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K.J. Osborn

#3 WR,


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156 FPTS

RANK: 45


144 FPTS

RANK: 62


25 yrs


5'11'' / 203 lbs


Miami (Fla.)

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Draws four targets in Week 12 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-28

Osborn played 47 of the Vikings' 55 snaps on offense and finished with three catches for 34 yards on four targets in Monday's 12-10 loss to the Bears.

Even though the Vikings opted not to activate standout receiver Justin Jefferson (hamstring) from injured reserve ahead of Monday's contest, Osborn still ranked just third among Minnesota pass catchers in targets, trailing fellow wideout Jordan Addison (10) and tight end T.J. Hockenson (six). With Jefferson seemingly trending toward a return to the lineup Dec. 10 against Las Vegas following the Vikings' Week 13 bye, Osborn will be pushed down another spot Minnesota's pass-catching hierarchy and could see even more infrequent looks in the passing game.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 GB Dome 72° 4.4 82nd 1.47-2.047.5431404.7400%00013%57%0%43%
2 @PHI Outdoor 79° 4.5 79th
3 DET Dome 64° 18.3 15th 3.66-6.552.58573114.61230%32022%72%0%28%
4 @NO Outdoor 64° 1.5 98th 0.75-4.044.521606.06050%0006%72%0%28%
5 CHI Dome 57° 9.1 46th 1.82-8.543.5554108.2620%10013%64%0%36%
6 @MIA Outdoor 85° 4.8 57th 1.60-3.545.5531806.0420%00018%57%0%43%
8 ARZ Dome 53° 8.8 49th 4.40-4.047.552814.0130%00016%49%0%51%
9 @WAS Outdoor 71° 0.0 99th 0.00-3.043.520000.0000%0005%60%0%40%
10 @BUF Outdoor 38° 7.7 54th 1.546.546.51143508.8540%11022%65%0%35%
11 DAL Dome 29° 3.7 73rd 1.852.547.5321708.5180%10011%67%0%33%
12 NE Dome 36° 2.3 97th 1.15-2.542.521808.0440%0005%66%0%32%
13 NYJ Dome 37° 3.7 71st 1.85-3.045.5321708.5630%1009%58%0%42%
14 @DET Dome 40° 14.8 23rd 2.962.552.5553817.6530%10013%57%0%43%
15 IND Dome 19° 31.7 2nd 3.17-3.547.51610157115.76109%71130%67%0%32%
16 NYG Dome 2° 4.7 68th 1.57-4.547.5431705.7060%0009%56%0%44%
17 @GB Outdoor 39° 18.9 11th 2.703.547.5775918.4540%20020%50%0%50%
18 @CHI Outdoor 32° 16.7 12th 3.34-6.544.565117023.41490%22119%56%0%44%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Dome 21 60.41.6838th4.32.5290.311.77.34.35%
Away Outdoor 16 100.41.75162nd4.02.7320.
Away Dome 3 13.32.4690th4.03.0280.
Away Retractable Dome 3 12.23.35106th2.01.7300.318.29.88.40%

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2020 23 MIN 9 0 0 460th00000.0000%0000%0%0%0%
2021 24 MIN 17 9 159 39th8250655713.11044%2310214%47%0%53%
2022 25 MIN 17 9 156 45th9060650510.8653%216214%60%0%40%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

One catch in return from concusssion

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-20

Osborn had one reception for seven yards on two targets in Sunday's loss at Denver.

Osborn returned after missing a game due to a concussion. He started opposite Jordan Addison and played on 71 of the offense's 75 snaps, so he was back to his full role. However, he didn't see many targets with the Vikings struggling to pass the ball more than a few yards down field .

Set to return Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-15

Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said Osborn (concussion) will practice fully Wednesday with the expectation that he'll play Sunday against the Broncos, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

After Osborn was carted off the field during the Week 9 win over the Falcons upon bearing the brunt of a helmet-to-helmet hit, he made surprisingly quick progress through the five-step concussion protocol. He resumed practicing in a limited fashion last Thursday, practiced fully Friday and passed the final phase of the protocol when he gained clearance from an independent neurologist Saturday, but the Vikings ultimately opted to hold Osborn out of an eventual 27-19 win over the Saints on Sunday as a precaution. Osborn apparently hasn't taken any steps backward in his recovery from the brain injury since the weekend, and with a full practice under his belt to open Week 11 prep, he shouldn't face any restrictions in Denver.

Sitting out Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-12

Osborn (concussion) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Saints.

Osborn was knocked out of last Sunday's game in Atlanta due to a concussion, but he made quick progress through the protocol for head injuries this week, getting back to all activity Friday before gaining clearance from an independent neurologist Saturday. Still, both the wide receiver and team itself are deciding to exercise caution and not rush him back considering he remained motionless on the field after the helmet-to-helmet hit that caused the concussion. With Osborn sidelined, Justin Jefferson (hamstring) still on injured reserve, and tight end T.J. Hockenson (ribs) expected to take on less work than normal, rookie wide receiver Jordan Addison should be targeted early and often by quarterback Joshua Dobbs, with Brandon Powell, Trishton Jackson, N'Keal Harry and Jalen Nailor the other options at wide receiver for Minnesota.

Appears unlikely to play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-12

Osborn (concussion) is listed as questionable but is considered unlikely to play Sunday against the Saints, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.

Osborn was motionless on the field for several minutes before being carted off the field during last week's win over the Falcons after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Atlanta cornerback Dee Alford. He was diagnosed with a concussion soon thereafter, but despite the scary nature of the head injury, Osborn made rapid progress through the five-step protocol. After returning to practice Thursday in a limited fashion, Osborn turned in a full practice Friday and then passed the final step of the protocol by gaining clearance from an independent neurologist. However, Werder says both Osborn and coaches are leaning toward having the wideout sit out Sunday, likely for precautionary purposes more than anything. Official confirmation on Osborn's status will arrive when the Vikings post their inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, but if he's sidelined, more targets could open up for depth receivers such as Brandon Powell and Trishton Jackson.

Clears protocol, may not play

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-12

Osborn (concussion) has fully cleared the NFL's concussion protocol but still isn't a lock to suit up Sunday versus the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Osborn practiced in full Friday and has since gained full medical clearance, but the Vikings might still opt to take a cautious approach to his health and give the starting wideout another week to rest. His status will be made official 90 minutes ahead of Minnesota's kickoff against the Saints at 1:00 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, Justin Jefferson (hamstring) has been downgraded to 'out' and will not return from IR yet, while T.J. Hockenson (ribs) is expected to play.

Questionable after full practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-10

Osborn (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Matthew Coller of 1500 ESPN reports that Osborn progressed to full participation Friday after returning to practice Thursday as a limited participant. He'll still need clearance from an independent neurologist, whereas fellow pass catchers Justin Jefferson (hamstring) and T.J. Hockenson (ribs) -- both listed as questionable -- likely will consult with team doctors before a decision is made on their availability. The Vikings and Saints have an early afternoon kickoff at 1 ET.

Returns to limited practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-09

Osborn (concussion) was limited at practice Thursday.

Osborn endured a helmet-to-helmet hit this past Sunday in Atlanta that sent him into the concussion protocol, which didn't allow him to log any on-field work Wednesday. One day later, though, he made his way back to the practice field and logged some reps, per Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Osborn likely has a few more phases to pass through to gain clearance to play again, but he at least is on a path to do so. Friday's injury report could be telling for his potential to suit up Sunday versus the Saints.

DNP on Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-08

Osborn (concussion) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.

Osborn was on the receiving end of a helmet-to-helmet hit this past Sunday in Atlanta that sent him into the concussion protocol. The play left him motionless on the turf for a handful of minutes before he made his way to the sideline and eventually the locker room, and kicking off Week 10 prep with no activity isn't a great sign that he has a path to pass through all five phases of the protocol in time to play Sunday against the Saints. Ultimately, Osborn's listing on Friday's injury report may be telling for his upcoming availability.

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