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Adrian Peterson No 1

Minnesota Vikings’ running back was without a doubt, not only the best running back to start in fantasy football games last season, but the best player at any position, period, to start in fantasy football games last season. He came within nine yards of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record, and on top of it, he did it while recovering, in record-breaking time, from one of the worst injuries know to football players, a torn ACL and MCL… that he suffered at the very end of the 2011 season.

So, is Adrian Peterson the consensus number one overall pick in most drafts for fantasy football games next season? The answer ought to seem like a resounding yes. There are a lot of good reasons to count on Peterson to be the best running back in fantasy football games next season and there are also a lot of good reasons why he ought not be the top running back selected in drafts next season. We will start with the reasons why.

The obvious reason is that he was by far the best running back in fantasy football games last season. It is tempting to believe that because he accomplished what he accomplished while coming off of a gruesome injury that he should be just as good, if not potentially even better as a running back come the 2013 season.

Peterson is a power back. That doesn’t just mean that he runs between the tackles though. That is but a small part of why Peterson may be yet again one of the top running backs in the league again next season. Peterson is a downhill runner, but he is also the focal point of an offense which lacks a good passing game. Peterson will be the focal point once again next season.


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