Adrian Peterson, RB Arizona Cardinals

General Info

  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 217 lbs
  • DOB: 03-21-1985
ARI Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson won't play on third downs

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:04pm

Mike Jurecki - [Full Article]

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said newly acquired RB Adrian Peterson won't play on third downs.

Fantasy Impact:

This is good news for Andre Ellington, who is used more in the passing game. This season, Ellington has caught 35+ yards in 4-of-5 games and has averaged 7.6 receptions and 70 yards receiving his last three games. In a somewhat difficult matchup versus the Bucs this week, we have Ellington ranked as our No. 21 PPR back. Feel confident starting him as your RB2/Flex option in PPR leagues.

Scouting Report

Week 6 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Adrian Peterson hasn’t been productive the past two seasons, struggling with injuries and ineffectiveness, but his arrival in Arizona will at the very least provide him with additional opportunities to show he still has what it takes to be an effective starter. He was barely used in New Orleans, while Chris Johnson was getting double-digit carries for the Cardinals.

Peterson has high upside if he gets as much work as is expected, but this might not be the best week to use him. He’s likely still getting acclimated to the offense and it will be risky to assume he’ll make an immediate impact. Fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach with him.

2017 Strength of Schedule - ARI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
19
@DET
31
@IND
26
DAL
30
SF
4
@PHI
15
TB
32
@LAR
BYE30
@SF
11
SEA
1
@HOU
21
JAX
32
LAR
17
TEN
9
@WAS
23
NYG
11
@SEA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@MIN618003.000001-1.81.89/6214.5%
2NE826003.250000-2.62.616/6524.6%
3@CAR933003.6724022.003.75.714/5824.1%
4@MIA44001.000000-0.40.46/748.1%
5BYE--------------
6TB26134205.150000-25.425.448/6573.8%
Per game10.6043.000.4004.060.400.8000.602.006.787.1818.60/64.8029.05%
Totals53215204.0624032.0033.935.993/32429.05%
Previous Games vs. LAR
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
20159LAR29125104.31218029.0020.322.354/7275.00%
20141@LAR2175003.57218039.009.311.343/5874.14%
Average25.00100.000.500.003.942.0018.000.002.509.0014.8016.8048.50/65.0074.57%

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