Adrian Peterson

Can You Trust Adrian Peterson to Play 60 Minutes Against the Saints?

The Vikings running back has a lot of fantasy owners worried in week 15
<p> The Vikings running back has a lot of fantasy owners worried in week 15</p>
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Here we go again with Adrian Peterson, Week 15 and an injury in the fantasy football playoffs.

The Minnesota Vikings’ running back has missed the last three games with a high ankle sprain, and is expected to return today against the visiting New Orleans Saints.

Adrian Peterson is Out; But Don't Start Toby Gerhart

Adrian Peterson's Replacement Won't Score Much Against the Falcons
<p> Adrian Peterson's Replacement Won't Score Much Against the Falcons</p>

Toby Gerhart won’t come to the rescue for Adrian Peterson owners this week.

Peterson suffered an ankle sprain in the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 11 game against Oakland and will miss at least this week against Atlanta and perhaps more.

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Eagles' LeSean McCoy Runs Over Cowboys

Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy runs for a career-high 185 yards in 34-7 win over Dallas.
<p> Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy runs for a career-high 185 yards in 34-7 win over the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.</p>

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Chris Johnson's Earnings Breakdown So Far This Year

The Titans running back made $32,000 for every yard rushed on Sunday
<p> The Titans running back made $32,000 for every yard rushed on Sunday</p>

Chris Johnson, the once speedy Tennessee Titans running back used to be a game breaker. Then, this offseason, he signed a giant new contract. And something seems different. He doesn't have that same explosiveness he used to. And he's definitely not putting up the same numbers he did in previous years, back when he was a hungry young runner, looking to establish himself in the National Football League.

Ben Roethlisberger Ties Steelers Record

Big Ben limps to a five-TD game in a statement victory over the Titans.
<p> Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger limps to a franchise record-tying five-TD game in a statement victory over the Tennessee Titans.</p>

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers

Fantasy Football: Week 1 By the Numbers

Last-play lateral may cost Felix Jones owners

Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season is in the books. Here are some numbers that stood out to me from the Week 1 action that's already happened.

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Fantasy Football: Ask Athlon Week 1

Beware of RBs that face Pittsburgh and the Jets on multiple occasions

Never bench your studs. Yeah, right. Just because you drafted a running back in the first round, don't think you can just set him in the starting lineup and not have to worry about him falling on his face.

Case in point is Week 1 and Baltimore's Ray Rice. If you're in a non-PPR sit him. If you're in a league without a flex position, sit him. And if you're in a PPR league with a flex position, really consider going somewhere else this week if you have better options/matchups.

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Fantasy Football Running Backs: Workload Watch

Which backs have collected the most touches the last few seasons?

Athlon Sports takes a look at which running backs have touched the ball the most per game over the last three years and over the last two years. This gives you an idea of both which backs have been given the most opportunities, while at the same time lets you know which backs might be wearing down.

It's interesting to note that Arian Foster, having played just one full season, already ranks eighth in touches per game in both charts.

Touches Per Game, Three-Year vs. Two-Year

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