Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings (6-9) enter a matchup against the Detroit Lions (5-10) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Ford Field on a three-game losing streak.

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Week 17 Projections

Jefferson is projected to score 11.9 fantasy points in Week 17 against Detroit. The Lions are the 32nd-ranked team in fantasy points allowed and 32nd-ranked against wide receivers. Fantasy owners should be content with Jefferson as a WR-play this week, he ranks third among receivers for the upcoming slate. The Lions are 30th in the league in passing defense, allowing 291.7 yards per game.

Receiver Projected Fantasy Ranks for Week 17
Rank Name Week 17 Projected Fantasy Points
1 Davante Adams 14.3
2 Calvin Ridley 13.1
3 Justin Jefferson 11.9
4 A.J. Brown 11.8
5 Stefon Diggs 11.7

Projected fantasy points and data in this article reflect data from SportsData.io as of December 30, 2020, 6:20 AM ET.

Season Fantasy Ranking

Jefferson is the 42nd-highest scoring player overall in fantasy football this season, much higher than his average draft position of 124. On the field this season, Jefferson has reeled in 79 passes for 1,267 yards (16 yards per reception) and scored seven touchdowns.

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Justin Jefferson Weekly Performance

Week Opponent Opp. Pos. Rank Fantasy Points
16 NO 17 8.5
15 CHI 4 10.4
14 TB 24 5.9
13 JAX 28 18.3
12 CAR 6 19
11 DAL 31 14.6
10 CHI 2 13.5
9 DET 19 6.4
8 GB 12 2.6
6 ATL 26 30.6
5 SEA 32 2.3
4 HOU 11 10.3
3 TEN 18 23.5
2 IND 27 4.4
1 GB 15 (2019) 2.6

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