K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 11/29/21 4:34 PM

Osborn caught one of two targets for five yards during Sunday's 34-26 loss to the 49ers.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn played 55 percent of the team's offensive snaps (30 of 55), but he was once again held to just one catch, as Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson dominated Kirk Cousins' attention. Even with the Vikings playing from behind for the majority of Sunday's loss, Osborn couldn't crack fantasy relevance. The 2020 fifth-round pick's steady playing time should keep him in the conversation, but his lack of production over the past four weeks (three catches for 44 yards) makes him a risky fantasy play in any format.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 11/22/21 1:38 PM

Osborn had one reception for 19 yards on four targets in Sunday's 34-32 win over Green Bay.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn played on 52 percent of the offense's snaps (36 of 69) and went out for a route on 23 plays. He's been getting about the same playing time as earlier in the season as the third receiver, but the passing game has narrowed on the duo of Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson, with Tyler Conklin emerging as the distant third option. Osborn's steady playing time could make him more of a factor if the Vikings are playing from far behind, but it's hard to count on any production otherwise.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 11/15/21 1:23 PM

Osborn did not have a reception or carry in Sunday's 27-20 win at the Chargers but did have one target.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn played on 51 percent of the offense's snaps and went out for a route on 26 of his 41 snaps. While he's getting about the same playing time as earlier in the year, he has just four targets and one reception in his last three games. Tyler Conklin has become the third option in the passing game, and the duo of Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson have dominated the target share as much as ever, leaving Osborn on the outside for now. Osborn's steady playing time could make him more of a factor in shootouts.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 11/8/21 3:00 PM

Osborn had one reception for 20 yards on two targets in Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss at Baltimore.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn played a season-low 26 (47 percent) of the team's snaps on offense. He has just five targets combined the last two games but still has a firm hold on the third receiver role.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 11/1/21 6:06 PM

Osborn had two receptions for 10 yards on three targets in Sunday's 20-16 loss to Dallas.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn played on 38 of the offense's 66 snaps -- about his season average -- but had his fewest targets since Week 3. Although Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen dominate the targets, Osborn remains a viable fantasy option in deeper formats. Osborn continues to get a steady workload and has a firm grasp on the third receiver role, even if the results were not there against Dallas.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 10/18/21 1:56 PM

Osborn had six receptions for 78 yards on seven targets, including a game-winning 27-yard touchdown in overtime in Sunday's win at Carolina.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn has been getting steady targets in the Minnesota passing game, but hadn't been getting much yardage the past three games (eight catches for 66 yards ). Although Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen dominate the targets, Osborn remains a viable fantasy option in deeper formats.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 10/11/21 2:19 PM

Osborn had three receptions for 14 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over Detroit.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn played about the usual snap count (40 of the offense's 67 snaps) but didn't get many targets when the offense got conservative in the second half trying to protect a lead. Dede Westbrook played a season high 14 snaps and had three receptions, which is a minor concern for Osborn's usage.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 10/4/21 6:07 PM

Osborn had three receptions for 26 yards on seven targets and had one carry for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to Cleveland.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn didn't produce many yards from scrimmage, but it was a positive sign he was second on the team in targets and used on a designed running play, especially after he had just two targets last week. Minnesota's offense struggled to move the ball against Cleveland's stout defense, so Osborn should improve next week against Detroit.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 9/27/21 12:27 PM

Osborn had two receptions on two targets for 26 yards in Sunday's win over Seattle.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn played on 44 of the offense's 75 snaps, the same percentage as Week 2. However, he saw just two targets after six and nine the prior two weeks. Meanwhile, Tyler Conklin had his first big week -- seven catches for 70 yards and a TD -- which could be a minor negative as the Vikings may rotate their secondary targets after Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Sun 9/19/21 9:14 PM

Osborn caught five of six targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Cardinals.
EDGE Analysis
The second-year wideout put together another big performance, leading the Vikings in receiving yards and scoring his first career NFL touchdown on a 64-yard strike from Kirk Cousins in the first quarter. Osborn is enjoying the lack of defensive attention that comes from lining up alongside Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, and he'll look to continue his breakout campaign in Week 3 at home against the Seahawks.