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Van Jefferson
ADP: 77.7
Bye: 1
Experience: 4
Age: 27.5
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
40 Time: 4.39
Speed Score: 109.20

Van Jefferson's Weekly Outlook

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.3 47.7 0.3 6.5

Van Jefferson's 2024 Projections & Outlook

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# Wide Receiver

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Basic StatsVan Jefferson's Preseason Player Analysis

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Bottom Line

Jefferson has been just OK through three NFL seasons.

He heads to training camp as the favorite for the Rams’ No. 2 WR job but will need to hold off Tutu Atwell, rookie Puka Nacua, Demarcus Robinson, and Ben Skowronek.

If he does so, Jefferson could be a useful depth piece for fantasy teams.


What We Learned Last Year
  • Jefferson underwent left knee surgery early last August and missed the first six games.
  • He played limited snaps the next three games, totaling just three catches on eight targets.
  • Jefferson stepped back into a full-time role over the final eight games of the season and compiled:
    • 36 targets
    • 21 catches
    • 342 yards
    • 2 TDs
  • He ranked 44th among WRs in PPR points over that span and 40th in non-PPR.
  • Jefferson drew 16.8% of Rams targets across those eight games.
  • WR Cooper Kupp missed all eight of those games. WR Allen Robinson missed the final seven.
  • QB Matt Stafford left Week 11 early and then missed the final seven games of the season. QBs Baker Mayfield, John Wolford, and Bryce Perkins all played over those final seven games.
  • The Rams averaged just 141 passing yards and 0.7 passing TDs per game over the final seven.
  • Among 96 WRs with 40+ targets last season, Jefferson ranked:
    • 56th in Pro Football Focus receiving grade
    • 70th in yards per route run
  • Jefferson tallied a 50-802-6 line in a healthy 2021, finishing 36th among WRs in total PPR points and 56th in points per game.
  • Jefferson drew 14.8% of Rams targets that year, playing alongside Kupp for the whole year, Robert Woods for the first half of the year, and Odell Beckham for the second.

What to Expect in 2023
  • The Rams traded WR Allen Robinson, who saw 52 targets in 10 games last year, to the Steelers.
  • WRs Cooper Kupp, Tutu Atwell, and Ben Skowronek return. Los Angeles added fifth-round rookie Puka Nacua and free-agent Demarcus Robinson to the WR corps.
  • Jefferson looks like the favorite – but certainly not a lock – for the No. 2 WR job.
  • The Rams have ranked top-16 in total WR PPR points in all six of HC Sean McVay’s seasons, including four top-4 finishes. So there are potential fantasy points to be had here.

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Drake London, WR ATL

1:04pm EDT 11/3/23

Drake London out for Week 9

Falcons WR Drake London (groin) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Vikings. That leaves Atlanta with WRs Van Jefferson, KhaDarel Hodge, Mack Hollins, and Scotty Miller. Seriously. TEs Kyle Pitts and Jonnu Smith should draw more targets with London out. RBs Bijan Robinson and Cordarrelle Patterson could also play expanded roles in the passing game.

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The Rams traded WR Van Jefferson and a 2025 seventh-round pick to the Falcons for a 2025 sixth-rounder, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jefferson played just two snaps for Los Angeles last week with WR Cooper Kupp back. He'll find opportunity for playing time in Atlanta, with Mack Hollins currently serving as the No. 2 WR. But, considering WR Drake London and TE Kyle Pitts have struggled to find enough volume, Jefferson is a long shot for fantasy relevance.

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The Rams will place WR Cooper Kupp (hamstring) on IR, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That knocks Kupp out for at least the first four games of the season. Hopefully he's ready to go come Week 5 and the hamstring trouble doesn't resurface. Kupp is certainly worth stashing in all fantasy leagues. Van Jefferson figures to operate as Los Angeles' No. 1 WR with Kupp out. We'll see how the WR corps shakes out behind him. TE Tyler Higbee should also see a bunch of targets sans Kupp.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday that Rams WR Cooper Kupp (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 1 vs. the Seahawks. The veteran wideout sustained a setback in rehabbing his hamstring late last week and sought the insight of a specialist in Minnesota on Monday. In speaking on 'NFL Live', Schefter added that Rams HC Sean McVay has not ruled out the possibility that Kupp could be placed on IR. Kupp's absence for Week 1 was a somewhat expected move. The real risk now is that a stint on IR would mean that the fantasy star would miss the first four games of 2023 at a minimum. Managers looking to replace Kupp could look to Van Jefferson, as he's now the presumed Rams WR1. We'll continue to monitor this situation as more information becomes available regarding a potential prolonged absence.

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The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue wrote recently that Rams WR Van Jefferson would take over as the team's WR1 should teammate Cooper Kupp (hamstring) not play in Week 1. HC Sean McVay shared on Thursday that Kupp's game status is uncertain after the veteran suffered a setback in his injury recovery the same day. The season-long fantasy impact of this news may not be much, but take note of Jefferson as someone to look at for relief in deeper leagues or certain DFS formats. See where these Rams wideouts appear in our current WR rankings.

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