1. WR Justin Jefferson
The Vikings have arguably the NFL’s best wide receiver on their team in Justin Jefferson. Over 17 games, Jefferson recorded 128 receptions for 1,809 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 184 total targets. He finished the regular season leading the NFL in both receiving yards and receptions.
When Jefferson faced off against the Giants defense earlier in the season, he delivered an explosive performance. He finished the game with 12 receptions for 133 receiving yards and one touchdown. This was his 10th 100-plus receiving yard game of the season.
But even with the success that Jefferson has found this season, he has struggled in recent weeks. Over the past two games, he has recorded 53 receiving yards on five receptions and 10 total targets. He has also not reached the end zone over this stretch.
Jefferson will now be lining up against the Giants best cornerback in Jackson. Based on his recent performances, he could struggle to be productive once again.
If the Giants can keep Jefferson under control, it could lead to a domino effect for the Vikings offense. This could be just what the Giants need to gain the upper hand against this proven offense.