Posted: 8/04/2020 8:59 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Posted: 7/27/2020 9:50 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 list Monday, July 27.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Jefferson has tested positive for the virus, but he will be held out for the time being. He is expected to have a big role in the passing game if he is ready to play in Week 1 and can be a late round pick in most leagues.
Posted: 7/27/2020 9:23 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings OT Blake Brandel (illness), S Brian Cole II (illness), OG Tyler Higby (illness) and WR Justin Jefferson (illness) were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Posted: 7/22/2020 6:45 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson agreed to terms Wednesday, July 22, on a four-year, $13.123 million rookie contract. He receives a $7.104 million signing bonus, and Jefferson will count $2.386 million against the 2020 salary cap. Per NFL rules, since Jefferson was a first-round pick, Minnesota has the option to add a fifth year to his contract.
Huddle Up: Jefferson is in competition to replace Stefon Diggs as a starter, but there's going to be competition from Bisi Johnson and possibly Tajae Sharpe. Adam Thielen is still the top dog in this aerial game, and the system will be overly dependent on the running game when compared to the NFL average. Should Jefferson lock down the starting spot, he's a speculative flier as a WR4 in PPR leagues. The 2020 season could be a rough go for rookie wideouts.
Posted: 6/17/2020 9:17 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson likely will receive a lot of snaps as the slot receiver, according to offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.
Huddle Up: Jefferson has a chance to have a significant role in the passing game since the team traded Stefon Diggs this offseason. Fantasy players should monitor his progress during training camp because he could be a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/04/2020 2:47 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings first-round pick WR Justin Jefferson had an 85.2 percent catch rate last season, which was the highest of any eligible receiver in the draft. He led the country with 111 receptions and had the second-most touchdowns in SEC history with 18.
Huddle Up: Jefferson does a lot of his work from the slot, and there will be some growing pains. However, his value in PPR leagues, is at the very least a top WR3 option.
Posted: 5/16/2020 1:32 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson has a 'chance to be a pretty impactful rookie,' according to general manager Rick Spielman.
Huddle Up: The offseason trade of Stefon Diggs leaves a big void across from Adam Thielen, and it sounds like Jefferson will be given the opportunity to step into the role. He is worthy of a first-round pick in rookie drafts, and he will have WR3 upside in standard leagues if he secures the No. 2 receiver gig.
Posted: 5/03/2020 10:07 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick WR Justin Jefferson led all players in the 2020 draft class with 730 receiving yards from the slot, according to Pro Football Focus.
Posted: 4/29/2020 6:02 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings rookie WR Justin Jefferson, a first-round pick in the NFL Draft, is a 'great route runner' with 'great hands' and a 'big-time playmaker,' according to Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. 'His skill set fits us perfectly,' Spielman added. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Jefferson will 'fit in well' with the Vikings, noting he's a tough, competitive receiver who makes a lot of contested catches. Jefferson said he played outside most of his life until sliding inside to the slot role last year, which is a position often occupied by WR Adam Thielen. Jefferson said he'll play wherever the Vikings want him to moving forward.
Huddle Up: The Vikings had a big void at receiver after trading WR Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills and it appears Jefferson will step right into his starting role. The offseason activities are unique this year, which could slow his progress some, but he has WR3 potential immediately, with extra value in PPR leagues and dynasty formats.