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  Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
 
 
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  Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAC vs. ATL
Week 2 at TEN at GB
Week 3 vs. ATL vs. OAK
Week 4 vs. OAK at CHI
Week 5 at KC at NYG
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. PHI
Week 7 vs. HOU at DET
Week 8 vs. DEN vs. WAS
Week 9 at PIT at KC
Week 10 vs. MIA at DAL
Week 11 vs. JAC vs. DEN
Week 12 at HOUBYE WEEK
Week 13 vs. TEN at SEA
Week 14 at TB vs. DET
Week 15 at NO at LAC
Week 16 vs. CAR vs. GB
Week 17 at JAC vs. CHI
  Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2018 Points 
Week 110.2
Week 23.619.1
Week 310.5
Week 419.5
Week 517.6
Week 69.318.3
Week 729.917.0
Week 826.915.8
Week 98.7
Week 105.8
Week 1112.98.6
Week 129.618.5
Week 133.38.8
Week 149.37.8
Week 1524.91.9
Week 169.88.3
Week 1715.83.7
  Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Expert 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
He's in line to push 20 touches per game for what could be one of the very elite offenses of '19 - was No. 11 RB in half-PPR PPG in '18, and closed out final 5 games (inc. playoffs) with 5 TDs and avg. of 101 YFSHe 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)
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
I keep moving him up my rankings. And if Luck misses time, I think that might actually help him with more volume. 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Mack was given 20+ touches more often than any running back in football not named Zeke last season. Most take that to mean he has bonkers upside, especially considering the incredible offense he plays in which features the best offensive line in the game. The fact of the matter, however, is that Mack's target share is too low for top 5 RB upside unless Nyheim Hines suddenly goes away. Even so, he is a safe bet to finish in the top 24 RBs.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
The ADP is a bit odd to me. Yes, he is on a tremendous offense and is the lead back, but he does not have a role in the passing game and will be TD dependent in games where his yardage total is not high. He is similar to Sony Michel, who I just wrote an article about (brotofantasy.com) saying not to draft. Mack had less than 40 total yards in 5 of the 11 games he played in last season and 7 of his 9 TDs came from outside of those games. 
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
I am not going to draft Mack at all this season. I don't understand how a guy with so many flaws is being drafted in the third/fourth round. Mack doesn't catch passes, he's not dynamic enough to break off big runs, and is entirely useless in games where the Colts are trailing. He's a TD-dependent RB2 being drafted as much more. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
When drafting a running back in the third-round, it's likely they're going to be the No. 2 running back on your fantasy team, and Mack is ideal for that role. He's struggled to stay healthy to this point in his NFL career, but in this offense, he has legitimate top-five upside. He plays behind what might be the best offensive line in football and has one of the better quarterbacks in the league to take pressure off. If he stays healthy, he'll be worth more than a third-round pickIt 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
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Mack missed four of the first five games due to injuries, but still managed 908 rushing yards, 4.7 YPC and nine TDs. He is playing behind an emerging offensive line and he should be a low-end RB1 in 2019.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
Mack finished last season with 4/12 games over 115 rushing yards. He's going to be the lead back in a high powered offense, so there's plenty of upside with this pick. Before you get too excited, there are still some negatives with Mack. He was 30th in yards per carry after contact, 33rd in breakaway percentage, 38th in yards created per carry, 54th in elusiveness rating and 55th in juke rate. When it comes down to it, even if Mack isn't as talented as we might think he is, opportunity matters infinitely more than talent. Mack is going to get a lot of opportunity on an elite offense. So makes him a good pick. I won't be going out of my way to target him, since Hines eats into his receiving upside. However, I'm not afraid to take him where he's going.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.
Kevin Wheeler
DraftWize
Marlon Mack had four games with 125 or more rushing yards in the regular season or post season, tying him with Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliot for tops in the league, no other running back had more than two.