Justin Jefferson closing in on his rookie numbers in yards

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During his rookie campaign of 2020, former LSU Tigers wide receiver Justin Jefferson took the league by storm. In his first season, Jefferson posted 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns with the Minnesota Vikings. This season, he looks to far exceed those numbers. He already has with the touchdown receptions.

Heading into the 15th game of the year against the Los Angeles Rams, Jefferson has accumulated 89 receptions, 1,335 yards, and nine touchdowns. He averages 15 yards per reception and 9.7 yards per target. Jefferson’s catch percentage sitting at 65%. More often than not, when it comes his way he will come down with it.

Jefferson’s remaining games:

Not exactly an easy schedule with all three remaining opponents being in the upper half of the NFL in terms of passing yards allowed. The plus for Jefferson is that both Chicago and Green Bay are two of the worst passing defenses in terms of passing touchdowns allowed. The Rams are No. 2 pass defense allowing just one touchdown per game. The Packers rank as No. 26 with 1.8 per game and the Bears are No. 29 with 1.9 per game.

We could still see plenty of Griddy dances in the final three weeks as the Vikings look to secure a spot in the NFL playoffs.

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