Vikings RB Adrian Peterson expects to play more on third down

Star-Tribune - [Full Article]

We expected to see Vikings RB Adrian Peterson used more in third down situations last year, and Peterson believes that will be the case again this year in his return.

Fantasy Impact: 

Throwing out his one-game season in 2014, Peterson never finished outside of the top 6 on a per game basis in standard formats (or outside the top 11 in PPR) in his previous seven seasons. He's now on the wrong side of 30, but his legs should be fresh after taking a full season off to deal with his criminal case. OC Norv Turner has a history of feeding the ball to his top running back; LaDainian Tomlinson averaged 20.9 touches per game from 2007-09 while he and Turner were in San Diego. That included 2.86 receptions per game, which would represent a career high 45-46 receptions for Peterson if he catches the ball at the same rate.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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