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Theilen is in according to Schefter. Wonder how that will affect Diggs. KC has been actually good against WRs this year. Its been pass catching RBs that have murdered them so far.

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Now, for once, Thielen can actually serve as the decoy so Diggs can have success.  It's about time.  Usually it has been the other way around...

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6 hours ago, ninersdd said:

Theilen is in according to Schefter. Wonder how that will affect Diggs. KC has been actually good against WRs this year. Its been pass catching RBs that have murdered them so far.

Well, no one should be considering benching Diggs for this week, Thielen or no Thielen.

Diggs is possibly the hottest offensive player, at any position, in the NFL right now.

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So all Thielen has to do is suit up and stand on the sideline to wreck Diggs production?  smh.

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I did not see the game, but 4 targets and 1 carry for maybe the hottest WR in the NFL is unacceptable.

Perhaps Minnesota built their game plan around short passes to Thielen and Dalvin Cook, and when Thielen got reinjured early on, their plans were screwed and too late to make a new one.

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53 minutes ago, SharkSwimmer said:

I did not see the game, but 4 targets and 1 carry for maybe the hottest WR in the NFL is unacceptable.

Perhaps Minnesota built their game plan around short passes to Thielen and Dalvin Cook, and when Thielen got reinjured early on, their plans were screwed and too late to make a new one.

Zimmer'd!

In a loss no less, when Cook was getting bottled up.

This is why this dude was never a "must start" but a "approach with reasonable caution."  Nothing to do with his individual talent but the team's playcalling is...perplexing.

I do appreciate the good numbers though the past month.

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1 hour ago, SharkSwimmer said:

Perhaps Minnesota built their game plan around short passes to Thielen and Dalvin Cook, and when Thielen got reinjured early on, their plans were screwed and too late to make a new one.

 

This is my theory of the case as well, but in redraft we still have the rest-of-season issue that we can't really predict when the game plan calls for a 1-4-0 line as opposed to a 7-167-3 line. And we can never bench a guy who's just averaged 151 receiving yards over his past three games, so this is the price of admission.

Diggs has already basically locked up my playoff slot, and I have won a few matchups in spite of his floor games. His value really all comes down to whether he decides to put up 4 yards or 167 yards in Week 15 and 16.

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While Diggs had been lighting it up the past few weeks, let's not forget what happened earlier in the season.  There will always be risk with this guy due to the poor coaching staff on this team.  Inability to pivot a game plan based on game flow is a trademark of a bad coach.  And barring any coaching changes in Minnesota, Diggs will always be at the mercy of his coaches' incompetence.

 

 

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Zimmer should realize that when they have a well balanced offense, that they normally win. These past few weeks when they were red hot. I wonder what they thought in changing their game plan.

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Seems like the Vikings ran the same 5 pass plays tonight recycled over and over. 

Sucks seeing his talent wasted in this offense. Maybe he will get traded in the offseason. 

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16 minutes ago, Jmiller21kg said:

Seems like the Vikings ran the same 5 pass plays tonight recycled over and over. 

Sucks seeing his talent wasted in this offense. Maybe he will get traded in the offseason. 

Not sure why they dont get him involved on a consistent basis. In the games he has had 7 targets, he has put up solid #'s. Other games, he has had 2,3,4,5,5 targets. Paying a WR that much to target very little, doesnt make sense. 

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Boom or Bust WR3 that's more bust than boom. Congrats to those that were able to get rid of him during/after that 3 game stretch. What we've seen the last two weeks will be the norm of the rest of the season. Players like this are terrible to have on your team because you have to start them if you have them when it makes more sense to identify good matchups with non-name brand WRs. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Randy_Rancourtt said:

Boom or Bust WR3 that's more bust than boom. Congrats to those that were able to get rid of him during/after that 3 game stretch. What we've seen the last two weeks will be the norm of the rest of the season. Players like this are terrible to have on your team because you have to start them if you have them when it makes more sense to identify good matchups with non-name brand WRs. 

 

 

 

1 hour ago, pastorofmuppets2 said:

two straight games without Thielen, and he's 4/53/0 on 11 targets combined 😄

So doesn’t this say when Thielen comes back he should put up better numbers.  Opposing defenses are obviously keying in on him with no other real passing threats.

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22 minutes ago, herschel said:

 

So doesn’t this say when Thielen comes back he should put up better numbers.  Opposing defenses are obviously keying in on him with no other real passing threats.

 

This goes against the large sample size we have of the numbers he puts up when Thielen does play, which isn't pretty. Unless it's a bottom of the barrel team defensively, Diggs isn't going to get many looks and has  little chance of scoring a touchdown. He's pretty much a very highly paid decoy to open up the running game for Cook and middle for Thielen. 

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The problem with Diggs is not his production, but his volatility.  He is either terrible or winning your week for you.  He is terrible more than he is awesome.  His overall numbers are good though.

He is on pace for 1214 yards and 6 tds.  If I told you he would produce that during your draft, you'd draft him pretty high.  The TDs are a bit low but you can't really argue with the overall production.

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Chris Harris with no Thielen to distract him and a Broncos team that might just hand the Vikings defense the win singlehandedly if the don't just hand the ball to Cook 30 times?

Image result for that's a no from me dawg

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