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Adrian Peterson - Questionable (1 Viewer)

No news?

WTF, don't you guys have someone sitting outside Peterson's house so you can ask him if he can go or not?

Slackers.

 
Whoever FBG has posted on AD's porch needs to report back. I need to make a decision between him and Portis.
You need to play Portis!!! What are you thinking? :lmao: Even if AD splits carries, they will be the carries that don't entail pushing the pile. Those tend to be scoring oppurtunites, which Taylor is also good at, and healthy. The Skins will control the clock and try to keep Warner/Boldin/Fitz off of the field!
 
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Whoever FBG has posted on AD's porch needs to report back. I need to make a decision between him and Portis.
You need to play Portis!!! What are you thinking? :P Even if AD splits carries, they will be the carries that don't entail pushing the pile. Those tend to be scoring oppurtunites, which Taylor is also good at, and healthy. The Skins will control the clock and try to keep Warner/Boldin/Fitz off of the field!
That kind of thinking makes me very uncomfortable.
 
Even if Peterson starts Taylor should get an increased workload. It has been tough holding onto Taylor these last couple weeks...I am crossing my fingers that it pays off!! Is this the week?? You guys think Taylor will be better than some usual starters?? Who do you think he beats/or beats him??

 
Whoever FBG has posted on AD's porch needs to report back. I need to make a decision between him and Portis.
You need to play Portis!!! What are you thinking? :thumbdown: Even if AD splits carries, they will be the carries that don't entail pushing the pile. Those tend to be scoring oppurtunites, which Taylor is also good at, and healthy. The Skins will control the clock and try to keep Warner/Boldin/Fitz off of the field!
That kind of thinking makes me very uncomfortable.
It doesn't help everyone who has this quandry with AD, but if you have Portis, as he does, put Portis in and relax.
 
For both Fantasy reasons AND team reasons, I would hope the Vikings would just bench him this week. I am sure all of us would much rather a HEALTHY AP all season rather than an AP on one leg. If Childress was smart, he wouldn't have his star getting injured b/c if his job is on the line, losing one game without AP won't kill him......but losing a whole season b/c AP went down to injury......that will be the end of Childress.

 
The NFL Network's Adam Schefter reported this morning that running back Adrian Peterson (hamstring) was limited in practice on Friday and Saturday, but the Vikings are encouraged with his progress over the past couple of days. However, he remains a game-time decision.
Not much, but something.
 
For both Fantasy reasons AND team reasons, I would hope the Vikings would just bench him this week. I am sure all of us would much rather a HEALTHY AP all season rather than an AP on one leg. If Childress was smart, he wouldn't have his star getting injured b/c if his job is on the line, losing one game without AP won't kill him......but losing a whole season b/c AP went down to injury......that will be the end of Childress.
The flip side of that is that he may consider there chances to be much better to win if ADP even gets 10 touches (Chester getting the rest). For my fantasy reasons I hope he just sits him this week so I can plug Chester in there, but the guy clearly needs to win a game and if that means playing an 80% ADP for part of the game I can not blame him for that.
 
Sat, Sep 20 The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor will start Sunday, Sept. 21, against the Carolina Panthers if RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) is not able to play. Even if Peterson does play, Taylor could see a larger load in Week 3 because of Peterson's injury.
Again, nothing rock solid, but better than nothing.
 
Steve Weiss from NFL Network is speculating (as he is reporting on location at the Metrodome) that AP is a go today. Take it for what it's worth.

 
By JUDD ZULGAD, Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Vikings could be without Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday.

Peterson was limited in Friday's practice because of a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable on the injury report for the game against Carolina. The questionable designation means there is a 50-50 chance Peterson will play.

"It's probably going to be a game-time type of decision," coach Brad Childress said. "He'll get treated here for the next 48 hours and then we'll look at him before the game."

Peterson, who leads the NFL in rushing with 263 yards in two games, began to feel tightness in his hamstring late in last Sunday's loss against Indianapolis. He was limited in practice Wednesday and did not take part in Thursday's session.

Even if Peterson does play, veteran Chester Taylor figures to get far more rushing attempts than the 4.5 carries he has averaged in the first two games. "I'm not excited that he's hurt," said Taylor, who rushed for 1,216 yards in 2006. "[but] it's always a good feeling to go out there and play as much as I can to help my team win. Whatever they want me to do, I'm going to go out there and do it."

Childress said the Vikings "don't lose a step" with Taylor. Childress clearly isn't going to risk losing his superstar for the long term because of a significant hamstring pull.

"Obviously, you don't want to make it a chronic thing," Childress said. "That's where the evaluation comes in. You listen to the player. Sometimes you have to protect the player from himself and err on the side of caution and sometimes you feel good about what you're seeing and that he could go."

Peterson, who did not speak to reporters Friday before heading to the trainer's room, likely will do some work on the field Sunday morning before a decision is made.

Last season, Peterson finished second in the NFL with 1,341 yards rushing on 238 carries but missed two games because of a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee.

He dropped to the seventh pick of the 2007 draft because of concerns about his ability to stay healthy. Peterson played only one complete season during his three years at Oklahoma and missed time because of ankle, shoulder and collarbone injuries.

Local spin on A.P., Chilly might be carefull with A.P. I love the quote by Chilly "don't lose a step" with Taylor :)

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By JUDD ZULGAD, Minneapolis Star Tribune The Vikings could be without Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday.Peterson was limited in Friday's practice because of a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable on the injury report for the game against Carolina. The questionable designation means there is a 50-50 chance Peterson will play."It's probably going to be a game-time type of decision," coach Brad Childress said. "He'll get treated here for the next 48 hours and then we'll look at him before the game." Peterson, who leads the NFL in rushing with 263 yards in two games, began to feel tightness in his hamstring late in last Sunday's loss against Indianapolis. He was limited in practice Wednesday and did not take part in Thursday's session. Even if Peterson does play, veteran Chester Taylor figures to get far more rushing attempts than the 4.5 carries he has averaged in the first two games. "I'm not excited that he's hurt," said Taylor, who rushed for 1,216 yards in 2006. "[but] it's always a good feeling to go out there and play as much as I can to help my team win. Whatever they want me to do, I'm going to go out there and do it."Childress said the Vikings "don't lose a step" with Taylor. Childress clearly isn't going to risk losing his superstar for the long term because of a significant hamstring pull. "Obviously, you don't want to make it a chronic thing," Childress said. "That's where the evaluation comes in. You listen to the player. Sometimes you have to protect the player from himself and err on the side of caution and sometimes you feel good about what you're seeing and that he could go."Peterson, who did not speak to reporters Friday before heading to the trainer's room, likely will do some work on the field Sunday morning before a decision is made.Last season, Peterson finished second in the NFL with 1,341 yards rushing on 238 carries but missed two games because of a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee.He dropped to the seventh pick of the 2007 draft because of concerns about his ability to stay healthy. Peterson played only one complete season during his three years at Oklahoma and missed time because of ankle, shoulder and collarbone injuries. Local spin on A.P., Chilly might be carefull with A.P. I love the quote by Chilly "don't lose a step" with Taylor :lmao: Comment on this story | Read all 18 comments | Hide reader commentsRegister
Article says that questionable means a 50-50 shot at playing.Wasn't there a thread or post that basically said the stats on questionable status equated to the player starting 80+% of the time?
 
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Sat, Sep 20 The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor will start Sunday, Sept. 21, against the Carolina Panthers if RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) is not able to play. Even if Peterson does play, Taylor could see a larger load in Week 3 because of Peterson's injury.
Again, nothing rock solid, but better than nothing.
It's reports like this that make me nuts. (Not targeted at the poster, but at the Associated Press). Any one of us could have reported from our living room that A) Chester will start if AP can't go and B) Taylor is likely to see more work due to AP's hammy...but these clowns make it sound like "news."
 
I would much prefer they sit Peterson this week. I have him in three leagues and would rather see this specific injury fully subside before he hits the field. Peterson is a relentless runner and he throws his body around similar to Marion Barber. I have a tough time believing he will be effective this week if his hammy isn't allowing him anything close to full range of motion or operating at enough strength to change direction at full speed or generate a good push. I don't want to see him aggravate the injury.

In fact, I'm about 80% sure I won't start him for at least two of the teams (one I own Taylor the other I'm going with Jonathan Stewart), unless the pregame reports say something like:

"Peterson was making sharp cuts and running with a nice burst in pregame warm ups."

"Peterson said he felt great and the Vikings were really pleased with his response to treatment over the weekend."

 
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I would much prefer they sit Peterson this week. I have him in three leagues and would rather see this specific injury fully subside before he hits the field. Peterson is a relentless runner and he throws his body around similar to Marion Barber. I have a tough time believing he will be effective this week if his hammy isn't allowing him anything close to full range of motion or operating at enough strength to change direction at full speed or generate a good push. I don't want to see him aggravate the injury.

In fact, I'm about 80% sure I won't start him for at least two of the teams (one I own Taylor the other I'm going with James Stewart), unless the pregame reports say something like:

"Peterson was making sharp cuts and running with a nice burst in pregame warm ups."

"Peterson said he felt great and the Vikings were really pleased with his response to treatment over the weekend."
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Sat, Sep 20 The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor will start Sunday, Sept. 21, against the Carolina Panthers if RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) is not able to play. Even if Peterson does play, Taylor could see a larger load in Week 3 because of Peterson's injury.
Again, nothing rock solid, but better than nothing.
It's reports like this that make me nuts. (Not targeted at the poster, but at the Associated Press). Any one of us could have reported from our living room that A) Chester will start if AP can't go and B) Taylor is likely to see more work due to AP's hammy...but these clowns make it sound like "news."
For people into fantasy football this isn't news because you're glued to your screen hoping for someone with a laptop or a pencil and notepad hiding in Peterson's underwear drawer to file relevant news. The AP wire is for the lowest common denominator of society - the most basic news. AP isn't a single unit, it's a network of all the media outlets in the world and after they have filed news locally, they file it to AP for any news organization to pick up for their local paper that doesn't have a reporter covering it. Don't fault AP, just understand if you're waiting for AP to file it then you're one step behind.
 
I would much prefer they sit Peterson this week. I have him in three leagues and would rather see this specific injury fully subside before he hits the field. Peterson is a relentless runner and he throws his body around similar to Marion Barber. I have a tough time believing he will be effective this week if his hammy isn't allowing him anything close to full range of motion or operating at enough strength to change direction at full speed or generate a good push. I don't want to see him aggravate the injury.

In fact, I'm about 80% sure I won't start him for at least two of the teams (one I own Taylor the other I'm going with James Stewart), unless the pregame reports say something like:

"Peterson was making sharp cuts and running with a nice burst in pregame warm ups."

"Peterson said he felt great and the Vikings were really pleased with his response to treatment over the weekend."
RETRO ALERT!
LOL...ha....my bad.
 
Stupid question: I have never had a hamstring injury but are they really difficult to play though? Isnt there a shot he could take to cover up the pain?

 
Stupid question: I have never had a hamstring injury but are they really difficult to play though? Isnt there a shot he could take to cover up the pain?
Hammie is too complex for a local. Think Isaac Bruce in the mid 90's.

Hammie Overview
AP did not pull a hamstring though...there is a big difference. He took a hit on on his hamstring so it would only be a bruising type of injury.
 
Stupid question: I have never had a hamstring injury but are they really difficult to play though? Isnt there a shot he could take to cover up the pain?
Great question, but it's not usually about the pain. Pro athletes are on a different level when it comes to pain management. These guys will play with the kind of pain that would put a normal person in bed. One of the reasons is the excellent level of physical conditioning they maintain. Another is the chemical high they get from exercise. If you're working out hard a few hours a day almost every day, your body is literally functioning on this chemical high which will often mask the pain of injury. I knew a professional cyclist who had major disc problems in her back. When the issue was diagnosed, she wasn't feeling any pain in her back. In fact, she could bend straight down and touch her toes. The doctor told her it would have been impossible for a normal person who wasn't training like she was. In fact, once she was told she needed surgery and had to stop training, it took 3-4 days of not training for her to feel the problem with her back. So long story - short, the hamstring could be an issue where the pain isn't a big deal, but the ability to make cuts and run with power and stability is the issue.
 
Stupid question: I have never had a hamstring injury but are they really difficult to play though? Isnt there a shot he could take to cover up the pain?
Hammie is too complex for a local. Think Isaac Bruce in the mid 90's.

Hammie Overview
AP did not pull a hamstring though...there is a big difference. He took a hit on on his hamstring so it would only be a bruising type of injury.
Thanks, I was going to bring this up when I finished the thread. Looks like you finished it 1st. I'm thinking something like a charlie horse in the hammy. Feels like a pulled muscle, but w/o the added risk of making it worse. If he's tough enough to keep it from getting in his head, he should be no less effective than usual.
 
well the heck with it; I am benching ADP for Turner in one league and for Chad Johnson in another;

I agree, unless we hear that he is fine, cutting well and getting all of the carries, I think I would rather avoid this mess today.

 
hmmm. ESPN is reporting that AP is downplaying the injury and saying its not that bad.....but he still has to get clearance to play.

IS this just all smoke and mirrors?

 
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Call some of the posts about Clayton "the over analysis" portion of the thread. Clayton is simply saying Peterson hasn't come out to test the hammy yet and his speculation is that Peterson is very questionable to play.

Speculation. Nothing more, nothing less.

 
hmmm. ESPN is reporting that AP is downplaying the injury and saying its not that bad.....but he still has to get clearance to play.IS this just all smoke and mirrors?
That's not a bad to hear, but I think it's a classic (my own over analysis here) scenario where the coach is overly cautious and the player borders on being reckless.
 
From CBS:

News: NFL Network reports that the Vikings expect RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) to play vs. Carolina in Week 3, barring any setbacks in warm-ups this morning. An official decision will be made after warm-ups.

 
Call some of the posts about Clayton "the over analysis" portion of the thread. Clayton is simply saying Peterson hasn't come out to test the hammy yet and his speculation is that Peterson is very questionable to play. Speculation. Nothing more, nothing less.
Sounds like you're overanalyzing the overanalysis.
 
From CBS: News: NFL Network reports that the Vikings expect RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) to play vs. Carolina in Week 3, barring any setbacks in warm-ups this morning. An official decision will be made after warm-ups.
Now, the question becomes how effective will he be with this injury, and how will the Vikings balance having to win this game vs. playing it safe and giving Chester Taylor the majority of carries.
 
I'd be very surprised if he sits.

That would mean the injury was alot more serious than at least I had thought.

MIN is looking at 0-3 with a loss today

Week 4 @TEN (2-0)

Week 5 @NO (1-1)

Week 6 DET (0-2)

Week 7 @CHI (1-1)

Week 8 BYE

Some could say this could be a "must" win to salvage this season.

Sitting your best player against a 2-0 team before heading on the road for 2 tough games, could spell disaster.

I really hope the "resting" ADP for later in the season thought does not come into play here.

MIN could be 2-5 or 1-6 heading into their BYE. Considering there were Superbowl talks before the season, an 0-3 start would be a HUGE disappointment.

I expect the best player on a struggling team to be out there in an attempt to save a season for a good team.

Yes, I own ADP in several leagues.

Yes, I wish he would just sit so he could be healthy foe later in the season.

 
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