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  • 217 lbs
  • 6' 1"
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Scouting report

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Adrian Peterson - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Minnesota Vikings
With D’Andre Swift again receiving the bulk of the playing time for Detroit last week versus the Bucs, Adrian Peterson saw four attempts for 10 yards. He rushed for 29 yards on eight carries in the loss to the Vikings in November and should not be included in your starting lineup.

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Adrian Peterson - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Adrian Peterson received a couple of goal-line carries last week at Tennessee but couldn’t punch it in. In the loss, he rushed six times for 23 yards, as D’Andre Swift accounting for the team’s two scores on the ground. With only two games remaining the rookie should continue to see the bulk of the action so don’t bother starting Peterson.

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Adrian Peterson - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 at Tennessee Titans
With D’Andre Swift returning last week for the Lions, Adrian Peterson received only four carries for seven yards and caught a 23-yard pass. Swift and Kerryon Johnson scored Detroit’s two rushing TDs as well. The rookie will likely continue to see the bulk of the touches for the final three games, making Peterson just a handcuff roster spot.

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Adrian Peterson - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Green Bay Packers
Starting in place of the rookie D’Andre Swift, Adrian Peterson has posted back-to-back solid outings. In the win over the Bears last week he rushed for 57 yards and two scores, bringing his total to four over the past two contests. Peterson ran for 41 yards in the loss to the Packers earlier this year, but Swift likely will return on Sunday, which would cut into his carries. The veteran is a risky fantasy option this week.

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Adrian Peterson - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 at Chicago Bears
With D’Andre Swift out due to a concussion on Thanksgiving Day, Adrian Peterson plowed for two short touchdowns. In the defeat he posted his best stats in two months, carrying 15 times for 55 yards and doubling his TD total for the season. Peterson rushed for 93 yards in the opening week loss to Chicago and will likely be the Lions leading ball carrier on Sunday even if Swift returns, as interim head coach Darrell Bevell said it'll be in a limited capacity.

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Adrian Peterson - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 vs. Houston Texans
Even without D’Andre Swift to garner carries at Carolina last week, Adrian Peterson was held to seven rushes for 18 yards, sharing the backfield with Kerryon Johnson. In the shutout loss, the entire Detroit offense couldn’t get things going all day, totaling less than 200 yards. Swift should return from the concussion protocol on Thursday, which relegates Peterson to second string. Be sure to monitor the injury report though, as the veteran could make for a sneaky start against Houston’s terrible run defense.

by Scot Berggren

DET RB Adrian Peterson - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 at Carolina Panthers
In the home win versus Washington last week, Adrian Peterson carried only four times for 21 yards, while D’Andre Swift finished with 21 touches for 149 total yards. In the past six games, Peterson has averaged just 27 rushing yards and hasn’t scored since Week 6. It looked like the veteran would be playing second fiddle to the rookie for the rest of the season, but Swift needs to clear the concussion protocol in order to play this week. Peterson could be a sneaky start against the Panthers average run defense.

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