Start: Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Minnesota Vikings will be looking to show off their new quarterback this weekend against the 49ers. Kirk Cousins worked this preseason to develop a rhythm with his new weapons. The relationship between him and Stefon Diggs already appears to be strong.
San Francisco added Richard Sherman this offseason to be the leader of their secondary. He’s been slowed this past week with a hamstring issue which is a slight concern. Diggs is an explosive athlete with the ability to quickly get in and out of his breaks.
It’s going to be difficult for Sherman to shutdown someone like Diggs if he’s slowed by an injury.
Sit: T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
vs. Cincinnati Bengals
There is just too much uncertainty surrounding Andrew Luck and the Colts offense. They didn’t look overly impressive during the preseason and who really knows the full story surrounding Luck’s shoulder.
Hilton is still a terrific player, but it is going to be tough sledding against the Bengals. Cincinnati has a strong secondary led by William Jackson III, Dre’ Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard.
There should also be a concern about how much time Luck will have in the pocket. The Bengals pass rush is very active and should be able to exploit a young Colts offensive line. Things just don’t look to favor starting Hilton this week.