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What to do with Justin Jefferson, Bisi Johnson in Week 12 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlooks of Justin Jefferson and Bisi Johnson ahead of the Vikings Week 12 matchup against the Panthers.

Justin Jefferson #18 of the Minnesota Vikings catches the ball for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings have two of the most productive wideouts in the NFL at their disposal but will be without Adam Thielen this weekend. The star wideout has been ruled out of his team’s Week 12 matchup against the Carolina Panthers after testing positive for Covid-19. Thielen leads the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns and Kirk Cousins could have to lean heavily on other pass catchers to compete against Carolina.

Fantasy Football analysis: Vikings WRs Justin Jefferson, Bisi Johnson

Jefferson is having a monster year alongside Thielen. He leads all rookies with 848 receiving yards and ranks eighth overall in the NFL. He’s thrived as an elite deep threat and has more receptions for 20+ yards (17) than any player in the NFL. He’s primed to carry the Vikings’ passing attack. Thielen and Jefferson are the only Minnesota wideouts with 10 or more receptions on the year. Johnson is set to get a bump in snaps but only has six catches for 102 yards this season. He’s only logged 14 snaps over the last four weeks.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Jefferson has WR1 upside and is a stud in season-long fantasy and DFS while Johnson is an obvious fade regardless of format.