Jefferson, who suffered a strained right hamstring injury in the team’s 27-20 loss to Chiefs in Week 5, had not missed an NFL game since he was drafted. Although Jefferson is eager to return to the field and Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell has taken a long-term approach to the health of his star wideout, NFL fantasy players are not pleased with Jefferson’s absence.
Jefferson, however, is not worried in the slightest bit about his impact in fantasy football.
“My health is wayyyy more important than you winning your fantasy games. It doesn’t matter how many times y’all flood my dms talking about me selling your team. I DONT CARE😂,” Jefferson tweeted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday.
The Vikings (6-5) will host the Bears (3-8) on Monday Night Football. O’Connell told reporters on Monday that Jefferson currently remains “questionable” for Minnesota’s Week 12 NFC North clash.
My health is wayyyy more important than you winning your fantasy games. It doesn’t matter how many times y’all flood my dms talking about me selling your team. I DONT CARE😂— JJETS✈️ (@JJettas2) November 21, 2023
“That [bye week] will definitely go into the decision-making process [on Jefferson’s status]," O'Connell said. “It’s one of those things, knowing you have the bye and have five critical opportunities after the bye we do have to be smart.”
However, it is worth noting that the franchise started Jefferson’s 21-day practice window on Nov. 8 after sitting on the injured reserve list for four weeks. The Vikings have eight days to activate the All-Pro wide receiver or the franchise will have to shut Jefferson down for the rest of the season.