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  Vikings | Adam Thielen reaches end zone    Sun Oct 18, 06:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught three passes for 51 yards and one touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. He was targeted five times during the game.

Footballguys view: Thielen's garbage time scores are helping his floor stay higher as the Vikings season crashes and burns. He has been a WR1 so far in fantasy leagues, but this is a fragile situation with the Vikings wanting to run a lot and Justin Jefferson emerging as the primary downfield threat.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen hauls in a pair of TD passes    Mon Oct 12, 12:55 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught nine passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 11. Thielen was targeted a team-high 13 times.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen ready to play    Fri Oct 9, 07:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 9, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen takes part in practice    Thu Oct 8, 06:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 8.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 8, 06:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks (foot), WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring) and CB Holton Hill (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 8. CB Kris Boyd (hamstring) and OT Olisaemeka Udoh (finger) were limited. WR Adam Thielen (shoulder), CB Mike Hughes (neck), OT Brian O'Neill (shoulder), C Garrett Bradbury (knee) and WR Dan Chisena (knee) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen limited Wednesday    Wed Oct 7, 05:05 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday, Oct. 7, due to a shoulder injury.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen hits triple digits    Sun Oct 4, 06:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen registered eight receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets in Week 4 against the Houston Texans.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen scores in loss    Sun Sep 27, 10:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught three of his five targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen held to 31 yards    Sun Sep 20, 04:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught three passes for 31 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. He was targeted eight times during the game.

Footballguys view: Thielen got all of his production early and did nothing in garbage time this week after having a long score after the game was decided last week. He'll still be a boom/bust WR2 next week but with each dismal week from the Vikings team, he will get riskier.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen delivers in loss    Sun Sep 13, 11:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught six of his eight targets for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen receives day off    Sun Aug 30, 06:17 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen received the day off from practice Sunday, Aug. 30.

Footballguys view: Thielen might have the highest target total in the league this year. The Vikings would be wise to make sure he's healthy for Week 1 against Green Bay.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen shines in scrimmage    Fri Aug 28, 09:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen had three catches for 67 yards in the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 28.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen excels in man coverage    Tue May 19, 06:58 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Thielen does a lot of damage from the slot, and that's where he can really take advantage of any coverage put on him. Expect more of the same in 2020, but it will be interesting to see how Minnesota mixes in rookie Justin Jefferson...as he almost exclusively played slot at LSU.

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  Vikings | Yardage down for Adam Thielen    Sun May 10, 09:08 PM

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.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Vikings can get things back on track for Thielen in 2020. They traded away WR Stefon Diggs and selected WR Justin Jefferson in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. Jefferson is primarily a slot receiver, so it will be interesting to see how the team mixes him in with Thielen. We project Thielen to be a WR2 with upside for Fantasy GMs in 2020. He has a current ADP of WR13 (3.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Minnesota sees 2019 season end    Sat Jan 11, 07:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 21-for-29 for 172 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round playoff game. RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 18 yards on nine carries and caught six passes for eight yards during the game. WR Stefon Diggs caught two passes for 57 yards and one touchdown on five targets. WR Adam Thielen caught five passes for 50 yards on seven targets. TE Irv Smith caught three passes for 39 yards on three targets, while TE Kyle Rudolph caught two passes for four yards on three targets.

Footballguys view: It was a good run for the Vikings this season. They failed to make the palyoffs last year but made it to the Divisional Round this year. Next season, in the final season of Kirk Cousins contract, the Vikings are hoping to make the NFC Championship at least. We'll see if they can make that happen. This offseason, the secondary is a part of the team they'll need to improve to make that run.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen officially active    Sat Jan 11, 03:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) is active for the Divisional Round game Saturday, Jan. 11, against the San Francisco 49ers.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen tests injured ankle    Sat Jan 11, 02:41 PM

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.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen to wear padding on ankle    Fri Jan 10, 03:33 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Thielen had stitches to repair a cut in his ankle that he sustained in practice this week. That extra padding should keep that wound properly and effectively covered.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen expected to play    Fri Jan 10, 09:41 AM

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.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Vikings here. Thielen had to require stitches for a cut on his ankle he sustained in practice. The team is wisely being cautious with their superstar receiver.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen doesn't practice Thursday    Thu Jan 9, 05:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

Footballguys view: Thielen received stitches for a cut he sustained during practice on Wednesday. The Vikings are going to limit him until they play on Saturday against the 49ers.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's injury report for Week 19    Thu Jan 9, 04:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander (knee) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for the team's NFC Divisional Round game against the San Francisco 49ers. S Jayron Kearse (toe, knee) also did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. WR Adam Thielen (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 9, and is listed as questionable. DT Linval Joseph (knee), WR Stefon Diggs (illness), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle, shoulder), DE Stephen Weatherly (foot), OG Josh Kline (elbow), DT Shamar Stephen (knee), TE Tyler Conklin (knee) and RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday and have been removed from the injury report. DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (hamstring) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day but also no longer appears on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen draws questionable tag    Thu Jan 9, 02:02 PM

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.'

Footballguys view: Thielen had to get stitches for a bad cut on his ankle suffered in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. The Vikings are going to take it easy on him with the anticipation that he'll be able to play on Saturday against the 49ers.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen out of practice    Thu Jan 9, 12:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) was present at the start of practice Thursday, Jan. 9, but was not participating.

Footballguys view: Reports have come out indicating that Thielen required stitches for a bad cut on his ankle suffered in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. The team is going to be wisely cautious with him as they move forward in preparation for Saturday's game against the 49ers.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen received stitches    Thu Jan 9, 10:14 AM

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.

Footballguys view: This is a news item worth keeping an eye on...especially with Stefon Diggs missing practice this week due to an illness. Thielen's 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.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen limited    Wed Jan 8, 03:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Footballguys view: Stefon Diggs (illness) is missing practice and Thielen is a little banged up. This dynamic duo should be out there Saturday against the 49ers in the Divisional Round.

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  Vikings | Minnesota moving on to next round    Sun Jan 5, 04:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 19-for-31 for 242 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card playoff game. RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries and caught three passes for 36 yards. RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 20 yards on five carries and caught one pass for 10 yards. WR Adam Thielen caught seven passes for 129 yards on nine targets. TE Kyle Rudolph caught four passes for 31 yards and one touchdown on seven targets, while WR Stefon Diggs caught two passes for 19 yards on three targets.

Footballguys view: Cousins was able to make big plays when it counted...essentially for the first time in his career. He was not known for making plays in big or primetime games but Cousins was money on Sunday. The Vikings ran the ball well and controlled the tempo of the game with their rushing attack. It will be a battle of two similarly structured offenses in the Divisional Round as they take on the 49ers.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen not blaming injury for poor outing    Thu Dec 26, 08:39 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) said Thursday, Dec. 26, his catch-less performance against the Green Bay Packers Monday, Dec. 23, had nothing to do with his prior hamstring injury. 'It had nothing to do with the hamstring injury,'' Thielen said. 'I felt great out there and just had a few opportunities, didn't make the plays, and the rest is out of my control.''

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen does little in return    Mon Dec 16, 12:48 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught three passes for 27 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Dec. 15.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen limited Friday    Fri Dec 13, 06:45 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 13, but is not on the injury report for Week 15.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen off injury report    Fri Dec 13, 01:52 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen doesn't appear on the team's Week 15 injury report, and appears set to return following a four-game hamstring-injury absence.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen practicing again    Fri Dec 13, 12:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 13.

Footballguys view: Thielen appears to be on track to play but you'll have to check back on Sunday to be sure. He plays in a late game but has been removed from the injury report, so you can feel confident starting him.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen listed as limited    Thu Dec 12, 05:08 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

Footballguys view: This casts some doubt on whether he'll play this week as he has said he won't play unless he's 100%. If Thielen can't go Stefon Diggs might get a few more targets against the Chargers.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 12, 03:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) and S Jayron Kearse (toe) did not take part in practice Thursday, Dec. 12. CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle), CB Mike Hughes (hip), WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) and WR Olabisi Johnson (quad) were limited. DT Linval Joseph (knee), RB Dalvin Cook (chest), DT Shamar Stephen (knee), TE Kyle Rudolph (groin), DT Jaleel Johnson (ankle) and CB Holton Hill (shoulder) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen moving well in practice    Thu Dec 12, 02:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) took part in all of the individual drills at practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

Footballguys view: Thielen is on track to play this week and appears to be full go. He said he wouldn't play until he is 100%.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen limited Wednesday    Wed Dec 11, 04:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen expected back Sunday    Wed Dec 11, 02:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) is expected to return to the lineup against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Dec. 15, barring a setback in practice, per a league source Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Footballguys view: Thielen has had a setback before, so watch his status on Friday. The Vikings travel to play the Chargers in Week 15.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen won't play in Week 14    Sun Dec 8, 11:47 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) is not active for Week 14's game against the Detroit Lions.

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  Vikings | Week 14 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Sun Dec 8, 11:32 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared WR Adam Thielen, LB Cameron Smith, DE Hercules Mata'afa, OT Aviante Collins, DE Jalyn Holmes, OL Olisaemeka Udoh and OG Dru Samia inactive for Week 14.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen could return for Week 15    Sun Dec 8, 09:28 AM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) will probably miss Week 14's game versus the Detroit Lions but has a good chance of returning for Week 15's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Footballguys view: We'll believe it when we see it.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen unlikely to play    Sun Dec 8, 08:11 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) is not expected to play in Week 14's game against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Week 14 injury report    Fri Dec 6, 04:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) was unable to practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Week 14 against the Detroit Lions. OT Riley Reiff (concussion) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is listed as questionable. DT Linval Joseph (knee), RB Dalvin Cook (chest), DE Everson Griffen (knee), LB Eric Wilson (shoulder), S Harrison Smith (hamstring) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) practiced in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen gets doubtful tag    Fri Dec 6, 01:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is listed as doubtful for the team's Week 14 game against the Detroit Lions.

Footballguys view: Thielen seems to be getting farther away from playing, not closer. If he can have a full practice or two next week, he could get back on the field to face the Chargers. Stefon Diggs has a higher ceiling this week on this news.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen not ruled out yet    Thu Dec 5, 08:17 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) has a decent chance to play in the Week 14 game, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen still not practicing    Thu Dec 5, 01:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) was held out of practice Thursday, Dec. 5.

Footballguys view: It's trending for another missed game here. Thielen's hamstring needs more time to heal as the Vikings try to make that push here at the end of the regular season.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen listed as DNP    Wed Dec 4, 04:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on the estimated injury report for Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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  Vikings | Week 13 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Mon Dec 2, 06:52 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared WR Adam Thielen, LB Cameron Smith, DE Hercules Mata'afa, OT Aviante Collins, DE Jalyn Holmes, OL Olisaemeka Udoh and OG Dru Samia inactive for Week 13.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen to miss Week 13    Sun Dec 1, 02:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Week 13 game.

Footballguys view: Olabisi Johnson will get the start in his place and the Vikings tight ends become better plays although Kirk Cousins outlook takes a hit. There's still time to get your late game options in over Thielen.

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  Vikings | Week 13 injury report for Minnesota    Sat Nov 30, 04:15 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Gedeon (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks. DT Linval Joseph (knee), S Harrison Smith (hamstring), WR Adam Thielen (hamstring), S Anthony Harris (groin) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) are considered questionable.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen gets questionable tag    Sat Nov 30, 02:06 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) on Saturday, Nov. 30, was listed as questionable for the team's Week 13 game Monday, Dec. 2, against the Seattle Seahawks.

Footballguys view: Coming off the team's bye, Thielen should be back this week for the game on Monday night against the Seahawks. Fantasy GMs should be able to trust him as a WR3/flex play in Week 13.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen decision coming Saturday?    Sat Nov 30, 01:04 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) indicated he does not believe his status for Week 13 will be a game-day decision, according to the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, and that the team will decide based on how Thielen is feeling Saturday, Nov. 30.

Footballguys view: Thielen is officially listed as questionable although reports around the team seem to indicate that he's on the probable side of questionable. Fantasy GMs should be able to trust Thielen as a WR3/flex play on Monday night against Seattle.

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