- Top 15 Fantasy Running Back Monographs!
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1. Vikings – Adrian Peterson, Min (5) Fantasy owners should expect Adrian Peterson to be the first player taken in pretty much every draft this year. Peterson ended up with 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns, but it’s easy to forget that he was eased into the season slowly due to a torn ACL and MCL in 2011. Peterson was limited over the first 5 weeks as he averaged just 19.2 carries for 84.0 yards per game and only managed to score 2 touchdowns. But after the shackles came off, he averaged over 22.9 carries for 152.4 yards per game and found the end zone 10 times. With 10 games of 100+ yards rushing including 8 weeks in a row from Week 7 thru Week 15. As a work horse for the Vikings, he was able to record 13 games with at least 17-plus carries including 8 games with 20-plus carries. Peterson also added 7 games with at least 150 yards rushing. If Peterson can sustain that pace for a full 16 game season, he’d set an NFL record with 2,439 rushing yards.
The stats show Peterson is correct. In September of 2012, Peterson had 332 rushing yards and averaged 4.2 yards per carry. But in December, he stepped it up and pumped out 861 yards rushing, more than any player had ever rushed for in any month in league history. He also had his per-carry average go up to 6.4 yards. In fact, after September, Peterson averaged at least 6.2 yards per carry in each of the final 3 months of the year! Peterson has added in multiple off-season reports that he has felt himself and his knee grow even stronger (if that’s possible). Expect All-Day to be a Top overall pick in the majority of all leagues in 2013.
Peterson also told USA Today that he has has two goals for 2013. He wants to win the Super Bowl and/or become the first running back in league history to rush for 2,000 yards in consecutive seasons.