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The Vikings are activating WR Justin Jefferson from IR. He's been out since Week 5 with a hamstring injury but should be ready to play after the team's Week 13 bye. We'll see who's playing QB when Minnesota returns.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) will not play vs. the Bears tonight, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Jefferson is "very close," per Pelissero, but the Vikings will continue to play it safe and hold him out through the Week 13 bye. "Jefferson is expected to be 100% after the bye, practice fully, and play Dec. 10 at Las Vegas," Pelissero adds. Fantasy teams that are all but assured a playoff spot at this point should take one more running at trading for Jefferson this week. He should be an easy WR1 from Week 14 on.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Bears after a limited week of practice. It's the same boat he's been in the past two weeks before ending up inactive. We'll look for further updates on Jefferson's status, but we're still expecting him to miss Monday night's game and return after Minnesota's Week 13 bye.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) remained limited in Friday's practice. He told reporters afterward that he's not sure if he'll play vs. the Bears on Monday night. "I'm not sure. We'll see," Jefferson said. "We're going to weigh the options correctly, making sure that I'm feeling well and prepared to play a game, and if I'm feeling good, I will play." We continue to expect Jefferson to sit out through Minnesota's Week 13 bye. But we'll see how he's listed on the final injury report tomorrow.

The Athletic's Dianna Russini confirms that Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) is not expected to play vs. the Bears on Monday night. That's been the vibe since HC Kevin O'Connell's comments earlier this week. Minnesota gets a Week 13 bye, and Jefferson should be ready to return for Week 14. We'll keep an eye on him the rest of this week, but he should remain on fantasy benches for now.

Vikings HC Kevin O'Connell said Monday that, "as of now," WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) is questionable for next Monday night's game vs. the Bears. "It's one of those things that knowing you have the bye, and knowing there are five critical (games) to come after that bye, we do have to be smart," O'Connell said. It sure sounds like Minnesota is leaning toward holding Jefferson out for one more game and bringing him back after the Week 13 bye. We'll keep you updated on the situation throughout the week.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer says the Vikings are considering holding out WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) through the Week 13 bye. Jefferson needs to be activated from IR next week if he's to be eligible to play again this season -- but the Vikings are not required to play him vs. the Bears next week. We'll keep you updated on Jefferson's status this coming week. He's obviously still worth holding in fantasy leagues of all shapes and sizes.

The Vikings are not activating WR Justin Jefferson off IR this weekend, meaning he won't play Sunday night against the Broncos. Minnesota will need to activate Jefferson for Week 12 -- or leave him on IR for the rest of the season. Jefferson got the "questionable" label on Friday's practice report, so we're assuming he'll be ready to play next week. But we'll certainly be watching for confirmation. Jefferson's continued absence leaves target share available for TE T.J. Hockenson, WR Jordan Addison, and others. It also hurts the upside of QB Joshua Dobbs.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game vs. the Broncos. Minnesota also listed Jefferson as questionable last week before ruling him out on Saturday. We'll see whether he's activated from IR this Saturday, but we're not expecting Jefferson to return for the Sunday nighter.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson appears unlikely to play Sunday against the Broncos. ESPN's Kevin Seifert reports that Jefferson is "continuing to ramp up" in his return from a hamstring injury "but would need to make a lot of quick progress to play Sunday night." That doesn't mean he's out for the week just yet. But you'll need to plan as though you won't have Jefferson in your fantasy lineup. We'll be watching throughout the rest of the week for more updates on the star WR. For now, we've knocked him out of our Week 11 WR rankings and adjusted the projections for teammates such as QB Joshua Dobbs (down) and TE T.J. Hockenson (up).

Vikings HC Kevin O'Connell wouldn't say Monday whether WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) will be back for Sunday night's game vs. the Broncos. Jefferson will continue to "ramp up" in practice, O'Connell said, after being limited last week. “Nobody wants to be out there more than Justin, maybe with the exception of me wanting him out there," O'Connell said. "But we’ll continue to be smart with Justin and know that when we do get him back, it’ll be a major boost." We'll keep you updated on Jefferson's status throughout the week.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) "close" to a return. "Jefferson spent the week jumping in practice drills and was seen sprinting without issue before Saturday's walk-thru," Rapoport adds. We'll keep an eye on Jefferson's status this coming week, but there's seemingly a chance that he returns for next Sunday night's game vs. the Broncos.

The Vikings have downgraded WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) to out for Sunday's game against the Saints and are not yet activating him from IR. They had officially listed him as questionable after Friday's practice, but this has been the expectation all week. We'll check in on Jefferson's status heading toward a Week 11 clash with the Broncos. That game's currently scheduled for Sunday night, which could challenge Jefferson's usability in fantasy lineups if he carries a questionable tag. Beyond that, we'll see whether the Week 13 starts to factor into the decision on when/whether to bring Jefferson back.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Saints. He was limited in practice all week after being designated to return from IR. HC Kevin O’Connell admitted Wednesday that Jefferson playing this week “would be a little aggressive,” so we’re still expecting him to miss this one. But we’ll let you know if that changes.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. But HC Kevin O'Connell confirmed that Jefferson is unlikely to play vs. the Saints this weekend. "We have a rough timetable," O'Connell said. [Playing this week] would be a little aggressive." We'll keep you updated on Jefferson's progress, but he should be on Week 10 fantasy benches for now.

The Vikings on Wednesday designated WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) to return from IR. That means he can return to practice any time, though it doesn't necessarily mean we'll see him on the field in any way this week. Minnesota has three weeks to either activate the wideout or rule him out for the season. Reports have already said we shouldn't expect Jefferson to play in Week 10. But this designation should mean that return is approaching. We'll continue updating whenever there's news on one of fantasy's (and the NFL's) biggest stars.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Vikings don't expect to get WR Justin Jefferson back from his hamstring injury this week. Jefferson is eligible to return for Sunday's game against the Saints after missing the past four contests. But it sounds like he'll need at least one more week of recovery time. That obviously leaves targets available for the other Minnesota pass catchers, albeit in a more difficult matchup than last week's vs. Atlanta.

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