Adrian Peterson: Fantasy Football Sleeper in 2019

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 22: Colt McCoy #12 hands the ball off to Adrian Peterson #26 of the Washington Redskins in a football game at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) Fantasy Football Sleeper

When you hear the name Adrian Peterson, you tend to think about how dominant he was during his 10 year tenure with the Minnesota Vikings. During his time with the Vikings, he amassed 13,692 total yards and 102 total touchdowns, and was arguably the best running back  during the years of 2007-2015. Entering 2019, is AP actually a fantasy football sleeper?

After his incident in 2016, he then was apart of the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals in 2017. Peterson played 10 games in 2017 between the 2 teams and recorded 599 total yards and 2 touchdowns. In 2018, Peterson’s career was rejuvenated after signing with the Washington Redskins after Derrius Guice tore his ACL in early August of 2018. In this article, I’m going to address how good Peterson was in 2018, his RB competition in Washington, outlook for 2019, and current ADP which makes him a prime Fantasy Football Sleeper for 2019!

2018 Dominance – Adrian Peterson’s numbers last year were very solid, recording 1,042 rushing yards, 208 receiving yards, and 8 total touchdowns. Peterson was one of nine running backs in 2018 to rush for 1,000+ yards. It’s worth noting as well because most people haven’t realized that Peterson finished as the RB15 overall last season. Notable running backs that Peterson finished with more fantasy points than include, Aaron Jones, Chris Carson, Marlon Mack, Kenyan Drake, Sony Michel, and the list goes on.

Many of Peterson’s critics point out that he only finished so high in total points because of his huge game against the Philadelphia Eagles, which included a 90 yard rushing TD. In attempts to nullify that remark, it’s important to address how consistent Peterson actually was in 2018. Peterson had 8 weeks where he finished the week as an RB2 (top-20 fantasy RB or better), and he had 4 weeks where he finished as an RB1 (top-10 fantasy RB or better).

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