Stefon Diggs Fantasy Football News 2017

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) returned to practice on Thursday. He admitted beforehand, though, that his Week 7 status remains uncertain. “It’s kind of up in the air right now," he said. “Each day I’m going to do more and more. I feel good. (My) body feels fine. It’s not up to me. It’s bigger than me." We'll see how Diggs progresses over the next few days. Vikings-Ravens kicks off at 1 pm ET on Sunday.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) remained sidelined on Wednesday. He's yet to practice since injuring that groin 9 days ago. Fantasy owners can't plan on having Diggs for Week 7. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) is out for Sunday's game against the Packers. He didn't practice all week and isn't a lock to be back for next week's game against the Ravens. Minnesota's bye is in Week 9. Diggs' absence on Sunday should mean a few extra targets for WR Adam Thielen and TE Kyle Rudolph. Laquon Treadwell and Michael Floyd will handle #2 and #3 WR duties but can't be trusted in fantasy lineups.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He expects to play vs. Green Bay this weekend, but fantasy owners need to be making backup plans at this point. We'll update Diggs' status again tomorrow.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice on Wednesday. He played sparingly and was ineffective after injuring his groin in Monday night's game in Chicago. Diggs told reporters Wednesday that he plans to play vs. Green Bay this weekend -- but that doesn't mean a whole lot. We'll see if he's able to get back on the practice field tomorrow.

As expected, Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bucs. That left knee continues to give him issues, and there's no concrete timetable for his return. QB Case Keenum gets another start for Minnesota on Sunday after completing just 54% of his passes for 167 scoreless yards in Pittsburgh last week. He’s a significant downgrade for the Vikings’ pass-catchers.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Steelers. He didn’t look anywhere close to 100% in pregame warmups. We’ll see if he can get ready for Week 3. Bradford’s absence today leaves Case Keenum under center. Keenum arrived in Minnesota this offseason after completing 61% of his passes with 9 TDs and 11 INTs in 10 appearances for the Rams last year. He posted a 69% completion rate, 2 TDs and 0 INTs this preseason. Keenum is a serviceable NFL backup but is still a downgrade for all of Vikings pass-catchers. Expect Minnesota to pound RB Dalvin Cook as much as possible.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is a "legitimate game-time decision" for Week 2, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Bradford has no structural damage in that left knee but is dealing with "discomfort," Rapoport adds. The good news is that we'll find out his official status by noon ET today. The knee certainly adds risk to his fantasy value even if he plays, though. We just nudged Bradford and his pass-catchers down the Week 2 rankings.

Adam Thielen operated as the Vikings' slot WR in Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers. Per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, Thielen ran 20 routes from the inside during the 1st half. Stefon Diggs, the primary slot man last year, ran 0. WR Laquan Treadwell ran 2. Thielen caught all 5 of his targets for 50 yards vs. the 'Niners. If he sticks in the slot, it figures to raise his volume and catch rate. Diggs would head in the other direction -- but would likely improve on last year's 10.8 yards per catch. This will be a situation to watch closely in Week 1. We just adjusted our projections for both Thielen and Diggs.

The Vikings signed WR Michael Floyd to a 1-year deal worth $1.5 million. He can reach $6 million total with incentives, per ESPN. Floyd completely tanked on the field in 2016 and was cut from the Cardinals after he was arrested in December for DUI. The 27-year-old ended up serving jail time, and it’s quite possible he’ll receive further discipline from the league. Floyd’s also currently under house arrest and won’t be able to join the Vikings until after June minicamps. In Minnesota, he’ll battle Adam Thielen and Laquon Treadwell for snaps behind #1 Stefon Diggs. The Vikings just drafted a pair of WRs, too (Rodney Adams and Stacy Coley).

The Vikings signed WR Adam Thielen to a 4-year, $19.2 million extension. He was a restricted free agent this offseason and set to hit unrestricted free agency next offseason. The new deal is a reward for a breakout 2016 campaign that saw Thielen rack up 69 catches, 967 yards and 5 TDs. Of course, a huge chunk of that production -- 12 catches, 202 yards and 2 TDs -- came in a Week 16 explosion in Green Bay. Thielen reached 70 yards in just 3 of his other 15 games. The contract extension is a sign, though, that Minnesota sees him as a key part of its passing game going forward. Thielen, Stefon Diggs and Laquon Treadwell will battle for standing on the depth chart this summer.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bears. He'll be held out after playing at less than 100% for much of the season. WR Laquon Treadwell (ankle) is also doubtful, and WR Charles Johnson (knee) is questionable. WR Adam Thielen and TE Kyle Rudolph should dominate Minnesota's targets.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. Banged-up for most of the year, Diggs might be held out of Sunday's meaningless finale. His absence would funnel more targets to WR Adam Thielen and TE Kyle Rudolph.

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Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Cowboys. He put in a full practice on Wednesday, so the knee shouldn't be much of an issue. Diggs is a solid WR2 vs. a defense that's struggled against slot receivers.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer's status for Thursday night's game against the Cowboys is "uncertain" after he underwent emergency eye surgery on the Wednesday, the team announced. It's certainly not an ideal scenario for a team that's topped 20 points in just 1 of its last 6 games. WR Stefon Diggs and TE Kyle Rudolph should be the only Vikings on your Week 13 radar.

Update: Zimmer will miss the game.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Cowboys. He practiced all week, though, including a full workout on Wednesday. So Diggs figures to play vs. a defense that's struggled against slot receivers. He's a rock-solid WR2 for Week 13.

 
 
 

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