News: 4 days agoOsborn had one reception for six yards on two targets and also lost one yard on one carry in Sunday's win over New Orleans in London.
Spin: After a season-high eight targets and a touchdown last week, Osborn was back to his more limited third receiver role. He played on 56 of the offense's 76 snaps, which was slightly more than usual. Despite a new offensive-minded head coach in Minnesota, the No. 3 WR continues to be an afterthought in the offense, despite his Week 3 spike in production.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Osborn was a pleasant surprise for Minnesota last season, emerging as a viable No. 3 wide receiver behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. The 2020 fifth-round pick went from not playing a snap as a rookie to finishing 32nd at the position in routes and 40th in fantasy points in his second season. After hit-or-miss production in the first half of the season, Osborn's production was much better when he stepped into an every-down role in place of an injured Thielen during Weeks 13-18. Osborn scored in five of the six games and was 18th in fantasy points during the span. The 25-year-old is a good bet for more snaps in new coach Kevin O'Connell's WR-friendly offense, though he's likely to need a Jefferson or Thielen injury in order to land in the flex discussion.