For the Bills, the addition of Diggs has changed the makeup of the team. Josh Allen, who had occasionally tantalized, was looking like a legitimate candidate for the league’s Most Valuable Player Award before faltering in last week’s loss to Tennessee. John Brown and Cole Beasley appear to have found purpose as the team’s No. 2 and 3 receivers behind Diggs. And Buffalo, as it works out some issues on defense, has a top-five offense for the first time since 1992.
As for Diggs, he is playing perhaps the best football in his career. His 509 yards receiving entering Monday night gave him 101.8 per game, which trailed only Arizona’s DeAndre Hopkins for the N.F.L. lead, and he was catching more than 70 percent of the balls thrown his way for just the second time in his career. He was doing that despite increased attention and fairly tight coverage, with an average separation of just 2.7 yards per reception, according to the N.F.L.’s Next Gen statistics database.
Diggs seemed eager for even more.
“I’m always chasing greatness,” he said. “I feel like we’re nowhere close to where we can be.”