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The Minnesota Vikings didn't exactly have their best game Sunday in a rough 24-10 loss to the New England Patriots. Adam Thielen was held to just 28 yards on the day and Stefon Diggs was the team's leading receiver with a mere 49 yards. But even if he wound up leading the team, Diggs did not look 100 percent out there after dealing with a knee injury all week leading up to the game. 


In fact, he spent a decent amount of time not on the field at all. 

This is clearly due to the swelling in his knee that left Diggs as a game-time decision before the Vikings ultimately elected to have him suit up. For reference, in Week 12, Diggs saw 66 of 70 offensive snaps for Minnesota. It's more of an indictment on the team as a whole that he led them in receiving yards this week than anything else, Diggs missed about a quarter of the game's snaps. 

Since Diggs was able to play, it shouldn't be too much of a problem moving forward, but with the fantasy playoffs steadily approaching, you might want to watch the Vikings' injury report closely this week. If Diggs can't go for whatever reason, Aldrick Robinson becomes the next man up. 


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