When asked if Week 1 was a reasonable goal, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had this to say: "Yeah, I feel like it's realistic. That's my goal, to be back by the first game. As of right now, I feel like I'm heading in the right direction to meet that."
See the full video interview (with workout clips) here.
If he were to play in Week 1, he would only be about 9 months removed from ACL surgery. No RB has returned to form after tearing his ACL in that timeframe, so we're skeptical but less so than a few weeks ago. Those owners who decide to roll the dice on Peterson will need to be sure to draft Toby Gerhart as a handcuff. If he does play, don't expect the usual AP in Week 1 -- he's going to have to work his way back to form.