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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has been outstanding to start the 2018 season, and there are no signs of him slowing down. 


The fifth-year talent out of Minnesota State University has now been targeted at least 10 times in each of the Vikings' first four games this season with an average of 14 targets per game. In comparison, Thielen had only six 10-target games last season.

The wideout is setting all kinds of records early on, and being in the same class as Randy Moss and Issac Bruce really shows you how dominant he's been so far this season.

The signing of quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason has been a major plus for Thielen, but it's interesting because fellow wideout Stefon Diggs was getting all the training camp attention due to Cousins' deep-ball prowess. However, the QB is finding Thielen all over the field, and not just on check-down passes. 

While it will be tough for Thielen to keep up his current pace, the pass catcher is on the field for 97 percent of the Vikings' offensive plays thus far -- ranking him fourth among wide receivers in that stat category. This is great news for his fantasy owners and should keep him as a must-start WR1 for the rest of the season.


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