The Minnesota Vikings went into Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles full of confidence after a big win in Week 1 over the Green Bay Packers. Part of the excitement on Minnesota’s end was the strong performance from Kirk Cousins in new head coach Kevin O’Connell’s offense. While Justin Jefferson was a huge part of that success, there was the belief Adam Thielen would eventually come around and find a role in this unit.
Through the first half of Week 2, Thielen has yet to receive a target against the Eagles. The Vikings have spread things out with Jefferson, Irv Smith and Dalvin Cook accounting for 13 of the 15 targets. It looks like the second receiver role in Minnesota is going to be a revolving door situation, which is problematic for managers looking to use Thielen in the starting lineup.
We’ll see if Thielen can take advantage in the second half as the Vikings seem to be headed for a pass-heavy game script.