Adrian Peterson listed as probable, remains fantasy must-start for Week 8

Hannah Foslien

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We break down the fantasy implications.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is listed as probable for Thursday's game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Peterson missed practice on Tuesday to rest his injured ankle but has not missed any games since hurting it in Week 5.

Peterson on Sunday ran for 153 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries against the Arizona Cardinals. On Wednesday, he was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Fantasy Impact: This is not a surprise, as fantasy owners have been banking on another big game from Peterson against Tampa Bay. There had been some concern about the short turnaround but Coach Leslie Frazier has already said that the team no longer needs to limit the number of carries Peterson gets in a game.

Peterson will be near the top of fantasy running back rankings this week and is a must-start in Week 8.

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