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Justin Jefferson

Justin Jefferson

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 192 lbsAge: 21College: LSU

2020 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 12th
Draft Rank (ECR) #143
Best / Worst #72 / #325
ADP #107



Justin Jefferson has regularly been under-estimated compared to the big three of Ruggs, Lamb and Jeudy and that's simply not an accurate representation of his ability. Now falling into a brilliant opportunity in the wide-open Minnesota back-field, Jefferson will get the perfect chance to prove himself and I believe he's the rookie you want in 2020. He's expected to play mostly out of the slot but showed in 2018 that he's very capable of bouncing outside so he should play on most downs. Adam Thielen's stats prove that the slot snaps are most valuable in Minnesota so Jefferson should be the hot ticket in town. Excitingly, he's available well into the double-digit rounds and is the perfect late-round dart throw, especially in PPR.

The landing spot in Minnesota is a good thing for Jefferson, as Stefon Diggs is gone and Adam Thielen is going to be 30 years old (with back problems) at the start of the season. But for now, Jefferson is just a middling WR4 due to the low volume available in the Vikings offense.

Justin Jefferson landed in a beautiful spot for fantasy football, as he steps in alongside Adam Thielen and will assume the Stefon Diggs role. Thielen and Jefferson are the only true players there that should command targets and we know that Thielen has started to deal with some injuries the past couple of years. Jefferson should easily see over 100 targets in year one and may bring even more upside if something were to happen to Adam Thielen.

2019 Slot % Diggs - 14.7 Thielen - 29.3 Bisi - 34 Beebe - 52.5 (barely played) Justin Jefferson is going to be a WR2 right out of the gate. His biggest obstacle? Not Adam Thielen, but passing volume. No one had over 100 targets and Cook was 2nd on the team with 63. Injuries played a part in this but the Vikings went from 606 ATT in 2018, fired Defilippo, 466 ATT in 2019. The slot roll was basically a committee in 2019, Jefferson should consolidate that in 2020

Solid. Versatile. Should be a steady producer for the Vikings and is a Thielen sprained ankle away from being Cousins #1 target. That's a lot of action.

Justin Jefferson is perpetually underrated in dynasty circles. The fantasy echo chamber seems to be anchoring on the #Vikings lack of pass attempts in 2019 due in large part to positive game script. @JHawkChalk_

1.22 vikings - wr4

Can make all the catches and could exceed some initial fantasy expectations

Vikings are a run first team, but Jefferson will be, at worst, the No 3 option in the passing game, but could also end up being No. 1 before long.

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