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Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen

 
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  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
 
 
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Best Rank# 7# 9-
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Fantasy Points 
    
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Avg Projection141.9140.7-
    
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  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SF vs. SF
Week 2 at GB at GB
Week 3 vs. BUF vs. BUF
Week 4 at LAR at LAR
Week 5 at PHI at PHI
Week 6 vs. ARI vs. ARI
Week 7 at NYJ at NYJ
Week 8 vs. NO vs. NO
Week 9 vs. DET vs. DET
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at CHI at CHI
Week 12 vs. GB vs. GB
Week 13 at NE at NE
Week 14 at SEA at SEA
Week 15 vs. MIA vs. MIA
Week 16 at DET at DET
Week 17 vs. CHI vs. CHI
  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
Receiving
   
Receptions81.876.6
Rec Yards1,100.0990.5
Rec TDs5.66.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.35.5
Rush Yards6.829.6
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points141.9140.7
   
  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
2017 Points 
Week 115.720.7
Week 22.43.1
Week 39.829.3
Week 43.99.8
Week 54.50.4
Week 69.7
Week 74.1
Week 815.82.6
Week 9
Week 1022.613.8
Week 1118.33.2
Week 128.97.5
Week 135.13.7
Week 1416.56.4
Week 153.09.7
Week 162.412.3
Week 176.111.7
  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
2017 Targets 
Week 1108
Week 266
Week 3811
Week 487
Week 584
Week 613
Week 712
Week 8106
Week 9
Week 10125
Week 1196
Week 12117
Week 1355
Week 141310
Week 1556
Week 1668
Week 1776
  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Most don't realize how much of an effect that Pat Shurmur had on Thielen's career, as he catapulted him into a household fantasy name. He was 26 years old when he broke out, something that doesn't happen all that often. The move to John DiFilippo will change some things, as will the move to Kirk Cousins, who has taken more chances down the field than game-manager Case Keenum did. That would play more into Stefon Diggs' skill-set rather than Thielen's. I do expect him to be a reliable fantasy producer, but he's not going to finish with 143 targets again. While doing research for Boom, Bust, and Everything in Between, Thielen finished as a WR3 or better just 56.3 percent of the time despite all those targets. Even if he scores more touchdowns, his lost targets are going to hurt. The addition of Kirk Cousins has everyone excited, though the one who should be most excited is Diggs, who might see more targets float his way. After playing with Case Keenum, who was more of a game manager, Diggs should be more of a field stretcher for Cousins, as he can create separation at every level of the field. Meanwhile, Adam Thielen had a boost in production under Pat Shurmur, who is now gone. As of now, Thielen is going earlier than Diggs in drafts, but it really should be the other way around. Take the discount on Diggs and pass on Thielen, you'll be happy you did.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Antonio Brown 1st 3 yrs: 249 tar, 151 rec, 2062yds, 7TDs Stefon Diggs: 291 tar, 200 rec, 2472yds, 15TDs Few WRs profile to take an AB path, Diggs is one of those WRs @ClutchFantasy There are very few WRs in the league who have the intricacies of the game down like Stefon Diggs. He's one of the most savvy route runners in the game. Short range quickness, football IQ (so underrated), footwork, angles, ball skills. @DanielHouseNFL He is a solid WR1 unless he is on the injury report, if he is questionable at any point during the week you can leave him on your bench. He seems to be on the injury report 4-5 weeks every season. Stefon Diggs ranked No. 1 vs man coverage in @MattHarmon_BYB's Reception Perception & No. 1 in @pff's Contested-Catch Efficiency. Diggs now entering his contract year at age 24. @EvanSilva Over the last two years, Stefon Diggs has spent 21 games off #Vikings injury report & 6 games on the report/limited by injury. When Diggs is off the injury report, he's averaged 17.0 PPR FPG (WR5 in this span). That trails only AB (21.3), OBJ (18.5), Allen (17.1), Julio (17.1). @GrahamBarfield
Staff Rankings
QB List
"White Lightning" breaks into the top 10 this year as he managed to outpace Stefon Diggs in what was one of the best wide receiver duos in fantasy last year. Thielen's target share, great hands, and crisp routes made him the go-to receiver last year in a Minnesota offense that managed to get along just fine even without its star running back Dalvin Cook. Add in that extra Cook (certainly not too many here), the same stud defense, and Kirk Cousins under center, and you have the recipe for another stellar fantasy season from the breakout receiver.The 24-year-old Diggs comes into 2018 as one of the better pure athletes in the NFL, even if he doesn't have a nickname involving the word "lightning". Diggs has always shown game-breaking speed, good route running, and great hands, using these attributes to have arguably his best pro season last year posting almost 850 yard and eight touchdowns for the Vikings. As Kirk Cousins enters 2018 as the new Vikings franchise QB, how the targets will shake out for the Minnesota offense remains to be seen. If Diggs were to somehow gain a true WR1 target share, he could potentially be a top five wide receiver; however, as long as he and Thielen continue to both get fed, the most likely scenario in this case, those big dog games of his will be few and far between, leaving him to compete instead for a spot within the top 15.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
The addition of Kirk Cousins can only help Thielen, who already had a strong season with Case Keenum under center.Diggs is one of the best receivers in the league and is playing for a contract this season. With all things equal, Adam Thielen should see more targets, but with a new quarterback in town, there's a chance Diggs can even those target numbers up.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Volume takes precedent over efficiency in fantasy. Just look at Thielen, who enjoyed a breakout campaign (91 catches for 1,276 yards) by receiving 50 more targets than 2016. He averaged an identical 14.0 yards per reception and saw his catch % drop from 75 to 64.1, but a starting role propelled him to stardom. A slow finish (20 catches, 217 yards over final five games including the playoffs) causes some concern, and his WR11 ADP requires investors to pay for his ceiling following a WR12 campaign.The WR1 through Week 4, Diggs stumbled upon returning from a groin injury suffered the following game. He just found pay dirt in each of the final three contests before catching 14 of 22 targets for 207 yards and an unforgettable TD in a pair of postseason bouts. Last year's leader in WR rating (145.2) and contested-catch rate (64 %), Diggs possesses an uncapped ceiling for those willing to spend a late-third, early-fourth round pick.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Diggs could cut into his role a bit and he has to build chemistry with Cousins but he's clearly a studDiggs feels pretty undervalued when compared to Thielen. He might be one of the best route-runners in the NFL and could rise up a bit this year
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
With Pat Shurmur out of Minnesota, Thielen could see a major drop in targets. Granted, the quarterback situation has improved, but Dalvin Cook is back and should cut into those targets as well. At Thielen's current ADP, you might want to cool off of him.Diggs has had struggles staying on the field, but when he is healthy, we are talking about a top 12 wide receiver. Everyone is all over Thielen, and for good reason, but it was Diggs who was the stronger fantasy player in points per game last season.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Should still put up WR2 numbers in a more agressive offenseDiggs may be targeted more by Cousins as the superior talent
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Thielen averaged 9.6 fantasy points per game and was one of the most reliable possession receivers in the NFL. He could have even bigger numbers playing with QB Kirk Cousins.Diggs was a very good touchdown threat at the end of the season and he has WR1 value playing with QB Kirk Cousins.