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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
at HOU, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Dec 5th, 2021
93%
Recommended by
153 of 165 experts
7%
Recommended by
12 of 165 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 15-
Best Rank# 7# 12-
Worst Rank# 12# 18-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET at HOU-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs DETThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs HOU-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec15.717.3
Rec Yds200.4203
Rec TD1.31.2
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total128.8111.3-
Avg Game11.79.3-
Avg Projection11.29.9-
Week 1218.25.3-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
10 tar, 9 rec, 92 yds, 2 td
vs. SEA
4 tar, 3 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at ARI
7 tar, 6 rec, 39 yds, 1 td
vs. LAR
12 tar, 8 rec, 123 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. SEA
9 tar, 6 rec, 50 yds, 1 td
at TEN
12 tar, 6 rec, 68 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. CLE
8 tar, 3 rec, 46 yds, 0 td
at MIA
8 tar, 6 rec, 59 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. DET
3 tar, 2 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
at BAL
7 tar, 6 rec, 89 yds, 1 td
Week 6 at CAR
13 tar, 11 rec, 126 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
3 tar, 2 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK at SF
4 tar, 4 rec, 105 yds, 1 td
Week 8 vs. DAL
9 tar, 6 rec, 78 yds, 1 td
vs. TEN
15 tar, 10 rec, 86 yds, 2 td
Week 9 at BAL
7 tar, 2 rec, 6 yds, 1 td
vs. NYJ
6 tar, 5 rec, 64 yds, 1 td
Week 10 at LAC
7 tar, 5 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
5 tar, 5 rec, 71 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. GB
10 tar, 8 rec, 82 yds, 1 td
at BUF
5 tar, 2 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at SF
7 tar, 5 rec, 62 yds, 2 td
vs. TB
10 tar, 4 rec, 53 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at DET at HOU
Week 14 vs. PITBYE WEEK
Week 15 at CHI vs. NE
Week 16 vs. LAR at ARI
Week 17 at GB vs. LV
Week 18 vs. CHI at JAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
at HOU, Sun 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions5.65.3
Rec Yards71.171.3
Rec TDs0.70.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.10.2
Rush Yards0.30.9
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points11.29.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2021 Points 
Week 121.22.9
Week 29.912.3
Week 311.07.3
Week 44.65.9
Week 54.014.9
Week 618.83.8
Week 716.5
Week 813.820.6
Week 96.612.4
Week 106.57.1
Week 1114.22.3
Week 1218.25.3
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total128.8111.3
Average11.79.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2021 Targets 
Week 1104
Week 2712
Week 3912
Week 488
Week 537
Week 6133
Week 74
Week 8915
Week 976
Week 1075
Week 11105
Week 12710
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
at HOU, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
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.It's probably time that we recognize just how dominant Pittman has been this season. After being drafted around the WR50 mark in drafts this past off-season, Pittman is now the WR16 on the season and he's averaging 11.8 Half PPR points per game. He has 61 receptions on the season for 805 yards and 5 touchdowns through 12 games and he was essentially free in drafts. While he's had a few down games here recently, he's still an incredibly consistent WR that's receiving the majority of the targets in Indianapolis. With all that being said, he now gets to take on the Texans defense this week and this is a matchup that you're going to turn right back around and plug him into your starting lineup. The Texans are allowing 173.8 receiving yards per game to opposing WRs and we should see Pittman get back on track here. He can be viewed as a mid-range WR2.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thielen had only 5 fantasy points the last time the Vikings played the Lions and the Lions are 4th against fantasy wide receivers over the last 5 weeks. Thielen is a boom / bust WR2 in a matchup that favors the Lions running the ball with Alexander Mattison.Pittman has averaged only 6.7 fantasy points over the last 3 games, but he draws a Texans team that is 30th against fantasy wide receivers over the last 5 weeks. Pittman is a boom / bust WR1 on the road this week.