Garcon is coming off a career-best game last Sunday against San Diego. While it would be unrealistic to expect 172 yards receiving again Thursday against Minnesota, the Vikings are 29th in the league in passing yards allowed.
Minnesota is 1-7 on the season and struggling mightily in most facets of the game, but especially with regard to pass defense. As the top option on the Redskins through the air, Garcon will be targeted early and often by quarterback Robert Griffin III. Garcon has received double-digit targets in six of eight games this season. As a result, he makes for an excellent play in the fantasy realm.
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