Justin Jefferson
WR MIN (7)
Sun 1/9/22 6:05 PM

Jefferson recorded five receptions on seven targets for 107 yards in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Bears.
EDGE Analysis
The Vikings possessed the ball for only 23 minutes in the game, which limited volume for all of their skill-position players. Even so, Jefferson tore through the Bears' secondary to record big gains of 45, 26 and 25 yards -- the first of which went for his 10th touchdown of the season. Jefferson concluded the campaign with 1,616 receiving yards on 110 receptions, solidifying his status as one of the top receivers in the league.

Justin Jefferson
WR MIN (7)
Mon 1/3/22 1:14 AM

Jefferson had six receptions (11 targets) for 58 yards in Sunday's 37-10 loss to Green Bay.
EDGE Analysis
The lack of Kirk Cousins (illness) really hurt the entire offense, as the Packers' defense keyed in on the Vikings' top offensive weapons with the unproven Sean Mannion under center. Jefferson still produced a usable fantasy line, but this was on the lower end of his usual production. The 22-year-old phenom now has 103 receptions, 1,509 yards and nine touchdowns through 16 games. The Vikings were eliminated from playoff contention, so it will be interesting to see if Cousins is able to return for a Week 18 matchup against Chicago with no playoff implications.

Justin Jefferson
WR MIN (7)
Sun 12/26/21 5:42 PM

Jefferson recorded eight receptions on 12 targets for 116 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Rams.
EDGE Analysis
Even with Adam Thielen back in the mix, Jefferson managed to record double-digit targets for the fourth consecutive game. He recorded a number of big catches that went for gains of 34, 21, 16 and 16 yards to notch his sixth 100-yard performance of the season. The only thing missing from the effort was a touchdown, though Jefferson had found the end zone in each of the team's last three contests. Jefferson will enter the team's Week 17 matchup against Green Bay only four receptions short of the century mark.

Justin Jefferson
WR MIN (7)
Mon 12/20/21 11:47 PM

Jefferson brought in four of 10 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 17-9 win over the Bears on Monday night.
EDGE Analysis
Jefferson was seemingly set up for another busy night with Adam Thielen (ankle) sitting out the contest, but the second-year star had one of his more pedestrian performances. With Kirk Cousins frequently under duress and only dropping back 24 times overall, Jefferson was still targeted very heavily but found the going surprisingly difficult against a very short-handed Bears secondary. Nevertheless, he did extend his streak of double-digit target games to three, and his 12-yard scoring grab in the latter portion of the first quarter also gave him three consecutive contests with a touchdown. Jefferson has another tough assignment awaiting in Week 16 against a talented Rams secondary.

Justin Jefferson
WR MIN (7)
Fri 12/10/21 12:21 AM

Jefferson brought in seven of 15 targets for 79 yards and lost four yards on one rush in the Vikings' 36-28 win over the Steelers on Thursday night.
EDGE Analysis
Jefferson logged a team-high amount of targets with Adam Thielen (ankle) unavailable, and although he wasn't at his most efficient with them, he still found a way to make a sizable fantasy impact. The second-year wideout's 14-yard touchdown grab late in the first quarter pushed his season total to eight, a new career high. Jefferson has also now logged double-digit targets in four of the last five games, supporting the notion Thursday's heavy workload wasn't strictly due to Thielen's absence. Jefferson should once again have a prominent role in a Week 15 Monday night clash against the Bears on Dec. 20.

Justin Jefferson
WR MIN (7)
Sun 12/5/21 4:56 PM

Jefferson corralled 11 of 14 targets for 182 yards and a touchdown Sunday, adding four yards on one carry and an incomplete pass on a failed trick play in a 29-27 loss to Detroit.
EDGE Analysis
Adam Thielen (ankle) was knocked out of the contest on the Vikings' first offensive possession, leaving Jefferson to shoulder the majority of the receiving workload. The 22-year-old continued his recent run of elite production, averaging an impressive 144.3 yards per game with three total touchdowns over his last four contests. Thielen's status for Thursday's matchup against the Steelers is currently unclear, but given the quick turnaround, Jefferson may be asked to carry the receiving unit yet again.

Justin Jefferson
WR MIN (7)
Sun 11/28/21 10:37 PM

Jefferson caught four of nine passes for 83 yards in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the 49ers.
EDGE Analysis
While it wasn't the cleanest performance, Jefferson still led the Vikings in receiving yards, although he took a back seat to Adam Thielen (two TDs on the day) in the red zone. Jefferson has topped 80 yards in seven of his last nine games, giving him a very solid floor to complement his sky-high ceiling heading into a Week 13 clash with the Lions.

Justin Jefferson
WR MIN (7)
Sun 11/21/21 4:49 PM

Jefferson posted eight receptions (10 targets) for 169 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Packers.
EDGE Analysis
Fresh off of setting a new season high in receiving yards last week, Jefferson wasted no time in raising his personal high-water mark yet again. It was also the 22-year-old's first multi-score game of the season, bringing his totals up to 63 receptions, 944 yards and six touchdowns through 10 contests. The red-hot Jefferson will be the beneficiary of a favorable matchup against the 49ers next Sunday.

Justin Jefferson
WR MIN (7)
Sun 11/14/21 9:11 PM

Jefferson caught nine of 11 targets for 143 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Chargers.
EDGE Analysis
The second-year receiver set a new season high in receiving yards while leading the Vikings in yards, catches and targets by a wide margin, but it was Tyler Conklin who wound up on the end of both of Kirk Cousins' touchdown passes. Jefferson will look to keep rolling in Week 11 against the Packers.

Justin Jefferson
WR MIN (7)
Sun 11/7/21 5:33 PM

Jefferson secured three of five targets for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 34-31 overtime loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also rushed once for 11 yards.
EDGE Analysis
Jefferson looked like he might be on his way to a prolific performance when he hauled in a 50-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins early in the first quarter, but he disappointingly produced just a 2-19-0 line the rest of the way. Jefferson now is in a two-game funk that's seen him post just a combined five receptions for 90 yards and the one score, and he'll have an uphill battle to snap out of it against a stingy Chargers secondary in a Week 10 road matchup.