Fantasy owners are facing some tough questions this fall, but perhaps none tougher than what to do about Adrian Peterson.
The Vikings running back was a fantasy monster for the past few years, racking up at least 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns every year since 2007. But Peterson tore his ACL and MCL last December, and while Peterson says he'll be ready for the Vikings' season opener, it's impossible to know if he'll be the same player this year.
To draft AD or not to draft AD, that is the question.
Carly Rae Jepsen is here to help. Inspired by the plethora of 'Call Me Maybe' parody videos that have circulated this summer, a group of creative fans created a spoof dealing specifically with the Adrian Peterson dilemma. Their answer? Draft him.
The video opens with Tom, who has the last pick of his league's first round. He explains that last year he took Michael Vick, but that didn't work out too well for him. So this year, he's looking for a can't-miss running back.
That's when Adrian Peterson (actually, a guy wearing his jersey) pops up and explains why people shouldn't be afraid to take him. And his argument is to the tune of none other than "Call Me Maybe." Some of the best lines include, "I know it's risky, and kind of scary, but I am ready, so draft me maybe" and, "My knee is better, and it's all gravy, so take a chance and draft me maybe."
And, of course, this video wouldn't be complete without a jab at Tim Tebow's throwing abilities (or lack thereof).
Either this is a sincere attempt to vouch for one of the best running backs in the NFL, or a crafty ploy to encourage people to waste a pick on Peterson by hypnotizing them with the song. You'll have to decide for yourself.