Thielen (hamstring) isn't participating Tuesday in the Vikings' walkthrough practice, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Thielen's absence from practice isn't a major surprise after he injured his right hamstring two days ago, but he's still looking iffy for the Vikings' Thursday night matchup with the Redskins. On a positive note, Thielen's potential absence in Week 8 doesn't look like the inevitability it seemed to be when he first sustained the injury. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, coach Mike Zimmer said earlier Tuesday that Thielen is "improving fast" and "has a chance" to suit up come Thursday.
Thielen (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant in Monday's practice estimation.
The Vikings didn't hold a practice the day after a game, but Thielen would've watched from the sidelines. This isn't necessarily surprising since he didn't return to Sunday's win against the Lions after injuring his right hamstring. It's unlikely he recovers in time for Thursday's game against the Redskins, and that's supported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, who reported earlier Monday that Thielen already is targeting a Week 9 return. Rookie wideout Bisi Johnson along with tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr. figure to be in line for additional opportunities if Thielen ultimately is inactive.
Thielen (hamstring) is aiming to return Week 9 at Kansas City, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Thielen was knocked out of Sunday's win at Detroit early due to a right hamstring strain and didn't return. After undergoing an MRI on Monday, it was revealed that he didn't suffer significant damage to the hamstring, but with a Thursday night matchup against the Redskins on tap, he's unlikely to recover in time to play in that contest, per Pelissero. If Thielen indeed is inactive Week 8, the biggest beneficiaries of his absence will be rookie Bisi Johnson and tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr.
Thielen's MRI revealed no major damage to his right hamstring, but the receiver is considered unlikely to play Thursday against the Redskins, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Thielen suffered the injury on an acrobatic 25-yard touchdown reception -- his only catch of the day -- in the first quarter of Sunday's 42-30 win over the Lions. Though the MRI results seem to support Thielen's own optimism that his injury isn't anything too worrisome, he'll still have a tough time gaining clearance to play due to the quick turnaround in Week 8. If the Vikings do end up ruling Thielen out versus Washington, Stefon Diggs would serve as the team's unquestioned top target, with the likes of Bisi Johnson, Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr. also potentially benefiting from heightened involvement in the passing game.
Thielen will undergo an MRI on his right hamstring but is hopeful that he'll play Thursday versus the Redskins, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Thielen injured the hamstring on his circus catch in the back of the end zone in the first quarter, ending his day with just the 25-yard touchdown. He'll have a short turnaround for the Vikings' next game, but even if Thielen suits up, rookie Bisi Johnson (four catches for 40 yards and one TD on eight targets Sunday) could be utilized more in the passing attack.
Thielen has been ruled out of Sunday's contest in Detroit due to a hamstring injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Thielen's only contribution occurred on his 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Aside from Stefon Diggs, the Vikings will rely on rookie Bisi Johnson and Laquon Treadwell to man wide receiver.
Thielen injured his hamstring during Sunday's game at Detroit.
Thielen made a spectacular grab at the back of the end zone for the Vikings' first score of the game, but he stayed on the ground for a spell before going to the sideline. After a visit to the medical tent, he was seen favoring his right leg, per Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com. Thielen was deemed questionable to return, leaving the team with just Stefon Diggs, Bisi Johnson and Laquon Treadwell at wide receiver for the time being.
Thielen secured six of eight targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 38-20 win over the Eagles on Sunday. He also rushed once for no gain.
Thielen saw fellow wideout Stefon Diggs put together the spectacular numbers Sunday, but he still generated a solid fantasy line overall courtesy of a six-yard touchdown grab to open the scoring midway through the first quarter. Thielen checked in second to Diggs in receptions, receiving yardage and targets, and he's now scored three touchdowns overall over his last pair of contests. Thielen will look to make strong contributions once again in a Week 7 NFC North battle against the Lions.
Thielen (illness) isn't listed on the Vikings' final injury report for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
Thielen made a quick recovery, returning to practice Thursday after he was held out of Wednesday's session. He'll take aim at an injury-plagued Eagles secondary that's given up the fourth-most standard fantasy points per game (29.3) to wide receivers, including 8.4 YPT and seven touchdowns.
Thielen (illness) returned to practice Friday, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
After missing Thursday's practice due to his illness, Thielen is presumably back on track to play in Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Thielen was absent from Thursday's practice due to an illness, Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Thielen wasn't listed on the Vikings' first Week 6 injury report, but according to Craig's source, the wide receiver began to feel sick Wednesday and is "legitimately" under the weather. Consequently, Thielen's status will be one to monitor as the weekend draws closer. If he's not 100 percent or held out Sunday against the Eagles, Bisi Johnson and Laquon Treadwell would experience an uptick in snaps alongside starter Stefon Diggs.
Thielen caught seven of eight targets for 130 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Giants.
Thielen led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards, adding scores of 15 and nine yards as he dominated an inferior New York secondary. He totaled just 61 receiving yards over his previous two games and publicly criticized Kirk Cousins this week, so it appears the message was received by the signal-caller. Thielen will have an opportunity to put on a repeat performance next Sunday against an Eagles secondary that ranks near the bottom of the league in many categories.
Thielen caught only two of six targets for six yards in Sunday's 16-6 loss to the Bears.
He was the top downfield option in a limited Minnesota passing game through the first three weeks, but Kirk Cousins simply didn't have enough time in the pocket against Chicago to get the ball to Thielen consistently or accurately. Look for the sixth-year receiver to bounce back in Week 5 against the Giants.
Thielen caught three of five targets for 55 yards and a touchdown and added a one-yard rushing score during Sunday's 34-14 win against the Raiders.
In Week 3 Thielen logged the first rushing touchdown of his career, as the Vikings skated past Oakland at home to establish a 2-1 record out of the gates. The veteran's average of 5.3 targets per game are not exactly what fantasy GMs signed up for when investing an early-round draft choice in the two-time Pro Bowl receiver, but Thielen has counterbalanced that lack of elite volume by scoring three touchdowns already on the year. His upcoming matchup against the Bears is not ideal for continued fantasy production, as Chicago has not allowed a 60-yard receiver through its first two outings of 2019.
Thielen caught five of eight targets for 75 yards during Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Packers.
Thielen led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards while nearly doubling his output from Week 1. He did little of note outside of his long gain of 30 yards, but it was still a respectable performance against a much-improved Packers defense. Thielen still has yet to really break out following a productive 2018 campaign, but he could have opportunities to do so Sunday against the Raiders at home.
Thielen caught all three of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against Atlanta.
Thielen scored the Vikings' first touchdown of the regular season, hauling in a 23-yard score in the first quarter. He wasn't officially targeted again until after halftime, when he caught two more passes of 12 and eight yards. The Vikings jumped out to a 28-0 lead, which limited Kirk Cousins to just 10 pass attempts, so Thielen's three targets were not an indication that he was surpassed by other receivers on the team. The Vikings will play at Lambeau Field in Week 2, a contest that could lead to a boost in Thielen's involvement due to it likely being a much more competitive game.
Thielen (general soreness) wasn't listed Wednesday on the Vikings' first injury report of Week 1.
After taking a seat during the third game of the preseason due to what was termed as soreness, Thielen was back in the practice field in full capacity Wednesday. The same can't be said of Stefon Diggs, who sat out due to a hamstring injury. The extent of Diggs' injury isn't known, but any limitations for the wideout would likely equate to more targets for Thielen on Sunday versus the Falcons.
Coach Mike Zimmer said Thielen didn't play in Saturday's preseason win against the Cardinals because the wide receiver "was a little sore," Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Zimmer intimated Thielen would have gutted it out if it was the regular season, but there was no reason to risk aggravating the concern, hence the precaution. Thielen is unlikely to take the field in preseason Week 4, so he'll have approximately two weeks to get back to 100 percent for the Vikings' regular-season opener Sunday, Sept. 8 versus the Falcons.
Thielen is not participating in pre-game warm-ups and is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Cardinals, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Vikings will roll with a number of their regulars, including running back Dalvin Cook, for an extended look during the first half, so it's a bit surprising to see Thielen held out. As of now, there's no reported injury so it appears the team is simply being cautious with its star receiver. Expect Chad Beebe and Jordan Taylor to benefit the most from the Thielen's absence.
Thielen hauled in all three of his targets for 45 yards in Sunday's preseason win over the Seahawks. He added five rushing yards on one attempt.
Thielen did that amount of damage on just two offensive drives, even baiting a long pass interference penalty to cap off his day. The soon-to-be 29-year-old was in sync with Kirk Cousins, and those two should be connecting heavily this year after Thielen was targeted 153 times in 2018. Expect Thielen to be involved in the Vikings' third preseason matchup against the Cardinals on Saturday.
|9||11/3/19||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|10||11/10/19||@ DAL||8:20 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/19||@ SEA||8:15 pm|
|15||12/15/19||@ LAC||8:20 pm|
|Year||Team||G||No.||Yds||Lg||Avg||Blk||I20||TB||Downed||No||Ret Yds||TD||Net Avg|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|