Justin Jefferson
Justin Jefferson
21-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Minnesota Vikings
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $13.12 million contract with the Vikings in July of 2020.
Rebounds with huge Week 6 effort
WRMinnesota Vikings
October 18, 2020
Jefferson hauled in nine of his 11 targets for 166 receiving yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 40-23 loss to the Falcons.
ANALYSIS
The rookie wideout resumes his dominant surge of production from Weeks 3 and 4, after enduring a down outing last Sunday night against the undefeated Seahawks. Seattle was able to contain the LSU product to just three receptions and 23 yards on five targets, a sharp decline from the 11 combined catches and 278 yards he produced over the preceding two outings. Jefferson had more than double the targets of typical No. 1 wideout Adam Thielen (five) during Sunday's loss to Atlanta, though that's only the second time in six outings this season that the rookie has out-targeted the two-time Pro Bowler. The Vikings will now be afforded a bye before returning to action Nov. 1 against the Packers.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Justin 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
75.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.59
 
% Team Air Yards
27.5%
 
% Team Targets
21.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.8%
 
Drop Rate
2.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.6
 
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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
202 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
 
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Falls back to earth
WRMinnesota Vikings
October 11, 2020
Jefferson had three receptions (five targets) for 23 yards in Sunday's 27-26 loss to Seattle.
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Proves Week 3 is no fluke
WRMinnesota Vikings
October 4, 2020
Jefferson caught four of his five targets for 103 receiving yards during Sunday's 31-23 win against the Texans.
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Breaks out in Week 3
WRMinnesota Vikings
September 27, 2020
Jefferson recorded seven receptions on nine targets for 175 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against Tennessee.
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Should see more targets, eventually
WRMinnesota Vikings
September 25, 2020
Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak suggested Jefferson's role should increase as the season progresses, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. "You're going to see more and more of [Jefferson]," Kubiak said. "But much like Dalvin (Cook), much like Adam, you want to get touches for those type of football players. And with the amount of plays we've been running, touches are hard to come by."
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Team's top receiver in Week 2
WRMinnesota Vikings
September 20, 2020
Jefferson hauled in all three of his targets for 44 receiving yards during Sunday's 28-11 loss to the Colts.
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