Buffalo Bills: Will Stefon Diggs break out of his slump in Week 16?

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While the Buffalo Bills (8-6) are coming off back-to-back wins against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys, their best player not named Josh Allen has not been noticed or made an impact in the second half of the season. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs started out the season on pace to have a repeat of his 2020 season, where he recorded 127 receptions for 1,535 yards and 8 touchdowns.

In five of the first six games this season, Diggs reached over 100 receiving yards and was able to score 5 touchdowns. Since then, he has yet to reach over 100 yards in a game and has just 3 touchdowns since Week 7.

Diggs has no less than 5 targets a game, and as high as 12 targets. Since Week 7, he has only had 3 games of above 70 receiving yards. He just got over the 1,000 receiving yard mark for now the sixth consecutive time in his career, but with the pace that he was at in the first half of the season, he should have passed it before last week.

Even under the emergence of Joe Brady, who has been fantastic with the offensive play calling since taking over in Week 11, Bills fans have not seen Diggs produce to the level that everyone knows he can.

Will Stefon Diggs be able to get back on track for the Buffalo Bills in Week 16?

We are at the point of the season where if something is not broken, it shouldn’t be fixed. That factor is the run game led by James Cook. However, fans know that the offense is a better flow when Allen and Diggs are on the same page and in the first four games of the season, that was the story and the Bills started out 3-1, which included 3 wins by 28+ points.

If the Bills can get Diggs involved more in the game plan, it is hard to imagine that the Chargers will make some sort of impact if they cannot slow down Diggs to go with the run game that has come alive in the last month of football.