Diggs caught 2 of 5 targets for 69 yards in the Bills' Week 5 win over the Chiefs.
Diggs was relatively quiet. He caught a 61-yarder in the first half but didn't do much besides that. Josh Allen only completed 15 passes as the Bills dominated defensively and hit a few splash plays on offense.
Diggs should have a monster game in Week 6 against the Titans and is a good buy-low candidate as he has had a slow start to the season.
With the Bills controlling this game wire-to-wire, Josh Allen threw just 29 passes. But he threw 10 of those passes to Diggs, and the volume helped to get the WR on track after a slow start to the season. He turned in his first 100-yard game of the season. As always, Diggs was nearly impossible to cover, allowing the QB and WR to largely play pitch and catch. Unfortunately, he was unable to score a TD, as Dawson Knox caught both of the red-zone TDs.
After 4 games with a total of just 1 TD and 1 game with over 70 yards, Diggs has been a bit of a disappointment based on where he was drafted in the preseason. However, the fact he’s been targeted at least 10 times in 3 games means that volume should eventually lead to some of the big performances we’re used to seeing from him. However, with Emmanuel Sanders, Cole Beasley, and Dawson Knox being factors in the passing game, we may not see the weekly dominance Diggs displayed in 2020.
Despite seeing 10 targets on Sunday in a monster Josh Allen performance, Diggs left something to be desired. He caught 6 of his 10 targets for 62 yards.
This was the 2nd time in 3 games that Diggs saw double-digit targets, which is a great sign. And Allen targeted Diggs when the Bills got into the red zone, but the TD never came.
Going forward, Diggs is still an elite WR for fantasy football. Volume is king and the production will begin to match. This offense has a multitude of weapons that can make it a bit frustrating week to week, including Emmanuel Sanders who was added before the season.
Better days are ahead. Enjoy the 60+ yards on 5+ each week even if his peak has yet to be reached.
Game flow hurt Diggs here, as Buffalo raced out to a big lead. Still, the former Viking garnered 8 targets (a 24.4% share) and caught 4 for 60 yards and a score. The TD came on a throw-back across the field into the end zone, all made possible by Josh Allen’s mobility (and aggressiveness). Diggs also made a highlight-reel grab when he out-jumped Xavien Howard on a downfield ball. There's certainly no concern over Diggs as a higher-end WR1. Allen simply hasn't matched his 2020 level of play, although some regression was always likely. Next up is a home matchup with Washington.
Diggs saw 14 targets against Pittsburgh — T-3rd most league-wide in Week 1. That mark also represented a strong 27.4% target share. Diggs even ranked 5th among WRs in air yards. He managed just 69 yards on his 9 catches, though, as Josh Allen failed to duplicate his 2020 level of play. Allen tossed just 1 score — a 3-yarder to Gabe Davis — but Diggs did see a pair of red zone targets. Even if Allen’s play takes a step back from 2020, Diggs should remain a clear WR1. Next up is a Miami squad he posted 8-153-1 and 7-76 against in 2020.