WR Adam Thielen - Minnesota Vikings

6-3, 200Born: 8-22-1990College: Minnesota StateDrafted: ---

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Gary McCullough, US Presswire

Traditional view      FanDuel view      DraftKings view     

Preseason player page

Thielen (hamstring) is out for Week 11

Week 12: bye week

All WR vs

Recent Stats and Projections

9 at KC 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
11 vs DEN 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Adam Thielen's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 11 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Thielen did not practice at all this week and it was almost a guarantee he was not going to play against the Broncos with his hamstring injury. The Vikings were about to head into their Bye week and a week off here would have allowed Thielen to rest all the way until 12/2 and the Vikings Monday Night Football game against Seattle. The Vikings have a tough stretch to close out the season and need a healthy Thielen to make the playoff push.

2019 Week 9 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

It was not the return that many had hoped for Thielen. He was targeted a single time on the opening offensive drive and then left after re-aggravating his hamstring injury. Thielen could be seen on the sideline testing out that injured leg, but never felt confident enough to come back into the game. All of the stars for the Vikings struggled this week and Thielen not being on the field made things that much more difficult.

2019 Week 7 vs DET (2 / 1 / 25 / 1 rec)

Everything was looking good this week for Thielen and Cousins. They were coming off back to back good games and started this week off with a 25-yard touchdown connection. Unfortunately, Thielen was injured on the play and did not return to the game. It has been ruled a hamstring injury and could hamper him for the next few weeks. Thielen ran a deep drag route after coming all the way across the field in motion for Cousins to check the defensive coverage. Cousins saw it was zone coverage and rolled to his left long enough for Thielen to beat his man and catch the ball in the back of the end zone. Thielen got 2 feet down and injured his leg as he was sliding out of the back of the end zone. No timetable has been set on the injury, but this was his last play of the game this week.

2019 Week 6 vs PHI (8 / 6 / 57 / 1 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Cousins and Thielen picked up where they left off last season on the first drive of the game. The Vikings marched 70 yards down the field and Thielen caught a 6-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone. It was a beautifully thrown fade that Thielen ran under and tapped his toes for the score. The duo added a 20-yard connection later in the game and connected on 6 of 8 passes. Thielen was the main beneficiary last week and saw that role go to Diggs this week. Cousins worked hard to repair the relationship with Thielen last week and continued that this week to a lesser extent. Thielen will have a tough matchup next week against Darius Slay and the Lions.

2019 Week 5 vs NYG (8 / 7 / 130 / 2 rec)

Everything finally seems right with Cousins and Thielen after an interesting week in Minnesota. Thielen seemed to call out Cousins after the loss last week and Cousins proceeded to apologize on his radio show and promise to be better. The pair turned that into a 100-yard receiving day and 2 touchdowns. The first touchdown was a beautiful 15-yard back-shoulder fade to Thielen in the end zone. The ball threw him open as Thielen did not have much separation from his defender and he had to make the catch as he was falling to the ground. Thielen was the second option on the play after Cousins looked across the middle first and it showed a level of chemistry that has been missing all season. His second touchdown was a circus catch in the back of the end zone. Cousins let loose a high 9-yard pass that Thielen had to go up and get for the score. The pass was high to get up and over the linebacker in the middle of the field and Thielen had enough room in the back of the end zone to complete the catch. Thielen also accounted for the longest play of the game for either team on his 44-yard reception. Thielen set season highs for catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns this week. This game will go a long way to repairing the relationship between Cousins and Thielen and now they will just have to work on getting Diggs back into the mix.

2019 Week 4 vs CHI (6 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

After getting off to a great start last season, Thielen has seen a steep decline this year. There looks to be no chemistry with Cousins now and every pass that comes his way seems to be off the mark. Thielen caught 2 of his 6 targets this week and found himself venting to the media after the game. Cousins missed Thielen up the seam for what should have been an easy touchdown after he beat his man. The ball was thrown 5 yards too far down the field despite Thielen having more than 2 yards of a cushion on his defender. This was a throw that any quarterback in the NFL should be able to make. Thielen came into the year talking about being a team player and wanting to win over personal stats. This philosophy may go out the window if the offense continues to struggle the way it has.

2019 Week 3 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 55 / 1 rec, 1 / 1 / 1 rush)

One of the few things going right for Minnesota's receiving core is Thielen. HE continues to make plays through the air and even chipped in one on the ground this week. Thielen has yet to surpass the 100-yard mark through the air this season but has made several big plays. He hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass from Cousins on a play action boot play where Cousins threw back across the field to Thielen who had run a deep drag pattern. Thielen simply out ran his defender in coverage and Cousins put the ball out in front of him so he could run it in for the score. The 35 yards accounted for 2/3 of his total yardage through the air and was the first touchdown of the game for the Vikings. He added a 1-yard touchdown run off the right end on a jet sweep for the third touchdown of the game for his only carry of the game. Thielen is doing everything from catching passes and throwing blocks down the field to now running in touchdowns on the ground. The yardage numbers from last season may not be there, but he is doing a great job finding the end zone so far this year.

2019 Week 2 vs GB (8 / 5 / 75 / 0 rec)

It is hard being a receiver when your quarterback cannot seem to hit the broad side of a barn. Thielen made the best of his situation this week and caught 5 of his 8 targets. Every catch seemed to be contested or thrown just a little behind or too far in front of him this week. Thielen had a single big play with a 30-yard catch and run down the sideline, but he also had to make a play on an overthrown ball by Cousins that was almost intercepted. Thielen is not enjoying the same success that he had the beginning of last season and did not continue the streak of 100 yards and a touchdown against the Packers he had in both games last season. Thielen continues to stress that he is not worried about personal numbers as long as the team is winning, but that may change if Cousins continues to struggle under center.

2019 Week 1 vs ATL (3 / 3 / 43 / 1 rec)

After reeling off 8 straight games with 100 yards to start the year last season, Thielen had a much quieter debut this year. Thielen caught all 3 of his targets this week and added the only touchdown through the air. It was a beautiful 23-yard deep crossing route where Cousins threw him open and Thielen did the rest of the work after the catch. He turned the ball up field, out ran his defender, and then ran over 2 more at the goal line for the touchdown. Thielen came into the season saying he did not care about personal stats and just wanted to see the team win. He showed this later by throwing the key block on a Dalvin Cook rushing touchdown later in the game. There will be games where Thielen is targeted 10+ times, but this week they just did not have to rely on him at all with how well the rushing attack worked.


Latest News

Vikings | Week 11 Minnesota Vikings inactives (Sun Nov 17, 11:34 AM) - The Minnesota Vikings have declared WR Adam Thielen, DE Hercules Mata'afa, S Anthony Harris, DL Linval Joseph, OL Olisaemeka Udoh, OG Dru Samia and OG Josh Kline inactive for Week 11.

link to story   

Vikings | Week 11 injury report for Minnesota (Fri Nov 15, 04:32 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring), OG Josh Kline (concussion), DT Linval Joseph (knee) and S Anthony Harris (groin) were unable to practice Friday, Nov. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the Denver Broncos. S Andrew Sendejo (groin) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable. C Brett Jones (knee) did not practice for a second straight day Friday but has been removed from the injury report. DT Shamar Stephen (knee), CB Trae Waynes (ankle), CB Mackensie Alexander (groin), FB C.J. Ham (ankle), CB Xavier Rhodes (elbow), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder), LB Eric Kendricks (hip) and DT Armon Watts (elbow) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

link to story   

Vikings | Adam Thielen ruled out Week 11 (Fri Nov 15, 01:46 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) on Friday, Nov. 15, was ruled out of the team's Week 11 game against the Denver Broncos.

Our View: This is no surprise with a bye on the other side of this game. Stefon Diggs has been greatly disappointing without Thielen in the lineup and he could draw Chris Harris a lot in this game to offset the possible extra targets which haven't materialized in previous weeks.
link to story   

Vikings | Adam Thielen could go Week 11? (Thu Nov 14, 03:15 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) has 'a chance' to play in Week 11 versus the Denver Broncos, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Our View: Thielen needs to at least get in a limited practice tomorrow and he'll be a risky play even if he is active after he promptly left the game following his first attempted return from this hamstring injury. The bye is next week so the Vikings should err on the side of caution.
link to story   

Vikings | Adam Thielen unlikely for Week 11 (Thu Nov 14, 12:45 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) remained out of practice Thursday, Nov. 14, and it appears unlikely he will play Week 11 against the Denver Broncos.

Our View: This was expected as Thielen deals with his 'minor' hamstring injury that seems to be more problematic than 'minor' would indicate. The Vikings have Stefon Diggs as the No. 1 wide receiver with Thielen out, and he's going to draw Chris Harris Jr. on Sunday. Adjust expectations for Diggs accordingly in that tough matchup. Bisi Johnson will get more work with Thielen out, and he'll have a better matchup than Diggs.
link to story   

More News

Minnesota Vikings Team Links

Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

Injury Expectations | Midweek Update | Week 11
  Jene Bramel - November 13
Injury Expectations | Midweek Update | Week 10
  Jene Bramel - November 6
Monday Injury Rounds: Week 10
  Jene Bramel - November 3
Injury Expectations | Midweek Update | Week 9
  Jene Bramel - October 30
Monday Injury Rounds: Week 8
  Jene Bramel - October 20
The Gut Check No.486: Six Ways (And Players) to Salvage Your Fantasy Season
  Matt Waldman - October 2
The Top 10: Week 2
  Matt Waldman - September 9
The Gut Check No.479: 2019 Tiers And Confidence Levels (Updated 8/19)
  Matt Waldman - August 15
The Gut Check No.478: The Devil's Advocate Top 50
  Matt Waldman - August 6
The Gut Check No.472: Going Down with the Ship
  Matt Waldman - June 20

Articles from around the web

What We Learned in 2018: Wide Receiver
   - February 4
Fantasy Football: Zachariason's Post-Draft Rookie Rankings
  J.J. Zachariason - May 2
Fabiano's post-draft five round fantasy mock draft
  Michael Fabiano - May 8
  John Daigle - May 9
Fantasy football mock drafts: Strategies from a 12-team PPR draft
  Daniel Kelley - May 21
Breakout age: Using PFF grades to identify potential breakout rookie fantasy receivers
  Scott Barrett - May 23
Fantasy QB strategy: Late-round draft options
  Jeff Ratcliffe - June 6
Fantasy football preseason preview: Quarterbacks
  David Dorey - June 6
Some strategies for identifying fantasy keepers
  Scott Barrett - June 12
Using YPRR to project fantasy performance -- WRs who beat expectations
  Daniel Kelley - June 13


12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14vs Detroit Lions
15@ Los Angeles Chargers
16vs Green Bay Packers
17vs Chicago Bears