College: Oklahoma | 13 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 3/21/1985
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2020 Bye Week: 5
Total Pts: 10
Avg Pts: 5.00
Rank: 42 RB
Pardon My Backfire
|Week 1||7||Adrian Peterson 21 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Adrian Peterson 21 receiving yds (1 pts)
Adrian Peterson 93 rushing yds (1 pts)
Adrian Peterson 93 rushing yds (4 pts)
|Week 2||3||Adrian Peterson 41 rushing yds (1 pts)|
Adrian Peterson 41 rushing yds (2 pts)
|Week 3||5||Adrian Peterson 10 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Adrian Peterson 75 rushing yds (1 pts)
Adrian Peterson 75 rushing yds (3 pts)
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Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson ran for 75 yards on 22 carries and added a 10-yard catch on his only target in Week 3 versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson's 22 carries were 19 more than D'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson had combined. The 35-year-old broke loose for a 27-yard run but was otherwise held in check, making it a curious decision to continue feeding him and not find a handful of carries for one of the best backs in April's draft (Swift). Peterson needs positive game script to be even moderately useful in fantasy, and that may not be something he has in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints.
Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball a team-high 22 times for 75 yards in the Lions last-second win over the Cardinals in Week 3. Peterson has emerged as the unquestioned lead back and displayed toughness picking up the hard yards between the tackles. Fantasy teams hoping that rookie D'Andre Swift would be the featured back for the Lions will have to wait as this is Peterson's show for now. The veteran will have RB3 value heading into next week's matchup against the Saints.
Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson will try and hold onto the starter's role in Week 3 against the Cardinals. After posting 93 rushing yards in Week 1, that number fell to 41 last week while splitting carries with teammates Kerryon Johnson and D'Andre Swift. The Lions running backs, however, will have a favorable matchup against a Cardinals Defense that is allowing the fourth most fantasy points to running backs through two games. Arizona has already allowed three different runners to post 10-plus fantasy points, giving Peterson a chance to provide RB3/FLEX fantasy value in Week 3.
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson ran seven times for 41 yards in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers, splitting the backfield touches with RBs Kerryon Johnson and D'Andre Swift.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson flirted with 100 yards in Week 1, but he fell back to Earth and didn't do much outside of one 25-yard scamper. He is more of a RB3 or flex fantasy option in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball seven times for 41 yards in the team's 42-21 loss to the Packers in Week 2. The future Hall of Famer ripped off a 25-yard run early in the game but the running game was erased after the Packers built a multiple-score lead in the second half. Peterson also shared backfield snaps with Kerryon Johnson, who saw eight carries in the game. Peterson is worth stashing on a fantasy bench but lacks RB2 appeal heading into the team's Week 3 matchup against the Cardinals.
Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson should be in line to see the majority of the backfield touches Week 2 against the Packers. Peterson totaled 93 yards on 14 carries Week 1 and galvanized the offense at times with some tough, gritty runs between the tackles. The 35-year-old is no spring chicken but still has a little juice in his step and will face a Packers Defense that allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing backs in 2019. In 19 career games against Green Bay, Peterson has 16 touchdowns with an average of 103.9 rushing yards per game. 'AP' is far from his prime but could provide some value at the right price in DFS for Week 2.
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson rushed 14 times for a game-high 93 yards in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears and he added three receptions for 21 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson was just signed by the Lions less than a week ago and he made an immediate impact, flirting with the 100-yard mark. He still has plenty left in the tank, and his presence cannot please fantasy owners of D'Andre Swift and Kerry Johnson. The Lions travel to meet the Green Bay Packers in Week 2.
Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball 14 times for 93 rushing yards in the Lions 27-23 loss to the Bears. The veteran also added 21 receiving yards for an impressive debut. Peterson ran hard throughout the game and appeared to secure a role, at least for the next few games, in the Lions backfield. The Lions have talented rookie back D'Andre Swift as well but expect the youngster to split carries with Peterson in Week 2.
Newly-added Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson could see a sizable workload in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears. Fellow running backs D'Andre Swift (leg) and Kerryon Johnson (knee) have been limited in practice and the team might be cautious with them to start the year. Peterson told the Detroit Free Press this week, Theyre asking me to do a lot, in regards to his role in the offense. We could see double-digit touches for Peterson to open the year. Fantasy owners, however, might want to play it stay and avoid starting a Detroit running back this week.
Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson is back in the NFC North and will face a familiar, yet formidable, foe Week 1 against the Bears. Peterson was cut loose by Washington last week and was signed by the Lions to provide insurance among a running backs group battling injuries. With rookie D'Andre Swift (leg) and Kerryon Johnson (knee) limited in practice, Peterson could see a healthy amount of snaps right out of the gate. But the matchup will be daunting against a Bears Defense that allowed the seventh fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs last season. Of course Peterson could turn back the clock and burn the Bears one more time but the smart money would suggest that the 35-year-old runner should remain on the fantasy bench for Week 1.
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson could see some touches in the Week 1 opener against the Chicago Bears. Head coach Matt Patricia said 'we'll see' when asked about the possibility.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson reunites with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who was the OC with the Minnesota Vikings for the first four years of AP's career. The future Hall of Famer rushed for at least 1,298 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his four seasons under Bevell's tutelage. Of course, that's many moons ago, and Peterson has quite a bit of mileage on those tires now. Still, if Kerryon Johnson doesn't take that next step and rookie D'Andre Swift struggles, Peterson has plenty left in the tank to potentially be solid fantasy option at some point.
Detroit Lions RB Adrian Peterson officially signed his one-year contract worth a reported $1.05 million plus incentives Monday, Sept. 7. RB Bo Scarbrough (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserved/Injured list in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson reunites with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who served as his play-caller for a while with the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson likely didn't sign with the Lions unless he was convinced he would have a fairly significant early-down role, so he's worth picking up off waivers or selecting in the final rounds. As is typically the case with him late in his career, game script figures to determine how useful he'll be in fantasy.
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Washington) is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, according to multiple sources.
Fantasy Spin: Although Peterson is 35 years old, he proved that he could still perform at a high level last season, averaging 4.3 yards per carry. That being said, he doesn't project to be anything more than an RB4 option in non-PPR fantasy leagues.
The Detroit Lions have signed free-agent running back Adrian Peterson to a one-year deal. Peterson was released by the Washington Football Team earlier in the week but the veteran wasn't out of work for very long. The veteran RB reportedly stated, They're giving me an opportunity to play. I know coach (Darrell) Bevell from my days in Minnesota. Peterson's addition to Detroit makes this a tricky backfield to navigate for fantasy gamers going forward. The veteran will probably see most of his work on first and second downs with Kerryon Johnson mixing in and rookie D'Andre Swift doing most of his work on passing downs. Peterson's presence in Detroit could be a result of injuries as Swift has missed most of the past month with a lower-body injury while Johnson himself has struggled to stay on the field over his two-year NFL career. All three running backs are low-end flex options for fantasy gamers drafting this weekend as there's very little clarity as to how the workload will be split. This is a situation best avoided in fantasy.
Free agent RB Adrian Peterson has received interest from a 'couple of teams' hours after being released by the Washington Football Team on Friday, Sept. 4, according to a league source.
Fantasy Spin: The Chiefs, Bears and Patriots have been rumored among the possible destinations for the 35-year-old back, who still has enough left in the tank to make a fantasy impact, most likely as a reserve cutting into the workload of a team's No. 1 back. Stay tuned ...
Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson, who was released by the Washington Football Team on Friday, still wants to continue playing at the age of 35, according to a source. It was a surprising move, especially since Derrius Guice is also out of the picture in D.C., but the Washington Football Team is comfortable moving forward with rookie Antonio Gibson, Bryce Love and Peyton Barber in the backfield. Peterson, a surefire future Hall of Famer, still has a little gas left in the tank, but his days of being a fantasy stalwart are clearly over, and he's unlikely to be much more than an RB3/4 if he lands with another team for the 2020 season.
Washington Football Team RB Adrian Peterson was released Friday, Sept. 4.
Fantasy Spin: Peterson wants to continue playing, but it remains to be seen if he'll latch on anywhere with the chance for a big share of carries. Peyton Barber or Bryce Love could get the early down work in Washington and should bump up to RB4s.
The Washington Football Team has released veteran running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson had spent the past two seasons in Washington, totaling 1940 yards and 12 touchdowns in 31 games. Peterson's chances of landing a starting role this close to the season seem slim, especially with most contending teams already set at the position. Does a rebuilding team need a 35-year-old running back? Maybe Peterson winds up back with Washington later in the season at a cheaper salary, but for now, there's not enough upside to draft him in eight and 10-team leagues. This move should also lead to an increase in usage for rookie Antonio Gibson, who becomes a strong mid-round upside pick.
Adam Schefter is reporting Washington is releasing RB Adrian Peterson. Antonio Gibson and Bryce Love should get most of the playing time at running back for Washington going forward.
Washington running back Adrian Peterson still believes he has a lot to prove heading into his age-35 season. The future Hall-of-Famer is trying to chase down Emmitt Smith for the all-time rushing record, but is also focusing on setting an example for the young backs in the Washington RB room. Washington has a talented backfield featuring explosive rookie Antonio Gibson, passing-downs specialist J.D. McKissic, and second-year rusher Bryce Love. Peterson has been effective each of the past two seasons rushing for nearly 2,000 yards combined so he'll get his chance to contribute this season. However, with so many younger backs on the team it's hard to see trusting Peterson as a fantasy starter and is a low-upside pick for fantasy drafts, even at his average draft position of 134th overall.