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Julian Edelman or Adam Thielen

Who Should I Start? - Week 14 - Half Point PPR

 
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  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. KC, Sun 4pm EST
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Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8-
Best Rank# 5-
Worst Rank# 12-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. KC vs. DET-
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Stats Allowed   
Rec17.718.4
Rec Yds202.1234.5
Rec TD1.21.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total188.694.7-
Avg Game14.511.8-
Avg Projection13.9-
Week 1318.9-
    
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  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT
11 tar, 6 rec, 83 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
3 tar, 3 rec, 43 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at MIA
4 tar, 4 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
at GB
8 tar, 5 rec, 75 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ
10 tar, 7 rec, 62 yds, 1 td
vs. OAK
5 tar, 3 rec, 55 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
Week 4 at BUF
7 tar, 4 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
at CHI
6 tar, 2 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at WAS
9 tar, 8 rec, 110 yds, 1 td
at NYG
8 tar, 7 rec, 130 yds, 2 td
Week 6 vs. NYG
15 tar, 9 rec, 113 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
8 tar, 6 rec, 57 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NYJ
12 tar, 7 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
3 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
at DET
2 tar, 1 rec, 25 yds, 1 td
Week 8 vs. CLE
11 tar, 8 rec, 78 yds, 2 td
1 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
Week 9 at BAL
11 tar, 10 rec, 89 yds, 0 td
at KC
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 10BYE WEEK at DAL
Week 11 at PHI
10 tar, 5 rec, 53 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
Week 12 vs. DAL
12 tar, 8 rec, 93 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 13 at HOU
11 tar, 6 rec, 106 yds, 1 td
1 rush, -7 yds, 0 td
at SEA
Week 14 vs. KC vs. DET
Week 15 at CIN at LAC
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. GB
Week 17 vs. MIA vs. CHI
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. KC, Sun 4pm EST
Active
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
Receiving
   
Receptions6.4
Rec Yards73.2
Rec TDs0.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.6
Rush Yards4.0
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points13.9
   
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2019 Points 
Week 113.411.8
Week 27.210.0
Week 315.719.1
Week 45.01.6
Week 521.028.5
Week 615.814.7
Week 710.29.0
Week 823.5
Week 911.90.0
Week 10
Week 1112.4
Week 1213.3
Week 1318.9
Week 1420.3
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2019 Targets 
Week 1113
Week 248
Week 3105
Week 476
Week 598
Week 6158
Week 7122
Week 811
Week 9111
Week 10
Week 1110
Week 1212
Week 1311
Week 1412
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. KC, Sun 4pm EST
Active
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Chiefs are 2nd against fantasy wide receivers, but Edelman should still be a low-end WR1 in a game where they are probably going to have to throw the ball a lot to keep up with the Chiefs offense. 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
 Adam Thielen has reportedly not suffered any setbacks, yet he has failed to practice on both Wednesday and Thursday. He certainly looks to be doubtful this week, as the Vikings feel they can get by Detroit without him.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's seen 10-plus targets in seven straight games and that's unlikely to end this week. He's the one Brady looks to when he's in trouble, and the one who's had plenty of success even through Brady's struggles. Not many will believe this, and I even did a double-take when I saw it, but the Chiefs have allowed the third-fewest points to the wide receiver position. Are they that good? Not necessarily. They've faced just 189 wide receiver targets (15.8 per game) on the season, which is the second-fewest behind only the Chargers. On a per-target basis, they're pretty average. In the slot, they're below average, which is where Edelman runs 67 percent of his routes. Their cornerbacks/safeties have combined to allow 75-of-106 passing for 726 yards and five touchdowns in the slot. They got Kendall Fuller back from injury last week, but he's been the weakest link in the secondary. It's obviously not one of the best matchups in the league, but it's not as bad as some may think. Edelman should be in lineups as a low-end WR1/high-end WR2.After suffering what was deemed a "slight" setback last week, Thielen wisely sat the game out. After re-injuring his hamstring back in Week 9, only he can know when it's 100 percent. If he's back on the field, you should probably trust him at this point. The Lions are likely to gameplan for Darius Slay on Diggs because he's the one who's guaranteed to play. That's a good thing for Thielen, as he'd get the struggling Rashaan Melvin in coverage, or if he can't go (rib injury that caused him to miss Week 13), rookie cornerback Amani Oruwariye. Over Melvin's last 10 games, he's allowed 36-of-52 passing for 548 yards and three touchdowns in his coverage, which is good enough for a 122.9 QB Rating. Meanwhile, Oruwariye has played 112 career snaps and has allowed 8-of-10 passes to be completed in his coverage. Thielen comes with some risk off a multi-week injury but should be played as a low-end WR2 with upside if he's out there.
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
Edelman has seen double-digit targets in all but three weeks this season, including in each of the last seven weeks. This game may quickly evolve into a shootout, too, so he should be in line for a lot of work, as usual. 
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