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: 58
Avg Pts: 9.67
Rank: 4 WR
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|Week 1||9||Adam Thielen 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Adam Thielen 23 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Adam Thielen 43 receiving yds (1 pts)
Adam Thielen 43 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 2||4||Adam Thielen 75 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Adam Thielen 75 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Week 3||16||Adam Thielen 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Adam Thielen 35 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Adam Thielen 55 receiving yds (1 pts)
Adam Thielen 55 receiving yds (2 pts)
Adam Thielen 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Adam Thielen 1 yd rushing TD
Adam Thielen 1 rushing yd (1 pts)
|Week 4||1||Adam Thielen 6 receiving yds (1 pts)|
|Week 5||19||Adam Thielen 2 receiving TDs (12 pts)|
. . . Adam Thielen 15 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
. . . Adam Thielen 9 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Adam Thielen 130 receiving yds (1 pts)
Adam Thielen 130 receiving yds (6 pts)
|Week 6||9||Adam Thielen 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Adam Thielen 6 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Adam Thielen 57 receiving yds (1 pts)
Adam Thielen 57 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 7||8||5-73yds / 0.6TDs projected|
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|No Playoff Match Up|
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught 6-of-8 targets for 57 yards and one receiving touchdown in Week 7's 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Thielen and Kirk Cousins connected on a six-yard touchdown in the first quarter but it was all Stefon Diggs and his career-best day from there (seven catches for 167 yards and three touchdowns). Thielen and Diggs feasted on the Eagles' weakened secondary but will face a much stiffer test against Darius Slay and the Detroit Lions in Week 7. Start Thielen as a high-end WR2 in that matchup.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught six passes for 57 yards and one touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Thielen has caught three touchdowns in the last two games and has been targeted 16 times over the last two games. He has a good connection with Kirk Cousins and can be at least a No. 2 receiver next week.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen missed practice on Thursday but returned for Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's matchup at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. Thielen is coming off a monster 130-yard, two-touchdown game against the New York Giants and will have another favorable matchup in Week 6 - the Eagles were allowing the most yards per game to receivers (222 yards/game) prior to facing Luke Falk in Week 5. Additionally, the Eagles are one of two teams to allow five 20-point performances to wide receivers this year. The Vikings will need to throw in this one as they are favored by just three points in what projects to be a close contest. Thielen slots in as a high-end WR2 with upside in a Charmin-soft matchup and should be a player you highly consider for daily fantasy formats as well.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: Thielen had a bounce back game last week and should remain one of the main options in the passing game. He can be considered at least a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues this week.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (illness) returned to practice on Friday after being sent home sick on Thursday. He will play in Week 6 against the Eagles and has an excellent matchup against their banged-up secondary. Thielen had his best game in Week 5, going for over 100 yards and two touchdowns. While he might not be that productive again, he has an excellent chance to help his fantasy owners for the second straight week. Consider Thielen a must-start WR2 with WR1 upside this week.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (illness) returned to practice Fridayt, Oct. 11, a day after sitting out due to an illness.
Fantasy Spin: Thielen is coming off a big Week 5 and is a high-end WR2 play in Week 6 against a shaky Philly secondary.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Fantasy Spin: Thielen should be able to play this week as long as he can recover from the illness in the next few days. He should be one of the main options in the passing game in Week 6 and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver.
Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Gedeon (concussion), OG Josh Kline (foot) and WR Adam Thielen (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 10. CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow, groin), LB Kentrell Brothers (hamstring, wrist) and C Garrett Bradbury (shoulder) were limited. DT Linval Joseph (non-injury), TE Irv Smith (quad) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) practiced in full.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was sent home from practice with an illness on Thursday, according to sources. Thielen complained about the direction of the team's offense after their Week 4 loss and followed that up with seven catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns in Week 5 against the Giants. Thielen should be fine to play in Week 6 in another great matchup against Philly's soft secondary, but keep an eye on his status on Friday. If he suits up, Thielen will have WR1 upside this weekend. If he doesn't play, Stefon Diggs and Olabisi Johnson would be the team's top two receivers on Sunday.
Vikings' WR Adam Thielen scored an astounding 32.00 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 5 win in New York Giants. Thielen caught seven passes for 130 yards with two touchdowns.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught 7-of-8 targets for 130 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 5 win over the New York Giants. Thielen was making plays all over the place against the weak Giants secondary and made it look easy on his scores in the first and third quarters. Thielen was critical of the offense following a very quiet Week 4 but bounced back in a huge way, rewarding fantasy managers who stuck with the sixth-year receiver out of Minnesota State-Mankato. Thielen will have an excellent chance to approach this production in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles as they have a similarly vulnerable secondary and the Vikings will likely need to throw. Lock him into lineups as a low-end WR1, though he has top-5 upside and can be used as a tournament option in daily formats.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught seven passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants in Week 5. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Thielen was unhappy with things last week but was a big factor in the passing game this week and nearly matched his season total in yards. He should continue to be a top target for Kirk Cousins and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Minnesota Vikings' WR Adam Thielen had 7 receptions for 130 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's win in New York Giants.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen profiles as a solid WR2 option in Week 5. The Vikings star receiver was critical of the offense (rightly so) after a frustrating Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears where he caught 2-of-6 targets for just six yards. Despite Thielen's comments and the team's recent drama, he is looking at a golden opportunity to bounce back and post useful WR2 numbers in Week 5. The New York Giants rank near the bottom of the league in pass rush and pass coverage and Thielen's individual matchup with slot cornerback Grant Haley is especially advantageous (Haley has allowed 80% of his passes to be completed). If the game stays close, as Vegas thinks it will, the Vikings will need to throw and Thielen will have a great chance to have a productive outing. Consider Thielen a mid-tier WR2 with upside in Week 5, though his floor is somewhat low with the Vikings remaining a very run-heavy offense. He's also a very sneaky tournament play in daily formats at potentially minuscule ownership.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins apologized to wide receiver Adam Thielen for missing opportunities with him in the Week 4 loss to the Bears. Thielen was critical of the offense after the loss and said, "You have to be able to throw the ball." "I really want to apologize to [Thielen] because there's too many opportunities where we could have hit him on Sunday," Cousins said. The QB missed Thielen on a potential deep touchdown early in the game, and Thielen didn't see another target until late in the fourth quarter. Thielen had only two catches for six yards on six targets in the game. He's averaging only 3.3 catches and 5.5 targets per game, which pales in comparison to his per-game averages of 7.1 catches and 9.6 targets in 2018. Until Minnesota starts to throw the ball more in this run-first offense, both Thielen and Diggs will be low-upside WR2s. The good news is they'll both have a great matchup with the Giants in Week 5. Cousins should give Thielen the greasy wheel treatment, giving him low-end WR1 upside. Don't give up on him just yet.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen spoke out on the team's offense after a 16-6 loss to the Bears in Week 4. The Vikings had just 59 total yards of offense in the first half and quarterback Kirk Cousins was 9-for-14 passing for 53 yards with two minutes left in the third quarter. "At some point, you're not going to be able to run the ball for 180 yards, even with the best running back in the NFL," Thielen said. "That's when you have to be able to throw the ball. You have to be able to make plays. You have to be able to hit the deep balls. You have to do that." Thielen had just two catches for six yards in the loss. After four weeks, Thielen ranks 40th in the NFL with 26 targets, and Minnesota's run-first game plan has really hurt both Thielen's and Stefon Diggs' upside as WR2s.
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught two passes for six yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 4.
Fantasy Spin: Thielen had been the better of Minnesota's disappointing receiving duo through three games, but the Bears locked Thielen down on Sunday, resulting in his worst showing since the 2016 campaign. It's hard to imagine Thielen going anywhere but up in Week 5 against the Giants, though at this stage it's difficult to advocate playing him as more than a WR2.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen hasn't played up to his expectations this season, but has made the most of his chances. Thielen has 11 receptions for 173 yards and two touchdowns through three games this season. He would've seen a bigger game in Week 3, if the Vikings didn't run away with the game early. Thielen heads into a matchup against the Chicago Bears Defense in Week 4. Thielen has only seen more than five targets in a single game once this season. He shouldn't be counted on to put up WR1 type of numbers against the Bears. Hopefully, fantasy owners can get WR2 value from Thielen in this one.
The Minnesota Vikings are re-signing wide receiver Laquon Treadwell on Tuesday, according to sources. Chad Beebe (ankle) has torn ligaments in his ankle, so Treadwell will provide depth in the short term behind Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs and rookie Olabisi Johnson. Treadwell has familiarity with the Vikings, but he's still a long shot to return any fantasy value in this run-first offense. Continue to leave Treadwell to the waiver wire.
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.