Fantasy Football 2012: Stud Performer; Adrian Peterson

By Adam Pfeifer
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Well, where have we seen this before? It seems that every single week Adrian Peterson is the most impressive player in football. That’s because he is.

Peterson once again showed the entire NFL why he should win the MVP award. On Sunday, Peterson carried the ball 24 times for 212 yards and a score. He started off slow, having seven carries for zero yards at one point in the game. While fantasy owners began to scratch their head, Peterson suddenly broke free for an 82-yard touchdown scamper. I can’t help but drop my jaw every single time I watch Peterson step out onto the field. He should easily be in the mix of MVP, Comeback Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year.

However, those aren’t the only accomplishments he is gunning for.

After his second 200 plus yard performance of the year, Peterson is now just 293 yards shy of Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record with two games to play. With the way Peterson has been playing lately (eight straight games with 100+ yards rushing) the record is very possible.

From a fantasy perspective, AP has clearly been the best running back of 2012. After coming off serious MCL and ACL tears, Peterson is likely to be the consensus number one draft pick in fantasy next season. At times, I honestly wonder if he is even human. He is putting together one of the most special seasons the league has ever witnessed.

Please just do everyone a favor and give this guy the hardware.

Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy football columnist for Rant Sports.

You can follow him on Twitter @aPfeiferRS.

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