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How to handle Van Jefferson injury in the 2022 NFC Championship

Van Jefferson is on the Rams final injury report for the NFC Championship. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting decisions.

NFL: NFC Divisional Round-Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson runs the ball against Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting during the first half in a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium.
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Game day update: Jefferson is planning to play today pending an unforeseen pregame setback, per Josiah Anderson. She noted he’s been getting “alternative treatments” to prepare for the game.

The Los Angeles Rams are one win away from having a home Super Bowl, hoping to take the final step towards the final game with a win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game Sunday. The Rams hope to have speedy receiver Van Jefferson available. He’s dealing with a knee injury and is officially questionable to play.

Fantasy/betting impact: Van Jefferson (knee)

Jefferson is a deep threat for LA and has seen his role between the 20s diminish with Odell Beckham Jr.’s arrival. In the last two games, Jefferson has three catches for 70 yards on four targets. He’s simply not getting the looks to merit must-start status in playoff fantasy football or Sunday DFS contests. However, there is some value on Jefferson in these formats because he only needs one or two plays to be productive and the 49ers will certainly have more attention on Beckham Jr. and Cooper Kupp than Jefferson.