Van Jefferson

Van Jefferson

25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Rams
Questionable
Injury Knee
Est. Return 1/30/2022
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
RANKS
#248.77
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $5.61 million contract with the Rams in July of 2020.
Questionable for Sunday
WRLos Angeles Rams
Knee
January 28, 2022
Jefferson (knee) will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official website reports.
ANALYSIS
The second-year wideout played 90 percent of offensive snaps in last week's win over Tampa, before missing practice Wednesday and managing limited participation Thursday. That seemingly puts Jefferson on track to play, but if not, Ben Skowronek likely would be tasked with the No. 3 receiver role. Jefferson has caught three of four targets for 70 yards in two playoff games, unable to pick up the pace after a quiet finish to the regular season.
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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.
  • % 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
69.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.39
 
% Team Air Yards
23.4%
 
% Team Targets
14.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
56.2%
 
Drop Rate
6.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.5
 
% Targeted On Route
17.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.59
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Los Angeles RamsRams 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

111889%
56100%
94775%
3054%
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46537%
5598%
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2646%
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101%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the 49ers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
86.1
 
Cornerbacks
90.6
 
Safeties
76.7
 
Linebackers
82.5
 
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2021 Van Jefferson Split Stats
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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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Gets back on practice field
WRLos Angeles Rams
Knee
January 27, 2022
Jefferson (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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No activity due to knee issue
WRLos Angeles Rams
Knee
January 26, 2022
Jefferson was estimated as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice report due to a knee injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Quiet against Bucs
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 24, 2022
Jefferson caught two of his three targets for 29 yards and also had a 15-yard rush during Sunday's 30-27 win over Tampa Bay.
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Held to single reception in win
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 19, 2022
Jefferson caught his lone target for a 41-yard gain Monday in the Rams' 34-11 wild-card round victory over the Cardinals.
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Suiting up for wild-card round
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 17, 2022
Jefferson (shoulder) is listed as active for Monday's wild-card game against the Cardinals, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.
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