Fantasy Impact: Vikings WR Adam Thielen Playing Through Fractures in Back

By Matt Johnson on Sunday, January 21st 2018
Fantasy Impact: Vikings WR Adam Thielen Playing Through Fractures in Back

As the Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Adam Thielen prepare for Sunday's NFC Championship matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, further details came out about Thielen's back injury. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported while Thielen will play, he is dealing with several slight fractures in his back that are causing significant pain for the 27-year-old wide receiver.

Thielen will suit up today against Philadelphia, though it could prove to limit some of his playing time and limit some of his explosiveness. If he is limited, it could open up the door for Stefon Diggs to take in an even larger role in the passing game.

Diggs' matchup against Philadelphia's secondary should play very well in his favor. Diggs saw 10 targets in Minnesota's win over the New Orleans Saints and of course delivered the sensational 61-yard touchdown that delivered a miracle for Minnesota. But his play as of late is an even bigger reason why Minnesota made it this far with an average of 105.6 receiving yards per game in the team's past six contests.

For those still playing DFS in the conference championship round, be sure to get plenty of Diggs' shares on Sunday as he projects to be the top receiver on the slate.

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