College: Minnesota State-Mankato | 5 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 200 lbs
Birth Date: 8/22/1990
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
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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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.
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.
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.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen finished the 2018 season with 113 catches and 1,373 yards, becoming just the third undrafted player with at least 100 receptions and 1,300 yards in a season.
Fantasy Spin: Although Thielen cooled after an incredible start to the year, he was still able to deliver a career year and establish himself as a WR1.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen's agent, Blake Baratz, thinks his client and two-time Pro Bowler could reach an extension with the team this offseason. Thielen signed a four-year deal worth $19.246 million in 2017 that will pay him around $8 million in 2019. He has outplayed his contract after setting career highs in catches (113), yards (1,373) and touchdowns (nine). Thielen just keeps improving season after season and has become a strong WR2 in point-per-reception leagues. It helps that he'll be working with quarterback Kirk Cousins again in 2019.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen's agent recently expressed optimism that his client and the team are committed to hammering out an adjusted contract that will make Thielen one of the more highly paid receivers in the league. Thielen is about to enter the third season of a four-year, $19.246 million base deal.