2020. Week 4. Sunday evening.
The boy child has gone to bed. So, too, has the third Sunday of the NFL season. I get outside to stretch my legs. A metro train glides past. The large square windows are illuminated from the inside. It’s empty — like a lot of WR1 slots in a week without Davante Adams, Julio Jones or Michael Thomas.
But blessed are the young, for they shall inherit targets. A trio of rookie pass-catchers stepped out of the shadows and declared their fantastical fantasy intentions.
The Vikings’ Justin Jefferson broadsided the Titans for 175 yards and a touchdown. More importantly, Jefferson fired a shot across the bow of Bisi Johnson in his quest to be Minnesota’s pass-catching complement to Adam Thielen.
Joe Burrow has already been on display in the Bengals offense. But on Sunday, Tee Higgins took a two-touchdown twirl into the weekly top 20.