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Adrian Peterson Fantasy Projection: All Day, Baby

Adrian Peterson is projected to be the third highest fantasy scorer (highest running back) this week when the Minnesota Vikings take on the Oakland Raiders at the Metrodome. Adrian Peterson plus an opponent that allows the eighth most rushing yards per game tends to harvest those results.

The Raiders defense is allowing opposing teams to run all over them to the tune of 132.4 yards per game and nine rushing touchdowns. In standard formats, opponents' running games produce on average four more points than the average defense, the fourth most points allowed to running backs.

Peterson is coming off of one of his worst fantasy games of the season this past Monday night at the Packers (just 14 carries for 51 yards rushing), but the Vikings should have a much better chance to establish the running game at home against the Raiders.

In his fifth season, this will be Peterson's first game against the Oakland Raiders.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.