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Adam Thielen 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Adam Thielen Bio & Career Stats

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Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 3 Years
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: --
High School:
College: Minnesota State-Mankato
Drafted: Undrafted

Wide Receiver Rankings:
<< Steve Smith    Jarvis Landry >>
Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Adam Thielen 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
70.33 4.85 1 11.50 5.32 29 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
9 No No No No No No No No No
Adam Thielen Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Vikings15699675001500079.855.32
2015 Vikings8121440008900016.102.01
2014 Vikings168137100000012.85.80
Adam Thielen 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Adam Thielen has beaten his fantasy projection 2 straight years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #27 in 2016.
Fantasy Trends:
Thielen's fantasy game average per year has been going up for 2 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 245th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Thielen is entering his 4th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 4th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.12 from their 3rd year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Thielen has averaged 1.32 fantasy pts per game less than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2016 was 3.97.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.08) pts per game for Thielen. Along the Offenisve Line: Brandon Fusco has left the team.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Thielen played last year (103 - 103 - 2 0.500%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (94 - 113 - 2 0.454%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,974) compared to last season's teams (4,711) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Thielen had a better fantasy avg (6.57 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (3.45 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it the data would suggest he may have a worse fantasy season, but the trend could easily change to Thielen doing better against teams with a worse record.
From a defensive standpoint, Thielen faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.38 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 19.62 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 0 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (250 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (244 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Thielen has been a strong finisher, and a slow starter. On average his best 4 game stretch has been the last 4 games of the year (5.11 pts per game), followed by the 3rd quarter (4.97 pts per game), 2nd quarter (3.55 pts per game) and 1st quarter (1.65 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 16 (7.78 pts per game), week 5 (7.60 pts per game) and week 10 (4.78 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 3 (0.75 pts per game), week 7 (1.37 pts per game) and week 4 (2.28 pts per game).



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