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Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen


Height: 6' 2"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 31College: Minnesota State-Mankato

2022 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #79
Best / Worst #62 / #122
ADP #72

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Adam Thielen undergoes regular season-ending ankle surgery

Vikings WR Adam Thielen reportedly underwent regular season-ending ankle surgery on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Thielen missed Weeks 14 and 15 due to his ankle injury. He returned this past Sunday but re-aggravated the injury. The 31-year-old wound up scoring 10 touchdowns in 13 games this season. Justin Jefferson should see all the targets he can handle on Sunday night against the Packers.

Adam Thielen goes for 40 yards in Week 16; re-aggravates high-ankle sprain

Adam Thielen caught all three of his targets for 40 yards in Sunday afternoon's defeat to the Rams. He had re-aggravated his high-ankle sprain late in the second quarter, though was able to return to action in the third quarter.

Fantasy Impact

Thielen made his return this week after being sidelined for the last two contests with a high-ankle sprain. Unfortunately, he re-aggravated the injury with just under three minutes left in the first half. While he surprisingly made it back to the field in the third quarter and recorded his third catch, he ultimately played just 23-of-63 offensive snaps. Fantasy owners will need to monitor Thielen's health status this week, as there's a good chance that the Vikings play it safe and keep him off the field, despite the pivotal game against the Packers. If he indeed plays through the ankle injury, fantasy owners should consider him a risky WR2.

Shaan Hoda20 weeks ago
Adam Thielen questionable to return

Adam Thielen is questionable to return to today’s game with an ankle injury. Thielen was tackled in the end zone down by the ankles and limped off the field visibly upset, per Tom Peliserro of NFL Network.

Fantasy Impact

Thielen has missed the past two games due to a high ankle sprain he suffered during the Vikings Week 13 loss to the Detroit Lions so it’s highly possible he re-aggravated it.

Evan Ritter21 weeks ago
Adam Thielen (ankle) officially active in Week 16

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (ankle) is officially active and will play against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Thielen was a limited participant this week and will return after missing the last two weeks with a high-ankle sprain. He's caught 64 passes for 686 yards and 10 touchdowns over 12 games this season. Los Angeles ranks 10th in DVOA against WR2s but has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to wideouts over the last four games. Thielen is a solid WR2 in a projected high-scoring affair (48.5 over/under) and ranked 18th in the latest FantasyPros expert consensus rankings among all wideouts in Week 16.

Brad Camara21 weeks ago
Adam Thielen (ankle) expected to be active in Week 16

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) is expected to play in Sunday's Week 16 game vs the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Impact

Despite the questionable injury designation he carries entering Week 16, the report from Schefter indicates we will see Thielen on a football field for the first time since Week 13. Given all the injuries and COVID-19 cases in the NFL right now, fantasy managers only have so many players they can even remotely trust. Through 12 weeks of the season, Thielen was the WR7 overall in point per reception scoring. Injury concern aside, that is the player fantasy managers have returning to lineup consideration. Keep this in mind as final decisions are mulled over ahead of kickoff.

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