The Facts: McKinnon has put out notice to fantasy football players. Just because Adrian Peterson is back, don't forget about him. "If I had a fantasy team and could take myself, I would,' he said.
Diehards Line:Okay. ... We'll go ahead and suggest that doesn't mean you should be in a hurry to add him to your roster. As a rookie last season, McKinnon ran for 538 yards. That included outings of 135 yards against Atlanta and 103 at Buffalo. But McKinnon sat the final five games of the season with a lower back problem that required surgery. And earlier this month Peterson returned to the team after missing the final 15 games of 2014 because of a child-abuse incident. Peterson will be back in the lineup as the starting running back. However, McKinnon said his health is fine and that shouldn't play any role as he competes with Matt Asiata for playing time behind Peterson. At this point, a change-of-pace role seems to be the best McKinnon can hope for this fall.