11 NFL players off to surprisingly hot starts

We’re five weeks in the 2018 NFL regular season and some up-and-coming players are off to pretty impressive starts.

Let’s break ’em down, starting with a wide receiver who is absolutely tearing it up.

1. Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings

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Thielen is coming off a 1,200-yard season, so it was expected that he’d probably put up strong numbers again this year. But did anyone think he’d have a record-breaking start to the season? Because that’s what Thielen, who went undrafted in 2013, did last week when he became the first WR in NFL history to have over 100 yards receiving in each of his team’s first five games to start the season. He leads the league in catches with 47 and his second in yards with 589.

2. Isaiah Crowell, RB, Jets

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