Thielen’s drop in production late in the season is concerning. The Vikings fired Joe DeFilippo as offensive coordinator and promoted Kevin Stefanski to the position. The team’s pace slowed by 6.4 plays per game and had an almost-even run/pass split in three games under Stefanski. Thielen’s production dropped from 7.9-95-0.69 in his first 13 games to 3.3-46-0.0 in his last three games. His targets dropped from 11.0 to 4.0 per game. He’s too good to produce at those lower levels, but he’s no longer a no-brainer fantasy WR1 with Stefanski calling the plays.
Jan 10 · 6:25 PM EST