Sam Bradford or Case Keenum, a high-scoring game or a low-scoring game, Dalvin Cook or no Dalvin Cook, Diggs is among the safest bets in football at the moment. He hauled in five receptions for 98 yards in a game that featured just 21 total points, accounting for nearly half of Keenum's offensive output. Diggs leads the NFL in receiving yards with 391, and also leads the league with a whopping eight receptions of at least 20 yards.
Dalvin Cook, Vikings running back (↓ DOWN)
A near-complete ACL tear isn't the career-killer it once was, but Cook's injury deals a significant blow to the Vikings' short-term plans. Cook had emerged as one of the league's few true workhorse backs after breaking one of Adrian Peterson's rookie rushing records in his Vikings debut. The loss leaves a significant hole in a Vikings' offense that has looked fluctuated between ascendant and dysfunctional this season.
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Cheryl Reeve, Lynx head coach (↑ UP)
The winningest coach in WNBA history and a three-time champion, Reeve clearly isn't messing around this year. She has to be feeling a little better after putting her own players on blast last week following their loss to the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The Lynx responded with wins in Game 2 and Game 4, sending the series back to Williams Arena for a decisive Game 5.
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Ervin Santana, Twins pitcher (↓ DOWN)
Santana, who entered Tuesday's game 0-5 at Yankee Stadium, made a bold proclamation ahead of the American League wild-card game: "So tomorrow it's going to be one." He barely made it out of the first inning, allowing a game-tying three-run homer to Didi Gregorius and departing after the second. He wasn't alone. Santana followed New York starter Luis Severino out the door after the Yankees ace allowed three runs in the first inning.
Joel Eriksson Ek, Wild forward (↑ UP)
Eriksson Ek is officially on the wild's opening night roster. Sent back to Sweden after appearing in nine games last season as a rookie, Eriksson Ek returned in time for the playoffs, contributing four goals and three assists in 15 games. He's likely to spend a lot more time in the lineup this season thanks to an effective combination of size and skating ability to go along with his wicked shot.
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Zach Parise, Wild forward (↓ DOWN)
The Wild announced earlier this week that Parise will miss at least two games this season, and won't travel with the team to Detroit or North Carolina. The 33-year-old is expected to practice with the team next week, but after missing the preseason, it may take some time for Parise to get back up to speed.