Diggs took a step back in 2021 from his career-best season in 2020, but he still produced at a high level. Now, we're hoping for another career year again this season, and Diggs is worth drafting at the end of Round 1 or beginning of Round 2 in all leagues. Diggs is clearly the No. 1 receiver in Buffalo, and he has consecutive seasons of at least 164 targets, 103 catches, 1,225 yards and eight touchdowns. He should continue to see a high volume of targets, especially with the Bills moving on from Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders, and Josh Allen will hopefully keep Diggs at 16.5 PPR points per game like he had in 2020 compared to his 13.7 PPR points per game in 2021. Diggs has top-five upside in all formats, and he should be drafted right after Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson and Ja'Marr Chase this year.
Diggs agreed to terms Wednesday with the Bills on a four-year, $104 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Diggs still had two years remaining on his five-year, $72 million contract, but after seeing the receiver market undergo a sea change this offseason, Buffalo didn't want to wait any longer to extend its star wideout. The 28-year-old, who hasn't missed a regular-season game in his two years with Buffalo, racked up a career-high 1,535 receiving yards in 2020, and he set another career mark with 10 touchdowns in 2021. The 28-year-old will continue to enjoy his position as Josh Allen's top target heading into the 2022 campaign, a combination which has proven highly valuable for fantasy purposes.
Diggs caught three of six targets for seven yards and added a two-point conversion in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to the Chiefs. The Chiefs made sure Diggs wouldn't be the player that beat them Sunday, allowing Gabriel Davis to have the game of his life (201 yards and four touchdowns) instead. Diggs still managed to make an impact by giving the Bills a three-point lead with 1:54 left in the fourth quarter by catching a two-point conversion in the back of the end zone. The teams exchanged 17 more points after that to get to overtime, where the Chiefs found the end zone to knock out Diggs and the Bills. He should resume his highly productive role as Josh Allen's top target next season, but this poor performance in the biggest game of the season was an awful way for such a productive receiver to end the season.
Diggs brought in three of four targets for 60 yards during the Bills' 47-17 win over the Patriots in an AFC wild-card matchup Saturday night. The odds on Diggs not being on the receiving end of at least one score on a night when Josh Allen tossed five touchdowns were probably remote, but that's exactly what transpired in the blowout victory. The multi-time Pro Bowler did check in tied for second in receptions and as the runner-up in receiving yards behind Dawson Knox, but the fact Allen spread the wealth around and Buffalo also wasn't forced to pass much in the second half capped Diggs' fantasy contributions overall. The 28-year-old will have a chance to boost his production in a divisional-round battle versus either the Chiefs or Bengals next weekend.
Diggs caught nine of 14 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Jets. He opened the scoring early in the first quarter on a 10-yard strike from Josh Allen, giving Diggs a career-high 10 TDs on the season. He also surpassed 100 receptions for the third time in the last four seasons, winding up with 103 catches on 164 targets for 1,225 yards. Diggs should be heavily involved again Saturday when the Bills host the Patriots in the wild-card round.
Diggs brought in five of nine targets for 52 yards in the Bills' 29-15 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He was also sacked on a pass attempt. Diggs led the Bills in receptions, receiving yards and targets on a day in which Josh Allen completed well under 50.0 percent of his passes and threw for just 120 yards at 4.6 yards per attempt. The 28-year-old has eclipsed 50 receiving yards in five of the last six games, but he did see a two-game touchdown streak snapped Sunday. He'll have one more chance to tune up for the postseason in Week 18 against a Jets defense that he posted a season-best 162-yard effort on back in Week 10.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||@Los Angeles Rams||22||22.05|
|6||10/16||@Kansas City Chiefs||28||23.80|
|8||10/30||Green Bay Packers||14||20.67|
|9||11/06||@New York Jets||13||20.65|
|13||12/01||@New England Patriots||5||18.56|
|14||12/11||New York Jets||13||20.65|
|18||01/08||New England Patriots||5||18.56|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||141||98||1297||8||60||13.23||177|