Adrian Peterson questionable, expects to play Sunday

Peterson listed as questionable: All week long Adrian Peterson has battled a groin injury that kept him out of practice for a couple of days. However, the star running back says he’ll be on the field when the Vikings visit the Green Bay Packers this week. In the past, when Peterson played for the Vikings, he played for you. But it might be time to re-think that a little bit. A banged-up A.D. against a respectable Packers run defense is cause for concern. It’s hard to envision fantasy owners having a more talented back on their roster, but there are plenty of backs with better matchups. If you start Peterson, temper your expectations.

Reed still out of practice: Washington tight end Jordan Reed still hasn’t passed his concussion test and missed another day of practice in advance of Monday night’s game against San Francisco — all of which bodes poorly for Reed playing this week. Because he is in the final game of the week, it behooves fantasy owners to make other plans for Week 12. If Reed can’t play, Fred Davis is likely to take his place, but starting a guy making his first appearance of the year against the tough 49ers defense isn’t recommended. Have a suitable replacement ready to go on Sunday — think Garrett Graham or Heath Miller.

Burleson expected to play: The Detroit Lions are getting some wide receiver help with the news that Nate Burleson is expected to play this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s been out of the lineup for the past seven games after breaking his arm in a single-car accident. It seems a little too soon for fantasy owners to rush him back into their lineup. Keep an eye on him this week to determine if he’s worth a waiver claim.

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