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Adam Thielen Injury Update Erases Week 13 Fantasy Value as Surprise Inactive on Monday Night Football

Max Staley
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It looked like Adam Thielen was going to return in Week 13 after missing the Minnesota Vikings' last two games. Unfortunately, it appears his hamstring is still bothering him, as Thielen has been ruled out ahead of the team's "Monday Night Football" game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Thielen has missed three games this season, and he has left two other contests after playing fewer than 10 snaps. His absence should create some fantasy value for Minnesota's other skill-position players, though.

With Thielen sidelined, Stefon Diggs has been a monster over the last two weeks, averaging 85.0 receiving yards per game during that span. Diggs draws a decent matchup this week as well, with Seattle grading out as the 14th-best unit against the pass, per Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings.

If you're in a pinch, Olabisi Johnson is averaging 6.5 targets per game over his last two contests. He's little more than a flyer this week, though, as Diggs is the only wideout (WR14) to crack the top 36 in our Week 13 fantasy football PPR rankings.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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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