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News: 5 days agoJefferson hauled in all three of his targets for 44 receiving yards during Sunday's 28-11 loss to the Colts.
Spin: The first-round rookie wideout fielded 69 percent of Minnesota's offensive snaps Week 1 against Green Bay, but he came away with only two catches for 26 yards, even with the Vikings trailing by two possessions for the entirety of the second half. Jefferson produced a 22-yard gain just before the half Sunday against Indianapolis, but it only amounted to a Hail-Mary chuck for his team as the Vikings were left at midfield with one second on the second-quarter clock after spiking the ball. Working within what has been anything but an explosive passing attack through two weeks -- the Minnesota offense has totaled 372 passing yards with two combined touchdowns -- Jefferson's upside is seemingly capped going into a Week 3 matchup against the Titans.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Minnesota used the 22nd pick of April's draft to select Jefferson ' the de facto replacement for Stefon Diggs. Jefferson is 6-foot-1, 202 pounds with outstanding ball skills and contested-catch ability. The former LSU Tiger also has decent wheels (4.43 40), though he doesn't stand out in terms of perimeter separation or against press, which helps explain why he aligned in the slot 90% of the time in 2019. With only Adam Thielen ahead of him on the depth chart, Jefferson won't be short of playing time as a rookie, which isn't new for the player who paced the FBS with 111 receptions in 2019. Jefferson's 83% catch rate and 18 touchdowns were best in this year's rookie class. Jefferson's short-term upside will be limited by Minnesota's run-heavy offense, but he's still worth a late-round pick.