Who Should I Start? - Conference Championship

Adam Thielen or Brandin Cooks

 
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  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
, Mon 1pm EST
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
, Mon 1pm EST
 
 
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Matchup Rank11-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
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Rec Yds00
Rec TD00
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total148.8156.2-
Avg Game9.39.8-
Avg Projection9.67.3-
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  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NO
10 tar, 9 rec, 157 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
7 tar, 3 rec, 88 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
6 tar, 5 rec, 44 yds, 0 td
at NO
4 tar, 2 rec, 37 yds, 0 td
2 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TB
8 tar, 5 rec, 98 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
7 tar, 5 rec, 131 yds, 2 td
Week 4 vs. DET
8 tar, 5 rec, 59 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
6 tar, 3 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CHI
8 tar, 5 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
at TB
8 tar, 5 rec, 85 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. GB
13 tar, 9 rec, 97 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
9 tar, 6 rec, 93 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. BAL
12 tar, 5 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 1 td
Week 8 at CLE
10 tar, 5 rec, 98 yds, 1 td
vs. LAC
8 tar, 5 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 10 at WAS
12 tar, 8 rec, 166 yds, 1 td
at DEN
11 tar, 6 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. LAR
9 tar, 6 rec, 123 yds, 1 td
at OAK
9 tar, 6 rec, 149 yds, 1 td
Week 12 at DET
11 tar, 8 rec, 89 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
7 tar, 6 rec, 83 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
at BUF
3 tar, 2 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 14 at CAR
13 tar, 6 rec, 105 yds, 1 td
at MIA
7 tar, 1 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. CIN
5 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
at PIT
7 tar, 4 rec, 60 yds, 1 td
Week 16 at GB
6 tar, 2 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
5 tar, 2 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 17 vs. CHI
7 tar, 6 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
11 tar, 5 rec, 79 yds, 1 td
3 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
, Mon 1pm EST
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
, Mon 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions5.23.5
Rec Yards68.652.8
Rec TDs0.50.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.5
Rush Yards0.12.2
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.67.3
   
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
2017 Points 
Week 115.78.8
Week 22.44.3
Week 39.827.1
Week 43.94.2
Week 54.58.5
Week 69.79.3
Week 74.112.5
Week 815.82.6
Week 9
Week 1022.67.4
Week 1118.320.9
Week 128.915.4
Week 135.12.2
Week 1416.53.8
Week 153.012.0
Week 162.42.5
Week 176.114.7
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
2017 Targets 
Week 1107
Week 264
Week 387
Week 486
Week 588
Week 6139
Week 7125
Week 8108
Week 9
Week 101211
Week 1199
Week 12117
Week 1353
Week 14137
Week 1557
Week 1665
Week 17711
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
, Mon 1pm EST
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
, Mon 1pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 While Cooks didn't do much to impress last weekend versus the easy Titans' defense, he did see 9 targets which has to encourage owners. Granted, his matchup is much more difficult this week, but with 8+ targets, he certainly has a chance to break a big play or two.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Thielen continued his run of solid but somewhat mediocre production against the Saints, as Stefon Diggs has taken on a bigger role in recent weeks. His outlook for Sunday's game against the Eagles may depend on if he lines up primarily on the outside, as he did against the Saints, or whether he returns to his usual slot role. He should be in much better shape as a perimeter receiver on Sunday, as the Eagles have struggled to contain that position. If he's in the slot, however, Patrick Robinson's presence puts a damper on Thielen's outlook. Expect the Vikings to look to maximize Thielen's talent by moving him to the outside again, and he should be considered one of the best options this weekend.Cooks was quiet against the Titans, catching just three of his nine targets. Unfortunately, he now draws an even tougher matchup against Jacksonville and its elite secondary. The exact coverage breakdown for the Jaguars against the Patriots is unclear in light of Rob Gronkowski's presence, but Cooks will likely see a mix of A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey all game. That does not bode well for the speedy receiver, and he should be downgraded some from where he would be ranked in a neutral matchup.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Thielen has not topped 100-yards receiving nor scored a touchdown in four straight games. He is still a good fantasy option this week, but not as good as Diggs, who is consistently finding the end zone. The Jaguars allow the fewest points to fantasy receivers , but Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown had 7 receptions for 132 yards and 1 touchdown last week. Cooks could still have a big impact playing with QB Tom Brady.