Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington Redskins
Interim Redskins’ head coach Bill Callahan’s profession to run the ball came to fruition on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, as Peterson had 23 carries for 118 yards along with two catches for 18 yards. The context of a favorable opponent has to be noted, but Chris Thompson suffered a foot injury against Miami and did not return to the game.
Washington’s next three opponents, the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills, each entered Week 6 in the bottom half of the league against running backs. In the case of the 49ers (fewest fantasy points allowed) and the Vikings (fourth-fewest allowed), they are top-five against the position (Yahoo! and ESPN PPR scoring).
But if Peterson is going to get a lot of work, for better or worse and even with some downside if the Redskins have negative game scripts, he’s automatically fantasy relevant. Through bye weeks, with Washington’s idle week coming in Week 10, Peterson is set to have some value as a low-end RB2 or flex in 12 and 14-team leagues.
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