Van Jefferson

WR, Los Angeles Rams

Height 6'1" Weight 200
DOB 1996-07-26 Age 26.3
College Florida

2022 Fantasy Rankings

WR # 78 (Tier 8)

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 8
76Jameson Williams, DET621.7
77Christian Watson, GB1423.5
78Van Jefferson, LAR726.39.8
79Parris Campbell, IND1425.35.4
80Curtis Samuel, WAS1426.31.7
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Van Jefferson Scores Touchdown In Week 12

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson caught three passes for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 10-26 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. In a game in which the Rams offense was banged up, that was good enough to lead the team in all receiving categories. QB Matthew Stafford and WR Van Jefferson II could be back in Week 13 when the Rams take on the Seattle Seahawks at home. The return of Stafford would almost certainly help Jefferson by raising LA's QB play. The return of Robinson might cost Jefferson some target share, but it also could make the Rams move the ball more effectively overall.

    Nov 27 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Not A Viable Starting Option

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson has a road game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12. The 26-year-old was targeted five times last week and gained a season-high 41 yards. Now he is facing a Chiefs team that is giving up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing WRs. The Chiefs high receiving yardage allowed is largely due to opponents, who are usually trailing, throwing the ball on them 37.7 times per game, second most in the NFL. The Rams are a pass-heavy team, but they are near the bottom ten in terms of yards per attempt. Van Jefferson is only a viable flex option in very deep leagues.

    Nov 24 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Finds End Zone In Loss

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson found the end zone for the first time this season in the 27-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He caught all three targets for 27 yards. With Cooper Kupp exiting the game with an ankle injury, Jefferson could be a prime waiver-wire target entering Week 11 if Kupp is forced to miss time. Allen Robinson II has disappointed all season long, and quarterback Matthew Stafford showed chemistry with Jefferson last season.

    Nov 13 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Active For Week 9

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) is active for Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had been listed as questionable after logging limited practice sessions all week long. The 26-year-old logged a 53 percent snap share in his season debut last week but was not targeted. He can be left on waivers in most fantasy leagues for the time being.

    Nov 6 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Will Play On Sunday

    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said that wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) will play in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jefferson is officially listed as questionable after making his season debut in the Week 8 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The 26-year-old played 53 percent of the offensive snaps but wasn't targeted twice. He's being eased back into a struggling offense, so he's not a realistic starting fantasy option alongside Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson II and Ben Skowronek. However, Jefferson remains worth a speculative stash in most fantasy formats after he put up 50 receptions on 89 targets for 802 yards and six touchdowns in his second NFL season in 2021.

    Nov 4 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson Practicing Thursday

    Los Angeles Rams wide receivers Cooper Kupp (ankle) and Van Jefferson (knee) were both at least limited participants in Thursday's practice. Kupp didn't practice on Wednesday after suffering a minor right ankle injury in the Week 8 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and the Rams expect him to suit up in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks on Friday, Kupp should be good to go on Sunday and needs to remain in all starting fantasy lineups as an elite WR1. Jefferson has put in two limited practices this week after making his season debut last Sunday. He played 55 percent of the snaps and wasn't targeted at all, so it's going to take Jefferson a bit as the team eases him back in as a deep target for struggling quarterback Matthew Stafford.

    Nov 3 · Source via Rams Cooper Kupp Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson To Be Limited Wednesday

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) will be limited in practice on Wednesday after making his season debut in the Week 8 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. In his first game of the year, Jefferson played 53 percent of the offensive snaps and wasn't targeted at all. Fantasy managers that have been stashing him shouldn't have expected big production right off the bat in what is currently a dysfunctional Rams offense minus All-Pro receiver Cooper Kupp. Jefferson is worth holding onto in most fantasy formats, though, after he went for 50 catches, 802 yards and six touchdowns on 89 targets in 17 regular season games in 2021. We wouldn't recommend him for starting lineups this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though. Stay patient.

    Nov 2 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Makes No Impact In Return

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson was not targeted in his return from the injured reserved, a 14-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Jefferson had knee surgery during training camp that ended up requiring a longer recovery time than initially reported. In his first game back, he played 31 snaps, fewer than Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson II, and Ben Skowronek. Analysts who hoped he could jump A-Rob on the depth chart would be disappointed. Kupp did roll his ankle in the fourth quarter and appeared later with it taped. He downplayed the injury. But even if it does cause Kupp to miss time, that wouldn't necessarily be good for Jefferson. He would move up one spot on the depth chart, but the Rams offense would slow down. Van Jefferson will get another chance to make an impact in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Oct 31 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Officially Activated Saturday

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) was activated from injured reserve on Saturday. He is not expected to have any limitations as he makes his season debut in Week 8. Still, it remains to be seen what type of role Jefferson will have. Cooper Kupp is the Rams' clear No. 1 receiver, but behind him, Ben Skowronek and Allen Robinson have been relatively inconsistent. At the very least, Jefferson is an intriguing speculative stash in case his 2022 debut goes well.

    Oct 29 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Expected To Have Normal Workload

    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said the team will monitor wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) in his season debut in Week 8 against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers, but McVay expects Jefferson to have a normal workload. Jefferson is getting a late start to the season due to knee surgery, but he could immediately surpass Allen Robinson II in snaps and targets behind All-Pro Cooper Kupp in the Rams' passing attack. For that reason alone, the 26-year-old needs to be scooped up in fantasy leagues where he remains available on the waiver wire. Jefferson managed 50 receptions on 89 targets for 802 yards and six touchdowns in 17 starts during the regular season in 2021 in his second year in the league. It'll be a much bigger risk playing Jefferson as a flex in his first game back, but he could become a solid starter in short time.

    Oct 28 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Limited Wednesday

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. The 26-year-old was designated to return from injured reserve on Monday. The Rams will have 21 days to activate Van Jefferson from the IR. He has been sidelined all season after undergoing a procedure on his knee during training camp. Van Jefferson could bump Allen Robinson II as the Rams' WR2 once he returns to action. Robinson hasn't done much this season, and Van Jefferson could have a vital role right away. Fantasy managers should continue to stash Van Jefferson in all league formats.

    Oct 27 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Designated To Return From Injured Reserve

    The Los Angeles Rams designated wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee), defensive back Troy Hill (groin) and linebacker Travin Howard (groin) to return from Injured Reserve on Monday. All three can now return to practice this week, and the Rams will have 21 days to officially activate them from IR. Jefferson could be on track to make his season debut in Week 8 against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers after having knee surgery in training camp. Aside from one game, Allen Robinson II hasn't done much in his first year in LA, so Jefferson could step in right away and become the team's No. 2 wideout behind All-Pro Cooper Kupp. In 2021, Jefferson had 50 catches (89 targets) for 802 yards in his second NFL season. He's absolutely worth a pickup if he's available on your league's waiver wire.

    Oct 24 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Expected To Return In Week 8

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) is expected to return in Week 8, head coach Sean McVay told the media. He has spent the entire season on IR but is close to re-joining the team for a pivotal part of their schedule. Los Angeles has struggled to find consistency behind Cooper Kupp, meaning Jefferson has a chance to emerge as the No. 2 receiver over Allen Robinson, Ben Skowronek, and others. Returning to a pass-heavy offense should boost Jefferson's fantasy stock, so he's worth rostering in deeper leagues if you have an open roster spot.

    Oct 22 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Placed On Injured Reserve

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) has been placed on injured reserve. Jefferson missed practice all week and was ruled out for Week 3 on Friday, but will now miss at least the next four games as he continues to recover from a knee procedure he underwent earlier this year. Even when he returns, he will have to compete with Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson, and Tyler Higbee for targets, so Jefferson can be safely dropped in redraft fantasy leagues.

    Sep 24 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson To Miss Week 3

    Los Angeles Rams' wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) was unable to practice this week and was subsequently declared out for Week 3's divisional showdown with the Arizona Cardinals. Jefferson is yet to make his 2022 debut after undergoing surgery on his knee this past offseason. Head coach Sean McVay has said on numerous occasions that Jefferson has been making progress, so the team should hopefully have him back sooner rather than later. Still, Jefferson will be clearly behind Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson on the depth chart when he returns and may actually be the fourth option in the Rams' passing attack as tight end Tyler Higbee has been highly involved to start the season. Jefferson can be left on waiver wires in all but the deepest of redraft leagues.

    Sep 23 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Unlikely To Practice This Week

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) is not expected to practice this week, according to head coach Sean McVay. The Rams certainly could use Jefferson on the field, but his season debut will have to wait another week. He should be able to carve out a decent role for himself once he's healthy. Until then, Ben Skowronek will suit up as the third wideout in Los Angeles. He has six receptions for 41 yards on the season, so he can be ignored in basically all fantasy formats.

    Sep 21 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Ruled Out For Week 2

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) "is making great progress" but won't play against the Falcons in Week 2, head coach Sean McVay told Sarah Barshop of ESPN. This marks the second consecutive game in which Jefferson won't suit up. Cooper Kupp is the only must-start receiver in this offense. Allen Robinson and Ben Skowronek round out the Nos. 2 and 3 roles.

    Sep 16 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Misses Practice Wednesday

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) didn't practice Wednesday. The 26-year-old remains day-to-day as he continues to work his way back from offseason knee surgery. Unless he can practice in some fashion this week, Van Jefferson is not expected to suit up in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons. Ben Skowronek will serve as the Rams' WR3 behind Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson II, while Van Jefferson is sidelined. Fantasy managers should continue stashing Van Jefferson in deep-league formats after hauling 52 catches for 802 yards and six touchdowns across 17 games in 2021.

    Sep 14 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson's Status Hasn't Changed Much

    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said wide receiver Van Jefferson's (knee) status "is similar to what it has been." Jefferson remains day-to-day, but it sounds like he hasn't made any progress in his rehab from offseason knee surgery. Barring a dramatic change in his status later this week, Jefferson is all but certain to miss Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he remains worth stashing in deeper formats. Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson II will continue to operate as the top two receivers for quarterback Matthew Stafford, with Ben Skowronek serving as the No. 3. Skowronek played a healthy 88% of the snaps in the Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills, catching four of his six targets for 25 yards.

    Sep 14 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Ben Skowronek Catches 4 Passes for 25 Yards

    Los Angeles Rams receiver Ben Skowronek caught four of six targets for 25 yards in the Rams' 31-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Skowronek, who is the No. 4 WR on the depth chart, was drafted out of Notre Dame in the seventh round of the 2021 Draft. He was starting in the place of the injured Van Jefferson (knee). He was also targeted more frequently than was big name offseason signing Allen Robinson II. Robinson figures to get more targets later in the season as his chemistry with QB Matthew Stafford improves, and Van Jefferson will eventually be back. Even with the increased opportunity, Skowronek didn't put up starting-caliber numbers against a tough Bills defense. While you may want to keep an eye on him in deep leagues, it is not worth rostering him.

    Sep 9 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson Ben Skowronek
  • Van Jefferson Likely To Miss Multiple Games

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) is likely to miss more than one game to kick off the 2022 regular season, according to a league source. Jefferson has already been ruled out for the Thursday night season opener against the Buffalo Bills, and it's looking like he won't play in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 18. The 26-year-old had a minor knee procedure last month and will be eased back into action. For however long Jefferson is out, Ben Skowronek should operate as the No. 3 receiver behind Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson II, but he's not very attractive for fantasy purposes. Tight end Tyler Higbee should also see an uptick in targets for however long Jefferson remains sidelined.

    Sep 8 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Won't Play Thursday Night

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 1 of the regular season on Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills. Jefferson didn't practice at all this week and won't be ready for the start of the season after having minor knee surgery early in August. He'll have extra time to get ready for a Week 2 meeting with the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 18, so there's a chance the 26-year-old will be ready to rock for that one as the team's No. 3 wideout behind Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson II. With Jefferson out this week, Ben Skowronek should serve as the No. 3 wideout, while tight end Tyler Higbee will also have a higher weekly ceiling. Skowronek still shouldn't be much of a flex option, though, even in deeper leagues.

    Sep 7 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Misses Tuesday's Practice

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) was unable to take the practice field on Tuesday. This marks back-to-back days that Jefferson hasn't been able to practice due to a lingering knee issue. At this point, fantasy managers should be concerned about Jefferson's status for Thursday's matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Tutu Atwell, Lance McCutcheon and Brandon Powell could be more involved, assuming Jefferson sits. However, Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson II might be the ones benefiting the most in terms of fantasy value. Fantasy managers will have to check back for another update on Jefferson.

    Sep 6 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson Misses Practice Monday

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) missed practice on Monday as his team gets set to take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 1's Thursday Night Football game. Jefferson had surgery on his knee early in camp and has been working his way back ever since the procedure. It is looking unlikely that Jefferson will be playing on Thursday night, pushing Tutu Atwell and Ben Skowronek into larger roles for the season opener.

    Sep 5 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Van Jefferson "Making Good Progress"

    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said that wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) is "making good progress" as he rehabs from knee surgery during training camp. McVay said the team is "taking it a day at a time" with Jefferson and his availability for the Week 1 season opener next Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills. Fantasy managers will have a better idea on whether Jefferson will be available for Week 1 when the Rams release their practice reports early next week. For what it's worth, the 26-year-old wideout didn't practice on Friday. If he isn't active or limited at all, Ben Skowronek and Tutu Atwell would have bigger roles behind Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson II. Because of his injury, Jefferson isn't a lock to be drafted in 12-team leagues.

    Sep 2 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Wide Receiver Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2020LAR1437.52.723824.03.22.3311922011.611-1-1.0000
    2021LAR17141.28.387580.48.45.4895080216.0622010.0000
    2022LAR526.25.216255.36.84.02099710.8200-00

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    8SFL 14-310.03153.40.00000-000-00
    9@TBL 13-160.02035.18.85500-000-00
    10ARIL 17-2710.21728.35.0333279.0100-00
    11@NOL 20-275.64773.47.85534113.7000-00
    12@KCL 10-2610.44787.013.0773299.7100-00

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1CHIW 34-1415.03669.25.83328040.0100-00
    2@INDW 27-241.95491.55.13311414.0000-00
    3TBW 34-246.25076.99.26644210.5000-00
    4ARIL 20-3718.04667.68.86669015.0100-00
    5@SEAW 26-172.13958.26.04411616.0000-00
    6@NYGW 38-113.44262.76.0443196.3000-00
    7DETW 28-1912.36195.310.97744310.8100-00
    8@HOUW 38-2210.35683.69.06638829.3000-00
    9TENL 16-285.67596.29.07734113.7000-00
    10@SFL 10-316.95292.912.57735418.0000-00
    12@GBL 28-3616.861100.014.89939331.0100-00
    13JACW 37-713.15377.911.8886416.8100-00
    14@ARIW 30-2312.84679.36.94325829.0111010.0000
    15SEAW 20-103.36192.44.53222311.5011010.0000
    16@MINW 30-231.16795.78.666166.0000-00
    17@BALW 20-198.33154.48.85546315.8000-00
    18SFL 24-274.14569.24.63323115.5000-00
    WCARIW 34-114.63965.01.71114141.0000-00
    DP@TBW 30-273.96590.35.64322914.5011515.0000
    CCSFW 20-171.96787.06.555294.5000-00
    SB@CINW 23-204.3-0.011.6884235.8000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 67, 14, 11, 79, 2, 52

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1DALW 20-173.63345.24.13313131.0000-00
    2@PHIW 37-196.52637.78.76544511.301-1-1.0000
    3@BUFL 32-350.0811.61.41100-000-00
    4NYGW 17-90.035.31.81100-000-00
    6@SFL 16-241.335.01.711188.0000-00
    7CHIW 24-101.934.21.41111414.0000-00
    8@MIAL 17-283.31414.72.12222311.5000-00
    10SEAW 23-162.01318.61.41111515.0000-00
    11@TBW 27-247.245.61.411177.0100-00
    13@ARIW 38-284.74048.26.0554276.8000-00
    14NEW 24-30.01930.20.00000-000-00
    15NYJL 20-230.01423.71.71100-000-00
    16@SEAL 9-200.01418.71.31100-000-00
    17ARIW 18-77.04460.311.08845012.5000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 7

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