Thielen by the numbers in 2017
After finishing 2016 with new single-season career highs in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns, Adam Thielen is on pace to easily set new highs in each of these three categories.
In each game this year, Thielen has either finished with five, eight, or nine catches. At his current pace, he has a decent possibility to be the first Vikings receiver since Randy Moss in 2003 to end a season with at least 100 catches.
Currently, Thielen ranks second in the NFL with 916 receiving yards this year. More than anyone else in the entire league not named Antonio Brown.
There is a small chance, but still a chance, that Thielen could end 2017 leading the NFL in receiving yards. If he does, he would be the first player in Minnesota team history to do so.
Not only has Thielen been racking up the numbers on the stat sheet, but he has been making plays when they matter the most.
Of his 42 catches on 2nd and 3rd down this season, 81 percent of them have been converted into a 1st down. That percentage is higher than other receiving greats around the NFL this year including DeAndre Hopkins (75 percent), Antonio Brown (73), Julio Jones (68), and A.J. Green (67).