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Tagged: Adam Thielen (49 Results)


Vikings WR Thielen feels “rejuvenated” entering 10th season

Veteran Minnesota Vikings wide receiver ADAM THIELEN said recently that he feels “energetic” and “rejuvenated” as he heads into his tenth year with the team. Thielen is back from an ankleMore injury that led to season-ending surgery last year. He will also be playing for a new coach in 2022, with Kevin O’Connell taking over in February after the Vikings parted ways with former coach Mike Zimmer. Thielen added that he’s been itching to get back onto the field after missing games down the stretch last year. Less



Vikings WR Thielen headed to IR, season over

The Minnesota Vikings placed wide receiver ADAM THIELEN on injured reserve after he underwent season-ending ankle surgery this week. Thielen tried playing despite a high ankle sprain suffered earlier this monthMore against the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately, he aggravated the injury while trying to return against the Los Angeles Rams. With Thielen out for the season, fellow wide receiver K.J. OSBORN becomes the next man up in the Vikings receiving corps. Less

Source: Star-Tribune

Around the NFL: Osborn to love you

The Vikings have placed Adam Thielen on IR with an ankle injury, so he's done for the season. That makes K.J. Osborn someone who might have some value the next two weeks. Especially this one, with Minnesota likely to put up good passing numbers at Green Bay.   more »


Fantasy News: Goal-line receiving

Adam Thielen isn’t playing tonight. That should translate into more looks for other Minnesota players when the team is around the goal line – guys like Justin Jefferson and Tyler Conklin. But looking at the season-long numbers, those guys have been heavily used as is.  more »


Mailbag: December 8, 2021

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition: Can Chase Edmonds work his way back into Arizona's offense? Late-season waiver grabs. Teams resting players. Adam Thielen's ankle. And more. more »



Vikings WR Thielen dealing with high ankle sprain

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver ADAM THIELEN reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain on the opening series in Sunday’s loss to the previously winless Detroit Lions. With the Vikings on a shortMore week and scheduled to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football, Thielen’s chances of playing appear slim. Thielen came into the week tied for the league lead in touchdown catches with 10, despite being the clear second option on the Vikings offense behind fellow wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON. Less

Source: Team Blog

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

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