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 Stats > Van Jefferson  
 
Wide Receiver, Atlanta Falcons

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Draft: 2020 Round 2 (25)
College: Florida
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 200 DOB: 1996-07-26 Age: 27

Season Stats
FFToday PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2020 LAR 16 31 19 220 11.6 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 46.9 2.9
2021 LAR 17 89 50 802 16.0 6 2 20 10.0 0 168.2 9.9
2022 LAR 11 44 24 369 15.4 3 0 0 - 0 78.9 7.2
2023 ATL 10 31 14 164 11.7 0 1 4 4.0 0 30.8 3.1
2023 (Projected) ATL     45 615 13.7 4 0 0 - 0 130.5  

2023 Outlook
Depth Chart
After posting a 50-802-6 line in his sophomore campaign, Jefferson looked like he was on the cusp of becoming a 1,000-yard receiver for Stafford and company. Instead, he underwent knee surgery early in training camp and wouldn't make his 2022 debut until Oct. 30, meaning he only shared the huddle with Kupp and Stafford for three games. Even taking that into account, the results weren't pretty for the Florida product as he finished the season with just 24 catches for 369 yards and 3 TDs.

Jefferson is entering a critical time in his young career as he'll be a free agent after the season and could be in line for a payday if he can stay healthy and prove he's a legitimate starting NFL receiver. Looking at the depth chart after Kupp, there's nothing standing between Jefferson and a major role -- he finished second on the club in receiving in 2021, and that was when he had to share snaps with Robert Woods and Odell Beckham Jr., so his ceiling should be higher in 2023. He'd be an interesting late-round flier as your fifth or sixth fantasy wideout.

Other names to know at the position include Ben Skowronek, who looked like a poor man's Kupp last season with 39 receptions for 376 yards in 14 games before a calf injury put him on the shelf, and Tutu Atwell, a 2021 second-round pick that has done precious little since being drafted. Veteran Demarcus Robinson was also signed after a 48-catch season with the Ravens, and he seems like a fallback option in case none of the younger receivers step up. Nobody here is worth drafting.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Drake London
WR2WR2 Van Jefferson
WR3WR3 Mack Hollins
WR4WR4 Scotty Miller
WR5WR5 KhaDarel Hodge
WR6WR6 Josh Ali
WR7WR7 Penny Hart
Falcons Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Drake London to miss Week 9, groin injury
Missed practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 3, 12:58 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons injury report: Drake London among three Falcons ruled out of Week 9 clash vs. Vikings. (Scott Bair on X)

FFToday's Take: The Falcons and new starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke will be without their best receiver against the Vikings. Expect Mack Hollins, Van Jefferson and Cordarrelle Patterson to have bigger roles along with tight ends Kyle Pitts and Jonnu Smith. However, only one or possibly two are likely to be fantasy worthy given Arthur Smith's offensive scheme.


Injury Rams place Cooper Kupp on IR, out four games
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 9, 2:01 pm

Source: The #Rams are placing star WR Cooper Kupp on Injured Reserve to give him time for his hamstring to heal. Not a surprise, as coach Sean McVay acknowledged this was a possibility this week. He’s out four games. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kupp aggravated his hamstring injury last week and has been traveling across the country looking for answers. Without Kupp, the Rams are lacking stable receiving talent at wideout with Van Jefferson, Tutu Atwell and rookie Puka Nacua expected to be the top three options against the Seahawks in Week 1.


Injury Cooper Kupp out for Week 1
Hamstring injury is still cause for concern
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 6, 4:22 pm

Cooper Kupp will be out on Sunday, per Sean McVay. "Not much more information...just dealing with some soft tissue stuff." While McVay did not clarify the nature of the specialist Cooper Kupp saw in Minnesota, he said team is "opening every avenue" to understand whether hamstring feeling related to soft-tissue injury or even possible nerve issue. "There's just a lot of gray behind this." (Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We didn't expect Kupp to play Week 1 but this is starting to feel like an issue that may linger for some time. McVay didn't rule out Kupp going on Injured Reserve. The way it stands now, Van Jefferson, Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell are the top three widouts for Matthew Stafford. You can bet tight end Tyler Higbee will be heavily involved as well, with Kupp sidelined.



2023 Gamelog Stats
FFToday PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SEA W 30-13 5 4 24 6.0 0 0 0 - 0 6.4
2 SF L 23-30 4 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
3 at CIN L 16-19 3 1 46 46.0 0 1 4 4.0 0 6.0
4 at IND W 29-23 3 2 29 14.5 0 0 0 - 0 4.9
6 WAS L 16-24 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
7 at TB W 16-13 2 1 5 5.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.5
8 at TEN L 23-28 5 3 24 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.4
9 MIN L 28-31 4 1 14 14.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.4
10 at ARI L 23-25 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
12 NO W 24-15 2 1 13 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.3

2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
9 at TB L 13-16 5 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
10 ARI L 17-27 3 3 27 9.0 1 0 0 - 0 11.7
11 at NO L 20-27 5 3 41 13.7 0 0 0 - 0 7.1
12 at KC L 10-26 6 3 29 9.7 1 0 0 - 0 11.9
13 SEA L 23-27 4 2 39 19.5 0 0 0 - 0 5.9
14 LV W 17-16 4 2 44 22.0 1 0 0 - 0 12.4
15 at GB L 12-24 2 2 32 16.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.2
16 DEN W 51-14 5 3 19 6.3 0 0 0 - 0 4.9
17 at LAC L 10-31 3 3 77 25.7 0 0 0 - 0 10.7
18 at SEA L 16-19 7 3 61 20.3 0 0 0 - 0 9.1

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CHI W 34-14 3 2 80 40.0 1 0 0 - 0 16.0
2 at IND W 27-24 3 1 14 14.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.4
3 TB W 34-24 6 4 42 10.5 0 0 0 - 0 8.2
4 ARI L 20-37 6 6 90 15.0 1 0 0 - 0 21.0
5 at SEA W 26-17 4 1 16 16.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
6 at NYG W 38-11 4 3 19 6.3 0 0 0 - 0 4.9
7 DET W 28-19 7 4 43 10.8 1 0 0 - 0 14.3
8 at HOU W 38-22 6 3 88 29.3 0 0 0 - 0 11.8
9 TEN L 16-28 7 3 41 13.7 0 0 0 - 0 7.1
10 at SF L 10-31 7 3 54 18.0 0 0 0 - 0 8.4
12 at GB L 28-36 9 3 93 31.0 1 0 0 - 0 18.3
13 JAC W 37-7 8 6 41 6.8 1 0 0 - 0 16.1
14 at ARI W 30-23 3 2 58 29.0 1 1 10 10.0 0 14.8
15 SEA W 20-10 2 2 23 11.5 0 1 10 10.0 0 5.3
16 at MIN W 30-23 6 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
17 at BAL W 20-19 5 4 63 15.8 0 0 0 - 0 10.3
18 SF L 24-27 3 2 31 15.5 0 0 0 - 0 5.1
WC ARI W 34-11 1 1 41 41.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.1
DP at TB W 30-27 3 2 29 14.5 0 1 15 15.0 0 6.4
CC SF W 20-17 5 2 9 4.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
SB at CIN W 23-20 8 4 23 5.8 0 0 0 - 0 6.3
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

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