A common discussion in the dynasty community revolves around the ages of players. It’s nice to have a foundation of youth to keep your team competitive each year, but you still need those veteran players with solidified roles to put up consistent points on Sundays.
Despite the debate surrounding “age cliffs” for specific players, there are players each year who both surprise and disappoint us. Thirty years old is a significant mental benchmark for fantasy owners when evaluating their wide receivers. Some aging wideouts take the path of Larry Fitzgerald and remain fantasy-relevant for several years past 30 while others hit the cliff and don’t recover.
Adam Thielen is forcing his owners to make a big decision this offseason.
After back-to-back WR1 seasons, he limped through 2019 and missed six games due to soft tissue injuries. Entering his age 30 season, can he reclaim his spot as a WR1?
From Undrafted Free-Agent to Fantasy Star
An undrafted free-agent turned fantasy star, Thielen is a feel-good story as someone who played college football in Minnesota and has played his entire professional career for the Vikings. After not suiting up as a rookie, he went over five full seasons before finally missing a game this past year.