First-round pick Laquon Treadwell will return to the lineup tonight against the Giants after sitting out last week’s win over the Panthers.
The rookie wide receiver has played only two snaps this season. Meanwhile, the man ahead of him on the depth chart, Charles Johnson, has just three catches for 20 yards. We’ll see if Treadwell is actually involved in the offense against a Giants secondary that is missing three defensive backs.
With Treadwell up, veteran wideout Jarius Wright is a healthy scratch.
Also inactive for the Vikings are tight end David Morgan, running back Ronnie Hillman, offensive linemen Nick Easton and Willie Beavers, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and linebacker Kentrell Brothers.
Second-year tight end MyCole Pruitt, who missed the first three games with a knee injury, will make his 2016 debut tonight at U.S. Bank Stadium.
As expected, Alex Boone is active and will start at left guard tonight.
The Giants will be without corner Eli Apple, safeties Nat Berhe and Darian Thompson, offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse, running back Rashad Jennings, quarterback Josh Johnson and defensive tackle Robert Thomas.
Hey, while I’ve got your attention, how about you read my story on nose tackle Linval Joseph, arguably the most indispensable Vikings player?