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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

FANTASY FOOTBALL INJURY FALLOUT: ADRIAN PETERSON OUT 3-4 MONTHS AS TORN MENISCUS NEEDS SURGERY

In truly devastating news for both Adrian Peterson and his fantasy football owners, the Minnesota Vikings running back will need surgery to fix the torn meniscus in his knee which will keep him out 3-4 months.  That means Peterson will miss the remaining regular season and all of fantasy football, while holding out hope for a possible postseason return.  After reports began to suggest Peterson could return in a few weeks after he suffered the injury Sunday night, the worst case scenario unfolded when he went for a follow-up test on Wednesday.  The fallout is monstrous here as Peterson was one of the last remaining bellcow backs in fantasy football and he was coming off a huge 2015 comeback where he once again established himself as a top tier talent.  The big news also comes in Peterson's replacements which will center on power back Matt Asiata and the shifty Jerrick McKinnon.  Asiata received more snaps then McKinnon once Peterson went out Sunday night and that could be the arrangement going forward.  At the very least, Asiata will get all the goal-line work which makes him a good standard league grab, while McKinnon will be the receiving back.  Asiata is the overall better value due to his TD prowess and he is also a decent receiver as well so he would be the one to pick if you have just one spot to use.  As far as Peterson is concerned, we could be looking at the start of the end here as his advancing age and likely losing battle to health due to all those carries take a toll.


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