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Adam Thielen or A.J. Brown

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Expert
Recommendation

70%
Recommended by
66 of 94 experts
30%
Recommended by
28 of 94 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 75% 25%
Top WR Experts38%63%
Top Player Experts75%25%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 13
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 26# 28
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total165.184.4
Avg Game10.38.4
Avg Projection150.3155.1
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank2512
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
A.J. BrownAdam Thielen
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
10 h
#16#13
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
14 h
#8#14
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
23 h
#9#10
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#10#14
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#6#7
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#17#14
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#15#7
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#10#21
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#10#14
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#10#14
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 d
#9#14
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#10#13
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 d
#16#11
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
2 d
#15#28
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#7#14
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 d
#11#13
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#24#14
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#15#12
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#18#12
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
2 d
#12#8
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#26#7
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 d
#10#15
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 d
#22#13
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#10#11
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
3 d
#22#13
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
4 d
#22#14
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 d
#14#9
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4 d
#14#23
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
4 d
#14#19
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
4 d
#13#11
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
5 d
#14#16
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#11#12
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#10#11
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#22#23
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
5 d
#10#7
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
#10#14
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
6 d
#11#12
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
6 d
#11#12
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
7 d
#9#16
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
7 d
#8#11
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#12#9
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 w
#14#17
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 w
#10#13
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 w
#8#18
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 w
#9#11
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 w
#22#14
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 w
#22#13
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 w
#12#15
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#11#13
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
1 w
#10#13
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 w
#12#13
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 w
#19#13
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#14#11
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 w
#10#7
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
2 w
#10#11
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#14#15
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#8#12
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#11#12
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#10#20
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#10#8
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 w
#8#14
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#10#12
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
3 w
#11#13
   
3 w
#11#13
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 w
#19#17
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
3 w
#11#15
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 w
#9#19
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#10#12
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#9#10
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#9#16
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
2 d
#11#14
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#28#9
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 d
#9#14
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#13#15
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#10#13
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
4 w
#10#13
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
06/02
#11#9
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 w
#9#14
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#10#13
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#9#13
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
4 w
#11#15
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#22#12
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#15#25
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#11#22
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#27#14
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
7 h
#15#25
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#13#14
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#13#8
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#15#24
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#10#14
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#9#15
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#9#16
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#11#16
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#15#27
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN vs. GB
Week 2 vs. JAC at IND
Week 3 at MIN vs. TEN
Week 4 vs. PIT at HOU
Week 5 vs. BUF at SEA
Week 6 vs. HOU vs. ATL
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 at CIN at GB
Week 9 vs. CHI vs. DET
Week 10 vs. IND at CHI
Week 11 at BAL vs. DAL
Week 12 at IND vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. CLE vs. JAC
Week 14 at JAC at TB
Week 15 vs. DET vs. CHI
Week 16 at GB at NO
Week 17 at HOU at DET
Player Projections Comparison
  A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Receiving
   
Receptions65.380.2
Rec Yards1,070.21,104.2
Rec TDs6.57.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts4.43.7
Rush Yards38.519.7
Rush TDs0.30.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points150.3155.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2019 Points 
Week 110.010.3
Week 22.57.5
Week 30.417.6
Week 421.40.6
Week 52.725.0
Week 62.311.7
Week 76.28.5
Week 87.1
Week 98.10.0
Week 101.7
Week 11
Week 1219.5
Week 134.5
Week 1428.6
Week 1517.43.0
Week 1614.30.2
Week 1718.4
Player Targets Comparison
  A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2019 Targets 
Week 143
Week 258
Week 355
Week 436
Week 528
Week 648
Week 782
Week 83
Week 971
Week 104
Week 11
Week 125
Week 134
Week 147
Week 15133
Week 1624
Week 178
Notes for Player Combination
  A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Brown's not going to be able to repeat his unsustainable efficiency in 2020, but he could see his target totals go up. Ryan Tannehill trusts him and he's likely to be a fringe WR1 all season long. I'm absolutely comfortable taking Brown at his current ADP as my WR2.With Stefon Diggs being traded to the Buffalo Bills, Thielen has an incredible opportunity in front of him right now. While Justin Jefferson will take away some targets, Thielen's in line for a huge season. As long as he can stay healthy, he'll be a borderline WR1 all year.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 If he stays healthy, I think he could lead the league in targets. Up.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
 Hard to view MIN passing game and not expect massive target share for Thielen if he can stay healthy - played 16 games 5 straight seasons before 6 DNPs in 2019
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
In the final seven games, he earned a solid No. 1 role with 25% of the team's targets and 38% of their air yards; resulting in 622 receiving yards in those games. - He was noticeably absent in the playoffs which scares me a bit.Adam Thielen is a fake value and that entire Vikings offense is going to be a mess post-Diggs. Don't bet on age 30 bounceback years from injury at a top 4 round price. @FF_RyanB
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Started playing 65% of the snaps or more in week 9. From that point: 6.25 targets a game, 30/703/5, with the occasional rush. He was nice enough to make that an 8 game sample so just x2 for fun. Growing into a stud, struggled down the stretch but that encouraging thing is that he was very successful against man coverage. Where he faltered was zone coverage, and I think that's something he'll improve on with his work ethic and as he see's the field better. Former Saints DB, Kenny Vaccaro, is constantly telling AJ, "Mike(Michael Thomas) would still be working right now", really helping to instill a good work ethic on Brown, knowing what it takes to be the best. The problem? PASSING VOLUME. With Tanny under center the Titans averaged 27 attempts per game, they were already 31st overall, that would put them 32nd.The Vikings went from 6th to 30th in attempts following the firing of Defilipo and promotion of Kevin Stefansky. Cousins thrived in the new system, ranking 9th in play action pass attempts. Thielen has seen a steady decline in targets dating all the way back to last year when Dalvin Cook returned from injury and the OC changes were made. Injuries have been an issue as well.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We all know Brown was a monster over the second half of the season, finishing as the No. 8 wide receiver from Week 7 through Week 16. The issue... he was 47th in targets over that span. That screams regression. While he should progress as a player in his second season, we must anticipate regression with his efficiency. In a run-first offense, Brown should be considered a WR2/3 with upside for more.Coming off a year in which he played just 10 games while dealing with back issues, many are down on Thielen. You must remember he posted back-to-back 1,200-plus yard seasons before 2019. Not just that, but with the teams forced to stay away from camps, Kirk Cousins won't have much time to develop chemistry with any of the other receivers, so Thielen should be a target monster. He should have a bounceback season.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Brown established himself as one of the premier deep threats in the league as a rookie with 52 receptions, 1,051 yards, 20.2 yards per reception, and 8 touchdowns. He is the Titans lead receiver and he should be a WR1 playing with QB Ryan Tannehill.Thielen ended up missing 6 games due to injury and he finished with 424 yards from scrimmage and 7 touchdowns. He should rebound from that with a healthy 2020 season, but he is more of a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 in an offense that features RB Dalvin Cook.