Stefon Diggs

Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver #14
Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver #14
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Stefon Diggs News

Secures four-year extension

Diggs agreed to terms on a four-year, $104 million contract extension with the Bills on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Diggs still had two years remaining on his five-year, $72 million contract, but after seeing the wide receiver market undergo a sea change this offseason, Buffalo decided not to wait things out. The four-year extension adds onto Diggs' previous contract, tying him to the Bills for the next six seasons. Diggs, who hasn't missed a regular-season game in his two years with Buffalo, racked up a career-high 1,535 receiving yards in 2020, and he set another career mark with 10 touchdowns in 2021. The 28-year-old will continue to enjoy his position as Josh Allen's top target heading into the 2022 campaign, a combination which has proven highly valuable for fantasy purposes.

Apr 6, 2022 6:27 AM EST

Dismal showing in playoff loss

Diggs caught three of six targets for seven yards and added a two-point conversion in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: The Chiefs made sure Diggs wouldn't be the one that beat them in this one, allowing Gabriel Davis to have the game of his life (201 yards and four touchdowns) instead. Diggs still managed to make an impact by giving the Bills a three-point lead with 1:54 left in the fourth quarter by catching a two-point conversion in the back of the end zone. The teams exchanged 17 more points after that to get to overtime, where the Chiefs found the end zone to knock out Diggs and the Bills. He should resume his highly productive role as Josh Allen's top target next season, but this poor performance in the biggest game of the season will leave a sour taste in Diggs' mouth.

Jan 23, 2022 11:16 PM EST

Quiet night in blowout win

Diggs brought in three of four targets for 60 yards during the Bills' 47-17 win over the Patriots in an AFC wild-card matchup Saturday night.

Analysis: The odds on Diggs not being on the receiving end of at least one score on a night when Josh Allen tossed five touchdowns were probably remote, but that's exactly what transpired in the blowout victory. The multi-time Pro Bowler did check in tied for second in receptions and as the runner-up in receiving yards behind Dawson Knox, but the fact Allen spread the wealth around and Buffalo also wasn't forced to pass much in the second half capped Diggs' fantasy contributions overall. The 28-year-old will have a chance to boost his production in a divisional-round battle versus either the Chiefs or Bengals next weekend.

Jan 15, 2022 9:14 PM EST

Scores 10th TD in win

Diggs caught nine of 14 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Jets.

Analysis: He opened the scoring early in the first quarter on a 10-yard strike from Josh Allen, giving Diggs a career-high 10 TDs on the season. He also surpassed 100 receptions for the third time in the last four seasons, winding up with 103 catches on 164 targets for 1,225 yards. Diggs should be heavily involved again Saturday when the Bills host the Patriots in the wild-card round.

Jan 9, 2022 9:53 PM EST

Five receptions in win

Diggs brought in five of nine targets for 52 yards in the Bills' 29-15 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He was also sacked on a pass attempt.

Analysis: Diggs led the Bills in receptions, receiving yards and targets on a day in which Josh Allen completed well under 50.0 percent of his passes and threw for just 120 yards at 4.6 yards per attempt. The 28-year-old has eclipsed 50 receiving yards in five of the last six games, but he did see a two-game touchdown streak snapped Sunday. He'll have one more chance to tune up for the postseason in Week 18 against a Jets defense that he posted a season-best 162-yard effort on back in Week 10.

Jan 2, 2022 3:03 PM EST

Finds end zone in win over Pats

Diggs caught seven of 13 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-21 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Diggs gave Buffalo a 17-7 second-quarter lead with a 12-yard touchdown catch, and his 19-yard catch in the fourth to convert 3rd-and-10 deep in Patriots territory set up Dawson Knox's game-sealing two-yard touchdown two plays later. The star wide receiver was targeted 13 times for the fourth time this season, matching his season high. Diggs has eight touchdowns in his last 10 games and will have an excellent opportunity to get right back into the end zone in Week 17 against the porous Falcons secondary.

Dec 26, 2021 1:40 PM EST

Scores in tough matchup

Diggs caught four passes for 35 yards and one touchdown on seven targets against Carolina on Sunday.

Analysis: Often matching up against top corner Stephon Gilmore while his quarterback dealt with both a tweaked foot and a relentless pass rush, Diggs had a difficult assignment Sunday against the Panthers. A player with his talent and usage often has a high floor even in unfavorable situations, and this game was a good example of that. A road matchup against J.C. Jackson and the Patriots isn't any easier in Week 16, but Diggs has a recent history of getting the better of the Patriots, including at New England in 2020 (nine catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns on 11 targets).

Dec 19, 2021 1:39 PM EST

Team-high yardage total in loss

Diggs secured seven of 13 targets for 74 yards in the Bills' 33-27 overtime loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Diggs' yardage total paced the Bills on a busy day for the passing game, one that saw Josh Allen put the ball up on 54 occasions overall. The multi-time Pro Bowler's target total also led the team and tied for a season high. Despite the solid production, Diggs has now fallen short of the 100-yard mark in four straight games and eight of his last nine contests overall, leaving fantasy managers counting on him in their upcoming postseason contests hoping for a much-needed breakout effort in Week 15 at home against the Panthers.

Dec 12, 2021 6:15 PM EST

Makes four catches

Diggs caught four of seven targets for 51 yards in Monday night's 14-10 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Diggs led the Bills in all major receiving categories despite extreme wind heavily restricting the passing game. While Diggs managed a game-long catch of 26 yards, he also narrowly missed out on a deeper touchdown during the first half. Given the bad weather as well as a tough matchup versus the Patriots, his overall performance was commendable, but warmer conditions could prove more favorable in Week 14 versus the Buccaneers.

Dec 6, 2021 8:28 PM EST

Seven catches in holiday win

Diggs brought in seven of nine targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 31-6 win over the Saints on Thursday night.

Analysis: Diggs paced the Bills in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night and notched his seventh touchdown of the campaign on a five-yard grab early in the third quarter. The star wideout has posted at least five receptions in five of the last six contests, and with four touchdowns in the last three games, he heads into a Week 13 showdown with the Patriots on Monday night, Dec. 6.

Nov 25, 2021 9:07 PM EST

Two short TDs in blowout loss

Diggs caught four of six targets for 23 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-15 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Diggs' pair of scores salvaged a strong fantasy performance out of a subpar showing from the Bills in every phase of the game. He did well to get his feet down along the sideline to secure a six-yard touchdown in the first quarter and added a nine-yard score in the fourth, but it was all Colts in between. After scoring just one touchdown through five games this season, Diggs has found the end zone five times in the last five games heading into a Thanksgiving road tilt in New Orleans.

Nov 21, 2021 1:10 PM EST

Season-high yardage total in win

Diggs caught eight of 13 targets for 162 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 45-17 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Diggs did a significant chunk of his damage in the two-minute drill to close out the first half. With the Bills leading only 10-3, he hauled in a 47-yard deep ball before catching a 12-yard touchdown four plays later. That turned out to be the first of four consecutive Bills touchdowns, with the next three all coming on the ground in the third quarter. Diggs hasn't been able to replicate last year's phenomenal season, as he came in with just one other 100-yard receiving performance -- a 114-yard effort against Houston in Week 4. While he's proven he can beat up on the dregs of the NFL, Diggs is still searching for a signature performance against quality competition, which he'll look to deliver in Week 11 against the Colts.

Nov 14, 2021 1:41 PM EST

Solid showing

Diggs caught six passes for 85 yards on eight targets against Jacksonville on Sunday.

Analysis: The Jaguars shocked Buffalo with a 9-6 upset and obliterated basically every component of the Bills offense, the one exception being Diggs. He led Buffalo in receiving yards, catching 75 percent of his targets at 10.6 yards per target on a day where quarterback Josh Allen completed just 66 percent of his passes at 5.6 yards per attempt. Admirably as Diggs played for his own part, it's still a disappointing box score and a missed opportunity in a season where Diggs has yet to truly break out the way he did in 2020. He'll have another good shot to do so against the Jets in Week 10.

Nov 7, 2021 1:37 PM EST

Gets into end zone Sunday

Diggs secured five of seven targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 26-11 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: The star wideout was often held in check throughout the contest by some tough coverage from the Dolphins secondary, but Diggs managed to salvage his fantasy day with a 19-yard scoring grab early in the fourth quarter. While he was otherwise quiet, Diggs now has touchdown catches in consecutive games after finding the end zone only once through the first five contests of the campaign. He'll next look to exploit a vulnerable Jaguars secondary in a Week 9 home matchup.

Oct 31, 2021 1:41 PM EST

Scores in close loss

Diggs caught 9 of 11 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 34-31 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Diggs led the Bills in receptions and targets on a night when he, Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley all topped 85 yards through the air. However, it was Diggs who scored Buffalo's first touchdown of the game, hauling in a 14-yard slant during the second quarter. The star wideout then drew a pass-interference call on a deep pass during the second half, setting up a one-yard score a few plays later. Despite not being able to return home with a victory Monday, Diggs arguably put together his best performance through six games this season, sending him into his bye week on a positive personal note.

Oct 18, 2021 8:57 PM EST

69 yards in win

Diggs had two receptions on five targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 38-20 win over Kansas City.

Analysis: Diggs wasn't needed much in a contest that the Bills led from wire to wire. The star wideout did make a splash with a big 61-yard reception, but remained relatively quiet otherwise. Buffalo is getting more contributions from other receiving assets like Dawson Knox and Emmanuel Sanders this season, which has cut into Diggs' production compared to last year's monster totals. He remains a must-start option in this high-octane offense heading into a matchup against the Titans next Monday.

Oct 10, 2021 11:28 PM EST

Tops 100 yards

Diggs recorded seven receptions on 10 targets for 114 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Diggs had logged only one reception of more than 20 yards across the first three contests. However, he managed long receptions of 37 and 31 yards against the Texans to top 100 receiving yards for the first time in a game this season. His performance is even more impressive considering that he and several of the Bills' key offensive players were on the field for only one offensive possession in the fourth quarter. That isn't likely to be the case in a Week 5 matchup against the Chiefs, a showdown that should give the Bills the chance to open up its offense.

Oct 3, 2021 4:03 PM EST

Solid line in blowout win

Diggs secured six of 10 targets for 62 yards in the Bills' 43-21 win over Washington on Sunday.

Analysis: Diggs turned in a relatively vanilla stat line by his lofty standards, although his numbers were still useful to fantasy managers rostering him in PPR formats in particular. The star receiver has been partly victimized by the Bills' passing attack not taking center stage thus far this season until Sunday, but it was still disappointing to see him fail to score on a day Josh Allen threw four touchdowns. Diggs will look to boost his overall numbers back up at the expense of the vulnerable Texans in Week 4.

Sep 26, 2021 3:43 PM EST

Finds end zone in blowout win

Diggs caught four of eight targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-0 win over Miami.

Analysis: Diggs scored from five yards out in the first quarter but it's disappointing that he wasn't more involved after that given Buffalo's success offensively. The Bills relied primarily on the ground game in the blowout win, but Diggs remains the team's clear top option in the passing game. After battling two of the league's top secondaries in the Steelers and Dolphins, Diggs should find more space to work with in Week 3 against Washington.

Sep 19, 2021 1:34 PM EST

Leads receivers in loss

Diggs brought in nine of 13 targets for 69 yards in the Bills' 23-16 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

Analysis: Diggs led the Bills in receptions, receiving yards and targets, but he averaged a pedestrian 7.7 yards per catch in the process. The Pro Bowl wideout is likely to pace the Buffalo air attack on plenty of weeks this season, but he should have a markedly easier time on many weeks as compared to this matchup versus the suffocating Steelers defense. Diggs will look to boost his overall numbers in a Week 2 battle versus the Dolphins, though Miami also boasts a deep and experienced secondary.

Sep 12, 2021 1:52 PM EST

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