Each week during the NFL season, the Star Tribune takes a look at Vikings players and their fantasy football impact. Remember that guy last week who declared Adam Thielen an "easy sit?"
Well, nine receptions and 157 yards later I'm back — as Thielen shoots up rankings lists across the industry — and higher on the Minnesota State, Mankato product.
The Saints defense featured eight new starters and was the No. 32 pass defense in 2016, part of what made Thielen an appealing Week 1 sleeper option for some.
Combine that with the time to throw and accuracy of Bradford's passes, and it was the perfect storm for members of the Vikings passing attack to have big games. Bradford threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns. Stefon Diggs had seven grabs for 93 yards and two touchdowns, and Kyle Rudolph caught a touchdown. Rudolph and Diggs have proved themselves as regular fantasy contributors. But will it last for Bradford and Thielen?