Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 27College: Minnesota State-Mankato

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) WR #29
Projection 7.8 pts


Adam Thielen puts up 44 yards against Pittsburgh

Adam Thielen reeled in five of six targets for 44 yards Sunday in the Vikings' 26-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thielen also lost a fumble.

Fantasy Impact

The Case Keenum led Minnesota offense crashed back to reality in Pittsburgh Sunday. The Vikings struggled to produce offensively with Sam Bradford (knee) out. Thielen was tied for the team lead with six targets and he will have value going forward in PPR formats following Bradford's return. He is best left on the bench with Keenum starting.

Justin Mackey3 days ago
Adam Thielen amazing on Monday night

Adam Thielen had an amazing Monday night against the New Orleans Saints defense. He finished with nine catches, on 10 targets, for 157 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Thielen was all over the field on Monday night, catching nearly everything thrown his way. He proved the Vikings can feed two receivers, along with teammate Stefon Diggs. Thielen will shoot up rankings for Week 2, consider him a WR3 with huge upside.

Adam Thielen to be Vikings' slot WR?

Adam Thielen continued to line up as the Vikings' regular slot WR in the team's third preseason game. He finished with five catches on five targets for 50 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Thielen appears primed to take over the role held in 2016 by teammate Stefon Diggs. While this could limit the bigger plays for Thielen, it would increase his expected receptions and potentially his overall value, especially in PPR leagues.

Blaine Blontz4 weeks ago
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.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.