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Adam Thielen Fantasy Outlook Includes Top-10 WR Potential Again in 2021

Isaiah De Los Santos
Adam Thielen fantasy outlooks includes top-10 WR potential again in 2021.
Adam Thielen fantasy outlooks includes top-10 WR potential again in 2021. / Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was one of the best fantasy producers at his position in 2020. Thanks to a career-high 14 touchdown grabs, he placed in the top 10 in PPR scoring last year.

Being near the top among wideouts has been familiar territory for the Vikings standout, and he's in position to replicate that success in 2021.

Adam Thielen Fantasy Football Value

Thielen wrapped up the 2020 campaign as WR10 in PPR scoring. He appears to be going slightly under the radar this year, though, with an average draft position (ADP) of WR18 according to FantasyPros.

Thielen's season was headlined by the 14 TD scores, but he also saw the second-most targets on the team (108) and turned them into 74 receptions and 925 yards. He only trailed rookie star Justin Jefferson in those three main categories, and those two will be leaned upon heavily again given the Vikings' lackluster receiving corps.

Some have doubts about Thielen keeping carrying over his impressive touchdown performance. However, it's clear how much Kirk Cousins values the wideout in scoring range.

Thielen tied for the fifth-most red zone targets in the league last season (19), and he turned them into the third-most receptions inside the 20 (16). His dependability in this crucial part of the field gives him a clear role in a run-heavy Vikings offense.

Last year was Thielen's third top-10 WR finish in four seasons. As long as he can stay healthy in his age-31 season, the wideout could outperform his current draft position.

Thielen comes in at WR27 in The Duel's 2021 PPR fantasy football rankings.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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