Start Adam Thielen in Week 9: Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($7.7K) and DraftKings ($6.7K)

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 14.8 FanDuel points and 18.4 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1019 more than $7.7K on FanDuel and +$722 more than $6.7K on DraftKings. There may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#5 DK Metcalf15.8 FD Points$8100
#6 Julio Jones15.7 FD Points$8200
#7 Adam Thielen14.8 FD Points$7700
#8 Will Fuller14.6 FD Points$7100
#9 Stefon Diggs14.4 FD Points$7600
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 Tyler Lockett18.7 DK Points$6800
#8 Will Fuller18.6 DK Points$6800
#9 Adam Thielen18.4 DK Points$6700
#10 Terry McLaurin18.2 DK Points$6500
#11 Allen Robinson17 DK Points$6900

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Adam Thielen to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 104 projected fantasy points puts him at #6 behind Tyreek Hill and ahead of Keenan Allen. He has averaged 9.44 fantasy points in his past 28 games, which is less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 11.6 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#7) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly less valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #7 ranked wide receiver. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite wide receiver. He is projected to be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Adam Thielen is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #29 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON WR RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#4 DeAndre Hopkins (100% OWN)107 FP, 11.9 per game167 FP, 15 gp, 11.1 per game (#8)
#5 Tyreek Hill (100% OWN)106 FP, 13.2 per game130 FP, 12 gp, 10.9 per game (#11)
#6 Adam Thielen (100% OWN)104 FP, 11.6 per game84 FP, 10 gp, 8.4 per game (#36)
#7 Keenan Allen (100% OWN)100 FP, 11.1 per game157 FP, 16 gp, 9.8 per game (#22)
#8 Michael Thomas (100% OWN)97 FP, 10.8 per game226 FP, 16 gp, 14.1 per game (#1)

ADAM THIELEN WEEK 9 AND 10 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Adam Thielen is projected for 12.3 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #6 ranked wide receiver and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Julio Jones but behind Keenan Allen. Week 10 will not be as good based on projected rank (#21). He is projected for 9.3 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#4 DK Metcalf (100% OWN)13 FP (99% ST)14.4 FP
#5 Keenan Allen (100% OWN)12.8 FP (97% ST)11.1 FP
#6 Adam Thielen (100% OWN)12.3 FP (97% ST)11.6 FP
#7 Julio Jones (100% OWN)12.2 FP (99% ST)11.8 FP
#8 Will Fuller (100% OWN)11.9 FP (56% ST)10.6 FP
WEEK 10 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#19 Robby Anderson (99% OWN)9.3 FP (87% ST)9.9 FP
#20 Travis Fulgham (96% OWN)9.3 FP (31% ST)8.8 FP
#21 Adam Thielen (100% OWN)9.3 FP (97% ST)11.6 FP
#22 DeVante Parker (94% OWN)9 FP (53% ST)8.7 FP
#23 Darius Slayton (87% OWN)9 FP (49% ST)9.2 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

ADAM THIELENFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
Rest of 202010414865.144.55877.016.3
-- Per Game (9 Proj)11.616.57.24.965.20.781.81
Week 9 vs DET12.317.37.35.0700.821.80
Week 10 @CHI9.314.06.84.7580.541.80
2020 Season180254114749961224
-- Per Game (18 GP)10.014.16.34.155.30.671.33
2019 to 20201902671177710391324
-- Per Game (19 GP)10.014.16.24.154.70.681.26