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Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
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Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12# 19-
Best Rank# 4# 11-
Worst Rank# 24# 29-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total43.9180.0-
Avg Game6.312.0-
Avg Projection163.8158.4-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank821-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB at CIN
Week 2 at CAR at ARI
Week 3 at NE vs. SEA
Week 4 vs. NYG vs. CLE
Week 5 at WAS vs. DET
Week 6BYE WEEK at CAR
Week 7 at SEABYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. TB vs. DAL
Week 9 vs. ATL at BAL
Week 10 at TEN at LAC
Week 11 at PHI vs. GB
Week 12 vs. BUF at SF
Week 13 vs. DAL at DET
Week 14 at NYJ vs. PIT
Week 15 at TB at CHI
Week 16 vs. MIA vs. LAR
Week 17 vs. CAR at GB
Week 18 at ATL vs. CHI
Player Projections Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Receiving
   
Receptions105.380.0
Rec Yards1,252.61,021.0
Rec TDs6.79.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.33.2
Rush Yards-1.014.5
Rush TDs0.00.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points163.8158.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 11.725.0
Week 23.1
Week 39.3
Week 418.2
Week 520.3
Week 611.1
Week 7
Week 82.7
Week 95.13.8
Week 102.716.3
Week 1110.424.3
Week 125.1
Week 1310.513.5
Week 148.43.9
Week 157.1
Week 1615.7
Week 175.7
Week 18
Total43.9180.0
Average6.312.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2020 Targets 
Week 158
Week 28
Week 35
Week 410
Week 513
Week 65
Week 7
Week 84
Week 965
Week 1077
Week 111211
Week 126
Week 131111
Week 1484
Week 153
Week 169
Week 175
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
It's going to be very difficult to get past the pain that fantasy managers endured last season with drafting MT. After being drafted as the consensus WR1, Thomas went on to finish with exactly zero receiving touchdowns in the regular season! He obviously missed a lot of time, which certainly affects those numbers, but that stung fantasy players bad last year. Now, Thomas doesn't have Drew Brees to throw him the ball time and time again and we're entering into a bit of unknown territory on how to view Thomas for fantasy football. In my opinion, Thomas should still soak up targets in this offense and he'll bounce back. With that being said, I don't believe that he's going to truly bounce back to consensus WR1 levels. Thomas is the perfect addition to your roster as a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 that should provide a safe floor week after week. However, the days of him soaking up 185 targets may very well be behind us. My Very Early Projection: 100-1177-7 receiving. 
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
2020 was an injured ravaged season for Thomas. There's only one way to go from there and that's up. The loss of Drew Brees will hurt. Thomas set an NFL receptions record with Brees only two years ago. However, to my surprise Thomas did decent with Taysom Hill as his QB. The volume of receptions Thomas gets should keep his floor high, even if the Saints offense as a whole takes a step backward in 2021.Thielen set a personal best last season with 14 TDs. He had fantasy owners Hooked on a Thielen (That's reference to Blue Swede's song lyrics for our younger viewers haha!) Anyway, I digress, where was I? Oh yeah those TDs probably comes down a little, but maybe he'll make up for it with more yardage? Justin Jefferson will eat into some of his targets, but also may draw more coverage. The Vikings play a tough schedule. For that reason I'll downgrade him just a smidge.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It feels like too many people are dismissing Thomas this year, falling into borderline WR2 territory. Did everyone forget he was the consensus No. 1 wide receiver last year? Sure, Drew Brees is gone, but are we going to pretend that Brees' arm was as strong as it used to be? Now, the next question is whether Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill is under center. If it's Winston, Thomas should be locked-and-loaded as a WR1. If it's Hill, there should be a conversation, but don't forget what Thomas did in the four Hill games last year: 9/104/0, 4/50/0, 9/105/0, and 8/84/0. Those are rock-solid numbers, though the touchdowns were obviously not there. If you get Thomas in the third round of drafts this year, you should feel great about it, especially if Winston is the starter.It seems the torch has been passed from Thielen to Justin Jefferson, though it's not as if Thielen will just fade into oblivion. It goes back to the Stefon Diggs days where he had to share that production. While Thielen did finish as the No. 8 wide receiver last year, it was thanks to his 14 touchdowns on just 74 receptions and 925 yards. No other receiver finished higher than No. 18 with fewer yards than Thielen. He's also going to be 31 years old at the start of the season and has a history of back issues, presenting a bit of risk, though he does have a ton of proven production with Kirk Cousins, which can't be ignored.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
If Taysom is the QB, I'll lower Thomas slightly. If it's Jameis, I might bump him up a spot or two. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
I have a hard time ranking Michael Thomas as a WR1 given the injuries he had last year and the retirement of Drew Brees. Thomas will still be a very good player, but he is probably not catching 149 receptions with Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill behind center.Thielen feels like he overachieved a little in 2020 with 14 receiving touchdowns in 15 games. He is still a very good receiver, but I think Jefferson is a fantasy WR1 and Thielen is more of a fantasy WR2.