Sunday update: Treading closer to game day, each of these wide outs remains a high-risk, high-reward type play against a healthy Chicago defense. This unit has allowed just two 100+ receiving yard games and is allowing the third-fewest fantasy points to the WR position. If you’re needing to start either of these wideouts, be sure to lock in another high-upside option (Will Fuller, anyone?) to help boost your team’s ceiling.
It’s been a tough season for the Vikings offense, at least for everyone but Dalvin Cook. Things don’t look much better this week for Minnesota’s top two receivers when it comes to fantasy football production either, but there is perhaps a little hope that at least one of these players could contribute to lineups.
Fantasy Football analysis: Vikings WRs Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson
With Dalvin Cook carrying the Vikings offense, their top two wide receivers aren’t finding much to do. Last week, Thielen had just two catches on five targets for a meager 32 yards. The week before that he had three catches for 27 yards. Jefferson has just 90 yards on six catches in that same two-game span.
Minnesota might have to do more passing this week, but that’s a dicey proposition against the Bears defense. Wide receivers have only scored three times against Chicago this season, all part of better passing games than Minnesota’s. What makes Thielen somewhat attractive this week is that Chicago’s favored in this one, and the Vikings might not have much choice but to throw the ball to their No. 1 receiver.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Adam Thielen. Sit Justin Jefferson.