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WR Stefon Diggs - Minnesota Vikings

6-0, 195Born: 2-10-1994College: MarylandDrafted: Round 5

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Diggs has been ruled out of the Week 6 game with a groin injury

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 16): Diggs missed Week 6 with a groin injury and it doesn't look like he'll get Sam Bradford back anytime soon.

General News (Wed Oct 18): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 7: vs Baltimore Ravens

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FBG says: Tough matchup. In relief of Sam Bradford, Case Keenum continues to lead a sanitized passing game, one that lacks in dynamite but tends to get the job done. Keenum has completed 64.2% of his passes, with just 1 interception across 159 throws. That said, the upside here is capped, especially with Stefon Diggs out. Keenum isn't going downfield much; he threw 15+ yards just 6 times in Week 6, just 16% of his attempts. Altogether, he's reached 240 yards only once over 5 extended appearances - that was also the only game in which he's thrown multiple touchdowns. We can rely on solid volume outlooks for two of his receivers, at least. With Diggs out, targets will generally be concentrated to slot man Adam Thielen and tight end Kyle Rudolph. Thielen, in particular, matches up well with the Ravens secondary, which is soft on the inside and loses frequently up the seams. But until Diggs returns, there's not much else to look at here for fantasy purposes. By raw numbers, the Ravens pass defense has been stout thus far, But those numbers have been padded by a mega-soft schedule - they've faced Andy Dalton, DeShone Kizer, Blake Bortles, Ben Roethlisberger, E.J. Manuel, and Mitchell Trubisky - and there are definitely exploitable cracks here. The unit is cornerback-heavy, boasting strong coverage skills on the boundaries but struggling against the throws then funneled inside. The safeties and slot man Ladarius Webb have played poorly all season, while the linebackers lack the athleticism and coverage chops to handle the short zones. As a result, opposing backs and slot targets have produced a number of chunk plays, and productive inside receivers - like the incoming Adam Thielen - could have a field day on any given week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 vs TB 52 0 0 0 11 8 173 2 0 29.3
4 vs DET 48 0 0 0 7 5 98 0 0 9.8
5 at CHI 49 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 0 0.4
7 vs BAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2 * * * *
7 vs BAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 5 vs CHI (4 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Diggs performance suffered more due to quarterback play rather than defensive coverage or his groin injury. He was clearly hurting as he was seen limping up and down the sideline but an ineffective Bradford and a Case Keenum who threw 16 of 21 passes to running backs and tight ends did not help. Diggs is nursing a groin injury and that is something to monitor this week during practice. There should be a lot of room to run against Green Bay next week if Diggs can get healthy and have more consistent quarterback play.

2017 Week 4 vs DET (7 / 5 / 98 / 0 rec)

Despite falling just short of 100-yards, Stefon Diggs had a very quiet game. The second-year receiver out of Maryland was unable to break free aside from his 33-yard reception late in the game. Diggs was covered by Darius Slay for most the game and with Keenum struggling it was hard to get into a rhythm. Diggs has thrived on quick in and out routes just beyond the corner's zone this season but that was taken away from him in man to man situations today. The young receiver also was not targeted within the red zone today where he has been very successful against the Saints and Buccaneers. Diggs and the passing game are going to be asked to do a lot more if Dalvin Cook is done for the season, but teams are also going to key on the young receiver as the Vikings will have no run game to speak of.

2017 Week 3 vs TB (11 / 8 / 173 / 2 rec)

Diggs had expressed this week that he wanted to prove that his week one performance was no fluke. The former 5th round pick established his dominance early and often collecting 8 of his 11 targets and another two touchdowns. Diggs most impressive play came on a 59-yard strike deep down the middle of the field. Diggs beat the corner on a deep drag and then outran both safeties to the end zone. The most impressive part was that Tampa was flagged for having 12 men on the field and still could not stop Diggs. The offense runs through Diggs and Adam Thielen as the run game did not get going until the receivers opened up the field. Diggs will look to prove himself again next week against the Lions.

2017 Week 2 vs PIT (6 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

Stefon Diggs was unable to duplicate his success from last week and was really neutralized by a Pittsburgh defense that won its man to man coverage battles. There should have been a lot of room for the receivers to run with the additional defenders in the box but Case Keenum was wildly inaccurate and had a lot of pressure in his face on almost every throw. Diggs lone highlight came on a ball that floated in right over his outside shoulder and the second-year receiver was able to drag his toes for the catch. Keenum took a big hit on the play but stood in to make the pass. Diggs will look to rebound with the rest of the offense next week against Tampa Bay.

2017 Week 1 vs NO (8 / 7 / 93 / 2 rec, 1 / -6 / 0 rush)

Diggs fell just shy of 100-yards receiving on the night, but more importantly hauled in two touchdowns from Sam Bradford. The second-year receiver had a very shaky third preseason game, but that was quickly forgotten as he shredded the New Orleans defense all night. Most of Diggs' damage came on the outside and through contested catches over the Saints corners. There was his 2-yard touchdown catch where he came down with both feet as he juggled the ball and his big 30-yard gain down the side line where he just barely managed to tap his second toe before going out of bounds. Thielen may have outpaced Diggs in the yards department but #14 was the true star receiver for the Vikings last night.

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Latest News

Vikings | Minnesota practice report for Wed. (Wed Oct 18, 04:46 PM) - Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (concussion, ankle), QB Sam Bradford (knee), WR Stefon Diggs (groin), OG Nick Easton (calf) and WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 18. CB Mackensie Alexander (hip), CB Xavier Rhodes (shoulder) and S Andrew Sendejo (groin) were listed as limited participants, while LB Emmanuel Lamur (ribs) and RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Stefon Diggs does not practice Wednesday (Wed Oct 18, 02:27 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice again Wednesday, Oct. 18.

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Vikings | Minnesota's Week 6 inactives (Sun Oct 15, 11:37 AM) - The Minnesota Vikings have declared SS Andrew Sendejo, OT Aviante Collins, OT Nick Easton, WR Rodney Adams, QB Sam Bradford, WR Stefon Diggs, DE Tashawn Bower inactive for Week 6.

Our View: Michael Floyd and Laquon Treadwell could get more snaps and targets with Diggs out. Case Keenum will start at quarterback for Minnesota this week, but Teddy Bridgewater could return soon while Sam Bradford is working through his knee issue.

Vikings | Week 6 injury report for Vikings (Fri Oct 13, 06:06 PM) - Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee), WR Stefon Diggs (groin) and OG Nick Easton (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 13, and have been ruled out for Week 6. SS Andrew Sendejo (groin) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. DT Tom Johnson (knee), LB Eric Kendricks (shoulder), C Pat Elflein (toe), OT Rashod Hill (knee), DT Shamar Stephen (back) and S Jayron Kearse (groin) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Vikings | Stefon Diggs ruled out (Fri Oct 13, 02:13 PM) - Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) will not play in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers due to groin injury.

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