Danielle Hunter, DE
After an offseason full of hype surrounding Hunter finally getting the opportunity to be a starter on Minnesota’s defense, the young pass-rusher has been held in check by opposing blockers so far in 2017.
In three games, Hunter has not been able to register a sack and only has a total of eight tackles. However, his mere presence on the field has likely had an effect on the success that fellow Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been experiencing this season (four sacks so far).
If Minnesota can figure out a way for both of their defensive ends to bring the pressure this week, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford could be in for a long day.