Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
3 hours ago

Peterson (shoulder) rushed 16 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns while seeing no involvement in the passing game during Sunday's 23-21 loss to Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson found paydirt from three yards out in the second quarter and again on a seven-yard run in the fourth. The latter score was his sixth of the season and gave Washington a 21-20 lead with 11:57 remaining. Peterson's volume on the ground for a Redskins team that doesn't get down big often coupled with his goal-line usage have made him a valuable fantasy commodity, but those aspects of his game are likely to be negatively affected by the season-ending broken leg quarterback Alex Smith suffered in this one.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
3 days ago

Peterson (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

The Redskins have limited Peterson's reps or held him out entirely for Wednesday practices the last several weeks, only for him to avoid an injury designation heading into gamedays. He seems destined to follow the same path in Week 11, as his full participation in Thursday's session clears up any lingering concern about his ability to play through the shoulder issue. Peterson will face a matchup Sunday against a Texans defense that has surrendered 92.9 yards per game this season, the sixth-best mark in the NFL.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
4 days ago

Peterson (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the continue cap on his practice reps, Peterson said he's "feeling good" as the Redskins embark on their final seven games of the season. "My shoulder, I'm back to bench pressing," he noted. "I hadn't done that in three weeks. ... As I stand in front of you guys, my body is feeling amazing." On a per-game basis, he's averaging 18.8 touches for 93.3 yards from scrimmage while scoring five touchdowns in nine contests. With little competition for reps due to Chris Thompson's bout with another rib injury, Peterson shouldn't have a problem getting touches Sunday against the Texans' sixth-ranked run defense (92.9 yards per game).

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
1 week ago

Peterson rushed for 68 yards on 19 carries and added one yard on two catches during Sunday's 16-3 win over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Could the veteran back be losing steam with just over three yards per carry in his last two games? Possibly, but not likely. Peterson actually had his best carry of the game early in the fourth quarter, breaking through to the outside for an 18-yard pickup. Peterson has had some dismal games this season, including Week 9's 33-yard performance against the Falcons, but the 11th-year back has still topped 95 total yards in five of nine outings this season, including three straight from Weeks 6 through 8. He might be a little off right now, but look for him to bounce back eventually -- just maybe not next week against a Texans defense among the best in the league at stopping the run, giving up just 3.6 yards per carry.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
1 week ago

Peterson (shoulder) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson dislocated his shoulder in the Redskins' Oct. 8 loss to the Saints, but it hasn't prevented him from suiting up in the last four games, during which he's averaged 4.8 yards per carry on 76 totes. While Peterson's full participation in the Redskins' second practice of the week suggests his health is improving, the running back's fantasy prospects have nonetheless taken a hit after both of Washington's starting guards, Shawn Lauvao (knee) and Brandon Scherff (pectoral), suffered season-ending injuries in Week 9 against Atlanta. In addition to those losses, left tackle Trent Williams (thumb) appears likely to miss a second straight game Sunday. It could be difficult for Peterson to find open running room this weekend, even against a vulnerable Tampa Bay defense.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
2 weeks ago

Peterson (shoulder) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's interesting to see Peterson participate in any capacity given that coach Jay Gruden said the 33-year-old would be rested on Wednesdays for the rest of the season. The team may have wanted Peterson out on the field to help deal with the chaotic adjustments to an injury-marred offensive line. Already missing LT Trent Williams (thumb) for at least the next two weeks, Washington lost both starting guards to season-ending injuries during a Week 9 blowout loss to the Falcons. His shoulder injury isn't a major concern, but Peterson may have a tough time taking advantage of his favorable matchup Sunday at Tampa Bay.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
2 weeks ago

Peterson will spend the rest of the year running behind an offensive line that just lost starting guards Brandon Scherff (pectoral) and Shawn Lauvao (knee) to season-ending injuries, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

As if that weren't bad enough, stud left tackle Trent Williams is recovering from a thumb injury that's expected to hold him out for the next two or three games. A soft Week 10 matchup against the Buccaneers may soften the blow, but it's nonetheless difficult to see how Washington can consistently open holes while starting so many reserves on the offensive line. The injuries are particularly noteworthy because Scherff and Williams are two of the league's best at their respective positions. It would be nothing short of heroic for Peterson to maintain his current average of 4.4 yards per carry.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
2 weeks ago

Peterson ran for 17 yards on nine carries and added 16 yards on three catches during Sunday's 38-14 loss to Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

The outing snapped a three-game streak in which Peterson tallied at least 95 yards per game. The veteran back has had some monster games in D.C. this season, but has been held to under two yards per carry in three of five games. Next up is a Tampa Bay defense that has been beat-up in the passing game, but is holding opponents to a respectable 4.2 yards per carry.

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
2 weeks ago

Peterson (shoulder) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was never any concern about Peterson's availability, as the team has merely been cautious about limiting the 33-year-old's practice reps to keep him fresh. Peterson could get a few extra snaps against a soft Atlanta defense in the absence of Chris Thompson (ribs).

Adrian Peterson
RB WAS (4)
2 weeks ago2 Comments

Peterson (shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson is following a similar path to last week, when he opened with a DNP on Wednesday only to be cleared on the final injury report. Assuming the same occurs this week, he may be working without Chris Thompson (ribs) for a third time in four games. When Thompson was held out Weeks 6 and 7, Peterson combined for 42 touches for 204 yards from scrimmage, but an end-zone visit eluded him.