Van Jefferson
Van Jefferson
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Rams
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year contract with the Rams in July of 2020.
Shows off with 31-yard grab
WRLos Angeles Rams
September 14, 2020
Jefferson caught one of his three targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 20-17 win over Dallas.
ANALYSIS
While Jefferson only recorded the single catch, it was an impressive 31-yard reception showcasing the route running, separation and ball skills that have been attributed to the rookie throughout training camp. He played just 33 of 73 offensive snaps, which ranked fourth among Los Angeles wide receivers, but Jefferson could quickly carve out a larger role and leapfrog Josh Reynolds on the depth chart. Additionally, if Robert Woods or Cooper Kupp were ever injured, Jefferson is likely a better fit for an increased workload than Reynolds. Keep tabs on the rookie. His long-term outlook is promising.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Van Jefferson's 2020 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
52.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.58
 
% Team Air Yards
41.3%
 
% Team Targets
10.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
17.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
33.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Eagles pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
64.4
 
Cornerbacks
62.2
 
Safeties
39.6
 
Linebackers
105.8
 
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2020 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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More Fantasy News
Pushing for No. 3 job
WRLos Angeles Rams
September 2, 2020
Jefferson could see more opportunities than Josh Reynolds this season, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Impressing early in camp
WRLos Angeles Rams
August 17, 2020
Jefferson has caught coach Sean McVay's eye thus far in training camp, Cameron DeSilva of USA Today reports.
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Getting healthier
WRLos Angeles Rams
Foot
April 27, 2020
Jefferson estimated that he's "90 percent healthy" from March surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports. "I'm in a shoe right now, jogging in the AlterG," Jefferson added Monday. "It's going good."
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Headed to Los Angeles
WRLos Angeles Rams
Foot
April 24, 2020
The Rams selected Jefferson (foot) in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 57th overall.
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Needs foot surgery
WRFree Agent
Foot
February 27, 2020
Jefferson will have surgery next week to address a Jones fracture in his right foot, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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