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Justin Jefferson Placed on IR, Reportedly Won't Rush Back from Injury



Things went from zero to twenty, and then all the way up to a hundred overnight Monday into Tuesday, with fantasy managers waking up to news that the best player in their lineups would be out for at least four weeks with a hamstring injury. Evidently, things are bad enough that the team felt it necessary to move him to IR without hesitation. That would suggest that Jefferson could miss a few games beyond the four weeks he’s slated to miss – no team would move arguably their best player to IR in such a short time frame unless there was a clear and definite chance for him to miss an extended period of time. In his absence, it’s the expectation that K.J. Osborn and rookie Jordan Addison could see expanded roles in the Vikings offense. However, don’t be surprised if Minnesota would start to lean a bit heavier on the ground game to make up for what they lost with Jefferson being sidelined for the foreseeable future.

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