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  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 31# 42-
Best Rank# 18# 23-
Worst Rank# 72# 144-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total194.3132.1-
Avg Game12.110.2-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank102-
    
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  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL vs. PIT
Week 2 at GB at MIA
Week 3 vs. OAK vs. NYJ
Week 4 at CHI at BUF
Week 5 at NYG at WAS
Week 6 vs. PHI vs. NYG
Week 7 at DET at NYJ
Week 8 vs. WAS vs. CLE
Week 9 at KC at BAL
Week 10 at DALBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. DEN at PHI
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. DAL
Week 13 at SEA at HOU
Week 14 vs. DET vs. KC
Week 15 at LAC at CIN
Week 16 vs. GB vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. CHI vs. MIA
  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2018 Points 
Week 110.2
Week 219.14.1
Week 310.54.9
Week 419.517.2
Week 517.617.0
Week 618.322.6
Week 717.01.5
Week 815.8
Week 98.7
Week 103.1
Week 118.6
Week 1218.520.5
Week 138.87.0
Week 147.85.7
Week 151.95.9
Week 168.317.6
Week 173.75.0
  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
It was really a tale of two seasons for Thielen in 2018. He started the year with 8 consecutive games of over 100 yards, averaging a stat line of 9.25/116/0.75. Over the final 8 games however, he had just one 100 yard game, averaging a stat line of 4.9/56/0.4. Theilen was the top scoring WR by 37 points over the first 8 games, but was just the WR 26 over the second half, ranking behind Zay Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Adam Humphries. So which version of Thielen will we see in 2019? Probably something in the middle. My projections love him. They have him with just under 100 receptions for around 1,400 yards and 7 TD's. If he can put together a season like that, then he's going to be well worth his late second round ADP.Sony is far from a risk free pick. Not only did the Patriots draft another RB early this season, but his knee is a concern. He's suffered a torn ACL, a fractured shoulder blade, multiple ankle sprains, a fractured forearm and three separate knee strains. Sony, unsurprisingly, has the second highest chance of injury this season according to sports injury predictor. You can also add volume reduction to his risk. We know that White is going to get most of the passing down work, that Burkhead will still have his change of pace snaps, and that Harris is going to take some of the early down work away from him. This backfield is very similar to that of Washington. Assuming everyone stays healthy, Sony isn't going to pay off his ADP. However, he does come with a lot of upside if people were to go down. I am OK drafting him if he begins to fall in drafts. I've yet to happen in a single mock draft though, so I view him mostly as a stay away.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was right to be a bit hesitant about Thielen last year, as it was going to be tough for both him and Stefon Diggs to be top-15 options. Fortunately, he and Diggs each saw at least 150 targets, allowing both of them to finish as top-10 options. They didn't add anyone to take targets away from them, outside of rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr., and we all know not to expect much out of rookie tight ends. It is worth noting, though, that after his hot start, Thielen was the WR23 from Week 9 through Week 16.It was a solid rookie year for Michel, who finished as the RB28 despite missing three full games. The issue with expecting a massive jump in production is his lack of usage in the passing game (just 7 receptions in 13 games), and the third-round draft pick of Damien Harris, as he's a threat to steal some early-down work. Still, Michel should provide RB2 value as long as he's healthy.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thielen was the 7th ranked fantasy wide receiver with 113 receptions for 1,373 yards and 9 touchdowns. He should continue to be a WR1 with QB Kirk Cousins behind center.Michel had a breakout postseason and that could carry over to a strong 2019 season. He does have some knee issues, but he should still be a solid RB2 in 2019.