ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings do not plan to play Adrian Peterson (knee) in Friday's preseason game against the Chargers.According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, AP isn't likely to play before Week 1. Per Schefter, the Vikings are still expecting Peterson to "argue his case for playing time in the game." If Peterson doesn't play Friday, it means he'd almost certainly receive zero preseason reps, as the Vikings are highly unlikely to run him behind their second-team line (or trot out their first-team line) in their exhibition finale. Aug 20 - 6:34 PM
Dirt McGirt wrote:That is huge news. If he has been in pads for a week now I think its safe to say he is going to be on the field week 1. Its so hard to gamble with that first round pick, but if there has ever been a guy worth the gamble its him. You still have to take Foster, McCoy, and RR. With the strong preseason I would go ahead and throw CJ ahead of him too. After that though I think Peterson is worth the gamble as the next rb off the board.
We are going to need to see him run first before taking that gamble and it doesn't look like it's going to happen at this point. I agree though, a healthy AP deserves first round consideration, he's pretty much creeped up their already. This is making for some great fantasy drama haha.