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Tagged: Adam Thielen (43 Results)

COVID impacts: Updated COVID list

COVID is going to play a role in the 2021 season. The NFL says it won’t reschedule games this year, perhaps contributing to more key individual players missing games. They aren’t handing mulligans this year when teams have a few players who test positive.  more »


Podcast: September 1 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff close out their preseason tour with AFC West and NFC North previews. They like to hang out together in that way. Sponsored by RealTime Fantasy Sports (  more »


Vikings offense struggles again in preseason loss to Colts

The Minnesota Vikings lost Saturday’s preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, failing to produce an offensive touchdown in eight quarters of preseason football thus far. Quarterback KIRK COUSINS played sparingly, whileMore the Vikings rested running back DALVIN COOK and wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON. Wideout ADAM THIELEN played but left early after suffering a thigh bruise. Head coach Mike Zimmer admitted after the game that the starters may play in the third preseason game due to the offensive struggles. Less

Source: Minneapolis Tribune

COVID impacts: COVID-risk players

Over 90 percent of NFL players are vaccinated, but almost 10 percent aren’t. And those players are more at risk of missing games in the regular season, given the COVID protocol system the league has put in place. It makes some sense then, to discount those players slightly in fantasy drafts.  more »


Factoid: Losing vs. passing

I have heard the theory floated a few times over the last month that it can be a good thing to pick pass catchers from lesser teams. If a team is trailing often, the idea goes, it will be passing more, resulting in more catches, yards and touchdowns. It got me wondering if there’s any truth in the notion.  more »



Vikings add WR Westbrook to wideout mix

The Minnesota Vikings signed former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver DEDE WESTBROOK on Sunday. The 27-year-old wide receiver showed potential early in his career but suffered a season-ending knee injury in theMore second game of the 2020 season. Westbrook reunites with new Vikings receivers coach Kennan McCardell, who has coached him his entire NFL career thus far. Westbrook is expected to compete for the No. 3 receiver role behind fellow wideouts ADAM THIELEN and JUSTIN JEFFERSON. Less

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Factoid: Receiving touchdowns

I notice that teams are spreading the ball around more than they have in the past – especially in the red zone. The Bills, for example, might have been the worst culprits last year; despite putting up big passing numbers, they didn’t have any of the 38 players last year with at least 8 targets inside the 10 (instead, Buffalo had four players with 6-7 targets, and another 19 pass attempts going to other players).  more »



Vikings WR Thielen cleared to return from Covid-19 reserve list

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver ADAM THIELEN was cleared to return on Wednesday from the team’s Covid-19 reserve list after a positive test result on November 23rd. Thielen is expected to play in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune


Vikings add WR Thielen to Covid-19 reserve list

The Minnesota Vikings announced on Monday that they have added veteran wide receiver ADAM THIELEN to the Covid-19 reserve list. Thielen either tested positive or was in close contact with anMore infected individual. Thielen can still be cleared to return for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, so fantasy owners will want to monitor his status throughout the week. Less

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Factoid: I got a Thielen

Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson have been putting up strong numbers for Minnesota. Thielen averages 71 yards and has scored 4 touchdowns, while Jefferson averages 87 yards, with 1 touchdown. They should keep things going at Seattle this week.   more »



Vikings first-round WR Jefferson signs rookie deal

The Minnesota Vikings and first-round wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON agreed to a rookie contract this week. Jefferson, the 22nd overall draft pick, is expected to compete for the No. 2 wide receiver job behind ADAM THIELEN.

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune


Vikings add veteran Sharpe to help fill WR void

The Minnesota Vikings added free agent wide receiver TAJAE SHARPE to the team on Wednesday, providing a possible No. 2 wideout to complement star receiver ADAM THIELEN. While it’s unlikely thatMore Sharpe will replace the recently traded STEFON DIGGS, he will add depth at the position. Sharpe is the only receiver on the roster, aside from Thielen, who has played more than a full season in the NFL. Less

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune


Thielen expected to play vs. 49ers

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver ADAM THIELEN is expected to be available to play in Saturday’s playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. Thielen suffered a freak ankle injury in practice onMore Wednesday that required stitches. Time will tell how the gash will affect him during the game and whether the stitches will hold up. Less



Thielen questionable with stitches in ankle

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver ADAM THIELEN is listed as questionable for Saturday’s playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers after getting stitches on his left ankle. Thielen suffered the ankle injuryMore in practice, although nobody would offer details about how the injury occurred. Thielen did not practice on Thursday, but he reportedly plans to make every effort to play on Saturday. Less



Vikings wideouts appear on injury report

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver ADAM THIELEN was added to Wednesday’s injury report with an apparent ankle issue. Fellow wideout STEFON DIGGS also appeared on the injury report, missing his second consecutiveMore practice due to an illness. The Vikings still have a couple of days before Saturday’s playoff game against San Francisco, so hopefully both wide receivers will be good to go by that time. Less

Source: Team Website

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