Justin Jefferson’s Dynasty Value | Fantasy Outlook, Ranking, and More

Does the Justin Jefferson dynasty conversation start and end with him as the clear 1.01? There's a discussion to be had at the top of the board.

Special. That is the word used most in the Justin Jefferson dynasty conversation… and it’s accurate. The Minnesota Vikings WR holds the NFL record for receiving yards by a player through two seasons, through three seasons, and now, through four.

That stat is amazing by itself, but it’s even more impactful when you recall that a hamstring injury cost Jefferson seven games in 2024. Simply put, nothing the NFL has thrown his way has slowed him down, making Jefferson a solid foundation on which to build a dynasty team.

Jefferson’s numbers — 60 games, 392 receptions, 5,899 yards, and 30 touchdowns — are straight out of a video game, with the difficulty turned way down. That said, dynasty fantasy football managers are all about looking through the windshield and not the rearview.

Can Jefferson continue to deliver game-breaking numbers, or is his stock at such a level that to consider moving him makes sense?

Justin Jefferson’s Dynasty Outlook

There are very few holes to poke in Jefferson’s résumé, and even the nits you’d pick are trending in the right direction — something I noted in my 124 fantasy football stats to know piece.

Jefferson first lit the world on fire during his final season at LSU — 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns — and wasted no time in impressing at the professional level.

Through six games in his career, Jefferson had already posted a trio of 100-yard games, a multi-touchdown effort, and made a game-breaking 71-yard catch. By the end of his rookie campaign, he was seeing over 10 targets per game (10+ in five of six to close out 2020) and was very clearly worth the pre-draft hype. And then some.

There’s little to no concern for Jefferson’s dynasty outlook moving forward, despite the questions regarding QB Kirk Cousins‘ future with the franchise. Jefferson proved that he can still put up elite numbers with lower-level QB play in 2023, which was perhaps the most impressive part of this past season.

Jefferson’s Dynasty Ranking

Where does Jefferson land in the dynasty WR landscape going into the 2024 offseason? Here are Soppe’s latest rankings, featuring where Jefferson lands in comparison to other top names at the position.

1) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN
2) Justin Jefferson | MIN
3) Tyreek Hill | MIA
4) CeeDee Lamb | DAL
5) Amon-Ra St. Brown | DET
6) A.J. Brown | PHI
7) Garrett Wilson | NYJ
8) Jaylen Waddle | MIA
9) Chris Olave | NO
10) Tee Higgins | CIN
11) Brandon Aiyuk | SF
12) Puka Nacua | LAR
13) DJ Moore | CHI
14) Nico Collins | HOU
15) Rashee Rice | KC
16) Michael Pittman Jr. | IND
17) Amari Cooper | CLE
18) Cooper Kupp | LAR
19) DeVonta Smith | PHI
20) Stefon Diggs | BUF

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My only knock on Jefferson is that we don’t have his quarterback situation locked in long term the way we do for Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase. For my money, Jefferson would be the better dynasty option if they were both dropped into identical situations over the next five seasons, but that’s not the case.

Chase offers a wider range of weekly outcomes due to a skill set that features more deep throws (one fewer career TD reception but 278 more yards gained on touchdowns). Still, his annual stability with his franchise QB already on the roster is something I prefer to bank on.

By no means does that make Jefferson a sell candidate. If anything, it could make him a buy after WR Tyreek Hill posted another big season with QB Tua Tagovailoa, and WR CeeDee Lamb looked like a game-wrecker for years to come.

Jefferson is a Tier 1 dynasty asset (regardless of position) and easily a top-five player in my 2024 fantasy football rankings. There’s no real reason to pivot off that ranking as we look long term — his skill set is nothing short of elite, and Jefferson’s cleared every hurdle put in front of him up to this point.

You’ve heard of CDs that you can buy from the bank? The idea is that they hold your money for a specified amount of time and reward you with favorable interest to a savings/checking account.

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Jefferson is as close to that as we have in fantasy football — a near-guarantee profit for as long as you hold onto him and something that you shouldn’t be cashing in early. You’re lucky to have Jefferson on your roster, now go take full advantage and win a title!

With the fantasy football season behind us, why not start preparing for your rookie drafts with our dynasty rookie rankings? Additionally, as you look to improve your team heading into 2024, our dynasty trade calculator can help you find the perfect deal to boost your championship chances.

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