College: Oklahoma | 13 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 3/21/1985
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
Peterson turned back the clock, looking similar to the back from previous seasons. He hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the first time since 2015. He had seven games with 90-plus rushing yards. He averaged 4.2 yards per carry for the season. Peterson was 19th overall in fantasy running back scoring. The only issue for Peterson is his lack of catches once again, catching 20 passes for the season. Peterson is 34 years old and had down seasons three of four. You have to wonder how much he has left, even after last season. The Redskins are betting on him again, re-signing the veteran back. He should get first shot to start. Peterson still has good speed and strength for the position, but isn't much of a pass catcher and lacks a little explosion from past seasons.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Peterson remains a risk for fantasy teams. He was a huge surprise last year, but it is hard to imagine him repeating at this stage of his career. Take him as a reserve and hope for the best. He might get around 900 total yard and five or six scores.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Peterson showed some flashes last year but is a big risk for fantasy teams. He'll get spot work, but his production will be erratic from week to week. Don't draft him because of past production. He isn't the same player. He might get around 500 total yards with a few scores.
I got my mark set at 2,000 yards. This is a direct quote from Adrian Peterson in 2019. After turning back the clock and submitting one of the most improbable 1,000 yard seasons in recent memory, the legendary running back enters 2019 as part of a complicated Washington backfield. Second-year back Derrius Guice is expected to be the lead back in Washington, but Guice missed the entire 2018 season due to a torn ACL and is completely unproven. Chris Thompson will factor into the passing game out of the backfield, but he always struggles to stay healthy and is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career. Washington drafted Stamford halfback Bryce Love in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but hes also coming off an injury that ended his collegiate career and it remains unclear if hell be ready for camp. Peterson is, oddly enough, the only real certainty in the Washington backfield. The 34-year-old future Hall-of-Famer will likely enter training camp at the top of Washingtons depth chart. Theres a chance he enters the season as the teams starting halfback. Peterson is in great shape and proved last year that he can still go. While hes unlikely to be the teams starter by the end of the season, he should provide immediate value out of the gate and is a great pick for owners who select high-risk running backs early on. A 10th-round ADP is steep for a guy who is basically a ticking time bomb. But when it comes to AD, never say never. Its not impossible for him to put together another 1,000 yard season.
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Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed nine times for just 25 yards in Week 11 against the New York Jets.
Fantasy Spin: The good news is Derrius Guice didn't do much better, running seven times for 24 yards. Interim head coach Bill Callahan said this week that Peterson is the No. 1 back, but these two are likely to jockey for touches the remainder of the season. That's maddening for fantasy owners. The Redskins host the Lions in Week 12.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is expected to remain the starter in Week 11 against the Jets despite Derrius Guice (knee) returning for the first time since the season opener, according to a source. It's likely that Guice receives his carries and catches on third down to start. His role could grow as the season wears on, but he won't make Peterson a healthy scratch like he was in Week 1 when Jay Gruden was still the head coach. Peterson has seen at least 18 touches in three of the last four games and has gone over 100 yards in two of them. He remains the starter, but he'll inevitably lose valuable touches to Guice, making him a low-upside RB3 in a low-scoring offense led by a rookie quarterback. Guice has even less appeal as a desperation RB3/flex in PPR formats after a long layoff.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson likely will split playing time with Derrius Guice this week, but it is not known which one will receive most of the carries. Peterson can be considered a flex option in deeper standard leagues.
Washington Redskins DL Tim Settle (hamstring), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were held out of practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the New York Jets. TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited in practice all week and has also been ruled out. S Deshazor Everett (ankle) and S Montae Nicholson (ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and are listed as questionable. CB Josh Norman (hamstring) and RB Adrian Peterson (toe) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. RB Wendell Smallwood (non-injury) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day but has also been removed from the injury report.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will know more about Peterson's status in the next few days. He will have to share playing time with Derrius Guice this week, which will hurt his fantasy value. He has a chance to be a flex option in some deeper leagues because of the matchup but can be benched if better options are available.
Washington Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan said that running back Adrian Peterson was rested in practice on Thursday, and he'll be fine for Week 11 against the Jets. The 34-year-old has been the bell-cow back since Callahan took over, and he's seen at least 18 carries in three of the last four games, so rest is certainly in order coming out of the bye week. Peterson's floor has been higher in recent weeks, but that will change with Derrius Guice (knee) returning this Sunday to an expected big workload. AD will still have a role, but he's back to being a low-upside RB3/flex in deeper leagues.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (toe) is not practicing on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. It's a downgrade for AD, but the Redskins could just be resting the veteran with the season entering the second half. After all, interim head coach Bill Callahan has been riding Peterson hard since he took over. Even if Peterson plays, he'll have a lower ceiling as an RB3/flex with Derrius Guice (knee) expected to have a big role for the first time since suffering a knee injury in the season opener. The two running backs could easily cannibalize each other on a low-scoring Redskins offense led by shaky rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Stay away if you can. Guice would obviously have more RB3 appeal if Peterson is out or limited.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is expected to remain atop the depth chart despite the return of RB Derrius Guice. Before Guice's injury, interim head coach Bill Callahan said Guice was coming into his own as a check-down back and in pass-protection scenarios. Guice remains behind Peterson on the depth chart.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson and the Redskins actually face a difficult matchup in Week 11, as they meet the Jets. New York ranks No. 2 in the NFL against the run, allowing just 81.9 yards per game on the ground. However, they have allowed 10 rushing scores. Peterson remains an RB2 or flex fantasy option in most leagues.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson has played well over the last few games but will be losing snaps to Derrius Guice. Fantasy players probably should keep Peterson on the bench this week to see how he will be used with Guice back in the lineup.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson ran surprisingly well against a tough Buffalo front on Sunday, racking up 108 yards on 18 carries. Peterson has established himself as a half-decent fantasy option over the last four weeks, albeit on a team that makes all of its players difficult to trust on a game-by-game basis. He has achieved at least 76 rushing yards in each of his last four games, with a lack of touchdowns capping his ceiling. He'll have a Week 10 bye to rest up before looking to stay on track against the Jets in Week 11.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 108 yards on 18 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 9. He also caught one pass for 22 yards during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson has been one of the few bright spots for the Redskins over the last month. He has posted at least 75 yards in each of the last four games but has gone seven straight games without a touchdown. He can be a low-end No. 2 running back or flex option against the New York Jets in Week 11.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) returned to a full practice on Friday after missing the previous two days, and he was taken off the final injury report for Week 9 against the Bills. The 34-year-old battle through an ankle sprain last Thursday and will be good to go this Sunday. He has 20-plus carries in two of the last three weeks under interim head coach Bill Callahan, which has raised his ceiling a bit, but Peterson will remain a low-upside, low-end RB3 against a tough Bills Defense. Having rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins under center for his first career start won't help Peterson's cause.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson may receive a lot of work this week since Dwayne Haskins will be the starting quarterback. He has been playing very well over the last three weeks and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option this week despite the matchup.
Washington Redskins S Deshazor Everett (ankle), S Montae Nicholson (ankle) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills. TE Vernon Davis (concussion) and QB Case Keenum (concussion) were limited in practice all week and have also been ruled out. DT Treyvon Hester (elbow) was a full participant in practice despite getting added to the injury report on Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as questionable. RB Adrian Peterson (ankle), CB Quinton Dunbar (hamstring), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring), OG Wes Martin (chest), DB Jeremy Reaves (concussion), CB Josh Norman (thigh, hand) and WR Steven Sims (toe) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 31, for the second straight day.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson played and played well despite the ankle issue in Week 8 and has had at least 16 touches and 81 total yards in each of his last three games. If he's cleared to play as expected in Week 9, he'll be a low-end RB2/flex play option against the Bills.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Peterson gutted through an ankle sprain last Thursday in a revenge game against his old team in the Vikings, but he may have done more damage to his ankle. He's not a lock to play in Week 9 in a really tough matchup against the Bills on the road. Even if the veteran is active for Washington, he'll be a low-upside, low-end RB3 choice for fantasy owners. With Chris Thompson (toe) dealing with turf toe, Wendell Smallwood could be forced into heavy snaps. It would be more bad news for one of the worst offenses in football.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Fantasy Spin: The Redskins could just be taking easy with the veteran. RB Chris Thompson also didn't practice, so Washington's backfield could be left in the hands of Wendell Smallwood and Craig Reynolds in Week 9. Smallwood is worth a pick-up.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball 14 times for 76 yards against Minnesota on Thursday night. He also caught two passes for 27 yards. This would have amounted to a solid fantasy day if he capped it off with a touchdown, but his team was held out of the endzone entirely for the second straight week. Peterson has now racked up at least 76 rushing yards in each of his last three games, which lends promise to his value going forward provided he maintains the volume that's gotten him to those totals. Week 9 presents a formidable matchup in the Bills Defense, so temper expectations for Peterson's next game.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) carried 14 times for 76 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7. Peterson also added two receptions for 27 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson was the bright spot on offense for the Redskins, running hard and making tacklers pay for bringing him down. His performance was doubly impressive when you consider he's 34 had 20 carries against the 49ers just four days ago. Still, the Redskins offense is just terrible, and despite logging 92 touches over the last six games, Peterson hasn't scored. Minus TDs, Peterson maxes out as an RB3.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 8 game.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson is dealing with an injured ankle, so it is not known if he will receive his normal workload against the Minnesota Vikings. He could be a flex option in some leagues but is not a must-start option.