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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver KJ Osborn could have a breakout season in 2022, and fantasy football managers will want to plan accordingly.
NBC Sports’ Peter King reports that Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell ” Loving Osborn’s line-running and ability to penetrate deep, O’Connell plans to prioritize all three of his receiving threats.”
King added that he “could see Osborne get 100 goals.”
No. 1 of 2020 A fifth-round pick is a solid secondary target for Kirk Cousins in 2021, catching 50 passes for 655 yards and seven touchdowns. After his strong preseason and after the Vikings hired an offensive-minded head coach, his performance could be even better. , it’s hard to be overly optimistic about Osborn right now because of his relationship with Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and Darwin Cook have the same offense. Cousins has also not been a prolific passer historically. His 4,221 passing yards in 2021 are ninth in the NFL. Osborn only appears in 11% of Yahoo Fantasy League.
If you’ve already drafted your team, you shouldn’t feel pressure to run and sign him right away. Also, if you haven’t been drafted, he probably won’t make it in the Standard League.
But the Vikings’ first if Osborn’s role in the passing game has grown to the point of being noticeable, Then there are very few games to watch.