Stefon Diggs Fantasy Value Explodes Following Monster Performance in Week 6 Against Eagles

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It had been a frustrating first five weeks of the 2019 season for Stefon Diggs' fantasy owners. Despite his average draft position (ADP) of WR12 entering the season, Diggs was just WR59 coming into Week 6.

His fantasy owners weren't the only ones frustrated by his lack of production though, as Diggs publicly voiced his frustrations, and missed some team meetings, which even led to some trade speculation for the talented WR.

The squeaky wheel seemingly got the grease, however, as Diggs saw 11 targets for seven receptions, 167 yards and three TDs through the air against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6.

Stefon Diggs Fantasy Points

Diggs absolutely torched the Eagles' secondary, piling up a ludicrous 36.5 fantasy points in standard scoring leagues, good for the highest total of the week among WRs (pending the remaining games).

This is certainly a welcome sight for his fantasy owners, as Diggs was averaging just 52.3 receiving yards per game, and he had scored only one TD entering Week 6.

While Diggs had been held in check for the first five weeks of the season, the Minnesota Vikings' passing attack has seemingly been revitalized over the past two weeks, which will undoubtedly boost Diggs' value going forward.

Kirk Cousins is averaging 319.5 passing yards over the last two games, and he's thrown six TDs with just one INT during that span. Those numbers are a significant improvement upon the 183.8 passing yards he averaged over the first four games of the season, and he had thrown just three TDs to two INTs.

If Cousins has indeed turned it around, then both Adam Thielen and Diggs could see some more explosive days like this one going forward.

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