Who Should I Start? - Conference Championship

Jerick McKinnon or Adam Thielen

 
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  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
, Mon 1am EST
Jerick McKinnonJ. McKinnon
RB - MIN
Jerick McKinnon
, Mon 1am EST
 
 
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ECR# 9# 5-
Best Rank# 3# 4-
Worst Rank# 17# 7-
    
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Matchup Rank11-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total148.8127.1-
Avg Game9.37.9-
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  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Jerick McKinnonJ. McKinnon
RB - MIN
Jerick McKinnon
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NO
10 tar, 9 rec, 157 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
3 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
6 tar, 5 rec, 44 yds, 0 td
at PIT
3 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TB
8 tar, 5 rec, 98 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. DET
8 tar, 5 rec, 59 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CHI
8 tar, 5 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
at CHI
16 rush, 95 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. GB
13 tar, 9 rec, 97 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
16 rush, 69 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 30 yds, 1 td
Week 7 vs. BAL
12 tar, 5 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
14 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at CLE
10 tar, 5 rec, 98 yds, 1 td
at CLE
14 rush, 50 yds, 1 td
10 tar, 6 rec, 72 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 10 at WAS
12 tar, 8 rec, 166 yds, 1 td
at WAS
10 rush, 32 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. LAR
9 tar, 6 rec, 123 yds, 1 td
vs. LAR
14 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 5 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at DET
11 tar, 8 rec, 89 yds, 0 td
at DET
13 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
at ATL
9 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 28 yds, 1 td
Week 14 at CAR
13 tar, 6 rec, 105 yds, 1 td
at CAR
7 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. CIN
5 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
9 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 114 yds, 0 td
Week 16 at GB
6 tar, 2 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
at GB
7 rush, 42 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 17 vs. CHI
7 tar, 6 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
12 rush, 44 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Jerick McKinnonJ. McKinnon
RB - MIN
Jerick McKinnon
2017 Points 
Week 115.73.7
Week 22.42.5
Week 39.80.4
Week 43.9-2.0
Week 54.520.6
Week 69.719.9
Week 74.15.7
Week 815.820.2
Week 9
Week 1022.64.7
Week 1118.36.0
Week 128.95.4
Week 135.111.2
Week 1416.55.5
Week 153.013.8
Week 162.45.1
Week 176.14.4
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Jerick McKinnonJ. McKinnon
RB - MIN
Jerick McKinnon
2017 Targets 
Week 1103
Week 265
Week 382
Week 482
Week 586
Week 6136
Week 7123
Week 81010
Week 9
Week 10122
Week 1197
Week 12113
Week 1355
Week 14133
Week 1558
Week 1662
Week 1771
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
, Mon 1am EST
Jerick McKinnonJ. McKinnon
RB - MIN
Jerick McKinnon
, Mon 1am EST
Expert 
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.McKinnon found the end zone against the Saints, but saw just 11 touches, as the Vikings leaned on Latavius Murray to try to protect their lead in the second half. The same may be true this weekend against the Eagles, though Philadelphia is outstanding against opposing backs, allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to the position. They did allow five receiving touchdowns to running backs, however, which was tied for the most in the league. That could portend good things for McKinnon this weekend, though he's still a risky fantasy play.
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 strength of the Eagles against running backs is stopping the run, they gave up 91 receptions for 653 yards and 5 touchdowns to running backs. McKinnon has the best chance to have a fantasy impact this week among Minnesota backs.