Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/28/14

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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...
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