Minnesota Vikings: three players due for a breakout game against the Jets

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Minnesota Vikings Anthony Harris
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Safety Anthony Harris will be looking for an encore performance against the Jets.

Fourth-year safety Anthony Harris stepped up when the Vikings needed him last Sunday. His interception of Josh Rosen’s pass was the first of his career. The Vikings are hoping that more will follow.

In 15 snaps, Harris managed to be one of the highest-rated safeties from last week with a 96.2 score from Pro Football Focus. The Vikings will look to play him some more against the Jets. Look for Harris to get some snaps in a few of the Vikings’ nickel and dime packages.

Harris credited film study and preparedness for his timely interception last week. He spoke to reporters about what he learned from watching game tape.

"“Part of it is just knowing the situation. Usually offenses try to wait until the last second to get you to show your hand. So, we just try to use the play clock when we disguise.”"

The Jets have wide receivers Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, and Quincy Enunwa to contend with. Having Harris to help the Vikings keep those pass-catchers from going off would be a plus.

More playing time could fuel Harris’ hunger. He will be a free agent next season. The Vikings do want to see more as they can determine some cost-efficient ways to build their team in the coming seasons.

Harris could reward the Vikings with another strong game.