Thielen caught five of seven targets for 70 yards in Monday night's 21-7 loss to the Seahawks. He also rushed once for eight yards. Thielen entered the evening averaging over 11 targets per game, but quarterback Kirk Cousins did not throw a single ball his direction during the first half. In truth, Thielen made little impact until Minnesota's final drive of the night, which saw him catch two passes for 47 yards while his team trailed by 21 points. Fortunately for Thielen, that came after he tweaked his ankle during the second half and was able to return without appearing limited, seemingly avoiding an injury scare. With just one game of over 70 yards in his last five outings, however, Thielen will hope for a resurgence Week 15 versus the Dolphins.
Thielen (ankle) returned to Monday's game against the Seahawks, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Thielen briefly exited the game after getting his ankle rolled up on in the fourth quarter, but returned on the subsequent series. He could face limitations in the coming week of practice, so keep an eye on his status in advance of Week 15's home matchup against the Dolphins.
Thielen is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Seahawks with an ankle injury. Thielen has been held in check for a vast majority of Monday's contest, hauling in only three of five targets for 23 yards and adding one rush for eight yards. The stud wideout appeared to have his ankle rolled up on by Shaquill Griffin on a pass breakup in the fourth quarter. Laquon Treadwell would be in for a larger role if Thielen is forced to miss the rest of the game.
Thielen (calf) isn't listed on the Vikings' final injury report for Sunday's game in New England, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. While there was never much concern about Thielen's availability, fellow wide receiver Stefon Diggs (knee) is listed as questionable after managing just one limited practice this week. A Diggs absence might push a few extra targets in Thielen's direction, but it would also allow the Patriots to shift their focus even more toward the middle of the field, where the 28-year-old does his best work. Either way, Thielen is safely established as a top-10 wideout play each and every week.
Thielen (calf) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. For the third week in a row, a calf injury was attached to Thielen, inducing a cap on his practice reps. Expect him to be cleared on the Vikings' final injury of Week 13, as he has been before both of the team's previous two games. Assuming he is, Thielen will face a Patriots defense Sunday that has yielded 7.5 YPT and 12 touchdowns to wide receivers this season.
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