Adrian Peterson Full Participant In Practice, Fantasy Value Looks Great

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 9: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball during overtime of the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 9, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Jaguars 26-23 in overtime. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson was a full participant in Wednesday practice and should be a great play in week 2. We break down the fantasy implications.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was a full participant in Wednesday practice and as noted earlier, looks very close to being the Peterson that has elite fantasy status. While most cautioned against starting Peterson in week 1, he ended up with 18 touches and two touchdowns with 87 total yards.

Fantasy Analysis: Percy Harvin had five carries, but no other running back besides Peterson had a carry in the game, showing that he is very much the primary back and seems to be silencing doubters that anyone could come back that quickly from an ACL injury. This week he draws a Colts defense that allowed 80 yards to Matt Forte in week 1 and 3 total touchdowns on the ground between Forte and Michael Bush, so Peterson should be fine as an RB1 in week 2 for fantasy leagues.

For more on the Vikings, check out Daily Norseman and SB Nation Minnesota. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8:30pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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