Posted: 5/19/2020 10:58 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen received a Pro Football Focus grade of 95.4 against Cover 1 defense on a target depth of 10-19 yards over the last three seasons to rank second among all wide receivers. Only New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas received a higher grade.
Huddle Up: Thielen is now the Vikings' unquestioned top target following the trade of WR Stefon Diggs this offseason. He's likely to face the No. 1 corner against all opponents, and he's also likely to face more double teams. He could prove to be a fantasy disappointment if drafted as a WR1 this season.
Posted: 5/11/2020 1:08 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen has just two 100-yard receiving efforts in his last 18 games since opening the 2018 season with eight straight games of 100-plus yards.
Huddle Up: Injuries played a role in his drop in production in 2019, and Thielen still managed six touchdowns in 10 games last year. Throw in the offseason trade of Stefon Diggs, and Thielen should deliver WR2 numbers as the go-to option in Minnesota's passing attack.
Posted: 1/11/2020 8:13 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) is active for the Divisional Round game Saturday, Jan. 11, against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Thielen caught seven of nine targets for 129 yards in the Wild Card Round against the New Orleans Saints and will be counted on for a big role once again against the Niners. He should be started in all formats.
Posted: 1/11/2020 7:41 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) tested his lacerated ankle Saturday, Jan. 11, in a pre-game workout. It's the first time Thielen has run since his ankle was gashed Wednesday in practice and required stitches.
Huddle Up: Thielen is expected to play, and we'll know soon as the Vikings' inactives list is due out shortly.
Posted: 1/10/2020 8:33 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) is expected to wear protective padding over his injured ankle during the Divisional Round playoff game, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Thielen likely will be able to play in the game, but fantasy players can check the inactive list to make sure. He is one of the main targets in the passing game for the Vikings and should be a starting option in all leagues.
Posted: 1/10/2020 2:41 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) is expected to play in the Divisional game Saturday, Jan. 11. He will remain off of his feet until game time.
Huddle Up: He'll draw a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, and he'll probably have to manage irritation or pain with the stitches in his ankle. Thielen is still one of the better options in DFS and playoff pools.
Posted: 1/09/2020 10:55 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Thielen is officially listed as questionable for the game Saturday, Jan. 11, against the San Francisco 49ers, but he has been adamant he'll play. He caught seven of nine targets for 129 yards in the Wild Card Round against the New Orleans Saints and will remain a top option even in a tougher matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Posted: 1/09/2020 7:02 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings Adam Thielen is listed as questionable for the team's divisional-round playoff game at San Francisco on Saturday, Jan. 11. 'I just got a little tangled up in practice but I'm going to do whatever it takes -- it's playoffs,' Thielen said on NFL Network Thursday. 'I'll do whatever it takes to be out there on Saturday with my teammates and try to help this team win.'
Huddle Up: We'll need to monitor Thielen's status all the way up through the release of the pre-game inactives list Saturday, but it sounds like Thielen will play as he tries to follow up on his impressive wild-card round showing (7 catches for 129 yards on 9 targets).
Posted: 1/09/2020 5:33 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) was present at the start of practice Thursday, Jan. 9, but was not participating.
Huddle Up: Thielen received stitches to close a cut on his ankle suffered in practice Wednesday, and he should be able to play in Saturday's divisional round, even if he misses some practice time. Stay tuned as we'll know more as the week goes on.
Posted: 1/09/2020 3:14 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) required stitches for a bad cut on his ankle suffered in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. His initial prognosis was good for playing against the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Jan. 11, but the team continues to gather information and proceed with caution.
Huddle Up: While stitches on an ankle isn't a walk in the park for a wide receiver, it is a better outlook than a potential aggravation of his previous ankle sprain. Thielen should suit up, but it might be a pain management situation once the game kicks off. He's a great WR2 in playoff pools and DFS.