2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
The only way for Peterson to go after his near-miraculous 2,000-yard season was down, and down he went in 2013 with (statistically speaking) the second-worst year of his career. Amazingly, second-worst still meant 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games. He remains a premiere talent, but faces the same challenges in 2014 that he did last year. Namely, he’s a one-man show in the Vikings’ offense, at least until if/when Teddy Bridgewater blooms. Peterson remains the best rusher in the NFL, but still doesn’t represent much of a threat as a receiving option. Since we’re discarding history and going with who’s going to deliver the biggest punch in 2014, the No. 1 position goes to … (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Photo)
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