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  1. Should Chargers consider All Day?

    Tom Carpenter

    The San Diego Chargers backfield could look significantly different next season, since Ryan Mathews can leave the team during the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. They also can get out of Donald Brown's contract, if they choose too, since he ...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. Bridgewater poised to break out in '15?

    Tom Carpenter

    In the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, Blake Bortles was the first quarterback taken (No. 3 overall), Johnny Manziel got all of the hype (going 22nd) and Teddy Bridgewater was the last player taken (32nd). Bridgewater continued to fly under the...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  3. Adrian Peterson likely to be reinstated?

    Tom Carpenter

    The appeal hearing for Adrian Peterson wrapped up on Thursday, and a determination is expected to be announced within about a week. Will we see Peterson on the field during the final few games remaining on the Minnesota Vikings schedule? "With ...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  4. Adrian Peterson unlikely to win appeal?

    Tom Carpenter

    RB Adrian Peterson is scheduled to have his appeal of a season-long suspension heard on Tuesday. A key part of the process figures to involve testimony from Troy Vincent. "The NFL Players Association has asked that Troy Vincent, the league's execu...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  5. Potential suitors for Ben Tate

    Tom Carpenter

    Finally freed from his backup role behind Arian Foster with the Houston Texans, Ben Tate inked a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns during the offseason. He expected to be the lead back, but the Browns drafted Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, w...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  6. Timetable for Adrian Peterson decision

    Tom Carpenter

    On Monday, the NFLPA filed a grievance against the NFL and Minnesota Vikings in an attempt to get Adrian Peterson reinstated to the Vikings' active roster. It's not clear exactly how soon the arbitrator will return a decision, but it should be don...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  7. Why is Cordarrelle Patterson struggling?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Sunday, Cordarrelle Patterson continued to look entirely like a bust, pulling in just two receptions (for the third week in a row) for 15 yards. He also failed to do anything with his first rushing attempt since Week 3, running for only two yards....

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  8. Will Norv get Cordarrelle revved up?

    Tom Carpenter

    After rushing three times for 103 yards and a score, plus catching three passes for an additional 26 yards, in Week 1, it appeared that Cordarrelle Patterson was ready to live up to the preseason breakout hype he had across Fantasyland. Since then, t...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  9. AD's impact on new Vikings stadium

    Tom Carpenter

    Losing arguably the best running back in the NFL is going to be tough for the Minnesota Vikings' chances of winning games, but how will Adrian Peterson's indefinite -- and perhaps permanent -- absence from the Vikes impact the franchise off the field...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  10. Will McKinnon push Asiata for touches?

    Tom Carpenter

    With Adrian Peterson inactive for Week 2, the Minnesota Vikings leaned on Matt Asiata, who managed to total 84 yards and a score on 18 touches. Asiata has managed to exceed expectations when he's had enough touches, but those expectations remain low ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  11. Will Cassel start over Bridgewater?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: Per Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Vikings players have been told that Matt Cassel will start over Teddy Bridgewater. --- All signs have been pointing to Matt Cassel opening the season as the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback over Teddy Bridg...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  12. Is there a cap on Gerhart's upside?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to lean on Toby Gerhart as their lead back this season. He touched the pill only 353 times in four seasons as Adrian Peterson's backup with the Minnesota Vikings, but his career 4.7 YPC makes him an intriguing break...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  13. Clock ticking on All Day's tenure in MIN?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's tough to doubt Adrian Peterson's ability to battle Father Time as he heads toward age 30, but All Day has touched the ball a whopping 2,239 times during his seven NFL seasons. He won't hit 30 until next offseason, but he his base salary will be ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  14. Best team fits for Chris Johnson

    Tom Carpenter

    What had been rumored for weeks finally became official on Friday, as Chris Johnson was released by the Tennessee Titans. The question now becomes where the 28-year-old running back will land. We've heard buzz in recent weeks that the Arizona Cardina...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  15. Who will back up All Day in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    The fact that the Minnesota Vikings have had quality backups to superstar Adrian Peterson mattered little during his first four seasons, because he missed just three games during that stretch. Since then, though, he has shown signs of wear and tear. ...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  16. Fantasy checkdown: What of Browns O?

    Tom Carpenter

    Somehow the Cleveland Browns managed to turn wide receiver Josh Gordon into a superstar and also get tight end Jordan Cameron to emerge, despite not having a quality quarterback or running back on their roster in 2013. Obviously, former offensive coo...

    Blog | February 07, 2014