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.
— Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) December 15, 2013
#Vikings are expected to be without star RB Adrian Peterson (foot) today, as well as without backup Toby Gerhart (hamstring), per source
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 15, 2013
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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