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Justin Jefferson

Justin Jefferson

WR - Minnesota Vikings

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 195 lbsAge: 25College: LSU

2024 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 19th
Draft Rank (ECR) #5
Best / Worst #2 / #11
ADP #6

Roster %

 
Yahoo
100%
 
ESPN
100%
 
FanDuel
 
DraftKings

Despite dealing with injuries and bad quarterback play for part of the season, Jefferson finished as the WR5 in fantasy points per game. If you exclude Week 14, in which he played only 18% of the snaps, he was the WR4 in fantasy points per game. Even after Week 14, when he was suffering through the quarterback roulette wheel, Jefferson still churned out 22.1 fantasy points per game while drawing a 30.1% target share, manufacturing 3.03 YPRR, and blazing 0.134 FD/RR (ninth-best, per Fantasy Points Data). Jefferson is quarterback-proof, so it doesn't matter to me whether Sam Darnold or J.J. McCarthy is under center this season. Jefferson has proven he can still be a top-five fantasy wideout with putrid passers. If Darnold and McCarthy outperform expectations, Jefferson could still have WR1 overall upside.

Justin Jefferson showcased his elite talent in 2023, finishing 5th in points per game despite missing seven games and losing starting QB Kirk Cousins. With 68 receptions for over 1,000 yards and 5 touchdowns, he commanded a 28% target share and excelled even without Cousins on the field, averaging 18.4 points per game in the final stretch. Before Cousins' injury, he led all WRs in fantasy points scored (21.7 per game). Heading into 2024, Jefferson's ability to thrive regardless of the quarterback situation positions him as one of the NFL's top receivers, supported by the offensive infrastructure set up by Kevin O'Connell.