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K.J. Osborn - Fantasy Points Outlook

Basic StatsK.J. Osborn's Basic Stats

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ADP: N/A
Bye: 7
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 25.4
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
40 Time: 4.48
Speed Score: 99.40
SPARQx (Rank): 112.70 (76%)
Burst Score (Rank): 125.30 (73%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.35 (36%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.06 (54%)

K.J. Osborn's Weekly Outlook

Week 13 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
2.4 23.1 0.2 3.5
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
2.9 39.2 0.2 5.5

K.J. Osborn's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#81 Wide Receiver

88.4 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 50 650.1 4 1.6 0.3

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

Basic StatsK.J. Osborn's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • A 2020 Round 5 pick, Osborn made a nice 2nd year-jump (82-50-655-7).
  • He played all 17 games.
  • In 4 games with Adam Thielen sidelined, Osborn tallied 3-83-1, 3-21, 3-50-1 and 1-21-1. He saw a respectable 18.5% target share over that stretch.
  • Overall, he finished as a WR3 (top-36) or better in 7 games. He finished outside the top-60 WRs in 9 games.
  • Among 60 WRs with 70+ targets, Osborn ranked 53rd in yards per route run; T-43rd in YAC per reception.
  • He split his time almost evenly between the slot and out wide.
  • Osborn noted an area he’d like to improve in this fall: “I want to be someone that can create those big plays,” Osborn said. “Not so much catching the ball and getting down. I want to make a guy miss and then make another guy miss and break that big play for us. Just be a game-changer.”
  • Osborn admitted that most of his chances are likely to come after the catch in new HC Kevin O’Connell’s offense. Look for an attack that’s heavy on 3-WR looks and pre-snap motion — good news for Osborn’s playing time.
  • Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen return to keep Osborn in the #3 role. He might have to hold off 2nd-year man Ihmir Smith-Marsette, who the Vikings are high on.
  • Irv Smith returns after missing all of 2021 with a torn meniscus. An undersized TE, Smith projects to play a sizable role.
  • Kirk Cousins returns, despite persistent trade rumors. Osborn caught just 60.9% of his targets from Cousins, so improvement will be key with Osborn’s volume unlikely to grow much (if at all).
  • ESPN's Kevin Seifert writes that Vikings WR K.J. Osborn "is having a breakout training camp in his own right."

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Osborn was a nice surprise for the Vikings last season. Boosted by 7 TDs and missed time from Adam Thielen and Irv Smith, the 24-year-old finished as the WR40 in PPR.

A deeper offense makes Osborn a candidate to regress in 2022. But the arrival of HC Kevin O’Connell also adds some intrigue to what could be an ascending player only in year 3.

Ultimately, Osborn is more of a WR handcuff who’d likely be a weekly WR3 should Adam Thielen or Justin Jefferson miss time.

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Irv Smith, TE MIN

3:09pm EDT 10/31/22

Smith has high-ankle sprain

Vikings TE Irv Smith suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Cardinals, insider Chris Tomasson reports. Smith is getting an MRI on Monday to get a better look at the damage, but he figures to miss multiple games. He's droppable in standard-sized fantasy leagues. Smith's absence leaves lead TE duties to Johnny Mundt, who owns just 22 career catches, with 12 of them coming this season. We should see more volume funneled to WRs Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn with Smith out.

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Vikings WR Justin Jefferson enjoyed another big game in Sunday's win over the Bears. He racked up a 12-154 receiving line on 13 targets. No other Viking drew more than 7 looks or caught more than 5 passes. WR Adam Thielen checked in 2nd with 7 targets but caught just 4 for 27 yards. K.J. Osborn caught all 5 of his targets (for 41 yards) to finish 2nd on the team in receptions.

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ESPN's Kevin Seifert writes that Vikings WR K.J. Osborn "is having a breakout training camp in his own right." That came within an article focused on Adam Thielen's productive role in complement to WR Justin Jefferson's quick rise. We won't overrate 1 reporter's choice of adjectives, but it's clear that Minnesota's #3 wideout is having a good training camp after last year's 50-655-7 receiving line and WR39 finish in PPR. Osborn remains an easy value at his WR64 Underdog ADP.

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Arif Hasan of The Athletic writes that Vikings WR K.J. Osborn has appeared to lock down the team’s #3 WR role. Osborn, who enjoyed a mini breakout last year (50-655-7), is running ahead of guys like Bisi Johnson, Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Albert Wilson. It’s not a surprise, but it’s nice to get confirmation with Minnesota breaking in a new coaching staff. With the Vikings expected to feature more 3-WR looks, Osborn could enter the spot-start mix in deep leagues.

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Dynasty Overview View WR Dynasty Rankings »

K.J. Osborn, WR MIN
Dynasty MVP 67.7
Position Rank #97 WR
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