Both the Vikings and Oakland Raiders found gems at the WR position in this year's draft. Both of those WRs will be on the field Sunday, and the showdown between the Vikings Stefon Diggs and Oakland's Amari Cooper is the subject of this week's Ticketmaster Hot Matchup.
While both teams used the same draft to acquire their productive pass catcher, they struck at different times in the selection process. The Raiders hit on Cooper right away, using the fourth overall selection on the former University of Alabama standout. The Vikings went the "diamond in the rough" route, finding Diggs in the fifth round.
Cooper hit the ground running with the Raiders, registering his first 100-yard receiving game and first TD in Week 2 and totaling three 100-yard games and four TDs in his first eight games as a pro. Diggs didn't play in the Vikings first three games, but didn't take long to fill up the box score once he did see the field. In his first career game, Diggs hauled in six receptions for 87 yards against the Denver Broncos and followed that performance with two 100-yard games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions. Diggs became the first WR in NFL history to record 85 receiving yards in his first four career games.
Entering Week 10, Cooper ranks No. 1 among rookie WRs with 653 receiving yards and Diggs ranks No. 2 with 461, setting up what should be an explosive showdown between two of the NFL best rookies so far this season.
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