MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 19: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings in action during the game against of the Miami Dolphins on September 19 2010 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Adrian Peterson
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is active and will start week 1. We break down the fantasy implications.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is active for today's game against the Jaguars and will start per ESPN's Judd Zulgad. Peterson has been working himself back into action from ACL surgery and with the news that he'll start week 1, has returned about as soon as he possible could. It's still likely that his touches will be limited and that Toby Gerhart will spell Peterson more often than usual.
Fantasy Analysis: There's no doubting that Peterson is one of the most talented running backs in football, but given the circumstances would be a risky play for week 1. Players are often much less productive in year one after ACL surgery and to come back this soon, it would be wise to go with another option over Peterson today.
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