WR - MIN
Week 17 Outlook
Adam Thielen re-signs with Vikings
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Minnesota Vikings and restricted free agent wide receiver Adam Thielen agreed to terms on a three-year deal.
Thielen, a restricted free agent, signed a three-year deal with the Vikings Wednesday after the team placed a second-round tender on him at the start of free agency. The impending fourth-year receiver had an outstanding breakout season in 2016 in which he caught 69 targets for 967 yards and five touchdowns, including three games of at least 100 yards receiving. On a Vikings offense that finished last season ranked 18th in total net passing yards, Thielen is expected to open 2017 as Minnesota's No. 2 wideout behind Stefon Diggs.
Adam Thielen receives tender
The Minnesota Vikings placed a second-round tender on wide receiver Adam Thielen Wednesday.
Thielen received a second-round tender from the Vikings worth $2.746 million in guaranteed money. The impending fourth-year wideout is coming off of a 2016 season in which he produced career highs in all statistical categories. He accumulated 69 receptions for 967 yards and five touchdowns including three games of at least 100 yards receiving and 14.0 YPC average. Thielen will have his most fantasy value in PPR scoring formats next season.
Adam Thielen shrinks from stat sheet
Adam Thielen caught his only target Sunday afternoon for 7 yards.
With no postseason hopes for which to play, Minnesota didn't use Thielen much at all on Sunday, resulting in 195 yard swing from his production in Week 16. In an even stranger twist, the young undrafted WR finishes the season as Minnesota's most productive receiver, with 69 catches for 967 yards and five touchdowns. With neither Sam Bradford nor Teddy Bridgewater being dynamic passers and Minnesota building their offense around the run game, Thielen doesn't have a lot of obvious fantasy value for 2017 but could be worth a flier in the later rounds of redraft PPR leagues.
Adam Thielen tops 200 yards receiving in Week 16
Adam Thielen caught 12 of 15 targets for 202 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday against the Packers. He also gained four yards on one carry.
Thielen was simply amazing on Saturday, and Sam Bradford had eyes for no other receiver. With Thielen just 40 receiving yards away from 1,000 on the season, expect Bradford to target both him and Stefon Diggs heavily in their meaningless Week 17 game against the Bears.
Adam Thielen held without a catch in Week 15
Adam Thielen was held without a catch, after dropping his lone target in the third quarter on Sunday, while taking a massive hit from the Colt's Darius Butler. The play resulted in a Defenseless Receiver penalty on Butler, and 15 yards. Thielen was out for the remainder of the game with a neck injury.
Thielen has been trending nicely as the Vikings' 1B receiving option during the last five weeks leading up to this game. He still carriers a decent floor in PPR leagues, and can be considered against a suspect Green Bay secondary in Week 16, assuming he's off the injury report and good to go at that time. Pay attention to the injury report throughout the week, as the game is scheduled for Saturday.
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