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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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Heading to New England

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-17

Osborn signed a contract with the Patriots on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Osborn will join up with the Patriots on a one-year deal, according to Mike Reiss of The 2020 fifth-round pick is coming off three solid seasons with Minnesota, producing an average statline of 52.7-615-5.3 while starting all but one regular-season game over that span, His numbers did take a slight dip despite the absence of star Vikings wideout Justin Jefferson for seven games in 2023, as Osborn logged 48 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns over 16 games. Nevertheless, the 26-year-old slot receiver should see a healthy workload in a New England receiving corps that is in need of help. Osborn will likely compete with Demario Douglas and Tyquan Thornton (ankle) for a starting role alongside Kendrick Bourne (knee) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle).

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.

Two catches in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-10

Osborn caught two of four targets for nine yards in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Vikings.

Osborn's underwhelming performance against the Lions proved to be another example of the receiver's inconsistency in the 2023 campaign. Not including his rookie year in which he did not play a single offensive snap, the veteran wideout recorded career lows in receptions (48), yards (540) and touchdowns (3) this season. Osborn is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so it's possible he may find himself in a new locale when the 2024 season begins as he's proven to be a solid playmaker when given opportunities.

No receptions in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Osborn did not have a target or reception in Sunday's loss to Green Bay. He played on 33 of the offense's 53 snaps.

Osborn worked as the third receiver with both Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison healthy, but even then was surprisingly missing from the game plan. There was some thought he'd get more targets with T.J. Hockenson out with a season-ending knee injury, but it was Johnny Mundt (seven targets and four receptions) who filled the void for at least one week.

Strikes for first TD since Week 3

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Osborn reeled in five of seven targets for 95 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Lions.

Osborn may have benefitted slightly from rookie wide receiver Jordan Addison departing late in the second quarter with an ankle injury. Having said that, Osborn had two 14-yard catches on the Vikings' first possession, and he then had gains of 47, six (for a TD) and 14 after halftime. The team's No. 1 wide receiver Justin Jefferson looked like himself with 6-141-1 on 10 targets, but if Addison is forced to miss any time, Osborn and Brandon Powell (3-53-0 on four targets Sunday) would stand to benefit against an exploitable Packers defense next Sunday, Dec. 31.

Sticks as No. 3 wideout in Week 15

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-18

Osborn played 37 of the Vikings' 68 snaps on offense (54 percent) and finished with one catch for three yards on two targets in Saturday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Bengals.

Osborn played fewer than 60 percent of the Vikings' snaps for the second week in a row, with both rates representing his lowest snap shares of the season aside from Week 9 in Atlanta, when he exited early due to a concussion. With rookie first-round pick Jordan Addison having moved into an every-down role and with Justin Jefferson healthy again after coming off injured reserve and overcoming a chest injury that limited his snaps Week 14, Osborn now looks like the clear No. 3 wideout for Minnesota. Osborn is unlikely to rank higher than fourth in the pecking order for targets in a given week, however, as tight end T.J. Hockenson typically garners a healthy share of looks along with Jefferson and Addison.

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.

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.

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