Van Jefferson

Van Jefferson

25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Rams
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Jefferson was an unusual second-round pick back in 2020, to put it nicely, with his profile lacking standout production or measurables, on top of being one of the oldest players in his draft class. He barely played as a rookie, but last year he got a a chance to show off some of the crafty route-running that inspired the Rams to draft him so early. Jefferson was the team's No. 3 receiver for most of the year, and at one point mid-season he even had 418 yards and four TDs over a span of seven games. He then all but disappeared, averaging 30.8 receiving yards over the final four weeks of the regular season and 26.3 yards in three playoff games (with no TDs). Despite the disappointing finish, Jefferson looks like the favorite for the No. 3 role in a high-powered passing game again, behind target-hog Cooper Kupp and offseason addition Allen Robinson. The other options would seem to be Ben Skowronek (who struggled last season) or 2021 second-rounder Tutu Atwell (165 pounds). Read Past Outlooks
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#136.48
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$Signed a four-year, $5.61 million contract with the Rams in July of 2020.
Four grabs in Super Bowl win
WRLos Angeles Rams
February 13, 2022
Jefferson brought in four of eight targets for 23 yards during the Rams' 23-20 win over the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
The speedster came into the game still somewhat nursing a knee injury he'd suffered in the NFC Championship Game, and perhaps that played a role in his limited production even after Odell Beckham left the game for good in the second quarter due to his own knee issue. Jefferson was also the target on Matthew Stafford's first interception late in the first half, a ball that the Bengals' Jessie Bates came down with in the end zone. However, Jefferson's reception total actually tied him for second on the Rams for the night, and it qualified as his highest since Week 17. Looking ahead to the 2022 season, Jefferson will be aiming to build on the step forward he took during a sophomore campaign that saw him contribute a 50-802-6 line across 17 games.
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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
17.7%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.59
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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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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101 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
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.
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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Logs full practice Thursday
WRLos Angeles Rams
February 10, 2022
Jefferson (knee) was listed as a full participant at Thursday's practice, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
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Listed as limited Wednesday
WRLos Angeles Rams
Knee
February 9, 2022
Jefferson (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's walk-through practice, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
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No practice to close out week
WRLos Angeles Rams
Knee
February 4, 2022
Jefferson (knee) didn't practice Friday, Tyler Dragon of USA Today reports.
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Limited again Thursday
WRLos Angeles Rams
Knee
February 3, 2022
Jefferson (knee) was limited at Thursday's walkthrough, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
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Listed as limited Wednesday
WRLos Angeles Rams
Knee
February 2, 2022
Jefferson (knee) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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