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Experts' Pick
 
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
COV-IR
at NYJ, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Nov 28th, 2020
76%
Recommended by
113 of 148 experts
24%
Recommended by
35 of 148 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 42# 25-
Best Rank# 5# 14-
Worst Rank# 37# 29-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CAR at NYJ-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CARThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs NYJ-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec22.920.7
Rec Yds233.5227.9
Rec TD1.31.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total134.176.3-
Avg Game13.47.6-
Avg Projection11.610.0-
Week 1124.312.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor53 F, Clear-
    
Expert Ranks 
Adam ThielenDeVante ParkerAdd Player
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
38 m
#21-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
45 m
#27-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
54 m
#14#27-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
1 h
#39#25-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#11#27-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
2 h
#23-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
2 h
#117#14-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 h
#22-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
2 h
#12#26-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 h
#18-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 h
#10#28-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 h
#24-
    
3 h
#11#18-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 h
#37#25-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
3 h
#12#28-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
4 h
#30#23-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 h
#26-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
5 h
#108#22-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
5 h
#12#26-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
6 h
#26-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
6 h
#23-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
6 h
#11#26-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6 h
#13#14-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
6 h
#12#27-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
6 h
#28-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
7 h
#28-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
7 h
#23-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
7 h
#11#26-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
7 h
#12#27-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
7 h
#11#27-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
7 h
#17#29-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
7 h
#27#26-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#27-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
8 h
#18#23-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
8 h
#37#26-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
8 h
#81#21-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#20-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
8 h
#25#24-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
9 h
#12#28-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
10 h
#12#27-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
11 h
#21-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
11 h
#12#29-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#12#14-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
11 h
#11#24-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
11 h
#10#28-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
11 h
#11#27-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
12 h
#15#26-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
12 h
#11#21-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
13 h
#28-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
15 h
#12#29-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
15 h
#11#27-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
15 h
#21-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 d
#26-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
1 d
#12#33-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#15#27-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
1 d
#11#28-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
1 d
#14#28-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
1 d
#8#24-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#11#26-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 d
#5#28-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 d
#36#9-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#11#26-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#7#26-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
1 d
#6#29-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
1 d
#8#26-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#11#28-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#19-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#20#26-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 d
#15#26-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 d
#12#28-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
2 d
#14#30-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
2 d
#20#27-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
2 d
#11#31-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 d
#13#22-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
2 d
#12#26-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#11#27-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#12#28-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#11#24-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 d
#10#27-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#11#26-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#12#27-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 d
#11#22-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 d
#15#26-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#11#27-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#11#27-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#13#26-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#12#26-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#9#38-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#15#26-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 d
#11#26-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#28-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#27-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2 d
#12#26-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 d
#12#27-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#11#26-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#12#27-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 d
#12#27-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#11#26-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#12#27-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
2 d
#105#12-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 d
#11#26-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
#11#24-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#11#31-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#11#28-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#11#24-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
#11#26-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#3#34-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
#8#26-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 d
#10#28-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 d
#8#29-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#8#36-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#15#19-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#12#24-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#12#29-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
2 d
#12#26-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#12#26-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#15#26-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
#24-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
#6#36-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
#7#20-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
#12#26-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#11#28-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#12#26-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
#11#26-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#11#26-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
#11-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#12#27-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
2 d
#16#26-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
2 d
#7#26-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
2 d
#12#27-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
2 d
#11#20-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
2 d
#17#26-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#8#31-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
2 d
#12#17-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#13#23-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
2 d
#8#23-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
#8#28-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
#17#15-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#12#25-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 d
#11#26-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#12#29-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
3 d
#12#22-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#9#38-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 d
#12#30-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 d
#13#23-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#11#27-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 d
#11#26-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
4 d
#8#27-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB
8 tar, 6 rec, 110 yds, 2 td
at NE
4 tar, 4 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at IND
8 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
8 tar, 5 rec, 53 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. TEN
5 tar, 3 rec, 29 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
at JAC
5 tar, 5 rec, 69 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at HOU
10 tar, 8 rec, 114 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
12 tar, 10 rec, 110 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at SEA
13 tar, 9 rec, 80 yds, 2 td
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at SF
3 tar, 2 rec, 50 yds, 1 td
Week 6 vs. ATL
5 tar, 3 rec, 51 yds, 1 td
vs. NYJ
8 tar, 3 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 at GB
4 tar, 3 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. LAR
2 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 1 td
Week 9 vs. DET
5 tar, 2 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
at ARI
7 tar, 6 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at CHI
7 tar, 4 rec, 43 yds, 2 td
vs. LAC
7 tar, 2 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. DAL
11 tar, 8 rec, 123 yds, 2 td
at DEN
9 tar, 6 rec, 61 yds, 1 td
Week 12 vs. CAR at NYJ
Week 13 vs. JAC vs. CIN
Week 14 at TB vs. KC
Week 15 vs. CHI vs. NE
Week 16 at NO at LV
Week 17 at DET at BUF
Player Projections Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
COV-IR
at NYJ, Sun 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions6.04.8
Rec Yards75.767.3
Rec TDs0.70.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.30.0
Rush Yards1.40.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points11.610.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 125.04.7
Week 23.111.3
Week 39.36.9
Week 418.211.0
Week 520.311.0
Week 611.13.5
Week 7
Week 82.76.3
Week 93.86.4
Week 1016.33.1
Week 1124.312.1
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total134.176.3
Average13.47.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2020 Targets 
Week 184
Week 288
Week 355
Week 41012
Week 5133
Week 658
Week 7
Week 842
Week 957
Week 1077
Week 11119
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
COV-IR
at NYJ, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's now seen a league-high 46.9 percent of his team's red zone targets. No other player in the league has seen more than 35.4 percent. Now you know why he ranks 19th in yards (646) among wide receivers, but first in touchdowns (11). The issue is that we don't know if he'll play this week after getting mixed reports from a COVID test. It's something we will be paying attention to as the week goes on. We don't know if Donte Jackson will play this week, either, but it's something to monitor as his replacement Troy Pride has only been targeted 28 times, but when targeted, he's allowed a robust 2.37 PPR points per target, which ranks as the 12th-most among 128 cornerbacks who've played 100-plus snaps in coverage. Oddly enough, the Panthers have allowed the eighth-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers, so it's not a great spot for a team that throws the ball just 27.5 times per game, but when they do throw, it often goes Thielen's way. If he's active, go ahead and play him as a high-end WR2.Parker hasn't been getting the elite targets he was last year, as his 6.5 targets per game pales in comparison to the 8.0 targets per game he saw last year. If the Dolphins are quick to pull Tagovailoa if he struggles, that's not a bad thing for Parker, who benefits from playing with Fitzpatrick. This is a matchup Parker should crush, as the Jets have allowed 202.1 yards per game to wide receivers this year, which makes them one of just three teams who've allowed more than 189.6 yards per game. Wide receivers have also caught a league-high 72.6 percent of their targets against the Jets, which makes you feel better about the lack of volume Parker's had with Tagovailoa. The downside is that the Jets held him to just 3/35/0 on eight targets earlier in the year, but their secondary has continually trended down as the season's gone on and has recently changed direction. They're now starting rookies Bryce Hall and Lamar Jackson on the perimeter with 2017 undrafted free agent Arthur Maulet in the slot. That didn't go well against the Chargers, as Keenan Allen and Mike Williams combined for 20 receptions, 217 yards, and two touchdowns. Parker should be in lineups as a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
We'll see if Thielen can be cleared to play on Sunday, if he can play he is WR2 against the Panthers 9th ranked fantasy wide receiver defense.Parker finally had a touchdown last week and after watching Keenan Allen destroy the Jets D, I would roll with Parker this week as an upside WR2. The Jets are 28th against fantasy wide receivers.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Can we talk about that TD grab by Adam Thielen last week? Thielen was able to reel in a beautiful one-handed grab in the back of the end zone last week that is absolutely a must watch clip. Thielen was able to reel in another score last week too on his way to a dominant fantasy performance. This is a little bit tougher of a matchup on paper, but it doesn't quite matter. Continue to plug in Thielen as a mid-range WR1 with upside every single week.Parker was able to put together a solid performance last week, but the majority of his yardage came with Ryan Fitzpatrick in the game. Tua was able to connect with him in the end zone on a sharp goal-line fade, but that's difficult to comfortably project week after week. It's a fantastic matchup for Parker, so he's worth starting this week, but the unknowns with the QB situation keep his ranking from skyrocketing in week 12. Parker can be viewed as a high-end WR3 that certainly has upside.