Treadwell had one reception for seven yards on three targets in Sunday's loss at Chicago.
Treadwell misplayed one catchable ball and another sent his way was picked off for an interception. He played a season-low 29 snaps as Chad Beebe played an equal amount of snaps on offense, so perhaps the Vikings are finally reducing his role.
Treadwell had two receptions for 37 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Treadwell got a higher percentage of playing time than usual with Stefon Diggs sidelined with a rib injury (playing 41 of the offense's 49 snaps), but it didn't translate into more production. Treadwell actually had fewer targets than he had since Week 3. The Vikings gave more targets to Chad Beebe (3) and Aldrick Robinson (3) with Diggs out, showing Treadwell has limited upside.
Treadwell said he's ready to handle a larger role if Stefon Diggs (ribs) can't play Sunday against the Lions, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Most signs point to a Week 9 absence after Diggs was a non-participant throughout the week of practice. Treadwell has landed between three and seven targets each week this season, managing just 8.6 yards per catch and 5.8 per target in what has otherwise been a highly efficient passing attack. Aldrick Robinson might actually be the greater beneficiary in terms of snap count, while Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph are the safe bets to draw targets. The Vikings might also look to their backfield to help replace Diggs' 10.6 targets per game, especially if Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is finally healthy. Putting it all together, Treadwell is best viewed as a deep-league dart throw and not much more.
Treadwell had three receptions for 25 yards on five targets in Sunday's loss to the Saints.
Treadwell has been a consistent minor factor in the offense with three or four receptions in each of the last seven games. However, he continues to make maddening negative plays as well as he had a 15-yard penalty for throwing his helmet at a critical time in Sunday's loss.
Treadwell had four receptions for 38 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over Arizona.
Treadwell had a productive game without any drops or misplays (he has four drops and a misplay into an interception this season). He played 38 of the offense's 71 snaps and went out on a pass for 27 plays, according to Pro Football Focus. It looks like he'll still be a steady part of the offense, but the offense has few targets for receivers outside of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.
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