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Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 30College: Minn. State-Mankato

Week 6 Outlook

Sun 1:00pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) WR #4
Projection 13.4 pts


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He did his part last week, though his performance could've likely been bigger had it not rained throughout the game. Still, you're not complaining about a 9/80/2 performance. On the year, Thielen has a massive 31.7 percent target share from Cousins, which is the highest mark in all of football. Knowing that he's getting that target share coming into a matchup against the team who's allowed a league-high 9.95 yards per target to wide receivers, you should feel all warm and fuzzy inside. He's playing most of his snaps at RWR, which is where the Falcons have Kendall Sheffield in coverage. He was bombarded with targets last week, allowing 9-of-13 passing for 124 yards against the Panthers. He's not someone they're starting because they want to but rather because they have to. All in all, the Falcons have already allowed seven wide receivers to hit 16-plus PPR points against them, including 28.3 points to fellow target-hog Allen Robinson. Start Thielen as a WR1 and expect results.

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Adam Thielen underwhelms in Week 6 loss

Adam Thielen corralled three of five targets for 51 yards and a TD in the Vikings’ 40-23 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Thielen disappointed in a prime matchup, ceding work to Justin Jefferson, as the rookie went off for 9/166/2. Despite the small showing, Thielen still found the end zone for the seventh time this season and will remain a WR1/2 when Minnesota takes on Green Bay in Week 8 following the Vikings’ bye.

Zachary Hanshew - Oct 19, 2020
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 6WR #4WR #2WR #1138
Rest of Season WR #10WR #9WR #143
Dynasty WR #34WR #25WR #488
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Projections (Week 6)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week511311.1
Last 3 Weeks81.71.36.716.5
Season to Date69.21.25.314.5
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 6vs. ATL511311.1
Week 5@ SEA802920.3
Week 4@ HOU1141818.2
Week 3vs. TEN29139.3
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Gamevs. ATL1st easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesBYE, GB, DET11th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)TB, CHI, NO31st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--25th easiest remaining opponents
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T-1.Muntradamus WR #13
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T-4.Scott EngelWR #7
T-4.Walter CherepinskyWR #10
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