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College: Oklahoma | 13 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 3/21/1985
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2019 Bye Week: 10
Probable - Ankle

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

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.

RotoBaller's Outlook

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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Fantasy Week
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
Nov 3 8:40pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Nov 3 4:33pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Nov 2 1:50pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Nov 1 8:13pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Nov 1 5:43pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Oct 31 1:33pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Oct 31 1:30pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Oct 30 4:53pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Oct 25 2:10am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Oct 25 12:43am ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Oct 24 7:13pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Oct 24 6:23pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) intends to play against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Oct. 24, but could be on a snap count, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Fantasy Spin: Peterson ran 20 times for 81 yards last week against the San Francisco 49ers. He should see as much work as he can handle this week with backup Chris Thompson ruled out, but he's more of a floor play with a low ceiling in a difficult matchup.

From TheHuddle

Oct 24 6:10pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) is expected to play tonight on Thursday Night Football despite an ankle injury. Peterson is a very risky play against a strong Minnesota defense in a game that could get out of hand quickly for Washington. Add to that the fact that Peterson could be limited due to his injury, and you have someone best avoided in most fantasy formats. For what it's worth, Peterson emphasized that he "feel[s] good" heading into the game.

From RotoBaller

Oct 24 12:10pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (ankle), who is questionable for Thursday night against the Vikings, said he's feeling good and is expected to play. The future Hall of Famer will be playing through pain if he does suit up, however, so he might not see his normal number of snaps against his old team. An aging running back that hasn't been very effective this year at less than 100 percent health going up against a strong run defense isn't exactly someone you want to bet on. Consider Peterson a low-end RB3/flex if he plays, while Wendell Smallwood could see the most action he's had all season with Chris Thompson (toe) out.

From RotoBaller

Oct 24 8:53am ET

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) said he expects to 'bite down' and play in the Week 8 game Thursday, Oct. 24, despite his sprained ankle.

Fantasy Spin: The Vikings are a tough matchup, and Peterson at less than 100 percent is a pretty shaky flex proposition this week.

From TheHuddle

Oct 23 4:30pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) and wide receiver Steven Sims (toe) were both limited in practice on Wednesday and are questionable for Thursday night against the Vikings. Peterson is dealing with a high ankle sprain, so it seems unlikely he'll be able to play on Thursday despite the fact that he insists he's fine. Even if he does play, the veteran will likely be scaled back and will be a very risky RB3/flex against one of the better run-stopping units in the league. Chris Thompson (toe) will miss another game, so Wendell Smallwood would see most of the backfield duties against Minnesota if Peterson is also ruled out. Smallwood would be an RB4/flex in deeper leagues. Sims has only eight catches for 33 yards on the year, so he's not on the fantasy radar. You can't trust any receiver for Washington in fantasy outside of rookie Terry McLaurin.

From RotoBaller

Oct 23 2:43pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

Fantasy Spin: Peterson is optimistic about his availability for Week 8, but fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He will be a risky option if he is active and may only be a flex option in certain leagues.

From TheHuddle

Oct 22 6:03pm ET

Washington Redskins S Deshazor Everett (ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring), OG Wes Martin (chest), S Montae Nicholson (ankle), CB Josh Norman (thigh, hand), Adrian Peterson (ankle) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 22. WR Steven Sims Jr. (toe) and TE Vernon Davis (concussion) were limited. LB Ryan Kerrigan (elbow) and QB Case Keenum (shoulder, foot) participated fully in practice. OT Donald Penn (non-injury) was not given a practice designation after being limited one day earlier.

From TheHuddle

Oct 22 11:33am ET

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) has a Grade 1 high ankle sprain and a Grade 2 low ankle sprain.

Fantasy Spin: The Redskins play the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night, and it doesn't seem likely that Peterson will be available. Wendell Smallwood could see a larger role and be worth slotting in as a flex.

From TheHuddle

Oct 21 5:43pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 21. The Redskins did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Spin: Peterson recently underwent an MRI on his ankle, so his status for the Week 8 game is uncertain. Fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation over the next few days since Peterson could be a possible flex option if he plays.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 18-Mar-2019: WAS - Re-signed, Unrestricted FA - Two-year contract (through 2020)
  • 13-Mar-2019: WAS - Re-signed, Unrestricted FA - Two-year contract (through 2020)
  • 13-Mar-2019: WAS - Re-signed - Two-year extension (through 2020)
  • 13-Mar-2019: WAS - Declared Free Agent
  • 20-Aug-2018: WAS - Signed
  • 13-Mar-2018: ARI - Cut
  • 05-Feb-2018: ARI - Off IR - neck
  • 15-Dec-2017: ARI - On IR - neck
  • 10-Oct-2017: ARI - Traded - for future conditional draft pick
  • 10-Oct-2017: ARI - Traded - for 2018 conditional draft pick
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Week 2DAL10.2010251027020
Week 3CHI3.901237001-3030
Week 4@NYG2.8011280000000
Week 5NWE1.807180000000
Week 6@MIA14.602311800218020
Week 7SFO7.1020810000001
Week 8@MIN11.30147600227020
Week 9@BUF13.501810800122010
Week 10bye
Week 11NYJ
Week 12DET
Week 13@CAR
Week 14@GNB
Week 15PHI
Week 16NYG
Week 17@DAL