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 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.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed 12 times for just 37 yards in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears and he added one grab for minus-3 rating on three targets.
Fantasy Spin: There were times when Peterson was out of the game in favor of Chris Thompson and visibly upset, but Thompson was a little more useful, especially in the pass game. The Bears are a difficult defense. We'll see if Peterson is used more in Week 4 against the New York Giants. However, he is only worth using in the deepest of fantasy formats at this point.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson had minimal success other than a short touchdown run against the Cowboys in Week 2. On Monday night, he'll face a Bears Defense that has permitted just 64.5 rushing yards per game to opposing backs and no rushing touchdowns. The Redskins have provided us with zero evidence that they have the ability to establish the run against defenses that excel at taking it away. Adrian Peterson does not belong in fantasy lineups for Week 3.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson carried 10 times for 25 yards and a touchdown and added to receptions for seven yards in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys. The touchdown was his 107th rushing score, moving him past Jim Brown for fifth on the all-time list.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson is going to have his ups and downs because he is so dependent on positive game-script on what figures to be an offense facing plenty of negative game scripts, so owners have to be happy when he scores a touchdown in one of the latter situations. Peterson figures to be little more than a middling flex option in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson opened the scoring in Week 2's loss to the Cowboys, but an early touchdown was the extent of his production for the day. He rushed 10 times for just 25 yards. The Redskins, who lived and died by the run in 2018, have now gotten a combined 43 rushing yards in two games from their workhorse backs. Derrius Guice was shut down by the Eagles in Week 1, and the Cowboys held Peterson in check on Sunday. Washington's next opponent is the Bears, who figure to present an equally difficult challenge. As such, Peterson's Week 3 outlook isn't especially promising.
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said on Wednesday that running back Adrian Peterson will get the start in Week 2 against the Cowboys with Derrius Guice (knee) expected to miss a few weeks. Peterson was a healthy inactive in Week 1, but Washington will ride the future Hall of Famer until Guice is healthy again. In an offense that isn't very good and that will likely be trailing against the Cowboys, Peterson doesn't have a ton of upside as an RB3/flex. Chris Thompson will handle third-down pass-catching duties, limiting AD's ceiling.
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson will be the starting running back in Week 2 with RB Derrius Guice (knee) sidelined, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson was inactive for Week 1 but should be receive for most of the carries this week. He played well last season and can still be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in standard leagues.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is a healthy inactive for Week 1 against the Eagles. The Redskins are instead going with running back Wendell Smallwood, who also contributes on special teams. Peterson won't always be a healthy inactive in 2019, but it's not a good sign for the team's leading rusher a year ago. He'll likely only have fantasy appeal if Derrius Guice is banged up. Guice is an RB3/flex option without much upside in the season opener in a game where they're likely to be trailing. Chris Thompson should handle third-down work but is merely a dart throw in PPR leagues as an RB3/flex.
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is inactive for Week 1's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It is the first time in his 13-year career that he has been a healthy scratch.