As rock-solid as No. 2 receivers come in Fantasy, Stefon Diggs is worthy of a third-round choice, especially in PPR leagues. We're hoping continuity with his quarterback will pay off as Diggs learns his fourth new playbook in five NFL seasons. He adjusted fine last year, connecting with Kirk Cousins to the tune of career-highs in catches, yards and touchdowns. He has 17 scores in his past 29 regular-season games and delivered 10-plus non-PPR points in nine of 15 matchups in 2018 (way better than the 5 of 14 mark he had in 2017)
Diggs joined his teammates last week and was practicing again Wednesday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. Diggs missed the first round of OTAs and part of the second round while dealing with "house stuff" in the Washington D.C. area, per Chad Graff of The Athletic. The wideout still found plenty of time to work out and shouldn't miss a beat now that he's back with the Vikings.
Diggs wasn't in attendance Wednesday for the Vikings' OTAs, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. Diggs was the only healthy Vikings player not present and it's believed that he missed most, if not all, of the offseason program. The 25-year-old will enter the first season of the five-year, $72 million contract extension he inked last summer. The Vikings will open their mandatory minicamp June 11.
Diggs brought in eight of 10 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 24-10 loss to the Bears on Sunday. Diggs paced the Vikings in receptions, yardage and targets, while also notching a receiving score for the third straight game. The 25-year-old hadn't seen double-digit targets since Week 12, but the extra volume still led to a modest yardage total due to the majority of his grabs coming close to the line of scrimmage. Diggs finished 2018 with career highs in receptions (102), receiving yards (1,021) and touchdowns (nine), sending him into the offseason with plenty of momentum. With a year of working with Kirk Cousins under his belt, Diggs will look to build on his already strong numbers in 2019.
Diggs caught two of six targets for 10 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-9 win over the Lions. Diggs' eight-yard score in the second quarter raised his season touchdown total to eight, matching last year's career high. With Minnesota still battling for a playoff spot, Diggs will do his best to further improve on that number in Week 17 against the ferocious Bears defense.
Diggs caught four of seven targets for 49 yards and a touchdown while adding a nine-yard carry in Sunday's 41-17 win over the Dolphins. Diggs opened the scoring with a 13-yard touchdown just 3:20 into the contest, but he was pretty quiet the rest of the way as quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for just 215 yards. While Diggs has been held below 50 receiving yards twice in the past three games, he preceded this mediocre stretch with 322 yards over the previous three weeks and has four touchdowns over the past six games. Owners who have ridden him this far should continue to stick with Diggs against the Lions in Week 16.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|5||10/06||@New York Giants||10||20.75|
|9||11/03||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|15||12/16||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|16||12/24||Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||118||83||924||7||46||11.13||136|