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Can Stefon Diggs be the main weapon for Vikings in 2019?

Stefon Diggs has emerged as one of the best deep threats on the Minnesota Vikings and in the NFL over the past few seasons. Diggs has speed to burn and can stretch the field for a dynamic Minnesota offense that can beat you on the ground or in the air — and Diggs can do both.

The Minnesota Vikings are poised for big things in 2019 and Diggs will be a big part of that. He combines with Adam Thielen to make one of the best one-two punches at wide receiver in the NFL. He can stretch the field and get behind defensive backs to burn defenses.

The fifth-round pick has been a steal for the Purple and Gold. Diggs caught 720 yards in his rookie season in 2015 for the Vikings and he has reached at least 849 yards in each of the past three seasons.

Diggs jumped up from 720 yards in his rookie year to 903 yards in his sophomore campaign, before falling in the middle at 849 yards in 2017. However, he burst onto the scene in a big way after the 2017 regular season. Diggs scored the walk-off touchdown against the Saints in the playoffs that season and then had a huge regular season with Minnesota in 2018.

Stefon Diggs Prop Bet Over Under: 949.5 Receiving Yards

Diggs played in 15 games, starting in 14 of those contests, and was targeted a whopping 149 times by Kirk Cousins. He caught 102 of those passes for 1021 yards and nine touchdowns. All of those numbers were career highs for the wide receiver who broke out in a big way for the Vikings. Now, heading into 2019 with last year under his belt, Diggs is looking for more.

The Minnesota wideout has averaged 136 targets, 95 catches, and 1056 yards per 16 games over the past three seasons. And it isn’t out of the realm of possibility for him to put up similar numbers again in 2019.

Stefon Diggs’ odds of putting up those numbesr are pretty good, and Diggs’ prop bets seem to follow that line of thinking. His over/under for receiving yards is set at 1000.5 yards. Basically, will he be able to put up another 1000 yard season?

Along with that, the Vikings have an over/under for wins of nine. They are very likely to reach that mark with such a dynamic offense.

However, the question becomes will Diggs be the main target for the Vikings, or will defenses take him away as Kirk Cousins tries to spread the ball around.

With so many weapons on offense, betting the under on Stefon Diggs reaching 1000.5 yards seems like the safer bet. The Vikings are a defense-first team that now has a healthy running back in Dalvin Cook that they can ride when they have a lead. They could play a lot of low-scoring games that won’t allow for much passing action. That, combined with the other threats the Vikings have, makes the under 1000.5 yards the bet here.

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