Justin Jefferson 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook: Can Vikings WR Improve Upon Historic Rookie Year?

Here’s The Game Day’s Justin Jefferson 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook.

Justin Jefferson 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Justin Jefferson 2020 Fantasy Football Recap

Justin Jefferson had a historic 2020 campaign with the Minnesota Vikings, breaking Anquan Boldin’s record for most receiving yards by a rookie with 1,400. Despite not technically starting the first two games of the season, he caught 88 of his 125 targets and scored seven touchdowns. Jefferson saw a massive 25.8% target share in his first NFL season.


Justin Jefferson 2020 Fantasy Football Ranking (PPR)

41st Overall, WR9

Justin Jefferson 2020 Stats:

  • 125 targets
  • 88 receptions
  • 1,400 yards
  • 7 touchdowns
  • 11.2 yards per target
  • 15.9 yards per reception
  • 16 games

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Justin Jefferson 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Jefferson will look to build on a very successful rookie season where he led all Vikings receivers in targets and target share. Together, Jefferson and Adam Thielen saw 233 targets for a 48% target share. Chad Beebe had the third-highest target share amongst Minnesota wide receivers at 6.2%. The Vikings didn’t target the position until the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, suggesting both Jefferson and Thielen will continue to be target hogs this season.

Jefferson didn’t start until Week 3 of his rookie campaign, as Olabisi Johnson had the role opposite Thielen in Weeks 1 and 2. From Week 3 on, Jefferson averaged 8.5 targets per game, tied for 10th-most in the NFL. Expect much of the same in 2021, especially as defenses load up the box to stop two-time Pro Bowl RB Dalvin Cook.


Justin Jefferson 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Value (PPR)

The former LSU standout made the most of his opportunities last season. Despite finishing at No. 18 in targets, he churned out the fourth-most receiving yards among wide receivers. The Vikings didn’t add much talent to the wide receiver room this offseason, so there’s no reason to think Jefferson can’t duplicate and potentially improve upon his production from 2020.

Draft him with confidence as a top-10 wide receiver this season.

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  • Celtics +300 to win NBA Title

    The Boston Celtics are +300 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics are +300 ahead of their home date with the Warriors for Game 6. We will see a considerable odds shift if the Celtics can win Game 6 on their homecourt. Boston was +310 after Game 5.

  • Celtics vs. Warriors over/under listed at 210

    The over/under for Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors is listed at 210, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The total for this contest sits at 210, down from the 210.5 it opened at. 60 percent of the public action has come on the over.

  • Warriors -400 to win NBA Championship

    The Golden State Warriors are -400 to win the NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    Golden State now sits at a prohibitive -400 to win the NBA Championship. For comparison, Stephen Curry MVP is -360. Andrew Wiggins, the dark horse to steal the award with a big close-out game, sits at +2000.

  • Celtics +310 to win NBA Championship

    The Boston Celtics are +310 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics peaked as high as high as -230 prior to Game 3 and now sit at an attractive +310. Boston entered the season at +4000. The odds could swing wildly again if Boston wins Game 6.

  • Warriors vs. Celtics over/under listed at 210.5

    The over/under for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics is listed at 210.5, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The total for this contest sits at 210.5, down from the 212.5 it opened at. 72 percent of the public action has come on the over.