Diggs shared via his personal Twitter account Sunday that he played through a torn oblique in the playoffs last season.
Despite the injury, Diggs put up 311 receiving yards and two touchdowns in three playoff games, though he was held to 77 yards in the AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs. He was limited in practice with the oblique injury throughout the playoffs, but the severity of the injury was greater than Diggs let on at the time. Considering he was playing through the injury back in January, Diggs should be healthy heading into the 2021 season.
Diggs had six receptions (11 targets) for 77 yards in Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
Josh Allen and the Bills' offensive line struggled against Kansas City's defense, resulting in modest outputs for the skill position players, Diggs included. In fact, the 26-year-old's final line was bolstered by an acrobatic big play that was made in garbage time. Despite a bitter finish, Diggs produced career highs in receptions (127), yards (1,535) and targets (166) while scoring eight times across 16 regular-season games. It is a rare occurrence to claim that a receiver that is as highly regarded as Diggs "broke out" in 2020, but that's exactly what happened after being traded to Buffalo last offseason. Allen and Diggs lifted each other's games to new levels, firmly placing each in the elite tier of their respective positions heading into the 2021 season.
Diggs (oblique) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Kansas City.
Diggs followed the same practice pattern as last week, going LP, LP, FP. The lingering oblique issue hasn't slowed him down, with Diggs catching 14 passes for 234 yards and two TDs in two playoff games.
Diggs (oblique) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Diggs has been listed on the injury report with the same oblique injury throughout the playoffs, catching 14 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns while playing 93 and 82 percent of snaps. The limited practice participation shouldn't impact his role in the AFC Championship Game, where he'll face a Chiefs defense that could be missing CB Bashaud Breeland (concussion/shoulder).
The Bills listed Diggs (oblique) as a limited participant at practice Wednesday.
Diggs logged limited practice sessions last Tuesday and Wednesday before being listed as a full participant Thursday. He then entered Saturday's divisional-round win over the Ravens minus an injury designation, finishing the day with eight receptions on 11 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown. With no reported setbacks in that contest, his listed limitations Wednesday were likely maintenance-related. He should be ready to handle a full snap count in this weekend's AFC Championship Game in Kansas City.
Diggs corralled eight of 11 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 17-3 divisional-round win against the Ravens.
An oblique injury kept Diggs limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday, but he entered the weekend devoid of an injury designation after practicing in full Thursday. The first-time Pro Bowl receiver got the festivities started immediately with a 13-yard catch on the Bills' opening play from scrimmage, and he proceeded to establish four receptions for 59 yards in the first half. It was his three-yard TD catch on Buffalo's first drive out of the halftime break that proved to be Diggs' most vital contribution, however. The 27-year-old is red-hot heading into the AFC Championship Game, with 100-plus receiving yards over five of his past six games, as well as a total of six TDs since Week 14. Buffalo hasn't faced Cleveland yet this season. Against the Bills' other potential opponent, Kansas City, Diggs totaled six catches for 46 yards and a TD in Week 6.
Diggs (oblique) practiced fully Thursday and doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Ravens, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Diggs is probably the most important player for the Bills after Josh Allen, and he looks like he'll be close to 100 percent for Buffalo this weekend in its biggest game in over two decades.
Diggs (oblique) was listed as a limited participant during Wednesday's practice session.
Diggs played through the injury in last week's wild-card win over the Colts and posted six receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown. Even if he ends up getting a questionable designation for Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Ravens, Diggs wouldn't seem to be in any danger of missing the contest.
Diggs (oblique) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Diggs dealt with the same injury last week, logging just one limited practice before catching six of nine targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in the 27-24 win over Indianapolis. He played 93 percent of snaps in the contest and should see a similar workload Saturday night against the Ravens.
Diggs (oblique) caught six of nine targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round win over the Colts.
Diggs showed no signs of the oblique injury that had him listed as questionable coming into the game, leading all receivers from either side in yards, including a 35-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter. The league's regular season receiving leader carried his momentum over into the postseason, and Diggs should continue to serve as the focal point of Buffalo's pass-heavy offense in the AFC divisional round next week.
Diggs (oblique) is listed as active Saturday against the Colts.
Both Diggs and Cole Beasley (knee) entered the weekend with a cloud hanging over their heads, the former less so than the latter. Still, both wide receivers will gut out their respective injuries and be available to the Bills offense. Diggs, the NFL's leader in receiving yards this season, will look to exploit the Colts' 20th-ranked pass defense (241.6 yards per game).
Diggs (oblique) is expected to play Saturday against the Colts, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Both Diggs and Cole Beasley (knee) should be available for Buffalo's first home playoff game in 25 years, but the team will confirm both wide receivers' availability closer to the 1:05 p.m. ET kickoff.
Diggs (oblique) is listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice and is officially questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Colts.
Given that the Bills have not sounded overly concerned about the injury and Diggs was out there practicing to some degree Thursday, we feel pretty good about the star receiver's status for Saturday. Overly cautious managers will have the benefit of this being the first game on the wild-card slate, so Saturday's game-day inactive list should affirm Diggs is suiting up.
Diggs (oblique) was spotted at practice Thursday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
That's a good sign after Diggs was listed as a 'DNP' on Wednesday, and at this stage we'd expect the wideout to be a go Saturday against the Colts. For his part, Diggs previously suggested that's he's "fine," a notion that would be solidified if he approaches the Bills' playoff opener minus an injury designation.
Diggs (oblique) didn't practice Wednesday.
Diggs was listed as a limited participant for Tuesday's walk-through session, so his complete lack of activity a day later is somewhat concerning. For what it's worth, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic relays that Diggs said he'll be "fine" for Saturday's wild-card matchup the Colts. Head coach Sean McDermott has clarified that Diggs' injury is a new concern rather than something that's been lingering throughout the season, according to Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo.
Diggs (oblique) was listed as limited for Tuesday's walkthrough practice.
This is the first we've heard of an injury to the team's best receiver, but it also has the sound of being something minor, considering Diggs was on the field to some degree Tuesday and still saw a decent amount of action during Sunday's blowout win over the Dolphins.
Diggs caught seven of eight targets for 76 yards in Sunday's 56-26 win over Miami.
Diggs set new career highs in catches (127) and receiving yards (1,535) in his first season with Buffalo, leading the league in both categories as the top target for breakout star Josh Allen. The trade acquisition from Minnesota also scored eight touchdowns, coming one short of his 2018 career high. Diggs' fantastic season helped the Bills secure the No. 2 seed in the AFC, so they'll have a home playoff game in the wild-card round next week.
Although the Bills have listed several starters as inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Diggs is not among them and will presumably start against Miami.
Diggs has been a top-three fantasy wideout all season, but some of the key inactives such as Tre'Davious White, Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison should provide a clue as to how the Bills are viewing this game, which can only dictate whether they'll be the No. 2 or No. 3 seed in the AFC, and even the latter would require a Pittsburgh win. It's impossible to predict how some of these Week 17 games will go, but the best guess would seem to be that Diggs and the main active guys will stay out there long enough to stay polished for next week's playoff game, while perhaps coach Sean McDermott will leave them in long enough to continue setting some franchise records before calling it a day. On top of it all, the weather is not supposed to be great in Buffalo on Sunday. The one thing going for Diggs managers is that he and Allen have been so lethal that they could easily hook up for a few big plays before coach Sean McDermott starts pumping the brakes. We imagine the team wouldn't mind seeing Diggs lead the league in receptions or receiving yardage, but it also won't jeopardize his health ahead of a far more important game next week.
Diggs caught nine of 11 targets for 145 yards and three touchdowns in Monday night's 38-9 win over the Patriots.
Diggs was spectacular in another signature victory and has incredibly now finished with at least 130 yards in three straight games. In doing so, Diggs has set a new Bills franchise record for receiving yards in a single season, and his three touchdown catches Monday helped quarterback Josh Allen clinch a team record for passing TDs in a campaign. The duo connected from 50, 18 and eight yards on their respective scores, enabling them to watch from the sidelines with a comfortable lead for virtually the entire fourth quarter. With such significant momentum, Diggs and Allen will now take aim at finishing the regular season strong against the Dolphins in Week 17, though managers will have to hope the Bills keep the pedal to the medal and push hard for the No. 2 seed in the AFC East, as their playoff spot is already locked.
Diggs (foot) practiced fully again Saturday and does not have an injury designation for Monday's game at New England.
While Diggs' status appeared in doubt following last Saturday's win in Denver, the injury turned out to be minor and he should be able to take on a full complement of plays against his new team's division rivals.
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|2||Sun 09/20||@ MIA||W 31-28||8||153||19.1||47||1|
|3||Sun 09/27||vs LAR||W 35-32||4||49||12.2||23||1|
|4||Sun 10/04||@ LV||W 30-23||6||115||19.2||49||0|
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|7||Sun 10/25||@ NYJ||W 18-10||6||48||8.0||12||0|
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|18||Sat 01/09||vs IND||W 27-24||6||128||21.3||36||1|
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