Adrian Peterson Is A Poor Fantasy Option For Week 1

August 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a preseason game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

The Vikings won't give Adrian Peterson much, if any, playing time in Week 1. We break down the fantasy implications.

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier already confirmed that RB Adrian Peterson (knee surgery) is a game-time decision for the Week 1 opener against the Jaguars. On 1500 ESPN, he later hinted that Peterson will get limited action, if he even plays at all. "We recognize if he's able to get in this first ball game, it'll be with limited exposure. We'll talk about it as the week goes on and see how he's doing and if it's even a valuable option to let him play."

Fantasy Impact: This basically confirms what we've been suspecting for weeks - Peterson won't have any fantasy value in Week 1. Even if he is active, he's still limited in practice and only started taking contact last week, so don't expect anything out of him. Start Toby Gerhart and wait for better news in another week.

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 Monday through Friday 4pm to 8pm ET and Sunday 8am to 1pm.

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