Albert Wilson signed with the Vikings in late May, and he will compete to be the No. 4 receiver in Minnesota behind Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn. Even in that role, Wilson will have minimal Fantasy value and is not worth drafting in most leagues. In 2021 with the Dolphins, Wilson averaged just 3.4 PPR points per game in 14 games, and it would likely take an injury to any of Minnesota's top receivers for Wilson to be worth adding off the waiver wire. First, however, the 29-year-old Wilson will have to prove he's better than Bisi Johnson or rookie Jalen Nailor for a spot on Minnesota's roster, and that's something to keep an eye on in training camp.
Wilson agreed to a one-year contract with the Vikings on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Wilson spent the past three seasons in Miami and totaled 25 receptions for 213 yards and zero touchdowns in 14 games during 2021. The 29-year-old should compete with Bisi Johnson and rookie sixth-rounder Jalen Nailor for a depth role in Minnesota's receiving corps.
Wilson was not targeted during Sunday's 33-24 win over New England. Wilson is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so his quiet Week 18 outing may ultimately represent his final game in Miami. The 29-year-old veteran posted the worst statistical healthy season of his career across 14 appearances in 2021, having secured just 25 of 39 targets for 213 yards.
The Dolphins activated Wilson (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. Miami hasn't added Wilson to its Week 17 injury report in the wake of his activation, so the team is seemingly satisfied enough with where he stands from a conditioning standpoint following a five-day stay on the list. Since he wasn't able to practice this week, Wilson may have a lighter role than usual Sunday against the Titans after playing between 46 and 57 percent of the Dolphins' snaps on offense in each of his last five appearances before sitting out the Week 16 win over New Orleans. Even before going on the COVID-19 list, Wilson wasn't an especially fantasy-relevant option, having averaged 3.4 receptions for 31.4 yards while scoring no touchdowns during that five-game stretch.
Wilson has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Monday night's game versus the Saints. Until Wilson is able to clear the NFL's COVID protocols, Jaylen Waddle and DeVante Parker are in line to lead the Dolphins' wideout corps against New Orleans, with Isaiah Ford, Mack Hollins, Preston Williams and Tommylee Lewis also in the mix.
Wilson (personal) returned to practice Friday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. Wilson was held out Wednesday and Thursday for personal reasons but now appears on track to play this Monday against the Saints. He'll likely operate as the No. 3 receiver behind Jaylen Waddle and DeVante Parker
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Green Bay Packers||14||20.67|
|4||10/02||@New Orleans Saints||15||20.94|
|12||11/24||New England Patriots||5||18.56|
|13||12/04||New York Jets||13||20.65|
|16||12/24||New York Giants||11||20.35|
|17||01/01||@Green Bay Packers||14||20.67|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||34||23||188||0||11||8.17||20|