Posted: 10/18/2020 10:23 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught nine passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. He was targeted 11 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jefferson has posted at least 100 yards in three of the last four games and has been targeted 21 times over the last three games. He is on bye next week but can be at least a No. 3 receiver in Week 8.
Posted: 10/12/2020 5:07 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson had three receptions (on five targets) for 23 yards in Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Despite a plus matchup against Seattle's woeful secondary, Jefferson generated his lowest output as a pro, breaking a modest two-game streak of 100-plus receiving yards. If anything, it served as a reminder that Adam Thielen is the top dog in Minnesota and Jefferson will likely be more up and down. Things are certainly looking up for Week 6, though, as the Vikings welcome a Falcons team in complete disarray.
Posted: 10/04/2020 10:54 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson posted four receptions for 103 yards on five targets in Week 4 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: The rookie didn't score again, but he did go over 100 yards for the second straight outing. He has 11 receptions, 278 yards and a touchdown, emerging as a must-start fantasy option heading into Week 5 at Seattle.
Posted: 9/30/2020 2:57 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson's 175-yard performance in Week 3 could be a sign of things to come, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com. 'Jefferson's acclimation period to the NFL was over after two weeks, and it's obvious the Vikings can give him the No. 2 job and never look back,' Cronin said. 'That's why they drafted the LSU star in the first place, and that will be the type of role he's expected to fill from this point forward.'
Huddle Up: While Jefferson obviously isn't going to push for 200 yards on a weekly basis, it did appear that the Vikings took the training wheels off the rookie in Week 3. He needs to be rostered in all leagues, and Jefferson could be a reliable flex option sooner rather than later.
Posted: 9/28/2020 2:37 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught seven of his nine targets for 175 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.
Huddle Up: After a couple of quiet outings to start his career, the rookie more than doubled his receiving yards for the season and found the end zone for the first time. Consistency is likely to remain an issue, but he showed enough upside with this performance to warrant a roster spot.
Posted: 9/20/2020 8:48 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught three passes for 44 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. He was targeted three times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jefferson has only been targeted six times in the first two games, but he has caught five of those passes. He probably will see a handful of targets again next week but can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 9/14/2020 3:37 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught two of his three targets for 26 yards in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Jefferson didn't make much of an impact in his NFL debut, but to be fair, no Minnesota receiver outside of Adam Thielen had a big game. Better days should be ahead for the rookie, but Jefferson doesn't need to be starting at this point.
Posted: 8/29/2020 1:22 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson had four catches for 22 yards in the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: With Stefon Diggs out of the picture, Jefferson should have a steady role as a rookie. He immediately offers WR4 potential, and he is worth a first-round pick in rookie drafts.
Posted: 8/17/2020 2:56 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson is running behind Olabisi Johnson on the second team in practice early in camp, but offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak stated the first-round rookie is 'exactly what we drafted.'
'It's very encouraging. He's exactly what we drafted. We knew he's a very talented young man that had a comfort zone in the slot. ... A long way to go, but very encouraged by his work,'' Kubiak said.
Huddle Up: Jefferson is expected to bump Adam Thielen to the perimeter on a more regular basis and serve as the Vikings' primary slot receiver as a rookie. The only downside to Jefferson's likely quick ascension into the starting lineup is the likelihood Minnesota will run two-tight sets more often than just about any team in the league, which will negate some of the upside of having him be the primary slot. With that said, the rookie should still be a strong bet to top 50 catches in 2020 and return WR4 value in fantasy.
Posted: 8/04/2020 8:59 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 4.