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WR - LAC
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WR - MIN
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  Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND vs. ATL
Week 2 at DET at GB
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. OAK
Week 4 at MIA at CHI
Week 5 vs. DEN at NYG
Week 6 vs. PIT vs. PHI
Week 7 at TEN at DET
Week 8 at CHI vs. WAS
Week 9 vs. GB at KC
Week 10 at OAK at DAL
Week 11 vs. KC vs. DEN
Week 12BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 13 at DEN at SEA
Week 14 at JAC vs. DET
Week 15 vs. MIN at LAC
Week 16 vs. OAK vs. GB
Week 17 at KC vs. CHI
  Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Receiving
   
Receptions97.786.4
Rec Yards1,254.21,121.5
Rec TDs6.96.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.03.4
Rush Yards20.320.5
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points168.1153.4
   
  Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2018 Points 
Week 116.810.2
Week 26.719.1
Week 32.410.5
Week 46.319.5
Week 59.517.6
Week 610.318.3
Week 77.217.0
Week 815.8
Week 915.28.7
Week 1011.7
Week 1115.08.6
Week 1213.218.5
Week 1322.88.8
Week 1413.87.8
Week 151.9
Week 165.88.3
Week 176.43.7
  Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2018 Targets 
Week 11112
Week 2813
Week 3719
Week 41012
Week 5910
Week 6613
Week 7510
Week 87
Week 9107
Week 109
Week 111212
Week 1279
Week 131910
Week 1497
Week 1502
Week 1686
Week 1774
  Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
With Tyrell Williams taking off to the Raiders, will Allen play on the perimeter much more, or do those targets go to Travis Benjamin? My guess is that he stays in the same role, though he might have a few more targets come his way. Throughout his time in the league, Allen has been a bit more up-and-down than fantasy owners would like, but his potential increase in targets could even that out. He's a fine low-end WR1 if you go RB-heavy in the first two roundsIt 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
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Allen has been incredibly consistent over the last two seasons, with 102 catches in 2017 and 97 last year. He's got an excellent connection with Philip Rivers, and should once again be in line for a borderline WR1 season in all formats. The only remote reason for concern is the return of Hunter Henry and the evolution of Mike Williams, but Allen should get his. The ankle injury that should keep him out this preseason should not threaten his availability for the opener, so don't shy away from him on draft day.Thielen was utterly electric for most of the 2018 season, ripping off eight straight 100-yard games and scoring touchdowns at will. And although he finished with an impressive 113 catches, like Stefon Diggs, his production dropped off significantly at the end of the season. If the Vikings focus on the run more like they did in their last few games, then Thielen will have a hard time producing much more than low-end WR2 numbers. But chances are that with Gary Kubiak on board as an adviser, Minnesota will get a bit more creative with their offense. Given what Thielen showed over the first half of last season, he should be considered a high-end WR2.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Allen continues to produce big numbers every time he is on the field. This year may be a different story, though, as Mike Williams is expected to take a major step forward and Hunter Henry is returning. As long as Allen's preseason injury doesn't last into the season, he should still lead this team in receptions and yards but he isn't exactly a second-tier fantasy weapon anymore.Even though his teammate Diggs managed over 100 receptions, Thielen posted 113 to go with a career-high 1,373 yards and 9 scores. There is room for both of them to finish as top 12 fantasy wideouts seeing that the rest of the receiver corps is barren. Their upside is limited, however, unless one goes down with an injury.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Keenan Allen is only 27 years old. Keenan Allen has over 1000 yards in 3 of 4 seasons in which he was healthy. Keenan Allen was on pace to put 1450/8 the year he missed half the season. Keenan Allen is perpetually one of the most consistent fantasy players in the league and is averaging 100 catches per season over the last two seasons. This man is an absolute lock for 95/1100/5 and that would be disappointing. No more Tyrell Williams which may open more of a deeper route tree for KA, his Y/R dropped by a yard and a half from 17-18, Hunter Henry is back so defenses will have a legitimate threat in the middle of the field to help KA with more single coverage matchups and more space to operate. Everyone is on Mike Williams to explode, what about Keenan Allen just doing exactly what he's done for years, with a slight uptick. He can go 110/1400/8 if all goes well. Sign me up.Thielen has put up 1277 and 1373 yards the last two seasons, respectively. He also has 12 total TDs over that span, doubling his output from 4 to 8. He was fourth in the league in red zone receptions in 2018, so 8 TDs can certainly be reached again. Super safe pick.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Bucking the injury-prone label with back-to-back injury-free top 12 fantasy finishes at WRHe was shot out of a cannon in '18, with 8 straight 100-yard games - have to worry about how much OC change (to curb pass game) impacted his final 8 games, though (56 rec. YPG)
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Allen played three games last season without Melvin Gordon and his numbers increased across the board: - Target share jumped from 28% to 34% - Receptions went from 6 to 8 per game - PPR PPG: 16 - 22 And the thing is, his numbers with MelGo are still very good. Allen is a player with a set role that is going to put up solid fantasy numbers. He's being undervalued in drafts. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Allen had 97 receptions for 1,196 yards and 6 touchdowns last year. He is a solid WR2 on an offense that no longer relies on him as much as they did in years past in the passing game.Thielen was the 7th ranked fantasy wide receiver with 113 receptions for 1,373 yards and 9 touchdowns. He should continue to be a WR2 with QB Kirk Cousins behind center, but the Vikings commitment to the running game at the end of the season may take away the targets Thielen needs to be a WR1.
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
 The Vikings are going to have a new dedication to running the ball this season, but that doesn't mean there still won't be massive opportunities for Thielen in this offense. Kirk Cousins and Thielen clearly have chemistry together and there's no reason to doubt Thielen's ability to repeat as a Top-12 WR next season.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Over the past two seasons Allen has averaged 100 receptions for a little under 1,300 yards and 6 TD's. Once considered injury prone by the public, Allen has put together back to back healthy seasons, and has done so has a target hog in the offense. The return of Hunter Henry will impact his TD upside, but his targets should remain the same, since Tyrell left in FA. His early third round ADP is extremely fair, as my projections have him finishing the season as a low end WR 1. I don't see a path for him finishing in the top 3...but I also don't see a path to him busting aside from a freak injury. Allen is a guy I would draft, but not one I'd ever reach on.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.