Head coach Leslie Frazier reiterated that Minnesota will take things slow with franchise running back Adrian Peterson, according to the USA Today. Frazier said, "He's so valuable to our organization that we have to be smart. We'll tread lightly as far as Week 1 and how much he'll contribute on the field. Even when we get to training camp, he's going to be chomping at the bit but we'll have to be smart."
While we are optimistic that Peterson will be ready to participate for Week 1, he will remain a risky fantasy venture while coming off knee surgery, and there is belief that Toby Gerhart may handle the bulk of the workload early on. Peterson is ideally targeted as a No. 2 RB in fantasy drafts.