Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell

Wide Receiver #11
Team:Minnesota
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 221 lb.
College:Mississippi
Age:23
Born:June 14, 1995
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 1 (23)
Draft Team:MIN

Laquon Treadwell: Fifth-year option declined

Minnesota officially declined the fifth-year option on Treadwell's contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Treadwell was scheduled for a $10.2 million salary in 2020, but the first-round bust won't be seeing a lick of it now that he's set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year. The Ole Miss product has produced just 56 receptions for 517 yards and one score in three seasons since entering the league in 2016.

May 1, 2019 2:53 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Vikings to decline 2020 option

The Vikings are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on Treadwell's contract, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He has a $10.162 million option in his contract for 2020.

Analysis: He'll be a free agent after this season as a result. The 2016 first-round pick has been a disappointment with just 56 receptions for 517 yards and one touchdown in three seasons. He could see a reduced role this season if the Vikings utilize more two-tight end sets with the acquisition of tight end Irv Smith Jr. in the second round of the 2019 draft.

April 30, 2019 9:39 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Small improvements in third season

Treadwell caught one of two targets for seven yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Treadwell finishes up the season with 35 catches for 302 yards and one touchdown -- all career highs. The former 2016 first-round pick hasn't come close to living up to his draft capital, but it's somewhat encouraging that Treadwell managed to slightly improve in 2018 -- though it shouldn't be forgotten that the 23-year-old's lack of production led to Aldrick Robinson and Chad Beebe passing him on the depth chart. With one more year left on his rookie contract, Treadwell will remain a developmental project for the Vikings in 2019.

January 4, 2019 1:23 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: First DNP since 2016

Treadwell (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Detroit.

Analysis: Treadwell has been given every opportunity to establish a foothold behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs in the Vikings' receiving corps. Since the team's Week 10 bye, though, Treadwell managed just seven catches (on 12 targets) for 42 yards and no touchdowns across five games, spurring coach Mike Zimmer to roll with Aldrick Robinson and Chad Beebe (who is returning from a four-game absence) behind the top duo.

December 23, 2018 8:54 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: No catches in Week 15

Treadwell failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Week 15 wasn't too kind to Treadwell, as he finished without a reception for the first time in 2018. Granted, Kirk Cousins only completed 14 passes, but depth receiver Aldrick Robinson was able to finish with two catches for 44 yards and score despite playing seven fewer snaps than Treadwell. The third-year wideout will look to bounce back against the Lions on Sunday.

December 17, 2018 4:57 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Catches all targets

Treadwell caught all three of his targets for 16 yards in Monday night's 21-7 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Treadwell, who has notably struggled with drops, at least caught everything thrown his way in Monday's poor offensive performance. While he's still gone four straight games with under 20 yards, the former first-round pick could perhaps regain some trust by continuing to haul in his spare looks.

December 10, 2018 8:51 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Season-low playing time

Treadwell had two receptions for 13 yards on two targets in Sunday's loss at New England. He played a season-low 22 snaps on offense and got less playing time than Aldrick Robinson (43 snaps).

Analysis: It's possible that he may finally have lost out on the third-receiver role due to his frequent drops and misplays, but Vikings have kept him in the role for his blocking ability. Either way, he hasn't been more than a modest factor in the passing game.

December 3, 2018 9:27 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Drops another pass

Treadwell secured one of three targets for six yards during Sunday's 27-20 victory over Green Bay.

Analysis: Treadwell continues to struggle with drops, this time failing to bring in a short pass on a slant route during the second quarter. Fortunately for the Vikings, quarterback Kirk Cousins had little trouble relying on fellow receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs as well as tailback Dalvin Cook to move the ball through the air. With one score on the season and having topped 40 receiving yards just once, Treadwell remains far off the fantasy radar entering Minnesota's Week 13 matchup with New England.

November 26, 2018 1:47 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Just one reception Sunday

Treadwell had one reception for seven yards on three targets in Sunday's loss at Chicago.

Analysis: 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.

November 19, 2018 11:18 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Just two receptions Sunday

Treadwell had two receptions for 37 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Detroit.

Analysis: 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.

November 5, 2018 11:41 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Ready for larger role

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.

Analysis: 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.

November 2, 2018 3:02 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Three receptions Sunday

Treadwell had three receptions for 25 yards on five targets in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

Analysis: 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.

October 29, 2018 9:50 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Three receptions Sunday

Treadwell had three receptions for 11 yards on three targets in Sunday's win at the Jets.

Analysis: Despite Aldrick Robinson catching a touchdown, Treadwell remains the No. 3 receiver as he played 51 snaps on offense compared to eight for Robinson. However, the offense has few targets for receivers outside of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

October 22, 2018 11:35 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Four receptions in Sunday's win

Treadwell had four receptions for 38 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over Arizona.

Analysis: 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.

October 15, 2018 11:48 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Three receptions Sunday

Treadwell had three receptions for 21 yards on four targets in Sunday's win at Philadelphia.

Analysis: Even with Treadwell's drops and Aldrick Robinson's two touchdowns last week, Robinson had 30 snaps on offense compared to Robinson's 15 snaps. However, Treadwell's role in the passing game remains limited even if he keeps the third receiver role.

October 8, 2018 11:39 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Four receptions Thursday, but another misplay

Treadwell had four receptions for 47 yards on seven targets in Sunday's loss at the Rams. However, he failed to secure one makeable catch.

Analysis: He played 46 snaps on offense and quarterback Kirk Cousins continued to look for him even after his misplay, which wasn't ruled a drop by Pro Football Focus. Treadwell has four drops on the season. Even though the Vikings have stuck with Treadwell as the No. 3 receiver, he could begin losing playing time to Aldrick Robinson, who caught two touchdowns in limited action Thursday.

September 28, 2018 12:45 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Four receptions in Sunday's loss

Treadwell had four receptions on four targets for 14 yards in Sunday's loss at Buffalo.

Analysis: His four receptions were a career high. Even though he got a lot of playing time in a blowout loss (58 snaps on offense), it's still encouraging for his outlook that he remained the No. 3 receiver after having three key drops the week before. 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.

September 24, 2018 12:05 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Scores TD, but has crucial drops

Treadwell had two receptions for 23 yards on six targets, including a 14-yard touchdown, in Sunday's tie with Green Bay. However, he had three drops, including one that bounced off his hands and led to an interception.

Analysis: Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins kept throwing to Treadwell despite his struggles, but he had an awful game and his key drop late in the game that led to an interception will likely impact his playing time going forward - especially with the Vikings signing wide receiver Aldrick Robinson on Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

September 17, 2018 11:24 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Two receptions, bad drop Sunday

Treadwell had two receptions for 18 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Treadwell played 38 of the offense's 71 snaps and was the clear No. 3 receiver, but wasn't impressive as he had a very bad drop on a third-down play. The Vikings offense again looks to have few targets for receivers outside of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

September 10, 2018 10:13 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Clear No. 3 receiver

Treadwell is Minnesota's clear No. 3 receiver with the Vikings releasing Kendall Wright, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Analysis: Treadwell drew praise from quarterback Kirk Cousins in training camp for his knowledge of the system, so it's possible he could have a larger role this season. However, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs received almost all the targets at wide receiver last season and that pattern is likely to continue.

September 1, 2018 10:42 PM EST

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