Fanntasy Football Running Back Breakdown: Adrian Peterson

Andrew Garda@andrew_gardaFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 28:   Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball in for a touchdown as James Butler of the New York Giants defends on December 28, 2008 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 20-19. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

So while I said I wouldn't be doing this numerically, I'd be hard pressed to start anywhere than with this guy.

Adrian Peterson

What’s not to like about Peterson? Good runner, great offensive line, decent WRs. All he needs is a few more TDs.

He has few minuses—And now it looks like Brett Favre will be throwing the ball, in which case suddenly Peterson gets someone who can keep the defenses from stacking against the run.

Even Taylor isn’t too much of a threat for AP.

Safe and dependable, you know Peterson will finish in the top 5 every year. He needs to work on his fumble issues, and on occasion, Childress has almost appeared to underuse him - but honestly, these are minor details.

Even a few carries to rookie receiver Percy Harvin won't hurt Peterson all that much. Aside from injury—and you can't predict that with real confidence—Peterson is the bottom line, safest running back in your fantasy draft.

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