WR Stud: Stefon Diggs has exploded onto the scene over the past two weeks
Who are you and where did you come from? After going the first three games without a catch, Stefon Diggs has emerged as a top target in the Minnesota passing attack. The rookie fifth round draft pick posted a 6 catch 87 yard outing against a tough Denver secondary in week 4. After a bye in week 5, he erupted for 7 catches and 129 in week 6 vs. Kansas City.
Charles Johnson and Mike Wallace were expected to produce the majority of wide receiver yardage, but both have underperformed, opening the door for Diggs. If these past two performances are anything indicative of what’s next to come, claim Diggs for your team and give the impressive a rookie a shot until he proves otherwise.
WR Dud: Don’t be fooled by Cardinal’s wideout Michael Floyd
You may be thinking woah, Floyd’s 5 catch, 50 yards, and touchdown performance aren’t dud worthy, are they? Obviously they were not. However, heed this warning: Floyd has been one of the most enigmatic fantasy receivers over the past few years. Originally a top draft pick of Arizona in 2012, Floyd’s talent has never translated to consistent production. Prior to this solid stat line (against an average Pittsburgh defense, mind you) Floyd only produced one game where he recorded more than 1 catch and 20 yards. He’s a feast or famine player, and should only be relied upon if your better receivers are injured. Don’t fall in the Michael Floyd trap.
Honorable mention: Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts, who has caught at least 4 balls in 5 of 6 games this season, giving him decent value in PPR leagues. Someone other than DeAndre Hopkins has to get targets, right?