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Justin Jefferson

WR, Minnesota Vikings

Height 6'1" Weight 202
DOB 1999-01-16 Age 22.7
College LSU

2021 Fantasy Rankings

WR # 7 (Tier 2)

Position Rankings

Rank Name Bye Age ADP1 PPG2 Comment
Tier 2
5 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI 12 29.3 2.05 18.2
6 DK Metcalf, SEA 9 23.8 2.07 17.1
7 Justin Jefferson, MIN 7 22.7 2.11 16.9
8 Terry McLaurin, WAS 9 25.4 3.05 14.9

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin is coming into his third season as the unquestioned top receiver in a Scott Turner offense that is notorious for being a high-volume passing attack. Team reporter Zach Selby said that he believes we will see the Ryan Fitzpatrick and McLaurin connection in the back of the end zone often this year. Fitzpatrick has gravitated towards McLaurin often in training camp, and the two have built on the chemistry that they initially started at OTAs. In 15 games last season, McLaurin had 134 targets in 2020 which turned into 87 receptions for 1,118 yards and four touchdowns. Going into the 2021 season, McLaurin will be the main beneficiary of improved quarterback play which will give him a bump in his overall efficiency. McLaurin can realistically improve in every category, most notably the touchdown department. He is a WR1 option in fantasy and has a high ceiling. (Aug 5, )

9 Keenan Allen, LAC 7 29.3 3.02 17.7
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2020 season, PPR scoring
Vikings News · Older Jefferson News

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Justin Jefferson On Cusp Of Breakout Game

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will be looking to bust out with a monster game Week 3 against the Seahawks. Jefferson has totaled 11 receptions on 19 targets for 136 yards with one touchdown through the first two games. Those are solid numbers but the second-year receiver is inching closer to a monster performance. He may get his chance Week 3 against a Seahawks defense that was burned for 128 yards by the Titans Julio Jones last week. Jefferson is an easy WR1 call once again for Week 3.

    Sep 22 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Adds 65 Yards, Touchdown In Loss

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson caught six passes for 65 yards with one touchdown in the team's 34-33 loss to the Cardinals in Week 2. Jefferson notched a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter and saw a team-high 10 targets in the game. Jefferson has not had the chance to bust out in the first two weeks but has 19 targets during that span and has shown he can maintain a solid floor. Jefferson will be a WR1 choice heading into Week 3.

    Sep 19 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Out To Deliver In Week 2

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will take on a Cardinals defense that allowed the 14th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers last season. Jefferson totaled five catches on nine targets for 71 yards in the team's Week 1 loss to the Bengals last week. It was a quiet start for Jefferson but began to make some plays in a thrilling second half. The second-year receiver is a dynamic player but will face a Cardinals secondary that allowed only three touchdowns to receivers over their final five games in 2020. Jefferson needs to be in all standard format lineups and is capable of putting up monster numbers every time he steps on the field.

    Sep 17 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Plays Well Despite Loss

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson finished the Week 1 loss to the Bengals with five catches for 71 yards. A shoulder injury had plagued him during the preseason, so it was a welcome sight for fantasy managers to see him out there. Although it would have been nice if he caught a few more of his nine targets or found the end zone, he still managed to do some damage on the fantasy end. Nonetheless, Jefferson will likely have more impactful showings moving ahead, potentially as soon as the Week 2 meeting against the Arizona Cardinals. Keep him starting in all formats.

    Sep 12 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Good To Go For Week 1

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (shoulder) is no longer listed on the team's official injury report and should be good to go for the Week 1 season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Jefferson suffered an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder on Aug. 6 and was held out of the entire preseason as a result. But he has been practicing since Aug. 16 and looks to be fully healthy for the start of the regular season. Jefferson was extremely productive as a rookie with a 88-1,400-7 line on 125 targets last year, so the sky is the limit for him as long as he stays healthy. The Bengals defense was middle of the pack (ranked 16th) when they allowed 23.8 fantasy points per game to receivers. Jefferson earned must-start WR1 status with his incredible rookie season.

    Sep 8 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Can Justin Jefferson Repeat Success?

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will try and replicate his historic rookie season when the team takes on the Bengals in Week 1. Jefferson smashed almost every rookie receiving record in the Vikings franchise history in 2020 and now is tasked with delivering more elite production. He will go up against a Bengals defense that allowed the 17th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers last season. Despite the seemingly tough matchup, the Bengals surrendered five 100-yard receiving games to five different players over their final 11 games. Jefferson should be starting in most fantasy formats heading into Week 1.

    Sep 7 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Full-Go At Practice

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (shoulder) enjoyed one of the more active practices he has had in weeks on Wednesday. Jefferson has been limited recently with the AC joint sprain and Wednesday was the first time he did not adorn the red, non-contact jersey during team drills. Jefferson is looking to build off a sensational rookie season and he will be integral to the Vikings offensive success this season. Jefferson is trending in the right direction for Week 1 but chances remain slim that he will see the field in the team's final preseason game against the Chiefs this weekend.

    Aug 26 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Returns To Practice

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (shoulder) returned to practice on a limited basis Monday. He sprained the AC joint on his left shoulder on August 6 but logged a limited session on Monday. According to head coach Mike Zimmer, Jefferson's injury wasn't severe, and he could suit up in the Vikings' next preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor his practice participation throughout the week. The 22-year-old had an impressive rookie campaign, hauling in 88 receptions on 125 targets for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns across 16 games in 2021. The Vikings star wideout had 26% of the team's targets and averaged 11.4 air yards per target. Jefferson should be all systems go for Minnesota's season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, and managers can draft him as a WR1 with confidence in upcoming fantasy drafts.

    Aug 17 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Goes Through Half-Speed Reps

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (shoulder) took some half-speed reps through individual drills at practice on Wednesday. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Jefferson was in good spirits at practice. Pelissero also added that Jefferson looked like he could have played if the team had a regular season game on Wednesday. This is great news for Jefferson, who suffered a sprained AC joint late last week. While he's questionable for the team's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos this weekend, he should be considered probable for the team's second preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on August 21.

    Aug 11 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Nursing Shoulder Sprain

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (shoulder) suffered an injury to his left shoulder at practice this past Friday. It occurred after he took a hit from defensive back Bashaud Breeland and he left practice early after the incident. Adam Schefter reports that the injury is believed to be a sprained AC joint. The Vikings believe that the injury is nothing serious. Jefferson is coming off of a standout rookie campaign in which he caught 88 passes for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns. He appears to be in position for another fantastic season in 2021.

    Aug 9 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Source: Vikings WR Jefferson has shoulder sprain

    Aug 6 · ESPN Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson (shoulder) exits practice early Friday

    Aug 6 · FantasyPros Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Determined To Avoid Sophomore Slump

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson is out to prove doubters, and fantasy teams worldwide, that his rookie season wasn't a fluke. Jefferson racked up 88 catches for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns last season and opposing defenses will certainly have their eyes set on the second-year receiver. Jefferson could certainly be in line for a regression but Jefferson figures to be a focal point of the passing offense. The talented receiver should still see around the 125 targets he amassed last season and his 15.9 yards per catch cements him as one of the most dangerous downfield threats. Jefferson is in line to be a WR1 selection in upcoming drafts.

    Aug 2 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Justin Jefferson Ready For Encore

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will be ready to take his game to the next level in 2021. Jefferson enjoyed a historic rookie season, smashing Vikings rookie records once held by Randy Moss. Jefferson finished his season with 88 receptions for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns. His 15.91 yards per reception was among the best in the game and saw 10-plus targets in six of his last eight games. Jefferson's big play potential will make him a very tantalizing selection in upcoming fantasy drafts.

    Jul 13 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson 2021 outlook
  • Wide Receiver

    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2020 MIN 16 182.0 886 (81.9%) 1 2 2.00 0 125 88 1400 15.9 7 0
    2021 MIN 2 19.6 76 (91.6%) 0 0 - 0 9 11 136 12.4 1 0

    2021

    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 CIN L 24-27 7.1 76 (91.6%) 0 0 - 0 9 5 71 14.2 0 0
    2 ARI L 33-34 12.5 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 65 10.8 1 0

    2020

    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 GB L 34-43 2.6 36 (69.2%) 0 0 - 0 3 2 26 13.0 0 0
    2 IND L 11-28 4.4 29 (53.7%) 0 0 - 0 3 3 44 14.7 0 0
    3 TEN L 30-31 23.5 51 (78.5%) 0 0 - 0 9 7 175 25.0 1 0
    4 HOU W 31-23 10.3 51 (77.3%) 0 0 - 0 5 4 103 25.8 0 0
    5 SEA L 26-27 2.3 70 (80.5%) 0 0 - 0 5 3 23 7.7 0 0
    6 ATL L 23-40 28.6 50 (89.3%) 0 0 - 0 11 9 166 18.4 2 0
    8 GB W 28-22 2.6 34 (65.4%) 0 0 - 0 4 3 26 8.7 0 0
    9 DET W 34-20 6.4 35 (60.3%) 0 0 - 0 4 3 64 21.3 0 0
    10 CHI W 19-13 13.5 61 (83.6%) 0 0 - 0 10 8 135 16.9 0 0
    11 DAL L 28-31 14.6 59 (92.2%) 0 0 - 0 5 3 86 28.7 1 0
    12 CAR W 28-27 19.0 72 (98.6%) 0 0 - 0 13 7 70 10.0 2 0
    13 JAC W 27-24 18.1 82 (90.1%) 1 2 2.00 0 12 9 121 13.4 1 0
    14 TB L 14-26 3.9 68 (86.1%) 0 0 - 0 8 4 39 9.8 0 0
    15 CHI L 27-33 10.4 66 (97.1%) 0 0 - 0 11 8 104 13.0 0 0
    16 NO L 33-52 8.5 58 (90.6%) 0 0 - 0 10 6 85 14.2 0 0
    17 DET W 37-35 13.3 64 (80.0%) 0 0 - 0 12 9 133 14.8 0 0

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