The Minnesota Vikings wisely decided to hold superstar running back Adrian Peterson out of last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, even it meant turning to No. 3 RB Matt Asiata due to Toby Gerhart’s hamstring injury. Asiata had a strong performance against the Eagles, and the Vikings were able to upset their playoff-hopeful foes. They also got a good look at Asiata and were able to preserve Peterson’s health, since none of the Vikings games count for anything more than pride at this juncture of the season. Well, they do matter for hot-seat head coach Leslie Frazier, who would love to add more signature wins against the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions in an effort to save his job.
Adrian Peterson suffered a painful foot sprain in the heart-breaking Week 14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but Peterson thankfully did not suffer significant damage to his foot. That said, the Vikings, again, made the correct decision to hold him out and only allow him to get one, light practice session in last week.
He is fully expected to play this week against the Bengals, and ESPN NFL Nation’s Ben Goessling reports that the fast-recovering star RB will get a limited practice in today, based on comments made by Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier. There is no doubt that Peterson will play this week, so he’s obviously a must-start for fantasy owners in “Championship Week”.