Fantasy Football Week 9 Stud Performance: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

By Michael J. Igyarto
Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE


Fantasy football week 9 is roaring right along, and we have seen some great performances from players like Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure and Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck. Leshoure recorded three touchdowns in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Andrew Luck set an NFL rookie record by throwing for 433 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins.

As I type this, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is cooking up one of his own studly performances against the Seattle Seahawks. In what looked to be a tougher match up against the 3rd ranked rushing defense in the NFL, Peterson is bulldozing all over the Seahawks at the moment.

It’s only the first half and Adrian Peterson only has 12 rushing attempts. On those 12 attempts, he has 144 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He is currently averaging an impressive 12.0 yards per carry, and is already the leading rusher in the NFL this week. Again, it’s only the first half!

On the second play from scrimmage, Peterson broke loose for 74 yards before being tackled at the Seahawks 1-yard line. He would finish the drive off two plays later from one yard out for his first touchdown of the game.

Early in the second quarter, the Vikings orchestrated a beautiful 80-yard drive that resulted in a 4-yard touchdown for Peterson, his second of the day. Peterson leads all running backs, with 26.70 standard fantasy points, and he still has a whole half to do some more damage.

Peterson owners have to be grinning ear to ear at this point, and just the fact that he has a whole other half to do some more damage is downright scary. If he keeps up at this pace, Peterson will not only be a week 9 fantasy football stud, he might end up breaking some records.


Michael J. Igyarto is a featured columnist and fantasy football expert at Rant Sports

Follow Michael on twitter: @windycityiggy


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