Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen

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

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Week Rank (ECR) WR #37
Projection 6.9 pts

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He's awful without Bradford.

Thielen's value took a hit with Case Keenum under center last week, but it did not torpedo quite as badly as Stefon Diggs', as he caught four of his five targets last week for 44 yards. The hope is that Sam Bradford can return this week from a bone bruise in his knee, which would allow Thielen to exploit his matchup with Robert McClain. Absent Bradford, it's difficult to trust any Vikings pass-catcher. But with optimism on Bradford's playing status, consider Thielen a solid WR3 with upside.

Thielen notched 69 receptions and nearly 1,000 yards last year despite starting only 10 games. It is clear that he and Sam Bradford have a connection, which should be trusted heading into this season. While Diggs is technically the #1 for Minnesota, it is quite possible Thielen ends up leading the Vikings in receiving again.