Vikings Fantasy Football Recap: Week 2 vs the Eagles

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Justin Jefferson – WR

Throw away everything you saw on Monday night. Justin Jefferson is still very much sitting at the top of the wide receiver food chain.

While the Vikings’ most explosive playmaker of at least the last decade struggled against the Eagles, the only way he doesn’t rebound next week is if he doesn’t play. Philadelphia has one of the best secondary units in the league since trading for C.J. Gardner-Johnson. A lot of elite wide receivers will encounter the same challenges.

Jefferson hit a speed bump in Week 2, finishing the contest with six receptions for only 48 yards on 12 targets, which is his lowest output in the Kevin O’Connell era. If history is any indication of the future, Jefferson will bounce back in a major way.

No one needs advice on how Jefferson should be deployed in fantasy football. He remains an elite WR1 with game-breaking upside every week.