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Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
 
 
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Recommended by
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18%
Recommended by
20 of 112 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 35# 38-
Best Rank# 21# 28-
Worst Rank# 45# 55-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total132.8127.8-
Avg Game10.26.4-
Avg Projection127.0106.1-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2317-
    
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Expert Ranks 
Adam ThielenBrandon AiyukAdd Player
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
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Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
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Matthew Hill M. Hill
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Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
15 h
#30#28-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
15 h
#35#40-
    
Kyle Senra K. Senra
Going For 2 Going For 2
19 h
#30#37-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
19 h
#26#31-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
20 h
#34#36-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
20 h
#28#35-
    
Bo McBrayer B. McBrayer
Going For 2 Going For 2
1 d
#33#37-
    
Luke Sawhook L. Sawhook
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#41#45-
    
Austin Lee A. Lee
365 Fantasy Football 365 Fantasy Football
2 d
#37#41-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
2 d
#37#40-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
2 d
#40#41-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#55#40-
    
Andersen Pickard A. Pickard
Prime Time Sports Talk Prime Time Sports ...
3 d
#33#36-
    
Ben Rolfe B. Rolfe
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
3 d
#33#44-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#37#43-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
3 d
#34#37-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
3 d
#34#44-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
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#26#29-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
FFToday FFToday
3 d
#26#55-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 d
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Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
4 d
#26#46-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
4 d
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Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
4 d
#33#36-
    
Wyatt Bertolone W. Bertolone
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
4 d
#32#49-
    
Tom Strachan T. Strachan
NFL Best Ball NFL Best Ball
4 d
#41#37-
    
Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
4 d
#42#41-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
4 d
#35#30-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 d
#44#32-
    
Justin Lampkin J. Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football Clock Management F...
4 d
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Nick Spencer N. Spencer
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#37#40-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
5 d
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Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
5 d
#37#38-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
5 d
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Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
5 d
#29#52-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
5 d
#25-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
5 d
#33#37-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
5 d
#28#31-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
6 d
#37#36-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
6 d
#30#40-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
6 d
#39#37-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
6 d
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Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
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Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
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Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
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Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
6 d
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Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
6 d
#33#44-
    
Kyle Richardson K. Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
1 w
#35#40-
    
Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
1 w
#35#39-
    
Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 w
#27#32-
    
Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
1 w
#36#37-
    
Alex Caruso A. Caruso
Footballguys Footballguys
1 w
#37#48-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#45#39-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Front Yard Fantasy Front Yard Fantasy
1 w
#29#54-
    
Jon Jeune J. Jeune
Fantasy Football Diagnostics Fantasy Football D...
1 w
#35#40-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#33#37-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
1 w
#32#44-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
1 w
#12#39-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 w
#33#45-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#36#40-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
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Site Rankings S. Rankings
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
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Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
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#34#37-
    
Connor Rigg C. Rigg
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
2 w
#34#37-
    
Guilherme Gianni G. Gianni
Fantasy Futebolista Fantasy Futebolista
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#27#43-
    
Austin Amandolia A. Amandolia
Club Fantasy FFL Club Fantasy FFL
2 w
#24#31-
    
Derek Brown D. Brown
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 w
#41#52-
    
Adam Stark A. Stark
Everyday Fantasy Football Everyday Fantasy F...
2 w
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
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#40#43-
    
Billy Mansell B. Mansell
IDP Army IDP Army
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Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
QB List QB List
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Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
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David Heilman D. Heilman
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
2 w
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Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
2 w
#30#33-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
2 w
#35#40-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
2 w
#32#40-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
2 w
#36#42-
    
Kyle Williams K. Williams
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 w
#28#36-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
2 w
#35#43-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
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#29#18-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 w
#39#41-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
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Nathan Groot Nibbelink N. Groot Ni...
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
2 w
#29#31-
    
Jeff Bell J. Bell
Footballguys Footballguys
3 w
#42#40-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 w
#43#44-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
3 w
#35#33-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
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#21#42-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
3 w
#37#40-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 w
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Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 w
#43#44-
    
David Mendelson D. Mendelson
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
4 w
#37#40-
    
Matt Donnelly M. Donnelly
Dynasty Vipers Dynasty Vipers
4 w
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Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
4 w
#28#31-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
4 w
#35#41-
    
Kyle Krajewski K. Krajewski
First Seed Sports First Seed Sports
06/03
#39#45-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
06/01
#39#40-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
05/31
#25#28-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
05/28
#34#41-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
05/25
#22#41-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
Bally Sports Bally Sports
05/24
#32#42-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
05/17
#43#48-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
05/16
#37#39-
    
Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
05/14
#36#37-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
05/24
#29#35-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
05/11
#31#38-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
06/02
#34#35-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
05/06
#36#39-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
05/02
#45#34-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
05/01
#34#38-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB at CHI
Week 2 at PHI vs. SEA
Week 3 vs. DET at DEN
Week 4 at NO vs. LAR
Week 5 vs. CHI at CAR
Week 6 at MIA at ATL
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. KC
Week 8 vs. ARI at LAR
Week 9 at WASBYE WEEK
Week 10 at BUF vs. LAC
Week 11 vs. DAL at ARI
Week 12 vs. NE vs. NO
Week 13 vs. NYJ vs. MIA
Week 14 at DET vs. TB
Week 15 vs. IND at SEA
Week 16 vs. NYG vs. WAS
Week 17 at GB at LV
Week 18 at CHI vs. ARI
Player Projections Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Receiving
   
Receptions72.758.9
Rec Yards808.5766.5
Rec TDs7.94.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.52.6
Rush Yards1.515.8
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points127.0106.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2021 Points 
Week 121.20.0
Week 29.90.6
Week 311.010.5
Week 44.61.5
Week 54.03.2
Week 618.8
Week 70.9
Week 813.86.5
Week 96.612.7
Week 106.52.6
Week 1114.214.5
Week 1218.29.5
Week 130.05.5
Week 1412.6
Week 153.6
Week 164.010.0
Week 179.4
Week 1810.7
Total132.8127.8
Average10.26.4
Player Targets Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2021 Targets 
Week 1100
Week 272
Week 396
Week 483
Week 534
Week 613
Week 71
Week 897
Week 978
Week 1074
Week 11107
Week 1276
Week 1326
Week 1410
Week 152
Week 1635
Week 176
Week 187
Notes for Player Combination
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Expert 
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
Adam Thielen has been a model of consistency with top 14 fantasy point-per-game finishes in four of the last five seasons. Last season he finally began to show his age, though. After strong seasons in yards per route run since 2016, Thielen finally slipped to 1.63, which ranked 48th (among wideouts with 50 or more targets, per PFF), immediately behind Mecole Hardman. Thielen has been top 23 in red-zone targets in four of the last five seasons, with three years on his resume with nine or more receiving touchdowns. With declining per route efficiency, he'll need the touchdowns (and many of them) to continue as a productive fantasy wide receiver.After escaping the Kyle Shanahan doghouse, Brandon Aiyuk played at least 82% of snaps in every game after Week 7. Over that stretch, his efficiency was off the charts as he was 13th in yards per route run (minimum 25 targets, per PFF). The problem for Aiyuk is his per route prowess didn't equate to fantasy production as he was the WR50 in fantasy points per game across those 11 games. While Aiyuk's talent is apparent, he resides on a run-first offense with little touchdown equity (44th in red-zone targets).
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 5/15: Perhaps Deebo is traded, but seems unlikely. Still flashed so much upside and could be a better fit for Lance's cannon-arm if/when the soph takes over
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
The 32-year old wideout has made his hay in fantasy because of his "ability" to find the end zone 24 times since the start of 2020, but it's something that just isn't sustainable in the long term. Based on Thielen's targets and yardage totals, his total TD number should be closer to 16. Justin Jefferson is an ascending rocketship that will only see his TDs rise entering Year 3, most likely coming at the detriment of Thielen. Not to mention, AT's age may finally be catching up to him after he posted his lowest PFF receiving grade and yards per route run since he first became a starter back in 2016.Fantasy managers are still trying to figure out what went wrong with Brandon Aiyuk during the first half of last season. He was hyped up after an impressive rookie campaign, but suffered a hamstring injury during training camp that made him unreliable in the starting offense. Through Weeks 1-7, Aiyuk had just one weekly finish inside the top-25. He also averaged an abysmal 0.63 yards per route run - a mark that ranked 98th out of 102 qualifying WRs. Woof. But give credit to Aiyuk for turning his season around during the second half. His yards per route run increased substantially (2.16, 13th) and he averaged 13.1 PPR fantasy points per game as the WR24. If Aiyuk can roll over his second-half production into 2022, he could end up as a smashing fantasy value in a similar way that Deebo Samuel was viewed in 2021.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thielen was injured late in the year and missed 3 games, but still tallied 728 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns. His red zone abilities will keep him in the WR3 discussion in 2022, but health at 32-years old is a big concern for him going forward.