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A.J. Brown
WR - TEN
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A.J. Brown
WR - TEN
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
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Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
 
 
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
A.J. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
A.J. Brown
WR - TEN
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
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. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
A.J. Brown
WR - TEN
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Receiving
   
Receptions64.477.7
Rec Yards1,071.51,073.2
Rec TDs6.67.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts4.54.0
Rush Yards38.520.3
Rush TDs0.30.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points151.7152.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
A.J. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
A.J. Brown
WR - TEN
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
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
Total165.184.4
Average10.38.4
Player Targets Comparison
 
A.J. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
A.J. Brown
WR - TEN
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
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. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
A.J. Brown
WR - TEN
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Expert 
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
After failing to catch more than three passes in any one of the six games Marcus Mariota started to begin last season, Brown tallied 38 receptions for 778 yards and six touchdowns over Ryan Tannehill's 10 regular-season starts. With Tannehill returning and the rest of Tennessee's offense remaining in tact, Brown enters 2020 with a considerable amount of fantasy upside.Thielen wasted no time developing a solid rapport with Kirk Cousins in the QB's first season as a Viking in 2018. Last year was a different story, as Thielen missed six games with a hamstring injury. His 12 catches for 179 yards over two playoff games in January is encouraging, and he'll be the top option in Minnesota's 2020 passing game with Stefon Diggs having been traded.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
AJ Brown was by far my favorite WR prospect last year but even I didn't expect his enormous late-season breakout. With teams focused on the Titans' running game, Brown was tremendously efficient, averaging over 20 yards per reception in an extraordinary display of efficiency. That won't happen again. While Brown should see a big jump in targets compared to his 84 last season, I can see massive TD and efficiency regression making him a risky weekly play. He is likely to have a lot of bust weeks and quite a few huge weeks. If you can handle that variance, go for it, I prefer a little more safety outside Best Ball leagues of course, where he's a stud.For reasons I don't understand, Adam Thielan is going off the board as the WR11. After 14 games without topping 8 targets, you'd think the love for the soon-t-be 30-year-old would have faded but people are still flocking to him, hoping for a repeat of his historic eight game 100+ yard/10+ target stretch. Sadly, that was a long time ago and since then Gary Kubiak's scheme has come in and it just doesn't seem to suit him. While the absence of Stefon Diggs should ensure more volume, Thielan is likely to no longer play 40% of his snaps in the slot with Justin Jefferson arriving. Given he's three times as effective from the slot from a fantasy persepctive, that's a big issue! It's time to fade Adam Thielen.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
WPrior to the NFL Draft last year, I had D.K. Metcalf as my 1A receiver and Brown as my 1B. Loved them both, but Metcalf's landing spot moved him into the driver's seat. Maybe I underestimated just how much Brown could do without an elite quarterback. Despite not being a full-time player until Week 9 and seeing just 84 targets, Brown finished as the No. 21 wide receiver in his rookie season. There have been just 10 wide receivers over the last 10 years who've finished as a top-24 fantasy receiver while seeing fewer than 87 targets. Going back to when Ryan Tannehill started playing, Brown received a very stable 21 percent target share. That's not elite. Not bad, but not elite. Let's go from Week 9 through Week 17 when Brown moved to a full-time role. Brown's target share was 24 percent in that time, which ranked 10th among wide receivers. If we project Tannehill for 480-500 pass attempts, that'd amount to 115-120 targets. It is possible Brown's target share goes up but staying at 24 percent feels like it's repeatable. It's important to note that Brown averaged a ridiculous 8.9 yards after the catch last year, a number that isn't repeatable. You typically won't see even the best of the best receivers average more than 6.0 yards after the catch. If you move Brown down to the 5.5 range, he would've recorded 187 fewer yards and finished as the WR28. Then you must factor in Tannehill's ridiculous 7.7 percent touchdown rate regressing, so don't automatically assume that Brown's efficiency remains the same. He's still a phenomenal talent, but he needs to get the bump in pass attempts to take the next step. If I were guaranteed 500 pass attempts out of Tannehill, I'd draft him as a low-end WR1. It's best to be a bit cautious though and have some equity built in, making him a WR2 with serious upside.It was a down year for Thielen in 2019, who's suddenly 30 years old (August 22nd, he will be) with back problems. That's not a recipe for success for a wide receiver, though it helps that he's the only steady presence at wide receiver. Most will look at the target totals from last year and wonder where his targets come from, but don't forget that Thielen saw 298 targets over the previous two seasons. Last year was an incredibly efficient year for the Vikings on the ground, and when you combine the fact that Thielen missed half the season, you can understand why their pass attempts came crashing down to earth. With the defense likely taking a step back after losing many starters, we should expect to see their run-to-pass ratio come back towards the league average, which would help Thielen's target potential. Knowing that he's the only receiver in the starting lineup who has any chemistry with Cousins, we should expect at least eight targets per game. That calls for him being a high-end WR2 at the very least when he's in the lineup, though his injury concerns have to be built into his cost. His current ADP is the WR11, which is too expensive for the risk you're taking on.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
If Tannehill/offense improve (or start passing more) , so does Brown, but this is the Derrick Henry show.Can Thielen keep the consistency going without Stefon DIggs? Are the injuries behind him?
Rob Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
Brown is an alpha receiver, and Tannehill is underrated. His big play ability will flash more in 2020, but his TD regression should lower his floor a bit due to lack of volume.Thielen should produce borderline WR1 numbers as the main main in Minnesota.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
As a rookie on the Titans, there weren't very high expectations for Brown in 2019. Well, he proved everyone wrong catching 52 passes for 1.051 yards and eight TDs. Now he enters year two with Ryan Tannehill as his QB and could solidify himself as a reliable fantasy WR2.People seem to be forgetting about Adam Thielen this year due to the fact that he missed the final six games of 2019. Word of advice, don't ignore him. With Stefon Diggs now in Buffalo, Thielen is going to be a target magnet, especially in the red-zone. He is a solid WR2 with legitimate WR1 upside.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Brown was the first wide receiver ever to put up at least 1,000 receiving yards on fewer than 90 targets, but the achievements don't stop there. He was third in yards per route run among wide receivers with at least 50 targets, second in passer rating when targeted, and first in yards per target. And that's to say nothing of the fact that Brown did all of this as a rookie who didn't even play at least 69.4% of the snaps until Week 9. The Titans aren't going to be a pass-heavy offense but Brown should still see an increase in targets, which should offset any decrease in his efficiency. Expect another big year from the wideout. 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
 Could push lofty 10 targets per game with WR Diggs out of the picture and new OC Kubiak likely to throw more often than old OC Stefanski did
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Last season, Ryan Tannehill ranked first in True Throw Value (TTV). A stat created by brotofantasy.com, true throw value measures a QB's efficiency throwing the ball. This certainly played into Brown's absurd efficiency last season, but I am happily doubling down on it. If you take a look at Tannehill's TTV two seasons ago with Miami, he finished 6th for all QBs. So Tannehill's efficiency is no fluke and neither is AJ Brown's skillset. 
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.
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.
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.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 LOVE Thielen's upside as the Clear Cut No.1 in Kubiak's offense that PEPPERS NO.1 WRs