Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 28College: Minnesota State-Mankato

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) WR #12
Projection 11.1 pts


Adam Thielen leads Vikings with 12 receptions in Week 2

Adam Thielen snagged 12-of-13 targets for 131 yards during the Week 2 tie versus the Packers. Thielen showed excellent concentration hauling in a 22-yard score on the game-tying touchdown with 31 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact

That is back-to-back 100-yard games for Thielen to start the season. With limited reliable receiving options outside of Thielen and Stefon Diggs, the duo will continue to absorb a lot of targets from Kirk Cousins, especially when facing a good offense on the other side of the field that keeps the pressure on the Vikings offense. This may not be the case in Week 3 with the Bills coming to town.

Brad Richter5 days ago
Adam Thielen tops 100 yards in Week 1 win

Adam Thielen led the Vikings in receiving with six grabs for 102 yards. He also led the team with 12 targets in the Vikings 24-16 win over the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact

After Stefon Diggs appeared to be Kirk Cousins top target in the preseason, Thielen was the lead dog in Week 1 showing that both WRs are still top-flight fantasy options. Thielen and the Vikings square off against the Packers in Week 2. He totaled 11 receptions for 120 yards with no TDs in two meetings last season.

Brad Richter2 weeks ago
Adam Thielen (leg) leaves practice early on Tuesday

Adam Thielen was seen hobbling off the field after a left leg injury during Vikings practice on Tuesday. He walked off on his own.

Fantasy Impact

Following practice, it was stated that Thielen was "good" and there is no cause for long-term concern. Thielen played second fiddle to Stefon Diggs during the preseason with new QB Kirk Cousins under center but will remain a vital part of the Vikings passing attack this year. Thielen is currently the 12th WR off the board in PPR leagues.

Brad Richter3 weeks ago
Adam Thielen makes four grabs in Friday's preseason action

Adam Thielen was targeted six times by Kirk Cousins in the first half, catching four of them for 26 yards against the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact

The catches were the first of the preseason for Thielen. His six targets trailed Stefon Diggs who had eight. Thielen is currently going slightly ahead of Diggs according to ADP in PPR leagues but Diggs appears to be getting more looks from Cousins. It might be time to move Diggs ahead of Thielen.

Brad Richter4 weeks ago
Adam Thielen held without a catch on three targets

Adam Thielen was targeted three times during the Vikings 14-10 loss to the Jaguars but was unable to reel in any of targets.

Fantasy Impact

The Vikings first-team offense struggled to move the ball against the Jaguars defense on Saturday. Thielen will need to continue to work on his chemistry with new QB Kirk Cousins to duplicate his success from last season and live up to his ADP as the 11th WR off the board in PPR leagues.

Brad Richter5 weeks ago