Eagles Fantasy News
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 1:45pm
Ordinarily, Monday night's news that Adrian Peterson will likely miss Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles wouldn't short circuit the Minnesota Vikings' offense. They have a capable No. 2 running back in Toby Gerhart.
But Gerhart strained his hamstring and could be challenged to make it back for Sunday's game. Coach Leslie Frazier said on Monday that the Vikings would continue to be a run-first team, even if Peterson and Gerhart are both out or limited by injuries, but the situation could put the ball in the hands of some unfamiliar names.
Third-string running back Matt Asiata would be the first candidate to get more carries. Asiata beat out Joe Banyard for the final running back spot in training camp, partially because of his contributions on special teams, but he also played well in the Vikings' preseason finale against the Houston Texans.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 1:38pm
Did Jamaal Charles play too long Sunday? Charles, the Chiefs’ biggest offensive weapon, picked up 17 and 33 yards on his final two attempts in the 45-10 win at Washington. The Chiefs ran one more play, and that was the end of the third quarter with the Chiefs leading 38-10. Charles didn’t get another attempt.
He finished the day with 19 carries for a season-high 151 yards and two receptions for eight yards.
“I thought it was the right time,” to take him out of the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday. “I’ve gone both ways, I’ve held people from games, and I’ve played people, just depending on what I feel we need to get ourselves ready, if we have that opportunity to continue to play (in the playoffs).
“We’re not there yet. I wasn’t thinking about that in this game.”
Source: Adrian Peterson 'unlikely' to play Week 15
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 9:56am
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not need surgery on his sprained right foot, but is unlikely to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Peterson sustained a mid-foot sprain in the second quarter on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, as linebacker Arthur Brown tackled him while he tried to stretch for a first down. X-rays were negative on Peterson's foot, a MRI showed no structural damage or risk of a Lisfranc injury, and Peterson said on Monday afternoon he planned to play Sunday. But he was still scheduled to undergo a CT scan on his foot, and the Vikings planned to send the results of Peterson's medical exams to a foot specialist.
When the Vikings got the results on Monday evening, they determined Peterson would have to spend time in a walking boot and prove he can run once he gets out of the boot, according to the source.
While AD avoided surgery and Lisfranc, it looks like he's still going to miss at least this week. And in reality, owners should probably prepare for him to be shut down for the season given the Vikings have no chance at the playoffs and there isn't much of a reason to bring him back. Toby Gerhart is a must-add in a pretty good matchup against the Eagles in Week 15.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 5:41pm
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was placed on injured reserve, HC Leslie Frazer announced. He suffered a broken foot on Nov. 3 against the Cowboys and was expected to return in 4-6 weeks. The team hoped Rudolph would practice this week, but he wasn’t ready to make that step.
Lisfranc ruled out for Adrian Peterson
Monday, December 9, 2013, 4:03pm
Adrian Peterson will see a foot specialist on Monday as further evaluation along with more X-rays and a CT scan.
"Well, it’s a little painful," Peterson said. "Obviously it kept me out of the game. The MRI came back great so that’s good. Just got to get a CT scan to make sure the bone is OK."
Peterson said a Lisfranc injury has been ruled out. The foot was still sore in the locker room, but Peterson said it didn't swell up too much.
"Initially you don’t know exactly what’s going on when you’re feeling it," Peterson said. "That initial contact definitely didn’t feel good. I was kind of worried. But kind of cleared up a little bit after getting the MRI. I’ll see how things play out after the CT scan."
Peterson wants to play, but Frazier said the team’s record, 3-9-1, will factor into whether the running back returns this season. There have already been reports that Peterson's season is done, but so far the team hasn't said that. His status for Week 15 against the Eagles is still in a bit of doubt, but it seems he and owners have dodged the Lisfranc bullet at least...
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:47pm
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:17pm
At this point we're not sure of Gerhart's Week 15 status. It would appear if he does play he'd get the start since Adrian Peterson was carted off the field in Week 14 with what the team is calling a foot sprain. Peterson is reported to have pain in his mid-foot region which isn't good news, but he's still be evaluated. We may not know more about Gerhart until Wednesday. It's a pretty decent matchup against an improved Eagles defense in Week 15. Matt Asiata is next up on the depth chart.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:13pm
We'll see if Ponder gets the start this week as Matt Cassel again played pretty well with Ponder out. It's a decent matchup on paper but the Eagles defense is somewhat improved despite its ranking. Whoever the starter is may have to throw a bit more with the statuses of RBs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart in question.
Reggie Bush injures calf
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7:00pm
The Lions said Bush was questionable to play in Sunday's game. Bush appeared to hurt himself on the snowy Lincoln Financial Field during pregame warmups.