Van Jefferson

  • Height
    6' 2"
  • Weight
    200 lbs
  • Arm Length
    32 3/4" (77th)
Van Jefferson headshot
  • Draft Pick
    2.25 2020
  • College
    Florida
  • Age
    26.3
Overall rank
WR120
2022

Van Jefferson Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2022 5 20 9 97 10.8 312 2 6.1
2021 17 89 50 802 16.0 1182 6 9.9 (#41)
2020 16 31 19 220 11.6 353 1 2.9 (#127)
  • College Dominator
    21.0% (28th)
  • College YPR
    13.9 (39th)
  • College Target Share
    18.0% (44th)
  • Breakout Age
    22.1 (14th)

Van Jefferson Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

-2.1
(#234)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2022

Snap Share

2022

Target Share

2022

Fantasy Points

Van Jefferson ADP

172.80
Average Draft Position (2022)
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15.05 Pick
WR80 Rank

Popularity Index

#243

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Van Jefferson Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Reaggravated knee injury
Preseason (2022)
6
6
Shoulder strain
Postseason (2021)
0
1
Knee injury
Preseason (2021)
0
1

Van Jefferson College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Rec TDs Special Teams Age School
2016 12 (WR) 49 (75 tgts) 543 (11.1 ypr) 15.5% 65.3% 3 11 20 Ole Miss
2017 10 (WR) 42 (56 tgts) 456 (10.9 ypr) 12.9% 75.0% 1 0 21 Ole Miss
2018 11 (WR) 35 (61 tgts) 503 (14.4 ypr) 16.8% 57.4% 6 17 22 Florida
2019 12 (WR) 49 (70 tgts) 657 (13.4 ypr) 15.0% 70.0% 6 0 23 Florida

Who is Van Jefferson

Cast aside, Van Jefferson transferred to the University of Florida, where he was immediately crowned the team’s go-to option. He closed the book on his college career with 89 receptions, 1160 receptions, and 12 touchdowns in his two years as a Gator. After impressing scouts with his college stats and Senior Bowl performance, he attended the 2020 NFL Combine. He checked in with solid size, standing at 6-2, but his 9 ⅛ inch hands were well under average. None of that mattered, though, once he put his wheels on display, running a 4.39 second 40 time. The league was bought in, and the Rams selected him with the 25th pick of the second round of the NFL Draft.

Jefferson only saw the field for 244 snaps, running 143 routes his rookie season. Jefferson struggled to see the field, and ended the season with12 games of 1 reception or less. A new quarterback coming to LA would change the youngsters outlook. To start the second year of his contract, in his first game with Matthew Stafford, he embarrassed the Bears secondary on a 67 yard touchdown. Despite a fluctuating role with the exit of Robert Woods and the signing of Odell Beckham Jr., Jefferson checked in with presentable next gen stats. He wasn’t used heavily, but 17 deep balls, 244 yards after the catch, and 24.6-percent air yards share is certainly a step up. He corralled 50 of his 89 targets, but his 11 drops led all wide receivers (eat your heart out, Diontae Johnson). His fantasy ranking and ADP sit outside of the top 50 wide receivers, which is a fair evaluation considering his age and role.