WR Stefon Diggs - Minnesota Vikings
|6-0, 195||Born: 2-10-1994||College: Maryland||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2015|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Stefon Diggs's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 19 vs SF (5 / 2 / 57 / 1 rec)
In what was a mediocre game by the entire Minnesota offense, Diggs managed to make 1 big play. He had the lone touchdown for the Vikings and it came on a defensive breakdown and bad coverage by the 49ers. Diggs caught 2 of his 5 targets and led the team with 57 receiving yards. His big play was a 41-yard touchdown where he just ran a stop and go route and fought underneath to make the catch. Diggs caught the ball 22 yards downfield and in fighting back for the ball his defender fell to the ground. From there it was an easy 19-yard scamper to the end zone to give Vikings fans hope. Diggs caught only 1 more target for 16 yards and was a non-factor outside of those 2 plays. It was a frustrating year for Diggs but he still finished with more than 1,000 receiving yards. Look for the Vikings to take a more balanced approach next season and get Diggs more involved.
2019 Week 18 vs NO (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)
It was not the game that Diggs wanted to have this week, but he cannot argue with the end result. He was visibly frustrated and threw his helmet to the ground as he went to the side line in the 2nd half. Diggs did not have a catch at that point and had to be calmed down by Dalvin Cook. He eventually got into the action in the 2nd half and made a 9-yard catch to set the Vikings up for a 1-yard touchdown run by Cook. Diggs also made a 10-yard catch on 3rd and 1 in the overtime period to keep the drive going. Diggs was targeted 3 times and made 2 catches. The Vikings also tried a WR pass trick play with Diggs, but it did not fool the Saints and he was sacked for a 6-yard loss. The Vikings tried this same play against the Packers with Cousins running the route, but the Vikings saved their quarterback this week and the play went nowhere. Diggs will need to play a bigger role next week against the 49ers if the Vikings want to win.
2019 Week 17 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
There was no concern about injury with Diggs, but again the Vikings wanted to play it safe with their offensive stars. It has been a long season for Diggs and an extra week of rest should help him be ready for the playoffs.
2019 Week 16 vs GB (5 / 3 / 57 / 1 rec)
The only person that seemed to make any sort of impact this week was Diggs. He led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns this week and was the only one to make any sort of plays down the field. He had the team's longest play with a 28-yard catch down the sideline and the only touchdown with a 21-yard back shoulder catch in the end zone. These 2 plays made up the majority of his yards this week and the only 2 other plays of note were negative. The Vikings attempted a trick play with a wide receiver reverse pass. Diggs took the reverse pitch and tried to find Cousins leaking out of the back field down the sideline. It looks like Diggs could have easily tucked the ball and run for the 1st down on the 3rd and 4 play, but he led Cousins too far and the pass fell incomplete. Cousins made a very poor diving attempt at the ball and then the Vikings went for it on 4th down with a deep shot to Thielen that also fell incomplete. Diggs was also targeted on the interception thrown by Cousins. It was the same deep drag route on a play action play that has worked all season. Cousins did not see the other safety break off coverage and come underneath for the leaping interception. Diggs was looking for a pass interference flag but there was none to be found. The touchdown saved his day, but it was a mostly bad day for Diggs like the rest of the Vikings offense.
2019 Week 15 vs LAC (6 / 4 / 76 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
The Vikings finally got both of their receivers back this week against the Chargers, but it was Diggs who had the most success. He caught 4 of his 6 targets for 76 yards and continues to be the deep threat in this offense. His longest catch went for 46 yards and could have easily been a touchdown with a better throw by Cousins. The Chargers bit on the play action fake by Cousins and let Diggs run free down the middle of the field. Cousins rolled to his right, taking the safety with him, and let loose a deep pass to Diggs. The only issue was he did not hit him in stride and Diggs had to stop his route to make the catch. Had the ball been put further out in front of him he would have walked into the end zone for an easy score. The Vikings have had success with this same play all season long and seem to call it at the perfect time against single high safety defenses. Diggs and Thielen will work through their targeting sharing in the coming weeks before heading to the playoffs.
2019 Week 14 vs DET (9 / 6 / 92 / 0 rec)
It was another productive week for Diggs in the offense and the only thing he did not do was find the end zone this week. He led all receivers in targets, yards, and catches this week and continues to be the big play receiver for the Vikings. Even when Thielen is healthy it is usually Diggs that is the big play receiver. His longest play went for 44 yards down the sideline. After a play fake by Cousins and rolling to his left, Diggs was open deep down the field. It is almost identical to the big plays the duo had against the Broncos a few weeks ago and the only difference was he did not walk into the end zone. Diggs averaged 15.3 yards per catch this week and needs just 3 more yards to have another 1,000-yard season.
2019 Week 13 vs SEA (9 / 4 / 25 / 0 rec, 1 / 27 / 0 rush)
It was not a great day for Diggs at the office this week. He caught just 4 of his 9 targets for 25 yards and was smothered in coverage all night. Cousins interception in the 3rd quarter can be placed squarely on Diggs. He initially made the catch but then bobbled the ball up in the air as he was trying to go to the ground. Tre Flowers had the ball fall right into his lap for one of the easiest interceptions he will ever have. Diggs had the longest running play for the Vikings this week with a 27-yard end around that took the ball to the 2-yard line on the Vikings first drive of the game. Dalvin Cook punched it in on the next play and that was the last big play we saw from Diggs this week. There was a scary moment in the 3rd quarter where Diggs got his ankle rolled up and had to leave the field. He was seen sprinting full speed on the side line a few plays later and was able to come back into the game, unlike Dalvin Cook who also went down on the play. Cousins took one deep shot down the field to Diggs and over threw him by at least 5 yards. This was after the ankle injury and Diggs may not have been 100% on the play. His longest catch went for 10 yards and it was an overall frustrating day for Diggs in the offense.
2019 Week 11 vs DEN (5 / 5 / 121 / 1 rec)
This was not a great matchup on paper as Diggs would be shadowed by Chris Harris this week. Harris has shut down some of the game's best receivers this season and it looked to be no different for Diggs in the first half. Diggs really turned things on in the second half and had 2 big plays for the Vikings. His first was a 44-yard reception to help setup an Irv Smith touchdown. Diggs simply outran his coverage and Cousins floated a deep ball right over his shoulder for the big play. It was the closing speed and a diving tackle by the defender as the only things that prevented a touchdown. The second big play was his 54-yard touchdown catch to bring the Vikings within 3 points. It was a play action stretch play with Cousins rolling to his left. The defense had bit on the play action and Cousins had time to let the play develop and for Diggs to come open deep down the middle of the field. He let loose another deep pass and split the safeties allowing Diggs to walk into the end zone. By the time the game was over, Diggs had caught all 5 of his targets for more than 100 yards and a touchdown.
2019 Week 10 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
It was not the big game we were expecting to see from Diggs this week. He was very quiet last week against the Chiefs and was expected to do big things with Thielen ruled out this week. He caught 3 of his 6 targets and was second on the team in receiving yards behind Cook this week. He had a big catch of 27 yards to help setup a field goal just before half time for the Vikings. The play was originally ruled incomplete with the official thinking the ball hit the ground. After replay, the official saw that Diggs made his way back to the ball and made a sliding catch with his arm underneath the ball the entire way. Thankfully the Vikings had a time out or there would have been a 10-second run off and they were able to kick the field goal as time expired into half time. Diggs plays much better when Thielen is on the other side and the defense cannot put safety help over the top. He is going to see a lot of Chris Harris in coverage next week and it will be a good test for Diggs and the Vikings.
2019 Week 9 vs KC (4 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
The string of impressive games for Diggs came to a screeching halt this week when he managed to catch just 1 of his 4 targets for 4 yards. There seemed to be a clear disconnect with Cousins again this week as they were just missing on several big time plays. Cousins over threw a diving Diggs on a play that should have gone for a touchdown and then was just off on almost every other throw that went his way. The pair could be seen on the sideline talking calmly and looking at replays on an iPad, but they were never able to get things going this week. It was a frustrating loss for the Vikings and Diggs this week.
2019 Week 8 vs WAS (7 / 7 / 143 / 0 rec)
Diggs tied Randy Moss for the Viking franchise mark of 3 straight games with 125+ receiving yards this week. He caught all 7 of his targets and the only blemish was a fumble on the 1st drive of the game. Diggs and Cousins have turned things around since the receiver voiced his displeasure with how the season was going and the Vikings continue to push the ball down the field. Diggs did not get his home run shot this week but did have receptions of 39 and 33 yards on deep crossing patterns that he turned up field on his own. Cousins had a chance to find him on a boot leg play where Diggs had clearly beaten his man, but Matt Ioannidis was already in his face and Cousins had to throw the ball away. Diggs leads all receivers with 3 fumbles so far this season but that has been the only issue in recent weeks for the Vikings star receiver. He got a boost this week with Adam Thielen ruled out, but there looks to be enough targets to go around when he comes back. Bisi Johnson has not done enough to take away too many targets from Diggs and his only other competition is the number of times the Vikings choose to run the ball.
2019 Week 7 vs DET (8 / 7 / 142 / 0 rec)
All of the frustration felt by Diggs by lack of production in the offense seems to have melted away in the past 2 weeks. Diggs has caught 14 passes for 309 yards and 3 touchdowns in the last 2 weeks. Diggs caught a long 66-yard pass from Cousins deep down the right side and was tackled at the Detroit 4-yard line. This setup Dalvin Cook's second touchdown of the game and put the nail in the coffin for the Lions. Diggs also chipped in a ling 27-yard catch and run across the middle of the field to setup their second touchdown of the game. While the stat line looks great for Diggs this week there were a few issues hidden behind the monster yardage. He fumbled a 10-yard reception that was thankfully jumped on by Alexander Mattison and he dropped what would have been a touchdown catch that went straight through his out stretched hands in the end zone. Diggs normally comes up with those catches and seemed to just lose concentration on the ball as it came down. This was his only missed reception of the game, but it would have gone for a long touchdown had he caught it. If Adam Thielen is out next week with a hamstring injury, Diggs will see the greatest bump in targets again against the Redskins.
2019 Week 6 vs PHI (11 / 7 / 167 / 3 rec, 2 / 18 / 0 rush)
After all of the back and forth in the media and expressing how unhappy he was, Diggs finally had the game he was hoping for this week. He was targeted a team high 11 times and caught 7 of those passes for over 100 yards and 3 touchdowns. Diggs could have had a 4th touchdown if he were not held by the defense, but that allowed Cook to get a touchdown on the ground 2 plays later. Diggs opened things up with a 62-yard catch down the middle of the field. He simply outran the entire defense and the safety never even looked in his direction. Cousins put the ball right into his arms and in stride for the easy touchdown. The second touchdown was another deep throw for 51 yards down the left side of the field. The entire defense bit on the play action and Cousins rolled to his left and threw another strike to Diggs in stride for another long touchdown. The third score was a ball thrown a little high to Diggs in the back of the end zone and he was able to come down and get both feet in for the score. The play went for 11 yards with Diggs starting his route to the outside before cutting back in to maker the play. The ball was left high enough that either Diggs would make a play, or it would have gone incomplete out the back of the end zone. There were no sly comments about wanting to be traded or subtle digs at Cousins in the media after the game this week and everything seems to be clicking in the Minnesota offense right now.
2019 Week 5 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
After all the trade drama and missed practices, Diggs suited up for the Vikings this week and played on Sunday. It was not the results he wanted after a big game against the Bears, but at least there was progress with his quarterback and pushing the ball down the field. Diggs caught 3 of his 4 targets for less than 50 yards this week and was the 3rd leading receiver on the team and had nearly half his yards come on a single catch for 20 yards. Diggs was targeted in the end zone on a deep ball from Cousins but saw it fall incomplete for his long scoring chance. There was a lot of contact on both sides and either player could have been called for potential pass interference. Diggs is still clearly unhappy with the Vikings and the $200,000 fine he got for missing meetings and practices last week are not going to help things.
2019 Week 4 vs CHI (7 / 7 / 108 / 0 rec)
The only person in the offense who produced this week was Diggs. He caught all 7 of his targets and had his first 100-yard game of the season. He also chipped in a big 39-yard catch that showed Cousins can still push the ball down the field. Unfortunately, his day was dampened by a fumble on their last offensive drive before half time. Diggs looked to catch the ball across the middle for 10 yards before having the ball come loose and picked up by the Bears. The play was originally ruled incomplete but was challenged by Chicago. After the replay, it was ruled that Diggs had caught the ball, made a football move, fumbled the ball, and there was a clear recovery by the Bears. Chicago proceeded to go 57 yards in 20 plays and run more than 6 and a half minutes of the clock before kicking a field goal to send it to half. Diggs has had a tough start to the season and will only see that continue until they can get better play from Cousins.
2019 Week 3 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
It was a very quiet game for Diggs again this week. He seems to have taken the biggest hit from the struggling Cousins and is not on pace to have another 1,000-yard season. He caught all 3 of his targets for 15 yards. Each catch went for 5 yards and he was held in check by a very shaky Raiders secondary. The only real play of note from Diggs came before the game even started when he was playing catch with fans in the stands. He completed a pass to a kid in the second deck with a throw that should have Cousins worried that he is coming for his job. The Vikings are going to need Diggs and Cousins to work things out if they want to compete for a playoff spot this season.
2019 Week 2 vs GB (7 / 1 / 49 / 1 rec)
The SpongeBob 'ight imma head out' cleats went viral before the start of the game this week and Diggs did everything he could to live up to the hype they created. He caught a beautifully thrown 45-yard touchdown pass that landed just over his outside shoulder in stride but proceeded to be flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct when he took his helmet off in celebration. The penalty pushed the extra point try back and Dan Bailey missed again after an earlier field goal miss. This ended up being the only catch for Diggs after he had a 3-yard touchdown catch across the middle nullified after a successful offensive pass interference challenge by Green Bay. The call came against Dalvin Cook and the Vikings had to settled for a field goal rather than a touchdown that drive. Diggs was targeted 7 times this week and only wound up with a single reception. It was a rough day for all Viking receivers with Cousins struggling under center. Diggs should see plenty of volume next week with the Vikings taking on an Oakland team that was picked apart by the Chiefs through the air.
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.
Latest NewsVikings | Minnesota sees 2019 season end (Sat Jan 11, 07:31 PM) - Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 21-for-29 for 172 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round playoff game. RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 18 yards on nine carries and caught six passes for eight yards during the game. WR Stefon Diggs caught two passes for 57 yards and one touchdown on five targets. WR Adam Thielen caught five passes for 50 yards on seven targets. TE Irv Smith caught three passes for 39 yards on three targets, while TE Kyle Rudolph caught two passes for four yards on three targets. Our View: It was a good run for the Vikings this season. They failed to make the palyoffs last year but made it to the Divisional Round this year. Next season, in the final season of Kirk Cousins contract, the Vikings are hoping to make the NFC Championship at least. We'll see if they can make that happen. This offseason, the secondary is a part of the team they'll need to improve to make that run.
link to story Vikings | Stefon Diggs cleared for Saturday (Thu Jan 9, 06:02 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (illness) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 9, and was removed from the injury report for his team's Divisional Round game against the San Francisco 49ers. Our View: Diggs missed a couple of practices this week dealing with this injury. With Adam Thielen banged up (ankle) the team may need Diggs more than usual.
link to story Vikings | Minnesota's injury report for Week 19 (Thu Jan 9, 04:42 PM) - Minnesota Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander (knee) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for the team's NFC Divisional Round game against the San Francisco 49ers. S Jayron Kearse (toe, knee) also did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. WR Adam Thielen (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 9, and is listed as questionable. DT Linval Joseph (knee), WR Stefon Diggs (illness), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle, shoulder), DE Stephen Weatherly (foot), OG Josh Kline (elbow), DT Shamar Stephen (knee), TE Tyler Conklin (knee) and RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday and have been removed from the injury report. DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (hamstring) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day but also no longer appears on the injury report. link to story Vikings | Stefon Diggs returns to practice (Thu Jan 9, 12:25 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Jan. 9, after missing the previous two days with an illness. Our View: Good news for the Vikings here, especially with Adam Thielen having to have stitches for a bad cut on his ankle suffered in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. Diggs might be in for a large role against the 49ers on Saturday.
link to story Vikings | Coach optimistic about Stefon Diggs (Wed Jan 8, 06:59 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (illness) has missed the last two practices because of an illness, but head coach Mike Zimmer said he believes Diggs will be available to play in the Divisional Round playoff game. Our View: Diggs has been out of action for a couple of days but he should be out there. The Divisional Round game against the 49ers is on Saturday so Diggs has to get to feeling better fast.
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