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Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have consistently rewarded their fantasy owners this season, but have yet to be recognized as tried and true No. 1 options. However, if the number of targets they've received this season is any indication, that may not be the case for long. 


Thielen and Diggs have consistently been number one options by almost every measure this season thanks to a ridiculously high target share. Through Week 12, Diggs (11.50) and Thielen (11.45) lead the league in targets per game. 

The pair's high target share is incredible on its own, Kirk Cousins' preference for the two receivers really drives the point home. Diggs and Thielen have been the recipient of 53 percent of Cousins' passes and have caught 14 of his 22 touchdowns this season.


Volume always equals production when it comes to fantasy football and as long as Cousins keeps throwing the ball to his favorite receivers, Diggs' and Thielen's status as No. 1 options will remain for the rest of the season. 


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