Justin Jefferson

WR, Minnesota Vikings

Height 6'1" Weight 202
DOB 1999-06-16 Age 23.2
College LSU

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 8 · WR # 2 (Tier 1)
ADP (12-team PPR): 1.05, 6th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 1
1Cooper Kupp, LAR729.21.0425.6

I find it interesting the observation that the Rams game planned to lean heavily on Beckham in the Super Bowl before he got hurt. One-off game plan or bigger picture sign to reduce Kupp's usage? Hard to say, but the Matthew Stafford-Kupp connection is very strong. No worries here drafting Kupp in the first round. Even a significant drop off from last year results in a ridiculously productive campaign for Kupp.

2Justin Jefferson, MIN723.21.0519.4

Jefferson could easily be my number one receiver. Many have him ranked number one, and I may even end up drafting him over Kupp at times in the interest of diversifying my picks across leagues. Pick the one you prefer, you can't go wrong with either.

3Ja'Marr Chase, CIN1022.41.0917.9

I could almost copy and paste the same note for Chase as for Jefferson. Not quite as many have Chase as the WR1, but would it surprise? Last year's rookie numbers came after an entire year off from football! More talented options to share the ball with on the Bengals puts Chase third for me, but it is very close.

Tier 2
4Davante Adams, LV629.61.1121.5

This is a tough one. A downgrade at QB and a much better receiving corps around him now than Adams had with the Packers. He will still be the alpha, but probably not peppered with targets as much. On the plus side, the Raiders should be in plenty of shootouts in their division. I'm comfortable with Adams but most likely go in a different direction (RB) in drafts.

1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Justin Jefferson Having Incredible Training Camp

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson continues to have an incredible training camp this summer, and opposing cornerbacks have done little to limit him. He is winning on every route in every situation. It's no secret that Jefferson will be the focus of the offense, and camp practices have reflected that. Adam Thielen is also looking more like his previous self, with his play more reminiscent of his most productive stretch from 2016 to 2018. Thielen has had some injury-shortened seasons recently. K.J. Osborn could also play a bigger role in the offense in 2022, and he may have improved more than any other player in camp. Jefferson has 196 catches on 292 targets for 3,016 yards and 17 touchdowns in his two NFL seasons. Once Cooper Kupp comes off the board in fantasy football drafts, Jefferson should be right behind him.

    Aug 10 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Getting Moved Around During Camp

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson has been featured in different parts of the field throughout training camp. In an attempt to exploit opposing defenses this year, head coach Kevin O'Connell, who served as the Rams offensive coordinator last season, plans on utilizing Jefferson the same way Cooper Kupp was showcased in 2021-22. The 23-year-old has been a fantastic addition to fantasy rosters, accumulating 3,016 yards and 17 touchdowns off 196 catches since being drafted in 2020. Although Kupp should continue to be a reliable asset for managers in all formats, Jefferson's skill set could allow him to finish as the year's top fantasy wideout.

    Aug 7 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Makes Bold Proclamation

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson believes Davante Adams is currently the NFL's best wideout. However, he expects to surpass him for the title. "I'll say after this year, I'll be the best receiver in the NFL," Jefferson said during a recent interview. The 23-year-old has been at an elite level since entering the league in 2020, amassing 3,016 yards and 17 touchdowns off 196 catches, so he has the stats to support his proclamation. However, even if Adams remains more productive throughout the 2022-23 campaign, Jefferson should continue to make a difference for fantasy managers while thriving under former Rams offensive coordinator and new head coach, Kevin O'Connell.

    Jul 16 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Hoping To Thrive Under New Coach

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson has high expectations heading into the season. With the Vikings hiring former Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell to serve as its head coach, the wideout believes he will benefit, similar to how Cooper Kupp thrived in the same system. The 23-year-old finished the 2022-23 campaign by posting spectacular numbers, accumulating 1,616 yards and 10 touchdowns off 108 receptions, all while averaging an impressive 15.0 yards per catch. Although having Kirk Cousins under center is a step down from Matthew Stafford, there's still no reason why Jefferson can't finish as the league's top fantasy receiver.

    Jul 2 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Wide Receiver Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2020MIN16226.014.188681.911.67.912588140015.97122.0000
    2021MIN17275.616.2101488.915.510.4167108161615.0106142.3301

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@CINL 24-279.67691.612.010957114.2000-00
    2@ARIL 33-3415.55386.916.4101066510.8100-00
    3SEAW 30-1722.36282.714.71111911813.1100-00
    4CLEL 7-1417.45988.110.47768414.0100-00
    5DETW 19-1715.96089.611.988712417.7000-00
    6@CARW 34-2812.08494.415.7141488010.0000-01
    8DALL 16-203.14771.27.65422110.5000-00
    9@BALL 31-3414.44379.611.16536923.0111111.0000
    10@LACW 27-2018.86075.915.21211914315.901-4-4.0000
    11GBW 34-3132.96390.015.71110816921.12133.0000
    12@SFL 26-3410.35192.718.210948320.8000-00
    13@DETL 27-2929.76990.821.116141118216.51144.0000
    14PITW 36-2817.46795.722.9161577911.311-4-4.0000
    15@CHIW 17-912.75992.215.6101044711.8100-00
    16LARL 23-3015.66196.819.01212811614.5000-00
    17@GBL 10-378.854100.020.411116589.7000-00
    18CHIW 31-1719.24695.816.787510721.41144.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 14, 3, 12, 50, 9, 23, 3, 14, 12, 45

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1GBL 34-433.63669.25.83322613.0000-00
    2@INDL 11-285.92953.75.63334414.7000-00
    3TENL 30-3127.05178.513.899717525.0100-00
    4@HOUW 31-2312.35177.37.655410325.8000-00
    5@SEAL 26-273.87080.55.7553237.7000-00
    6ATLL 23-4033.15089.319.61111916618.4200-00
    8@GBW 28-224.13465.47.7443268.7000-00
    9DETW 34-207.93560.36.94436421.3000-00
    10@CHIW 19-1317.56183.613.71010813516.9000-00
    11DALL 28-3116.15992.27.85538628.7100-00
    12CARW 28-2722.57298.617.8131377010.0200-00
    13JACW 27-2422.68290.114.31312912113.41122.0000
    14@TBL 14-265.96886.110.1884399.8000-00
    15CHIL 27-3314.46697.116.21111810413.0000-00
    16@NOL 33-5211.55890.615.6101068514.2000-00
    17@DETW 37-3517.86480.015.01212913314.8000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 71, 11, 49, 39, 12, 10, 20

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