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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) is the top-rated fantasy player heading into 2013, but Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is worth a high pick. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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FILE - In this file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) moves the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Peterson has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award just one year after major knee surgery. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes for a gain as Houston Texans' Connor Barwin (98) pursues during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

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Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson is helped off the field Dec. 24 after sustaining a knee injury against the Redskins at FedEx Field. Peterson had major surgery a week later. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) moves the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Peterson has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award just one year after major knee surgery. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

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FILE - In this file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) moves the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Peterson has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award just one year after major knee surgery. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

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Minnesota's Adrian Peterson ran for 199 yards against Green Bay, finishing 9 yards shy of setting a single-season record for rushing yards. (Associated Press)

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Minnesota's Adrian Peterson ran for 199 yards against Green Bay, finishing 9 yards shy of setting a single-season record for rushing yards. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 16, 2012, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson runs during the third quarter of an NFL game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. Peterson was selected to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 16, 2012, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson runs during the third quarter of an NFL game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. Peterson was selected to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes for a gain as Houston Texans' Connor Barwin (98) pursues during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes for a gain as Houston Texans' Connor Barwin (98) pursues during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson runs with the ball during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, runs past St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar on his way to a 52-yard touchdown run during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, runs past St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar on his way to a 52-yard touchdown run during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs from Chicago Bears safety Major Wright, left, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy King)

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Washington Redskins free safety Madieu Williams (41), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23), and linebacker Rob Jackson (50), combine to bring down Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Washington Redskins free safety Madieu Williams (41), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23), and linebacker Rob Jackson (50), combine to bring down Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) flicks the ball out to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) as he is hit by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) in the second quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Minnesota Vikings. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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associated press Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gained almost 10 yards per carry on Minnesota’s first ¿two drives, but he finsihed with only 79 yards.