It is no surprise, but SB Nation's Fake Teams rates Adrian Peterson as one of the top fantasy players when considering the rest of hte season. The Vikings have eight games remaining in 2011, and even though they are well out of the NFC North race at 2-6 Peterson is still expected to have a big finish to the season. That is why he is rated as the No. 3 fantasy player in the NFL according to SB Nation's Fake Teams.
One player that Fake Teams loves going down the stretch is rookie quarterback Christian Ponder. They had this to say about Ponder in their waiver wire scoop section:
Christian Ponder- Ponder is back from his bye and in case you forgot, he had some success in his first two starts against the Packers and Panthers. Ponder was proficient predominately by passing for an average 17.5 fantasy points in ESPN standard leagues.The FSU product gets Green Bay next, then he gets a ton of games indoors with a some favorable matchups. The athleticism could help his value in the rushing department as well.
Ponder is expected to be a strong backup on most teams down the stretch, and Peterson is expected to give him even more value because of his ability to keep defenses from going after Ponder.