Jordan Addison

Jordan Addison

WR - MIN
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College: USC
Minnesota Vikings

2023 Season Outlooks

By drafting Addison in Round 1, the Vikings boosted the explosiveness of their offense with an outstanding route-runner and separator out of USC. It's much needed after Adam Thielen sort of slowed them down in 2022. Addison's past two years of football resulted in some grand numbers, including 98.7 yards and 1.0 touchdowns per game. That was as his team's top target -- imagine what he could be capable of in a pass-happy offense working opposite Justin Jefferson? Despite his smallish frame, Addison has 80-catch, 1,000-yard, seven-score potential this year and every year as long as he's working with Jefferson. That upside propels him to around 75th overall in PPR seasonal leagues and closer to 80th overall in non-PPR. However, because his upside figures to be blocked by Jefferson's play, Addison could be the fourth wideout -- and potentially the seventh-to-10th player -- taken in rookie-only drafts.

Though small in stature (5’11, 173 pounds), this rookie WR showed he’s a big-time playmaker in college that can immediately impact the Vikings.
Addison stands to fill the WR2 role vacated by Adam Thielen. He has a good shot at leading this year’s rookie WRs in scoring and makes for a solid pick on the WR3 fringe.
What We Learned Last YearAddison was selected 23rd overall in the draft.He spent two seasons at Pitt before transferring to USC in 2022.He broke out as a true freshman at age 18, with 60 catches, 666 yards, and 4 TDs in 2020.As a sophomore, Addison recorded 100 catches, 1,593 yards, and 17 TDs with now-Steelers QB Kenny Pickett. He ended the season as a member of the All-ACC first team and All-America first team, and received the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top WR.As a junior, he recorded 59 catches, 875 yards, and 8 TDs in 11 games. He missed two games with a left leg injury and the Cotton Bowl vs. Tulane with an ankle issue.Addison measured in at the NFL Combine at 5'11, 173 pounds, and recorded a 4.49-second 40 time.What to Expect in 2023The departure of WR Adam Thielen leaves Addison as the favorite to be the WR2 opposite superstar Justin Jefferson.The Vikings finished last season fifth in the NFL in pass rate, in their first year under HC Kevin O’Connell. Expect that kind of passing lean once again.Despite seeing his targets per game fall vs. the previous two years, Thielen still reached 107 targets last season – even while ranking just 57th among WRs in target share (adjusted for games missed). Thielen turned that into a WR30 PPR finish, even with poor yardage efficiency and a sub-10% TD rate.That presents a fairly easy path for Addison to score as a WR3 right away – at least.WR K.J. Osborn stands as primary competition. But the Vikings ran three WRs at the league’s eighth-highest rate last season. So both players should see the field plenty.Addison possesses strong separation and deep-ball receiving skills. He averaged a nice 14.3 yards per catch for his college career, with a high of 15.9 in 2021 with Pickett.

Addison was selected in the first round of April's draft. He's an undersized (173 pounds) slot receiver who was a big-time weapon at Pitt (including a 100-1,593-17 receiving line in 2021), but his usage dipped a bit in 2022 -- his lone season at USC (59-875-8). Addison's 29 career TDs (35 games) were second most in this rookie WR class and he cleaned up early-career drop woes in 2022. He underwhelmed athletically at the combine, which included a 4.49 40-yard dash at 173 pounds (85 speed score, third lowest among 50 WRs in this class), but he landed in a great spot as Justin Jefferson's running mate in a Vikings offense that ranks fifth in TDs over the past three seasons. Addison should play a ton out of the gate and is well worth a mid-to-late-round flier.

2023 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#92

PPR

#80

Half-PPR

#83

Superflex

#104

2023 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
64.5 841.1 4.5

2023 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#104

Pick 9.08

PPR

#84

Pick 7.12

Half-PPR

#84

Pick 7.12

Superflex

#104

Pick 9.08

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
Low

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