Van Jefferson Fantasy Outlook Points to Boom-Or-Bust Value in 2020
By Max Staley
Under head coach Sean McVay, the Los Angeles Rams have been notorious for their extensive use of 11 personnel, which features three wide receiver sets. It looked like Josh Reynolds was poised to grab that WR3 role, but the Rams added Van Jefferson in Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft, which muddles things a bit.
Likely competing with Reynolds for a starting job, Jefferson's fantasy football outlook will be difficult to project for the 2020 season.
Van Jefferson Fantasy Football Value
Whichever wideout ultimately wins that role will be set up for a really productive 2020 campaign.
Last season, Jared Goff's 626 pass attempts were tied for a league high. With Cooks and Todd Gurley now out of the picture, there will be 121 vacated targets up for grabs in Los Angeles. Though the passing offense took a step back from an efficiency standpoint, that kind of opportunity could create plenty of value.
Reynolds didn't exactly run away with the job through his two starts in 2019, totaling 6 receptions for 104 yards. Jefferson certainly has a chance to beat him out, coming off a solid 2019 campaign at Florida that saw him tally 657 yards and 6 scores.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding his role in the offense, Jefferson won't be much more than a late-round flier in 2020 fantasy drafts. But he does carry some upside if he earns the No. 3 job. Jefferson checks in as the No. 19 overall player in our post-draft rookie dynasty rankings.
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