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KJ Osborn Fantasy Football Advice & Rankings With Adam Thielen Out Monday Night vs. Bears

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The Minnesota Vikings offense will officially be without Adam Thielen for Monday’s road game against the Chicago Bears.

It’s essentially the third game missed for Thielen, who suffered a high-ankle sprain early in the Week 13 game against Detroit.

Justin Jefferson’s been the go-to guy for the Vikings this season, but Thielen’s still top-15 in the league in touchdowns, snap share, red-zone targets, and perhaps most importantly, fantasy points per game.

The best pivot for Monday with Thielen indeed out? Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn.
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Adam Thielen, KJ Osborn Fantasy Football Advice, Rankings

The Action Network fantasy experts Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon wiped Thielen from their respective rankings with his expected status.

Osborn, however, vaults into WR37 position — he’s WR31 in Koerner’s pecking order and WR43 in Raybon’s.

Jefferson’s expected to go off — he’s WR5 — but there could be more production to go around.

The Bears’ secondary is absolutely decimated with injuries along the back seven. The unit’s giving quarterbacks whatever they want, allowing a 75.5% completion percentage over the last five weeks.

Osborn, a second-year receiver out of Miami, has topped 75 yards in four games this season.

He’s come on strong with Thielen sidelined, receiving 16 targets over the last two weeks. Osborn’s also collected a pair of touchdowns over that span, matching his total from the first 11 weeks combined.

Minnesota’s a 6.5-point favorite Monday night, with a total of 45.5.

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