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  Vikings | Adam Thielen ruled the slot in 2018    Sun May 12, 02:06 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen led the league with 68 receptions out of the slot last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen receives extension    Fri Apr 12, 05:21 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with the Vikings Friday, April 12, worth $64 million.

Footballguys view: Even with two years left on his deal, the Vikings did the right thing by Thielen who had clearly outperformed his old contract. He's one of the best receivers in the game and now he's compensated as such. The deal includes $35 million in guaranteed money and could be worth as much as $73 million.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen in rare company    Sun Feb 24, 10:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen finished the 2018 season with 113 catches and 1,373 yards, becoming just the third undrafted player with at least 100 receptions and 1,300 yards in a season.

Footballguys view: Thielen joined Rod Smith (2000 & 2001) and Wes Welker (2009, 2011 & 2012) as the undrafted players to reach those numbers. What a find for the Vikings, and one that should continue to post strong numbers.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen extension coming soon?    Wed Feb 20, 12:32 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen's agent recently expressed optimism that his client and the team are committed to hammering out an adjusted contract that will make Thielen one of the more highly paid receivers in the league.

Footballguys view: He's burst onto the scene and stayed consistent in his production over the last two years. What a find for the Vikings and they don't want to let Thielen slip away. Thielen is about to enter the third season of a four-year, $19.246 million base deal.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen posts 80 yards    Sun Dec 23, 06:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen managed five receptions for 80 yards on six targets in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen limited to 19 yards    Sun Dec 16, 09:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen posted two grabs for a season-low 19 yards in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen off injury report    Fri Dec 14, 04:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

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  Vikings | Full session for Adam Thielen    Thu Dec 13, 03:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) put in a full practice Thursday, Dec. 13.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen able to go full    Wed Dec 12, 05:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Footballguys view: Thielen injured his ankle in Week 14 but he barely missed any playing time. A full practice on Wednesday is a good sign for his availability. The Vikings are at home in Week 15 to play the Dolphins.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen able to finish game    Mon Dec 10, 11:17 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) returned to the Week 14 game against the Seattle Seahawks and he finished with five grabs for 70 yards on seven targets.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen leaves with injury    Mon Dec 10, 10:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) left the Week 14 game against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter due to an ankle injury. He had one catch for eight yards on eight targets before departing.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen able to score in loss    Sun Dec 2, 10:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen registered five catches for 28 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen good to go Sunday    Fri Nov 30, 04:39 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (calf) practiced in full on Friday, Nov. 30 and he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 13 game with the New England Patriots.

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  Vikings | Week 13 injury report for Minnesota    Fri Nov 30, 04:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Chad Beebe (hamstring) and TE David Morgan (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 30 and they are ruled out for Week 13 against the New England Patriots. WR Stefon Diggs (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (hamstring) and WR Brandon Zylstra (foot) were limited in practice and listed as questionable, as is CB Mackensie Alexander (knee) despite a full session for him. OG Tom Compton (knee), LB Ben Gedeon (concussion), LB Eric Kendricks (chest), OG Mike Remmers (back) and WR Adam Thielen (calf) were able to practice in full and were removed from the report.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen remains limited    Thu Nov 29, 04:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (calf) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen listed as limited    Wed Nov 28, 07:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen sets franchise mark    Sun Nov 25, 11:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen registered eight receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. He has nine 100-yard games setting a new franchise record for a single season.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's injury report for Week 12    Fri Nov 23, 04:29 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Chad Beebe (hamstring), LB Ben Gedeon (concussion), TE David Morgan (knee) and S Andrew Sendejo (groin) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), OG Tom Compton (knee), DE Everson Griffen (toe), OG Danny Isidora (knee), OG Mike Remmers (back), CB Xavier Rhodes (foot), WR Adam Thielen (calf, back) and DE Stephen Weatherly (shoulder) were full participants in practice Friday, Nov. 23, and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen on the field Friday    Fri Nov 23, 12:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (calf, back) was on the field for the start of practice Friday, Nov. 23, after being limited earlier in the week.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen remains limited    Thu Nov 22, 02:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back, calf) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 22.

Footballguys view: Thielen has been limited in practice all week long. He should be able to play against the Packers, and Thielen is a WR1 for Fantasy GMs even though he was limited.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen a limited participant    Wed Nov 21, 06:07 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back, calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Footballguys view: Thielen played with these injuries the last time out for the Vikings. After a bye in Week 10, Thielen should feel better. In fact, we won't be surprised to see him practice fully later in the week.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen finishes with seven grabs    Sun Nov 18, 11:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught seven of his 12 targets for 66 yards in a 25-20 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 11.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's injury report for Week 11    Fri Nov 16, 02:58 PM

Minnesota Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (groin) and TE David Morgan (knee) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 11 versus the Chicago Bears. LB Anthony Barr (hamstring) and OG Mike Remmers (back) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and are listed as questionable. OG Tom Compton (knee) returned to a full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. WR Adam Thielen (back, calf) was limited in practice for third straight day Friday but no longer appears on the injury report. WR Chad Beebe (abdomen), WR Stefon Diggs (rib), DE Everson Griffen (toe), DT Linval Joseph (ankle, shoulder) and CB Xavier Rhodes (foot) were full participants in practice Friday and were also removed from the injury report.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen listed as limited    Thu Nov 15, 05:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back, calf) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 15.

Footballguys view: We're still starting Thielen but keep an eye on his Friday practice status.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen puts in limited session    Wed Nov 14, 05:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back, calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Footballguys view: He should be fine for Sunday night's game against the Bears. Check on his status when Friday's practice report comes out just to be sure.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen slowed by calf injury in Week 9    Mon Nov 5, 02:06 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (calf) dealt with a calf injury all week and was heating it on the sideline between series during the team's win against the Detroit Lions, according to FOX Sports sideline reporter Jen Hale.

Footballguys view: For the first time this year, Thielen was held to under 100-yards receiving on the day. He shared an NFL record with eight 100-yard receiving games to begin the season, tying the mark of Calvin Johnson. Thielen has a bye week to get healthy before the Vikings get back in action against the Bears in Week 11.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen's 100-yard streak ends    Sun Nov 4, 05:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen registered four receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions, ending his NFL record-tying streak of eight-straight games with 100 or more yards.

Footballguys view: Thielen didn't really need to break a sweat with the Lions never really threatening in this one. This result shouldn't affect your perception of his value going forward.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen tops 100 yards    Sun Oct 28, 11:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen finished with seven catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 8, setting the record for the most consecutive 100-yard receiving games to start a season.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen goes over 100 yards again    Sun Oct 21, 05:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen finished with nine receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets in Week 7 against the New York Jets. He has seven straight 100-yard games, one shy of matching the NFL record set by former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson in 2012.

Footballguys view: Thielen can't be stopped. He is the most valuable fantasy receiver and probably is untouchable in your league right now.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen could set record Sunday    Sat Oct 20, 09:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen could tie the NFL record for consecutive 100-yard receiving games to open a season if he reaches that mark against the New York Jets in Week 7.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen on a record pace    Tue Oct 16, 10:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen has amassed 58 catches on 71 targets for 712 yards through six games. At his current pace, he will finish with 155 receptions, 189 targets and 1,899 receiving yards. Thielen is on track to finish 12 catches ahead of Marvin Harrison's record-setting reception mark of 143 in 2002. Only 11 receivers have ever recorded at least 189 targets in a season, while Calvin Johnson (1,964) is the only receiver to ever post more than 1,900 receiving yards in a season.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen sets milestone    Mon Oct 15, 08:02 AM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen had his sixth straight 100-yard game Sunday, Oct. 14, and only four players in NFL history have a longer single-season streak.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen continues outstanding play    Sun Oct 14, 05:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught 11 passes for 123 yards and one touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

Footballguys view: Starting a season with six straight 100-yard games is like Halley's Comet. Obviously Thielen and Kirk Cousins have a special connection and they will face a banged up Jets secondary.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen in history books    Tue Oct 9, 02:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen is the first player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to begin a season with five games of 100 or more receiving yards.

Footballguys view: Thielen is averaging a whopping 117.8 receiving yards per game in 2018. He was a breakout player in 2017 with QB Case Keenum and he's certainly become the favorite target for QB Kirk Cousins this season. Fantasy GMs know he's a must-start WR1 every week regardless of the matchup.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen goes off for 116 yards    Mon Oct 8, 12:07 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught seven of his 10 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen joins elite company    Thu Sep 27, 11:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught eight passes on 12 targets for 135 yards and a touchdown in a 38-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, Sept. 27, becoming the third player since the merger to open a season with four straight 100-yard receiving games.

Footballguys view: Thielen is clearly Kirk Cousins' favorite target, and he has a chance to lead the league in receptions with a record number this year if Michael Thomas doesn't. He'll be an elite WR1 against the Eagles next week.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen hits century mark again    Sun Sep 23, 04:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen made a career-high 14 receptions for 105 yards on 19 targets in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Thielen had a big PPR day because he was a reliable short target as the Vikings were playing out the string in this one, but it wasn't exactly a comforting day if your team has key pieces of the Vikings offense. Thielen will have a tough matchup against the Rams on Thursday.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen very busy in Week 2    Sun Sep 16, 07:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen posted 12 receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen cracks century mark    Sun Sep 9, 05:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen posted six receptions for a game-best 102 yards with 12 targets in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: Thielen was a more prominent target than Stefon Diggs and looked plenty capable of delivering on his ADP as a strong PPR WR2/low WR1. He'll be a strong play against the young Packers secondary next week.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen hurt in practice    Tue Aug 28, 06:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (leg) injured his left leg during practice Tuesday, Aug. 28, but said he's good after leaving the field under his own power, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This sounds somewhat minor but there's not much information out right now. Stay tuned. As we all know, Thielen won't participate in the Vikings preseason finale. We'll have an update about his status during the week of practice leading up to their Week 1 contest in the regular season.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen healthy entering offseason    Thu Feb 1, 01:54 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) indicated that the back fractures he sustained during the Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints were not serious, and he is 'pretty much healthy' heading into the offseason.

Footballguys view: He's got plenty of time to heal and we don't think this will impact his 2018 at all. Thielen probably won't even miss camp.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen quiet in loss    Sun Jan 21, 10:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught three passes on nine targets for 28 yards in a 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen officially active    Sun Jan 21, 05:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) is officially active for the NFC Championship game.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen injury update    Sun Jan 21, 03:43 PM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) suffered a couple of slight fractures in his back during the Divisional Round playoff game but plans to play in the NFC Championship game, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Thielen hasn't had as big an impact for the Vikings as usual lately, but now we have a reason for last week's game. Stefon Diggs will be on the spot at Philadelphia.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen expected to play    Sun Jan 21, 08:52 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) is expected to play in the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 21, despite being in plenty of pain due to a lower back ailment, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: Thielen could have a treatment administered to numb the pain before the game. He will play a big role against an Eagles secondary that likes to play off man and allows chances for run after catch yards, which Thielen has excelled at this year.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's injury report for Championship game    Fri Jan 19, 02:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Shamar Stephen (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 19, and has been ruled out of the NFC Championship game. CB Mackensie Alexander (rib) did not practice and is listed as questionable. WR Adam Thielen (back) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. SS Andrew Sendejo (concussion) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. S Anthony Harris (knee) and C Pat Elflein (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen listed as questionable    Fri Jan 19, 02:07 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the NFC Championship game.

Footballguys view: Thielen has been working through this back injury all week. Reports indicate that he'll be out there and get his normal workload of snaps against the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen in practice    Fri Jan 19, 12:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) is taking part in practice Friday, Jan. 19.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen upgraded to limited    Thu Jan 18, 02:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Jan. 18, after missing practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: If the Vikings are going to win this game, Thielen is one of the guys they have to have do well. We think he and Stefon Diggs match up well with the Eagles secondary, and predict them to have a very good weekend. Start them in your DFS leagues.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen misses practice    Wed Jan 17, 04:06 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) was absent from practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: Thielen should be good to go for Sunday night's tilt with the Vikings, but it would obviously be better if he was fully healthy going into the game.

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