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Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen

WR - MIN

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

Week 13 Outlook

MIN @ DET
Sun 1:00pm ET
43°
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) WR #11
Projection 11.2 pts

Roster %

 
Yahoo
98%
 
ESPN
99%
 
FanDuel
 
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Fantasy managers have been critical of Thielen this season, but he's been an incredibly reliable fantasy asset. Over his previous six games, he has yet to finish with less than 7 targets and he has now finished as a top-10 WR each of the past two games. The majority of his production is still dependent upon touchdown production, but we know that Cousins is looking his way when they get down to the red zone. Thielen has now seen 8 targets inside-the-10 this season and he's reeled in all 8 of them - which leads the NFL - for 6 touchdowns. He comes with plenty of upside each week - especially in this matchup - and he is at least providing a decent floor as well. The Lions have tightened things up recently from a fantasy perspective at guarding opposing WRs, but they are not going to have answers for defending this Vikings passing game. Thielen belongs in starting lineups this week as a high-end WR2.

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Adam Thielen reportedly suffers a high-ankle sprain in Week 13

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Vikings WR Adam Thielen suffered a high-ankle sprain on Sunday against the Lions.

Fantasy Impact

Schefter adds that Thielen will undergo further testing on Monday to determine how much time he'll miss. Minnesota plays on Thursday night in Week 14 so it sounds as if fantasy managers will be without him for that one. Justin Jefferson could see a massive increase in target share with Thielen sidelined.

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Waiver Wire Rankings and FAB Advice: Week 14 (2021 Fantasy Football) photo
Here's a look at our waiver wire rankings, along with feedback from our experts, Dan Harris, Joe Pisapia, Kyle Yates, and Pat Fitzmaurice. Import your ...
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 13WR #11WR #7WR #1338
Rest of Season WR #35WR #32WR #404
Dynasty WR #36WR #34WR #415
Projections
(Week 13)
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Projections (Week 13)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
0.10.305.671.20.70.111.2
History
Statistics
(avgs.)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week0010
Last 3 Weeks4814.710.8
Season to Date57.20.85.310.7
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 13@ DET0010
Week 12@ SF622518.2
Week 11vs. GB821814.2
Week 10@ LAC65056.5
Strength of Schedule
(2021)
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
OppSummary
Next Game@ DET24th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesPIT, CHI, LAR9th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CHI, LAR, GB15th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--17th easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Start?
recommended by 64% of experts
recommended by 60% of experts
recommended by 21% of experts
recommended by 22% of experts
Most Accurate Experts
for Adam Thielen
Most accurate experts for Adam Thielen
T-1.Kyle Cunningham-RhoadsWR #3
T-1.Bradley StalderWR #6
3.Jeff PaurWR #5
4.Nader SabaWR #9
5.Matt SchaufWR #9
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