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WR MIN

College: Minnesota State-Mankato | 6 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 200 lbs
Birth Date: 8/22/1990
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2019 Bye Week: 12

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

Thielen had a career year, finishing seventh overall in fantasy receiver scoring. He was the top fantasy receiver about half the season before fading a little down the stretch. Thielen had eight straight 100-yard games to start his season but just one more the rest of the way. But even with that said, he still had double-digit fantasy points all but two games. He had at least five receptions 13 of 16 games. He had more than 100 receptions for the first time in his career. Thielen has two straight seasons with 90-plus catches and 1,200-plus yards. He is a top option in the Vikings pass-first offense. Thielen just makes plays. He runs top routes and can be a big-play threat despite lacking some top-end speed for the position. He has plus hands and a knack for making clutch plays. Fantasy Outlook: Thielen is a top-10 fantasy receiver. He gets a high-volume of receptions and will post good yard-age numbers. The only knock is a lack of scores, failing to have double-digit touchdowns any season. It wouldn't surprise if that changes this year if the Vikings get more consistent play from Kirk Cousins. Thielen can get 100-plus receptions, 1,300 yards and around 10 scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Thielen is slotted right in that third tier of WR next to Amari Cooper, Keenan Allen, and T.Y. Hilton. This is a deep year at receiver and all of these guys are either high-upside or extremely safe options that are going to see 140+ targets a piece. The same can be said for Thielen, who reeled in 113 of his 153 targets in 2018 on his way to a WR7 ranking. Its worth noting he dropped a bit in the second half and ranked WR23 from weeks 9-17. The Vikings didnt add any pass catchers to compete with Diggs and Thielen, so a comparable season can be expected. The schedule is phenomenal with the only real tough games coming against the Bears. He still had success against them last year, however. I wouldnt go out of my way to reach for Thielen, but would certainly let him fall in my lap towards the late third round or early fourth.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Sep 22 10:00pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen hauled in 3-of-5 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, tacking on a one-yard rushing touchdown for good measure. Thielen hauled in a 35-yard touchdown from Kirk Cousins in the first quarter and surprised the entire Raiders Defense by taking a sneaky end-around in for a goal-line score in the second quarter. Thielen's five targets were tied for the team-lead (Dalvin Cook), and he will continue to receive a majority of the team's passing volume moving forward. Thielen is squarely on the WR1/WR2 bubble ahead of next week's matchup against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

From RotoBaller

Sep 22 5:13pm ET

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen posted three receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders and he had a one-yard rushing score.

Fantasy Spin: The Vikings got away from the pass after building a big lead, so that limited Thielen's fantasy effectiveness. Still, he more than made up for it with two total touchdowns. He'll search for his first 100-yard game in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears.

From TheHuddle

Sep 21 3:50pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has seen his production capped by Kirk Cousins' rough start, though he secured 5-of-8 targets for 75 yards in Week 2. He has a golden opportunity to break out in Week 3's tilt as the Vikings will face the Raiders and their tissue-soft secondary at home. Thielen lines up everywhere, but he should see Daryl Worley (4.64 40-yard dash) the most in coverage on Sunday. Advantage - Adam Thielen. The Vikings are big favorites (-8.5), which will likely lead to featuring Dalvin Cook and the rushing attack. However, Thielen should still be started as a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 as his 26% target share leads the team and he should be able to torch the Raiders even on limited opportunities. He's also a sneaky tournament play in daily formats as he could go under-owned and has a high ceiling.

From RotoBaller

Sep 17 11:10pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen had a decent fantasy outing in Week 2, catching five of eight targets for 75 yards in Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Though quarterbackKirk Cousins attempted 32 passes, he only completed 14 of them and had an awful day finding his receivers downfield. The inconsistency from Cousins is impacting Thielen's production, but the team's willingness to completely abandon the pass is of even more concern. Head coach Mike Zimmer will undoubtedly look to again feature the run in Week 3's contest against the Oakland Raiders, though Thielen still has to be started as a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 thanks to the juicy matchup.

From RotoBaller

Sep 12 11:00pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen had an efficient game in Week 1, catching 3-of-3 targets for 43 yards and a receiving touchdown. Thielen had a productive fantasy day despite Kirk Cousins throwing just 10 times, a number that will surely rise against the Packers in Week 2. The Packers Defense looked great against the Chicago Bears on opening night, but Thielen will have a clear matchup advantage against Kevin King and the rest of the defensive backfield for Green Bay. Look for Thielen to see more targets and lock him in as a solid WR2 in Week 2 against the Packers.

From RotoBaller

Sep 8 9:30pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen led the receiving core on Sunday, snagging 3-of-3 targets for 43 yards and the team's only receiving touchdown. Thielen managed to come away from this game with a usable fantasy line despite quarterback Kirk Cousins passing for only 98 yards, which has to be considered a win. The lack of a passing game is concerning for Thielen's outlook, but it may be wise to wait a few weeks before hitting the panic button. Expect Thielen to garner a heavier target-share in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers, and you're still plugging him in as your WR1/WR2 in standard leagues.

From RotoBaller

Sep 6 9:40pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen tied the NFL record for consecutive 100-yard receiving games in 2018, and he'll look to get off to a hot start on Sunday afternoon against the Falcons. Though the Vikings may be looking to feature a more balanced offense this year, Thielen is a great candidate for 8-10 targets and a chance at reaching the end zone against the subpar Falcons defensive backfield. He needs to be locked into fantasy lineups in Week 1 as a low-end WR1 with a safe floor given his likely high target-share.

From RotoBaller

Aug 26 12:30pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen hasn't played a snap since a Week 2 preseason game versus the Seahawks, where he easily excelled in limited playing time with three catches for 45 yards, including a nice 34-yard over-the-top grab, followed by a huge pass interference call that helped the Vikings secure a victory. Head coach Mike Zimmer says he "was a little sore" after that game and decided to keep him out against the Cardinals, but there is "nothing to be concerned about." He won't be suiting up for the final preseason game against the Bills either, as they will remain cautious with their Pro Bowl wide receiver going into Week 1 at home against the high-flying Falcons. He remains a WR1 and should be started with confidence in all formats.

From RotoBaller

Aug 24 9:23pm ET

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen didn't play in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 24, for 'precautionary' reasons, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. 'Thielen could have played,' Zimmer said. 'Practiced all week, he could've played today but he was a little sore'

From TheHuddle

Aug 18 11:40pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was his usual dependable self on Sunday, snagging all three of his targets for 45 yards in limited action with the first-team offense. Thielen made a nice over-the-shoulder grab for 34 yards in the first quarter and drew a pass interference penalty on a deep ball the very next play. Thielen is simply one of the top receivers in the league, breaking out for 1,373 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 2018. He also tied the record for consecutive games with 100+ yards receiving with eight, joining Calvin Johnson. Thielen is being drafted at 28 overall (WR11) in points-per-reception formats and is worth a look as a rock-solid WR1 in 2019.

From RotoBaller

May 12 2:33am ET

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen led the league with 68 receptions out of the slot last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Fantasy Spin: Signed to a four-year, $64 million extension last month, Thielen ranks fourth in the league with 204 receptions over the last two seasons combined. While it is fair to wonder if the Vikings desire to run the ball more often will cut down on his opportunities a bit, Thielen has established himself as a supreme route-runner capable of getting open against almost any cornerback. Owners should feel confident in him as a low-end fantasy WR1 in 2019.

From TheHuddle

Apr 13 12:20am ET

The Minnesota Vikings signed wide receiver Adam Thielen to a four-year contract extension worth at least $64 million on Friday. The deal could be worth up to $73 million and keeps him under contract through 2024. Thielen finished fourth in the league last year with 113 catches for 1,373 yards and also tied an NFL record by starting the season with eight straight 100-yard games. The 28-year-old is an excellent weapon in fantasy leagues, both standard and PPR, and should remain so for the 2019 season with Kirk Cousins still throwing him passes. He's tied for third in the NFL with 82 third-down catches and is tied for seventh in both catches and receiving yards since the start of 2014.

From RotoBaller

Apr 12 5:33pm ET

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with the Vikings Friday, April 12, worth $64 million. The deal includes $35 million in guaranteed money and could be worth as much as $73 million.

Fantasy Spin: Thielen was one of the top receivers in the NFL this past season and finished with 113 receptions, 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns. He will continue to be a main part of the passing game for the Vikings and can be a No. 1 receiver in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 12-Apr-2019: MIN - Re-signed - Four-year extension (through 2023)
  • 15-Mar-2017: MIN - Re-signed, Restricted FA - Three-year contract (through 2019)
  • 09-Mar-2017: MIN - Restricted Free Agent
  • 07-Mar-2016: MIN - Re-signed, Exclusive Rights FA
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