The return of Justin Jefferson to the fantasy football lineup may not happen as soon as Week 14, despite the high hopes among his managers. The Minnesota Vikings’ Monday night game against the Chicago Bears complicates matters for Jefferson’s fantasy managers due to the team’s cautious approach to his recovery.
On Tuesday, Jefferson took to social media to clarify that his health is his top priority and that fantasy football concerns would not influence his return. The Vikings opened Jefferson’s 21-day practice window on November 8, but they may keep him sidelined for the Monday night game in order to take advantage of the bye week that follows.
Vikings coach Kevin 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. Despite the significance of these games, O’Connell reiterated that Jefferson’s well-being takes precedence over the team’s short-term needs, focusing on solidifying their position in the playoffs and competing in the division without compromising Jefferson’s long-term career.