Who Should I Start? - Week 15

Adam Thielen or Sony Michel

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
vs. MIA, Sun 1pm EST
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
at PIT, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 17# 37-
Best Rank# 12# 28-
Worst Rank# 20# 66-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. MIA at PIT-
Matchup Rank1925-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total182.3109.5-
Avg Game13.010.0-
Week 147.85.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor36 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SF
12 tar, 6 rec, 102 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
Week 2 at GB
13 tar, 12 rec, 131 yds, 1 td
at JAC
10 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. BUF
19 tar, 14 rec, 105 yds, 0 td
at DET
14 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at LAR
12 tar, 8 rec, 135 yds, 1 td
vs. MIA
25 rush, 112 yds, 1 td
Week 5 at PHI
10 tar, 7 rec, 116 yds, 1 td
vs. IND
18 rush, 98 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. ARI
13 tar, 11 rec, 123 yds, 1 td
vs. KC
24 rush, 106 yds, 2 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NYJ
10 tar, 9 rec, 110 yds, 1 td
at CHI
4 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. NO
7 tar, 7 rec, 103 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
at BUF
Week 9 vs. DET
7 tar, 4 rec, 22 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
Week 10BYE WEEK at TEN
11 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at CHI
12 tar, 7 rec, 66 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. GB
9 tar, 8 rec, 125 yds, 1 td
at NYJ
21 rush, 133 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at NE
10 tar, 5 rec, 28 yds, 1 td
vs. MIN
17 rush, 63 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 14 at SEA
7 tar, 5 rec, 70 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at MIA
20 rush, 57 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. MIA at PIT
Week 16 at DET vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. CHI vs. NYJ
  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2018 Points 
Week 110.2
Week 219.14.1
Week 310.54.9
Week 419.517.2
Week 517.617.0
Week 618.322.6
Week 717.01.5
Week 815.8
Week 98.7
Week 103.1
Week 118.6
Week 1218.520.5
Week 138.87.0
Week 147.85.7
Week 151.95.9
Week 16
Week 17
  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2018 Targets 
Week 112
Week 2132
Week 3193
Week 4120
Week 5101
Week 6131
Week 7101
Week 87
Week 97
Week 100
Week 1112
Week 1292
Week 13101
Week 1470
Week 1520
Week 16
Week 17
  Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
vs. MIA, Sun 1pm EST
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
at PIT, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
 Michel was a major disappointment in Week 14, managing just 57 yards on 20 carries against a weak Miami defense and once again having a touchdown vultured by James Develin. The mammoth workload was promising, but the presence of Develin and Rex Burkhead is a lingering issue for Michel, who could continue to lose out on goal-line opportunities going forward. He'll just be a low-end RB2 for a fairly challenging matchup with the Steelers this week.
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
MIA has allowed two WR TDS in 3 of last 4Tough matchup and was disappointment vs. MIA
Frank Stampfl
RotoExperts
 PIT has allowed RB rush TD in six straight
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Thielen has morphed into a mere mortal, collecting 304 yards over his last five games after previously clearing 100 in every bout. This says little besides the fact that he was not able to maintain the best season in NFL history. He's still a WR1 against the Dolphins, who just coughed up nine catches for 86 yards and a touchdown to Julian Edelman from the slot. Thielen would especially attract Kirk Cousins' attention if Xavien Howard returns from a meniscus injury to cover Stefon Diggs, but both wideouts can return to prominence against a defense relinquishing 12.4 yards per reception. Don't drop him too far down the rankings. 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Miami is 18th against fantasy wide receivers, Thielen should have a WR1 day at home in a great matchup. Michel has started to slow over the last 2 weeks and he has a tough matchup against the Steelers 9th ranked fantasy running back defense.