Originally written on Fantasy Football SPIN  |  Last updated 11/8/14

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during warms up against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
The Vikings lost for winnning last season as their week 16 meaningless victory in Washington was very costly in multiple ways. Minnesota lost all everything RB Adrian Peterson to an ACL/MCL injury and dropped to the #3 draft spot (one spot behind St Louis which got multiple picks from Washington in the RG3 sweepstakes). Despite playing in the loaded NFC North, 2nd year QB Christian Ponder should be smiling entering his sophomore season following a solid draft that included OT Matt Kalil and WRs Jarius Wright/Greg Childs as well as free agent signing WR Jerome Simpson (expected to start once his 3-week Marijuana suspension ends - gotta love those Bengals).
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