Packers: Top five wide receivers in the NFC North in 2019
3. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
Incredibly, Stefon Diggs is the third-best wide receiver in the NFC North, but still not the number one on his own team. That highlights just how talented the Minnesota Vikings’ starting wide receiver duo is.
But make no mistake, Diggs is still a very good receiver, and he’s coming off a career year in 2018. Diggs put up 1,000 yards receiving for the first time after coming close the two years prior, and he also caught a career-best nine touchdowns.
And when Diggs is at his best, defenses have no answer for him. He had over 100 receiving yards in four games last year, and he had at least one touchdown in three of those games.
Diggs’ record against NFC North teams is particularly impressive. In seven career games against Green Bay, he’s averaging 79 receiving yards and 0.86 touchdowns per game. In seven games against Chicago, Diggs is averaging 67 yards and one touchdown per game. He’s caught a touchdown pass in all but one game against the Bears. Against Detroit, Diggs is averaging 72 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game.
Diggs would be the clear number one wide receiver on many teams around the NFL, but with Thielen, the Vikings have the best WR duo in football. And that’s not good news for the Packers.