WR - MIN
Week 3 Outlook
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught six-of-ten targets for 65 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-33 Week 2 loss against the Arizona Cardinals.
Jefferson played slightly fewer snaps than Adam Thielen but out-targeted him 10 to seven and saw the highest targets per snap (25%) percentage on the team. The second-year wideout once again looked like the alpha within the Vikings' passing attack during their loss to the Cardinals Sunday. He remains a WR1 at home against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson caught five of nine targets for 71 yards and completed a pass attempt for 11 yards during Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Jefferson was drafted as the WR6 but was outshined by the play of fellow wide receiver Adam Thielen, who led the team in targets (10), receptions (9), receiving yards (92), and touchdowns (2). Jefferson still managed to see nine targets and nearly found the end zone on a big 34-yard reception that led to a Dalvin Cook goal-line touchdown. Fantasy managers should continue to roll Jefferson out as a WR1 against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (shoulder) returned to practice on a limited basis on Monday after suffering an AC joint sprain during practice last week, per Chris Tomasson.
Jefferson had an extremely productive rookie season with the Vikings, finishing as the WR6 in half-PPR formats due to a whopping 1,400 receiving yards, which ranked third amongst all wideouts in 2020. However, the Vikings appear to be using extra caution on one of their best players, so no need to be concerned about his limited status as preseason Week 2 gets underway. Jefferson is currently being valued as the WR8 and could climb even higher in ADP if he returns to practice as a full participant before the end of the preseason.
Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (shoulder) received positive news after undergoing tests and is considered day-to-day after spraining his AC joint Friday during practice.
There was an initial scare as Jefferson laid on the ground after making a catch and falling to the ground. But it sounds like the news is as good as possible, and Jefferson is considered day-to-day with a minor injury.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Vikings WR Justin Jefferson suffered a sprained AC joint in Friday's practice.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network adds it might've been a separated shoulder. Schefter's source noted it was "nothing serious." This is good news, but there will be further testing done this weekend. Minnesota might opt to keep Jefferson sidelined until the Week 1 opener, assuming the injury is still considered minor after the weekend.
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