Diggs caught three of five targets for 33 yards and added a nine-yard run during Sunday's 27-17 win over the Cardinals.
It was a season low in targets for Diggs, who came into Sunday averaging seven catches off of 11 targets per game. It's probably safe to write Sunday off as a blip, but it warrants mentioning that the Vikings dropped back on just 54 percent of snaps on Sunday as compared 71 percent heading into the week. It is unclear whether that's a sign of things to come or if Diggs' targets are in jeopardy. He has an opportunity to rebound on Sunday against a Jets pass defense that ranks in the middle of the pack this season.
Diggs caught 10 of 11 targets for 91 yards in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Eagles. He also gained 25 yards on two carries.
Diggs led the team in targets and receptions, finishing behind only Adam Thielen in terms of receiving yardage. In addition to his busy day on the outside, Diggs made an impact out of the backfield as well by setting a new career high in rushing yards. Diggs has been excellent in Minnesota's three road games, averaging 10 catches and 114 yards per game with two touchdowns. His home outputs curiously haven't been anywhere close to those numbers to this point, but he'll look to change that next Sunday against the Cardinals.
Diggs' reception total was a season high and led the Vikings on the night. The 24-year-old now has double-digit targets in each of his last three games, with the fourth-year pro eclipsing the century mark in yardage in two of them. Along with fellow wideout Adam Thielen, Diggs is seeing a significant target share in the Vikings' aerial attack, leaving him in a favorable spot heading into a Week 5 showdown against the Eagles.
Diggs caught four of eight passes for 51 yards during Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks.
Diggs' 6.8 targets per game in 2017 paled in comparison to teammate Adam Thielen's 8.9 figure, but Diggs has received more attention from new quarterback Kirk Cousins through three preseason games than Thielen (12 vs nine, respectively). While this isn't big enough of a sample size to anoint Diggs as Cousins' go-to receiver, it's enough to open that discussion now that the Minnesota starters are done for the preseason.
Diggs isn't wearing pads at Monday's practice, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Diggs still came out on the field with his teammates and wasn't sporting any sort of wrap or brace. The Vikings may just be rewarding him with a reduced practice workload after he caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown on the opening drive of Saturday's preseason win over the Broncos. It was encouraging to see Diggs account for three targets on Kirk Cousins' four pass attempts.
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