2. Will Fuller is stretching the field
Averaging a whopping 23.4 yards per catch through two games is the rookie Fuller, whose nine catches rank second on the team and 211 yards first. Furthermore, those 211 yards rank fourth in the league among all pass catchers. Fuller also reached the end zone for the first time in his career on Sunday.
With Fuller presenting a substantial deep threat for the Patriots to cover, we may see safety Devin McCourty shade a bit more toward Malcolm Butler’s side on Thursday night. It is expected that Logan Ryan will resume his battle with DeAndre Hopkins, a guy Ryan was able to keep in check last year. Butler will most likely be tasked with handling Fuller in single coverage.
The Patriots need to make sure than Fuller doesn’t continue to build an Offensive Rookie of the Year candidacy in Week 3.
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