For Vikings Pro Bowl running back ADRIAN PETERSON, it’s been a football season to forget in Minnesota. After assuring fantasy football owners he would play in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints (thereby hinting that fantasy owners play him up after missing time with a high ankle sprain), Peterson had a sub par return, rushing for only 60 yards on 10 carries in a 42-20 loss and fantasy owners let him know about it.
“Some of these FF owners! Don’t have no sense at all!” Peterson tweeted on his Twitter account a few hours after the loss. “To all my true fans out there, appreciate the support, and everybody else go kick rocks!”
A frustrated Peterson wanted to oblige his fantasy football faithful (one fantasy owner even promised to send his wife down to visit him if Peterson played) but the Saints and Minny head coach Leslie Frazier kinda got in the way of all that.
The game got out of hand as the Saints dropped a 40-burger on the Vikes and Frazier felt compelled to rely more on the pass to try to catch up.
“To bad I didn’t predict we would be down by 21 in the 3rd Q. Can’t run the ball down by twenty1! But it is what it is! Draft me or not!” Peterson tweeted.
Poor A-Pete. He worked so hard to get back on the field and his head coach limits his carries and his team gets ran up on to boot.
Fantasy has certainly turned into a nightmarish reality in Minny this year.