Adam Thielen Was the #7 Fantasy WR

2018 FANTASY RECAP AND 2019 FANTASY PROJECTION

Adam Thielen was the number #7 ranked WR and the #45 ranked player overall. His elite ranking was helped by his higher games played (16). Based on average fantasy points he is the #8 WR. His production dropped throughout the season. In his first 5 games he averaged 15.4 FPs and that declined to 8.2 in his final 6 games. His fantasy production is stable and he is not as volatile as most players based on a below average standard deviation. Our projected ceiling for Thielen when he 'goes off' is 20 fantasy points (his average is 12.1FPs). Adam Thielen (2019 Season Projection: 107 Rec, 1380 Yards, 6.5 TDs, 24 Rushyd) is projected to take a slight step downward in the upcoming fantasy season. His rank based on total projected fantasy points has him as the #10 player at his position.

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UPWARD STATISTICAL CAREER TREND

He has improved his fantasy point average for the past two seasons. His three season trend show an increase of 39% in fantasy points per game.

SEASON TREND201820172016
Fantasy Points194150130
FP Average12.19.48.7
Regular Season GP161615

PAST FANTASY PERFORMANCE (2017 TO 2018)

He was the #7 ranked fantasy WR based on total fantasy points. He averaged 12.1 FP per game (#8 ranked based on average). He is trending up based on improved per game fantasy ranking from 2017 to 2018. He is relatively weaker than stronger in more categories. The strengths are bolded below.

2017-2018FPRECRECYDRECTDRECTARGETRUSHYDRUSHTDFUML
Stats (32 Games)3432042650132984103
WR Rank#8#4#5#12#5#29#251#160
Average Stats10.76.482.80.419.31.300.1
WR Rank (Averages)#11#6#7#25#8#44#1#157
2018 SeasonFPRECRECYDRECTDRECTARGETRUSHYDRUSHTDFUML
Stats (16 Games)194113137391553001
WR Rank#7#3#8#8#6#26#227#104
Average Stats12.17.185.80.569.71.900.1
WR Rank (Averages)#8#4#11#13#8#34#1#104
2017 SeasonFPRECRECYDRECTDRECTARGETRUSHYDRUSHTDFUML
Stats (16 Games)14991127741431102
WR Rank#11#8#5#36#8#36#183#115
Average Stats9.35.779.80.258.90.700.1
WR Rank (Averages)#15#9#5#49#10#43#1#115

DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

He averaged 16.4 FD points and 21.8 DK points per game. We used his second highest game as his ceiling and second lowest as his floor. On DraftKings his floor was 3.9 and on FanDuel it was 2.9 fantasy points. He had a relatively high ceiling. On DraftKings it was 32.3 and on FanDuel it was 23.8 FPs. He has had an equal number of good (20% above average) and bad games (20% below) on FanDuel, but on DraftKings he has had more good than bad games. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

GameFD Pts (Sal)Good or BadDK Pts (Sal)Good or Bad
All16.4 ($8.3K)6 G, 6 B21.8 ($7.9K)7 G, 6 B
12/30 CHI5.2--6.7--
12/23 @DET10.8 ($7.6K)-5.613.3 ($7.8K)-8.5
12/16 MIA2.9 ($8.2K)-13.53.9 ($8.6K)-17.9
12/10 @SEA10.3 ($8.1K)-6.112.8 ($8.1K)-9
12/2 @NE11.3 ($8.1K)-5.113.8 ($8K)-8
11/25 GB22.5 ($8.9K)+6.129.5 ($7.8K)+7.7
11/18 @CHI12.1 ($8.9K)-4.315.6 ($8.2K)-6.2
11/4 DET10.7 ($8.9K)-5.712.7 ($8.9K)-9.1
10/28 NO19.3 ($8.7K)--25.8 ($8.6K)--
10/21 @NYJ21.5 ($8.7K)+5.129 ($8.6K)+7.2
10/14 ARI23.8 ($8.6K)+7.432.3 ($8.5K)+10.5
10/7 @PHI21.1 ($8.3K)+4.727.6 ($7.7K)+5.8
9/27 @LAR23.5 ($8.2K)+7.130.5 ($6.5K)+8.7
9/23 BUF17.5 ($8.2K)--27.5 ($7.8K)+5.7
9/16 @GB25.1 ($7.6K)+8.734.1 ($7.1K)+12.3
9/9 SF13.2 ($7.6K)--19.2 ($6.9K)--