Albert Wilson

Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver #12
Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver #12

Albert Wilson News

Released by Vikings

The Vikings have released Wilson.

Analysis: The 30-year-old wideout, who caught 25 of his 39 targets for 213 yards in 14 games with the Dolphins last season, will now look to catch on elsewhere as a depth option.

Aug 22, 2022 10:31 AM EST

Catches two TDs in preseason opener

Wilson had two receptions for 22 yards and two touchdowns on two targets in Sunday's loss at Las Vegas.

Analysis: Wilson had both of his touchdown passes in the second half against the second- and third-team defense, so don't get too excited. He's battling for a reserve receiver role and is likely behind Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Bisi Johnson and possibly sixth-round rookie Jalen Nailor at this point for the No. 4 and No. 5 receiver roles.

Aug 14, 2022 10:00 PM EST

Inks deal with Minnesota

Wilson agreed to a one-year contract with the Vikings on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Wilson spent the past three seasons in Miami and totaled 25 receptions for 213 yards and zero touchdowns in 14 games during 2021. The 29-year-old should compete with Bisi Johnson and rookie sixth-rounder Jalen Taylor for a depth role in Minnesota's receiving corps.

May 31, 2022 4:50 PM EST

Silent in season finale

Wilson was not targeted during Sunday's 33-24 win over New England.

Analysis: Wilson is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so his quiet Week 18 outing may ultimately represent his final game in Miami. The 29-year-old veteran posted the worst statistical healthy season of his career across 14 appearances in 2021, having secured just 25 of 39 targets for 213 yards.

Jan 10, 2022 1:41 PM EST

Comes off COVID list

The Dolphins activated Wilson (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Analysis: Miami hasn't added Wilson to its Week 17 injury report in the wake of his activation, so the team is seemingly satisfied enough with where he stands from a conditioning standpoint following a five-day stay on the list. Since he wasn't able to practice this week, Wilson may have a lighter role than usual Sunday against the Titans after playing between 46 and 57 percent of the Dolphins' snaps on offense in each of his last five appearances before sitting out the Week 16 win over New Orleans. Even before going on the COVID-19 list, Wilson wasn't an especially fantasy-relevant option, having averaged 3.4 receptions for 31.4 yards while scoring no touchdowns during that five-game stretch.

Dec 31, 2021 1:41 PM EST

Lands on COVID list

Wilson has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Analysis: Until Wilson is able to clear the NFL's COVID protocols, Jaylen Waddle and DeVante Parker are in line to lead the Dolphins' wideout corps, with Isaiah Ford, Mack Hollins, Preston Williams and Tommylee Lewis also in the mix.

Dec 26, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Back at practice

Wilson (personal) returned to practice Friday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Wilson was held out Wednesday and Thursday for personal reasons but now appears on track to play this Monday against the Saints. He'll likely operate as the No. 3 receiver behind Jaylen Waddle and DeVante Parker

Dec 24, 2021 2:05 PM EST

Remains absent from practice

Wilson (personal) didn't take part in Thursday's walk-through practice, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: After he wasn't in attendance for Wednesday's workout, Wilson remained away from the team for its first official Week 16 session. Miami head coach Brian Flores hasn't yet indicated that Wilson is in danger of missing Monday's game against the Saints, so as long as the veteran wideout returns to the team facility by the end of the weekend, he should be cleared to play. However, with Jaylen Waddle set to return from a one-game absence and DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki also healthy, Wilson likely won't rank any higher than fourth in the Dolphins' pass-catching hierarchy this week.

Dec 23, 2021 1:51 PM EST

Personal absence

Wilson (personal) is not practicing Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Wilson's status will need to be monitored ahead of Monday's road matchup against the Saints. If he can't go Week 16, Wilson's absence would mean more opportunities for Isaiah Ford, Mack Hollins and Preston Williams.

Dec 22, 2021 7:49 AM EST

Held to one catch

Wilson secured one of two targets for nine yards during Sunday's divisional win over the Jets. He also carried the ball once for a gain of one yard.

Analysis: Wilson disappointed even with Tua Tagovailoa's top target Jaylen Waddle on the COVID-19 list, as DeVante Parker and Isaiah Ford both operated ahead of him in the receiving game. The veteran wideout is set to become an unrestricted free agent come 2022, and based on his underwhelming performance this season even when given opportunities, it would appear unlikely that he re-signs in Miami.

Dec 21, 2021 6:44 AM EST

Quiet with big volume again

Wilson hauled in four of eight targets for 26 yards during Sunday's win over the Giants.

Analysis: Wilson has recently seen enough volume to be relevant in deep fantasy formats that award points per reception, but his yardage totals have been shockingly low. Over the past three weeks, despite having seen 18 targets, Wilson has combined for just 12 catches for 61 yards. If Will Fuller (finger) ends up retaking the field at some point this season, Wilson's involvement on offense could plummet.

Dec 7, 2021 5:17 AM EST

Does little with six targets

Wilson secured five of six targets for 17 yards during Sunday's win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Wilson essentially operated as a security blanket for Tua Tagovailoa in the passing game, while Jaylen Waddle dominated the high-value targets. Even with DeVante Parker (shoulder) and Will Fuller (finger) both still out of the lineup, Wilson only handled 46 percent of offensive snaps Week 12. Heading into a matchup against the Giants, Wilson can safely be left off the fantasy radar except in particularly deep formats.

Nov 30, 2021 2:42 PM EST

Makes three grabs Week 11

Wilson secured three of four targets for 18 yards during Sunday's win over the Jets.

Analysis: Wilson also handled one carry for a loss of three yards, and he returned two kicks. Jaylen Waddle and Mack Hollins overshadowed Wilson during Sunday's divisional win, just one week after the veteran had acted as Miami's receiving yardage leader. It's unclear whether either of DeVante Parker (shoulder) or Will Fuller (finger) will manage to return Week 12, however, so Wilson could end up positioned for another start.

Nov 23, 2021 4:01 AM EST

Receiving yardage leader in win

Wilson brought in four of five targets for 87 yards in the Dolphins' 22-10 win over the Ravens on Thursday night.

Analysis: Wilson paced the Dolphins in receiving yardage while co-leading the team in receptions. He also recorded a critical 64-yard grab late in the fourth quarter after the Ravens had closed to within five points that helped set up a Tua Tagovailoa game-sealing one-yard touchdown run. Wilson's moment in the spotlight Thursday was rare, considering he came into the contest with all of eight catches on the season and his yardage tally was a season high. While the breakout effort was certainly encouraging, there's simply no guarantee he'll come anywhere near close to replicating it in a Week 11 road battle against the Jets a week from Sunday.

Nov 12, 2021 4:58 AM EST

Targeted twice in win

Wilson secured one of two targets for 11 yards in the Dolphins' 17-9 win over the Texans on Sunday.

Analysis: Wilson was barely involved on offense, even with all of DeVante Parker (shoulder), Will Fuller (finger) and Preston Williams (coach's decision) sidelined. The veteran can safely be left off the fantasy radar as Miami prepares for a Thursday night matchup against Baltimore.

Nov 9, 2021 6:05 AM EST

Completely uninvolved

Wilson was not targeted during Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Wilson only played three offensive snaps during Sunday's narrow loss, despite Miami's offense already being without both DeVante Parker (shoulder) and Will Fuller (finger). The veteran wideout hasn't shown any reason to be on the fantasy radar this season.

Oct 26, 2021 6:07 AM EST

Another disappointing day

Wilson secured both targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Wilson failed to rack up much production, even with all of DeVante Parker (shoulder), Will Fuller (finger) and Preston Williams (groin) out of action. Through five appearances this season, he only has seven catches for 45 yards on 12 targets.

Oct 18, 2021 6:13 AM EST

No targets in convincing loss

Wilson was not targeted during Sunday's 45-17 loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Wilson couldn't get involved on offense even with Will Fuller (finger) and DeVante Parker (shoulder) both inactive, though Preston Williams (three targets), Isaiah Ford (one) and Mack Hollins (two) all earned looks from Jacoby Brissett. With just 31 receiving yards through four appearances on the season, Wilson can be safely left off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of formats.

Oct 11, 2021 6:56 AM EST

Bound for more targets?

Wilson could be in line for increased target volume with Will Fuller (finger) having been placed on IR.

Analysis: Wilson saw notable targets during the first two weeks of the season, when Fuller was inactive, but he only turned those eight looks into four catches for 20 yards. Given how inefficient the veteran has been with his opportunities through four games, it's possible he sees competition for offensive reps, even with Fuller out at least three weeks and Jakeem Grant now a member of Chicago's roster.

Oct 6, 2021 8:57 AM EST

Catches one pass

Wilson secured one of two targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Wilson handled 48 percent of Miami's offensive snaps Sunday. The veteran wideout did little with his production, but he has a chance to see more playing time in the coming weeks due to a broken finger suffered by teammate Will Fuller in the loss. Wilson figures to benefit with a bump to his playing time, but the 29-year-old will be hard to trust in fantasy lineups as the Dolphins' offense continues to struggle.

Oct 5, 2021 10:36 PM EST

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