Justin Jefferson
Wide Receiver
Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 195 Age: 24 Exp: 4 years College: Louisiana State Drafted: 2020 R1 22
Per Game
Cumulative FF PTS
Position Rank: 3rd
Projected FF PTS
Week 22
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Week 22
Posted: 2/27/2024 6:36 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson has been the subject of some trade rumors lately, but general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah likely stopped any further talk about the subject on Tuesday, Feb. 27, when he told reporters trading Jefferson is "not something that has once crossed my mind."
Huddle Up: Jefferson's name is being discussed because he is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2024 season and is likely to set a new standard for receiver salaries. Adofo-Mensah's statement should halt any more significant trade rumors in the near future. Assuming Kirk Cousins and Jefferson remain together in 2024, the latter should once again be considered - at worst - a top-two or three fantasy receiver.
Posted: 2/18/2024 4:16 pm GMT
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to make a contract extension with WR Justin Jefferson a priority this offseason. Both sides appeared close to a long-term deal last year which would have made him the NFL's highest-paid receiver but talks were shelved the day before the regular-season opener.
Huddle Up: A potential deal with Jefferson might not be finalized until after the Vikings decide whether to bring back impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins. Despite being sidelined for much of 2023 with a hamstring injury, Jefferson finished the season strong after returning from injured reserve and should still be viewed as the top fantasy receiver available on 2024 redraft boards.
Posted: 1/07/2024 9:22 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson ended up with 12 receptions for 192 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets in Week 18 against the Detroit Lions. With the huge game, Jefferson ends up with 68 receptions for 1,074 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games.
Posted: 1/01/2024 7:07 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught a team-high five passes (on 10 targets) for 59 yards during a 33-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Dec. 31.
Posted: 12/31/2023 3:41 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson was fined $13,659 by the National Football League for committing unsportsmanlike conduct in Week 16's game versus the Detroit Lions, when he made a brief, gun-like signal late in the second quarter after scoring a touchdown which was considered a "violent gesture."
Posted: 12/24/2023 10:41 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught six passes for 141 yards and one touchdown against the Detroit Lions in Week 16. He was targeted 10 times during the game.
Posted: 12/16/2023 9:40 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught seven passes for 84 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15. He was targeted 10 times during the game.
Posted: 12/16/2023 4:37 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (chest) is officially active for the Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Huddle Up: Jefferson was a full participant at practice to end the week so he should be in the lineup in all formats.
Posted: 12/14/2023 7:49 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle), WR Jalen Nailor (concussion) and OT Brian O'Neill (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals. OG Chris Reed (illness) was upgraded to a limited practice on Thursday, Dec. 14, and is listed as questionable. WR Justin Jefferson (chest) was upgraded to full practice on Friday but is also listed as questionable. OG Ed Ingram (hip) and OG Dalton Risner (ankle) practiced in full on Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.
Posted: 12/14/2023 7:43 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (chest) was upgraded to a full practice on Thursday, Dec. 14, but is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers can ignore the game status here for the most part, as Jefferson told reporters on Wednesday that he intends to play. To what degree he can play through pain or is limited by any protective equipment is another story, but it is hard to go wrong betting on the best receiver in football. The biggest factor that can be working against him is unfamiliarity with new starting quarterback Nick Mullens. Consider Jefferson more of a low-end WR1 this week, albeit one with huge upside.
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