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Fantasy Football site has come out with their list of “Overvalued Fantasy Players” for the 2007 season.  Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is the #3 RB on their list of Overvalued Players.  Below are the comments on Peterson:    

Adrian L. Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

This rookie out of the University of Oklahoma is another case of lofty preseason expectations that could cause owners to nab him too early in the draft. Aside from wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Peterson was looked at as the best athlete in the draft and a surefire successful running back. While he is unquestionably skilled and will probably have an excellent NFL career, owners need to tread cautiously when deciding his value. For starters, he does have problems with injuries and while he may be at 100 percent for the opener, he will be playing in a faster, more aggressive league than he has in the past. He is also not even slated in as the starting back yet; running back Chester Taylor is still expected to start. No matter who opens up the season in the lineup, the other is likely to see significant action, as the running back-by-committee approach has become popular in today’s league. They also begin the year with Tarvaris Jackson starting under center. Jackson is a highly unproven prospect who will not get much respect from defenses until he proves that he has the ability to hurt them. This means that when playing the Vikings, the defensive game plan will be to stop the run and let the game rest on Jackson’s arm. Peterson is drafted as a No. 2 or No. 3, but ideally he’s more of a No. 4 or a low-end No. 3, with definite upside.

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