Freddie Swain

Seattle Seahawks
Wide Receiver #18
Seattle Seahawks
Wide Receiver #18

Freddie Swain News

Snares touchdown in loss

Swain caught one pass (two targets) for 32 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 17-15 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Swain failed to catch a pass in the previous three games, but he managed to haul in his third touchdown of the season in Week 12. The second-year receiver didn't cede much ground to rookie Dee Eskridge, as Swain logged a 66 percent snap share compared to Eskridge's 28 percent. Still, Swain shouldn't be considered a weekly fantasy option as long as DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are healthy. Through 11 games, he has 17 receptions for 201 yards and three touchdowns.

Nov 30, 2021 5:15 PM EST

Third straight catchless week

Swain failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Swain was on the field for 20 of 49 offensive snaps (37 percent). The second-year pro failed to haul in a pass for a third straight week, though Russell Wilson only completed 14 passes in Week 11. Swain's role in this offense isn't guaranteed, as Dee Eskridge -- who played 11 snaps Sunday -- could be in the conversation for more opportunities.

Nov 22, 2021 9:04 AM EST

No catches in loss

Swain didn't catch any of his three targets during Sunday's 17-0 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Swain handled 41 of 61 offensive snaps (67 percent) but failed to catch a pass for the second straight week. The second-year receiver has handled at least 62 percent of the snaps in seven of the last eight games. Rookie second-round pick Dee Eskridge returned to the lineup Sunday after dealing with a concussion and logged just five offensive snaps, and he's the only credible threat to Swain's No. 3 receiver role. Regardless, that role hasn't paid off for fantasy purposes, as DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett command a lion's share of the targets.

Nov 15, 2021 8:51 AM EST

No targets in win

Swain wasn't targeted in Sunday's 31-7 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Swain logged 37 offensive snaps, as Geno Smith utilized a narrow passing tree with Tyler Lockett (12) and DK Metcalf (six) receiving a bulk of the targets. The 2020 sixth-round pick scored twice through the first four weeks of the season, but he has recorded just 44 yards and no touchdowns over the past four games. He'll continue to be an inconsistent fantasy option went the Seahawks return from their bye for a Week 10 matchup against the Packers.

Nov 1, 2021 7:34 AM EST

Five touches in loss

Swain had four receptions (six targets) for 39 yards and one carry for eight yards in Monday's 13-10 loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: Swain turned in a solid all-around effort after struggling mightily over his last two contests. DK Metcalf (two receptions on five targets) drew the tough matchup against shutdown corner Marshon Lattimore, which likely resulted in the season-high six targets for Swain. The 22-year-old doesn't provide enough upside to warrant fantasy consideration against the Jaguars next week.

Oct 25, 2021 9:46 PM EST

Tough sledding in loss

Swain caught two of three targets for minus-4 yards in Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Geno Smith didn't take many deep shots in the primetime matchup, and Swain couldn't do much with the pair of screen passes he hauled in. However, he did recover DK Metcalf's fumble late in the fourth quarter, giving the Seahawks' the opportunity to tie the game with a 43-yard field goal as regulation expired. Swain should remain as the No. 3 receiver in Week 7 against the Saints, but he doesn't have much upside as long as Smith is under center.

Oct 18, 2021 10:30 AM EST

Brings in one pass

Swain caught one pass (three targets) for nine yards in Thursday's 26-17 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Swain now has 10 receptions on 15 targets for 134 yards and two scores through the first five games while adding three rushes for 21 yards. With Dee Eskridge (concussion) on injured reserve, Swain's will have at least one more game as the No. 3 wideout in Seattle. However, the bigger storyline is whether Russell Wilson (finger) will be ready for the Week 6 matchup against the Steelers.

Oct 8, 2021 8:06 AM EST

Scores second TD

Swain caught three of four targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-21 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Swain handled 45 percent of the offensive snaps in Sunday's key divisional win. His afternoon was highlighted by an impressive end-zone catch in the third quarter that put the Seahawks up 21-7. The second-year receiver out of Florida now has nine catches for 125 yards and two scores through four games. His role may drop off once rookie second-rounder Dee Eskridge (concussion) returns to work.

Oct 4, 2021 7:23 AM EST

Rings up 21 yards

Swain caught one of two targets for 10 yards and rushed once for 11 yards in Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Swain is getting some of the gadget work that David Moore left behind when he signed in Carolina, as he has received eight targets and three rushing attempts through three games. The second-year wideout out of Florida has some upside, but he'll be tough to depend on once Dee Eskridge (concussion) returns to the lineup.

Sep 27, 2021 7:53 AM EST

Cleared for Week 3 road tilt

Swain (back) doesn't appear on the final injury report ahead of Sunday's game in Minnesota, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Swain raised his practice participation throughout the week after failing to practice Wednesday, and he was able to gain clearance for what's expected to be a high-scoring affair Sunday. He hauled in a 68-yard touchdown on a busted coverage last week and will continue to see opportunities as Seattle's No. 3 wide receiver with the opposing defense focused on containing Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

Sep 24, 2021 1:13 PM EST

Gets in limited practice Thursday

Swain (back) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: After failing to log any practice reps Wednesday, Swain was on the field one day later, per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. It's unclear exactly how much Swain was able to do, but he seems to be ramping up his workload with the weekend drawing closer. Assuming he's available Sunday at Minnesota, he'll serve as the Seahawks' No. 3 wide receiver, per usual.

Sep 23, 2021 4:33 PM EST

Tending to back injury

Swain was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a back injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: The bulk of Swain's 5-95-1 receiving line from Week 2 occurred on a 68-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, which by far was the longest play of his one-plus seasons in the NFL. With David Moore moving on in the offseason, Swain has moved into the No. 3 wide receiver role for the Seahawks behind starters DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, a reality that could free him up for plays like Sunday's. But Swain will have to get over a health concern to do so again Sunday in Minnesota.

Sep 22, 2021 4:13 PM EST

Scores long TD

Swain caught all five targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Titans. He also rushed once for five yards.

Analysis: Swain never recorded more than three receptions or 37 receiving yards in a game during his rookie season, but he capitalized Sunday as the clear No. 3 receiver against a putrid Titans secondary. The highlight of his afternoon was a wide-open, 68-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter to put the Seahawks up two scores, a lead that they ended up squandering. It's tough to depend on Swain for weekly value behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, but he's worth keeping in mind as a contrarian DFS play moving forward.

Sep 19, 2021 6:58 PM EST

Dismal production in win

Swain rushed once for five yards but didn't catch his only target in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Swain was the clear No. 3 wideout to start the game. However, when both Dee Eskridge -- who was selected in the second round back in April -- and Penny Hart left with concussions, Swain still failed to do much with the opportunity, as Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf combined for 160 yards and three scores.

Sep 12, 2021 6:35 PM EST

Blanked in final preseason contest

Swain failed to bring in his only target in the Seahawks' 27-0 preseason win over the Chargers on Saturday night.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Swain saw his primary competitor for the No. 3 receiver job, rookie D'Wayne Eskridge, contribute 28 total yards on two touches. The disparity in Saturday's performance, coupled with reports Eskridge had quickly been making up ground in practice after a late start to camp due to a toe injury, could be enough to relegate Swain to No. 4 duties to open the season.

Aug 28, 2021 10:43 PM EST

Aiming for No. 3 spot

Swain is competing for the No. 3 wide receiver role during training camp, he reports.

Analysis: When David Moore left for Carolina in March, the door opened for Swain -- who posted 13-159-2 over 16 games as a rookie -- to capture a starting job on the outside opposite DK Metcalf. However, the Seahawks' selection of D'Wayne Eskridge in the second round made that path less certain. Eskridge has yet to participate in training camp due to a nagging toe injury, so Swain, a 2019 sixth-round pick, has a head start. Nevertheless, Eskridge should have an advantage once he's healthy because of his draft position.

Jul 31, 2021 7:22 AM EST

Competition ahead

Swain will compete for the No. 3 wide receiver role after the Seahawks selected D'Wayne Eskridge in the second round of last week's draft, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: As a rookie last year, Swain produced a mere 13-159-2 line over 16 games, failing to cement himself as the No. 3 receiver. In turn, the Seahawks made a deliberate effort to fill the void last weekend, selecting Eskridge higher than any wide receiver they've taken since Paul Richardson in 2014. The team is expected to sign a few undrafted free agents, including Florida State's Tamorrian Terry, as well. There are fair criticisms that Eskridge was a reach at 56th overall, but the fact that he was the Seahawks' first pick of the draft can't be discounted. Swain will be competing for the No. 3 job from the start of training camp onward.

May 4, 2021 2:38 PM EST

Finishes modest rookie season

Swain caught his lone target for 28 yards in Saturday's 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Swain proved his ability to catch the long ball this year, albeit in a limited sample. The rookie sixth-rounder out of Florida finished with 13 receptions (21 targets) for 159 yards and two touchdowns across 16 regular-season games, and three receptions of longer than 20 yards is included in that stat line. Swain was the clear No. 4 receiver this season and was left out of the game plan at times, but he could see a boost in usage next season if David Moore walks in free agency, although that seems unlikely.

Jan 10, 2021 9:07 PM EST

Rings up 159 yards in 2020

Swain didn't catch his lone target in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Swain suited up for all 16 games in his rookie season, averaging 22 snaps per outing and posting a 13-159-2 line. The sixth-round pick out of Florida will enter the postseason as the clear No. 4 wide receiver behind DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and David Moore.

Jan 4, 2021 3:48 AM EST

Not targeted in divisional win

Swain wasn't targeted in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Swain has received just 20 targets through 15 games, turning those looks into a 12-159-2 line. The rookie sixth-rounder will generate volatile production unless one of DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett or David Moore suffer an injury.

Dec 29, 2020 12:31 PM EST

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