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What You Need to Know:
-Year 1 in Buffalo saw Diggs shatter career highs in targets (166), catches (127) and yards (1,535). He played all 16 games for the first time in his 6-year career.
-Diggs’ targets represented a hefty 29% team share.
-He hit 100 yards and 20+ PPR points 7 times. He never dipped below 10 PPR points.
-Benefiting from Josh Allen’s breakout season, Diggs caught an eye-popping 76.5% of his targets.
-His 84.9 receiving grade from Pro Football Focus ranked 4th among WRs. His 2.51 yards per route run ranked 6th among 84 WRs with 50+ targets. The efficiency was strong here.
-Diggs never appeared on the regular season injury report. However, in May, he revealed that he played the postseason with a torn oblique muscle. He still tallied 20-311-2 in 3 games.
-2021 sees Buffalo return the same QB, HC, and OC to an offense that ranked 2nd in total yards and points; 3rd in passing yards.
-The only noteworthy change occurred when the Bills let John Brown walk in free agency. Emmanuel Sanders then signed a 1-year deal worth $6 million.
-While it’s a noteworthy sum, Sanders is 34 and coming off an underwhelming 61-726-5 line in New Orleans.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:
After a down 2019, Diggs rebounded in a major way in his debut season with Buffalo. Only 28 (in November), he’s poised to repeat a WR1 finish alongside Josh Allen.
Sure, you’re not drafting Diggs expecting a repeat of his 2020 totals. But we’d be surprised if he drops out of the top-10, barring an injury. Consider the 7th-year pro a solid Round 2 option.