Adam Thielen Injury Update Improves Bisi Johnson Fantasy Outlook for Monday Night Football

Jason Schandl
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Adam Thielen's hamstring injury continues to be a frustrating issue for both Thielen himself and fantasy football owners.

After looking to be on track to suit up for tonight's Week 13 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, Thielen ended up getting ruled out on Sunday.

The fact that he was so close to playing is a good sign that Thielen will be back in Week 14 for the fantasy football playoffs, but he won't be available to help fantasy owners get there. He went down with the injury after just nine snaps in Week 7, played seven snaps in an attempt to return in Week 9, and now he'll miss his third consecutive game.

His absence means Bisi Johnson should continue to get some solid opportunity though. He's played at least 70 percent of the Vikings' offensive snaps in each game since Week 7, and while his volume has been hit or miss, he did post season-high marks in both targets (nine) and receptions (six) in his last game.

That brings his averages to 5.0 targets, 3.0 receptions and 8.0 PPR fantasy points per game over those last five.

This limited production makes Johnson a fairly weak fantasy play against the Seahawks, who rank in the middle of the pack (14th) against the pass in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metric.

If you didn't get Thielen out of your lineup in time to replace him with someone in action on Sunday, though, you may not have much of a choice. Johnson is available in 97 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, and he should at least get a few targets to work with in relief of Thielen on Monday.

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