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Experts' Pick
 
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
 
 
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54%
Recommended by
57 of 105 experts
46%
Recommended by
48 of 105 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 33# 35-
Best Rank# 17# 21-
Worst Rank# 55# 46-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total22.4132.8-
Avg Game3.710.2-
Avg Projection122.6125.4-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2523-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
    
Expert Ranks 
JuJu Smith-SchusterAdam ThielenAdd Player
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#18#28-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
7 h
#32#37-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
8 h
#31#30-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
8 h
#41#39-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
8 h
#33#41-
    
Austin Lee A. Lee
365 Fantasy Football 365 Fantasy Football
9 h
#31#39-
    
Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
9 h
#34#43-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
10 h
#49#34-
    
Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
14 h
#32#33-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
22 h
#38#34-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
22 h
#30#44-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
23 h
#31#33-
    
Bo McBrayer B. McBrayer
Going For 2 Going For 2
1 d
#50#34-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
1 d
#35#37-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
1 d
#18#33-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
1 d
#27#44-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
1 d
#30#36-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#38#30-
    
Luke Sawhook L. Sawhook
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#33#41-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#32#46-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
2 d
#25#26-
    
Kyle Richardson K. Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
2 d
#33#35-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
2 d
#46#22-
    
Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
2 d
#34#35-
    
Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#25#27-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
2 d
#33#34-
    
Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
2 d
#33#36-
    
Nick Spencer N. Spencer
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#28#37-
    
Alex Caruso A. Caruso
Footballguys Footballguys
3 d
#45#37-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#22#45-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Front Yard Fantasy Front Yard Fantasy
4 d
#30#29-
    
Jon Jeune J. Jeune
Fantasy Football Diagnostics Fantasy Football D...
4 d
#33#35-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#25#33-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
4 d
#29#32-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
4 d
#25#12-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 d
#40#33-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#30#36-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 d
#17#37-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
5 d
#32#35-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
5 d
#42#40-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
5 d
#38#34-
    
Connor Rigg C. Rigg
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
5 d
#30#34-
    
Guilherme Gianni G. Gianni
Fantasy Futebolista Fantasy Futebolista
5 d
#33#27-
    
Austin Amandolia A. Amandolia
Club Fantasy FFL Club Fantasy FFL
5 d
#52#24-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
6 d
#29#30-
    
Derek Brown D. Brown
FantasyPros FantasyPros
6 d
#49#41-
    
Adam Stark A. Stark
Everyday Fantasy Football Everyday Fantasy F...
6 d
#29#38-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
#34#45-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
6 d
#27#36-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
6 d
#29#26-
    
Wyatt Bertolone W. Bertolone
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
6 d
#39#32-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
7 d
#44#40-
    
Billy Mansell B. Mansell
IDP Army IDP Army
1 w
#33#36-
    
Justin Lampkin J. Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football Clock Management F...
1 w
#25#40-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
1 w
#33#39-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
QB List QB List
1 w
#37#27-
    
Tom Strachan T. Strachan
NFL Best Ball NFL Best Ball
1 w
#25#41-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
1 w
#12#35-
    
David Heilman D. Heilman
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
1 w
#46#38-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 w
#38#30-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
1 w
#34#35-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
1 w
#34#32-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
1 w
#47#27-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 w
#45#36-
    
Kyle Williams K. Williams
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 w
#30#28-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
2 w
#29#35-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
2 w
#42#29-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 w
#25#39-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
2 w
#39#33-
    
Nathan Groot Nibbelink N. Groot Ni...
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
2 w
#47#29-
    
Jeff Bell J. Bell
Footballguys Footballguys
2 w
#34#42-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#38#43-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
FFToday FFToday
2 w
#28#26-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
2 w
#37#35-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 w
#37#54-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
2 w
#33#21-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 w
#35#37-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#25#44-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 w
#28#43-
    
David Mendelson D. Mendelson
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
3 w
#36#37-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 w
#37#32-
    
Matt Donnelly M. Donnelly
Dynasty Vipers Dynasty Vipers
3 w
#57#36-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
3 w
#53#28-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
3 w
#33#35-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
4 w
#55#27-
    
Kyle Krajewski K. Krajewski
First Seed Sports First Seed Sports
4 w
#38#39-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
4 w
#36#39-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
4 w
#33#25-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
05/28
#36#34-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
05/25
#37#22-
    
Andersen Pickard A. Pickard
Prime Time Sports Talk Prime Time Sports ...
3 w
#43#33-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
Bally Sports Bally Sports
05/24
#35#32-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
2 w
#39#26-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
05/17
#36#43-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
05/16
#35#37-
    
Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
05/14
#35#36-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
05/24
#37#29-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
05/11
#34#31-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
05/10
#28#42-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
4 w
#38#34-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
05/06
#37#36-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
05/02
#40#45-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
05/01
#36#34-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
5 d
#26#32-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
2 w
#33#18-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 at ARI vs. GB
Week 2 vs. LAC at PHI
Week 3 at IND vs. DET
Week 4 at TB at NO
Week 5 vs. LV vs. CHI
Week 6 vs. BUF at MIA
Week 7 at SFBYE WEEK
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. ARI
Week 9 vs. TEN at WAS
Week 10 vs. JAC at BUF
Week 11 at LAC vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. LAR vs. NE
Week 13 at CIN vs. NYJ
Week 14 at DEN at DET
Week 15 at HOU vs. IND
Week 16 vs. SEA vs. NYG
Week 17 vs. DEN at GB
Week 18 at LV at CHI
Player Projections Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Receiving
   
Receptions75.571.7
Rec Yards816.2796.8
Rec TDs6.37.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.40.5
Rush Yards11.41.5
Rush TDs0.60.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points122.6125.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2021 Points 
Week 15.221.2
Week 210.49.9
Week 32.511.0
Week 41.14.6
Week 50.64.0
Week 618.8
Week 7
Week 813.8
Week 96.6
Week 106.5
Week 1114.2
Week 1218.2
Week 130.0
Week 14
Week 15
Week 164.0
Week 17
Week 18
Total22.4132.8
Average3.710.2
Player Targets Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2021 Targets 
Week 1810
Week 277
Week 349
Week 488
Week 513
Week 613
Week 7
Week 89
Week 97
Week 107
Week 1110
Week 127
Week 132
Week 14
Week 15
Week 163
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Expert 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Ideal injection of upside joining Chiefs & Mahomes - but is he any good? Think he's a little overdrafted right now 
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.
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
It always seemed more probable than not that JuJu Smith-Schuster would find his way to Kansas City in free agency. The Chiefs were interested in him last season, and the landing spot is perfect to revive Smith-Schuster's fantasy football value. He's just one year removed from a WR17 finish in PPR between two injury-plagued seasons. Let's not forget JuJu had an elite sophomore campaign - 1,400-plus receiving yards - and he is still just 25 years old. With the most vacated targets available in Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes his new quarterback, 2022 will be a return to form for Smith-Schuster. He can operate from his natural position in the slot and benefit from the playmakers around him. After all, Smith-Schuster was at his best as a Pittsburgh Steeler during his first two seasons playing opposite of Antonio Brown.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.
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.