Week 11 vs Dallas
Bouncing back from consecutive letdown weeks, Thielen had a solid game against Chicago in Week 10 as he caught four passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns. The most important item to note here is that Thielen saw seven targets in this game, the most targets he’s seen since Week 5. With the running game not as effective as it’s been in recent weeks, Thielen saw more work and was heavily targeted by Kirk Cousins in the redzone.
Week 11 will see Thielen taking on the Dallas Cowboys, who are ranked 30th in aFPA to WRs this season. Dallas has been painfully bad on defense this year, and with their best CB in rookie Trevon Diggs set to miss a few weeks with injury, Thielen might be primed for another blowup game. Keeping in mind how many carries Dalvin Cook will get, keep Thielen as a high-end WR2 in this one.