Posted: 1/03/2022 5:53 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn had three catches, 50 yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Osborn made a beautiful catch in garbage time that accounted for one of Minnesota's few highlights on Sunday night, and he was also on the receiving end of the team's only touchdown. He looks like he could handle a bigger role in 2022 and will be someone to keep an eye on leading into next season. For Week 18, Osborn could function as a WR3.
Posted: 12/27/2021 2:17 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn registered five grabs for 68 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Osborn was getting some extra run after Adam Thielen exited the game early, and he certainly took advantage of the chance. If Thielen is forced to miss more time, Osborn could be a decent low-end WR4 or flex fantasy option in Week 17 at Green Bay, and a low-cost DFS play, too.
Posted: 12/21/2021 4:34 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn registered three receptions for 21 yards on three targets in Week 15 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers might have expected a little more out of Osborn with Adam Thielen inactive, but Minnesota was mostly ground-and-pound in this one, passing for just 87 total yards. Osborn is only recommended in deeper fantasy leagues heading into Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Posted: 12/10/2021 7:27 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings K.J. Osborn had three catches for 83 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: With Adam Thielen on the shelf, Osborn saw nine targets in Week 14 -- Jefferson had 15, meaning the pair was targeted on 24 of Cousins' 31 attempts. He was quiet for most of the night but caught a huge 62-yard touchdown pass that stemmed the tide of Pittsburgh's momentum after they'd scored 20 straight to make it a 9-point game. Much like Alexander Mattison in the backfield, though, Osborn only holds value as long as Thielen is out. Keep an eye on the injury report, and if Thielen is down again in Week 15, Osborn could be a WR3/flex option.
Posted: 12/05/2021 11:09 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings K.J. Osborn was targeted seven times, landing four for 47 yards and a TD in Week 13 at the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Week 14 finds the Pittsburgh Steelers coming to down on Thursday Night Football, so it's likely Osborn sees more action that usual if WR Adam Thielen (ankle) cannot go so soon after the injury. Osborn is a worthwhile pickup off the wire, even if Pittsburgh is no better than a neutral opponent vs. WRs.
Posted: 10/17/2021 10:08 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn caught six passes for 78 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6. He was targeted seven times during the game.
Huddle Up: Osborn was coming off a few disappointing games but has posted at least 75 yards in three of the five games this season. He may not be a starting option at this point, but fantasy players may want to keep an eye on him over the next few weeks.
Posted: 10/03/2021 9:00 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn posted three grabs for 26 yards on seven targets in Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Osborn entered with 12 receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown in his first two games, so this was a bummer for anyone who was late grabbing him off the waiver wire. As long as Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen are healthy, Osborn's fantasy ceiling is rather limited. The Vikings host the Detroit Lions in Week 5.
Posted: 9/27/2021 5:56 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn ended up with two catches for 26 yards on two targets in Week 3 againt the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Osborn had at least five catches and 76 yards in each of the first two outings, but he crashed back to Earth in this one. He should only be trusted as a WR6 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns.
Posted: 9/20/2021 6:19 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn tallied five catches on six targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Although he did most of his damage on a 64-yard TD grab less than a minute into the game, this effort marks the second time in his many professional games in which the fifth-round rookie has been a significant part of the passing attack. While it is fair to say that his breakout is likely the result of Irv Smith getting hurt in August, there's no reason to suspect his role will diminish with the Vikings likely to play from behind a fair amount. At the very least, Osborn needs to be rostered in all leagues now.
Posted: 9/19/2021 3:14 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn played 67 of a total 83 offensive snaps and caught seven passes for 76 yard against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, and Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com believes Osborn is 'headed toward a consistent role' in the offense.
Huddle Up: Osborn probably won't catch seven passes on a routine basis as the No. 3 receiver, but he could find himself handling a sizeable role if either Adam Thielen or Justin Jefferson were to miss time.