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Experts' Pick
 
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
D.J. MooreD. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 13-
Best Rank# 4# 8-
Worst Rank# 18# 39-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TEN at LAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs TENThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs LAC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec17.316.7
Rec Yds185165
Rec TD1.30.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total28.117.4-
Avg Game14.18.7-
Avg Projection10.810.2-
Week 23.112.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor79 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
D.J. MooreD. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB
8 tar, 6 rec, 110 yds, 2 td
vs. LV
9 tar, 4 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at IND
8 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
at TB
Week 3 vs. TEN at LAC
Week 4 at HOU vs. ARI
Week 5 at SEA at ATL
Week 6 vs. ATL vs. CHI
Week 7BYE WEEK at NO
Week 8 at GB vs. ATL
Week 9 vs. DET at KC
Week 10 at CHI vs. TB
Week 11 vs. DAL vs. DET
Week 12 vs. CAR at MIN
Week 13 vs. JACBYE WEEK
Week 14 at TB vs. DEN
Week 15 vs. CHI at GB
Week 16 at NO at WAS
Week 17 at DET vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
D.J. MooreD. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.45.9
Rec Yards74.478.1
Rec TDs0.50.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.20.5
Rush Yards1.13.8
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.810.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
D.J. MooreD. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
2020 Points 
Week 125.05.4
Week 23.112.0
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total28.117.4
Average14.18.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
D.J. MooreD. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
2020 Targets 
Week 189
Week 2813
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
D.J. MooreD. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He was one of my biggest whiffs last week, as I figured he'd crush the Colts secondary, but Kirk Cousins had one of the worst games of his career. Thielen has seen a 31.4 percent target share through two weeks, so there's little reason to worry about him in that aspect. Sadly, they're only having him run 15 percent of his routes from the slot, which is where he's been most effective throughout his career. Thielen might get a rookie in coverage more often than not in Week 2, as the Titans are missing their top cornerback Adoree Jackson, and might be down his backup with Johnathan Joseph, who suffered a leg injury in Week 2. That would leave Kristian Fulton at LCB, which is where Thielen lines up most of the time. Fulton has only seen four targets in his young NFL career, which have led to three catches for 48 yards, though the one incomplete pass was an interception just last week. I did like Fulton during the draft process but going against Thielen is going to be tough for any rookie. Knowing his target share, combined with the fact that the Vikings should run a lot more plays this week, you should trust Thielen as a high-end WR2 in his matchup with the rookie.It's clear that Moore is still the same highly-targeted receiver in Joe Brady's offense as he was in Scott Turner's last year, as his 22 targets rank fourth among wide receivers. He hasn't found the end zone yet, and while those will come, it may not be in Week 3. The Chargers incredible cornerback duo of Chris Harris Jr. and Casey Hayward awaits, though there's a twist to what we thought. The Chargers have deployed Harris in the slot, which means Michael Davis is starting on the perimeter. The Chargers have still allowed the third-fewest fantasy points per target (1.36) to wide receivers, and they were the fourth-best team in the league against wide receivers last year, too. It helps that they've faced just 15.8 wide receiver targets per game in that stretch. You can't bench Moore with all the targets he's getting, but you need to understand how tough of a matchup this is, knocking him down into low-end WR2 territory. I definitely prefer him over Anderson considering Moore will match up with Davis more than he will Hayward, unless they shadow Moore, which seems dangerous to leave Anderson in Davis' coverage all game.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Kirk Cousins was awful in Week 2 and the result was Thielen posting 3 receptions on 8 targets for 31 yards and no touchdowns. Tennessee is 18th against fantasy receivers, but Thielen is a dicey WR1 until Cousins starts playing more consistent football.Moore had 8 receptions for 120 yards on 13 targets in Week 2, he is a low-end WR1 against the Chargers 6th ranked fantasy wide receiver defense.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Right now, Thielen is the only WR on Minnesota that you want to consider for fantasy football. With the offense struggling as much as it has been, Thielen's nothing more than a WR2 option each week that needs to connect on the deep shot downfield. The Titans will be expecting that this week and should be able to focus in on Thielen and let the other options on the Vikings try to beat them. Thielen's nothing more than a l0w-end WR2 that needs to connect on the big play in order to even return that value in this offense.With this matchup, it's hard to be excited about any Panthers receiving weapon. Moore could be the best of the group though with his role as the short-to-intermediate receiving option in this offense. Bridgewater is going to be looking to get the ball out quickly and Moore could be a valuable low-end WR2 in Full PPR leagues.