Minnesota Vikings
Position
RB
 
Jersey
28
Name  Adrian Peterson
Born  3/21/1985
Height  6-1
Weight  217
College  Oklahoma
9/16/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Profootballtalk reports the Vikings could still reverse the decision to reinstate running back Adrian Peterson.
Insight: Although it is extremely unlikely Minnesota releases Peterson like Baltimore did to Ray Rice, the call for Peterson's head in the press will not be ignored. The governor of Minnesota is calling for "All Day" to be suspended and Radisson suspended its sponorship of the Vikings due to Peterson's indictment for child abuse. Do not drop Matt Asiata yet as there is at least a 50/50 chance that Peterson will again be inactive in Week 3.
 
9/15/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Minnesota Vikings ownership announced that running back Adrian Peterson will practicewith the team and is expected to play this weekend.
Insight: It's another case of waiting until the judicial system plays itself out. At least for Week 3, AP's fantasy owners will have him in the lineup, though there are no guaranteed down the road.
 
9/13/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: The NFL confirmed that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could face league discipline under the league's personal-conduct policy.
Insight: Peterson is already not playing on Sunday against the Patriots, and he could possibly miss more games. This is a disaster for Peterson owners. Matt Asiata will start in Week 2. Pick him up before Sunday.
 
9/12/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Insight: A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted Peterson on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. There is no other news about how long he will be out at this point. Matt Asiata will likely be the starting running back for Minnesota this week, and Jerrick McKinnon will receive some carries as well.
 
9/12/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: FOX 26 reports Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Houston for reckless or negligent injury to a child.
Insight: NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that the arrest stems from "the disciplining of a son with a switch." ESPN would not confirm if it was indeed Peterson's son on Pardon the Interruption. It is unclear whether Peterson will play on Sunday and if not, it is also unclear who the starter will be, Matt Asiata or Jerrick McKinnon.
 
8/14/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson won't play in Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Insight: We told you he might not play at all this preseason, but don't worry he still knows how to run the football. Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a still respectable though not up to expectation 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013.
 
7/28/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson isn't expected to see much action in the preseason, perhaps none at all, according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a still respectable though not up to expectation 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013. He doesn't need much to be ready for the regular season and is still a top-five fantasy selection.
 
2/21/2014 4:13:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson (groin surgery) is on track to be ready for April OTAs.
Insight: Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a still respectable though not up to expectation 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013. If the Vikings can find a passing offense to balance it out, he should be good for a few more years.
 
1/23/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson underwent groin surgery on Thursday. SOURCE: Vikings.com
Insight: He should be good to go in about six weeks. Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a respectable 1,266 rushing yards and ten touchdowns in 2013.
 
1/22/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Vikings halfback Adrian Peterson will have groin surgery this offseason. SOURCE: Josina Anderson, ESPN
Insight: The doctor who will be performing the surgery also performed Peterson's sports hernia operation last offseason. He should be back in plenty of time for the start of training camp.
 
1/19/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Minnesota halfback Adrian Peterson may require groin surgery later this offseason. SOURCE: Tom Pelissero, USA Today
Insight: Peterson missed two of the team's last three games though neither absence was related to a groin injury. Even if Peterson does undergo surgery, he should be back in plenty of time for the start of the 2014 regular season.
 
12/28/2013 5:13:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Insight: After missing Week 15 due to a foot sprain, Peterson had 45 yards on 11 carries and saw just one touch after halftime in Week 16 at Cincinnati. The Vikings have no reason to play Peterson in Week 17 with nothing to play for. Matt Asiata will start at running back and is a solid flex option having scored three TDs in place of Peterson two weeks ago.
 
12/27/2013 1:53:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) is doubtful for Sunday's game, according to Mark Craig of the Star Tribune.
Insight: After missing Week 15 due to a foot sprain, Peterson had just 45 yards on 11 carries and saw just one touch after halftime Sunday at Cincinnati. The Vikings have no reason to play Peterson in Week 17 with nothing to play for.
 
12/27/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) hopes to play Sunday against the Lions, but he'll need to see how he feels the next few days. SOURCE: Chris Scoggins, Star Tribune
Insight: After missing Week 15 due to a foot sprain, Peterson had just 45 yards on 11 carries and saw just one touch after halftime Sunday at Cincinnati. The Vikings have no reason to play Peterson in Week 17 but if he thinks he can go he'll be out there against Detroit.
 
12/22/2013 5:52:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had 45 yards on 11 carries Sunday at Cincinnati after missing Week 15 due to a sprained foot.
Insight: Minnesota fell behind 28-7 by halftime and there was no reason to put Peterson at risk after that. He had just one touch in the second half.
 
12/22/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) is active and playing in Week 16.
Insight: Peterson missed last week's game against the Eagles due to the foot sprain he suffered in Week 14, but he wanted to play through the injury. He's a must start.
 
12/22/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) says he's playing in Week 16.
Insight: Peterson missed last week's game against the Eagles due to the foot sprain he suffered in Week 14, but he wanted to play through the injury. Fantasy owners can expect him to play against the Bengals.
 
12/15/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he anticipates having Adrian Peterson (foot) in Week 16, according to Ben Goessling of espn.com.
Insight: Peterson missed Sunday's game against the Eagles due to the foot sprain he suffered in Week 14. Toby Gerhart (hamstring) was also out, allowing Matt Asiata to rush for three TDs.
 
12/15/2013 11:36:00 AM
Description: Vikings players were told that Adrian Peterson (foot) will not play Sunday against the Eagles and now it's official - he's inactive.
Insight: Toby Gerhart (hamstring) also is out, which leaves 26-year-old Matt Asiata as the No. 1 running back and a desperation flex option Sunday. Peterson may have been able to play through a sprained foot if the Vikings were in playoff contention, but with nothing to play for they will hold him out.
 
12/15/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: According to ESPN, Vikings players were told that Adrian Peterson (foot) will not play Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: Toby Gerhart (hamstring) also is not expected to play, which leaves 26-year-old Matt Asiata as the No. 1 running back and a desperation flex option Sunday. Peterson may have been able to play through a sprained foot if the Vikings were in playoff contention, but with nothing to play for they will hold him out.