Josh Doctson (concussion) and DL Matt Ioannidis (shin) are listed as questionable, too.