Adrian Peterson/Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins
Derrius Guice left Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers with a knee injury and did not return, so Peterson had the early down role to himself and finished with 20 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown. With his history of knee issues, Guice’s availability for Week 15 and beyond is an instant question mark.
Week 15 brings a difficult matchup, as the Philadelphia Eagles entered Week 14 in the top-10 of the league against running backs. But Week 16 against the New York Giants is an easier spot, assuming Peterson gets 15-20 carries and can take as much advantage as possible.
Assuming Guice misses some time, Thompson (seven catches on eight targets for 43 yards on Sunday) is worth a look in PPR formats. But in a broader sense, Peterson is back in the mix as a priority waiver wire add this week.
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Peterson Yahoo! Ownership: 39%
Thompson ESPN Ownership: 13.3%
Thompson Yahoo! Ownership: 11%