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Justin Jefferson on Balancing Reality with Fantasy Football: Prioritizing Health and Well-Being


Nov 21, 2023

The return of Justin Jefferson to the fantasy football lineup may not be as soon as Week 14, despite high hopes among his managers. According to Stephania Bell, the Minnesota Vikings’ Monday night game against the Chicago Bears complicates matters for Jefferson’s fantasy managers.

The star wide receiver suffered a right hamstring injury in Week 5 and has been sidelined on injured reserve ever since. Both Jefferson and Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell have emphasized the need for him to return at 100% health before bringing him back into the lineup.

On Tuesday, Jefferson took to social media to make it clear that his health is his top priority and that fantasy football concerns would not influence his return. The Vikings have been cautious in their approach to Jefferson’s recovery, opening his 21-day practice window on November 8. They may keep him sidelined for the Monday night game against the Chicago Bears in order to take advantage of the bye week that follows.

O’Connell emphasized the importance of Jefferson’s long-term health and career, stating that they need to be smart about his return, especially with five crucial games coming up. He reiterated that Jefferson’s well-being takes precedence over the team’s short-term needs, despite the significance of the games ahead. The Vikings are focused on solidifying their position in the playoffs and competing in the division, but not at the expense of Jefferson’s long-term career.

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