Terrace Marshall has also been limited throughout the week. This could all translate to a much bigger role for rookie Jonathan Mingo, who had already been getting a lot of buzz through training camp. Depending on Thielen's status leading up to the game, Mingo could be in Flex consideration for deeper leagues.
CAR WR Adam Thielen - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Adam Thielen as a legit WR1 option feels like forever ago as he just finished his fifth scoreless game and was held to season lows with one reception and just two yards in a loss to the Titans last week. Thielen should rebound, but it’s certainly concerning to see him trending downward right as the fantasy playoffs are lurking around the corner.
This week, Thielen faces a Tampa Bay defense that ranks 29th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. With a good matchup and changes in the coaching staff, there’s reason for optimism for a bounceback performance for the veteran. Start Thielen as a WR2 option this week.