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at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Stefon Diggs
WR - BUF
Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs
WR - BUF
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 22-
Best Rank# 3# 5-
Worst Rank# 29# 37-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at SF vs. NYJ-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs SFThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs NYJ-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec21.326.1
Rec Yds220.4287.2
Rec TD1.62.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total172.8209.3-
Avg Game10.812.3-
2019 Average10.812.3-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Stefon Diggs
WR - BUF
Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs
WR - BUF
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF vs. NYJ
Week 2 vs. WAS at MIA
Week 3 vs. DET vs. LAR
Week 4 at CAR at LV
Week 5 at NYJ at TEN
Week 6 at DAL vs. KC
Week 7 vs. SEA at NYJ
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. NE
Week 9 vs. MIA vs. SEA
Week 10 vs. BUF at ARI
Week 11 at SEABYE WEEK
Week 12 at NE vs. LAC
Week 13 vs. LAR at SF
Week 14 at NYG vs. PIT
Week 15 vs. PHI at DEN
Week 16 vs. SF at NE
Week 17 at LAR vs. MIA
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Stefon Diggs
WR - BUF
Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs
WR - BUF
2020 Points 
Week 115.18.6
Week 212.821.3
Week 313.710.9
Week 44.111.5
Week 519.110.6
Week 67.310.6
Week 714.34.8
Week 89.2
Week 93.011.8
Week 1018.715.3
Week 115.1
Week 125.53.9
Week 1311.29.2
Week 1413.619.1
Week 1521.014.7
Week 164.832.5
Week 173.57.6
Total172.8209.3
Average10.812.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Stefon Diggs
WR - BUF
Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs
WR - BUF
2020 Targets 
Week 1169
Week 2913
Week 3126
Week 497
Week 5716
Week 688
Week 71211
Week 89
Week 9312
Week 101210
Week 118
Week 1279
Week 131310
Week 141114
Week 151113
Week 161211
Week 17108
Notes for Player Combination
 
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Stefon Diggs
WR - BUF
Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs
WR - BUF
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
It's tough to figure out where to place DeAndre Hopkins this week. He's one of the best talents at receiver in the NFL and is going to be catching passes from a young phenom in Kyler Murray, but the 49ers' defense is terrifying. Their front seven should dominate the Cardinals' offensive line. However, the Niners play mostly zone defense and there's a solid chance the Cardinals are trailing for most of this game, so Hopkins should still see plenty of targets. His upside is capped a bit this week, but he's still a strong WR1 play.While the Jets' run defense was very solid last year, their passing defense was subpar as they allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to wide receivers last year. However, as talented as Diggs is, he's entering an offense that was in the bottom third of passing attempts last season. Diggs could certainly score a touchdown in this game, but with one of the lowest combined points totals on the week, he should be viewed as more of a WR2 than a WR1 this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I'm definitely worried about wide receviers going to new teams this year with no preseason games, though Hopkins is one I'm a bit less worried about. Why? Have you seen the quarterbacks he's worked with throughout his career? Outside of Deshaun Watson, here's the list: A.J. McCarron, Tom Savage, T.J. Yates, Brock Osweiler, Brian Hoyer, Brandon Weeden, Ryan Mallett, Case Keenum, Matt Schaub, and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Despite all of that, he's been a top-five receiver for as long as I can remember. The 49ers don't shadow, so Hopkins will be most likely see Emmanuel Moseley in coverage most of the time. He's a former undrafted free agent who was forced to step into the starting lineup after Ahkello Witherspoon failed to live up to expectations. The Cardinals targeted him seven times in their matchups last year, completing five passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. There's likely going to be some growing pains with Hopkins and Kyler Murray, and knowing the 49ers defense is no pushover, it's hard to trust Hopkins as anything more than a WR2 in his Cardinals debut.The reports have been good on the chemistry between Diggs and Josh Allen, but when training camp comes around, almost all reports are. The connection they need is the deep ball, as Diggs led the league in deep ball yards last year (635 of his 1.130 yards came on passes that traveled over 20 yards), and all six of his touchdowns were on such passes. So, when you see that Allen completed just 18-of-68 passes that traveled over 20 yards, we have an issue. Fortunately, Allen should have a lot of separation this week, as Diggs can dominate any of Pierre Desir, Blessuan Austin, or Brian Poole. Not only has Desir been a hit-or-miss cornerback, but he's also dealt with a hamstring injury throughout training camp. Poole is ideally a slot cornerback, while Austin is a depth chart cornerback, at best. It's going to be harder for Diggs to have the explosion-type weeks he did with Kirk Cousins, as Allen never threw for more than 266 yards last year and had just four games with more than 34 pass attempts. My guess is that Diggs is a slightly better version of 2019 John Brown, who posted at least 9.2 half PPR points in 13-of-16 games but topped 13.4 points just three times. The matchup is good, so start Diggs as a high-floor WR3 with upside for more.
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 John Brown roasted the Jets for 123 yards and a score last year. But wait a minute, isn't this Stefon Diggs' player note? Yes, but I expect Diggs to get a lot of the looks that Brown earned last year. He has a similar speed-based skill set, and Josh Allen is a deep-ball specialist. With the Jets' secondary forced to play without Jamal Adams, look for Diggs to break off one or two long receptions to earn himself a high-end WR2 result.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Hopkins got PAID and he should instantly show up in this matchup. While this 49ers DST could give Kyler Murray and Kenyan Drake fits with their pressure up front, the corners aren't going to be able to contain Nuk and the other receiving weapons that Arizona has to offer. Hopkins is a solid option this week and should get off to a hot start in his new home. 
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
 I expect Diggs to come out firing against this Jets secondary.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The 49ers were 12th against fantasy wide receivers, but Hopkins is too talented to leave off the elite WR1 line, even in a tough matchup against the 49ers.The Jets were 23rd against fantasy wide receivers with Jamal Adams last year. The Jets have a new look defense without him and Diggs has the chance to open with a big game for his new team.