Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 67%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 6.7%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 1.2
Durability: question mark 12

Medium Risk

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Stefon Diggs Player Overview

What You Need To Know:

  • Diggs reached 1,000 yards last season. But he proved extremely inconsistent for a Vikings offense dominated by Dalvin Cook.
  • Buffalo sent a 1st-round pick to Minnesota for Diggs, who instantly projects as the team’s top WR.
  • There’s unlikely to be a high ceiling here; Josh Allen’s accuracy woes and a run-first attack have been prominent over the past 2 seasons.


Final season in Minnesota

2019 was a strange year for Diggs.

He reached 1,000 yards for the 2nd straight season, adding a respectable 6 scores. Yet only 5 of his 94 targets came in the red zone. He caught 1.

Diggs recorded TDs of 45, 62, 51 and 54 yards, helping his yards per catch settle at a career-high 17.9. He also finished 6th among WRs in fantasy points per target; 3rd in yards per target.

On a run-heavy offense — Kirk Cousins chucked it only 444 times — Diggs was wildly inconsistent. He fell shy of 10 PPR points 6 times. Three of his TDs came in 1 game (Week 6 vs. Philly).

Moving to another run-centric team, is Diggs bound for another rollercoaster season?


Fresh start

The Bills dealt a 1st-round pick for the 26-year-old, who’s under contract through the 2023 season.

We project him to lead the team in targets, albeit by a slim margin. John Brown was impressive last season (72-1,060-6) and has a built-in rapport with Josh Allen. Cole Beasley’s a fine slot receiver, but he’s not a guy who’ll command a big target share.

The real issue is that Buffalo doesn’t want to put games into Allen’s hands. Through 2 seasons, he’s completed 56.3% of his passes at 6.6 yards per attempt. His 2019 QBR ranked 24th among 30 qualifiers.

Sure, there’s still some untapped upside with the young passer. But we don’t expect a drastic shift in OC Brian Daboll’s approach. Across 6 career stops as an OC, his units have ranked outside the top-6 in rush attempts just once. Buffalo has the personnel to pound the rock after draf…

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Stefon Diggs Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 28, 2018 NFL Chest Rib Bruise Diggs suffered bruised ribs against the Saints and missed the next game. He returned after the Week 10 bye.
Oct 9, 2017 NFL Inguinal Groin Strain Grade 2 Diggs missed 2 games with a groin strain.
Dec 21, 2016 NFL Inguinal Hip Sprain Diggs sat out the season's final game with a hip injury
Nov 20, 2016 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Diggs was diagnosed with a Grade 1 knee strain and was sidelined the following week.
Oct 3, 2016 NFL Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Diggs dealt with a groin issue for a couple of weeks before missing Week 5. He returned after the Week 6 bye.