Texans vs. Vikings: 3 Key matchups for Week 4
3. Will Fuller vs. Vikings cornerbacks
Minnesota starting cornerback Mike Hughes has been ruled out of the game for the Vikings, so that means either Holton Hill or rookie Cameron Dantzler (has missed past two games) will most likely draw coverage for Will Fuller of the Houston Texans in Week 4 on Sunday.
This is an excellent opportunity for the duo of Deshaun Watson and Fuller to really take advantage of a weakness in the secondary of the Vikings, and to finally have their breakout game as a duo this season.
Thus far in 2020, Fuller has 12 receptions in three games, but had zero against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2. Fuller also has collected 166 yards receiving with one touchdown, which the TD came last Sunday in the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With the Vikings down one of their best defensive backs this week (Hughes is battling a neck injury), Fuller must be the main focus of the Houston offense this week. That focus needs to start from the very first play of the game when the Texans are on offense.
Fuller has all of the ability in the world to be a success and threat for the Houston Texans, but he needs to have as many chances as possible to force the Vikings defense into miscues. With his speed, if Fuller does that, he’s in for a very strong day against the Minnesota secondary. Watch out for Minnesota safeties Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris to lend a helping hand on Fuller, because he could be in store for a huge game.