Sidelined since Week 5 with hamstring strain
Kevin O’Connell termed WR Justin Jefferson as “questionable” for next Monday’s game vs. Bears. He also acknowledged “we do have to be smart” about bringing him back, knowing the Vikings have their bye the following week and could get add a “free” week to his 21-day window. (ESPN.com – Kevin Seifert)
Nerdy Football Analysis: The “free” week may be the deciding factor here, as Minnesota will probably decide it is better to be 100 percent sure about Jefferson’s hamstring than risk a setback. Fantasy managers probably need to see Jefferson log a full practice at some point this week to have any realistic hope of seeing him on the field in Week 12. The other problem here is the Vikings playing on Monday night. While Jefferson is most definitely worth the wait, the early signs point to the stud wideout not returning until Week 14.