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Report: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not play against Eagles

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson may have led your fantasy football team to the semifinals. Well, you better have a good backup available.

Peterson hoped to play against the Philadelphia Eagles despite a foot and groin injury. However, K-TWIN Vikings analyst Sean Jensen and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport are reporting Peterson will not play today.

That means the Vikings are left with Matt Asiata and Joe Banyard as their running backs.

If Peterson does not play, Minnesota’s caution makes sense. The Vikings are not in playoff contention, and it makes sense to allow their franchise player to rest. While other players need to put something on tape to stay in the league, Peterson’s job is safe.

Unfortunately, Peterson’s fantasy football owners are in danger today.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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