Adrian Peterson will return to practice on Friday: Fantasy implications

Jamie Squire

Despite being held out on Thursday, Peterson is in no danger of missing a game in his pursuit of 2,000 yards. We break down the fantasy implications.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (abdomen) missed practice on Thursday but head coach Leslie Frazier confirmed that he would return to practice on Friday. Peterson has not missed a game this season after tearing his ACL in 2011, and the Vikings would like to keep it that way and play it safe.

Less than a year after ACL surgery, Peterson leads the NFL in rushing with 1,600 yards and is having his best season as a professional. Peterson is within reach of Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record,

Fantasy Take: No concerns here about Peterson starting and being one of the top players in fantasy football this week and any other week. The Rams are improved on defense, but AP hasn't left any survivors in his pursuit for 2,000 yards.

Start him and be merry.

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