Stefon Diggs Fantasy Football Outlook & Value 2019

With Kirk Cousins under center last season, the Minnesota Vikings offense had a rough go at times, but it didn’t stop Stefon Diggs from putting up a 102-1021-9 line. A lot of the struggles was due to the offensive line. It should take a step forward, and this offense is looking very fantasy friendly for 2019. It wasn’t a top ten finish for Diggs, but he remains one of the better options when healthy in our fake game. While Diggs has battled some injuries, he usually trucks through and has started 14 games in each of the last two seasons. 17 touchdowns over the last two years, and heading into his age 26 season, Diggs is a comfortable tier two wideout to consider in drafts.

2018 Fantasy Recap

Tier FPTS 2018 Rating GP SNPS/G TGT REC TGT/G YDS 100+ YDS YDS/REC TD Yahoo PTS/G
2 164.3 93 15 58.3 148 102 9.9 1,021 4 10 9 14.4

In Stefon Diggs’ age 25 season he produced a 102-1021-9 line. It was a career high in touchdowns, receptions, targets, and yardage. Despite being alongside Adam Thielen, this offense produced two top 20 wideouts. Diggs was WR15 in terms of scoring this season, and we have him just a shade lower this season. Diggs had a fairly healthy season even with a couple of injury report appearances, which isn’t anything new for him. If this is what an upside season looks like for Diggs, he is going to be a solid pick moving forward. Minnesota’s offense produced on a fantasy level, but the offensive line killed the efficiency for most of the year. This should give some confidence that the fantasy numbers won’t take a hit if the offensive line play continues.

2019 Fantasy Outlook

Position Ranking ADP Auction Value Bye Week Receptions Receiving Yards Touchdowns
WR17 3.12 $28 12 90.8 978.8 7.6

Stefon Diggs projects as our WR17 and there is some upside where he continues to get his red zone looks and produce touchdowns. He doesn’t have that weekly upside production, and a lot of his weeks are very touchdown dependent. That is my concern, but as an WR2, you can’t do much wrong here. When all is said and done, his end of the year line will be stable as long as he is healthy.

Despite having a career high in yards, his yards per target were at a career low and his yards per reception were also at career lows. Diggs only had four games over 100 yards, and there were a lot of 5-55-1 type lines that added up to his overall score. This is not an appealing weekly guy.

Draft & Auction Value

Sitting at the edge of the late third round, Stefon Diggs is likely going to be your WR2. I would not be sitting with Diggs as my WR1 in 2019. There is also a likely chance his ADP slips more into the mid fourth round or even back half. While he is entering prime years for a wide receiver, and a second year with Cousins, I am not putting all my eggs in one basket here. I find Diggs to be a better best ball target than actual fantasy threat. Diggs will post some monster games this year, and also have some dreadful floor games as well. I will be looking for a more stable weekly option around the area.

  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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