Four games into the 2019 NFL season, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs needs to see more passes thrown in his direction.
Stefon Diggs has seemingly fallen out of the Minnesota Vikings offense this season. Diggs’ displeasure with his lack of targets through the first four weeks this year has been made clear from some of his postgame reactions.
After finally breaking through and getting some looks during Minnesota’s Week 4 game in Chicago, where does the star wide receiver go from here? Was Sunday’s performance against the Bears a product of Diggs asking for the ball, or did things just finally fall into place for him?
Diggs is too good of a talent to go to waste. His 12 targets through three games was a joke in itself. Sure, the Week 2 game in Green Bay was misleading, but Diggs has still been too much of a ghost in the Vikings’ offense so far this season.
Diggs saw six targets against the Packers but he only caught one pass. However, he also had a touchdown taken away due to offensive pass interference. Can his lack of targets be attributed to Minnesota’s new offense or is it just bad luck so far this year?
After taking a look at the offense during the Vikings’ first four games of the season, it seems as though Diggs just has not been looked at enough.
Before fans get on him for his fumble in Chicago, let’s relax and think about everything he has done for this team. Diggs has been a huge spark for Minnesota’s offense during his career and it has resulted in him earning a nice chunk of change.
So, I went back and watched the Vikings’ first four games of the year to find out why Diggs has been left out of the offense. Unsurprisingly, the talented receiver has been open quite a bit, but he just hasn’t been given ample opportunities.