25-Year-Old Cornerback – Arizona Cardinals
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Peterson is aiming to rebound from a subpar season, for his standards, with the new-found knowledge that he's diabetic incorporated into his daily routine. Looking sluggish at times, his first month-p...
2015 ADP: 189.19
Bye Week: 9
Patrick Peterson Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $70 million extension in July 2014 to stay with the Cardinals through 2020. $48 million is guaranteed.
Peterson (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest at San Francisco, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)After inking the richest deal for a cornerback last summer, Peterson was rather sluggish during the first month of the 2014 campaign. On the receiving end of numerous targets, defensive holds, and pass interference calls, he didn't start to turn it around until October, which coincided with the discovery of his medical condition. With that knowledge, he still finished the season with 50 tackles (43 solo), seven passes defended, three interceptions, one defensive touchdown, and one sack in 16 games. His search for a happy medium regarding his conditioning and diet should place him back in the IDP elite for next season.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Peterson doesn't rack up tackle totals on a yearly basis, but does get a fair amount of turnovers. He couldn't equal his seven interceptions from 2012, recording only three in 2013, but the speedster is still a threat to record high totals in the category. With no assignments to worry about other than on the defensive side of the ball, Peterson's production should line up with his status as the league's highest-paid cornerback, especially due to the presence of Antonio Cromartie opposite him.
Peterson will see opponents' top wideouts as he is the Cardinals' top corner. He may see less time on special teams due to rookie and fellow college teammate Tyrann Mathieu.
Peterson badly struggled in coverage as a rookie and failed to make plays on the ball (two interceptions), but he added a solid total of 64 tackles (59 solo), one sack and 13 passes defended. As anyone remotely familiar with the LSU product knows, though, Peterson's value is inflated by his punt return skills. He returned four punts for touchdowns as a rookie. He should be good for at least one or two more touchdowns this season and could get better as a defender.