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Tagged: Justin Jefferson (22 Results)


Vikings offense struggles again in preseason loss to Colts

The Minnesota Vikings lost Saturday’s preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, failing to produce an offensive touchdown in eight quarters of preseason football thus far. Quarterback KIRK COUSINS played sparingly, whileMore the Vikings rested running back DALVIN COOK and wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON. Wideout ADAM THIELEN played but left early after suffering a thigh bruise. Head coach Mike Zimmer admitted after the game that the starters may play in the third preseason game due to the offensive struggles. Less

Source: Minneapolis Tribune

Factoid: Losing vs. passing

I have heard the theory floated a few times over the last month that it can be a good thing to pick pass catchers from lesser teams. If a team is trailing often, the idea goes, it will be passing more, resulting in more catches, yards and touchdowns. It got me wondering if there’s any truth in the notion.  more »


Around the NFL: Minnesota Vikings

Justin Jefferson left practice with a shoulder injury today, creating doubt whether he’ll be fully healthy at the start of the season.  more »



Vikings add WR Westbrook to wideout mix

The Minnesota Vikings signed former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver DEDE WESTBROOK on Sunday. The 27-year-old wide receiver showed potential early in his career but suffered a season-ending knee injury in theMore second game of the 2020 season. Westbrook reunites with new Vikings receivers coach Kennan McCardell, who has coached him his entire NFL career thus far. Westbrook is expected to compete for the No. 3 receiver role behind fellow wideouts ADAM THIELEN and JUSTIN JEFFERSON. Less

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Factoid: Super Bowl favorites

The odds indicate Kansas City and Tampa Bay are the teams most likely to play in the Super Bowl. That’s reasonable enough, with both rosters looking stacked and both teams having gotten there last year. But history suggests it’s far more likely some unheralded team will emerge.   more »


Factoid: Justin Jefferson

Who’s up for some Justin Jefferson? He had a pretty awesome rookie year, but at the same time, he’ll likely see more attention from opposing defenses.   more »


Factoid: Justin Jefferson

When a rookie receiver puts up good numbers (like Justin Jefferson last year) the natural tendency is to assume he’s on his way to stardom. That he’ll get even better in his second season, having had a chance to adapt to the pro game and develop a better rapport with his quarterback. But that’s not generally how it tends to play out on the field.  more »



Vikings WR Jefferson breaks rookie record

Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON set a new Super Bowl-era (since 1966) record in Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions. The rookie wideout finished the 2020 season with 1,400 receiving yards,More breaking the previous record of 1,377 set by Anquan Boldin back in 2003. Jefferson also passed Minnesota Hall of Famer Randy Moss’ franchise rookie receiving record in Sunday’s game. While the Vikings missed the playoffs this year, Jefferson had an impressive season in both real football and our game. Less

Source: Team Website

Dynasty Leagues: Long-term WR rankings

Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb were the first three wide receivers chosen in last year’s draft. But as we near the end of their rookie seasons, it looks like other teams found better wide receivers later on.  more »



Vikings WR Jefferson the next Randy Moss?

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in his rookie season, doing so in style on his seventh career touchdown in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jefferson,More the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, became the second Vikings rookie to ever record 1,000 receiving yards. The first, of course, was Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss. Less

Source: Team Website

Dynasty Leagues: Long-term WR rankings

DK Metcalf keeps racking up big games. If you were starting a dynasty league today, he would probably be the first wide receiver you would select. He’s only 22 years old.  more »



Cousins, Jefferson lead Vikings comeback vs. Panthers

Veteran quarterback KIRK COUSINS threw 3 touchdowns in Sunday’s comeback win against the Carolina Panthers. While Cousins spread the ball around (4 receivers caught 7 passes each) his preference in the end zone was rookie wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON, who caught 2 touchdown passes in the game.

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Factoid: I got a Thielen

Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson have been putting up strong numbers for Minnesota. Thielen averages 71 yards and has scored 4 touchdowns, while Jefferson averages 87 yards, with 1 touchdown. They should keep things going at Seattle this week.   more »


Ask the Experts: Who will be best of the rookie wideouts?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Which rookie wideout will have the best career?  more »


Podcast: September 29 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Moishe Steigmann and Justin Eleff work the waiver wire after Week 3 of the NFL regular season. Sponsored by Affordable Trophies.  more »


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