3. Adrian Peterson vs. the Cardinals
AP All Day! Well, some days. It’s been a rough stretch for Peterson but he seems happy (see above) in Washington. With Kirk Cousins gone, Alex Smith takes over at QB for the Redskins and with a handful of receivers primed for bigger seasons in 2018, Peterson could play his way directly into your flex role this season.
He’s still Adrian Peterson. The flashes are still there. In the right system, with the right offensive scheme, he’s a weapon. There are a lot of backs in the backfield in Washington. Chris Thompson, Rob Kelly, Samaje Perine and on and on. Peterson still got top nods.
Smith loves tight ends. Jordan Reed was on his way to greatness but injuries have derailed him. Can Smith bring the best out of Reed, Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder? If he can, keep your eye out for AP against the Cardinals this week.