Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings

Position/Rank NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #1 MIN Out 8 years 29 6'1 217 @AdrianPeterson

2013 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Jun-21-2013 by Rob Warner

What can Purple Jesus do for an encore after he miraculously came back from ACL/MCL surgeries and fell just 9 yards short of Eric Dickerson's single season rushing record (AD finished with 2,097 yards on 31 fewer carries than Dickerson)? His seven games of 150+ yards tied Earl Campbell. He seemed to get stronger as the season wore on totaling 1,598 yards over the final 10 games and finished as #1 fantasy RB with eye popping 6.03 yards per carry and 13 total touchdowns. Not surprisingly, he was awarded the MVP and finished 2nd to Peyton Manning for Comeback Player of the Year. The 7th overall pick of the 2007 draft out of Oklahoma has averaged 293 carries for 1,476 yards (99 YPG) over his first 7 seasons and at age 28 shows no signs of wearing down. AD has amassed 78 total TDs and in 2012 he became a bigger factor in the passing game, hauling in 40 receptions for 217 yards. Unless you own the #1 pick in your draft, you won't be getting Peterson on your team this season. AP's goal for 2013 is to top 2,500 yards - which seems crazy until you consider that he is a genetic freak.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

3/25 - Vikings want to use RB Adrian Peterson in space more often
3/25 - Adrian Peterson's new handcuff? RB Matt Asiata signs a one-year deal in Minnesota

2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
1.01 FFToolbox - Jeb Gorham - After AP's comeback and great performances last season he had to go first. He is the one standout RB before you get to the next group - Foster, Martin, Rice and I have to agree with Ben on Charles.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
1.03 Gridiron Experts - I figured I'd choose between Jamaal Charles and Arian Foster here, but was pleasantly surprised to have the consensus #1 guy in the land be available.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
1.01 FantasyTaz - Some are trying to be cute and predict someone passes ADP this year and while it may happen there is just no way I can pick anyone else at #1. Peterson showed that he is a special kind of talent, especially when you consider he had just come back off a major injury, plus he played through several other injuries during the season that would have sent many lessor RBs to the training table.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
1.02 Rotoexperts - Tony 
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