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Jermar Jefferson

Jermar Jefferson

RB - DET

Age: 21College: Oregon State

Week 13 Outlook

MIN @ DET
Sun 1:00pm ET
43°
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #50
Projection 3.8 pts

Roster %

 
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2%
 
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1%
 
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Jefferson's an explosive play waiting to happen at the RB position. He's a smooth runner in between the tackles and is able to quickly identify the running lane and explode through it. He's unlikely to create for himself, so he lives and dies by what his offensive line can open up for him, but shows good decisiveness and ability to quickly scan the line for running lanes. Excellent short area burst and acceleration through the hole. Able to put his foot in the ground and explode upfield. Excellent change of direction ability and lateral mobility. Able to keep his legs moving laterally and still maintain momentum. Very little power aspect to his game. Willing to engage with defenders at the second level and lower his shoulder to pick up additional yardage, but does not seek out contact. Fantastic top-end speed and able to pull away from nearly any defender once he sees daylight. Should run very well at his Pro Day. Average contact balance ability. Very few examples of broken tackles on film. Tends to go down pretty easily once contact is made by a defender. Average pass-catcher. May be viewed by NFL coaches as a change-of-pace back at the next level, which means that he'll need to improve his natural pass-catching prowess. Tends to rely on body catches and had a few drops on tape. Certainly willing to stand in in pass protection, but doesn't have the necessary size or foundation to be a true factor in pass pro. Can get in the way of blitzing LBs, but he won't be able to stand his own for very long.

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Jermar Jefferson (knee, ankle) active for Week 12

Lions running back Jermar Jefferson (knee, ankle) is active for Thursday’s game against the Bears.

Fantasy Impact

Jefferson was limited in practice this week and ultimately drew the questionable tag heading into Week 12. He’ll likely fall into a third-string role behind D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams.

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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 13RB #50RB #46RB #5721
Rest of Season RB #101RB #97RB #971
Dynasty RB #65RB #55RB #796
Projections
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Projections (Week 13)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
4.920.10.11.39.1003.8
History
Statistics
(avgs.)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week0000
Last 3 Weeks15.70.71.36.3
Season to Date15.70.71.36.3
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 12vs. CHI0000
Week 10@ PIT411010.1
Week 8vs. PHI6148.9
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
OppSummary
Next Gamevs. MIN9th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesDEN, ARI, ATL22nd easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)ARI, ATL, SEA8th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--10th easiest remaining opponents
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