Patrick Peterson
Patrick Peterson
29-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Arizona Cardinals
Injury Suspension
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Patrick Peterson in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a five-year, $70.05 million contract with the Cardinals in July of 2014.
Suspended for six games
CBArizona Cardinals
May 16, 2019
Peterson was suspended Thursday for the first six games of the regular season due to a violation of the NFL's PED policy, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
This is a huge surprise and an even bigger loss for the Cardinals defense, who will have to spend almost the first half of the regular season without one of the league's best defensive backs. In Peterson's absence, Arizona will now have to look to the likes of rookie Byron Murphy and veteran Tramaine Brock for more snaps at cornerback.
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Measurables Review
How do Patrick Peterson's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 1"
203 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.31 sec
Shuttle Time
4.07 sec
Cone Drill
6.58 sec
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
Broad Jump
126 in
Bench Press
15 reps
Hand Length
9.25 in
Arm Length
32.00 in
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Patrick Peterson
IDP Analysis: Players Who Will or May Miss Time
Jim Coventry runs down the list of IDPs who likely will miss time this season, whether it be to injury or suspension, as is the case with Patrick Peterson who is suspended for six games.
2019 Arizona Cardinals
24 days ago
Eric Caturia hones in on the effect of Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray on the Cardinals' fortunes, both in the short and long term.
Gameday Injuries: Week 16
240 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco serves as your guide through a Week 16 injury report that is unfortunately replete with big names in what is the most important week of the Fantasy season for many and gives you the latest updates heading into Sunday morning.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 16 Start/Sit
242 days ago
Drew Brees didn't light it up in Week 15, but Luke Hoover says we should trust the veteran for Week 16. Who else is worth a start for fantasy's championship week?
NFL Reactions: Trying Times for Tom
246 days ago
Tom Brady is still at least very good, but after leading the Patriots to just 10 points against Pittsburgh it's fair to wonder if the 41-year-old is no longer great.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
A three-time All-Pro cornerback, Peterson is rarely bothered by opposing quarterbacks, giving up the eighth-fewest catches (43) among cornerbacks who logged at least 75 percent of their team's defensive snaps last season. Consequently, he posted a prototypical modest stat line -- 51 tackles (45 solo) and three interceptions -- with Marcus Cooper working on the other side. In 2017, Peterson is expected to have veteran Justin Bethel opposite him, so similar output should be expected yet again.
One of four players to earn five Pro Bowl bids before his 26th birthday -- also, running backs Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, and Emmitt Smith -- Peterson bounced back from a lackadaisical 2014 campaign in which he was growing accustomed to playing with diabetes. Despite the diagnosis, Peterson has 15 total passes defended over the past two seasons, displaying quarterbacks' lack of eagerness to throw his way. While he's also an ironman, completing full schedules in each of his five seasons, a lack of opportunities doesn't lend itself to IDP relevance.
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-plus was characterized by defensive holds and pass interference calls, yet he still corralled 50 tackles (43 solo), seven passes defended, three interceptions, one defensive touchdown, and one sack on the year. Because he has no absences in his first four campaigns, expect him to remain near the top of the IDP heap.
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.
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Committed to Cardinals
CBArizona Cardinals
January 31, 2019
Peterson announced his commitment to the Cardinals for 2019 and beyond Wednesday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports. "I just want to apologize to everybody for asking for that trade in the middle of the season," Peterson said. "I'm here to stay, baby."
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Active for Week 16
CBArizona Cardinals
December 23, 2018
Peterson (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Dealing with illness
CBArizona Cardinals
December 21, 2018
Peterson missed Friday's practice with an illness and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Puts rest to trade rumors
CBArizona Cardinals
October 24, 2018
Peterson released a statement Wednesday on his personal Twitter account pledging his commitment to the Cardinals amid ongoing trade speculation. "My energy is 100 percent focused on being part of the solution and helping us [the Cardinals] turn this around," the statement read. "I've never shied away from a challenge before and I'm not starting now. I am an Arizona Cardinal, and my focus is on this week's game."
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Not available via trade
CBArizona Cardinals
October 22, 2018
Coach Steve Wilks said Monday that the Cardinals are "not trading" Peterson, Josh Weinfuss of reports
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