Adam Thielen

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  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    Was just checking a prominent fantasy site's projections for Week 2, and they have Stefon Diggs as their 8th ranked receiver, and Thielen as 41st. :rolleye: It never fails to amaze how slow DWFs, including paid fantasy football "experts," are to recognize White talent at positions other than QB and TE even after they produce time and again (including White defensive players). And even at QB and TE the default mode is always to expect greatness from blacks while being leery toward Whites.
     
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  2. Leonardfan

    Leonardfan Hall of Famer

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    Thielen helped me solidify a week one win. Gronk, Decker and Burkhead did not contribute much to my team ( since 2010 my fantasy teams have been all white - I do draft black players and keep them on the bench just so I don't have to oppose them).

    His performance on Monday night was superb and it looks like Bradford has built a rapport with him. I attribute the small victories at wr to Wes Welker - he was a true trailblazer to get white WRs back on NFL and college teams. I only hope that his successors like Thielen and Kupp are able to continue the ripple effect.
     
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    Thielen also seems like a winner in his personal life. At 27, he's happily married with a young child. A young, religious, family-oriented, light-haired German guy from a small town in Minnesota who played DII football, wasn't invited to the combine, wasn't drafted, was only discovered at an "open tryout," then cut, then signed to the practice squad where he waited for one of their "real" WR's to get injured, then promoted to the active roster, then earned his stripes playing special teams, then forced into WR duty (again after injuries to the "real" WRs), then became a superstar and signed a $19,000,000 contract. What a nightmare for our enemies. After this season, I think he'll be considered one of the best players in the NFL...

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    An article from over 4 years ago about Thielen...

    "The hometown longshot has quickly made an impression, both among fans and coaches. If he can continue, he'll make the roster as a lovable underdog."

    The "underdog" has become the Alpha Wolf.

    https://www.dailynorseman.com/2013/...sota-vikings-training-camp-2013-wide-receiver
     
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  5. chris371

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    Awesome post as usual Thrashen
     

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