UPDATE: Adrian Peterson is now out 3 months and will be out for the season.
If you had Adrian Peterson in your fantasy football lineup for week two against the Packers, you probably had a very tough night. Peterson twisted his knee last night and was diagnosed with a torn meniscus. Peterson was unable to put any weight on his leg as he was carried to the locker room after suffering the injury, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
This injury could be week to week or longer like three months longer now for recovery. Peterson has shown he’s a freak and can recover faster than most humans. Peterson led the NFL in rushing in 2015 (1, 485 yards) and had 11 touchdowns. He’s been the one consistent player for the Vikings.
This injury may be week to week which is good news for fantasy owners. Peterson has shown he’s a freak and can recover faster than most humans. No one can replace AP. In the meantime, expect Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata to carry the load in his absence.