Van Jefferson
Van Jefferson
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Rams
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The 57th overall pick last year, Jefferson generated considerable preseason hype on which he did not remotely deliver. He finished with only 31 targets in 16 games and was buried in the offense behind wide receivers Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds. Poor quarterback play from Jared Goff didn’t help, but there’s hope for 2021. Matthew Stafford should be a big upgrade for the Rams at quarterback, and Reynolds is now in Tennessee, putting Jefferson behind only Kupp and Woods. (The Rams signed DeSean Jackson, but he’s 
34 years old and has played eight games the last two years.) At 6-1, 200, Jefferson has average size, and though he did not run the 40-yard dash at the 2020 NFL Combine due to a broken foot, he was clocked as the fastest player during the Senior Bowl at 21.05 mph, likely putting him in the low 4.4s for the 40. Bottom line, Jefferson has upside in Year 2, competing for snaps with the 34-year-old Jackson and 165-pound rookie Tutu Atwell in what should be a good passing offense. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.61 million contract with the Rams in July of 2020.
Breaks off long score on SNF
WRLos Angeles Rams
September 12, 2021
Jefferson corralled two of three targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-14 win over Chicago.
ANALYSIS
Matthew Stafford connected with Jefferson on a big 67-yard touchdown on the national stage. The 2020 second-round pick still finished fourth in the pecking order of targets, so fantasy managers shouldn't overreact to the gaudy final line. Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods remain atop the depth chart, so Jefferson is more of a boom-or-bust option heading into Week 2 when the Rams take on the Colts.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Van 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.
Air Yards Per Game
59.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.32
 
% Team Air Yards
27.2%
 
% Team Targets
10.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
19.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.7
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
74.2
 
Cornerbacks
91.4
 
Safeties
26.4
 
Linebackers
71.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Van 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
200 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
32.75 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
The 2020 second-round selection is a smooth route runner with soft hands and NFL size (6-1, 200). His collegiate numbers don't jump off the page, but last year's 13.4 yards per reception and six touchdowns over 12 games shouldn't be viewed outside the context of Florida's offense, either. The Gators ranked 97th in offensive plays per game and spread the ball around, with seven players catching at least 25 passes. The Rams also have an opening for him after trading Brandin Cooks to Houston. Jefferson's set to battle Josh Reynolds for playing time as the third receiver behind Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, and the rookie's fantasy value should rise for the 2021 campaign with Kupp and Reynolds both in the final year of their rookie contracts. The son of Shawn Jefferson, a 13-year pro and current receivers coach with the Jets, he has a murky 2020 outlook with so much offseason uncertainty. Jefferson also underwent surgery in March to repair a fracture in his right foot, so monitoring his status leading into the season will be important.
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Healthy for regular season
WRLos Angeles Rams
September 8, 2021
Jefferson (arm) isn't listed on the Rams' injury report Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Practices Thursday
WRLos Angeles Rams
Arm
August 19, 2021
Though Jefferson is sporting a soft brace over his right arm, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic notes that the wideout is "good to go" for Thursday's practice.
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Facing COVID issue
WRLos Angeles Rams
Undisclosed
August 10, 2021
Jefferson is dealing with a COVID-19 situation that coach Sean McVay believes is a false positive test result, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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More comfortable ahead of Year 2
WRLos Angeles Rams
July 2, 2021
Jefferson has established himself as a legitimate receiver who head coach Sean McVay is counting on entering the 2021 season, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN reports.
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Role is probably secure
WRLos Angeles Rams
May 4, 2021
Jefferson should continue to see his role increased in the passing game next season, even with the selection of Tutu Atwell in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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