Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 11. Peterson is fully expected to play against Green Bay.
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm
Monday, November 9, 2015, 10:59am
Even before the Minnesota Vikings lost Teddy Bridgewater to a concussion on Sunday, they made it clear they were perfectly happy to build their offense around the established running back they still feel is better than the St. Louis Rams' rising star.
Adrian Peterson got the better of Todd Gurley on Sunday, with 125 yards to Gurley's 89 in the Vikings' 21-18 overtime win over the Rams, and Peterson did most of his work by getting the ball early in drives. According to ESPN Stats and Information, 22 of Peterson's 29 carries came on first down, and he gained 111 yards on those carries. Peterson also had both of his catches on first down, giving him a total of 129 yards on 24 first-down touches. That was the most yards Peterson has posted on first down since Week 15 of 2012, also in a victory over a Rams defense the running back seems to relish facing.
"I don’t plan on passing the torch any time soon," Peterson said. "He came out and had a good game. I was able to sit back and watch him. He’s a very explosive and strong back. I would just like to encourage him to keep pushing. He’s going to come out of his game against our defense as a better player."
Bears beat writer Jeff Dickerson:
San Diego is the perfect opponent for RB Jeremy Langford. With Langford's role about to increase in the aftermath of Matt Forte's knee injury, the rookie will go up against the Chargers' 27th-ranked rushing defense (124.4) on Monday night. San Diego has allowed four tailbacks to rush for more than 100 yards through eight games -- James Starks, Le'Veon Bell, Adrian Peterson and Giovani Bernard. The Bears have gone out of their way to publicly praise Langford this week, despite the rookie playing just 73 snaps in seven games. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase begins installing the game plan for San Diego on Thursday. It would be a surprise if Langford carries the ball fewer than 20 times on Monday in Southern California.
We currently project Langford for around 18 carries, but if he doesn't run well early, don't be shocked if Antone Smith gets a chance. Smith was highly productive on limited touches while in Atlanta. Langford should run well early, however, given the matchup against the Chargers, who are last in the league in RB aFPA.
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hip, finger, ankle, probable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 8. Peterson is banged up, but there’s no real concern that he’ll miss Week 8.
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm
The Vikings' running back had been listed as probable to play with a finger injury. Peterson was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was full go on Friday and appeared fine to play.
The Vikings official Twitter feed showed the team boarding a plane leaving for Detroit hours before announcing Peterson was downgraded, so the author presumed he made the trip and will receive treatment overnight. The story added there is no word on the severity of the illness. The Vikings play at Detroit in an early afternoon game so owners will be able to make an adjustment. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will likely combined in some way to take over the workload if Peterson doesn't play.
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (finger, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7. Peterson will be fine to face the Lions. He averaged 150 total yards and 1.0 TD in his last four matchups with Detroit.
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm
There is no denying how important Chris Ivory is to the Jets' offense, not after what we've seen from him the first month of the season. You can make the case that he's the team's best and most important offensive player.
Brandon Marshall even made the case this past week that Ivory is the best running back in any offense, suggesting that he is capable of being a 1,500-yard rusher, nearly triple what Ivory averaged in the previous five years.
But a word of caution. It is not in the Jets' best interests to turn Ivory into a workhorse running back in the mold of Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch or Le'Veon Bell (all three of whom are better than Ivory, with all due respect to Marshall's assessment).
Ivory's running style and his history of injury argue against the idea that he should be used as a feature back in the traditional sense.
It's not what fantasy owners want to hear but the author may have a point. He added if the coaching staff makes the mistake of overusing Ivory, there's a good chance he will wear down as the season goes along and become a far less effective runner than he is now. Bilal Powell is probably a good add for Ivory owners.
Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:02pm
Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, toe, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. We’re expecting Anderson to have a bounce back game against the Lions, who just gave up 134 yards to Adrian Peterson.
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:16pm
Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, toe) took full practice reps again Thursday. Anderson finished the Thursday night game against the Chiefs and had a few extra days to heal. He should be fine to face the Lions. Anderson said that he’s “fine now.” We’re expecting Anderson to have a bounce back game against the Lions, who just gave up 134 yards to Adrian Peterson.
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