Laquon Treadwell
Laquon Treadwell
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Minnesota Vikings
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Considering Treadwell has recorded just 56 receptions and 517 yards in three professional seasons, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Vikings declined the wideout's fifth-year option, making him a free agent following the conclusion of the 2019 campaign. The 2016 first-round pick will only be 24 when the new season officially begins, but at this point it's probably fair to classify Treadwell as a bust. Aldrick Johnson, who had created a bit of a niche role in his lone season with the Vikings as a red zone threat, signed with the Panthers this offseason, opening the possibility Treadwell could once again position himself as the No. 3 receiver. Unheralded prospects such as Chad Beebe, Dillon Mitchell and Olabisi Johnson are all that stands in the way, which would seem to suggest Treadwell is the favorite, but pedigree is about the only thing propping up his chances at claiming the role at this point in his career. Considering the Vikings have no financial incentive to coax Treadwell into the position, don't be surprised if a training-camp standout pushes himself past the disappointing former first-round pick. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $9.93 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2016.
Working with second-team offense
WRMinnesota Vikings
May 22, 2019
Treadwell was working with the second-team offense Wednesday during OTAs, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Even with Stefon Diggs skipping voluntary workouts, less-proven commodities in Chad Beebe and Jordan Taylor have been working ahead of Treadwell, who's entering the final season of his rookie contract. There's still time for Treadwell to work his way back up the depth chart, but the Vikings have already seen plenty of what the 2016 first-round pick has to offer at this point, and the returns haven't been encouraging.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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How do Laquon Treadwell's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
20.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.57
 
% Team Air Yards
7.2%
 
% Team Targets
8.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.0%
 
Drop Rate
11.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.5
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Laquon Treadwell Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Laquon Treadwell's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.30 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.04 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
12 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Plenty of opportunities have come Treadwell's way over the past two seasons, but the 2016 first-rounder simply hasn't capitalized. He doesn't have many excuses, either, considering both Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have blossomed in the same circumstances over the same time frame. The offseason signing of Kendall Wright could push Treadwell to No. 4 on the depth chart and makes his path to playing time increasingly dependent on injuries to the trio slotted above him.
Taken with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Treadwell had expectations to contribute immediately within a below-average receiving corps. However, as Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen emerged to eventually notch over 900 receiving yards a piece, Treadwell saw his snap count severely limited, while a few minor injuries also hurt his development. Throughout nine games of action, he caught just one pass for 15 yards on three targets during an extremely disappointing rookie campaign. Improvements with his route running could result in a more positive outlook for Treadwell as he attempts to remove his name from the “bust” spotlight this season, and he's been given first-team reps already during OTAs. In free agency the Vikings signed fellow wideout Michael Floyd, who has proven himself as an NFL-level talent for years, but Treadwell seems to have a head start on the competition for the No. 3 spot right now.
On the one hand, the 23rd overall pick in the draft landed in a spot where he could contribute right away. On the other, the Vikings attempted the fewest passes in the league last year, and Teddy Bridgewater is evolving into more of a game manager than gunslinger. At 6-2, 221, Treadwell has excellent size, but his 4.64 40 time is slow even for a big receiver. Moreover, his broad jump (117 inches) and vertical (33 inches) are also below average. Treadwell seems to play faster on tape, however, and he's a smooth and polished receiver for his age. In any event, he should get a shot right away - last year's fifth-round pick Stefon Diggs, who disappeared during the season's second half, sits atop the depth chart and neither he nor anyone else on the roster should block Treadwell from getting snaps.
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Fifth-year option declined
WRMinnesota Vikings
May 1, 2019
Minnesota officially declined the fifth-year option on Treadwell's contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Vikings to decline 2020 option
WRMinnesota Vikings
April 30, 2019
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.
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Small improvements in third season
WRMinnesota Vikings
January 4, 2019
Treadwell caught one of two targets for seven yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Bears.
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First DNP since 2016
WRMinnesota Vikings
Coach's Decision
December 23, 2018
Treadwell (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Detroit.
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No catches in Week 15
WRMinnesota Vikings
December 17, 2018
Treadwell failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Dolphins.
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