This has undoubtedly been one of the worst months in the history of the NFL, in terms of player and personnel behavior. Along with many others, Adrian Peterson was a big reason why. Just a week later after having been charged with reckless and negligent injury to a child, Peterson will be active and playing against the New Orleans Saints in week three.
No one is 100% sure of where this situation will end up. Peterson is currently being investigated for further child abuse, which is most likely standard protocol for the police so I wouldn’t look into that so deeply just yet. But, we have yet to see Roger Goodell step in on the matter, which may certainly happen accompanied by punishment after dropping the ball on the Ray Rice fiasco.
That being said, unless you have the morals of Tim Tebow, and AP is active you are starting him in any format, as your RB1 with complete confidence. All-Day is a man among little, little boys, no pun intended, seriously. His backup, Matt Asiata put up an excellent fantasy performance this week while filling in for the inactive Peterson and should be kept as a handcuff for the time being. However, Asiata lacks any talent that somewhat resembles Peterson and he won’t consistently put up RB1/2 numbers if Peterson ends up missing significant time.