College: Oklahoma | 13 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
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 running back Adrian Peterson surprisingly totaled 81 yards on 20 carries against an elite defense in a game hampered by bad weather. He was regrettably kept from scoring a touchdown in the loss, as were all of his teammates. Week 7 marked the second straight week that Peterson saw at least 20 carries, which lends optimism to his future value under interim head coach Bill Callahan. The recent uptick in volume will be his only ally in Week 8, as the Redskins venture to Minnesota on Thursday night.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 81 yards on 20 carries against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7. He also lost a fumble during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson received a lot of work this week because of the inclement weather and had one of his better games of the season. He will be facing a solid Minnesota Vikings defense next week but could still be at least a flex option.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson will receive a majority of the carries in the running game and could be involved in the passing game with Chris Thompson out. He has not posted great numbers this season and may only be a flex option this week.
Washington Redskins S Deshazor Everett (ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring), OG Wes Martin (chest) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers. TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited all week and has also been ruled out. CB Josh Norman (thigh, hand) did not practice all week but is listed as questionable. QB Case Keenum (right shoulder, foot) and RB Adrian Peterson (quad) fully participated in practice for a second straight day Friday, Oct. 18, and have been removed from the injury report. OT Donald Penn (non-injury) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day on Friday but also no longer appears on the injury report.
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson is coming off his best game of the season with 118 yards but has been held to under 40 yards in the other four games. He will be facing a good San Francisco 49ers defense this week and may only be a flex option in standard leagues.
Washington Redskins S Deshazor Everett (ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring) OG Wes Martin (chest), CB Josh Norman (thigh, hand) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were unable to practice for a second straight day Thursday, Oct. 17. TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited. QB Case Keenum (right shoulder, foot) and RB Adrian Peterson (quad) returned to a full practice. OT Donald Penn (non-injury) was not given a practice designation Thursday after being limited one day earlier.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (quadriceps) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 17, after sitting out the previous day with a quadriceps injury.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson seems likely to play but don't do chasing stats from his season-best 118-yard effort last week in Miami. He's a low-end flex play against a tough 49ers defense.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (quad) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson is coming off his best game of the season with 118 total yards. He faces a much more difficult matchup against the San Francisco 49ers this week and is little more than a desperation flex play.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball 23 times for 118 yards in Sunday's win over the Dolphins. He was unable to cap off his performance with a touchdown, but his fantasy owners will take it after the veteran failed to reach even 30 yards on the ground in three of his previous four games. While the interim coaching regime headed up by Bill Callahan may want to establish the run, it's worth taking into account this was the first game in which the Redskins were not fighting an uphill battle on the scoreboard since Peterson became the starter. Banking on Peterson to continue touching the ball as often as he did in Week 6 wouldn't be the safest of bets, especially with games against the 49ers, Vikings, and Bills coming up next.
Redskins' RB Adrian Peterson ran for 118 yards on 23 carries but no touchdowns in Sunday's win in Miami.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed 23 times for 118 yards in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins and he added two grabs for 18 yards on his two targets.
Fantasy Spin: The 34-year-old proved he still has plenty left in the tank. He entered the day with 40 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown during Jay Gruden's first four games. Gruden was fired, and apparently interim coach Bill Callahan intends to ride the veteran. That's great news for the veteran and his fantasy owners. We'll see if it continues in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson finally has a matchup he can take advantage of in the Miami Dolphins for Week 6. The Dolphins have played one fewer game than most of the league, yet they come into this week having given up the third-most total rushing yards to opposing backs. They're giving up 153.75 yards per game and 4.76 yards per carry. If Peterson can't average more than 2.7 yards per carry against this defense, then, well... Based on what he's done with the starting job in Washington to this point, the matchup alone isn't enough to value him any higher than a flex. But with four teams and a handful of fantasy-relevant RBs on bye, there are worse guys than Peterson to plug into your lineup for Week 6. At the very least, the volume should be there.
Washington Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan doesn't think running back Adrian Peterson has gotten into a rhythm so far this year. It sounds as though the Redskins plan on giving the ball to the veteran more in Week 6 against the Dolphins. Peterson has just done nothing in four games this year, attempting 40 rushes for just 108 yards (2.7 yards per carry) and one touchdown. He'll be on the RB3 radar this weekend, but only because he's facing the hapless Dolphins. The floor is still incredibly low for Peterson, so his RB3 value is strictly volume-based.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson rushed seven times for 18 yards against the Patriots on Sunday. Peterson has yet to total more than 37 rushing yards in any game this season, and has scored just one touchdown. He may have begun the season as a volume-dependent flex option, but his total lack of production means even the volume isn't going to be there anymore. Assuming the Redskins continue to employ him as their number-one back, he could be looking at a decent outing in Week 6 against the Dolphins. Based on what he's done, however, there is zero reason to bank on one.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson ran seven times for just 18 yards in Week 5 against the New England Patriots and he did not have a catch or target.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson was tremendously useful from a fantasy perspective in 2018, but he is hardly worth a roster spot outside of the very deepest leagues. The Redskins travel to meet the Dolphins in Week 6, so perhaps he is a decent streaming option if byes have you boxed in.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is averaging 2.7 yards per carry, and his next opponent is a Patriots squad surrendering just 61.3 rushing yards per game. The overall ineptitude of the Redskins offense forecasts another rough outing for Peterson against a New England defense that has permitted one offensive touchdown in the first month of the season. Peterson joins the rest of his teammates on a list of players who cannot be started with confidence in fantasy lineups for Week 5.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson rushed 11 times for 28 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants. For the third straight game, Peterson was completely ineffective on the ground. Including Week 1's dud from Derrius Guice, it's four straight games of a virtually nonexistent rushing attack from the Redskins. Peterson would qualify as droppable if there were any other RBs in Washington to steal carries from him, but he only has pass-catching back Chris Thompson to compete with for touches. Up next for Washington is the Patriots in Week 5. Whether you drop Peterson or not, you aren't starting him next Sunday.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 28 yards on 11 carries against the New York Giants in Week 4.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson has struggled so far this season after a tremendous 2018 season and has only 90 yards in three games. He will be facing a tough New England Patriots defense next week and could be benched in leagues.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson has not gotten off the launchpad in 2019, averaging just 2.8 yards per carry on 22 attempts since taking over for the injured Derrius Guice. The Redskins have had a decent amount of success through the air, and now they're about to face one of the worst pass defenses in football. It's worth noting that the Giants have given up the fifth-highest rushing total to opposing backs (331 yards), but that number is less a reflection of their efficiency against the run (4.1 yards per carry against) and more a result of the fact that they're tied for the third-most rushing attempts against (79) in the league. Peterson has been anything but efficient, and he's only averaging 11 carries per game. Avoid him if you can help it, though injuries and bye weeks may force your hand.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson rushed for only 37 yards on 12 carries in the loss to Chicago on Monday night. With the Bears Defense doing its thing, the veteran had trouble getting anything going while also splitting carries with Chris Thompson, who ran for an equally unimpressive 29 yards on seven attempts. After being a healthy scratch in Week 1, Peterson will likely continue to fill in for Derrius Guice (knee), who is expected to be out for up to eight weeks; however, his long-term appeal doesn't look promising at the moment. Continue to monitor Peterson's progress in the weeks ahead, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect much from the 34-year-old moving forward.