Posted: 1/04/2021 5:50 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson broke the Super Bowl era record for receiving yards by a rookie with 1,379. The record was previously held by then-Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin, who had 1,377 receiving yards in 2003. Bill Groman of the Houston Oilers still holds the NFL record with 1,473 yards back in 1960.
Huddle Up: Jefferson didn't become a starter until Week 3 so who knows if he might've surpassed Groman had he started from Week 1 on. Regardless, Jefferson established himself as a strong WR2 in just his first season, though his tendency to beat up on lesser opponents and struggle against better ones will bear watching entering 2021.
Posted: 12/26/2020 1:29 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught six passes for 85 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16. He was targeted 10 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jefferson has been targeted at least 10 times in four of his last five games and has posted at least 70 yards in six of his last seven games. He has had a breakout rookie season and should be a starting option in all leagues next week.
Posted: 12/24/2020 2:48 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson used an expletive while shouting at QB Kirk Cousins on an incompletion during the Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears, and the complaint was audible on the FOX broadcast. However, the rookie reached out on social media to defend his actions, and several teammates spoke about it as well. 'One of the most selfless people that I've been around as a receiver. Just goes out there, handles his job, grinds, competitive,' WR Adam Thielen said. 'Obviously wants the football, wants to help the team win, but man, he's a great teammate.'
Huddle Up: Jefferson has registered 1,182 receiver yards, first in the NFL among rookies, and he will join RB Dalvin Cook as one of two Vikings to make the NFC Pro Bowl roster. He has set a franchise single-season rookie record with 73 receptions, and he has two games left to break the receiving yards mark of 1,313. Jefferson has emerged as a must-start fantasy option in all formats.
Posted: 12/21/2020 2:29 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson broke Randy Moss' single-season franchise record for receptions by a rookie, finishing with eight catches on 11 targets for 104 yards in a 33-27 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 15.
Huddle Up: It was Jefferson's sixth 100-yard effort of the season, and he has reached 70 receiving yards in five of his last six games. He draws a tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16, but the rookie will still offer WR2 upside.
Posted: 12/14/2020 2:32 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson registered four grabs for 39 yards on a team-high eight targets in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: The rookie had emerged as a reliable fantasy receiver in most formats, but this was a mediocre performance when fantasy owners definitely needed him the most. He can still be trusted as a WR3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 15 against the Chicago Bears.
Posted: 12/08/2020 8:46 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson is only the fifth player since the merger to surpass 1,000 yards receiving by his 12th NFL game, joining Odell Beckham Jr., Marques Colston, Anquan Boldin and Randy Moss.
Huddle Up: Of that group, Jefferson's 1,039 yards through 12 games trails only OBJ's 1,305, while his 72.6 percent catch rate is the highest. Even though he continues to take a bit of a back seat to Adam Thielen - especially in the red zone - Jefferson has really hit his stride over the last four games, amassing 27 catches for 412 yards and four touchdowns. Even with three tough on-paper matchups during the fantasy playoffs, Jefferson should be considered a must-start.
Posted: 12/07/2020 1:48 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson posted nine receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets in Week 13 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he rushed for two more yards. He is the second Vikings rookie in team history to go for more than 1,000 receiving yards, joining Hall of Famer Randy Moss.
Huddle Up: Jefferson also passed Moss for the franchise lead by a rookie for 100-yard receiving games, posting his fifth such game, and he is just the fifth rookie receiver in the Super Bowl era to top 1,000 receiving yards through his first 12 career games, joining Moss, Odell Beckham Jr., Anquan Boldin and Marques Colston.
Posted: 12/04/2020 3:33 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson has 18 catches on 29 targets for 291 yards and three touchdowns over the past three games.
Huddle Up: The rookie has shown upside all season, and his role in the passing attack is only growing larger. He'll have WR2 upside in a friendly Week 13 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Posted: 11/30/2020 1:05 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson ended up with seven receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Jefferson has three touchdowns across the past two outings, and six over the past nine outings. He also has three or more grabs in 10 straight contests, making him a solid PPR option in most fantasy leagues. The Vikings host the Jaguars in Week 13 in another favorable matchup.
Posted: 11/23/2020 4:37 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson registered three receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Jefferson recorded his first touchdown since Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons when he liked scoring so much he did it twice. Still, he has three or more receptions in eight straight games, and his yardage totals have been impressive. He remains a decent WR3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues heading into Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.