Adrian Peterson says it will be a mistake not to make him a fantasy first-rounder

AP

As NFL fans finalize their fantasy draft boards, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson cautions against dropping his name from it.

Asked by Paul Allen of KFAN on Wednesday whether it would be a mistake not to take Peterson in round one of a given fantasy draft.

“I would think so,” Peterson said.  “The way I look at it, to each his own. . . .  This whole offseason, I’ve been hearing that.  ‘Adrian, should we take you?  Will you be ready?’  Hey, I’ve got faith that I’m gonna be out there.  Do you have the faith?  That’s how you’re gonna get your reward.”

Currently on the PUP list, Peterson also said he’ll be carrying the ball during the preseason — and taking it into the end zone in Week One of the regular season, against the Jaguars.

“Yes,” Peterson said, “I expect to score.”

Peterson said that he was ready to get back to work the day after having surgery to fix a torn ACL suffered on December 24, and that he expects the Vikings offense to continue to lean on the running game.

If so, and if Peterson truly is healthy, he’ll be scoring plenty of touchdowns this year.

32 responses to “Adrian Peterson says it will be a mistake not to make him a fantasy first-rounder

  1. Every player recovering from ACL injury says they feel great when they get closer to practicing and playing. And I’m sure they do feel great, until another hit or fall re-injures his knee. Ask Terrell Thomas.

    I would take Peterson in round 3.

  2. Let’s be honest, the ONLY reason to watch the Vikings this year is if you have AP on your fantasy team…same for the Jags and MJD.

  3. The way I see it, most people won’t be gambling on him in the first round and those that get him after the first will be the ones that are standing at the end of the season on top because of the risk/reward they got by taking him in round 2-3

  4. Unless Peterson is picking himself in the first round with a game check on the line, I’m going to have to go with my gut and pass on him till the 2nd.

  5. ill pick him in the second round if he is still there. WR are almost more valuable than RBs in my league anyway.

  6. i wouldnt take that risk, or take jamal charles in the 1st round either, it takes at least 2 years to recover from acl and these guys only have months since, really any rb is risky, cause so many share carries, its almost wise to pick a star wr like megatron or fitz over a rb nowadays

  7. I hope for the Vikings sake he will play week 1, because he is the only good thing about that joke of a team. Maybe they will make good on next years #1 pick in the draft, But I doubt it.

  8. More daydream fantasy from the land of make believe.

    Peterson does not play on third down. He can’t pass block and can’t run a route or catch the ball.

    Missing 40% of the season on the PUP list means missing a lot of 1st and second downs.

    His production has been declining and he is getting old and over the hill.

    He still has to go to court because of his criminal arrest. A suspension would further limit his chances of getting on the field to participate.

    Talking fantasy football is all they have for sports talk in Minnesota. No Minnesota team has won more than their division for decades.

  9. Bob Nelson jr, who is the WNBA Champions? And who was the last player suspended for a misdeminor? And whats this 40% of the season for the pup list stuff. If your going to post stuff, at least have some theeth to it. And the Vikings got CHEATED!! out of the NFC title three years ago and if i’m not mistaken the CHEATES won the Super Bowl.

  10. Adrian had 13 touchdowns in 12 games and aprox 1000 yards prorated that puts his production at 17 touchdowns and over 1300 yards. Not bad for an overthehill RB. PS he is on pace to be one of the all time greats.

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