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Stefon Diggs Injury Updates

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Falcons. After sitting out Wednesday, Diggs was limited on Thursday and Friday. We’ll find out his game status by noon ET on Sunday, but Diggs hasn’t played well through injury as a pro. Consider him a risky WR2 in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs missed Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury. It's the 1st we've heard of it, but Diggs is now high on the Week 1 injury watch list. We'll see if he's able to get back on the field on Thursday.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs did not practice on Wednesday and is listed on the injury report with a knee. It's the 1st we've heard of it. This could just be a rest day for Diggs, but check back tomorrow for another update on his status.

Vikings WRs Adam Thielen (low back, calf) and WR Stefon Diggs (ribs) are both off the final Week 11 injury report. Thielen was limited all week, but we’ve heard nothing to suggest that he won’t be a full-go on Sunday night vs. Chicago. Diggs put in a full week of practice.

The Vikings expect to go without WR Stefon Diggs today against the Lions, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Diggs is dealing with a rib injury that kept him out of practice all week. His absence would likely mean more playing time for Aldrick Robinson. The switch certainly dings the upside of QB Kirk Cousins, but we wouldn't dramatically alter his fantasy outlook.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs missed Wednesday's practice with a rib injury. ESPN's Courney Cronin believes Diggs suffered the injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday night's loss to the Saints. He played the rest of the game, so we're tentatively expecting him to suit up this weekend vs. Detroit. But we'll continue to keep a close eye on him the rest of the week.

Jets CB Trumaine Johnson is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings because of a quad injury thta continued to keep him out of practice all week. Johnson's absence doesn't really matter for IDP purposes, but it'll help Vikings WR Stefon Diggs' outlook. Jets slot CB Buster Skrine also remains out for the 2nd straight week with a concussion.

The Vikings and WR Stefon Diggs have agreed to a 5-year extension, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It tacks on to the final season of his rookie deal, locking him up in Minnesota through the 2023 campaign. Although injuries have gotten in the way -- he's missed 8 games through 3 NFL seasons -- Diggs has averaged 5.0 catches and 61.8 yards per game. He's finished top 14 among WRs in PPR points per game each of the last 2 years. Turning just 25 in November, the arrow is still pointing up on Diggs.

Update: Diggs' extension has a base salary of $72 million and can be worth up to $81 million. He got $40 million in guarantees.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) was did not practice on Tuesday. We don't have any details on his injury. Diggs has missed a bunch of practice time this year but played in 9 of 10 games. We'll have another update on his status tomorrow.

The Vikings returned to the practice field Monday after their Week 6 bye, but they did so without WR Stefon Diggs. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Diggs sat out with the groin injury that cost him the Week 5 game and "has bothered him for a couple weeks." We'll certainly be watching his status throughout the week. WR Jarius Wright also missed practice. WR Adam Thielen reportedly ran as the lead wideout.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's been listed on the injury report with the groin for the past 2 weeks, but this is the 1st time he's missed 2 straight workouts. We haven't heard anything to suggest that Diggs is in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Texans, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph missed Wednesday's practice with a clavicle/rib injury. We'll keep an eye on Rudolph's participation the next 2 days, but we'd bet on this being a minor issue. Minnesota also held out WR Stefon Diggs (groin) and starting RT Andre Smith (triceps) in a practice that came less than 48 hours after their Monday night win over the Giants.

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Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) is active for today’s game against the Panthers. He didn’t practice on Friday but wasn’t even listed on the final injury report. Diggs is safe to get into fantasy lineups.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs is dealing with a groin injury and was held out of Friday’s practice. He’s not listed on the final injury report, though, meaning he’s in no danger of missing this weekend’s game against the Panthers. We’ll keep an eye on him, but Diggs is safe to keep in Week 3 fantasy lineups.

The Vikings have acquired QB Sam Bradford from the Eagles in exchange for a 2017 1st-round pick and a conditional 4th-rounder in 2018, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's an aggressive move from a Minnesota team that's in a championship window right now. Bradford certainly isn't an All-Pro, but he's certainly an upgrade over Shaun Hill. We'll see if Minnesota can get Bradford ready for its opener in just 8 days, but he obviously won't be a Week 1 fantasy option. The Vikings will remain a run-first team, so Bradford will struggle to ascend beyond QB2 territory. His arrival is good news for RB Adrian Peterson, WR Stefon Diggs and the rest of Minnesota's skill-position guys. Meanwhile, Bradford's departure from Philadelphia figures to speed up QB Carson Wentz's debut. The rookie is still recovering from his rib injury and is a long shot to be under center Week 1. But we'd bet on him being there by October. QB Chase Daniel figures to open the season as Philly's starter.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater suffered a "significant" injury to his left knee in practice Tuesday, HC Mike Zimmer told the media late Tuesday afternoon. Zimmer said the team didn't know the extent of the injury yet but that Bridgewater's hope for playing this season "doesn't look good right now." Shaun Hill steps in as the starter for however long Bridgewater will miss. The 36-year-old obviously means a step down from the 3rd-year starter, but Hill has started 6+ games in 3 other seasons and fared OK. He needs only to be decent in a Vikings offense that leans heavily on the running game and gains support from an ascending defense. Going from Bridgewater to Hill dings the upside for WRs Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson and Laquon Treadwell a bit. We've knocked them down our WR rankings, but none was an early-round option to begin with. A sluggish pass offense could also hurt RB Adrian Peterson by allowing defenses to stack the box more -- like we saw with Rams opponents vs. Todd Gurley late last year. But Peterson already saw plenty of that in 2015. He's still a fine pick anywhere in the 1st half of Round 2.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday.  The injury was never believed to be serious.  The rookie has a tough Week 9 matchup against the Rams, but he's fine to get into fantasy lineups as a lower-end WR2.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs did not practice on Wednesday and is on the injury report with a hamstring issue.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune thought the rookie hurt his knee on his last catch of Week 8, but it turns out he injured his hammy.  The issue is "believed to be minor," according to insider Chris Tomasson.  We'll have another update on Diggs tomorrow.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer refused to name WR Stefon Diggs a starter on Monday, but he didn't deny it either.  “You don’t lose your starting job because of injury but you lose your starting job because of performance," Zimmer said, referring to WR Charles Johnson's recent absence. “But, no, I have not decided that yet."  Johnson mustered just 6 balls for 46 yards in Minnesota's first 3 games.  Diggs has racked up 13 grabs for 216 yards over the last 2.  We'll see how the snaps and targets are divvied when Johnson returns, likely this coming week.  But Diggs is worth rostering in all fantasy leagues.


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