Vikings WR Stefon Diggs INACTIVE vs. Lions

Vikings Inactives

QB Taylor Heinicke
WR Stefon Diggs
CB Terence Newman
CB Marcus Sherels
T Rashon Hill
DT Sharrif Floyd
DE Stephen Weatherly

Related players: Adam Thielen, Cordarrelle Patterson, Adam Thielen

Fantasy Impact: 

With Diggs out, Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson become startable. Thielen is especially appealing, since he's already playing starter's snaps and racked up 7-127-1 on eight targets with Diggs out in Week 5. Thielen has found the endzone in two straight games and has cleared 50 yards and/or scored a touchdown in five of his last six games. Patterson has become more involved in the offense since Week 4, posting WR4/WR5 numbers in that span. He has averaged 6.0 targets per game in the last seven games, and that was with Diggs in the lineup for six of those games. There are some rumblings that the team may use Patterson as a runner to kickstart an anemic running game. Laquon Treadwell will draw the start in Diggs' place, but it's hard to get excited about a player who has one catch through 10 games. TE Kyle Rudolph also gets a small bump since there are a few extra targets to go around.

Filed Under: 2016, W12

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