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K.J. Osborn

#2 WR,


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156 FPTS

RANK: 45


156 FPTS

RANK: 58


25 yrs


5'11'' / 203 lbs


Miami (Fla.)

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Facing competition from rookie

Latest Headline: Published 2023-04-28

Osborn faces more competition for snaps and targets after the Vikings drafted WR Jordan Addison at No. 23 overall Thursday night, Jim Souhan of The Star Tribune reports.

Osborn took 60 percent of his snaps in the slot last year, while Addison mostly figures to play outside and take snaps/targets that previously went to Adam Thielen, who is now with the Panthers after going for 70/716/6 on 107 targets his final season in Minnesota. Addison won't automatically get more targets than Thielen did last season, but the rookie nonetheless could impact Osborn's playing time and thus receiving volume, especially given that the Vikings spent big on No. 2 TE Josh Oliver earlier this offseason. The Oliver signing figures to inspire more two-TE sets than the Vikings used last year, and there's a good chance Osborn rather than Addison is the odd man out for those formations.

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.

Stacks up another solid season

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-23

Osborn caught 60 of 90 targets for 650 yards and five touchdowns while playing all 17 games in the 2022 regular season.

The 25-year-old reprised his role as the Vikings' No. 3 wideout behind superstar Justin Jefferson and longtime veteran Adam Thielen. However, Osborn finished the season as the team's fourth receiving option after that pair and tight end T.J. Hockenson, who accumulated 60 receptions for 519 yards after being acquired from Detroit at the trade deadline. The third-year wideout still posted almost the exact same stat line from his breakout 2021 (50-655-7 on 82 targets). Osborn also capped off the season on a solid note by hauling in two of three targets for 20 yards and his sixth touchdown between regular season and playoffs during the wild-card loss to the Giants. With Thielen seemingly on a decline over the past two seasons, Osborn could be in line for a bigger role heading into the final year of his rookie contract in 2023.

Tops century mark

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-08

Osborn caught five of six targets for 117 yards in Sunday's 29-13 win over the Bears.

Osborn led the Vikings in receiving, with most of his production coming prior to the team's decision to rest its offensive starters during the second half. The 25-year-old enjoyed a strong finish to the regular season, scoring three times while topping 115 yards twice over his last five games. His complementary playmaking figures to bolster quarterback Kirk Cousins' options as Minnesota now turns its attention toward the playoffs.

Scores garbage-time TD

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-01

Osborn caught all seven of his targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Packers.

Both Minnesota touchdowns came in the fourth quarter with the game long out of reach, and Osborn caught his from Nick Mullens rather than Kirk Cousins as the team began to sit its stars. The Vikings won't have much to play for in Week 18 other than playoff seeding, so Mullens could get the start against the Bears, but Osborn at least will likely remain involved no matter who is under center.

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