Adam Thielen

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  1. Bucky

    Bucky Hall of Famer

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    Thielen has been awesome since bursting on the scene a few years ago! Real feel good story, one of the few that outlasted the Caste System.
     
  2. Warhawk_46

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    While later year was good from a TD perspective, I was disappointed in the yardage total. I’m expecting another 1,000 yards, while also hauling in 8-1o TD’s this season.
     
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  3. Don Wassall

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    The Vikings don't have much at receiver after Thielen and rookie phenom Justin Jefferson, so hopefully Adam will be back over the 1,000 yard mark this year. A lot of "experts" and DWFs expect him to decline now that he's over 30 but he keeps himself in great shape and should have several more outstanding seasons left. That said, the Vikings have several White receivers on their roster who can blossom if given an opportunity, starting with Chad Beebe.
     
  4. white lightning

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    There is no doubt that the Vikings and the Bills are two of the top two teams to watch. The Vikings have become my favorite team! I hope Thielen has an awesome year. Kirk Cousins should be ready to make a drive for the Super Bowl finally!
     
  5. Warhawk_46

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    Agreed, I am keenly interested in seeing Beebe’s playing time jump this year. I think he will lock down the #3 position. He is a talent!
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    So I come across this long fantasy football article about why Adam Thielen is being undervalued in ff drafts this year. The author points out that in 2020 Thielen was 7th among WRs in scoring yet is being drafted this year as on average the 20th WR off the board. The writer then goes into detail offering various explanations for this. Anyone who wants to read it can go here: https://www.fantasyalarm.com/articl...football-wr-preview-adam-thielen-case-closed/

    But the reality is that Adam Thielen is undervalued every year relative to his performance. So are almost all White players. But these writers don't understand why, or if they do they pretend they don't, the same way they always act shocked when a White star in college or the NFL turns out to have been a walk-on. Clear patterns that are repeated over and over are never acknowledged out of ignorance or fear of being "canceled" or scorned by the hive mind.
     

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