Metcalf caught five of 11 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Metcalf was only targeted once over the first four drives, and when he was finally targeted again midway through the second quarter, Rams cornerback Darious Williams hopped in front of the pass, intercepting it and taking it the other way for six points. His fate changed on the next drive, however, as Russell Wilson scrambled left and threw a deep pass to Metcalf for a 51-yard touchdown -- the Seahawks' longest play of the day. Metcalf ended up being Wilson's top target, and he added a 12-yard touchdown reception in garbage time. It was overall an electric sophomore season for Metcalf, as he finished with 83 receptions (129 targets) for 1,303 yards -- seventh in the league -- and 10 touchdowns. Metcalf just turned 23 years old in December; there's no ceiling on his upside.
Jan 9, 2021 5:47 PM EST
Metcalf was held to three receptions (nine targets) for 21 yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers.
Analysis: Metcalf waited for the last game of his breakout campaign to post his lowest yardage total in 2020; the 33 percent catch rate was also the worst mark of the year. The second-year stud did cool off down the stretch once defenses began to key in on him -- Sunday's consistent double coverage by the 49ers being a great example of that -- averaging just 52.8 yards per game with one total touchdown in his final five contests after posting impressive marks of 94.5 yards per game and nine receiving scores in the first 11 weeks of the season. Metcalf finishes his second regular season as a pro with 83 catches, 1,303 yards and an even 10 touchdowns over 16 contests. Not only did the physically-dominant wideout take a big leap forward in terms of production, but he has also proven to be a durable asset with no games missed due to injury or illness in his young career. We may be only getting a glimpse of Metcalf's potential as a fantasy wideout as his fundamentals continue to catch up to his physical attributes; it doesn't hurt to have a legendary quarterback in his prime throwing you the ball either.
Jan 3, 2021 8:22 PM EST
Metcalf caught six of eight targets for 59 yards during Sunday's 20-9 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Metcalf led the team in targets, catches and yards, though special attention from the talented Rams secondary limited his total output. His long gain on the day went for just 17 yards and he's now recorded just one grab of more than 25 yards in his last seven games. Metcalf's drop in production has coincided with Russell Wilson's, but the duo has still propelled the Seahawks to the NFC West title. With that said, the star wideout will face another tough matchup as he tries to round into form in next Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, with playoff positioning on the line.
Dec 27, 2020 5:18 PM EST
Metcalf caught five of six targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington.
Analysis: Metcalf registered just two receptions for 10 yards when the third quarter concluded. The first drive of the fourth quarter was all Metcalf, though, as he was targeted on four of five plays, translating into three receptions for 33 yards. That drive ended early with a Russell Wilson interception, and Metcalf didn't receive another target Sunday. Metcalf finished with his second-lowest yardage total of the year. His lowest total (28 yards) came in Week 10 against the Rams, who the Seahawks face again in Week 16.
Dec 20, 2020 2:10 PM EST
Metcalf caught six of eight targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Russell Wilson spread the ball around in the rout, and while nine different Seahawks recorded receptions and four different Seattle players were on the end of TD passes, it was Metcalf who paced the club in catches, targets and yards. The second-year wideout now has a career-high 10 touchdowns on the season heading into Week 15's road clash with a much stingier Washington secondary.
Dec 13, 2020 7:07 PM EST
Metcalf recorded five receptions on eight targets for 80 yards in Week 13 against the Seahawks.
Analysis: Metcalf led the team in receiving yards, though he was unable to replicate his massive Week 12 performance in a tough matchup against James Bradberry. Even so, he supplied some of the Seahawks' most explosive offensive gains, including receptions of 21, 18 and 15 yards. He also delivered his obligatory highlight reel play of the game when he stiff-armed Bradberry to the turf for a 14-yard gain midway through the third quarter. Metcalf could be in line for a huge Week 14 performance against the hapless Jets.
Dec 6, 2020 5:30 PM EST
Metcalf caught 10 of 13 targets for 177 yards in Monday night's 23-17 win over the Eagles.
Analysis: Metcalf was nearly unstoppable despite going against accomplished cornerback Darius Slay, who couldn't handle the wideout's superior speed and physicality all night. In fact, Metcalf was the only one who hindered himself, dropping a catchable touchdown during the fourth quarter. The towering target also got tackled at the one-yard line following a 52-yard reception in the second, illustrating how Metcalf's already-dominant performance somehow could've been even better. In just his second season, the 22-year-old has quickly become one of the league's top receivers, and will look to further his stellar campaign in a favorable matchup Week 13 versus the Giants.
Nov 30, 2020 8:48 PM EST
Metcalf secured three of five targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' 28-21 win over the Cardinals on Thursday night.
Analysis: Although he fell short of the 50-yard mark for the second time in four days, Metcalf rewarded fantasy managers with a 25-yard scoring grab in the first quarter, his ninth touchdown reception of the season and fourth in the last three games. Metcalf's combined 5-74 line in the last pair of contests represents a low point for him in terms of any two-game period this season, however, so he'll look to revert back to more productive ways during a Week 12 Monday night road matchup against the Eagles on Nov. 30.
Nov 19, 2020 9:04 PM EST
Metcalf caught two of four targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Metcalf predictably drew Jalen Ramsey as a shadow during Sunday's divisional tilt, and the second-year receiver didn't receive a target until the third drive of the second half. He appeared to be open a handful of times in the second half, too, but Russell Wilson simply couldn't find him Sunday. This was the third time in nine games that Metcalf didn't find the end zone. Metcalf will look to get back on track Thursday night against the Cardinals, who have held him to three receptions for 29 yards over three career matchups.
Nov 15, 2020 5:09 PM EST
Metcalf caught seven of nine targets for 108 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 44-34 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: If it wasn't already clear, Metcalf is uncoverable. All-Pro cornerback Tre'Davious White (ankle) shadowed the second-year wide receiver Sunday, but Metcalf produced anyway with his fourth 100-yard receiving effort and eighth touchdown of the season. His ability to beat teams at every level and then run after the catch makes his 2019 second-round draft spot an everlasting head-scratcher. Metcalf will look to stay hot in Week 10 against the Rams.
Nov 8, 2020 2:15 PM EST
Metcalf recorded 12 receptions on 15 targets for 161 yards and two touchdowns in Week 8 against the 49ers.
Analysis: After being shut down for 23 total yards in Week 7, Metcalf exploded to top 100 receiving yards for the third time this season. While Metcalf continued to deliver splash plays -- he had a 36-yard touchdown and a 35-yard reception -- Metcalf's performance was notable because of the target share he commanded. Specifically, Metcalf's 15 targets was a career-high mark and only the fourth time in his career that he's been targeted more than 10 times in a contest. While Tyler Lockett and Metcalf will likely continue to take turns as the top receiver in the Seahawks passing attack, Metcalf has managed to rack up 680 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in seven games. He'll look to keep that impressive pace up in Week 9 against the Bills.
Nov 1, 2020 5:27 PM EST
Metcalf caught two of five targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Something about the Cardinals seems to bring Metcalf back down to earth, as he produced just one reception for six yards over two games against the division rivals last year, and the second-year pro was stymied yet again after a brilliant start to the season. While he barely made a dent on offense, Metcalf arguably made the play of the night. When Russell Wilson tossed an interception to Budda Baker at Arizona's goal line, Metcalf chased Baker down and tackled him at the three-yard line, saving a touchdown since the Cardinals ended up turning the ball over on downs. That may have been the finest display of Metcalf's game-breaking speed we've seen to date, and it's a strong reminder of why fantasy managers shouldn't be shooed away by one underwhelming performance. The 22-year-old averaged 99.2 receiving yards per game and scored five total touchdowns before the Week 6 bye, and he'll look to get back on track against the 49ers next Sunday.
Oct 25, 2020 9:53 PM EST
Metcalf had six receptions (11 targets) for 93 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-26 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Metcalf and Russell Wilson teamed up to pick on the Vikings' inexperienced corners for two trips to the end zone, including the game-winning score that sealed a last-second victory to keep Seattle undefeated through five contests. The 22-year-old is proving the draft-day doubters wrong by developing into one of the league's top receivers in just his second year as a pro. Metcalf will carry remarkably-consistent game averages of 4.2 receptions, 99.2 receiving yards and a touchdown per game into Seattle's bye week before taking on the Cardinals in Week 7.
Oct 11, 2020 9:21 PM EST
Metcalf caught four of six targets for 106 yards in Sunday's 31-23 win over the Dolphins.
Analysis: Metcalf has been the epitome of consistency this season. He's reeled in exactly four passes, recorded at least 90 receiving yard and been targeted six or more times in each game this season. Unfortunately, this is Metcalf's first game without a touchdown, but it's been a fantastic start nonetheless with a total of 403 receiving yards through four contests. He's outpacing Tyler Lockett by a wide margin in the yardage department, too. Metcalf is a must-start fantasy receiver in 2020, especially in Week 5 against the Vikings, who have let up a total of 13 passing scores this season.
Oct 4, 2020 2:09 PM EST
Metcalf caught four of eight targets for 110 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: He led the Seahawks in receiving yards on the day, but Metcalf should have had one more yard and one more TD -- on a 62-yard catch-and-run late in the first quarter, he thought he could coast into the end zone but instead got caught from behind and had the ball knocked out of his hands for a touchback. He made up for his gaffe in the fourth quarter, however, hauling in the game-winning score with less than two minutes left on the clock. The second-year wideout has recorded at least 90 yards and a touchdown in every game so far in 2020, and Metcalf will look to keep that streak going next week against a Dolphins defense that couldn't contain John Brown or Stefon Diggs in its Week 2 meeting with the Bills.
Sep 27, 2020 7:47 PM EST
Metcalf caught four of six passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-20 win over the Patriots.
Analysis: Metcalf was shadowed by the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Stephon Gilmore, nearly all game. It was a tough battle, but Metcalf can declare a victory, as he hauled in a 54-yard TD pass in tight coverage in the first half and showed off his expanded route tree to snag three more over the course of the game. This is Metcalf's second straight game with more than 90 receiving yards and a score, and if Gilmore struggled to cover him, there will be few matchups that slow him down this year. He's a surefire fantasy start in Week 3 when the Cowboys come to town after allowing 273 passing yards and four scores to Matt Ryan and the Falcons on Sunday.
Sep 21, 2020 9:09 AM EST
Metcalf caught four of eight targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-25 win over the Seahawks.
Analysis: Metcalf and Tyler Lockett both garnered eight targets in this matchup, but Metcalf made the most of them, leading the team in receiving yards and finding the end zone on a 38-yard pass on the first drive of the second half. Sticking to his field-stretching form, he caught a 37-yard deep pass late in the fourth quarter, setting up a Carlos Hyde touchdown that sealed the win for Seattle. Metcalf showed off his route-running and speed yet again, and it appears he and Lockett will be in a 1A-1B situation this year. They'll be tested more in Week 2 when they host the Patriots, though.
Sep 13, 2020 1:59 PM EST
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.
Aug 7, 2020 8:32 AM EST
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.
Jan 12, 2020 8:02 PM EST
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.
Jan 5, 2020 4:47 PM EST
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