Who Should I Start? Adam Thielen or Brandon Aiyuk


Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
17.3 0.0 0.0 7.1 73.0 0.5

Adam Thielen News

Adam Thielen Feels He Has More To Prove

Saturday, July 13, 9:38 PM

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Adam Thielen feels he has more to prove to himself despite being in the NFL for over a decade. "I talk to the young guys about this all the time, is no matter who you are, no matter how old you are, no matter how many years you've been in the league, you have something to prove," Thielen said in an interview. "You have to have that mindset every single day." The 33-year-old is coming off a productive season, amassing his first 1,000-yard receiving campaign since 2018 while finding the end zone four times. Although the Panthers have a lot of question marks regarding the offense, it appears Thielen is not ready to stop being a reliable fantasy asset anytime soon.


Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
12.4 0.0 0.0 4.8 53.7 0.4

Brandon Aiyuk News

Brandon Aiyuk Officially Requests A Trade

Tuesday, July 16, 2:03 PM

San Francisco 49ers All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has officially requested a trade after an offseason of unsuccessful attempts to reach a long-term contract extension. Despite a recent meeting, the 49ers haven't been willing to engage in negotiations since May, which has led Aiyuk to respectfully ask for a trade out of town. The 26-year-old former first-rounder is currently set to make $14.12 million in 2024 on the fifth-year option of his rookie deal. Assuming he isn't traded before training camp at the end of the month, it's highly likely that Aiyuk will hold out, which will make his fantasy draft status as a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 more shaky. And if Aiyuk is traded before the start of the 2024 regular season, it will mean bigger offensive roles for wideouts Deebo Samuel, Jauan Jennings and rookie first-rounder Ricky Pearsall.


Adam Thielen vs. Brandon Aiyuk

Still trying to decide between Thielen and Aiyuk? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Adam Thielen is projected to score 17.3 points this week while Brandon Aiyuk is projected to score 12.4 points.