The New York Football Giants released running back Rashad Jennings on Monday, along with wide receiver Victor Cruz. Shortly after the news broke the NJ Advance Media’s James Kratch wrote Paul Perkins is the now the Giants’ “clear-cut No. 1 running back.” But as it seems, another RB is eyeing the open spot.
On Wednesday, Vikings Adrian Peterson’s took to Twitter to expression some possible interest in regards to the Giants moves, or at least that’s how fans and the media are perceiving it.
The Giants been making some interesting moves.
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) February 16, 2017
Peterson will likely not be playing for the Vikings this season, and a possible release might be coming sooner than you may think. AP is expected to receive a $6 million roster bonus on March 11th. His contact this year is also a whopping $11.75M deal which is at the tail end of his three-year, $42,000,000 contract deal that he restructured back in 2015.
AP only played in 3 games in 2017, and many question if he has anything left in the tank. It’s been five years since Peterson’s unbelievable return from injury in which he racked up 2097 rushing yards and 11 TD’s.
Peterson has said he would be interested in playing for the Giants if he leaves Minnesota, but AP also recently said he would like to retire as a Viking. However, AP doesn’t appear to be a great fit for the Giants, who operated from the shotgun on over 70 percent of their snaps in 2016.
Fantasy Thought: AP doesn’t have a lot of value in dynasty football leagues unless you’re going to make a run this season at a championship and think his role for the Giants could be similar in the same way LeGarrette Blount’s role worked so well for the recent Super Bowl Champion Patriots. We do live in a very copycat football world, and many teams may look to install a dual-threat rushing attack system much like both of the Falcons and Patriots from this year’s Super Bowl 51 matchup. AP could become more of a smash-mouth goal line power back and used to close out games and punch in easy scores. Blount’s fantasy value was the definition of gravy in 2016 and helped many owners capture a league championship trophy. For what it’s worth,
For what it’s worth, I don’t think AP playing the Giants is that much of a stretch, but he’ll need to understand that his role is changing with age. If money is his top priority, then he’ll have little fantasy value in 2017. But if Adrian Peterson signs a “let’s win a Super Bowl” contract type deal that brings him in at a bargain rate, he could have sleeper veteran value much like Blount.