That means immediate fantasy football value for the Peterson backups.
But how much stock can you put into the duo?
"I have a lot of confidence in those two guys." - Coach Zimmer on Matt Asiata and @JetMckinnon1— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 19, 2016
Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote the he expects McKinnon to see 65 percent of the carries.
"If Adrian Peterson misses time, I expect a 65/35 split of carries between Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata, with Asiata as the goal-line guy," Vensel tweeted Monday.
If Adrian Peterson misses time, I expect a 65/35 split of carries between Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata, with Asiata as the goal-line guy.— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) September 19, 2016
McKinnon, 24, had two carries for two yards in Sunday's victory over the Green Bay Packers. He should be considered the top waiver-wire add Wednesday.
McKinnon had 52 carries for 271 rushing yards and two scores last season. He had 21 receptions for 173 yards and a touchdown in 2015.
Asiata scored 10 touchdowns in 2014 while replacing Peterson. He tallied 882 yards from scrimmage that season and had 44 receptions.