WR MIN (7)
Wed 12/29/21 2:20 PM

Osborn's teammate Adam Thielen (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
EDGE Analysis
Assuming he stays healthy, Osborn is now locked in as Minnesota's No. 2 receiver, a role he'd already handled for most of the past four weeks with Thielen out or limited due to the injury. Osborn has a four-game streak with at least three catches and 79 percent snap share, averaging 3.8 receptions for 54.8 yards on 6.5 targets in that time, with his third, fourth and fifth TDs of the season. He also put up decent numbers in September as Minnesota's No. 3 receiver, but was unable to sustain the volume with Thielen and Jefferson both healthy. While he may be a distant second to Jefferson now, Osborn appears solidly ahead of Dede Westbrook, Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Dan Chisena as the Vikings prepare to close out their season against the Packers (Week 17) and Bears (Week 18).