No. 3: Jordan Addison, WR, Vikings
Adam Thielen left Minnesota this offseason, taking his 107 targets down to Carolina. This departure left a void opposite Justin Jefferson, but it took general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah little time to find a higher-upside replacement.
Enter USC’s, Jordan Addison. After transferring from Pittsburgh, the 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner moved to the west coast to link up with Lincoln Riley and Caleb Williams. Although his counting numbers dipped, Addison posted a strong season for the Trojans.
His precise route running, deceptive ability after the catch, and flawless hands are easy to project to the NFL. Addison is a slender body but protects himself from big hits when working the middle of the field. Not to mention, Addison was the primary target who garnered a bunch of attention from defenses.
As a rookie with the Vikings, Addison is poised for fantasy football stardom. Jefferson, arguably the best receiver in the league, hogs the spotlight on offense. The concerted effort by defenders to shut down the All-Pro wideout should give Addison one-on-one looks. He can replace Thielen’s production while giving Kirk Cousins a more explosive option in the passing game.