Posted: 12/01/2020 2:23 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen hopefully will be cleared to play in the Week 13 game, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Thielen is currently on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should monitor the situation during the week to see if Thielen will be able to play. He is one of the better receivers in the NFL when healthy and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues if available.
Posted: 11/29/2020 4:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen has been ruled out for Week 12's game versus the Carolina Panthers. He is still on the Reserve/COVID-19 list but it remains uncertain whether he actually had the virus. Thielen initially received a positive test, followed by a negative test, a second positive test and a second negative test.
Huddle Up: Justin Jefferson will serve as Minnesota's top receiver this afternoon, with Olabisi Johnson expected to start across from him. Jefferson can be viewed as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 option in fantasy leagues, while Johnson is a desperation play at best.
Posted: 11/26/2020 3:50 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (illness) remains on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday, Nov. 25, that the team will 'wait and see' if Thielen is available for the Week 12 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners are hopeful Thielen will be available, but obviously should be moving to have alternate plans in place. He has 12 grabs for 156 yards and four touchdowns over the past two games on 18 targets, so he is an obvious must-start fantasy option when he is well.
Posted: 11/25/2020 1:57 am UTC
Updating a previous story, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen tested negative for COVID-19 following a positive test. His status is undetermined.
Posted: 11/23/2020 9:45 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: It's unclear at this point whether or not Thielen tested positive or was deemed a close contact - the distinction being that the former would rule him out for Week 12 while the latter would give him a chance to play against the Carolina Panthers. Stay tuned. If Thielen can't go, Justin Jefferson would step up into the lead role. Olabisi Johnson would likely start opposite him, but he'd be a desperation play at best. Irv Smith might stand to benefit the most from a fantasy perspective.
Posted: 11/23/2020 4:34 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen registered game highs with eight receptions, 123 yards and 11 targets in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys while also pulling down two touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Thielen has back-to-back games with two touchdowns, and it was his fourth multi-score game in 10 outings this season. He'll look to keep up the good work in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.
Posted: 11/17/2020 5:58 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen finished with four receptions for 43 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears. He was targeted seven times.
Huddle Up: Thielen's night wasn't perfect, as he had a ball ripped away on a pass and it went right into the hands of Khalil Mack for an interception, but it didn't count against the receiver or his fantasy owners. He'll look to keep up his scoring ways in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Posted: 11/14/2020 8:33 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) did not practice Saturday, Nov. 14, and is listed as out for the team's Week 10 game Monday night against the Chicago Bears. CB Cameron Dantzler (concussion) was limited in practice Saturday and is listed as questionable. FB C.J. Ham (shoulder, non-injury), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder) and WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) practiced in full Saturday and do not carry status designations for Week 10.
Posted: 11/13/2020 11:58 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Thielen remains the team's main option in the passing game and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/13/2020 10:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) and FB C.J. Ham (shoulder, non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 13. CB Cameron Dantzler (concussion) was limited for a second straight day. DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder) and WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) practiced in full for a second straight day.