Bills trade WR Stefon Diggs to the Texans

Bills trade WR Stefon Diggs to the Texans

According to multiple reports Wednesday morning, the Buffalo Bills are finalizing a trade to send four-time Pro-Bowl wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans in exchange for draft compensation.

The Texans will send Buffalo a 2025 second-round selection (via the Minnesota Vikings), a 2024 sixth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round choice.

Whether it works or not, I like this aggressive move being made here by Houston General Manager Nick Caserio, who also traded for RB Joe Mixon last month and added DE Danielle Hunter via free agency by inking him to a two-year, $49 million deal.

The 30-year-old Diggs will join a talented core of targets for QB CJ Stroud, the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Stroud also has WRs Nico Collins and Tank Dell, in addition to TE Dalton Schultz.

The move prompted books to reduce Houston’s odds to win the Super Bowl from the 22/1 to 25/1 neighborhood into the 15/1 to 18/1 range. Meanwhile, Buffalo dropped from 12/1 to 13/1 at a lot of spots.

In 17 regular-season games for Buffalo in 2023, Diggs had 107 receptions for 1,183 yards and eight touchdowns on 160 targets. He was limited to 10 catches for 73 yards and zero TDs on 17 targets in a pair of postseason games.

Diggs has produced at least 1,021 receiving yards in six consecutive seasons. In nine NFL seasons and 136 regular-season contests, he has 810 career receptions for 9,995 yards and 67 TDs.

Diggs helped the Bills to four straight playoff appearances after coming to Buffalo in a trade from Minnesota. He had 20 catches for 311 yards and two TDs in three playoff games in 2020 when the Bills lost a heartbreaker at Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game.

However, in six postseason contests since then, Diggs has been kept out of the end zone. The Bills lost to Kansas City again in 2023 – this time at home – in the AFC semifinals.

FanDuel has Buffalo as a the +160 ‘chalk’ to win the AFC East, while Houston is the +110 favorite to win the AFC South.

The Texans have a season win total of 9.5 (‘over’ -134, ‘under’ +110), and Buffalo’s number is 10.5 (‘under’ -114, ‘over’ -106) at FanDuel.