Vikings vs. Titans Preseason Betting Odds: Tennessee’s WR Depth Chart Needs Clarity
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Taywan Taylor
Betting Odds: Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans (-1)
- Minnesota Vikings Moneyline: +100
- Tennessee Titans Moneyline: -120
- Over/Under: 36
- Kickoff: Aug. 30, 2018 – 8 p.m. ET
Laquon Treadwell has won the team’s No. 3 receiver job. It would be shocking if he receives more targets than Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen or even Kyle Rudolph, but the 2016 first-round pick is at least at least in a position to build on an uneventful first two seasons that produced a combined 21 catches, 215 yards and zero touchdowns.
Treadwell is expected to work opposite Diggs in three-receiver sets, allowing Thielen to continue thriving from the slot.
Offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur oversaw the league’s fastest-moving offense in pace neutral situations for the Rams in 2017 while the Titans ranked only 28th.
NFL team rank in pace neutral situations in 2017 vs. their new playcaller's rank
ARZ: 16th vs 10th
CHI: 32nd vs 31st
CLE: 22nd vs 26th
IND: 23rd vs 17th
MIN: 7th vs 17th
NYG: 3rd vs 7th
SEA: 12th vs 23rd
TEN: 28th vs 1st 👀
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) August 29, 2018
It remains to be seen if second-year receiver Taywan Taylor will have a chance to benefit from the change, as he worked behind Tajae Sharpe and Corey Davis in Week 3 while incumbent starter Rishard Matthews further muddled the depth chart by returning to practice.