K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Tue 1/24/23 12:11 AM

Osborn caught 60 of 90 targets for 650 yards and five touchdowns while playing all 17 games in the 2022 regular season.
EDGE Analysis
The 25-year-old reprised his role as the Vikings' No. 3 wideout behind superstar Justin Jefferson and longtime veteran Adam Thielen. However, Osborn finished the season as the team's fourth receiving option after that pair and tight end T.J. Hockenson, who accumulated 60 receptions for 519 yards after being acquired from Detroit at the trade deadline. The third-year wideout still posted almost the exact same stat line from his breakout 2021 (50-655-7 on 82 targets). Osborn also capped off the season on a solid note by hauling in two of three targets for 20 yards and his sixth touchdown between regular season and playoffs during the wild-card loss to the Giants. With Thielen seemingly on a decline over the past two seasons, Osborn could be in line for a bigger role heading into the final year of his rookie contract in 2023.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Sun 1/8/23 4:55 PM

Osborn caught five of six targets for 117 yards in Sunday's 29-13 win over the Bears.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn led the Vikings in receiving, with most of his production coming prior to the team's decision to rest its offensive starters during the second half. The 25-year-old enjoyed a strong finish to the regular season, scoring three times while topping 115 yards twice over his last five games. His complementary playmaking figures to bolster quarterback Kirk Cousins' options as Minnesota now turns its attention toward the playoffs.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Sun 1/1/23 11:58 PM

Osborn caught all seven of his targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Packers.
EDGE Analysis
Both Minnesota touchdowns came in the fourth quarter with the game long out of reach, and Osborn caught his from Nick Mullens rather than Kirk Cousins as the team began to sit its stars. The Vikings won't have much to play for in Week 18 other than playoff seeding, so Mullens could get the start against the Bears, but Osborn at least will likely remain involved no matter who is under center.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 12/26/22 9:10 PM

Osborn caught three of four targets for 17 yards in Saturday's 27-24 win over the Giants.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn's underwhelming day was a disappointment for fantasy managers hoping for something close to his Week 15 performance, when the wideout caught 10 of his 16 targets for 157 yards and a touchdown. The 25-year-old remains involved as Minnesota's No. 3 receiver, as the Vikings run a high-volume passing attack. With that said, Osborn's fantasy potential is difficult to forecast with so many mouths to feed on one of the league's most talented offenses. The veteran wideout will look to get back on track when the Vikings visit the Packers in Week 17.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Sat 12/17/22 5:26 PM

Osborn caught 10 of 16 targets for a career-high 157 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 39-36 overtime win over the Colts.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn had a would-be 40-yard catch ruled incomplete on a challenge late in the first half, then flashed his big-play ability again on a 63-yard catch in the third quarter. Three plays later, he got into the end zone from two yards out for Minnesota's first points of the game. Osborn made another significant contribution to the largest comeback in league history (33 points) by drawing a pass interference flag in the end zone to set up the fourth of Minnesota's five second-half touchdowns. The 25-year-old wide receiver will look to build on this career-best performance in Week 16 against the Giants.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 12/12/22 1:54 PM

Osborn had five receptions for 38 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown, on five targets in Sunday's loss at Detroit.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn had his most productive game since the acquisition of T.J. Hockenson as the Vikings were forced to pass after falling behind early. Osborn had just nine receptions on 21 targets for 77 yards over his previous five games, so he can't be counted for steady production despite Sunday's effort as Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and Hockensen command almost all the targets in the passing game.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Tue 12/6/22 1:12 PM

Osborn had two receptions for 17 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over the Jets.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn continues to come up with big plays in key spots but just isn't getting much volume after the acquisition of T..J Hockenson. Osborn has just nine receptions for 77 yards over his last five games.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 11/21/22 1:31 PM

Osborn caught two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 40-3 loss to the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn's volume has oscillated from two targets in Week 9 to 11 last week before dropping back down to three. As long as all three of Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and T.J. Hockenson are healthy, Osborn will have difficulty carving out a consistent role as Kirk Cousins' fourth option in the passing game.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 11/14/22 4:23 PM

Osborn had four receptions for 35 yards on 11 targets and one carry for two yards in Sunday's overtime win at Buffalo.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn didn't have a reception and had just two targets last week as it looked like his role would significantly decrease after the acquisition of T.J. Hockenson. However, a week later, Osborn was frequently targeted by Kirk Cousins and made several big plays. Hockensen has replaced him as the third option in the passing offense (16 receptions the past two games), but at least Osborn still looks to have a role.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 11/7/22 4:43 PM

Osborn did not have a reception on two targets in Sunday's win at Washington.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn played on 53 of the offense's 66 snaps and went out on 39 routes. He got about the usual playing time, but he had a season low in targets, and it was his first game this season without a catch. The acquisition of T.J. Hockenson (nine receptions) looks to have supplanted Osborn as the third option in the passing offense.