WR Stefon Diggs - Minnesota Vikings

6-0, 195Born: 2-10-1994College: MarylandDrafted: Round 5, pick 2015

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): Diggs carries a lot more weekly risk now with a low volume pass offense shrinking his production. He's a boom/bust WR3/Flex with a small boom.

Week 2: at Green Bay Packers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. It was expected that a healthy Dalvin Cook would lead to a heavier focus on the run for this Vikings offense, but only 10 pass attempts from Kirk Cousins last week was certainly an extreme shift in offensive philosophy from what was displayed last season. Cousins did not even pass for 100 yards as he simply didn't have to in last week's game, completing eight of 10 passes for 98 yards and one touchdown to Adam Thielen. While this is far from indicative of what to expect on a weekly basis, it is certainly concerning for what was once a high-volume passing offense that has now seemingly moved heavily to a run-first approach. Adam Thielen led the team in targets, for whatever that is worth, as he hauled in all three of them for 43 yards and a touchdown. Stefon Diggs was also involved with a couple of receptions. These two will continue to serve as the primary options through the air while Dalvin Cook should get a few targets per week, and Kyle Rodolph remains a low-upside red zone threat. The Packers secondary looked great in Week 1 as they took advantage of a very poor showing from Mitchell Trubisky. Their cornerbacks all played well, with Jaire Alexander leading the way. Alexander should see a mix of Thielen and Diggs this week, but both Thielen and Diggs in an offense with Kirk Cousins under center will always present much more of a threat than Allen Robinson catching passes from Trubisky. What helps the Packers is the talent they have added at safety. Adrian Amos made an immediate impact in Week 1 and should continue to serve as an impact player over the top for the Packers. Tight end Kyle Rudolph should have limited opportunities this week as he draws tough coverage from safeties Raven Greene and Darnell Savage as well. The Vikings offensive line held up relatively well against the pass rush, but rookie center Garrett Bradbury had a notably difficult time coming off the ball and should struggle against a strong Packers interior defensive line. With all that said, let's pull back from overreacting to a stellar performance against Mitchell Trubisky. The Packers defense did look great, but the Vikings present an entirely different offensive challenge that will really prove how effective this Packers defense can be.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 vs ATL 32 0 0 0 2 2.0 37 0 0 3.7
2 at GB PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4.8 * * * *
2 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 5.1 * * * *
2 at GB PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Stefon Diggs's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)

It was a question all week as to if Diggs was going to play this weekend. He had been nursing a strained hamstring and was questionable heading into the weekend. Diggs was able to go, and the Vikings only had 4 receivers suited up for this game. Diggs hauled in both of his targets and looked great on his 31-yard catch and run down the sideline. He did not look limited at all this week; the Vikings just did not need him. Diggs and Thielen will make up the bulk share of targets again this season and he should have a great shot at eclipsing 1,000 receiving yards again this season.

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Latest News

Vikings | Stefon Diggs active versus Atlanta (Sun Sep 8, 11:53 AM) - Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) is active for Week 1's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Vikings | Stefon Diggs likely to play (Sun Sep 8, 08:18 AM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 1's game against the Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.

Our View: Diggs is still a risky play with a disappointing pattern of fantasy scores when he is on the injury report.
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Vikings | Week 1 injury report for Minnesota (Fri Sep 6, 03:14 PM) - Minnesota Vikings CB Mike Hughes (knee) was limited in practice for a third straight day Friday, Sept. 6, and has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) and TE Tyler Conklin (ribs) were also limited in practice but are listed as questionable. CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), LB Kentrell Brothers (wrist), DE Everson Griffen (elbow), OT Brian O'Neill (elbow) and DT Linval Joseph (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday and were removed from the injury report.

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Vikings | Stefon Diggs questionable for opener (Fri Sep 6, 02:07 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) is listed as questionable for the team's Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons. Asked if he thinks Diggs will be able to play, head coach Mike Zimmer said 'we'll see' Friday, Sept. 6.

Our View: Diggs is basically a game time decision, which means err on the side of benching him. He doesn't have a good track record of play in games when he was on the injury report. Adam Thielen becomes a strong DFS play with this news.
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Vikings | Stefon Diggs limited in practice (Thu Sep 5, 07:02 PM) - Updating a previous story, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.

Our View: Diggs is headed for a questionable tag, but at least he plays an early game on Sunday. He has historically underperformed expectations when he's on the injury report.
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Schedule

2@ Green Bay Packers
3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ Chicago Bears
5@ New York Giants
6vs Philadelphia Eagles
7@ Detroit Lions
8vs Washington Redskins
9@ Kansas City Chiefs
10@ Dallas Cowboys
11vs Denver Broncos
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14vs Detroit Lions
15@ Los Angeles Chargers
16vs Green Bay Packers
17vs Chicago Bears