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.
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."
ANALYSIS
Kubiak is alluding to Minnesota's depressed volume, with the team running an NFL-low 96 plays through two weeks (no other team has fewer than 115). That number will regress to the mean -- at least to some extent -- but it's also true that nobody has stepped up as a viable No. 2 receiving option behind Adam Thielen. Olabisi Johnson is second on the team with seven targets, catching four passes for 80 yards. Jefferson also has been efficient with his limited opportunities (five of six for 70 yards), but his snap share sunk from 69 percent in Week 1 to 54 percent in Week 2, while Johnson went in the other direction (from 63 percent up to 79 percent). In any case, neither makes for a trustworthy fantasy option Week 3 against Tennessee.
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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
24.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.74
 
% Team Air Yards
8.6%
 
% Team Targets
12.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.2
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Titans pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
84.2
 
Cornerbacks
68.9
 
Safeties
112.9
 
Linebackers
64.6
 
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2020 Justin Jefferson Split Stats
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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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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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Pair of catches in debut
WRMinnesota Vikings
September 13, 2020
Jefferson secured two of three targets for 26 yards in the Vikings' 43-34 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
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Listed as No. 3 or No. 4 receiver
WRMinnesota Vikings
September 7, 2020
Bisi Johnson is listed as the No. 2 wide receiver on Minnesota's initial unofficial depth chart, with Jefferson listed as the No. 3 or No. 4 receiver, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Works with first-team offense
WRMinnesota Vikings
August 28, 2020
Jefferson worked as the slot receiver with the first-team offense in Friday's dress rehearsal scrimmage at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He had four receptions for 22 yards, according to Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated.
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Working as No. 3 WR
WRMinnesota Vikings
August 21, 2020
Jefferson has made some big plays at training camp but is still working as the No. 3 receiver behind Adam Thielen and Bisi Johnson, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.
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