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Tyler Conklin
MIN

TE MIN

#27 Tight End

74 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 7
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 26
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 254
40 Time: 4.80

Weekly Outlook

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Week 13
Conklin had a season-high 7 receptions on a season-high 9 targets for 56 yards against the Lions.
Conklin nearly had a bigger day as the refs gave him a TD on the field but upon review he did not get his second foot down in bounds.
Conklin may benefit with Adam Thielen out of the lineup and his chances of a TD should be improved as well.
Conklin is a decent streaming option in Week 14 at home against the Steelers.
Week 9
Conklin didn’t do anything special against the Ravens, but his 7 targets tied for the team lead and his 5 receptions (for 45 yards) led all Vikings. He also drew a defensive PI call in the end zone late in the 1st quarter, setting up Minnesota’s 2nd TD.

The production came against a Baltimore defense that has allowed the 2nd-most PPR points per game to TEs. But it also marked Conklin’s 2nd straight game of 7 targets and 5 catches, as well as his 3rd straight game of 45+ yards.

The 4th-year TE isn’t a special option but sits on the TE1/TE2 border. Minnesota’s schedule sets up as neutral for TE scoring the rest of the way, with the worst matchups vs. San Francisco in Week 12 and Chicago in Week 15.
Week 8
QB Kirk Cousins found Conklin open downfield for a 31-yard gain on the 3rd play of Sunday’s game in a 3rd-and-2 situation. Minnesota’s downfield attack was not very effective after that. Conklin caught 5 of 7 targets for 57 yards. On 3 red-zone plays in the 4th quarter, Cousins did not target Conklin.

In 7 games this season, Conklin has almost matched his combined totals for his 1st 3 NFL seasons. He has had catches for 40 and 31 yards in the last 2 weeks and has reached 70 receiving yards twice this season. It’s a good sign that Cousins has looked for Conklin downfield as well as in the red zone, where he has scored his 2 career TDs. Keep an eye on how Conklin is used and how much confidence Cousins shows in him.
Week 4
Early on in 2021, it looked like WR K.J. Osborn was going to be the third option in this offense, seeing 12 targets to 8 for Tyler Conklin over the first 2 weeks. This has since flipped as Conklin over the past two weeks has seen 14 targets to 7 for Osborn. The 14 targets for Conklin have tied Adam Thielen for 2nd on the team over that span. As of today it looks like Osborn can be dropped in most leagues. Conklin makes for an intriguing TE stash as the Vikings have been known to utilize the TE spot.
This week looks to lean in the favor of Conklin as the Vikings take on the Lions. The Lions this season have allowed 3 solid games to TEs: George Kittle (4-78), Robert Tonyan (3-52-1) and Mark Andrews (5-109). This makes Conklin an interesting TE1 play for Week 5.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Conklin caught just 13 passes through his first 2 NFL seasons after arriving as a 5th-round pick in 2018.
  • He more than doubled that with 19 receptions in 2020. Fifteen of those came over the final 4 games, after Kyle Rudolph went down.
  • Conklin edged Irv Smith 21-20 in targets over that span. The 2 each caught 15 passes over that stretch, with Smith leading in yardage (183-168) and TDs (3-1).
  • New OC Klint Kubiak views both Smith and Conklin as more than just TEs: “Those two tight ends, they can play wideout too. Those guys are extremely versatile. They’re complete tight ends: run, block and line up in a two-point stance and go at you.”
  • HC Mike Zimmer, asked in June about Smith’s role growing in Rudolph’s absence, said: “I think it’s a bigger role for Tyler Conklin. He’s kind of emerged as a guy that’s moving upward and with those two guys, we have a lot of weapons there. Irv always has been able to do what he’s been able to do whether Kyle was here or not.”

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Conklin’s biggest selling point might be that he’s not really on the fantasy radar. Minnesota’s 2nd TE has finished outside the top 20 each of the past 2 years, so betting on big upside here wouldn’t be the right move. But he’s well worth stashing in dynasty and keeping in mind as a waiver option for redraft leagues.

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Vikings TE Tyler Conklin (hamstring) is active for tonight’s game vs. the Packers. He put in a full practice on Friday, so the hammy isn’t a big concern. But with Sean Mannion under center, Conklin is a shaky fantasy play.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Vikings TE Tyler Conklin (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Packers tonight. Conklin got in a full practice on Friday, so the hammy isn't much of a concern. QB Sean Mannion is definitely a concern, though, and makes Conklin a shaky TE2.

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Vikings TE Tyler Conklin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game vs. the Packers. He went from no practice on Wednesday to limited on Thursday to full participation on Friday. So Conklin should play this weekend. But he’s not a recommended fantasy starter with Sean Mannion under center.

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Vikings TE Tyler Conklin (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We'll see what he does tomorrow, but anything less than a full practice would make him tough to trust in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

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Vikings TE Tyler Conklin missed Wednesday's practice with a hamstring issue. We don't have any other details on the injury or whether Conklin is in danger of missing Sunday night's game vs. the Packers. Check back tomorrow for another update.

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