Adrian Peterson (knee) set to return for Vikings on Sunday
Dec 19 2016 by Johnny Bowman
Johnson was signed to the 53-man roster on Monday after spending the earlier part of the season on Minnesota's practice squad.
"Definitely not what I envisioned coming into this game", Peterson said. We're talking a ceiling of 10 Fantasy points.
Not to mention, Peterson said he'd only play if Vikings were in playoff contention and I expect Peterson to go off with that elusive postseason berth on the line.
"We just have to make sure everything's good with the doctors", coach Mike Zimmer said before Friday's practice.
That being said playing Peterson in a conservative spot such as RB2 or in the flex could also yield a high reward.
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Peterson isn't returning to the same offense, either. Despite his presence the Vikings offense started the game with three three-and-outs.
Peterson figures to help Minnesota's ground game, though to what degree remains to be seen.
Sunday's contest was three months to the day that Peterson suffered a torn meniscus against the Green Bay Packers on September 18.
Minnesota has dealt with injuries along the offensive line, too, with starting tackles Matt Kalil and Andre Smith out for the season. It was the second time this season he's broken 100 yards rushing in a game. "He's been around. He's somewhat familiar with what we're doing, but knowing it and actually going out and executing it are two different things". The Vikings are last in the league this season in terms of Adjusted Rushing NEP per play. Indianapolis trails Texans and Titans in AFC South. My plan, and my vision, is to be back for the Green Bay game [on December 24].