Stripe Hype Fantasy Football Preview

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Dec 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

2. Adrian Peterson is back

He should have been a top 5 pick in last year’s draft. He will most definitely be the overall number one pick in this year’s draft. Peterson stepped up in a big way last season getting close to 300 total fantasy points on the year by rushing over 2000 yards and scoring 13 TD’s on his way to a successful NFL MVP campaign that included a playoff berth for his Minnesota Vikings. In my mind it is easy to see A.P. even having a better 2013. If he somehow improves his total yardage from scrimmage and sees the end zone more often he’ll be the most valuable player in your league 2 years in a row.

3. What about Peyton?

Not Sean Peyton and definitely not Peyton Hillis, but Peyton Manning. Yeah, he’s still in the league if you weren’t paying attention last season and I think it is safe to say he’s not going anywhere for at least one more season. Now that being said I wouldn’t draft him until at least the 2nd round but there should be little concern at this point that Peyton Manning won’t be a top 10 fantasy option at QB for the rest of his career. The only question remaining for the elder Manning brother is whether or not he will retire on his own terms… with another Super Bowl.