Minnesota wants to be cautious with their star running back, but is there a chance he won't play? We break down the fantasy implications.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday. This has not been unusual for Leslie Frazier to do this season, as Minnesota does not want to lose one of their best players on offense as they stay in the playoff hunt for 2012. Percy Harvin (hamstring) was also limited and also not expected to miss any game time.
Peterson has looked as good as ever after coming back from ACL surgery and has 775 yards rushing on 5.1 yards per carry this season, most in the NFL.
Fantasy Take: What AD is doing this year is nothing short of incredible. Much was made of how different a back is in his first year after this type of injury, except that Peterson is a good kind of "different." His 5.1 yards per carry is his highest since 2007 and he's on pace for his most carries since 2009. (Though he only made 12 starts last year.)
The Seahawks have a very solid run defense, but they've been susceptible and shown weaknesses in the last two games. Peterson is fine to start.