Adrian Peterson

Best Fantasy Football Values of 2012

This year's fantasy football "dream team" is highlighted by Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson.
<p> Best Fantasy Football Values of 2012, including Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, Redskins running back Alfred Morris, Bengals receiver A.J. Green, Bears receiver Brandon Marshall, Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas and Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez.</p>

It’s fantasy football Super Bowl time. This week, the majority of leagues across the country will crown a champion who will win bragging rights, trophies, a few dollars, a trip to Vegas, who knows? And while every league is different, there are several key players acquired throughout the season who push a contender over the top, regardless of scoring, league size or any other variable.

Top 10 Individual Performances in the NFL in 2012

Tom Brady’s domination of Denver in last season’s playoffs tops Athlon’s list
<p> As 2012 comes to a close, Athlon looks at the top individual performances across sports this year. Here is the NFL's top 10 2012 single-game efforts.</p>

As 2012 comes to a close, Athlon will count down the top individual performances in each major sport from the year, culminating with a full list of the top 50 performances of the year.

It is important to remember that for the NFL, 2012 started with the end of the 2011 regular season and the playoffs, in addition to the first 15 weeks of the current season. That’s why Tom Brady’s record-tying performance against Denver in last season’s AFC Divisional Round comes in at No. 1 on this list, even though the game was played back in January.

NFL Midseason Awards

A look at the award-worthy performers at halftime of the 2012 NFL season.
<p> NFL midseason awards at halftime of the 2012 NFL season, including Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for MVP, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for Offensive Player of the Year, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt for Defensive Player of the Year, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III for Offensive Rookie of the Year, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones for Defensive Rookie of the Year, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for Comeback Player of the Year and Bears coach Lovie Smith for Coach of the Year.</p>

NFL midseason awards at halftime of the 2012 NFL season:

WEEK 7 INJURY UPDATES: Adrian Peterson, DeMarco Murray, Felix Jones, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown

Should you start or sit them?
<p> Should you start or sit them?</p>

It’s Week 7 and there are six teams with a bye week. The injuries continue to pile up and teams taking a week off are not helping you as lineup decisions are made. Here’s a little info about those that are injured or those replacing the injured that can hopefully help lead you to a fantasy victory this week as you decide who to start.

20 Injury-Prone Players Who Could Derail Your Fantasy Football Team

Fantasy football injury report weighing the risk vs. reward of big names.
<p> Fantasy football injury report weighing the risk vs. reward of big names like Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Rob Gronkowski, Andre Johnson and Julio Jones.</p>

As every fantasy football player knows there's a lot of risk that goes into drafting certain players. If the players make it on the field, your fantasy team will thrive. If they're hit with an injury, you're in trouble. Here's a look at 20 NFL players who offer varying degrees of risk with potentially big rewards.

RUN AWAY!
Stay away completely; you’re wasting a roster spot on a future disappointment.

Fantasy Football: 10 Biggest Injury Concerns at Running Back

Be wary of these ground-gainers making it through a full season
<p> Fantasy Football: 10 Biggest Injury Concerns at Running Back</p>

Injuries are certainly a part of football, and fantasy football, for that matter, but when it comes to the latter that doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't be prepared.

Here are the top injury concerns when it comes to running back. These ground-gainers are the eptiome of risk-reward when it comes to weighing potential opportunity versus their respective injury histories.

Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Minnesota Vikings

A fantasy football perspective on the team
<p> Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Minnesota Vikings</p>

What can the Minnesota Vikings do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to watch and avoid, fantasy playoff schedule and more to help you get ready for the 2012 season.

Fantasy Football 2012: Players Coming Back from Injury

These players are looking to make a comeback after suffering serious injuries in 2011
<p> Fantasy Football 2012: Players Coming Back from Injury</p>

These players suffered serious injuries during the 2011 season. Will they be ready to play in ’12? We take a look.

Is Adrian Peterson going to come through in fantasy title games?

Should the Vikings running back be in your week 16 lineup?
<p> Should the Vikings running back be in your week 16 lineup?</p>

It’s championship week in fantasy football and we apparently have trust issues with the best back in the NFL. Well, it’s not so much trusting him as much as it is how the team uses him and what is actual health is.

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