• Adam Thielen

  • WR
  • , Minnesota Vikings
  • 31
  • 195 lbs
  • 6' 2"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Thielen turned in a No. 8 fantasy season in 2020 after an injury-plagued 2019 campaign. He caught a career-high 14 touchdowns, which aren’t a particularly sticky stat year-to-year. Had he caught his average of 0.58 touchdowns per game (from 2018-2019), the resulting 9.2 touchdowns last year would have made him the No. 18 fantasy receiver (instead of No. 8). He’s currently the 23rd receiver off the board, which is fair value considering he’s turning 31 in August and is no longer the WR1 on his team.

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Scouting report

by Frank Ammirante

MIN WR Adam Thielen - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 @ Cardinals
Thielen had a big game against the Bengals, catching 9-of-10 targets for 92 yards and two touchdowns. He led the Vikings in target share (21.28%) and red-zone targets (1). We can safely project the veteran wideout to remain Cousins' preferred target in the red zone, giving him a decent chance at double-digit touchdowns once again. While Thielen has lower upside than Jefferson, the veteran remains a steady WR2 going forward.

Thielen can similarly take advantage of these mediocre Cardinals' corners just like Jefferson. The Vikings will likely have to air it out to keep pace with this high-octane Cardinals offense, so we can expect another uptick in passing volume for the entire offense in this game. You'll want to make sure that Thielen is in your lineup this week because there's a decent chance that this is one of the highest-scoring games on the slate.

2021 Strength of Schedule - MIN

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
19
@CIN
13
@ARI
27
SEA
25
CLE
30
DET
8
@CAR
BYE32
DAL
5
@BAL
10
@LAC
2
GB
15
@SF
30
@DET
20
PIT
6
@CHI
1
LAR
2
@GB

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@CIN99221010.2200000.0021.230.278/8394.0%
Per game9.0092.002.0010.0010.2200000.0021.2030.2078.00/83.0093.98%
Totals99221010.2200000.0021.230.278/8393.98%

Previous Games vs. ARI

SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
20186ARI1112311511.1800000.0018.329.369/7197.18%
201611ARI5651513.0000000.0012.517.544/5875.86%
201514@ARI17017.0000000.000.71.713/6819.12%
Average5.6765.000.677.0010.390.000.000.000.000.0010.5016.1742.00/65.6764.05%