News: 6 days agoAddison recorded six receptions on eight targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Chargers.
Spin: Addison had only one target and no receptions in the first half despite Kirk Cousins taking to the air 20 times. That changed in the second half, as he took on an expanded role while working primarily in short areas of the field. While it wasn't his biggest statistical performance of the season, Addison garnered a season-best eight targets and should continue to see his role in the offense grow.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Addison was selected in the first round of April's draft. He's an undersized (173 pounds) slot receiver who was a big-time weapon at Pitt (including a 100-1,593-17 receiving line in 2021), but his usage dipped a bit in 2022 -- his lone season at USC (59-875-8). Addison's 29 career TDs (35 games) were second most in this rookie WR class and he cleaned up early-career drop woes in 2022. He underwhelmed athletically at the combine, which included a 4.49 40-yard dash at 173 pounds (85 speed score, third lowest among 50 WRs in this class), but he landed in a great spot as Justin Jefferson's running mate in a Vikings offense that ranks fifth in TDs over the past three seasons. Addison should play a ton out of the gate and is well worth a mid-to-late-round flier.