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Vikings will have to rely on other wide receivers with Stefon Diggs out

Laquon Treadwell and rookie Stacy Coley need to come through

With Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs set to miss his second straight game, it's time for Laquon Treadwell to come through.

Treadwell, who was first-round pick in 2016, has just nine catches in his NFL career. You could say last week was the "best" game of his career, considering he practically doubled career receiving numbers.

The 22-year-old showed flashed us his playmaking ability in Minnesota's win over Green Bay last week with an impressive one-handed grab.

The Baltimore Ravens boast a strong pass defense, and with Diggs out, they'll be tasked with shutting down Adam Thielen, who leads the NFC in receiving yards. 

It's also likely they'll try and take away Case Keenum's security blanket in tight end Kyle Rudolph.

Fellow wideout Michael Floyd is also questionable for Sunday, so if Floyd can't go, the Vikings will really need a big game from Treadwell.

Since the receiving core is banged up, rookie wideout Stacy Coley could also play a big factor in stretching the field. 

Coley put up impressive numbers in the preseason – 10 catches for 165 yards – but got caught in a log jam of veteran receivers when the regular season opened.

The rookie from Miami University has also been returning kicks, with Jerick McKinnon taking over the reigns as the team's starting running back.

Kickoff between the Ravens and Vikings is at noon on Sunday.

Bad news for Diggs on the Vikings' injury report.

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