Hopefully, you did not spend a lot of money on an Adrian Peterson Saints jersey over the off-season. ESPN reported Peterson has been traded to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional draft pick.
What does this do for Peterson’s fantasy value? It does give it a bit of juice, but Peterson has done little to instill confidence in fantasy owners this season. Peterson looks to have lost a step, but the Cardinals backfield has been relying on Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington. In my latest trade targets article, I have Ellington as a sell high candidate.
I have concerns Ellington will not be able to stay on the field. Peterson steps into a prime opportunity to get carries. Sometimes, opportunity can outweigh skill level. Over the next few weeks, Peterson has a real chance to beat out Ellington and Johnson in Arizona.
According to ESPN, Peterson is owned in just over 47 percent of leagues. He is worth a speculative add from your waiver wire this week. However, don’t get your hopes up that you are picking up the Peterson that used to help owners win fantasy championships.