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Mike Evans
WR - TB
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Mike Evans
WR - TB
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total165.784.4-
Avg Game12.78.4-
Avg Projection159.5152.1-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO vs. GB
Week 2 vs. CAR at IND
Week 3 at DEN vs. TEN
Week 4 vs. LAC at HOU
Week 5 at CHI at SEA
Week 6 vs. GB vs. ATL
Week 7 at LVBYE WEEK
Week 8 at NYG at GB
Week 9 vs. NO vs. DET
Week 10 at CAR at CHI
Week 11 vs. LAR vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. KC vs. CAR
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 14 vs. MIN at TB
Week 15 at ATL vs. CHI
Week 16 at DET at NO
Week 17 vs. ATL at DET
Player Projections Comparison
 
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Receiving
   
Receptions73.277.7
Rec Yards1,142.81,073.2
Rec TDs7.67.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.54.0
Rush Yards3.120.3
Rush TDs0.00.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points159.5152.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2019 Points 
Week 12.810.3
Week 26.17.5
Week 337.017.6
Week 414.90.6
Week 50.025.0
Week 611.611.7
Week 78.5
Week 831.8
Week 924.00.0
Week 108.2
Week 116.9
Week 125.0
Week 135.3
Week 1412.1
Week 153.0
Week 160.2
Week 17
Total165.784.4
Average12.78.4
Player Targets Comparison
 
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2019 Targets 
Week 153
Week 288
Week 3155
Week 476
Week 538
Week 6178
Week 72
Week 812
Week 9161
Week 106
Week 118
Week 128
Week 1311
Week 142
Week 153
Week 164
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Mike Evans
WR - TB
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Tampa Bay had an amazing fantasy football season as Jameis Winston helmed one of the highest-octane offenses despite his 30 interceptions. With Tom Brady under center, the offense will be much more conservative and less turnover-prone. That will mean they won't need to push the pace as much or throw as much as last year, hence the collective opinion on Evans being down. However, him slipping to the third round in some leagues is absurd. Evans has been one of the league's best receiver in the past six seasons - despite poor QB play, he's never had fewer than 1,000 yards in a season. The touchdowns have been a bit inconsistent, but Brady is a terrific red zone passer and the Tampa running backs may not be enough. Evans has had 12-touchdown seasons in the past and it wouldn't necessarily be a surprise to see him do it again. Don't overthink this - one of the best quarterbacks in the league is pairing up with one of the best receivers. Greatness should ensue. 
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Despite Bruce Arians replacing Dirk Koetter as Tampa's head coach in 2019, the Bucs' passing game looked similar to previous seasons. Arians hammers home the "no risk it, no biscuit" philosophy of attacking downfield, which plays to Evans' strengths. His numbers should benefit from the arrival of Tom Brady, who is a far more accurate passer than Jameis Winston.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.
Elisha Twerski
numberFire
In just 13 games in 2019, Evans had 6 games with fewer than double-digit fantasy points in half-PPR. His weekly upside is huge, but his floor is too low for an ADP this high. Addtionally, according to AirYards.com, Evans' average depth of target (aDOT) has been 14.0-plus in each of his six seasons in the league. Now he's playing with Brady, a passer whose aDOT is generally under 8.0 these days. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Mike Evans turned in his sixth consecutive 1000 yard season despite playing just 13 games and passing 100 yards on only three occasions. He once again mastered the blow-up game with each of those big games topping 180 yards and 30 half-ppr fantasy points. In best ball that makes him a great option but in redraft it makes him a terrifying weekly play if you draft him too early. That aspect locks him into his third-round price tag... or does it? Tom Brady is now in town and Evans could well benefit more than most realize. Brady still has a good deep ball and likes to unleash it on rare occasions when the receiver is good enough. Evans is always good enough. I like his upside but be wary of his weekly variance.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
There are a lot of people who'll point out the fact that Evans finished as a WR1 in 2019 despite missing three games. Well, I hate to break it to you, but he was not a WR1 in terms that actually matter to you, the fantasy player. Despite averaging an elite 9.1 targets per game, Evans posted WR2 or better-type numbers in just 38.5 percent of his games. That ranked 28th among wide receivers. Seriously, guys like Sterling Shepard, Cole Beasley, and Jamison Crowder had higher percentages. Now you take away Jameis Winston, someone who was more than willing to throw the ball into tight coverage all the time, and swap him with one of the most risk averse quarterbacks in football? Evans' 2.4 yards of separation at target was one of the worst marks among wide receivers, and while it doesn't tell the full story, those who watch Evans knows he uses his body extremely well to box out defenders rather than gain multiple yards of separation with precision route running. Look, he's still a good player who's totaled at least 1,000 yards in each of his first six NFL seasons, so I'm not completely writing him off, though it does help that he's seen at least 8.7 targets per game over the last five years. I don't think Brady is as bad as some think at throwing the deep ball anymore, I just don't think he does it nearly as often as Winston did/was willing to. I'm expecting a slight dip in targets and less air yards, which in turn, equals less production for a player like Evans. It's not bad if you land him as your WR2, but I wouldn't recommend him as a WR1.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
I have a feeling Brady to Evans will be the undefendable duo this season.Can Thielen keep the consistency going without Stefon DIggs? Are the injuries behind him?
Rob Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
Evans is the forgotten man in fantasy, and one of the most consistent we've seen. He should be Brady's best friend near the end zone, and is a safe pick for teams who hold off on the top tier.Thielen should produce borderline WR1 numbers as the main main in Minnesota.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Unlike his fellow Bucs WR Chris Godwin, I see the switch from Winston to Brady as a slight downgrade for Evans. With Winston at QB, Evans was known for being a deep threat and someone who would get plenty of 50/50 type balls. I don't expect that to continue with Brady at QB. That being said, it should make Evans more consistent even if it lowers his ceiling a bit.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.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
QB Brady is still throwing a decent deep ball, which should help one of NFL's premier power forward receiving targets top 1,000 yards for a 7th straight seasonCould 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
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
If anything, haven't we learned that it doesn't matter what position you play if you're talented? Brady's used Cooks, Moss, Edelman, Gronk.. I had a stat that I didn't know what to do with in Godwin's notes that is also obviously relevant here. Evan's reliance on the deep ball is over stated. Not only on counting stats, but also behind the scenes in reception perception. Mike Evans is good at separating against man and press coverage and while he's elite at contested catches, that doesn't have to be his game. We should stop knocking an all around good WR for being exceptionally good on deep balls.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Evans could see a slight step backwards with Tom Brady behind center now, but he's still going to be incredibly productive. Brady can still air the ball out downfield and those targets are incredibly valuable for Evans' fantasy production. Brady's going to learn to trust Evans early on and he'll see plenty of targets this year. Evans should be a consistent WR2 option all season long with upside.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.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Evans is SO damn good.. but will Brady give him as many one-to-ones as Jameis was willing to? Does he have the arm to fully unload? I think yes, but he concerns me more than Godwin with this switchLOVE Thielen's upside as the Clear Cut No.1 in Kubiak's offense that PEPPERS NO.1 WRs
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
What he loses in volume will be offset with accuracy. He got 120 targets and caught 67. He could turn that same 120 into 85 with TB12. @DFFMemphisAdam 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
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Evans had 1,157 yards receiving and eight receiving touchdowns as the deep threat in this offense. He is probably the player most hurt by the acquisition of QB Tom Brady, Brady has always been more about short passes and his arm strength was suspect at the end of last year.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.