Adrian Peterson Continues Turning Back the Fantasy Clocks, Demolishes Packers

Adrian Peterson continues to flash his old form, and remains in-line for 15-20 weekly looks behind a strong line in a top-15 offense.

Adrian Peterson, now fifth in the NFL at 33 years old, is defying Father Time and all fantasy expectations after another dominant effort Sunday. With the Redskins nursing a lead, Peterson rumbled for 120 yards and 2 TDs on just 19 carries (6.3 YPC – highest since 2015), ripping chunk gains even when the defense knew a run was coming. Especially in games with the Redskins leading, AP should be treated as a high-end RB2 with weekly RB1 upside. 

Granted, not everything was rainbows and ponies, as AP did suffer an ankle injury and was seen in a boot on Monday. With a perfectly timed Bye, however, AP is expected to be ready well in time for Week 5, where he’ll get a juicy “Revenge” matchup versus a New Orleans team that kicked him to the curb last season.

The Redskins line has been paving massive holes all season, and AP is rifling through with his trademark spryness of yesteryear. This is especially true at the stripe, where Peterson was exploding laterally in the hole to shake defenders. Despite the strong effort, the reborn star feels he his day could’ve been even bigger, commenting: “Should have been 160, 170 yards,” he said. “I left too many yards out on the field.” He’s a major risk to breakdown at any point under such heavy workloads, but for now, ride this steed until the wheels fall off.


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