Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen

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

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
10th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #29
Best / Worst #18 / #59
ADP #30



The addition of Kirk Cousins can only help Thielen, who already had a strong season with Case Keenum under center.

Diggs could cut into his role a bit and he has to build chemistry with Cousins but he's clearly a stud

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.

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.

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.