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Adrian Peterson Traded to Arizona Cardinals

AP Traded to the Cards

The Arizona Cardinals acquired Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a conditional draft pick on Tuesday. The move makes sense for both teams as the Cards we’re lacking depth at the position after the loss of David Johnson, and the Saints would much rather have 3rd-round pick Alvin Kamara in the backfield.

I always thought AP signing in New Orleans was a strange move. The team is heavily built around the passing game and as much as they wanted to be a balanced offense, it’s hard not to throw the ball when you have a player like Drew Brees at the helm. Alvin Kamara has excellent hands and allows the Saints to call plays where Brees can at scan the field before flipping a short pass to Kamara in the flat for easy yardage.

Fantasy Impact

This trade helps Adrian Peterson become relevant again in fantasy while freeing up snaps for Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Owners of any three of these players should be happy with the end result. One could even argue that this trade is a small bump for Drew Brees as well. As for those who picked up waiver scraps in Arizona hoping to strike gold, it’s almost certain you should look to other invests elsewhere. I don’t expect Chris Johnson or Andre Ellington to do much now with AP in town.

UPDATED: The Cardinals have released Chris Johnson

Adrian Peterson is available on a lot of Waiver Wires, his ESPN ownership is 48%. AP should be a priority pickup this week, but personally, I would much rather have a player like Jerick McKinnon from the Vikings. Check out more Waiver Wire suggestions here.


Mike Rigz

Mike is the founding member at Gridiron Experts with over 1000+ articles credited to his name. With over 25 years of fantasy experience, Mike has a very unique style when picking sleepers and gems. He has always had an outside the box look on the NFL and rarely gets sucked into the hype over players or buzzing offenses. Mike looks at the game as a whole and doesn't focus solely on individual stats. Football is not Baseball, and you need to factor in more when researching players to draft. Mike has three kids and lives on the West Coast. He's happily married to a beautiful woman who also loves sports. Sundays are spent with friends and family watching games from opening kickoff to well into the evenings.

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