Justin Jefferson Injury Update Clouds 2021 Fantasy Outook

Justin Jefferson suffered an injury at Vikings training camp.
Justin Jefferson suffered an injury at Vikings training camp. / Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Updated (Saturday, 8/7/2021, 10:10 a.m. EST): Justin Jefferson is reportedly listed as day-to-day with a sprained AC joint. While the video of the injury did appear concerning, it seems like Jefferson will be just fine. This won't impact his fantasy value at all moving forward.

Justin Jefferson was the best rookie wide receiver in 2020. The former LSU star burst onto the NFL and fantasy football scene last year, hauling in 88 catches for 1,400 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Minnesota Vikings. Needless to say, the Vikings and fantasy managers alike are expecting huge things from the 22-year-old wideout in his sophomore campaign.

Justin Jefferson Injury

Although that sophomore season may have just taken a hit on Friday afternoon. While attempting to make a catch during a play at Vikings training camp, Jefferson came down hard on his shoulder/arm, and suffered an injury.

Justin Jefferson Fantasy Outlook

The extent or exact nature of the injury is not yet known, but it should be noted Jefferson stayed on the ground for several minutes before getting up and walking into the facility with the team's medical staff.

Losing Jefferson would be devastating to a Vikings' offense that plans to rely heavily on the talented young wideout this season.

Adam Thielen Fantasy

If he does miss any regular-season action, Adam Thielen would be in line for a significant uptick in volume while Jefferson is sidelined. Jefferson's absence would also create more looks for third-year breakout candidate Irv Smith Jr.

Still, until more information about the injury is released, there's nothing for fantasy managers to do. Everyone will just have to cross their fingers and hope Jefferson is alright.

The fantasy football community is expecting a huge season from Jefferson in 2021, evidenced by his WR7 ADP ranking. Jefferson checks in at No. 5 on The Duel's 2021 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.

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