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Adam
Thielen (#19)

WR - Minnesota Vikings

Age 31
Exp 8th Season
HT/WT 6'2" / 200 LBS
Bye 7
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Weekly Projections
2021 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 5:08 PM
2021 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:50 PM
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2021 Stats
GAME RECEIVING RUSHING FUMBLES
Week OPP REC TGT CAT% Y/C YDS LG TD ATT YDS Y/A LG TD TOT LOST
1 @CIN 9 10 90.0 10.2 92 24 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2 @ARI 6 7 85.7 6.5 39 15 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0
3 SEA 6 9 66.7 8.3 50 21 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
4 CLE 3 8 37.5 15.3 46 22 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
5 DET 2 3 66.7 20.0 40 21 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
6 @CAR 11 13 84.6 11.5 126 35 1 1 2 2.0 2 0 0 0
8 DAL 6 9 66.7 13.0 78 32 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
9 @BAL 2 7 28.6 3.0 6 5 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
10 @LAC 5 7 71.4 13.0 65 19 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
11 GB 8 10 80.0 10.2 82 26 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 @SF 5 7 71.4 12.4 62 29 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 @DET 1 2 50.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 PIT 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
15 @CHI 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
16 LAR 3 3 100.0 13.3 40 25 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career Stats
SEASON RECEIVING RUSHING FUMBLES
YEAR GP REC TGT CAT% Y/C YDS LG TD ATT YDS Y/A LG TD TOT LOST
2014 16 8 14 57.1 17.1 137 44 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2015 16 12 18 66.7 12.0 144 30 0 4 89 22.2 41 0 0 0
2016 16 69 92 75.0 14.0 967 71 5 2 15 7.5 11 0 2 1
2017 16 91 143 63.6 14.0 1276 65 4 1 11 11.0 11 0 3 2
2018 16 113 155 72.9 12.2 1373 68 9 5 30 6.0 15 0 1 1
2019 10 30 48 62.5 13.9 418 44 6 4 6 1.5 3 1 0 0
2020 15 74 108 68.5 12.5 925 51 14 3 15 5.0 8 0 0 0
2021 13 67 95 70.5 10.8 726 35 10 1 2 2.0 2 0 1 0
Preseason player profiles are written in July and do not reflect in-season updates.
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Adam Thielen - Expects to be ready for spring

Thielen expects to be ready for spring workouts after Dec. 28 ankle surgery, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "It's a pretty easy recovery, a few more weeks here and I should be feeling back to normal," he said.

Adam Thielen - Getting surgery, placed on IR

Thielen (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday and is facing an estimated one-month recovery from surgery, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Adam Thielen - Feels sore, but hopeful for Week 17

Head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Thielen is feeling sore following his early departure in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Rams, but the wideout is hopeful to be back on the field for the Vikings' Week 17 game in Green Bay, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Adam Thielen - Returns, picks up new injury

Thielen recorded three receptions on three targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Rams.

Adam Thielen - Reenters Sunday's game

Thielen (ankle) returned to Sunday's game versus the Rams, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

Adam Thielen - Hurts ankle Sunday

Thielen left Sunday's game against the Rams due to an ankle injury.

Adam Thielen - Cleared to play

Thielen (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Adam Thielen - Expected to play

Thielen, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest with an ankle injury, is expected to play against the Rams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Adam Thielen - Deemed questionable for Week 16

The Vikings list Thielen (ankle) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Adam Thielen - Stays limited Thursday

Thielen (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

Adam Thielen - Fits in some work Wednesday

Thielen (ankle) was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice estimate.

Adam Thielen - Not practicing Wednesday

Thielen (ankle) didn't take part in Wednesday's walkthrough, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Adam Thielen - Sitting out again Monday

Thielen (ankle) is listed as inactive Monday at Chicago.

Adam Thielen - Trending toward game-time call

Thielen (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Bears, is scheduled to go through a pregame workout before the Vikings decide on his status, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Adam Thielen - Listed as questionable for Monday

Thielen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's contest against the Bears, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Adam Thielen - Watching practice from side

Thielen (ankle) isn't practicing Friday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Adam Thielen - Sits out Thursday's practice

Thielen (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Adam Thielen - Ruled out, as expected

Thielen (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Pittsburgh.

Adam Thielen - Misses practice, likely out Week 14

Thielen (ankle) didn't participate in the open portion of Tuesday's practice and is expected to be sidelined for Thursday's game against the Steelers, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Adam Thielen - Missing from walk-through practice

Thielen (ankle) was estimated as a non-participant for Monday's walk-through practice.

Week 17 Game Hub: MIN-GB

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 17's Vikings-Packers matchup.

The Market Report: Week 17

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Burrow, Dak, AJB up; JRob, Thielen, Lamar down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 16 Game Hub: LAR-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 16's Rams-Vikings matchup.

Week 15 Game Hub: MIN-CHI

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 15's Vikings-Bears matchup.

The Market Report: Week 15

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Kamara, Cook, Lockett up; Lamar, Dak, Chuba down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 14 Game Hub: Pit-Min

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 14's Steelers-Vikings matchup.

The Market Report: Week 14

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Kyler, Javonte, Nuk up; Lamar, Saquon, down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 13 Game Hub: MIN-DET

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 13's Vikings-Lions matchup.

Week 13 Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for every game.

Week 11 Game Hub: GB-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 11's Packers-Vikings matchup.

Week 10 Game Hub: MIN-LAC

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 10's Vikings-Chargers matchup.

Week 9 Game Hub: Min-Bar

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 9's Min-Bal matchup.

Week 8 Game Hub: DAL-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 8's Cowboys-Vikings matchup.

Week 8 SNF & MNF Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for SNF and MNF.

Week 8 Start/Sit

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If you're facing tough lineup decisions, here are some notable start/sit suggestions for leagues of all sizes.

Barfield's Best Bets: Week 6

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Game picks, player props, and analysis that Graham Barfield is betting on for Week 6 games.

Week 6 Game Hub: MIN-CAR

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 6's Vikings-Panthers matchup.

Week 6 Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for every game.

Week 6 Players to Trade/Trade For

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Detailed list and breakdown of guys to acquire via a trade, and guys to put on the block.

Week 5 Game Hub: DET-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 5's Lions-Vikings matchup.

Week 4 Game Hub: CLE-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 4's Browns-Vikings matchup.

Week 3 Game Hub: SEA-MIN

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 3's Seahawks-Vikings matchup.

Week 2 Game Hub: Min-Ari

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 2's Vikings-Cardinals matchup.

The Market Report: Week 2

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Mixon, Dak, Hurts up; RoJo, OBJ, Aiyuk down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 1 Contrarian DFS Angles

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A look at Graham Barfield's contrarian DFS plays for Week 1 action.

Week 1 Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for every game.

Week 1 Start/Sit

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If you're facing tough lineup decisions, our staff has some notable start/sit suggestions for leagues of all sizes.

Week 1 Game Hub: Min-Cin

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 1's Vikings-Bengals matchup.

Values, Targets, and League-Winners

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A preseason favorite, looking at players we're targeting at their ADP, players with value, and possible league-winners.

Scott Barrett's My Guys: 2021

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Scott Barrett dives into his favorite fantasy players for 2021 at each position, with stats to back it up and analysis to expand.

2021 Franchise Focus: Minnesota Vikings

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Stats, pace and tendencies, offensive and defensive scheme, fantasy contributors, and more for the Minnesota Vikings.

Underrated Upside: Wide Receivers

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Some 2nd and 3rd year receivers highlight Scott Barrett's WRs with underrated upside, but Adam Thielen tops the list.

Injury Prone is a Lie: Part II

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Follow up piece to Dr. Edwin Porras' "Injury Prone is a Lie," breaking down specific injuries, recurrence, and timetables.

2021 Coach Carousel: Minnesota Vikings

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Klint Kubiak takes over the OC role after his dad retired. What does that mean for the Vikings and for fantasy?

Week 17 Player Props

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John Hansen's favorite player props with detailed analysis for Week 17 Sunday action.

Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 17

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John Hansen chooses his favorite DFS cash game plays by position for Week 17, along with sample lineup construction from his picks.

Week 17 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, injuries, and comments for every team ahead of Week 17 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 17 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

Week 16 Player Props

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John Hansen's favorite player props with detailed analysis for Week 16 action.

Week 16 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

Week 15 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 15 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 15 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

DFS Targets and Fades: Week 14

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A look at the DFS slate for Week 14, including plays and fades, as well as player situations.

Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 14

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John Hansen chooses his favorite DFS cash game plays by position for Week 14, along with sample lineup construction from his picks.

The Market Report: Week 14

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JT, Davis, Waller up; Kyler, Sanders, Jeudy down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Scott Barrett's Week 13 DFS Breakdown

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A position-by-position rundown of Scott Barrett's favorite plays for Week 13 DFS, including stats, ownership, and more.

Week 13 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 13 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 13

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John Hansen chooses his favorite DFS cash game plays by position for Week 13, along with sample lineup construction from his picks.

Week 13 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 13 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 13 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

The Market Report: Week 13

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Watson, Henry, Deebo up; Kyler, Kamara, Boyd down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 12 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 12 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Week 12 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 12 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

The Market Report: Week 12

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Herbert, Zeke, CEH up; Mixon, Chark, Fulgham down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 11 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 11 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 11 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

Week 10 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

The Market Report: Week 10

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Kyler, Kirk, Jeudy up; Brady, CMC, CEH down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 9 Injury Report

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Keeping tabs on notable injuries that affect game-time decisions, performance expectations, and start/sit decisions.

Week 9 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 9 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 9 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

Week 8 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 8 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.
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Week 8 Expanded DFS WR/CB Matchups

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A look at both beneficial and dangerous WR/CB matchups to help with start/sit and DFS lineup positional, now with more analysis than ever.

Scott Barrett's Week 6 DFS Breakdown

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A position-by-position rundown of Scott Barrett's favorite plays for Week 6 DFS, including stats, ownership, and more.

Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 6

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John Hansen chooses his favorite DFS cash game plays by position for Week 6, along with sample lineup construction from his picks.

Week 6 DFS WR/CB Matchups

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A look at both beneficial and dangerous WR/CB matchups to help with start/sit and DFS lineup positions.

Week 5 SNF Showdown

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A detailed look at SNF's Seahawks-Vikings matchup from a DFS Showdown perspective from Pat James.

Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 5

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John Hansen chooses his favorite DFS cash game plays by position for Week 5, along with sample lineup construction from his picks.

Week 5 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 5 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 5 Start/Sit

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If you're facing tough lineup decisions, Graham Barfield and Scott Barrett have some notable start/sit suggestions for leagues of all sizes.
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Week 4 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from Week 4, including timetables for return.
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The Market Report: Week 5

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Hunt, Mixon, OBJ up; Drake, AJG, Fant down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

The Market Report: Week 4

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Rodgers, A-Rob, Kamara up; Mixon, OBJ, D-Jax down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 3 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 3 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 3 DFS WR/CB Matchups

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A look at both beneficial and dangerous WR/CB matchups to help with start/sit and DFS lineup positions.

The Market Report: Week 3

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Allen, Sanders, Diggs up; Wentz, RoJo, Sutton down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and more!.

Week 2 Player Props

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John Hansen's favorite player props with detailed analysis for Week 2 Sunday action.

Week 2 Contrarian DFS Angles

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A look at Graham Barfield's contrarian DFS plays for Week 2 action.

Week 2 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 2 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.
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Special Edition XFP Report: Week 2

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Comparing fantasy finishes with expected fantasy finishes for sell-high targets and undervalued DFS plays for Week 2.

The Market Report: Week 2

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Russ, CEH, Nuk up; Wentz, Akers, Hurst down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.
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Top Outside WRs vs. Coverage Shells

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Breaking down the top NFL outside receivers vs. various coverages they'll face during the season for matchup purposes.
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69 Injury Stats

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Dr. Edwin Porras presents 69 random but relevant injury statistics for football performance.

Good Vibes/Bad Vibes

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An every-year favorite of subscribers, John Hansen goes team by team, condensing his overall opinion of relevant playmakers.

2020 Draft Plan

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John Hansen's preseason staple, with analysis at various drafting spots, a plan for each position, and in-depth analysis

John Hansen's 2020 Player Props

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John Hansen reveals his favorite player props for the season...hint: there's plenty of appealing Overs here!

Market Report: Week of Aug 31

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Mostert, Thielen, D-Jax up; Fournette and others down. Tom Brolley gives the latest updates in this week's Market Report!
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96 Stats

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Countless days of research, social media scavenging, & a headache worth of numbers, here is the ultimate stat breakdown for 2020.

Brolley's Most Drafted

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Tom Brolley reveals his most drafted players, going position by position and round by round.

Best-Ball Notebook: Wide Receivers

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A breakdown of Graham Barfield's WR targets, ADP analysis, and strategy for best-ball drafts.
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SiriusXM Mock Draft Review

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Paul Kelly recaps a recent mock draft with the Fantasy Points crew and some SiriusXM stars!

2020 Vantage Points

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In a massive 10,000 word breakdown, Joe Dolan goes team by team, analyzing reports from camp and coaches.

Injury Profile: Marquise Brown

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Dr. Edwin Porras looks at Hollywood Brown's 2019 season and his return from a Lisfranc injury.

Injury Discounts: Wide Receivers

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Dr. Edwin Porras, Scott Barrett, and Joe Dolan discuss any possible injury discounts on WRs in 2020.

15-Team Draft Plan

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For 14- and 16-team leagues, John Hansen releases his 15-team draft plan, filled with strategy and mocks from 5 different spots.

Identifying League-Winners

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Scott Barrett examines league-winners of the past 3 years, looking at predictions and final results.

Injury Volatility: Wide Receivers

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Dr. Edwin Porras looks at injury volatility among current WRs and ranks them in tiers.

The Market Report: Post-Free Agency

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Looking at notable upgrades and downgrades across the league after a plethora of free agency moves.