Conklin had three receptions (five targets) for 71 yards in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Panthers. Conklin surpassed his previous single-game high in yards this season by one yard, doing most of his damage on a big 40-yard play. The 26-year-old remains the starting tight end for Minnesota, but his lack of targets (five per game) and red zone looks (just three this season) caps his fantasy potential. However, Conklin appears to be a solid bye week fill-in once he returns from Minnesota's upcoming bye week due to his consistent, albeit low, usage.
Conklin had two receptions for 26 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Detroit. Conklin's low output (a season low in targets) was probably due to Minnesota's conservative game plan that turned to the running game in the second half. However, Conklin played on 50 of the offense's 67 snaps, and went out for a pass on 26 plays, about his season average. He has a stable role in the passing offense, but his upside may be limited by a lack of targets.
Conklin had four receptions for 18 yards on six targets in Sunday's loss to Cleveland. Conklin missed practice Wednesday due to glute and elbow injuries, but he made it back on the field Thursday and Friday and looked at full speed Sunday. While he produced just 18 yards from scrimmage, it was encouraging that he had six targets after eight in Week 3. Minnesota struggled to move the ball against Cleveland's tough defense, so his continued involvement in the passing game bodes well for an easier matchup next week against Detroit.
Conlkin (glute/elbow) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup with Seattle. Conklin missed practice Wednesday but made it back on the field Thursday and Friday. He caught seven of eight targets for 70 yards and a touchdown last week in the 30-17 win over Seattle after hauling in six of eight targets for 56 yards over the first two weeks combined. While he isn't much of a big-play threat, Conklin's workload (16 targets, 74.0 percent snap share) puts him on the map as at least a streaming option in fantasy.
Conklin (glute/elbow) was limited at practice Thursday. In the heels of a seven-catch, 70-yard and one-touchdown performance Week 3 against the Seahawks, Conklin was unable to put in any official practice reps Wednesday. One day later, he's bumped up to some activity, but it remains to be seen if he'll be able to enter this weekend without a game-day designation. Beyond Conklin on the TE depth chart, Minnesota has Chris Herndon and Ben Ellefson (neck) on the active roster, while Zach Davidson and Brandon Dillon are on the practice squad.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/14||@Los Angeles Chargers||31||11.33|
|11||11/21||Green Bay Packers||19||8.00|
|12||11/28||@San Francisco 49ers||8||4.60|
|16||12/26||Los Angeles Rams||17||7.67|
|17||01/02||@Green Bay Packers||19||8.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||14||11||110||0||5||10.00||11|