Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson

31-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Minnesota Vikings
Reserve-Covid-19
Injury Illness
Est. Return 12/5/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Peterson's best years probably are behind him as he turns 31 in July, but he should bring some stability to a secondary that struggled last season. The 2011 first-round pick allowed a 98.2 passer rating in coverage last year, while also adding 61 tackles, eight pass defenses and three interceptions to his ledger. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Vikings in March of 2021.
Lands on COVID-19 list
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Illness
November 29, 2021
Peterson (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Peterson is vaccinated, which indicates the cornerback tested positive for the virus. The veteran cornerback will need to produce two negative COVID-19 tests at least 24 hours apart and remain asymptomatic for 48 hours before being reinstated to the active roster.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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Minnesota VikingsVikings 2021 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

52350%
14960%
48747%
11346%
42141%
8635%
35234%
9036%
717%
21%
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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.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
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
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After kicking off his career with three first-team All-Pro honors in his first five seasons, Peterson has only made one such team (second in 2018) over the last four years. While his real-life value may be dwindling, he still managed 50-plus tackles and exactly two interceptions in both of the past two campaigns. Such output may be Peterson's ceiling, though, as he enters his age-30 season and with a more exploitable cornerback (second-year pro Byron Murphy) on the other side.
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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Activated by Vikings
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November 20, 2021
Peterson (hamstring) was activated from injured reserve by the Vikings on Saturday.
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Designated to return from IR
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Hamstring
November 17, 2021
Peterson (hamstring) has been designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday.
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Progressing in recovery
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Hamstring
November 11, 2021
Peterson (hamstring) ran off to the side during Thursday's practice session, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.
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Sent to IR
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Hamstring
October 18, 2021
The Vikings placed Peterson (hamstring) on injured reserve Monday.
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Diagnosed with cramps
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Lower Leg
October 17, 2021
Peterson has been diagnosed with cramps and is questionable to return Sunday against the Panthers.
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