5 best fantasy options on the Minnesota Vikings 2021 roster

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4. Adam Thielen – WR

Ol’ Reliable, Adam Thielen has quickly become the savvy vet of the Vikings offense. A route-running connoisseur, he will feast on single coverage whenever opposing teams try to roll their coverage over to Justin Jefferson next season.

Before Jefferson’s explosion onto the scene, Thielen was the fourth-ranked wide receiver in fantasy last year. He ended up finishing as the seventh-best fantasy receiver, just one spot behind his young Jedi, Jefferson.

ESPN currently has Thielen ranked as the No. 18 wide receiver going into the 2021 fantasy season. Drafting Thielen in the second round is great value for someone who has top-10 potential at his position.

Thielen will continue to see a high volume of targets, and with the emergence of Jefferson, he will continue to produce at a consistently high level. Thielen was the eighth-ranked wide receiver in fantasy when Jefferson was inserted into the lineup full-time in Week 3 last season.

Grabbing Thielen anywhere in the late-second to early-third rounds of your fantasy draft is incredible value for a player likely to remind the league he has plenty of years left to play.