Justin Jefferson

Justin Jefferson

22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Minnesota Vikings
2021 Fantasy Outlook
With Stefon Diggs sent off to Buffalo, the Vikings needed to find a reliable complement to Adam Thielen last season. It didn’t take long. Despite a limited offseason and training camp, and playing only 65 snaps combined in Weeks 1-2, Jefferson set the league on fire as a rookie, leading the NFL in YPT (11.2) by a mile and finishing fourth in receiving yards (1,400). At 6-1, 202, and with good speed (4.45), Jefferson is athletic, smooth and explosive. Despite getting only 125 targets (18th), Jefferson tied for the league lead in catches of 20-plus yards with 23. The only hole in his game was red-zone usage — he saw only 12 inside-the-20 targets, eight inside the 10 and two inside the five, while his less efficient teammate Thielen had 20, 13 and eight, respectively. It’s no wonder then that Thielen had 14 touchdowns on 108 targets to Jefferson’s seven on 125. Heading into 2021, Jefferson is firmly established as Kirk Cousins’ big-play receiver and likely top dog. Thielen is still solid and should reprise a prominent role, but the depth chart thins considerably after those two, so expect an increase in targets for Jefferson in Year 2. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $13.12 million contract with the Vikings in July of 2020.
Leading receiver in loss
WRMinnesota Vikings
November 28, 2021
Jefferson caught four of nine passes for 83 yards in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the 49ers.
ANALYSIS
While it wasn't the cleanest performance, Jefferson still led the Vikings in receiving yards, although he took a back seat to Adam Thielen (two TDs on the day) in the red zone. Jefferson has topped 80 yards in seven of his last nine games, giving him a very solid floor to complement his sky-high ceiling heading into a Week 13 clash with the Lions.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Justin Jefferson's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
109.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.93
 
% Team Air Yards
42.1%
 
% Team Targets
25.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.4%
 
Drop Rate
6.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.1
 
% Targeted On Route
1.0%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.10
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
Minnesota VikingsVikings 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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68662%
17763%
62256%
16458%
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10136%
727%
186%
151%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Lions pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Lions
Sunday, Dec 5th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
83.8
 
Cornerbacks
66.8
 
Safeties
114.7
 
Linebackers
83.4
 
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2021 Justin Jefferson Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Justin Jefferson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Justin Jefferson
Target Breakdown: Week 12 WR/TE Recap & Week 13 Sleepers
2 days ago
Odell Beckham had an up-and-down Sunday, but it was All Systems Go in terms of the workload, with both OBJ and Van Jefferson joining Cooper Kupp in every-down roles.
Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Value Meter
2 days ago
Alexander Mattison has another big opportunity this week with Dalvin Cook likely out.
OwnersBox NFL DFS: Week 12 Picks
5 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco expects Deebo Samuel to continue his breakout fantasy season against the Vikings in Week 12.
Yahoo DFS Football: Week 12 Picks
6 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin analyzes the Week 12 Yahoo Sunday slate as Jonathan Taylor is a solid pick despite a tough matchup against the Bucs.
Corner Report: Week 12
6 days ago
He mostly worked as a runner last week, but playing against Minnesota should get Deebo Samuel back on track as a pass catcher.
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Vikings traded Stefon Diggs to the Bills for the 22nd pick and used it to select Jefferson, his replacement. Jefferson was a monster at LSU last year with 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns on 111 catches. At 6-1, 202, Jefferson has above average size and good speed (4.43), and his vertical (37.5 inches) and broad jumps (126 inches) were both in the top quartile among his peers. While Jefferson might be ideally suited for the slot - where he dominated at LSU - he'll likely have to play out wide more in Minnesota's two-TE offense. Even in three-wide formations, it could be Adam Thielen rather than Jefferson getting the majority of slot snaps. Either way, the rookie should begin the year as the Vikings' No. 2 target behind Thielen, providing some much-needed downfield playmaking for Kirk Cousins.
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Goes off against Packers
WRMinnesota Vikings
November 21, 2021
Jefferson posted eight receptions (10 targets) for 169 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Packers.
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Huge day against Chargers
WRMinnesota Vikings
November 14, 2021
Jefferson caught nine of 11 targets for 143 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Chargers.
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Finds end zone in OT loss
WRMinnesota Vikings
November 7, 2021
Jefferson secured three of five targets for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 34-31 overtime loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also rushed once for 11 yards.
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Turns in dud on SNF
WRMinnesota Vikings
October 31, 2021
Jefferson had just two receptions (four targets) for 21 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to Dallas.
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Mixed results in win
WRMinnesota Vikings
October 17, 2021
Jefferson (ankle) had eight receptions (14 targets) for 80 yards while losing a fumble in Sunday's 34-28 overtime victory over the Panthers.
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