Justin Jefferson

Justin Jefferson

WR - MIN
Height: 6-3
Weight: 192 lbs
Age: 23
College: LSU
Minnesota Vikings

2022 Season Outlooks

With back-to-back top-10 finishes on a PPR per-game basis to start his career, Jefferson is commonly viewed as one of the best bets at receiver in Fantasy. The Vikings stud had at least 15 PPR points in 11 of 17 games and hit the 20-point mark seven times. He also finished fifth among receivers in targets per game with 9.8 per game. It's really hard to see Jefferson's numbers dip in 2022, particularly since new head coach Kevin O'Connell figures to be more aggressive and pass-friendly than prior Vikings play callers. You should expect Jefferson to get taken in Round 1, though there's a slim chance he falls into early Round 2 in non-PPR drafts.
Only 23, it’s wild to think that we might not have seen Jefferson’s best season just yet. What we have seen is a nice jump in production from year 1 to year 2. He’s poised to dominate targets again with a QB he’s already established with. And now, he’ll play under what’s almost certainly an upgraded coaching staff. The LSU product shouldn’t last beyond the middle of Round 1 in 12-team PPR setups.
It was clear that Jefferson was headed for greatness after he posted an 88-1,400-7 receiving line as a rookie in 2020, but he took his game to another level last season. The 2020 first-round pick finished no lower than fifth among wide receivers in snaps, routes, targets, receptions, receiving yards and fantasy points. Jefferson was busy as both a vertical target (his 2,082 air yards led the NFL) and near the goal line (his 15 end zone targets ranked second). The 23-year-old will be working in a new offense this season under Kevin O'Connell, but we can still expect roughly 30% of Kirk Cousins' throws to head in Jefferson's direction. He's an elite fantasy option.
Justin Jefferson continues to amaze with his start to his NFL career as he has finished as the WR6 and WR4 overall in both of those seasons. Jefferson is coming off a 108/1616/10 statline in 2021 and is in line to continue on those numbers and being the top overall wide receiver in 2022. Cousins continues to favor Jefferson, targeting him 167 times which is nearly 10 targets per game.

2022 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#6

PPR

#5

Half-PPR

#3

Superflex

#9

2022 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
102.2 1516.6 7.8

2022 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#6

Pick 1.06

PPR

#4

Pick 1.04

Half-PPR

#7

Pick 1.07

Superflex

#7

Pick 1.07

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
Low

Depth Chart

  • 1. Justin Jefferson

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