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FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1
Justin Jefferson

WR MIN

College: LSU | 2 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 202 lbs
Birth Date: 1/16/1999
2022 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 333.55
Avg Pts: 19.62
Rank: 4 WR

Free Agent

2022 RTSports Outlook

Jefferson followed his great rookie season with an even better second year in the NFL. He blossomed even more and was fourth overall in fantasy receiver scoring. Jefferson topped 100 receptions and 1,600 yards for the first time in his career. He also had double-digit touchdowns. Jefferson had double-digit fantasy points all but a game. He was targeted a whooping 167 times, having double-digit targets 10 of 17 games. Jefferson was a workhorse throughout the season and should continue to get a ton of looks as the top target for the Vikings at receiver. Jefferson is the complete package at receiver. He has great hands and is a top route runner that just has a knack for getting open. Jefferson has nine drops in two seasons on 192 targets, having a knack for catching nearly everything thrown his way.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: It is scary to say, but Jefferson could even improve on his huge season from last year. Just a few more touchdowns and he might lead all receivers in fantasy scoring. That is very possible for him this year, making him one of the first receivers that should be taken come draft day. You could even consider taking him in the first round of fantasy drafts. He can get around 115 receptions for 1,700 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson had a remarkable rookie season in 2020. After 88 receptions, 1,400 yards, and seven touchdowns, the pressure was one for him to improve. And improve, he did. While playing in all 17 games, Jefferson had 108 receptions for 1,616 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was the main target forquarterback Kirk Cousinsand was able to keep the offense afloat during weeks whenAdam Thielenmissed games due to injury. Coming into year three, but under a new head coach, it will be essential for him to keep things going. It is good to know his new head coach Kevin O'Connell was the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams andCooper Kupp last season. So, there is the potential for an even better season in 2022 than he ever had in 2021. AlthoughDalvin Cook is there and Thielen is now healthy, Jefferson has taken over as the main cog of the offense in Minnesota. When the team needs a big play, they know where to get it. Jefferson. Finding a place to select him in fantasy drafts will be difficult. If you have an early first-round pick, this is too early to select him. On the other hand, he will likely not get back to you in the second round. If you want him, you will need to grab him there. This said, he is not worth more than the elite running backs. Wide receivers are more readily available. Your best bet of getting Jefferson is to have a late pick in the first. You can grab a running back and then get Jefferson early in the second. Or even reverse the order and select Jefferson in the first. While Kupp andDavante Adamsare the number one and two wide receivers to be drafted, Jefferson should be in a fight with the likes of Tyreek Hill andStefon Diggsfor the next man up. You cannot go wrong with either one of these players. But with the offense surrounding him and the potential of Jefferson under a new head coach, he could and possibly should be your choice as the number three receiver in fantasy drafts.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson had a remarkable rookie season in 2020. After 88 receptions, 1,400 yards, and seven touchdowns, the pressure was one for him to improve. And improve, he did. While playing in all 17 games, Jefferson had 108 receptions for 1,616 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was the main target forquarterback Kirk Cousinsand was able to keep the offense afloat during weeks whenAdam Thielenmissed games due to injury. Coming into year three, but under a new head coach, it will be essential for him to keep things going. It is good to know his new head coach Kevin O'Connell was the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams andCooper Kupp last season. So, there is the potential for an even better season in 2022 than he ever had in 2021. AlthoughDalvin Cook is there and Thielen is now healthy, Jefferson has taken over as the main cog of the offense in Minnesota. When the team needs a big play, they know where to get it. Jefferson. Finding a place to select him in fantasy drafts will be difficult. If you have an early first-round pick, this is too early to select him. On the other hand, he will likely not get back to you in the second round. If you want him, you will need to grab him there. This said, he is not worth more than the elite running backs. Wide receivers are more readily available. Your best bet of getting Jefferson is to have a late pick in the first. You can grab a running back and then get Jefferson early in the second. Or even reverse the order and select Jefferson in the first. While Kupp andDavante Adamsare the number one and two wide receivers to be drafted, Jefferson should be in a fight with the likes of Tyreek Hill andStefon Diggsfor the next man up. You cannot go wrong with either one of these players. But with the offense surrounding him and the potential of Jefferson under a new head coach, he could and possibly should be your choice as the number three receiver in fantasy drafts.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 112.65Justin Jefferson 71 receiving yds (7.10 pts)
Justin Jefferson 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 11 passing yds (0.55 pts)
Week 218.50Justin Jefferson 14 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 65 receiving yds (6.50 pts)
Justin Jefferson 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 326.80Justin Jefferson 3 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 118 receiving yds (11.80 pts)
Justin Jefferson 9 receptions (9.00 pts)
Week 420.40Justin Jefferson 12 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 84 receiving yds (8.40 pts)
Justin Jefferson 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 519.40Justin Jefferson 124 receiving yds (12.40 pts)
Justin Jefferson 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
Week 616.00Justin Jefferson 80 receiving yds (8.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 8 receptions (8.00 pts)
Week 7
Week 84.10Justin Jefferson 21 receiving yds (2.10 pts)
Justin Jefferson 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 917.00Justin Jefferson 50 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 11 rushing yds (1.10 pts)
Justin Jefferson 69 receiving yds (6.90 pts)
Justin Jefferson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 1023.30Justin Jefferson 143 receiving yds (14.30 pts)
Justin Jefferson 9 receptions (9.00 pts)
Week 1137.20Justin Jefferson 9 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 23 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Justin Jefferson 169 receiving yds (16.90 pts)
Justin Jefferson 8 receptions (8.00 pts)
Week 1213.50Justin Jefferson 83 receiving yds (8.30 pts)
Justin Jefferson 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 24 passing yds (1.20 pts)
Week 1335.60Justin Jefferson 3 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)
Justin Jefferson 182 receiving yds (18.20 pts)
Justin Jefferson 11 receptions (11.00 pts)
Week 1420.90Justin Jefferson 14 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 79 receiving yds (7.90 pts)
Justin Jefferson 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
Playoff Week 114.70Justin Jefferson 12 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Justin Jefferson 47 receiving yds (4.70 pts)
Justin Jefferson 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Playoff Week 219.60Justin Jefferson 116 receiving yds (11.60 pts)
Justin Jefferson 8 receptions (8.00 pts)
Playoff Week 311.80Justin Jefferson 58 receiving yds (5.80 pts)
Justin Jefferson 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Player Notes
Aug 10 12:30pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Aug 7 9:10pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Jul 17 3:10am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Jul 16 1:13pm ET

Dynasty | Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson said he should be the best receiver in the league after next season. Dynasty Analysis: When receiver make boastful claims like this, you usually scoff. However, Jefferson clearly has the skills to back up his prediction. His rookie season line of 88/1,400/7 was amazing, but his sophomore season that featured 108/1,616/10 was even better. If Jefferson can somehow improve upon his production again in 2022, he'll seem quite clairvoyant. At this point, it's a dead heat between Jefferson and Ja'Marr Chase in terms of being the overall dynasty WR1.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jul 3 12:10am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Mar 3 12:10pm ET

New Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said wide receiver Justin Jefferson will be the Cooper Kupp in the team's new-look offense in 2022. "I see that with Justin. I see an incredible, incredible skillset, but I also see a player we can move around. We can make it hard for defenses to know where he's going to be. He doesn't have to line up in the same spot all the time. He doesn't have to run the same type of routes all the time. He's dynamic with the ball in his hands," O'Connell said. Jefferson has been a star ever since he landed in the NFL in 2020. He's already a two-time Pro Bowler and finished last year with 1,616 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns on 108 receptions in 17 games. With quarterback Kirk Cousins expected to remain in town, the sky is the limit for the third-year pro.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 04-Aug-2020: MIN - Reinstated
  • 27-Jul-2020: MIN - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 23-Jul-2020: MIN - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
  • 22-Jul-2020: MIN - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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