Dear Minnesota Vikings,
I would like to take the time to make a statement on behalf of myself, fantasy owners, Minnesota Vikings fans and also, fans of logic: You have Adrian Peterson on your team.
No, really! You do! Check out, it’s even on your official website! Pretty cool, right? Always nice to have the best running back on your football team, ya know? Gives you all sorts of street cred, ya dig?
Anyways, I mention this to you, because I couldn’t help but notice that you guys seem to continuously forget that. And I get it! It’s pretty hard to not get caught up in all this Tony Gerhart excitement! But I think it might be time to start remembering that you can use Adrian Peterson as many times as you’d like.
Yesterday, for the third time in as many weeks you blew a double digit lead, and I can’t help but think if you’d use the best runningback in the entire league a little more, and a little more consistently things could be better.
I know statistics a real big pain in the behind, but allow me just a moment with some numbers.
In the first half yesterday you gave the ball to Adrian Peterson 12 times, and he gained over 70 yards and 1 TD. At this point you were winning 20-0. So, yay!
But then in the second half you only gave him the ball 5 times (for only four yards), and you were outscored 26-3. This despite the fact that your quarterback is so comically terrible in the clutch that whenever he’s put in a pressure situation my twitter nearly explodes. So, boo!
So It got me thinking – maybe if you kept giving the ball to the best runningback in the entire league, you might be able to hold onto those leads a little bit better.
Actually, I don’t own AP in any of my leagues…..
Please disregard the above. Sincerely,