Adam Thielen and the Minnesota Vikings (6-9) enter a matchup with the Detroit Lions (5-10) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Ford Field on a three-game losing streak.

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Week 17 Projections

Thielen is projected to score 11.4 fantasy points in Week 17 against Detroit. The Lions are the 32nd-ranked team in fantasy points allowed and 32nd-ranked against wide receivers. Thielen ranks sixth among receivers for the upcoming week, fantasy owners should consider him a quality play at WR this week. The Lions are 30th in the NFL in passing defense, allowing 291.7 yards per game.

Receiver Projected Fantasy Ranks for Week 17
Rank Name Week 17 Projected Fantasy Points
1 Davante Adams 14.3
2 Calvin Ridley 13.1
3 Justin Jefferson 11.9
5 Stefon Diggs 11.7
6 Adam Thielen 11.4
7 Mike Evans 11.4

Projected fantasy points and data in this article reflect data from SportsData.io as of December 30, 2020, 6:20 AM ET.

Season Fantasy Ranking

Thielen is the 39th-highest scoring player overall in fantasy football this season, ranking just seven spots below his average draft position of 32. He goes into the matchup as the seventh-ranked wide receiver, six spots higher than his No. 13 ADP among WRs. This season Thielen has racked up 868 yards on 70 receptions while scoring 14 touchdowns.

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Adam Thielen Weekly Performance

Week Opponent Opp. Pos. Rank Fantasy Points
16 NO 17 15.7
15 CHI 4 7.1
14 TB 24 3.9
13 JAX 28 13.5
12 CAR 6 0
11 DAL 31 24.3
10 CHI 2 16.3
9 DET 19 3.8
8 GB 12 2.7
6 ATL 26 11.1
5 SEA 32 20.3
4 HOU 11 18.2
3 TEN 18 9.3
2 IND 27 3.1
1 GB 15 (2019) 25

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