College: Oklahoma | 13 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 3/21/1985
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2019 Bye Week: 10
Probable - Toe
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 (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson is probably receiving a day off and should return to practice Friday, Dec. 6. He will continue to have a role in the running game and could be a flex option in deeper standard leagues.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson rushed for 99 yards and one touchdown on only 13 carries last week. He will continue to share playing time with Derrius Guice but could be a flex option in some standard leagues.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson toted the ball 13 times on Sunday, racking up 99 yards and a touchdown on the way. The Week 13 performance marked the first time since Derrius Guice returned three games ago that Peterson was able to do anything of consequence with his limited work. In what has to be considered one of the crueler examples of fantasy irony in 2019, both he and Guice exploded in a favorable matchup against the Panthers after two straight games of scavenging each other's value away in a relatively even backfield split. Peterson remains the more volume-dependent of the two, as it's not going to be every week that he accumulates upwards of 100 yards on 13 carries. Still, for his fantasy owners, it's nice to see that Peterson still has what it takes to provide value under the right circumstances.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed 13 times for 99 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy Spin: Peterso and Derrius Guice shredded the Panthers, as the Redskins rumbled for 248 yards, three touchdowns and an average of 8.3 yards per attempt on the ground. The Redskins will look to keep it going in Week 14 at Green Bay. Treat All Day as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues for that one.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson has been splitting snaps with Derrius Guice over the last few weeks and probably will receive a similar workload this week. Fantasy players probably will be able to find better options to use in their lineups and can keep Peterson on the bench.
Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan (concussion) and WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Carolina Panthers. DL Daron Payne (ankle) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable. S Deshazor Everett (concussion), LB Ryan Anderson (shoulder), S Montae Nicholson (ankle), RB Adrian Peterson (toe), OG Brandon Scherff (shoulder), QB Dwayne Haskins (hand), LB Cole Holcomb (thumb), DB Jimmy Moreland (shoulder), OT Morgan Moses (thumb) and CB Josh Norman (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 29, and have been removed from the injury report.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson probably is receiving a day off and still has a good chance to play in the Week 13 game. He is losing touches to Derrius Guice and can be benched in fantasy leagues if fantasy players have better options available.
Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan (concussion), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) and RB Adrian Peterson (toe) were held out of practice Thursday, Nov. 28. S Deshazor Everett (concussion), DL Daron Payne (ankle), OG Brandon Scherff (shoulder) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were limited. LB Ryan Anderson (shoulder), S Montae Nicholson (ankle), QB Dwayne Haskins (hand), LB Cole Holcomb (thumb), DB Jimmy Moreland (shoulder), OT Morgan Moses (thumb) and CB Josh Norman (hamstring) practiced in full.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson has been held to only 52 yards over the last two games and may continue to lose touches to Derrius Gucie moving forward. He can be kept on the bench in most leagues this week.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson figures to split touches with Derrius Guice again in Week 13, which naturally limits his fantasy value in an otherwise great matchup against the Panthers. Carolina is allowing nearly five yards per carry to opposing backs, and no team has permitted more rushing touchdowns. Unfortunately for his fantasy owners, Peterson is not the type of running back who can be counted on for high-end value on 10-12 touches, which is the range he finds himself in since Guice returned two weeks ago. Peterson is a risky flex play who will almost certainly need to spring a couple big gains or score a touchdown to warrant starting him in fantasy lineups.
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice led the team with 26 offensive snaps played Sunday, Nov. 24, against the Detroit Lions. Adrian Peterson played 20 offensive snaps while Wendell Smallwood played 16 snaps on offense.
Fantasy Spin: Guice rushed 10 times for just 32 yards and made one six-yard catch. He's averaging just 2.7 yards per carry including his abbreviated Week 1 outing. The overall quality of the Washington offense can take the bulk of the blame, but fantasy managers will want to see at least a few flashes from him to close the season before being able to trust him next year.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed 10 times for 27 yards and caught one pass for 22 yards in a 19-16 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 12.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson split carries evenly with Derrius Guice, but neither back was overly effective. With Guice's role only likely to grow, Peterson is a flex option, at best, going forward.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is no longer the volume play he was before Derrius Guice returned from injury. For the second straight week, Peterson was limited to 11 touches with minimal production in Sunday's victory over the Lions. This is the new reality of Washington's backfield, as Guice will likely continue to cut into Peterson's volume for the rest of the season. Regrettably, neither looks poised to see enough work to be categorized as a legitimately safe fantasy option. Peterson should be treated as a bench candidate with marginal replacement value in the event of injuries to other players in your fantasy lineup.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) is officially active for the team's Week 12 game.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson will be sharing playing time with Derrius Guice during the game. He could be a flex option in some deeper standard leagues but can also be benched if fantasy players have better options.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (toe) is expected to play against the Lions in Week 12. Peterson saw his second-fewest rushing attempts of the year in Week 11 and played just 26 percent of the team's offensive snaps with Derrius Guice back, and there's no reason to expect that usage to change this week. Guice is the starter. Peterson is a backup who'll get a handful of touches. Peterson's not on fantasy radars in most formats this week.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) is expected to play in Week 12's game against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson had been listed as questionable on the injury report after participating in just one of the team's three practice sessions during the week on a limited basis. At best, he should be viewed as a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues because he will be splitting carries with Derrius Guice.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson appears to have a decent chance to play this week, but fantasy players will need to check the inactive list. He will be sharing playing time with Derrius Guice if he is active and may only be a flex option in deeper leagues.
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited in practice all week but has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Detroit Lions. DL Daron Payne (ankle) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. RB Adrian Peterson (toe) was upgraded to a limited practice, RB Chris Thompson (toe) remained a limited participant and CB Josh Norman (hamstring) was downgraded to a limited practice Friday, Nov. 22; all three players are listed as questionable. DL Jonathan Allen (ankle, knee), S Montae Nicholson (ankle), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring), DL Tim Settle (hamstring), S Deshazor Everett (ankle), LB Cole Holcomb (thumb), WR Terry McLaurin (wrist), P Tress Way (shin) and OT Morgan Moses practice in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson has likely seen the last of his days as the team's full-time featured back with Derrius Guice back in the fold. As such, the volume that once helped him sustain fringe flex relevance in fantasy lineups can no longer be counted on. Peterson was enjoying a healthy 18.75 rushing attempts per game in the final four weeks before Guice came back in Week 11, but he saw less than half of that volume on the ground upon the latter's return. While there's promise in a matchup with the Lions, who are statistically the one of the softest fantasy opponents for RBs, Peterson is not necessarily the type of player to return big-time value on a split workload. Tread with caution, and trust him only as a low-end flex with a decent shot at higher upside if he can spring a couple of big plays or score a touchdown.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson's status for Week 12 is uncertain at this point, so fantasy players should monitor the situation. He is sharing snaps with Derrius Guice as this point and probably can be avoided in most leagues.