Hey everybody, Adrian Peterson is doing it for you! Or, at least, for those who employ him on their fantasy football roster.
Earlier this week, Peterson said he would play today for the 2-11 Vikings because, among other reasons, "It's very important, especially for my fantasy team owners.” He probably wasn’t altogether serious, but that doesn’t mean he’s not earning some serious brownie points from those who are fans.
And he WAS serious, because the Vikings announced he IS active today vs. the Saints.
Peterson hasn’t played in the past three weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain vs. the Raiders. Though he said originally that he thought he could play the next week, that obviously didn’t happen (probably drawing the ire of everybody who uses him in fantasy football).
But never fear, Peterson is back, and for a team that benched rookie starting quarterback Christian Ponder last week, the offensive boost should be a welcome addition.
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