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Four Key Players Affected By Team Schemes in 2017 Fantasy Football

Chris Ventra Staff Writer June 26, 2017 6:32PM EDT

There have been more than a few changes around the NFL. Coaching schemes, roster transactions, and game scripts play an influential role in which players will be the focus of offenses, and those factors may determine who has the most consistent 2017 Fantasy Football seasons.

Adrian Peterson (RB) NO- After his second injury-plagued season in the last three years, Peterson now has red flags hanging all over him. Some believe signing with the Saints adds to the layers of worries that now surround Peterson, especially with Mark Ingram as the incumbent starter. At age 32 all of these concerns are very valid — for a normal human being. You need to consider all factors when evaluating players, Peterson is a freak, a powerhouse, and has a super work ethic. After missing the entire 2014 season with an ACL tear, Peterson came back with a vengeance in 2015, posting almost 1,500 yards and 11 TDs in a full season. The average player doesn’t accomplish such a feat, but now a year older, after another injury, can he do it again? Peterson is one of the greatest running backs our generation has seen, and now with the Saints he’s no longer the focal point of the offense like he was on the Vikings. This could take some much-needed pressure off Peterson, which could lead to a rather strong year. The Saints offensive philosophy should help Peterson find room to run and make some big plays.

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