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Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:12pm
The New Orleans Saints are trading veteran running back Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported according to a source informed of the deal.
Related players: Chris Johnson, Andre Ellington, Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara
Chris Johnson was subsequently released, so Peterson should slide right into the Arizona RB1 role and get the 10-15 carries that he's been asking for from the Saints. The Cardinals have really struggled to run the ball (2.6 YPC, 52 rushing yards per game, both lowest in the league), and there's no guarantee that Peterson will be able to turn that around since he has averaged just 2.4 YPC in his last 64 carries with the Vikings and Saints. He's not a pass-catcher, so Andre Ellington's fantasy value should remain unchanged. As for the Saints, the move creates more opportunity for Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, who should split Peterson's workload, such that it was.
Posted by Brandon Niles
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:57pm
Week 5 at Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Johnson keeps getting touches, but he hasn’t been particularly effective with them. He had 13 carries last week for only 32 yards, and he’s averaging a paltry 2.6 yards on 36 attempts so far this season.
The Eagles have given up 3 rushing touchdowns so far this year, but only Denver has allowed less rushing yards per game so far this season, and they’ve been far more effective stopping the run than the pass this season. Johnson always has potential because of his workload, but he’s a desperation starter at best.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||11.25||28.50||0||0||2.53||1.25||10.75||0||1.50||8.60||3.93||5.18||26.75/73.25||36.18% |