Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. (back, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. Kyle Rudolph will be a Sneaky Start once again. In the two games that Smith missed, Rudolph has posted 4-63 (5) and 7-68 (8). Adam Thielen will be back so Rudoph's floor is a little lower this week.
MIN WR Adam Thielen - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Detroit
Thielen had a strong game last week against the New Orleans Saints as he caught 8-of-9 targets for 97 yards and one touchdown. It was the rookie Justin Jefferson who was targeted by Marshon Lattimore all game, which resulted in Thielen cooking the rest of the Saints secondary. He was impressive as usual and even had a highlight TD grab towards the end of the game.
Thielen will take on the Detroit Lions this week who rank 30th in aFPA to WRs this season. Last time out against the Lions, Thielen only caught two balls for 38 yards, but we expect much more from him this week. With Dalvin Cook set to miss this game, Minnesota will look to throw more. Thielen is a solid WR1 this week.