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Texans Waiting To Decide On Whether To Extend Stefon Diggs

The Houston Texans acquired wide receiver Stefon Diggs in a big trade this offseason from the Buffalo Bills, but after trading for him, the Texans voided the final three seasons of his contract. Diggs will play the 2024 season on a one-year deal worth $22.5 million, so it's essentially an experimental year in his first year in Houston. The 30-year-old could land an extension if he fits well in Houston and remains productive, but it will be interesting to see if the Texans work to reach a new deal with him at some point this season or if they wait until the offseason to assess the situation. Diggs will be motivated to produce in 2024 and moves to another potent offense, although he'll have more competition for targets among Nico Collins, Tank Dell and Dalton Schultz. He'll have a lower fantasy ceiling but should still see enough volume to make him worth a look as a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 in fantasy.

Jul 4, 2024 2:53 PM EST


Stefon Diggs "Hasn't Lost A Step"

According to Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum, wide receiver Stefon Diggs has impressed his teammates this offseason. "It's really cool to get back out there and see Stefon on the practice field and to watch him absolutely do some dirty things on some routes that I haven't seen anybody be able to do," said Keenum during his annual youth football camp. "He's a dynamic player, and he hasn't lost a step." Diggs has been one of the league's top wideouts for years, and he finished the 2023-24 campaign by amassing 1,183 yards and eight touchdowns off 107 catches. The 30-year-old will have the luxury of catching passes from C.J. Stroud, an up-and-coming signal-caller, in 2024-25. However, Diggs will have plenty of competition for targets in Houston, so he could have a tough time hitting the 1,000-yard receiving mark for a seventh-consecutive season.

Jun 23, 2024 9:28 PM EST



Stefon Diggs Can Become Free Agent Next Offseason

Newly acquired Houston Texans wide receiver Stefon Diggs can become a free agent after his 2024 campaign, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The organization wiped out the final three years of Diggs' contract and moved up $3.5 million in guarantees for next season into this year. He will earn a total of $22.52 million in guaranteed money in 2024. This move should add an extra incentive for Diggs to perform his best, and it will be interesting to see if the Texans can lock him up long-term next offseason. Diggs, who turns 31 next season, has accumulated at least 1,000 receiving yards and six touchdowns in each of his last six campaigns dating back to his time with the Minnesota Vikings.

Apr 4, 2024 4:20 PM EST


Texans Acquiring Stefon Diggs From Bills

The Buffalo Bills are trading All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs and two 2025 late-round picks to the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2025 second-round pick. Needless to say, this is a shocking and exciting development, and quarterback C.J. Stroud will now have no shortage of weapons to throw to in 2024. However, the fantasy football outlooks of Nico Collins, Tank Dell, and Dalton Schultz are likely to take sizable hits. In Buffalo, Curtis Samuel and Khalil Shakir now move into the temporary WR1 and WR2 roles, but the Bills are surely planning to draft one or two wide receivers in the first three rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft. Diggs has expressed frustration in Buffalo over the last few seasons, but he has remained productive. The 30-year-old has posted at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last six seasons, including at least 1,100 yards in his last four campaigns with Buffalo. He keeps his WR1 upside in his new Texans uniform.

Apr 3, 2024 11:06 AM EST


Bills Need To Give Stefon Diggs Help

The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia believes that the wide receiver position is the Buffalo Bills' biggest need heading into the new league year in 2024. The Bills will still have quarterback Josh Allen and receiver Stefon Diggs, but the second half of last year yielded a lack of consistent explosive plays on offense and capped some of the team's overall potential. The absence of an explosive receiver who could attract attention away from Diggs made the Bills rely on shorter throws, their running game and longer drives to come away with points. Adding a top-tier receiver in this year's NFL draft could help open things up for Buffalo on offense significantly, which could help them eventually return to the Super Bowl. Giving Diggs help across the field should also help him produce more after he ended last year with a low ceiling for fantasy managers.

Feb 17, 2024 1:18 PM EST



Stefon Diggs Unsure About His Future

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs expressed uncertainty about his future in Buffalo in his first comments since losing in the Divisional Round of the playoffs to the Kansas City Chiefs. When asked whether he was ready to move forward with the Bills, Diggs said, "I'm ready to go no matter which way it goes," and did not elaborate. Diggs saved his worst for last in the loss to KC, catching just three passes for 21 yards on eight targets while also dropping a crucial deep pass that could have won the game in the fourth quarter. Diggs will have a $27.354 million salary cap hit in 2024 and still has three years left on the four-year extension he signed in 2022. General manager Brandon Beane backed Diggs after being eliminated from the playoffs, but Diggs' recent comments could be construed as non-committal to his future in Buffalo. The 30-year-old had a sixth straight 1,000-yard season in 2023, but he finished with just 422 yards and two touchdowns in his final 10 games.

Feb 2, 2024 5:21 PM EST


Stefon Diggs Closes Season With One More Dud

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs flopped one more time in Sunday's 27-24 Divisional Round defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs to wrap up a concerning drop-off, finishing with a season-low 21 yards on three catches (eight targets) and a seven-yard carry. As they've done in recent weeks, the Bills often sent Diggs in motion and used him in the backfield to avoid L'Jarius Sneed's shadow coverage, but it wasn't enough to get him going. Diggs started a rough evening by coughing up the ball on his first catch, but Dalton Kincaid was there to bat it out of bounds. Diggs had a chance to save his day by coming down with a deep Josh Allen bomb late, but the 30-year-old wideout couldn't corral the pass. It brings a merciful end to a dreadful second half for Diggs, who last scored in Week 12 and broke the 80-yard barrier in Week 6. A cinch first-round fantasy pick in recent years, Diggs' late-season decline could push him out of that echelon in 2024 drafts.

Jan 22, 2024 12:13 AM EST


Stefon Diggs Faces Daunting Divisional-Round Task

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs posted his second straight seven-catch effort in last Monday's wild-card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he failed to score for the sixth week in a row. Diggs handled the shadow coverage of top Steelers cornerback Joey Porter fairly well, but things won't get any easier in Sunday's Divisional Round versus the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs gave up the third-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts in the regular season, and Diggs also lines up for shadow treatment against L'Jarius Sneed, who allowed zero touchdowns and the fewest PPR fantasy points per target (1.00) over 16 games in 2023. Primarily covering Diggs when these squads clashed in Week 14, Sneed clamped down on him for Diggs' season low in yards (24). Without a 100-yard showing since Week 6, Diggs' looks more boom-or-bust than ever, but that should at least depress his DFS rostership and offer some contrarian appeal.

Jan 20, 2024 12:41 AM EST


Stefon Diggs Will Play Against Chiefs

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (foot) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's Divisional Round matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. As expected, he's good to go and will play despite appearing on the injury report this week after injuring his foot in the wild-card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Diggs was held out of practice on Thursday but returned to a limited session on Friday. Gabe Davis (knee) is missing another game this weekend, so quarterback Josh Allen could lean even more on Diggs, who hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 12. However, he was targeted nine times against the Steelers on Monday and caught seven passes for 52 yards. The matchup against the Chiefs is not the friendliest, but Diggs should have plenty of volume to make some noise as the fifth-most expensive WR at DraftKings.

Jan 19, 2024 3:50 PM EST


Stefon Diggs Gets Rest Day Thursday

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (foot) received a veteran day of rest at practice on Thursday after taking part in full on Wednesday. It's a new injury listed for Diggs, but it's apparently nothing major, and he should be just fine to play in Sunday's Divisional Round playoff game against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. Diggs caught seven of nine targets for 52 yards in Monday's wild-card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's now back-to-back games for Diggs with seven receptions, but he hasn't found the end zone now since the team's Week 12 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12. It might be tough for the 30-year-old to return to the end zone on Sunday in the Divisional Round against a Kansas City Chiefs defense that allowed the third-fewest half-PPR points to wideouts in 2023.

Jan 18, 2024 6:31 PM EST


Stefon Diggs Leads Bills In Targets, Catches In Wild-Card Win

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs paced his team with seven catches on nine targets in Monday's 31-17 wild-card victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, amassing 52 yards. Quarterback Josh Allen got the struggling Diggs involved early, linking up with his go-to man twice for 22 yards on Buffalo's first drive. Diggs suffered an injury scare right before halftime but walked off under his own power, and he was back out there for the third quarter after a five-catch first half. Besides a clutch grab on third-and-long, the 30-year-old All-Pro managed only 18 yards in a muted second half. Diggs' scoreless drought extended to six games consecutively from the 2023 regular season as well as six postseason contests in a row dating back to the 2020 year. Diggs aims to be at his best in next Sunday's Divisional clash with shadow cornerback L'Jarius Sneed and the Kansas City Chiefs, who bottled Diggs up for his season low in yards (24) back in Week 14.

Jan 16, 2024 12:03 AM EST


Stefon Diggs Seeks First Touchdown Since Week 9

The story of Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs' 2023 season was a tale of two halves. Diggs paced for his best season yet over his first nine games, catching 70 of his 97 targets for 834 yards and seven touchdowns. But the 30-year-old All-Pro followed up by laying one egg after another down the stretch, hardly providing flex-worthy fantasy numbers with 37 receptions (63 targets) for 348 yards and one score in his final eight outings. Diggs $7,400 DraftKings cost has taken a precipitous tumble as a result of the tailspin, as it's the first time since Week 1 against the vaunted New York Jets secondary that Diggs' salary is below the $8,000 plateau. Weather is still likely to be a challenge temperature-wise despite the NFL moving this wild-card game from Sunday to Monday. Even with No. 2 wideout Gabe Davis (knee) out, Diggs resides no higher than on the WR1/2 fringe while likely facing shadow coverage from Pittsburgh Steelers standout rookie Joey Porter.

Jan 14, 2024 1:03 AM EST


Stefon Diggs Comes To Life In Crucial Victory

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs came up big in Sunday's 21-14 road victory over the Miami Dolphins as the team secured the AFC East crown, catching seven of his eight targets for 87 yards. It's hard to believe, but Diggs' Week 18 receiving total was actually his highest since Week 6. It's a testament to his late-season swoon, and Diggs' night could have been even better. The 30-year-old superstar made a move to freeze All-Pro corner Jalen Ramsey on the first play of Buffalo's second series of the game, only for quarterback Josh Allen to overthrow a long would-be house call. Allen was later able to find his favorite target, however, lofting a 36-yard pass that Diggs made a spectacular grab on to get his squad into a goal-to-go. It was an encouraging performance from Diggs, who could function as a target hog in next Sunday's Wild Card clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers depending on the status of No. 2 wideout Gabe Davis (knee).

Jan 8, 2024 1:12 AM EST


Stefon Diggs Hopes To Put Rough Patch To Bed

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs' late-season slump has some questioning his health heading into Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Miami Dolphins. Ever since hitting Week 10's injury report as a late addition with back soreness, Diggs just hasn't been the same after a wild nine-game start saw him average 7.8 receptions (10.8 targets) for 92.7 yards with seven total touchdowns. In seven outings since Week 10, however, the 30-year-old three-time Pro Bowler is managing just 4.3 catches (7.9 targets) for 37.4 yards with only one score. Diggs enjoyed his best game of the campaign against Miami in early October, rattling the Fins for a 6/120/3 receiving line. With star cornerback Xavien Howard (foot) out in Week 18, it puts Diggs at risk of facing shadow coverage from superstar Jalen Ramsey. Diggs is more of a midrange WR2 with some contrarian appeal in DFS tournaments due to his recent woes.

Jan 5, 2024 11:50 PM EST


Bills Trying To Keep Stefon Diggs Fresh

Buffalo Bills struggling wide receiver Stefon Diggs was on the field for just 65% of the offensive snaps in the Week 17 win over the New England Patriots and hasn't topped a 70% snap share since Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Interim offensive coordinator Joe Brady said on Monday that he and Diggs are on the same page about his usage. Brady said the reasoning is to keep Diggs fresh and to make sure quarterback Josh Allen and the offense is efficient when targeting Diggs. Buffalo has also had a renewed focus on the run game in the last four weeks, with Diggs going for only 17 catches on 31 targets for 127 yards and no TDs. The 30-year-old will have a nice chance to bounce back in Week 18 against the Miami Dolphins, though. In the wild-card win over Miami last year, he had a team-high seven catches for 114 yards and then caught six passes for 120 yards and three touchdowns in Week 4 of this season against the Dolphins.

Jan 2, 2024 7:10 PM EST


Another Dud For Stefon Diggs In Fantasy Finals

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs continued to fail to show up in the box score in Sunday's 27-21 victory over the New England Patriots, catching four of his seven targets for 26 yards. The Bills tried to get Diggs involved early on an end-around inside the red zone, but he couldn't slip past defenders into the end zone. That was the closest Diggs would come to making a big impact in Week 17, as it was another nondescript showing to add to his recent downturn. The 30-year-old All-Pro looked spry during his frenetic start to the year, but he limped to fantasy's finish line with 30 receptions for 262 yards and one touchdown over his last seven games. Diggs went off for a massive 6/120/3 receiving line when Buffalo last met the Miami Dolphins, who Diggs will face in Week 18's AFC East-deciding affair, but it may be too late for season-long managers who sought a big score out of him against the Patriots.

Jan 1, 2024 2:39 AM EST


Stefon Diggs Tries To Break Out Of Slump Sunday

It's no secret that Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs is slumping, averaging 4.3 catches on 8.0 targets for 39.3 yards with one total touchdown over his past six games. What's even more troubling is that Diggs has just two red-zone targets in his last six outings, as Buffalo has leaned more on quarterback Josh Allen's rushing ability when they near the painted area. Diggs sustained an apparent neck issue in Week 16, and he's concerningly played 50% and 60% of the Bills' offensive snaps during his past two dates. It leaves us fair to speculate if the 30-year-old superstar is hurting and the team is managing his workload. Diggs sees a promising chance to escape the funk, however, on Sunday versus the New England Patriots, who he has 46 catches for 627 yards and seven TDs in seven career games against as a Bill. Diggs' downturn has lingered long enough, though, that he now teeters on the WR1/2 edge for Week 17's fantasy championship.

Dec 29, 2023 11:41 PM EST


Stefon Diggs Can't Wake Up From Swoon Saturday

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs delivered another box-score letdown in Week 16's 24-22 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, catching five of his eight targets for 29 yards. Diggs nearly gave fantasy managers a nightmare before Christmas after appearing to tweak his neck on a catch for no gain during the first play from scrimmage, but he missed only one snap before returning. It was a short-lived sigh of relief, however, as Diggs drew just one more first-half target and was seen hanging around on the sidelines amid the late stages of the second quarter. Diggs was fortunately back out there for the start of the second half and had a step on a defender down the field, but he was underthrown for a Josh Allen interception. For fantasy-playoff rosters that survived yet another Diggs dud, the 30-year-old All-Pro will try to put his long-running slump to bed once and for all in next Sunday's smash spot versus the 3-11 New England Patriots.

Dec 23, 2023 11:43 PM EST


Stefon Diggs Gets Ideal Rebound Chance Saturday

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs finds himself in a potential eruption spot in Week 16 against a Los Angeles Chargers team in coaching transition, which may be just what the doctor ordered. The 30-year-old All-Pro ranks as fantasy's overall WR7 in full-PPR scoring but has cooled off in a big way of late, reaching the 75-yard marker just once in seven of his last eight games after hitting the 100-yard barrier in five of his first six outings to kick off the year. The Chargers have been gashed for the third-most fantasy points to opposing WRs. It might be a bit hard-pressed to call this is a "squeaky-wheel" narrative for Diggs; the Bills also saw Dalton Kincaid and Gabe Davis go catchless last Sunday. But Buffalo could make a concerted effort to get the ball into their best pass catcher's hands on Sunday, since they are up against a Bolts group that may not offer much opposition. Diggs can be trusted as a midrange WR1 with touchdown upside.

Dec 22, 2023 11:12 PM EST


Stefon Diggs Not Needed Much As Bills Coast

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs sailed along during Week 15's 31-10 rout of the Dallas Cowboys, gathering four of his five targets for 48 yards to lead the team. Diggs had a solid first half with three catches on four targets for 32 yards and pulled in an incredible 16-yard pass with one hand as the rain started to come down late in Orchard Park, but it paled in comparison to the James Cook show that saw the running back demolish Dallas for 221 yards and two touchdowns. Sunday was technically an extension of Diggs' month-long struggles, but this one was truly more of an outlier with Cook gobbling so much of the Bills' opportunities and quarterback Josh Allen throwing the ball just 15 times. For fantasy managers who have survived his late-season slump, Diggs will have a prime chance to right the ship in a plum draw against a potentially phoned-in Los Angeles Chargers squad in Week 16 on Saturday night.

Dec 18, 2023 1:59 AM EST