Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is probable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. Peterson is dealing with a groin injury and missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday. There was worry earlier in the week that Peterson would have to miss time, but he hasn't missed a game yet this season.
Peterson returned to practice on Friday and did not suffer any setbacks. Peterson obviously doesn't need a full week of practice to be ready to play on Sunday. He's a veteran and probably the best running back in the NFL. Still, by his standards, he's had a down year.
A down year for Peterson looks like 226 carries for 997 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Fantasy Impact: Peterson is facing a very desirable fantasy matchup this week. The Bears have the worst run defense in the NFL, allowing 145.2 rushing yards per game on average. Peterson is a must-start in any game in which he's going to play, and he's very likely to play in this one. Start him with confidence and hope for a huge day.