Diggs is out for Sunday's game against Baltimore, while Floyd is listed as questionable after barely practicing all week. Treadwell had the best game of his young career -- catching three passes for 51 yards -- in a 23-10 win over the Packers last week, but his snap share (57 percent) was actually right in its usual range. With Floyd potentially joining Diggs on the sideline this time around, Treadwell could push for a typical starter's workload, albeit against a Baltimore defense that has completely shut down opposing wideouts to the tune of 6.4 yards per target and 105.7 yards per game.
Treadwell brought in all three of his targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Packers.
The 2016 first-round pick had recorded one reception on just three targets over the last three games, so Sunday's output qualified as a breakout effort, at least on Treadwell's curve. The 22-year-old's yardage total was a career high, while his catch total matched his Week 2 tally versus the Steelers. However, it's certainly worth noting that Treadwell's opportunity came courtesy of two injuries at the position, as Stefon Diggs (groin) was sidelined for the contest, while Michael Floyd (calf) exited the game in the first half. Treadwell has had trouble climbing the depth chart when the team's wideout corps has been at full health, so the return of even one of the two aforementioned receivers in Week 7 could relegate Treadwell back to fantasy irrelevance.
Treadwell played 41 snaps on offense, the third most among Minnesota receivers, but did not have a ball thrown his way in Monday's win over Chicago.
Treadwell got more playing time than Michael Floyd (32 snaps) and Jarius Wright (two snaps) as the third receiver. Treadwell appears to mostly be in the game as a run blocker, and it's hard to see him keeping the third receiver role once Floyd gets more acclimated to the offense with Floyd just returning from a four-game suspension.
Treadwell did not have a reception but was targeted twice in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He played 25 snaps on offense.
Treadwell didn't pull down a catch when targeted in single coverage when a pass interference call could have been made on the defender, but it was still the type of jump ball he should have made a better play on with his skill set (given his 6-2 height). While he played more than Jarius Wright again (who had four snaps on offense) as the third receiver, he may have cost himself a chance to carve out a bigger role before Michael Floyd returns this week from a suspension.
Treadwell had one reception for two yards on on his only target in Sunday's 34-17 win over Tampa Bay.
Jarius Wright scored on a two-yard touchdown, but played fewer snaps as a third receiver (18) than Treadwell (31). Neither Treadwell nor Wright have a large enough role in the offense to merit a spot on most fantasy rosters, and the situation won't get better when Michael Floyd returns from a suspension in Week 5.
|8||10/29/17||@ CLE||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|