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According to a report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Vikings star wideout Adam Thielen will not play this weekend as he remains on the COVID-19 list.
We can hear the squeals of Fantasy owners already.
Vikings WR Adam Thielen is not expected to play Sunday against the Panthers, per source. He remains on the Covid-19 list, and barring a change this weekend, he’s bracing to have to sit. Thielen leads the league with 11 TDs.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) November 27, 2020
Fowler’s tweet leaves some hope that Thielen’s status is still open and could change before Sunday, so Fantasy owners shouldn’t give up just yet.
Losing the league-leader in touchdowns (11) is tough news on its own, but with Kirk Cousins as the quarterback, it’s a nightmare. Cousins hasn’t been a travesty so far this season with 20 TDs and 11 picks, but Thielen had a lot to do with those numbers.
The Minnesota Vikings play Teddy Bridgewater and the 4-7 Carolina Panthers, so it’ll be interesting to see how they fare without their best player.