|ADP:||Round: 4, Pick: 9|
|Ht / Wt:||6'0" / 195 lb.|
|Born:||November 29, 1993|
|Drafted:||2015 / Rd. 5 (146)|
The Bills restructured Diggs' contract, increasing his compensation for the 2020 season by $3.3 million to $14.8 million, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: On top of that, Diggs' guaranteed money for 2021 will go up $7.7 million to $11 million, while his combined 2022-23 take will decrease from $25.55 million to $22.67 million. According to Garafolo, the aforementioned adjustments were agreed to when he was dealt to Buffalo on March 16, but the emerging pandemic delayed them until Diggs was able to report to the team. With his new squad, Diggs will be operating in tandem with John Brown in an offense that -- like his previous one in Minnesota -- is among the more run-focused in the NFL. Such a scheme didn't slow him down, though, as he produced a 63-1,130-6 line on 94 targets last year.
The Vikings agreed to trade Diggs to the Bills on Monday, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.
Analysis: The trade won't become official until later this week, but the Bills are set to send a 2020 first-round pick, fifth-round pick, sixth-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick to the Vikings in exchange for Diggs and a 2020 seventh-round pick, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Trade speculation has long surrounded Diggs along with rumors he wasn't happy in Minnesota, and he'll now receive a fresh start entering the 2020 season. The 26-year-old set career highs in yards (1,130) and YPC (17.9) in 2019, while catching 63 of 94 targets and six touchdowns. Diggs should slot in as Buffalo's No. 1 wide receiver opposite John Brown for third-year quarterback Josh Allen.
Diggs isn't likely to be traded this offseason, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Diggs has a penchant for posting vague/cryptic tweets, which have led to speculation he isn't happy in Minnesota, a story that first gained steam in October after he skipped a practice. His frustration may have been related to the team's run-heavy offense, something that fellow wide receiver Adam Thielen also took issue with. The Vikings quickly found a better balance and won eight of their next 11 games to secure a playoff berth, with Kirk Cousins averaging 260.7 passing yards and 2.1 passing touchdowns in that stretch. Diggs averaged 4.5 catches for 83.7 yards and 0.5 TDs on 6.8 targets during the same 11-game span, relying on long gains rather than the steady stream of short passes he'd seen in previous seasons. His average depth of target (aDOT) for the year was 14.9 yards, up from 8.8 in 2018 and 11.5 in 2017. Assuming Diggs isn't traded, it will be interesting to see if new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak continues to use the 26-year-old as a regular deep threat or returns him to his more possession-based role.
Diggs caught two of five targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-10 loss to the 49ers in the NFC divisional round.
Analysis: He hauled in the Vikings' only TD of the day on a 41-yard strike from Kirk Cousins late in the first quarter, but the game mostly belonged to the Niners after that. Diggs finished the 2019 regular season with a career-high 1,130 yards, but he was used far more as a deep threat than he was in 2018 -- he caught 63 passes on 94 targets, a significant drop from the 102 grabs on 149 targets he saw in 2018, but made up for it by nearly doubling his YPT to 12.0. Signed through 2023, Diggs should remain a key part of the Minnesota passing game again next year.
Diggs (illness) is not on listed on the Vikings' final injury report for Saturday's playoff game against the 49ers, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Diggs missed back-to-back practices Tuesday and Wednesday, but was cleared to play after returning to the field Thursday. While he'll be good to go, fellow starting wideout Adam Thielen is listed as questionable for the contest after suffering an ankle injury during Wednesday's practice. Either way, Diggs will look to be more involved in his team's passing attack Saturday after being limited to two catches (on three targets) for 19 yards in last weekend's wild-card win over the Saints.
Diggs (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: Diggs had missed two days worth or practice due to an illness, but his return to the field Thursday puts him on track to suit up Saturday against the 49ers. The Vikings' final injury report of the week will reveal whether the wideout is listed as questionable for the contest, or minus an injury designation altogether.
Diggs (illness) didn't practice Wednesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: Despite Diggs having missed his second straight practice Wednesday, coach Mike Zimmer indicated that he isn't concerned about the wideout's availability for Saturday''s divisional playoff game versus the 49ers. "He'll be fine," Zimmer noted. We'll circle back on Diggs' status Thursday to see if he's able to return to the practice field and also to see if he heads into the weekend with a designation on the Vikings' final injury report.
Diggs (illness) was not spotted at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: Diggs sat out Tuesday's walk-through practice due to an illness, and he appears to be headed for another "DNP" listing on Wednesday's injury report. He'll have one more opportunity to return to practice and shed his injury designation ahead of Saturday's divisional-round contest against the 49ers, during which Minnesota's offense will need every available playmaker firing on all cylinders.
Diggs wasn't in attendance for Tuesday's walk-through practice due to an illness, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: After defeating the Saints in overtime Sunday, the Vikings are holding only a light workout to begin the week, as the team faces a quick turnaround for Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the 49ers. So long as Diggs returns to practice in some fashion Wednesday and/or Thursday, he'll likely enter the game without a designation.
Diggs caught two of three targets for 19 yards and carried twice for eight additional yards during Sunday's 26-20 win over the Saints.
Analysis: Diggs saw his fair share of defensive coverage and struggled to get free against a talented New Orleans secondary. He didn't draw many targets and did little with the ones he did secure, recording a long gain of 10 yards on five touches. Still, Diggs converted a couple of big third downs and helped his team pull off an improbable road upset. He'll face another tough matchup next Saturday against the 49ers, but he should be involved nonetheless.
Diggs caught three of four targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 23-10 loss to the Packers.
Analysis: Diggs gave his team a 10-3 lead with a 21-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but it was all downhill from there, as Green Bay scored the next 20 points. He easily led the Vikings in receiving yards, as no teammate finished with more than 31. The 26-year-old receiver has 1,130 yards and six touchdowns heading into the Week 17 finale against Chicago, with half of those touchdowns coming in Week 6 against the Eagles.
Diggs caught four of six targets for 76 yards and rushed once for four yards during Sunday's 39-10 win over the Chargers.
Analysis: Diggs led the team in targets, averaging 19.0 yards per catch thanks largely to his long gain of 46 yards. He could have had an even better stat line had the game remained competitive, but five turnovers from the home team greatly affected the game flow. Still, Diggs went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season and should be busier in next Monday's pivotal game against the Packers.
Diggs hauled in six of his nine targets for 92 yards in the team's Week 14 win over the Lions.
Analysis: Diggs logged his second consecutive game with nine targets, hogging 31 percent of the team's total catchable passes. In addition to the volume, he recorded the game's longest play from scrimmage on a 44-yard reception just before halftime. This performance continued Diggs' inconsistent results, as he's now surpassed 90 receiving yards in two of his last five games. In the remaining three contests, he's combined to muster just 78 yards. More volatility in Diggs' performance could be in order if Adam Thielen (hamstring) is able to return against the Chargers in Week 15.
Diggs secured four of nine targets for 25 yards in the Vikings' 37-30 loss to the Seahawks on Monday.
Analysis: Diggs was once again the recipient of plenty of extra defensive attention with Adam Thielen (hamstring) sidelined for the third straight game, and he was the intended receiver on a Kirk Cousins interception on the first play of the fourth quarter. Diggs was coming off a five-catch, 121-yard, one-touchdown effort versus the Broncos before the Week 12 bye, but yardage tally Monday was his third lowest of the campaign. Diggs will hope to have his teammate back to draw some coverage away in a Week 14 divisional battle against the Lions.
Diggs caught all five of his targets for 121 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-23 win over Denver.
Analysis: Diggs had his lone target of the first half called back for a penalty and so he was a blank slate heading into the second half. The Vikings did well to get him into rhythm early early and, though fans might have questioned why Diggs was being given such generous cushions, he showed why midway through the fourth quarter when he burned the secondary on a double move for a 54-yard touchdown. Diggs has five touchdowns this season, but has scored them all in three games -- leaving himself scoreless in eight other contests. While that may be frustrating to fans, he has topped 100 yards in three of those eight contests and figures to continue to be fed the ball so long as Adam Thielen (hamstring) is out of the lineup. Next up, after the bye, is Seattle's 27th-ranked pass defense.
Diggs secured seven of 11 targets for 167 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings' 38-20 win over the Eagles on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 18 yards.
Analysis: The breakout game the Vikings, Diggs and fantasy managers had all been waiting for finally came for the speedy receiver, who got his day off to an outstanding start by shaking loose for touchdown receptions of 62 and 51 yards in the second quarter. Just as important, albeit not as spectacular, was Diggs' 11-yard scoring grab late in the third quarter, which extended Minnesota's lead to 31-20 at the time. The targets, yardage and touchdown tally were all high-water marks on the season for Diggs, who also equaled the season-best seven receptions he'd managed Week 4 against the Bears. Diggs will look to build on his second 100-yard game in the last three contests when he tangles with the Lions secondary Week 7.
Diggs caught three of four targets for 44 yards during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Giants.
Analysis: Faced with a favorable matchup, Diggs finished fourth on the team in catches while tying for third in targets and receiving yardage. He wasn't used often as the Vikings passed just 27 times, which surely isn't what he predicted after making his frustrations known for his lack of involvement before he skipped practice and meetings this past Wednesday. Diggs will face a favorable matchup next Sunday against the Eagles, but the circumstances surrounding him of late seem to be putting a large damper on his fantasy value.
Diggs is listed as active for Sunday's road game against the Giants.
Analysis: The ongoing saga with Diggs will simmer down for at least one day, as coach Mike Zimmer has deemed that the wide receiver is prepared to play after a week in which he missed team activities Monday and Wednesday. It's unclear if Diggs will retain his typical workload of 76.5 percent of the offensive snaps, and if he doesn't, the likes of Bisi Johnson, Laquon Treadwell and Davion Davis are on hand to pick up the slack.
Diggs is expected to be active for Sunday's game against the Giants, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Diggs didn't do himself any favors with coach Mike Zimmer this week, missing practice and meetings Wednesday before having perfect attendance Thursday and Friday. After the final session, Zimmer said he needs to "watch the tape" before making a decision on Diggs' availability, but it appears the wide receiver is good to go. The Vikings' receiving corps is typically the domain of Diggs and Adam Thielen, but former's situation may have opened the door for Bisi Johnson, Laquon Treadwell and even Davion Davis to experience an increased role.
Diggs will be traveling to Sunday's game against the Giants, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: This shouldn't come as much of a surprise considering Diggs is expected to play Sunday, but it's more or less a confirmation of the designation following head coach Mike Zimmer's confusing comments Friday, suggesting he'd need to "watch the tape" before outright confirming Diggs as a starter. Diggs was fined for skipping meetings and practice earlier in the week, but it remains to be seen whether the Vikings plan to dish out any other punishment to their star receiver.
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