Brett Favre (concussion) still has not passed his initial post-concussion test and remains doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Eagles.
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According to Tom Pelissero, Brett Favre has still not passed his initial concussion tests.
Our View: He’s still doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Eagles, though no one can be certain of his status until the game actually kicks off. He’s been given an extra day due to weather concerns two weeks in a row, and he recovered from being listed as out in time to start against the Bears Week 15. Of course, he won’t be allowed to famously change his mind if he can’t pass the post-concussion tests on time, and his absence will hurt the values of Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin. Rookie Joe Webb should get the start under center, and those looking to play him as a WR in Yahoo leagues should continue to monitor Favre’s status.
Judd Zulgad reports that Adrian Peterson (thigh, knee) says he will play against the Eagles Tuesday.
Our View: That’s a huge get for the Vikings, though it’s not entirely shocking. Peterson did elect to sit out against the Bears on a frozen Minnesota field last Monday, but he’ll provide a much-needed boost for the Vikes offense with rookie QB Tarvaris Jackson expected to make his first career start.
Nelson Peterson, the father of Vikings running back Adrian, told reporters Sunday evening that his son plans to play through thigh and knee injuries Tuesday night against Philadelphia.
"He wants to help the team," said Peterson’s father. "If I was a betting man, I’d say he plays. Obviously they have to check him out, and last week he wasn’t able to go. But he’s feeling a lot better and I know he wants to play." The extra two days certainly should improve Peterson’s chances after Sunday’s game was postponed. Toby Gerhart is next on the depth chart.
Adrian Peterson plans to play Tuesday against the Eagles despite a nagging thigh bruise, said Nelson Peterson, Adrian’s father, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
Our View: Interim coach Leslie Frazier said earlier in the week that Peterson was making positive steps toward playing, and it “appears” that he will be in the starting lineup at Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
The Vikings-Eagles game has been postponed until 8:00 ET Tuesday night.
Adrian Peterson, listed as questionable for Week 16, will have almost two extra days to rest his knee and thigh, which bodes well for his chances of being active and effective. Owners should confidently keep A.P. in their lineups, though it wouldn’t hurt to pick up Jerome Harrison just in case.
Brett Favre (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Eagles, according to Judd Zulgad.
Our View: That doesn’t mean a whole lot considering he was listed as out before shockingly changing his mind and suiting up. Of course, he wasn’t concussed heading into that game, so there’s still a good chance he’ll miss this one after failing to pass his neurological tests and sitting out of practice all week. The good news is that coach Leslie Frazier seemed optimistic about RB Adrian Peterson’s (thigh, knee) chances of playing.
Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier expressed confidence Friday that Adrian Peterson (questionable, knee/thigh) will be able to play against the Eagles on Sunday Night Football.
Peterson practiced for a second straight day Friday. "I think he’ll probably make it," said Frazier. "It seems like we’re headed in the right direction." The Eagles will obviously be keyed up to stop Peterson, but he’s the No. 3 overall player in fantasy football and a top-ten option if he’s active.
Speaking about Adrian Peterson and his injured ankle on Friday afternoon, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said “it seems like we’re headed in the right direction” and that he expects his star running back to give it a go against the Eagles on Sunday.
Our View: Encouraging news for AP’s owners, but he’ll again present another tough call this weekend, as Minnesota does not play until 7:20 CST on Sunday night. If you start him, it will likely have to be on blind faith. That being said, it’s hard to believe he’ll sit out again.
Adrian Peterson (questionable, thigh/knee) practiced again on Friday.
Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities confirms it’s a "positive sign," and that the "odds (are) seemingly improving that he plays." Peterson will ultimately be a game-time decision Sunday night. Because of the late start, fantasy owners will still be hard pressed to wait on him unless they’ve got Toby Gerhart as a handcuff or perhaps Pierre Thomas in the Monday nighter.