Stefon Diggs Injury Update Increases Fantasy Value in NFC Divisional Round Game

Max Staley
Stefon Diggs celebrates after defeating the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card Round.
Stefon Diggs celebrates after defeating the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card Round. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Stefon Diggs didn't do much in the Minnesota Vikings' NFC Wild Card Round Game against the New Orleans Saints. He's also been dealing with an illness all week, and the combination of those two things has clouded his fantasy outlook a bit.

Fortunately, it looks like Diggs will be able to suit up against the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round.

Stefon Diggs Fantasy Outlook

Diggs was back at practice on Thursday, and he was completely removed from the team's injury report. While it doesn't look like the illness will affect him too much, the 49ers' secondary likely will.

San Francisco is the league's second-best defense against the pass, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics, and the 49ers surrendered the 12th-fewest PPR points per game to WRs in the regular season.

It's a tough matchup, but with Adam Thielen likely playing at less than 100 percent, Diggs could see a few more targets than he normally would.

Accounting for both Thielen and Diggs suiting up, Diggs checks in at WR5 in our Divisional Round fantasy football rankings, while Thielen is the WR4.

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