Van Jefferson
Van Jefferson
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Rams
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The 2020 second-round selection is a smooth route runner with soft hands and NFL size (6-1, 200). His collegiate numbers don't jump off the page, but last year's 13.4 yards per reception and six touchdowns over 12 games shouldn't be viewed outside the context of Florida's offense, either. The Gators ranked 97th in offensive plays per game and spread the ball around, with seven players catching at least 25 passes. The Rams also have an opening for him after trading Brandin Cooks to Houston. Jefferson's set to battle Josh Reynolds for playing time as the third receiver behind Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, and the rookie's fantasy value should rise for the 2021 campaign with Kupp and Reynolds both in the final year of their rookie contracts. The son of Shawn Jefferson, a 13-year pro and current receivers coach with the Jets, he has a murky 2020 outlook with so much offseason uncertainty. Jefferson also underwent surgery in March to repair a fracture in his right foot, so monitoring his status leading into the season will be important. Read Past Outlooks
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#308.27
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$Signed a four-year, $5.61 million contract with the Rams in July of 2020.
Role is probably secure
WRLos Angeles Rams
May 4, 2021
Jefferson should continue to see his role increased in the passing game next season, even with the selection of Tutu Atwell in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
While Los Angeles did make Atwell its first selection in the draft, he's probably not going to impact Jefferson's expected growth in his second season in the league. Atwell definitely could cut into Jefferson's snap and target share, but Jefferson flashed potential as a rookie and has the acumen to be a reliable receiver this season -- especially in a possession, move-the-chains role.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Van Jefferson's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
21.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.34
 
% Team Air Yards
9.3%
 
% Team Targets
5.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
61.3%
 
Drop Rate
3.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.7
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Van Jefferson Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Van Jefferson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
32.75 in
 
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Finds end zone in playoff loss
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 16, 2021
Jefferson recorded six receptions on seven targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' divisional-round loss to the Packers on Saturday.
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Opportunity knocks Saturday
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 16, 2021
With Cooper Kupp (knee) inactive, Jefferson is a candidate for added opportunities in Saturday's playoff game against the Packers, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
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Only plays on special teams
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 11, 2021
Jefferson didn't play an offensive snap during Saturday's 30-20 win over Seattle.
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Hits 50 receiving yards sans Kupp
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 3, 2021
Jefferson reeled in four of eight targets for 50 yards during Sunday's 18-7 win against the Cardinals.
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Potential starting role awaits
WRLos Angeles Rams
December 30, 2020
Jefferson is expected to see regular snaps in three-receiver sets Sunday against the Cardinals with Cooper Kupp (illness) ruled out for the contest, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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