Justin Jefferson

Overall Rank
WR33
2023
Height
6' 1"
Weight
202 lbs
Arm Length
33"
(82nd)
Draft Pick
1.22
(2020)
College
LSU
Age
25.1
Best Comparable Player
Reggie Wayne
Workout Metrics
4.43
87th
104.9
84th
126.8
78th
10.06
61st
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Catch Radius
High School Metrics
30.0%
(54th)
College Dominator
21.7%
(59th)
College Target Share
19.6
(73rd)
Breakout Age
Justin Jefferson Gets Record Breaking Deal to Stay with the Minnesota Vikings
1 month ago

With the bag secured, Justin Jefferson will jet around as much as he pleases with a new deal which will keep him in Minnesota.

Justin Jefferson is staying in Minnesota. Ian Rapoport reports that Justin Jefferson is getting a 4-year extension worth up to $140 million. This amounts to $35 million per year and $110 million guaranteed. 

 

Minnesota Vikings fans can breathe a sigh of relief as they will not have to endure losing a stalwart wide receiver who is tracking for the NFL Hall of Fame as they did with Randy Moss. The Justin Jefferson deal will also push the wide receiver market for the likes of CeeDee Lamb and Ja’Marr Chase.

 

At age 25, Justin Jefferson is firmly ranked 2nd in our Dynasty wide receiver rankings. Jefferson scored 20.2 fantasy points per game in 2023 amid an injury riddled season that saw him only play 10 games. Jefferson managed to rattle off his 4th straight 1,000 yard receiving campaign in 2023. Justin Jefferson’s career high came in 2022 where he had 1,809 receiving yards, 128 receptions and 8 touchdowns where his 21.7 fantasy points per game were number 2 at the wide receiver position. 

 

Justin Jefferson who is usually amidst conversation for the 1.01 in Best Ball and redraft is currently going at the 5th spot overall on UnderDog. You can confidently click Justin Jefferson in the early to middle of the first round in drafts and confidently roster him as a blue chip player in Dynasty leagues. 

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Justin Jefferson To Return from IR Week 14
7 months ago

Justin Jefferson is set to return for the Vikings in Week 14, when they face the Raiders at Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas.

Good news for Vikings fans and fantasy managers: Jefferson, a full participant in practice throughout the week, is set to play on Sunday after being absent from the injury report on Friday. This marks his return from a lengthy stint on IR due to a hamstring injury in week 5. The timing is crucial as the Vikings, currently at 6-6, navigate the competitive NFC wild card race.

 

Jefferson’s earlier performances showcased his elite status, averaging 10 targets, 7.2 receptions, 114 yards, and 0.6 touchdowns per game in the five games before his injury, with Kirk Cousins as the quarterback. Although he now pairs up with the recently acquired QB Joshua Dobbs, Jefferson enters the game ranked as the WR7 this week. Despite coming off an injury, Jefferson remains an elite wide receiver option. There’s no need to hesitate – confidently start him this week.

Justin Jefferson Practice Window Open
8 months ago

Superstar WR Justin Jefferson designated to return from IR. 21 Day practice window now open.

Big News for the state of Minnesota and Fantasy Football owners alike: Justin Jefferson has returned to practice in a limited capacity as reported by Ian Rappaport. There is no date yet on when Jefferson will return he wants to be 100% ready to go before taking the field. Head Coach Kevin O’Connell mentioned that it would be a little aggressive to think Jefferson would play week 10 against Saints.

The Vikings play New Orleans this weekend, and a trip to Denver next weekend and a home matchup against the division rival Bears before the bye week, we will all keep a close eye on when this return happens.

The Vikings, currently 5-4, hold the #7 seed for the NFC playoffs. Surprisingly Minnesota is 4-0 without Jefferson after a wild win led by Passtronaut Josh Dobbs coming off the bench and only being at the team facilities less than a week. If he and Jefferson can get on the same flight pattern fantasy owners and Vikings Fans might soar into the playoffs riding that Jetta over the moon. – Tyler Kicklighter NFC North News Desk

Justin Jefferson OUT 4 Weeks Minimum
9 months ago

Minnesota Vikings All-World WR Justin Jefferson will miss at least the next 4 games after being placed on Injured Reserve with a hamstring injury.

The Minnesota Vikings are in shambles after starting the year 1-4 and then losing arguably the best non-quarterback in the NFL. Jefferson will miss games @ Chicago, vs San Francisco, @ Green Bay, and @ Atlanta before having a chance to return against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. Justin Jefferson hadn’t missed a game to this point of his career and led the NFL with 543 yards entering Week 5.

 

With Justin Jefferson out, expect to see rookie Jordan Addison leapfrog Minnesota’s current WR2, K.J. Osborn, to battle it out with tight end T.J. Hockenson to be the team’s leader in targets. Without the reigning Offensive Player of the Year, the Vikings could be looking at a 1-7 or 2-6 record ahead of the NFL’s trade deadline on October 31st. With the Vikings staring down the barrel of a lost season, the rumors of a Kirk Cousins trade will only grow louder with every loss. Cousins is joined by EDGE Danielle Hunter, Left Guard Era Cleveland, and WR K.J. Osborn as 2024 free agents who will hear their names involved in trade talks.

T.J. Hockenson Signs Extension with Vikings
10 months ago

T.J. Hockenson has signed a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings.

T.J. Hockenson has signed a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings. The deal is reportedly a 4-year/$68.5 million contract that will make him one of the highest-paid tight ends in the league. Hockenson was traded to the Minnesota Vikings during the 2022 regular season in exchange for a package of draft picks. He quickly ingratiated himself into the offense and was No. 3 in fantasy points per game following his trade.

This deal was expected, given that the Vikings invested significant draft capital to acquire him. Regardless, this secures his position in one of the highest-volume passing offenses for the foreseeable future. Despite the presence of other notable options, Hockenson will continue to receive enough targets to potentially finish as the highest-scoring tight end not named Travis Kelce.

The hope at this point is that Hockenson will return to practice sooner rather than later. He missed most of training camp while this contract was being negotiated due to back stiffness and an ear infection. However, the Vikings have expressed their belief that Hockenson is not in danger of missing week one. Fantasy managers can confidently start him as a top 5 fantasy tight end right out of the gate barring any setbacks.