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Adam Thielen

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180 FPTS

RANK: 30


161 FPTS

RANK: 53


32 yrs


6'2'' / 200 lbs


Minnesota State

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Quiet end to campaign

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-08

Thielen caught two of three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 9-0 loss to the Buccaneers.

Thielen was one of very few bright spots on the Panthers this season and the main target rookie quarterback Bryce Young could consistently connect with. The 33-year-old caught 103 passes -- the second-most of his career -- on 137 targets for 1,014 yards and four touchdowns. Despite a new front office and coaching staff set to arrive in Carolina this offseason, the veteran Thielen remains under contract for 2024, when he figures to serve as a reliable outlet for Young even if the team improves the supporting cast around him.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 GB Dome 72° 6.6 65th 2.20-2.047.54336012.0840%11013%24%0%76%
2 @PHI Outdoor 79° 9.2 53rd 2.303.049.57452013.01300%30016%48%0%53%
3 DET Dome 64° 18.1 16th 3.02-6.552.58661110.2830%40022%21%0%77%
4 @NO Outdoor 64° 15.2 21st 1.90-4.044.5987209.0810%50026%30%0%70%
5 CHI Dome 57° 6.7 61st 1.68-8.543.5742706.8520%10018%25%0%72%
6 @MIA Outdoor 85° 15.6 20th 3.90-3.545.5843619.0720%20029%27%0%68%
8 ARZ Dome 53° 12.7 30th 2.12-4.047.57667011.21020%30023%37%0%61%
9 @WAS Outdoor 71° 9.7 27th 3.23-3.043.57367022.31660%22018%24%0%76%
10 @BUF Outdoor 38° 9.9 44th 1.986.546.5754909.8820%11014%31%0%68%
11 DAL Dome 29° 4.5 68th 2.252.547.53225012.51300%20011%27%0%73%
12 NE Dome 36° 21.1 9th 2.34-2.542.51096116.8430%30027%21%0%78%
13 NYJ Dome 37° 4.7 69th 2.35-3.045.56227013.515-233%11018%24%0%73%
14 @DET Dome 40° 19.5 12th 2.792.552.5876519.3540%31020%27%0%73%
15 IND Dome 19° 13.1 31st 4.37-3.547.54341113.71310%2107%26%0%73%
16 NYG Dome 2° 1.6 95th 1.60-4.547.551606.02450%00011%38%0%62%
17 @GB Outdoor 39° 2.6 83rd 2.603.547.54116016.01420%10011%43%0%57%
18 @CHI Outdoor 32° 9.2 43rd 3.07-6.544.532814.0400%0009%16%0%84%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Dome 22 220.62.0325th6.54.4510.611.78.73.05%
Away Outdoor 16 160.92.0070th7.34.9530.810.88.22.65%
Away Dome 4 43.42.2587th6.05.0550.511.06.34.80%
Away Retractable Dome 3 35.41.9044th8.35.7610.710.87.83.16%

Career Stats by Season: 2014 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2014 24 MIN 16 2 28 129th138137117.11340%7203%17%1%75%
2015 25 MIN 16 2 35 129th1812144012.08414%7104%34%8%56%
2016 26 MIN 16 10 195 30th9269967514.01041%3916116%26%3%69%
2017 27 MIN 16 16 240 9th142911,276414.0956%5120227%41%3%56%
2018 28 MIN 16 16 307 7th1531131,373912.2943%5617126%51%2%47%
2019 29 MIN 10 10 114 62nd4830418613.91043%178011%31%2%66%
2020 30 MIN 15 15 254 20th108749251412.5939%3711122%28%1%71%
2021 31 MIN 13 13 200 27th95677261010.8742%2814016%24%1%74%
2022 32 MIN 17 17 180 30th10770716610.2823%347017%29%0%70%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Team-leading catch total in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Thielen secured all six targets for 38 yards in the Panthers' 26-0 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday.

Thielen paced the Panthers in receptions and receiving yards while sharing the team lead in targets, but his modest yardage tally particularly underscores how underwhelming a day it was for Carolina's air attack. Thielen's fantasy value is unmistakably capped by Bryce Young's struggles most weeks, but he'll at least head into the Week 18 finale against the Buccaneers with back-to-back six-catch efforts.

Productive in Week 16 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Thielen brought in six of eight targets for 94 yards in the Panthers' 33-30 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Thielen tied DJ Chark for receptions and targets while checking in second in receiving yards. The veteran wideout helped fuel a second-half comeback by the Panthers that just fell short, even recording a 22-yard grab on a last-gasp final drive that fizzled when time ran out with Carolina having reached the Packers' 31-yard line. Thielen's catch and target totals were his best since Week 11, while his yardage was his most prolific since Week 6. Consequently, Thielen will head into a Week 17 road matchup against a leaky Jaguars secondary on New Year's Eve.

Four catches in close win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

Thielen secured four of seven targets for 43 yards in the Panthers' 9-7 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Thielen set the pace for the Panthers in receiving yards and targets while sharing the team lead in receptions with Jonathan Mingo. The veteran wideout has naturally seen his production capped on some weeks due to Bryce Young's struggles, but he now has a 9-117 line on 14 targets over the last two games heading into a Week 16 home battle against a Packers team that allowed 381 passing yards and four touchdowns to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Leading receiver in latest loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-10

Thielen caught five of seven targets for 74 yards in Sunday's 28-6 loss to the Saints.

Thielen was the only player to top 26 receiving yards for the Panthers, as Bryce Young threw for only 137 yards on 36 pass attempts. After posting at least 82 scrimmage yards in four of his first six games with the Panthers and scoring four touchdowns over that span, Thielen hasn't reached 75 yards or found the end zone since. The veteran wide receiver remains the top option in Carolina's struggling passing game heading into a Week 15 home game against the Falcons.

Three grabs in Sunday's loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-03

Thielen caught three of six targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Buccaneers.

Rookie Jonathan Mingo saw a career-high 10 targets and led Carolina in catches and receiving yards, and there wasn't much production left over for anyone else. Thielen has now failed to reach 50 yards in four of the last five games, and with the Panthers focusing on the development of their young players rather than feeding the veteran free agents that bolstered the roster in the offseason, the former Viking could struggle to post consistent fantasy numbers down the stretch.

Worst game of season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Thielen caught one of three targets for two yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Titans.

Thielen has been the bright spot on an abysmal Carolina offense this season, but even he couldn't get going Sunday. His one reception marked a season low, as Thielen had at least five grabs in every game since Week 1. With hardly any yardage either, Thielen will strive to bounce back in Week 13 versus the Buccaneers, when the Panthers will be without coach Frank Reich after he was fired Monday.

Eight catches in Week 11 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-19

Thielen secures eight of 11 targets for 74 yards in the Panthers' 33-10 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

Thielen led the Panthers in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the afternoon, corralling half of Bryce Young's completions and 74 of the struggling rookie quarterback's 123 passing yards. The veteran wideout has no fewer than five receptions in every game since Week 2, and although he hasn't eclipsed 100 receiving yards or scored since Week 6, he'll head into a Week 12 road matchup against a Titans defense that gives up plenty of production to wide receivers with plenty of momentum.

Quiet in Week 10 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-09

Thielen brought in six of 10 targets for 42 yards in the Panthers' 16-13 loss to the Bears on Thursday night.

Thielen paced the Panthers in receptions and targets while checking in second in receiving yards, but on a night when Bryce Young threw for only 185 yards, those figures didn't amount too any remarkable fantasy production. The veteran wideout has now posted at least five catches in every game since Week 1, but he's now posted just 71 total receiving yards in the last two contests with Young going through a particularly rough patch. Thielen next sets his sights on a tough Cowboys secondary in a Week 11 matchup on Sunday, Nov. 19.

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