Gotta like a team that has Adam Thielen as a star receiver and two other White receivers in the mix to be the third receiver: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer mentioned Blake Proehl as a candidate for the No. 3 receiver role. An undrafted free agent, Proehl is competing with Chad Beebe, KJ Osborn, Olabisi Johnson and fifth-rounder Ihmir Smith-Marsette. The Vikings rarely feature their third receiver, but that could change with Kyle Rudolph gone. Proehl, who had a 47/577/4 line in nine games for ECU last year, would have late round Dynasty value if he finds his way into three-wide sets. TE Tyler Conklin is another player to keep an eye on. DWFs assume Irv Smith is going to take over the starting tight end spot with Kyle Rudolph leaving but such may not necessarily be the case: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said TE Tyler Conklin "emerged as a guy that's moving upward." Zimmer expects a "bigger role" for Conklin this season. The Vikings moved on from Kyle Rudolph, leaving Conklin to pick up his snaps behind Irv Smith. That should lead to significant playing time, as Minnesota ran 12 personnel on 43.5% of plays last year. Conklin flashed late in 2020 with both Rudolph and Smith sidelined. The 2018 fifth-rounder doesn't have standalone value but is a hedge for Smith drafters.