Anthony Harris – S
The Vikings corners get the majority of the blame for the shoddy play against the Lions last Sunday but the safeties weren’t too hot themselves. There were blown coverages and confusion that led to many Lions wide receivers running uncovered down the field or settling in spots where a Vikings defender was nowhere to be seen. Anthony Harris, in particular, was late coming over to help on a few of those Marvin Jones touchdowns and he needs to bounce back against the Redskins.
Since Week 1, Harris has been a little quiet. He had two interceptions against the Falcons but hasn’t had a splash play since then. He hasn’t been bad, racking up a handful of tackles every game, but he is due for a big game. It could come this week against the Redskins.
Harris is familiar with Case Keenum having seen him plenty in practice when they were teammates. He will know his tendencies and could bait him into making a throw that he’ll snatch out of midair. Harris may also see more time in the box, as the Vikings could focus on shutting down the run, especially if a motivated Adrian Peterson is wanting a big game against this former team.
Harris is playing for a big contract and could use another game with a pick or two, to help him ensure he brings home that bread next season.