|ADP:||Round: 3, Pick: 11|
|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 228 lb.|
|Born:||December 14, 1997|
|Drafted:||2019 / Rd. 2 (64)|
Metcalf spent a lot of time working out with Russell Wilson during the offseason, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Metcalf spent his offseason in good company, also working with 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman and new teammate Greg Olsen. The second-year pro expects to take a big step forward, following a rookie campaign where he put up a 58-900-7 receiving line in the regular season and an 11-219-1 line in two playoff games. His 7.0 percent drop rate was 17th worst among qualified wide receivers, and Metcalf pointed to the drops as a clear area for improvement in 2020. He and Tyler Lockett could essentially operate as co-No. 1s this season, accounting for a large chunk of the receiving production in a Seattle offense that typically stays committed to the run.
Metcalf caught four of five targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 28-23 divisional-round loss to the Packers.
Analysis: Metcalf came down to earth after setting a rookie record with 160 receiving yards in the wild-card round. Despite the disappointing ending, Metcalf still posted an outstanding campaign after being picked in the second round out of Ole Miss, totaling 58 catches for 900 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season. The physically gifted receiver will be especially popular in dynasty formats, but he should get plenty of attention in redraft formats next season as level.
Metcalf caught seven of nine targets for 160 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 wild-card win over the Eagles.
Analysis: Metcalf mustered up the best performance of his NFL career just at the right time. He was Russell Wilson's favorite target. His day was highlighted by a 53-yard touchdown pass where he battled defenders to get into the end zone, and he iced the game by hauling in another 36-yard toss. The Seahawks will travel to Green Bay in the divisional round next Sunday, and while the Packers' secondary is sturdier than the Eagles, it'll be tough to slow down Metcalf when he's playing like this.
Lockett caught six of eight targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: After going catchless in Week 16's loss to the Cardinals, this was an impressive bounce-back effort for the rookie. Metcalf caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to make it a one-possession game, and the rookie was Russell Wilson's favorite receiver on the team's final offensive drive, as Metcalf caught two of six targets for 34 yards. Metcalf's regular season ends with 58 receptions for 900 yards and seven touchdowns, and he'll look to build on the success in the playoffs. The Seahawks travel to Philadelphia for the wild-card round next Sunday.
Metcalf couldn't haul in his only target in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Metcalf was the Seahawks' top receiver during Tyler Lockett's slump, but both produced duds against Arizona's last-ranked pass defense, as Lockett caught just one pass for 12 yards. The Cardinals also held Metcalf to one reception for six yards in Week 4, so they clearly have the formula for shutting down the athletic 22-year-old receiver. The rookie second-rounder will look to right the ship in the season finale against San Francisco. and the Seahawks may be forced to throw more with running backs Chris Carson (hip), C.J. Prosise (arm) and Rashaad Penny (knee) all out for the season.
Metcalf caught two of four targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Metcalf played second fiddle to Tyler Lockett, who erupted for 120 yards and a score on a team-high nine targets. The rookie second-rounder still managed to produce a solid fantasy day by finding the end zone in the first quarter on a 19-yard pass from Russell Wilson. Metcalf has either surpassed 70 receiving yards or found the paydirt in five of the last six games, so he's carved out a solid floor ahead of Week 16's matchup against the Cardinals, who have the league's worst pass defense -- 294.2 yards allowed per game.
Metcalf caught all six targets for 78 yards in Sunday's 28-12 loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Metcalf paced the Seahawks in receiving yards for the second straight week, and it was the fourth time in five games the rookie surpassed 70 yards. During that stretch, the rookie second-rounder has become a dependable receiver for Wilson with 27 receptions on 38 targets (71.1-percent catch rate) with an average of 14.4 yards per catch. Metcalf will be up against a tough Panthers pass defense (229.3 passing yards per game) in Week 15.
Metcalf caught six of seven targets for 75 yards in Monday's 37-30 win over the Vikings. He also lost a fumble.
Analysis: On the team's second drive, Metcalf nearly notched his first touchdown since Week 9 but was stopped on the one-yard line, setting up Chris Carson to vulture the score. Unfortunately, Metcalf's night has the blemish of his third lost fumble of the year during the fourth quarter, which led to a Vikings score to make it a one-possession game. The Seahawks hung on, though, and the rookie second-rounder managed to record 70 yards for the third time in four games. Metcalf will look to carry the momentum into Week 14's clash against the Rams.
Metcalf (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Seattle listed Metcalf as a limited participant on Thursday's estimated practice report, so his upgrade to full activity should put to rest any concern about his Week 13 availability. Meanwhile, top wideout Tyler Lockett (shin/illness) failed to practice Friday, so Metcalf and Josh Gordon could be in line for enhanced roles in the Seattle passing attack in the event Lockett isn't ready to play Monday versus the Vikings.
Metcalf was limited on Thursday's practice estimate due to a knee injury, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Metcalf underwent minor knee surgery in mid-August but completed his recovery in time to take the field Week 1 and hasn't looked back, putting together a 38-630-5 line on 70 targets. His current limitations may merely be maintenance-based, with his listing on the Seahawks' next two injury report perhaps clearing up his status before Monday's game versus the Vikings.
Metcalf caught three of six targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Eagles.
Analysis: The Seahawks struggled to get things going through the air -- Russell Wilson completed 13 passes for 200 yards -- so Metcalf ended up below 50 yards for the fourth time this year. The rookie wideout's stat line would've been more appealing had he hung onto a 38-yard pass in the end zone. Metcalf and the Seahawks will look to notch their 10th win in Week 13 against the Vikings.
Metcalf caught four of five targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 32-28 win over the Browns.
Analysis: Metcalf trailed only Tyler Lockett (75) in receiving yards, but he made a major impact with a first down on each of his catches. The rookie could have increased responsibilities moving forward, as the Seahawks fear Will Dissly suffered a torn Achilles, according to John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site. Metcalf already leads the team with seven red-zone targets, and he has the frame (6-4, 229) to absorb the ones Dissly -- who has four touchdowns and five red-zone targets -- leaves behind.
Metcalf caught two of three targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Metcalf turned up his well-advertised burners in the second quarter to blow Marcus Peters and haul in a 40-yards touchdown pass. The rookie was only targeted two other times, but that's what fantasy gamers expect with a boom-or-bust play like Metcalf. Through five games, he has just 12 receptions and a whopping 22.3 yards per catch.
Metcalf caught one of four targets for six yards in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Metcalf's been on a slow decline since his four-catch, 89-yard season debut, making one less reception each week until he was left with just one in this outing. Russell Wilson only threw 28 times in this contest -- a hefty decrease from recording 85 attempts between Weeks 2 and 3 -- and Metcalf still matched Tyler Lockett in targets. The shine may be wearing off for the rookie, but he still is the team's No. 2 wideout. Metcalf has a chance to bounce back in Thursday night's game versus the Rams, who were just lit up for 55 points by the Buccaneers.
Metcalf caught two of six targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Saints.
Analysis: Metcalf made a spectacular 54-yard catch as time ran out in the first half, saving his day from becoming a complete fantasy dud. The rookie second-round pick still tied with Jaron Brown for fourth on the team in targets behind Tyler Lockett (14) and Will Dissly (seven). Metcalf will look to capitalize on the opportunities better in Week 4's contest against the Cardinals' poor pass defense.
Metcalf hauled in three of seven targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-26 win over the Steelers.
Analysis: Metcalf's seven targets were second only to WR Tyler Lockett (12, and his 28-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter went down as the game-winning score. The rookie wideout damaged his own production with an offensive pass interference call for the second straight game, but he has still been a fantasy viable option in both games. The Seahawks should have to pass often again in Week 3 versus the Saints, so look for Metcalf to continue his impressive momentum.
Metcalf caught four of six targets for 89 yards in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Bengals.
Analysis: Russell Wilson only targeted two wide receivers -- Metcalf and Tyler Lockett -- in this game, and Lockett received just two targets. Metcalf displayed his deep abilities by hauling in a 42-yard pass in the second quarter, setting up Chris Carson's 10-yard touchdown reception. He also made an acrobatic 25-yard catch on third down to set up Lockett's game-winning score in the fourth quarter. Lockett wasn't a target hog last year -- he averaged 4.4 targets per game -- so it's not irrational to think Metcalf could lead the team in targets this year. His upside makes him worth a pickup in fantasy leagues where he's available, but starting him at anything but a flex position is risky in Week 2 against the Steelers.
Metcalf (knee) practiced fully Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Earlier Thursday, Metcalf relayed to Brady Henderson of ESPN.com that he feels "100 percent" just 19 days removed from undergoing minor surgery on his right knee. With his health not in question, Metcalf will turn his focus to Sunday's game versus the Bengals, when he may be working on a limited snap count to ease him back into the fray.
Metcalf (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Two days removed from coach Pete Carroll saying Metcalf "looked great" at practice, his level of health is more clear. The rookie wideout likely has some work to do to gain clearance from the Seahawks' medical staff after undergoing minor right knee surgery in mid-August. Metcalf's activity level Thursday and Friday could provide a better sense of his odds to suit up Sunday versus the Bengals.
Coach Pete Carroll said Metcalf (knee) will practice Wednesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: After Carroll relayed that Metcalf "looked great" during Monday's session, the rookie's participation Wednesday isn't a surprise. The next step will be his activity level and how it projects to Sunday's season opener against the Bengals. If he progresses to active status Week 1, he likely would have a limited snap count to ease him back into action.
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