Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Buffalo Bills
2021 Fantasy Outlook
We knew Diggs was a good player from his Minnesota days, but it was hard to see him blowing up in the passing-game wasteland that was Buffalo. Not only was it an outdoor, cold-weather venue, but third-year QB Josh Allen was more of an athlete than a polished quarterback, and Diggs had competition for targets from both John Brown and Cole Beasley. Fast forward 16 weeks, and Diggs, buoyed by a pass-heavy offense and MVP-candidate passer, led the NFL with 127 catches (6th all-time) and 1,535 yards while hauling in eight TDs. At 6-0, 191, and with 4.46 speed, Diggs can get down the field, but his elite quickness, tight route running and good hands set him apart. While Diggs couldn’t replicate the absurd 12.0 YPT from his final season in Minnesota, he posted an impressive 9.2 YPT (8th) on a league-leading 166 looks. At 27, Diggs is still in his late prime, and with Allen turning a corner, this is suddenly one of the league’s best setups. The Bills threw 68.8 percent of the time (5th), so there’s plenty to go around, and Diggs is firmly established as Allen’s top target. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a five-year, $72 million contract with the Vikings in July of 2018. Traded to the Bills in March of 2020.
Solid line in blowout win
WRBuffalo Bills
September 26, 2021
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, but his numbers still were useful to fantasy managers rostering him in PPR formats in particular. The star receiver thus far has been partly victimized by the Bills' passing attack not taking center stage this season until Sunday, but it still was 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.
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How do Stefon Diggs' 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
130.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.02
 
% Team Air Yards
34.3%
 
% Team Targets
27.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
41.9%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
79.5
 
Cornerbacks
77.5
 
Safeties
47.9
 
Linebackers
99.2
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Stefon Diggs' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
191 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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On a per-play basis, Diggs had a season for the ages last season. Among the 40 receivers with at least 90 targets, Diggs' 17.9 YPC was second only to Kenny Gollday's 18.3, and his 12.0 YPT was first by a mile - a full yard more than No. 2 Chris Godwin's. Moreover, despite only 94 targets, Diggs tied for the league lead with eight catches of 40-plus yards and was tied for sixth with 20 catches of 20-plus. This was such a far cry from 2018's high-volume, low-output performance (10.0 YPC, 6.9 YPT), it's hard to accept these were back-to-back seasons from the same player. At 6-0, 191, Diggs has just average size, and his 4.46 timed speed is good but nothing special. Diggs made his living on quickness, crisp route running, reliable hands and torching the Eagles' sorry secondary in Week 6. The Vikings traded Diggs to Buffalo this offseason, so he'll ply his trade with the strong-armed but less accurate Josh Allen. The Bills were tied for 25th with only 513 passing attempts last year, and they already have a quality deep threat in John Brown, so Diggs might transition back to being an intermediate target. And with Cole Beasley lining up in the slot, Diggs' volume probably won't see too much of a spike.
If you thought Adam Thielen lived off dink-and-dunk plays, take a look at Stefon Diggs' stats - 102 catches for 1,021 yards and just 6.9 YPT, ahead of only Zay Jones, Jarvis Landry, Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Crabtree among 100-target wideouts. Diggs has good hands (only four drops), but it's easy to hang on to passes when you're standing so close to the quarterback (8.8 average depth of target). The Vikings' poor offensive line play undoubtedly impacted the play calling as both Diggs and Thielen made fewer big plays (Diggs had only 13 20-plus- and two 40-plus-yard catches on 149 targets). At 6-0, 191, with 4.46 speed, Diggs is quick and athletic, runs excellent routes and has strong ball skills - in the rare event he gets a downfield throw. He also saw 18 red-zone looks and cashed in six for scores, so he has a decent TD floor for a wideout his size. Diggs has been an efficient player in the past - 8.9 YPT in 2017 and never less than 8.0 before last year - so as long as Kirk Cousins has time to throw, we'd expect Diggs, still only 25, to improve his per-play production. (And the Vikings upgraded their interior offensive line this offseason.) Once again, Thielen is his only real competition for targets, so there should be plenty of opportunities for both.
Diggs made one of the most improbable and spectacular catches of all time to knock the Saints out of the playoffs, and his regular-season work was nothing to sneeze at, either. Despite missing two games, Diggs scored eight times and bumped up his efficiency to 8.9 YPT (9th among the league's 38 90-target WR). Part of that was due to Case Keenum taking over for the conservative Sam Bradford, and Diggs will have another competent downfield thrower in Kirk Cousins this year. At 6-0, 191, Diggs has just average size, and his 4.46 speed is good but nothing special. But Diggs is quick, runs excellent routes and has strong ball skills and reliable hands. Adam Thielen is a co-No. 1 target, and assuming Cousins and new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo don't shake things up too much, both players should share in the passing game spoils. One negative is the presence of red-zone specialist Kyle Rudolph, who had nine targets inside the 10 last year, along with a presumably healthy Dalvin Cook.
Nagging injuries derailed Diggs' second season and also opened the door for Adam Thielen to become the team's co-No. 1 target. At 6-0, 191, Diggs has only average size, but he possesses good speed (4.46 40), runs good routes and has strong ball skills. He didn't run many deep routes, however -- only three catches of 40 yards and 10 for 20 or more -- and he wasn't used heavily in the red zone (12 looks). As such, he scored only three times. While Diggs averaged a respectable 8.1 YPT, it came on only 10.8 YPC, meaning he was padding his catch percentage (and Sam Bradford's record-setting completion percentage) with short routes. Diggs worked this offseason to improve his conditioning in the interest of staying healthier and should again be one of Bradford's main targets. However, Thielen isn't going away, and the team signed Michael Floyd.
A fifth-round pick last season, Diggs rapidly ascended the Vikings' depth chart, ultimately becoming the top target in the passing game and posting four straight weeks of at least 85 yards. Unfortunately, that streak ended Week 8, and Diggs failed to eclipse even 70 yards and scored only twice during the team's last nine games. At 6-0, 195, Diggs has only average size and good speed (4.46 40). He's elusive in space, runs good routes and has strong ball skills. Despite his anemic production in the second half, Diggs heads into the season as the team's No. 1 wideout. Of course, the Vikings don't throw much (454 attempts, 32nd) and when they do they are not especially efficient (7.1 YPA, 20th.) And even though Mike Wallace is gone, Diggs could have competition from first-round pick Laquon Treadwell for targets.
A former five-star recruit, Diggs looked like a future day one or two draft pick during his freshman season at Maryland (54 catches for 848 yards and six touchdowns while scoring twice on kick returns in 11 games), but he never made much progress due to injuries and terrible quarterback play. The 2015 fifth-round draft pick has some upside as a result, but will likely be brought along slowly and may spend much of the season on the practice squad.
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Finds end zone in blowout win
WRBuffalo Bills
September 19, 2021
Diggs caught four of eight targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-0 win over Miami.
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Leads receivers in loss
WRBuffalo Bills
September 12, 2021
Diggs brought in nine of 13 targets for 69 yards in the Bills' 23-16 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.
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Not on injury report
WRBuffalo Bills
September 8, 2021
Diggs (knee) isn't listed on the Bills' Week 1 injury report released Wednesday, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.
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Not playing
WRBuffalo Bills
Knee
August 28, 2021
Diggs (knee) isn't in uniform for Saturday's preseason game against Green Bay, WIVB's Josh Reed reports.
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Going through warmups
WRBuffalo Bills
Knee
August 28, 2021
Diggs (knee) is in uniform and going through pregame warmups ahead of Saturday's preseason matchup with Green Bay, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
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