Osborn caught one of two targets for five yards during Sunday's 34-26 loss to the 49ers. Osborn played 55 percent of the team's offensive snaps (30 of 55), but he was once again held to just one catch, as Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson dominated Kirk Cousins' attention. Even with the Vikings playing from behind for the majority of Sunday's loss, Osborn couldn't crack fantasy relevance. The 2020 fifth-round pick's steady playing time should keep him in the conversation, but his lack of production over the past four weeks (three catches for 44 yards) makes him a risky fantasy play in any format.
Osborn had one reception for 19 yards on four targets in Sunday's 34-32 win over Green Bay. Osborn played on 52 percent of the offense's snaps (36 of 69) and went out for a route on 23 plays. He's been getting about the same playing time as earlier in the season as the third receiver, but the passing game has narrowed on the duo of Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson, with Tyler Conklin emerging as the distant third option. Osborn's steady playing time could make him more of a factor if the Vikings are playing from far behind, but it's hard to count on any production otherwise.
Osborn had one reception for 20 yards on two targets in Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss at Baltimore. Osborn played a season-low 26 (47 percent) of the team's snaps on offense. He has just five targets combined the last two games but still has a firm hold on the third receiver role.
Osborn had two receptions for 10 yards on three targets in Sunday's 20-16 loss to Dallas. Osborn played on 38 of the offense's 66 snaps -- about his season average -- but had his fewest targets since Week 3. Although Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen dominate the targets, Osborn remains a viable fantasy option in deeper formats. Osborn continues to get a steady workload and has a firm grasp on the third receiver role, even if the results were not there against Dallas.
Osborn had three receptions for 26 yards on seven targets and had one carry for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to Cleveland. Osborn didn't produce many yards from scrimmage, but it was a positive sign he was second on the team in targets and used on a designed running play, especially after he had just two targets last week. Minnesota's offense struggled to move the ball against Cleveland's stout defense, so Osborn should improve next week against Detroit.
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