Found July 18, 2013 on Football Nation:
The debate of who to draft with the No. 1 pick in a fantasy football draft has not been much of a debate at all this year.  Everywhere I read rankings or mock drafts; Adrian Peterson is the clear No. 1 pick.Usually when someone is a clear first pick, something goes wrong and that player does not live up to the expectations that all fantasy football owners have set for him.    Although on paper it really is a no-brainer to snag Peterson; not so fast!  What we need to do is get real with research and look at the top 2 running backs going into the 2013 NFL season; that would be Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and the Texans' running back, Arian Foster.First of all, let’s go back to Fantasy Football 101; the past is the past. This is a new season, another season that Adrian Peterson needs to survive with the knees that could have ended his career, the knees that miraculously held up in 2012 and made even the most knowledgeable experts jaws drop. It was amazing, it was a miracle...

Vikings on the edge of playoffs, land at No.16 in PFT’s power rankings

The Minnesota Vikings made a lot of moves in the 2013 offseason. They traded WR Percy Harvin and added fellow receiver Greg Jennings to take his place. The team is hoping their three first round draft picks including playmaker Corradelle Patterson can make an early impact. The big storyline is the development of QB Christian Ponder, and if he can in his third year grown into...

QB Christian Ponder faces 'pivotal' third year in up and down career

Minnesota Vikings third year quarterback Christian Ponder has had an up and down career so far, but the ending to the 2012 season bought him one more season. Ponder showed toughness and grit leading the team to four straight wins to get the team into the playoffs. However, he didn’t get to prove anything more as a deep bruise to his arm kept him out of their playoff game against...

Vikings' Harrison Smith already a leader in secondary

This is the eighth in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 26 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: SAFETIES Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starters: Harrison Smith (second year) and Jamarca Sanford (fifth year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): Brandan Bishop, Robert Blanton, Darius Eubanks, Mistral Raymond...

Greg Jennings’ Words Cause the Wrath From Packers Fans

When Greg Jennings left the Packers to join the Vikings earlier this year, it came as no surprise to many of the Packer faithful. 2012 saw Jennings on a full media campaign for much of the year, appearing on various TV shows and doing numerous radio spots. With free agency looming after the season, it made sense to self promote in the hopes of achieving the largest contract possible...

View Looking In: Vikings' Top 5 Storylines Going into Training Camp

Welcome to a new series at Purple Jesus Diaries called "View Looking In." This is a series where we'll feature blog posts from guest authors who may or may not be hard core, insider Vikings fans, but have unique takes on the team regardless. We'll take that opportunity to guage ourselves - the crazed fans too close to the team in most cases - against the general...

Greg Jennings: Christian Ponder needed more weapons to succeed

There's no doubt that Christian Ponder's development with the Vikings has been a slow process. In two years with the Vikings, he's been to the playoffs, but he hasn't developed beyond a game manager, thanks in no small part to Adrian Peterson. Still, there's hope for Vikings fans, especially this season. Ponder will be working with the best group of receivers...

Greg Jennings: Christian Ponder never had Vikings’ help

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings said in an interview Tuesday on ESPN’s “First Take” that he has the utmost confidence in quarterback Christian Ponder. Jennings believes Ponder will greatly improve now that he has joined the Vikings’ receiver corps. “He’s always 

The 5th Greatest Jewish QB, Sage Rosenfels, Retires

The greatest Jewish quarterback of all time was Sid Luckman. I am not just saying that because I am a Chicago Bears fan, I am saying that because Luckman is still considered by many one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time regardless of his religion. After that there is a discussion. Benny Friedman is probably #2. He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is a 4X All Pro. Ranking...

Will Bears and Vikings Players Face Off on The League?

Hey cool! That's new Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings hanging out with The League actor Nick Kroll. Fun! Jennings tweeted this photo yesterday along with a message saying he was "causing trouble" with The League crew and Nick Kroll while on set with people from the show. He doesn't explicitly state that he was on set to FILM a scene for the show or anything...

NFL Notebook: Packers making Favre wait

The Packers will retire Brett Favre’s jersey eventually, it just won’t be this year. Plus, the Packers’ finances show a thriving NFL, and bounties are still in the news.

VIDEO: Wide receiver depth

We already showed you talent like Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson from OTAs and minicamp, but here are many of the other receivers battling for playing time and/or a roster spot.
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