Stefon Diggs is a talented receiver, but he might not be as good for Fantasy as you might think. For example, he had four games with 10-plus Fantasy points last year, four the year prior and 15 games over those two years with five Fantasy points or fewer. He gets plenty of targets and catches in the Vikings' offense (6.5 grabs per game last year) but he didn't do anything with them. For example, he had two catches inside the opponents' 10-yard line last year. Two! Diggs deserves some merit for his catch rate (75.0 percent in 2016) but without an expansive receiving average (10.8 per catch in 2016), a glut of touchdowns or a move toward lining up everywhere instead of predominantly in the slot, he's an overrated Fantasy receiver. He's not worth taking until Round 10 in standard leagues and Round 8 in PPR.
Diggs is taking steps in the offseason to assure he does not miss time during the upcoming season, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Diggs dealt with a flurry of injuries last season, including issues in his hips, knees and groin. The club's No. 1 wideout noted these injuries were his own fault and is now dedicated to making sure his 2017 campaign is injury-free. Should he remain healthy, Diggs could be in for impressive fantasy numbers as he and Sam Bradford head into their second season together.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman expects Diggs (hip) to take another big step forward in his third professional season, Vikings.com reports. Diggs started his sophomore campaign with back-to-back 100-yard outings and later tallied consecutive 13-reception performances, but there were also quite a few duds mixed in, with knee and hip injuries perhaps playing a role. He finished the year with 903 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games, showing flashes of No. 1 receiver potential in an otherwise stale Minnesota offense. Diggs is locked in as the team's top target in the passing game, but it's unclear if he'll be catching balls from Sam Bradford or Teddy Bridgewater (knee) when Week 1 rolls around. There hasn't been any indication that Diggs' late-season hip injury will be a factor this offseason, leaving him with solid fantasy prospects heading into the 2017 campaign.
Diggs (hip) caught 84 passes (on 111 targets) for 903 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games played this season. Diggs, a fifth-round pick in 2015, significantly improved on most of his rookie-year numbers, even though he scored one less touchdown in the same amount of games this season. The Maryland product quickly emerged as the Vikings' top receiving threat, starting the season with 285 yards over Minnesota's first two games. Besides another wildly successful stretch from Weeks 8 to 10, Diggs didn't top the 60-yard mark in his other eight outings. While he'll look to improve his consistency and overcome a hip injury this offseason, Diggs certainly enters 2017 with his fantasy stock on the rise.
Diggs (hip) is inactive for Sunday's game against Chicago. Diigs didn't practice during the week and was listed as doubtful, so this isn't a surprise. Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson will be the top two receivers with Diggs out.
Diggs (hip) did not practice Friday and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Chicago. It looks very unlikely that Diggs will play since he didn't practice all week. Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson will be the top to receivers with Diggs likely out.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||New Orleans Saints||29||24.75|
|3||09/24||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||20||22.88|
|6||10/15||Green Bay Packers||33||29.11|
|11||11/19||Los Angeles Rams||32||25.25|
|16||12/24||@Green Bay Packers||33||29.11|
|3 Year Avg||98||68||812||4||39||11.94||106|