The Minnesota Vikings have two of the most productive wideouts in the NFL at their disposal but will be without Adam Thielen this weekend. The star wideout has been ruled out of his team’s Week 12 matchup against the Carolina Panthers after testing positive for Covid-19. Thielen leads the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns and Kirk Cousins could have to lean heavily on other pass catchers to compete against Carolina.
Fantasy Football analysis: Vikings WRs Justin Jefferson, Bisi Johnson
Jefferson is having a monster year alongside Thielen. He leads all rookies with 848 receiving yards and ranks eighth overall in the NFL. He’s thrived as an elite deep threat and has more receptions for 20+ yards (17) than any player in the NFL. He’s primed to carry the Vikings’ passing attack. Thielen and Jefferson are the only Minnesota wideouts with 10 or more receptions on the year. Johnson is set to get a bump in snaps but only has six catches for 102 yards this season. He’s only logged 14 snaps over the last four weeks.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Jefferson has WR1 upside and is a stud in season-long fantasy and DFS while Johnson is an obvious fade regardless of format.