The Minnesota Vikings have a very good receiving squad but it is time for Stefon Diggs to step up even more.
It looked like at the beginning of the season that Stefon Diggs was going to step into the spotlight and become a household name around the country. Instead, Adam Thielen has taken that role and run away with it. It’s a good problem to have for the Minnesota Vikings, but Diggs does need to step it up again.
Through the first three weeks of the NFL season, Diggs have four touchdowns. Since then Diggs has only one touchdown. Diggs has only broken the 100-yard receiving mark once this season and has only had more than 35 receiving yards in two of his last six games.
The first four games saw Diggs catch less than five passes only once while that can be compared to his last six games where Diggs has only had a minimum of five catches one time. The stats show that Diggs has dropped off since his hot start at the beginning of the season, but the Vikings really need the topline Diggs back.
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The stud edition of Diggs might not be required to beat the Carolina Panthers, but it will likely be required in the playoffs at some point. Case Keenum can only keep hitting Thielen with passes for so long until some team along the way finally figures out how to shut him down. If Diggs is what we all think he can be, that will not only make Diggs better but can also help Thielen continue his streak of dominance.
Plus a full-fledged Diggs would give another fantastic target for Case Keenum to throw to. Granted, Diggs has been on the field for the most part, but it is time to start asking for more from the highly touted receiver.
The Vikings are a very, very good team. It’s hard to poke too many holes in the team, but there’s always room for improvement. A good first step in improvement would be Diggs getting back to the top of his game.