Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen continues to be one of the most underrated wide receivers in the league. Currently sitting as WR10 in PPR leagues, Thielen is coming off an eight-catch, 82-yard game in Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers in which he scored his eighth touchdown of the season. Despite sharing the field with star wide receiver Justin Jefferson, Thielen is consistently one of the most targeted players in the league. Thielen and the Vikings face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12, who come in ranked 12th against opposing fantasy wide receivers. Even in a seemingly tough matchup, Thielen sees enough volume and red-zone targets to be considered a high-end WR2 once again.
Another week, another touchdown for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen. Having scored in all but three of the Vikings' 11 games, Thielen is now up to eight touchdowns on the season. Thielen was second on the team in targets, catches and yards, finishing the game with 8 catches for 82 yards. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is playing lights out this season, and as long as Thielen keeps up his great target share and red zone prowess, he will be in the weekly high-end WR2 conversation. Thielen and the Vikings take on the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen enters the Week 11 matchup against the division-rival Green Bay Packers as the WR16 on the season. Thielen is currently tied for fifth in the league with seven touchdown receptions in 2021, finding the end zone in six of the Vikings nine games. He also ranks inside the top 20 in targets. That kind of target share combined with his prowess in the red zone makes Thielen one of the most consistent performers at the position. The Packers do come into the game giving up the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers, so that does bump Thielen down in the ranks a bit. But fantasy managers can still safely start him as a low-end WR2 this week.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen bounced back from his worst game of the season in Week 9 with a solid five catches for 65 yards in a Week 10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Thielen took a backseat to teammate Justin Jefferson in this one, but his seven targets were good for second on the team. It was only the third game this season that Thielen was kept out of the end zone. His consistent role in the offense and his penchant for scoring touchdowns keep him in the weekly WR2 discussion. Thielen and the Vikings will take on the division rival Green Bay Packers in Week 11.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen had his worst performance of the season in Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens despite scoring his team-high seventh touchdown. Week 10 brings a matchup against one of the best passing defenses in the league in the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers are allowing the second-fewest points per game to opposing wide receivers. Thielen continues to be one of the more reliable options at receiver, averaging 8.25 targets per game as well as always being a threat in the red zone. In season-long leagues, its' doubtful you have better options at wide receiver, but with such a tough matchup fantasy manager should temper expectations. Thielen projects as a low-end WR2 against the Chargers.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen salvaged what was an otherwise disastrous game with a fourth-quarter one-yard touchdown catch. Before that play, Thielen was stuck on one reception for five yards on the day. He tied for the team lead with seven targets but finished with by far his worst game of the season even with the late score. While the yardage total is certainly concerning, Thielen continues to see a steady amount of targets, especially in the end zone. That type of usage is hard to find, so fantasy managers should continue rolling with Thielen as an every-week WR2. Thielen and the Vikings will face the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 9.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen led the team in targets and yards and added a touchdown in the Week 8 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Thielen now has six touchdowns on the season and has found the end zone in all but two games. He will look to continue his solid play against a stout Baltimore Ravens secondary in Week 9. The Ravens come into the contest ranked 12th against opposing fantasy wide receivers. Thielen will see a lot of cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who is surprisingly giving up a team-high 13.3 points per game to wide receivers. Look for Thielen to once again put up high-end WR2 numbers.
With teammate Justin Jefferson getting the Trevon Diggs treatment for most of the game, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was one of the few bright spots in an embarrassing loss to the Cooper Rush-led Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Thielen led the Vikings with nine targets, six receptions and 78 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. Thielen continues to be a touchdown machine, finding the end zone in five of Minnesota's seven games this season. He will look to keep it up next week against the worst pass defense in the league when the Vikings take on the Baltimore Ravens.
Despite being on the injury report with a foot issue, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has logged two consecutive full practices to start the week. While fantasy managers should always monitor potential injuries, Thielen's practice participation indicates he is in no danger of missing the Week 8 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. He will be facing a Cowboys defense that is giving up the fifth-most points per game to opposing wide receivers. Thielen has a 21.33% target share for the season, but with teammate Justin Jefferson likely facing Trevon Diggs, Thielen could be in store for double-digit targets once again. Look for Thielen to be firmly in the WR2 conversation this week.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen took advantage of a suddenly generous Carolina Panthers defense as he led the team with 11 catches and 126 yards while hauling in an incredible five-yard third-quarter touchdown. His 13 targets were a season-high as he bounced back from two straight subpar performances. The entire Vikings offense rolled in this one, with Thielen once again rewarding his fantasy managers with a WR1 performance. He continues to be one of the best red-zone threats at the position, finding paydirt for the fifth time in six weeks. Thielen's managers will have to look elsewhere in Week 7 as the Vikings head into their bye.
Minnesota Vikings wide receivers Justin Jefferson (ankle) and Adam Thielen (foot) were both taken off the final injury report for Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers and are good to go on Sunday. Both pass-catchers missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but it was more of a precautionary move. The Panthers secondary has been pretty solid so far in 2021, so Jefferson and Thielen will have their work cut out for them. Jefferson has been more consistent and has more upside as a WR1, but Thielen remains a must-start WR2 as one of quarterback Kirk Cousins' favorite red-zone targets. Just make sure to temper expectations slightly against a Carolina defense that has allowed just 161.6 passing yards per game through five weeks.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (foot) ran some routes at the start of practice on Thursday before walking off for injury rehab. It doesn't sound like Thielen did much, but at least he was on the practice field for a little bit. Justin Jefferson (ankle) was limited and said he expects to play in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers, and Thielen's fantasy managers will be more comfortable with him in their starting lineups if he's able to get more work in on Friday. Jefferson is the clear No. 1 target in Minnesota's passing attack, but Thielen is one of the top red-zone options for quarterback Kirk Cousins, finding paydirt four times in five games. The 31-year-old precision route-runner has caught 26 of his 37 targets for 267 yards. Thielen will be on the WR2/3 borderline if he plays this weekend against an improved Panthers defense.
Minnesota Vikings wide receivers Justin Jefferson (ankle) and Adam Thielen (foot) were both listed as not practicing on Wednesday. Both players were a big part of the offense in the Week 5 win over the Detroit Lions, but they will be injuries to watch heading into Thursday's practice. Through five weeks, Jefferson currently ranks as the WR10 with 33 catches (45 targets) for 462 yards and three touchdowns. Thielen has 26 catches (37 targets) for only 267 yards, but he has scored four times to make him the WR20. They'll be facing a much-improved Carolina Panthers secondary in Week 6, but fantasy managers aren't taking either player out of their lineups when they are healthy. If one or both of them can't play this weekend, K.J. Osborn and Dede Westbrook would take on bigger roles in the passing game.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen disappeared on Sunday, finishing with only two catches for 40 yards during the win over the Lions. The veteran undoubtedly had his worst game of the season, and his three targets didn't do him any favors either. With Justin Jefferson and Alexander Mattison being the focal points of the offensive attack, Thielen took a back seat in this one. Still, he should get back on track relatively soon, and with at least seven looks from Kirk Cousins in each game this year heading into Week 5, there's evidence to suggest he will continue to be involved moving ahead. Fantasy managers should keep him starting until this type of outing becomes a trend.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen failed to score a touchdown during the Week 4 loss to the Browns, snapping a three-game streak with at least one trip to the end zone. However, the veteran has a fantastic chance to get back on track against the Lions on Sunday. While the 31-year-old is at the age where wideouts historically begin to see regression on the statistical end, he remains as good as ever. He has at least seven targets in each game this year, and his role in Week 5 may be enhanced if Dalvin Cook (ankle) doesn't suit up. Nonetheless, even if Cook does play, Thielen should remain starting in all fantasy formats.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was held to three catches for only 46 yards in the team's 14-7 loss to the Browns. When Thielen does not find the end zone, his fantasy numbers plummet. The veteran came into the game with four touchdowns but the Vikings offense struggled after the opening drive. Thielen will be back on the WR2/3 map in Week 5 but will need a touchdown to maintain WR2 production.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen will go up against a Browns defense in Week 4 that is allowing the sixth fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers this season. Thielen is averaging only 8.6 yards per catch through three games but already has four touchdowns this season. Thielen now has 10 touchdowns over his last nine games played, dating back to last season, but will have a tough test against the Browns. The veteran receiver may not be the most explosive player in the league but is one of the most deadly red zone threats as a player that quarterback Kirk Cousins trusts in those situations. Thielen will carry WR2 value into Week 4.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught six passes for 50 yards with one touchdown in the Vikings Week 3 win over the Seahawks. Water is wet and quarterback Kirk Cousins keeps finding Thielen in the end zone for touchdowns. The veteran now has four this season and 11 touchdowns over his last 10 games played dating back to last season. Thielen's has a ceiling when it comes to yards but continues to be a powerful threat in the red zone.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen will try and extend his 2021 touchdown streak to three games this Sunday against the Seahawks. Thielen is off to a fast start, catching 15 passes on 17 targets for 131 yards with three touchdowns and will face a Seahawks secondary that has been generous in the passing game thus far. Dating back to last season, Thielen now has 10 touchdowns over his last nine games played. Thielen will be a solid WR2 choice in Week 3.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught six passes for 39 yards with one touchdown in the team's Week 2 loss to the Cardinals 34-33. Thielen wasn't able to do much with his seven targets but still managed to score his third touchdown of the young season. The veteran, dating back to last season, now has 10 touchdowns over his last nine games played. Touchdowns are a tough thing to consistently bank on but it continues to prop up Thielen's fantasy value.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen will look to build off a very strong Week 1 performance this Sunday against the Cardinals. Thielen tallied nine receptions for 92 yards with two touchdowns in the team's overtime loss last week and continues to be an automatic red zone target for quarterback Kirk Cousins. In fact, Thielen now has at least one target in the red zone for nine straight games dating back to last season. The veteran receiver has nine touchdowns during that span and will land on the WR1/2 radar this Sunday against the Cardinals.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen scored two red-zone touchdowns with nine catches for 92 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals. The veteran wideout's younger counterpart Justin Jefferson dazzled as well, but this was Thielen's game. The 31-year-old was productive last season as well with 14 touchdowns, but with Jefferson's emergence, it seemed like there could be a passing of the guard up north. In fantasy drafts, the market was fearful that Thielen could continue fading in favor of Jefferson with an ADP of 50 overall. Though it's just one week, it's clear that Thielen will remain a vital fantasy asset but will still coexist with Jefferson. The Viking proved that he belongs as a WR2 despite his relatively advanced age.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (thigh) is not listed on the team's official injury report on Wednesday ahead of their Week 1 season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Thielen suffered a thigh bruise in the preseason and didn't take part in the preseason finale, but it was a minor issue and the Vikings were just taking precaution. Thielen was overshadowed by impressive rookie Justin Jefferson last year and saw only 108 targets from Kirk Cousins as a result. But the 31-year-old veteran pass-catcher is still plenty useful in fantasy, thanks to his 20 red-zone targets (third in the league). It led to 14 touchdown catches, good for third in the league. Thielen isn't a deep threat, but he should once again be a solid red-zone option thanks to his precise route-running and great hands. He's a solid WR2 target to kick off the season against Cincy.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen will take on a Bengals defense in Week 1 that allowed the 17th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers last season. Thielen's fantasy season in 2020 was polarizing; his targets-share was down and tallied only 925 yards. But Thielen maintained a WR1/2 status thanks to 14 touchdowns. With number certain to regress, the veteran receiver will be out to prove doubters wrong. His Week 1 matchup is a relatively soft landing spot for the Vikings offense and Thielen should be capable of posting solid WR1/2 numbers in Week 1.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (thigh) was a full participant in the final walk-through practice before the team's final preseason game. Thielen suffered the injury in last week's preseason game against the Colts but seeing him back on the field going through team drills was a positive sign. Head coach Mike Zimmer also told reporters that some starters will play this weekend against the Chiefs but whether that will include Thielen still may be undecided.
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