Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver #18
Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver #18

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Justin Jefferson Finds End Zone In Week 3

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson caught seven of his 13 targets for 149 yards and a touchdown in the team's 28-24 loss to the Chargers in Week 3. Jefferson found the end zone for the first time this season, as he and quarterback Kirk Cousins connected on a 52-yard pass to take the lead in the fourth quarter. Jefferson has been on a roll to start his fourth season, as he has amassed 458 receiving yards through the team's first three games. He will remain one of the most valuable assets in fantasy football moving forward as he looks to keep it rolling in Week 4 versus the Panthers.

Sep 24, 2023 8:45 PM EST

Justin Jefferson Looks To Keep Rolling Versus Chargers

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will look to keep his strong start to the season going in Week 3 as the Vikings host the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers have surrendered the most passing yards through the first two games of the season, so fantasy managers can treat the fourth-year stud as one of the most valuable fantasy assets in this one. Jefferson has totaled 309 receiving yards through two games this season but has failed to find the end zone, but that could change this week in what is projected to be one of the higher-scoring matchups on the Week 3 slate. Acting as Kirk Cousins' clear No. 1 option in a pass-happy attack, Jefferson is set up to have another strong performance in this one.

Sep 22, 2023 4:44 PM EST

Justin Jefferson Racks Up 159 Yards On Thursday

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson hauled in 11-of-13 targets for 159 yards with a lost fumble in Thursday's 34-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 24-year-old had a solid first half before losing control of the ball while reaching for the goal line after a big 30-yard play near halftime. Jefferson then had a quiet third quarter before brewing again for three catches and 59 yards during a fourth-period drive which ultimately led to a K.J. Osborn touchdown. The reigning Offensive Player of the Year is now up to an astounding 20 receptions and 309 yards over his first two games, but is still searching for his first visit to the end zone. Jefferson should have a good shot at doing that in Week 3 versus a Los Angeles Chargers defense that was just pulverized by Tyreek Hill for a 11/215/2 receiving line in the season opener.

Sep 15, 2023 12:19 AM EST

Justin Jefferson - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson got his 2023 season off to a fast start, hauling in nine catches for 150 yards in a Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jefferson will look to stay hot in Week 2's Thursday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles allowed New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne to catch six balls for 64 yards and two scores last week. Jefferson is a must-play every week and sets up as a top-two fantasy wideout in Week 2.

Sep 13, 2023 9:24 PM EST

Justin Jefferson Has A Big Game On Sunday

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson had nine catches for 150 yards during the loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. As expected, the wideout was the most effective pass-catcher in this one. Although Jefferson didn't find the end zone, fantasy managers were certainly thrilled with his performance. Obviously, he remains a must-start for the Week 2 meeting with a potent Eagles defense.

Sep 10, 2023 7:48 PM EST

Justin Jefferson, Vikings Don't Reach Contract Agreement

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, wide receiver Justin Jefferson and the Vikings couldn't agree on a new contract ahead of the opener against the Bucs on Sunday. The wideout has been as potent as it gets for fantasy managers over the years, totaling 324 catches for 4,825 yards and 25 touchdowns in 50 regular-season games in Minnesota. Both sides have been working on a new deal for months. However, with Jefferson only three years into his current agreement, there's still time to work things out. That said, these situations are never good, and although the 24-year-old should remain a top fantasy producer, there may come a point this season when he will sit out with a minor ailment instead of risking further injury.

Sep 9, 2023 6:39 PM EST

Justin Jefferson A Top Fantasy Option In Week 1

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will look to pick up right where he left off in his Offensive Player of The Year campaign a season ago, as the Vikings take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home. The fourth-year receiver out of LSU led the league in receptions and receiving yards last year, putting up 128 receptions for 1,809 yards and eight receiving touchdowns as he finished as the overall WR1 in fantasy. He takes on a Bucs' defense that allowed the second-most passing touchdowns (29) in 2022, so the 24-year-old can be treated as the top option at the wide receiver position in Week 1. Playing in one of the most pass-heavy offenses in the league, Jefferson should see plenty of opportunity in this one.

Sep 8, 2023 4:02 PM EST

No plans to skip camp

Jefferson, who was present for Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, plans participate in next month's training camp regardless of whether he has signed a contract extension with the Vikings by then, Kevin Seifert of ESPN reports.

Jun 13, 2023 3:09 PM EST

Has fifth-year option picked up

The Vikings exercised Jefferson's fifth-year option for 2024 on Tuesday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Apr 25, 2023 12:50 PM EST

Rested during second half

Jefferson caught four of five targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 29-13 win over the Bears.

Jan 8, 2023 1:29 PM EST

May not play full game

Head coach Kevin O'Connell intimated Friday that Jefferson and other key starters on offense and defense may not play the entirety of the Vikings' Week 18 game in Chicago, Joe Nelson of SI.com reports. "We've got a pretty clear cut plan with how we want to go about the whole game, but we're going to go in with the expectation of our guys going and try to get off to a good start and play good football," O'Connell said.

Jan 6, 2023 3:11 PM EST

Just one catch Sunday

Jefferson caught one of five targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Packers.

Jan 1, 2023 8:55 PM EST

Tops 100 yards again

Jefferson caught 12 of 16 targets for 133 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-24 win over the Giants.

Dec 24, 2022 4:50 PM EST

No limitations in practice

Jefferson (ribs/chest) wasn't listed on Tuesday's injury report, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Dec 20, 2022 1:45 PM EST

No injury concerns

Coach Kevin O'Connell said Monday that he expects Jefferson (ribs/chest) to practice throughout the week as the Vikings prepare to face the Giants on Saturday, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports.

Dec 19, 2022 11:09 AM EST

Suffers chest contusion

Coach Kevin O'Connell said Jefferson sustained a "rib chest contusion" during Saturday's 39-36 overtime win against the Colts, but the wide receiver is "feeling pretty good," Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Dec 17, 2022 2:52 PM EST

Prolific in historic win

Jefferson caught 12 of 16 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 39-36 overtime win over the Colts.

Dec 17, 2022 2:13 PM EST

Jaw-dropping numbers in loss

Jefferson secured 11 of 15 targets for 223 yards in the Vikings' 34-23 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Dec 11, 2022 2:34 PM EST

Scores sixth touchdown

Jefferson recorded seven receptions on 11 targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-22 win over the Jets. He also chipped in two rushes for 11 yards.

Dec 4, 2022 2:03 PM EST

Bounces back in Week 12 win

Jefferson secured nine of 11 targets for 139 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 33-26 win over the Patriots on Thursday night.

Nov 24, 2022 8:41 PM EST