Minnesota Vikings: 3 Players that must shine vs. Broncos in Week 11

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2. Stefon Diggs

With the potential absence of fellow wideout Adam Thielen, who has missed time over the course of the last few weeks while rehabbing a hamstring injury he tweaked in a win over the Detroit Lions earlier in the year, Stefon Diggs will get a bulk of the receiving duties among the wideout group once again this weekend.

As of the middle of the week in advance of the Week 11 contest against the Broncos on Sunday afternoon, Thielen had yet to practice for Minnesota, which in return will shift all eyes onto Diggs at US Bank Stadium.

Through 10 weeks of action in the 2019 campaign, Diggs has tallied a total of 759 yards receiving along with four touchdowns for Minnesota. With a total of 41 receptions, Diggs has managed to average 18.5 yards per catch and has a season-long reception of 66 yards for the purple and gold.

In the last few weeks, however, Diggs has taken a step back and his performance has lacked within the Vikings offense, combining to record just 54 yards receiving on four catches and no touchdowns over the course of the last two matchups.

In Week 11 this Sunday against Denver, this could be a game where we see Diggs bounce back within the offense and have a breakout game for the Vikings as they try and grab their fifth straight win at home and improve to 8-3 going into their Week 12 bye next weekend.