College: Minnesota State-Mankato | 7 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 200 lbs
Birth Date: 8/22/1990
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2020 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 28
Avg Pts: 28.00
Rank: 2 WR
|No Playoff Match Up|
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught three passes for 31 yards in the Vikings 28-11 loss to the Colts. Thielen led the team with eight targets on a day when quarterback Kirk Cousins played extremely poorly. Thielen is an unquestioned WR1 in fantasy but the Vikings offense has plenty of work to do. The talented receiver will try and get back on track in Week 3 against the Titans.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught three passes for 31 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: The Vikings did not have much success in the passing game this week, so Thielen had a disappointing outing. He remains the top option in the passing game and should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen enjoyed a fantastic Week 1 and will look to keep it going against the Colts in Week 2. Thielen caught six passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers and now will face a Colts Defense that was put on its heels, at times, against the Jaguars last week. Thielen is the unquestionable number one target for quarterback Kirk Cousins and the veteran receiver will need a strong performance if the Vikings hope to pick up their first win of the season. Thielen will be a top-8 selection among wide receivers heading into Week 2.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught six of his eight targets for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
Fantasy Spin: With Stefon Diggs out of the picture, it is no surprise that Thielen was leaned on heavily in the opener. As the go-to weapon for Kirk Cousins, he is a safe bet for WR2 production with WR1 spikes throughout the season.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught six passes for a team-high 110 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings 43-34 loss to the Packers. Thielen saw eight targets in the game, most importantly a 19-yard and 37-yard receptions for touchdowns. After an injury-plagued season in 2019, Thielen is off to an elite start. The veteran should be considered a WR1 fantasy option heading into Week 2.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen should see plenty of targets Week 1 against the Packers. Thielen's 2019 was derailed by injuries but returns as the unquestioned number one receiver in the Vikings offense. He will go up against a Packers Defense that allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers last season. Fantasy team's do need to keep in mind that quarterback Kirk Cousins has struggled mightily against the Packers the past few seasons. But that could also entail that the ball will go to the players Cousins trusts most and Thielen certainly is one of those. The veteran receiver's fantasy value will be maximized most in PPR-formats for Week 1.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen should be in line for plenty of targets in 2020. The Vikings traded deep-threat Stefon Diggs in the offseason and then drafted Justin Jefferson early in the draft to replace him. While Jefferson learns the ropes of the NFL game, expect quarterback Kirk Cousins to lean on Thielen heavily early on in the season. The 30-year-old battled injuries last season but combined for 204 receptions with 2,649 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2017 and '18. Thielen will be a solid WR1 selection in upcoming fantasy drafts.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen received the day off from practice Sunday, Aug. 30.
Fantasy Spin: Thielen will be the main target in the passing game with Stefon Diggs no longer on the team and has posted terrific numbers over the last few seasons. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen had three catches for 67 yards in the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 28.
Fantasy Spin: Thielen is the unquestioned go-to option in the passing attack this season, but that role will come with added attention from opposing defenses. Throw in Minnesota's run-heavy approach, and Thielen is probably better suited as a WR2 for fantasy squads.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen ranked third last season in passer rating when targeted, according to Pro Football Focus. Despite missing some time due to a hamstring injury that relegated him to just 10 games, quarterback Kirk Cousins maintained a 131.9 when looking toward the 29-year-old veteran in 2019 and also did not record an interception when targeting him. The expectations are mixed for the veteran in 2020 despite the departure of Stefon Diggs, with the seventh-year man expected to concede plays to running back Dalvin Cook in addition to fighting for Cousin's attention with the newly acquired Tajae Sharpe and rookie Justin Jefferson.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen received a Pro Football Focus grade of 95.4 against Cover 1 defense on a target depth of 10-19 yards over the last three seasons to rank second among all wide receivers. Only New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas received a higher grade.
Fantasy Spin: Thielen is now the Vikings' unquestioned top target following the trade of WR Stefon Diggs this offseason. He's likely to face the No. 1 corner against all opponents, and he's also likely to face more double teams. He could prove to be a fantasy disappointment if drafted as a WR1 this season.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen has just two 100-yard receiving efforts in his last 18 games since opening the 2018 season with eight straight games of 100-plus yards.
Fantasy Spin: Injuries played a role in his drop in production in 2019, and Thielen still managed six touchdowns in 10 games last year. Throw in the offseason trade of Stefon Diggs, and Thielen should deliver WR2 numbers as the go-to option in Minnesota's passing attack.