Adrian Peterson Fantasy Outlook Explodes After Signing With Titans

Devon Platana
Adrian Peterson's fantasy outlook has exploded after signing with the Tennessee Titans.
Adrian Peterson's fantasy outlook has exploded after signing with the Tennessee Titans. / Nic Antaya/GettyImages

The Tennessee Titans lost the biggest part of their offense when it was announced that Derrick Henry would need foot surgery, likely sidelining him for the remainder of the year.

While there's no replacing a fantasy monster like Henry, the Titans have brought in Adrian Peterson to help out the backfield, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Now, the former 2012 NFL MVP's fantasy outlook is on the rise.

Adrian Peterson Fantasy Outlook

Peterson's signing came just a few hours after he had been worked out by the Titans, so Tennessee clearly liked what they saw in the veteran.

The last time Peterson took to the field was with the Detroit Lions last season. He started in 10 of 16 games for the Lions, rushing the ball 156 times for 604 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and 7 touchdowns.

At 36 years old, he's obviously no longer the player that he once was. However, he's had the first eight weeks of the season to rest his body before joining the Titans, so he should be relatively energized and healthy.

Peterson also gets the benefit of joining a Tennessee offense that's averaging the most rushing attempts (32.5) and fourth-most ground yards (147.6) per game this season.

Even though he'll share work with Jeremy McNichols, McNichols promises to serve as more of a passing-down threat. Peterson isn't going to see Derrick Henry's ridiculous rushing volume, but if he proves to be in shape he could have 20-carry upside in any given week.

Peterson doesn't have a massive ceiling, but he's certainly worth a waiver wire add this week.

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