Jul 27, 2012; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs drills away from the team as he is on the physically unable to perform list at training camp at Blakeslee Stadium at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Leslie Frazier told Vikings media that Adrian Peterson seems on track to be ready for the Vikings regular season opener. We break down the fantasy implications.
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told Vikings media that there are "no indications" running back Adrian Peterson will not be ready for the team's regular season opener. Peterson is now seven months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee and Peterson is reportedly anxious to get back on the field and convince his coaches that he's ready to play again. Peterson says that the area around his patella tendon is numb and he won't know how he feels until making full contact.
Analysis: When healthy, Peterson can be the number one fantasy running back in the league. Despite a devastating college injury at Oklahoma, Peterson had only missed three career games until last season. It's too early to say that Peterson is now injury prone, but he's definitely lost value by rehabbing from this injury and then the Vikings taking caution with him on the field. Toby Gerhart is a must-have if you draft Peterson in your fantasy league.