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Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings

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College: None
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 195 DOB: 1990-08-22 Age: 29
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#10 3 3.02

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 MIN 6 14 8 137 17.1 1 0 0 - 0 19.7 3.3
2015 MIN 9 18 12 144 12.0 0 4 89 22.3 0 23.3 2.6
2016 MIN 16 92 69 967 14.0 5 2 15 7.5 0 128.2 8.0
2017 MIN 16 143 91 1,277 14.0 4 1 11 11.0 0 152.8 9.6
2018 MIN 16 153 113 1,373 12.2 9 5 30 6.0 0 194.3 12.1
2019 MIN 9 44 30 418 13.9 6 3 4 1.3 1 84.2 9.4
2019 (Projected) MIN     87 1,176 13.5 7 3 23 7.7 0 161.9  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
With two straight top-10 finishes at the position, it's time to give Adam Thielen some serious respect. An expert route runner with a gigantic catch radius, Thielen was literally unstoppable during a historic first half of the 2018 season. He tied Calvin Johnson for the most consecutive 100-yard receiving games with 8, added 6 touchdowns, and recorded a mind boggling 89 targets during that span. While Thielen owners were rejoicing over the start to the season, fantasy seasons last longer than 8 weeks. And that's too bad, as Thielen's second half looked nothing like the first.

Over the final 8 games of the season, Thielen only had one more double digit game, and scored only three more touchdowns. The offensive inconsistency threw the Vikings into a tailspin from which they couldn't recover. Despite the amazing start, it's more than likely Thielen's poor second half cost those same teams fantasy titles.

All is not lost however! While I do think 2018 will likely go down as Thielen's career year, there is plenty of reason to believe he's still worthy of being a WR1 in fantasy. He's a format all-star, as he's sure to pace the Vikings in receptions for the third straight year, and is sure to push for 6+ touchdowns and 1200 yards. Thielen showed a great rapport with Cousins last season, and his technical and physical gifts make him impossible to completely shut out. He might not be exciting, but he is as reliable and productive as any receiver in the league, and you are still likely to nab him with great value in your draft.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Adam Thielen
WR2WR2 Stefon Diggs
WR3WR4 Olabisi Johnson
WR4WR5 Laquon Treadwell
WR5WR6 Alexander Hollins
WR6WR3 Chad Beebe
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Adam Thielen on track to return Week 15
Missed better part of last seven weeks with hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 12, 6:35 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings WR Adam Thielen again going through all individual drills at practice today. This is as close as we’ve seen him to game speed in practice, which is a promising sign for his return Sunday. (Fox9 - Jeff Wald)

FFToday's Take: Except for a brief time in Week 9, Thielen has been sidelined for more than a month with his hamstring injury. He's not returning to a very favorable matchup in the Los Angeles Chargers, but he needs to be put back into fantasy lineups if he is cleared to go. His return likely means Kyle Rudolph's usefulness as a fantasy tight end is about to come to an end.


Injury Adam Thielen listed as Doubtful
Unlikely to play in Week 14
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 6, 4:00 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Adam Thielen is DOUBTFUL and Riley Reiff is QUESTIONABLE to play for #Vikings, team announces. (Andrew Krammer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Thielin will likely be inactive on Sunday leaving Stefon Diggs the main option at wide receiver for Kirk Cousins. Diggs has disappointed in this role last week (4-25) but gets a decent matchup against the Lions who have given up the 10th most fantasy points to WRs.


Injury Adam Thielen not practicing Wednesday
Vikings get limited practice from Dalvin Cook
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Wed Dec 4, 5:55 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) on Twitter: "The Vikings, who are effectively going through a walk through this afternoon, already issued their injury report. Adam Thielen, Riley Reiff and Linval Joseph did not practice; Dalvin Cook, Everson Griffen, Eric Wilson, Shamar Stephen and Harrison Smith were limited." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Lots of injuries looming for the Vikings, who lost a tough one to the Seahawks on MNF. Alexander Mattison should be on everyone's radar for Wek 14 if Cook can't go, and Diggs remains a lock-n-load WR1 if Thielen is out again.


Injury Adam Thielen eyeing Week 13 return?
Missed most of last five games with hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 28, 11:55 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Adam Thielen remains on track for possible Monday return. Has missed 4 of the past 5 games with a hamstring injury. The Vikings didn't practice Thursday but he was estimated as a limited participant. (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Thielen reportedly suffered a "slight scare" with his injury earlier in the week, so it remains to be seen if he limited designation is a good thing or not. Considering he's already had one setback with a hamstring, owners would be wise to make prove he can make it through a full game without aggravating it before plugging him back into fantasy lineups. Stefon Diggs, Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith figure to benefit the most from another absence.


Injury Adam Thielen ruled out for Week 11
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 15, 1:38 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings ruled out WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) for Week 11 against the Broncos. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This makes sense as the Vikings have a bye in Week 12 which should allow him enough time to get ready for Week 13. With Thielen out, Stefon Diggs should be the focal point of the passing game but he has a rough matchup against Broncos cornerback Chris Harris. Diggs is more of a WR2 than WR1 in Week 11.


Injury Adam Thielen misses practice Thursday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 14, 12:24 pm

Minnesota Vikings
No Linval Joseph (knee), Adam Thielen (hamstring) or Josh Kline (concussion) at #Vikings practice today. DT Shamar Stephen returned. (Andrew Krammer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With the Vikings having a bye in Week 12 it's starting to feel like we may not see Thielen on the field until Week 13 against the Seahawks. If Thielen sits, Stefon Diggs is the only piece of the Vikings receiving corps that fantasy owners should feel comfortable with.


Injury Adam Thielen unlikely to play Week 10
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Nov 5, 2:22 pm

Minnesota Vikings
#Vikings WR Adam Thielen’s strained hamstring is no worse after his brief appearance in KC, I'm told, but he’s unlikely to play Sunday against the #Cowboys. Could feel it pulling and need to calm it down. Note: Bye is 2 weeks away and team errs on the conservative side. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners should plan to be without Thielen this week and possible more given the Vikings have a bye in Week 12. Stefon Diggs will continue to operate as the team's top wideout for the next couple weeks.


Injury Adam Thielen aggravates hamstring injury
Played only seven snaps in Week 9
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 4, 4:50 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't speculate (Nov. 4) on when Adam Thielen will return from hamstring injury. "Whenever the doctor says he's ready to play, he's ready." (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Thanks, coach. In all seriousness, this is another case in which fantasy owners appeared to get deceived, as we were generally led to believe Thielen was close to being ready to play on a short week in Week 8 and the team was just being cautious with him leading up to Week 9. At this point, owners probably should wait for him to make it through an entire game before inserting him back into lineups. Stefon Diggs will continue to operate as the clear WR1 in his absence.


Injury Adam Thielen expected to play
Questionable with hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 2, 11:58 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings’ WR Adam Thielen, listed as questionable for Sunday with a hamstring injury, is expected to play against the Chiefs, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Thielen has been classified as a gametime decision but it appears he'll suit in a good matchup against the Chiefs. He comes with some risk given the nature of his injury, but he's a worthy WR1 in Week 9.


Injury Adam Thielen out for Thursday Night Football
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 23, 2:13 pm

Minnesota Vikings
#Vikings are listing WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) as out for tomorrow night's game. (Adam Caplan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Vikings will rest their No.1 receiver on a short week leaving Stefon Diggs and Olabisi Johnson as the top wideouts with Laquon Treadwell expected to see more work. The Vikings may also use more two-tight end sets with Kyle Rudolph and rookie Irv Smith.


Injury Adam Thielen unlikely to play Thursday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 21, 12:55 pm

Minnesota Vikings
An MRI showed #Vikings WR Adam Thielen's pulled hamstring isn't a serious injury, sources say. Unlikely to play Thursday against the #Redskins, but optimism he won't miss much time. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Olabisi Johnson saw 8 targets after Thielen left so he's worth considering if your in a pinch at wide receiver in Week 8. Stefon Diggs will likely see a bump in targets and be a borderline WR1 against the Redskins.



2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 ATL W 28-12 3 3 43 14.3 1 0 0 - 0 10.3
2 at GB L 16-21 8 5 75 15.0 0 0 0 - 0 7.5
3 OAK W 34-14 5 3 55 18.3 1 1 1 1.0 1 17.6
4 at CHI L 6-16 6 2 6 3.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
5 at NYG W 28-10 8 7 130 18.6 2 0 0 - 0 25.0
6 PHI W 38-20 8 6 57 9.5 1 1 0 0.0 0 11.7
7 at DET W 42-30 2 1 25 25.0 1 0 0 - 0 8.5
9 at KC L 23-26 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
15 at LAC W 39-10 3 3 27 9.0 0 1 3 3.0 0 3.0

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SF W 24-16 12 6 102 17.0 0 0 0 - 0 10.2
2 at GB T 29-29 13 12 131 10.9 1 0 0 - 0 19.1
3 BUF L 6-27 19 14 105 7.5 0 0 0 - 0 10.5
4 at LAR L 31-38 12 8 135 16.9 1 0 0 - 0 19.5
5 at PHI W 23-21 10 7 116 16.6 1 0 0 - 0 17.6
6 ARI W 27-17 13 11 123 11.2 1 0 0 - 0 18.3
7 at NYJ W 37-17 10 9 110 12.2 1 0 0 - 0 17.0
8 NO L 20-30 7 7 103 14.7 1 1 15 15.0 0 17.8
9 DET W 24-9 7 4 22 5.5 1 1 5 5.0 0 8.7
11 at CHI L 20-25 12 7 66 9.4 0 0 0 - 0 6.6
12 GB W 24-17 9 8 125 15.6 1 0 0 - 0 18.5
13 at NE L 10-24 10 5 28 5.6 1 0 0 - 0 8.8
14 at SEA L 7-21 7 5 70 14.0 0 1 8 8.0 0 7.8
15 MIA W 41-17 2 2 19 9.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
16 at DET W 27-9 6 5 80 16.0 0 1 3 3.0 0 8.3
17 CHI L 10-24 4 3 38 12.7 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 3.7

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NO W 29-19 10 9 157 17.4 0 0 0 - 0 15.7
2 at PIT L 9-26 6 5 44 8.8 0 0 0 - 0 4.4
3 TB W 34-17 8 5 98 19.6 0 0 0 - 0 9.8
4 DET L 7-14 8 5 59 11.8 0 0 0 - 0 5.9
5 at CHI W 20-17 8 5 34 6.8 0 1 11 11.0 0 4.5
6 GB W 23-10 13 9 97 10.8 0 0 0 - 0 9.7
7 BAL W 24-16 12 5 41 8.2 0 0 0 - 0 4.1
8 at CLE W 33-16 10 5 98 19.6 1 0 0 - 0 15.8
10 at WAS W 38-30 12 8 166 20.8 1 0 0 - 0 22.6
11 LAR W 24-7 9 6 123 20.5 1 0 0 - 0 18.3
12 at DET W 30-23 11 8 89 11.1 0 0 0 - 0 8.9
13 at ATL W 14-9 5 4 51 12.8 0 0 0 - 0 5.1
14 at CAR L 24-31 13 6 105 17.5 1 0 0 - 0 16.5
15 CIN W 34-7 5 3 30 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.0
16 at GB W 16-0 6 2 24 12.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.4
17 CHI W 23-10 7 6 61 10.2 0 0 0 - 0 6.1
DP NO W 29-24 9 6 74 12.3 0 0 0 - 0 7.4
CC at PHI L 7-38 9 3 28 9.3 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

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