Freddie Swain

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

Freddie Swain News

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

Snags one pass

Swain caught his lone target for three yards in Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington.

Analysis: Swain was also targeted on a deep pass down the left sideline in the second quarter, but he failed to get his feet down in the end zone. It was an impressive display of his abilities nonetheless, as the rookie has proven to have some big-play upside this year. Swain now has a 13-159-2 line through 14 games.

Dec 21, 2020 10:45 AM EST

Finds end zone in win

Swain caught two of three targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets.

Analysis: The blowout nature of Sunday's game afforded Swain increased playing time, as he logged 33 snaps on offense -- his highest number since Week 3. The rookie sixth-round pick capitalized; he broke a three-game catchless streak and scored his second touchdown of the year. Swain sports a modest 12-156-2 line through 13 games.

Dec 14, 2020 8:25 AM EST

Another catchless outing

Swain didn't catch his lone target in Sunday's 17-12 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: For the sixth time in seven games, Swain finished without a reception. He did return three kicks for 66 yards, but none of his returns went further than 25 yards. The rookie sixth-rounder is not in fantasy consideration as long as DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are healthy.

Dec 8, 2020 11:23 AM EST

No usage on MNF

Swain wasn't targeted over 34 snaps on offense in Monday's 23-17 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: For the fifth time in six games, Swaim didn't catch a pass despite playing the same number of snaps as David Moore, who scored his fifth touchdown of the year Monday. Swaim is still getting his footing at the NFL level as a rookie out of Florida. He's sporting a 10-134-1 line after 11 games.

Dec 1, 2020 6:23 PM EST

Active for MNF

Swain (foot) is active for Monday's game versus the Eagles.

Analysis: David Moore (hip) is also active, meaning Swain will slot in as the No. 4 wide receiver. The rookie sixth-round pick has posted a 10-134-1 line through 10 games. He's been targeted in the end zone a few times recently, and he'll need to capitalize on those looks to offer any fantasy value Monday.

Nov 30, 2020 4:04 PM EST

Questionable for MNF

Swain (foot) is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Eagles, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: David Moore (hip) is also listed as questionable. Coach Pete Carroll said Saturday that Swain will ready for Monday's game, but he sounded far less optimistic about Moore's chances to play. Therefore, Swain may serve as the No. 3 wide receiver behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. The rookie hasn't broken out by any measure, but Russell Wilson has been willing to target Swain in the end zone this season. That's worth some intrigue in deeper fantasy formats.

Nov 28, 2020 6:27 PM EST

Rings up 37 yards

Swain caught three of four targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick played 37 percent of the snaps on offense, his highest workload since Week 5, and he capitalized on the opportunity with a career high in yardage. He's getting some deep looks, too, especially in the end zone, proving that Russell Wilson trusts him in critical areas. That could be crucial in Thursday's game against the Cardinals if Tyler Lockett (knee) is ruled out.

Nov 16, 2020 7:38 PM EST

Will make Week 10 appearance

Swain (foot) is active heading into Sunday's matchup against the Rams.

Analysis: Limited practice sessions for Swain on Thursday and Friday kept his status for Week 10 up in the air entering Sunday morning, but the sixth-round rookie is seemingly well enough to battle through his foot issue. The Florida product confronted no injuries problems through the first two months of the season, making eight appearances while recording a total of seven receptions, 97 yards and one touchdown for the Seahawks' high-flying offense. Swain has garnered 20 or more offensive snaps in five of his past six outings, though he's only exceeded two targets in one of those appearances.

Nov 15, 2020 12:19 PM EST

Tagged as questionable for Sunday

Swain (foot) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: Swain was limited in practice Thursday and Friday, and he'll carry an injury tag into the weekend for the first time this season. The rookie sixth-rounder has maintained a consistent role on offense, but he's failed to catch a pass in three straight games, operating as the clear No. 4 behind Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and David Moore. With Penny Hart (knee) also questionable, the Seahawks may need to call up a practice squad receiver to fill the void.

Nov 13, 2020 2:26 PM EST

Records 32 yards

Swain caught two of three targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 31-23 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Swain snagged exactly one pass in each of the first three games, but he was on Russell Wilson's radar more in Week 4. The rookie sixth-rounder nearly reeled in an end-zone target, too, but he failed to get both feet down despite an acrobatic effort. The Seahawks like Swain's potential, as he finished third among the team's wideouts by playing 27 of 63 offensive snaps (43 percent), although David Moore (3-95-1) was more productive on fewer opportunities.

Oct 5, 2020 3:41 PM EST

Records 13-yard catch

Swain caught his lone target for 13 yards in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Swain out-snapped David Moore (34-31) for the first time this season, but both players recorded just one reception Sunday. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf continue to be the focal points of this offense, so Swain and Moore are simply touchdown-dependent fantasy options. Their values will both take a hit once Phillip Dorsett (foot) returns, but that won't happen until Week 7 against the Vikings at the earliest.

Sep 28, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Registers first career TD

Swain caught a 21-yard touchdown in his lone target in Sunday's 35-30 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Swain was afforded a decent workload with Phillip Dorsett (foot) still out of the lineup, and he came through, getting wide open on an underneath route and essentially walking into the end zone in the second half. The TD was more of a schemed play rather than a true feat of talent, so there's still minimal fantasy value for the rookie sixth-rounder, especially once Dorsett comes back.

Sep 21, 2020 12:06 PM EST

Makes first NFL reception

Swain hauled in a 17-yard pass in Sunday's 38-25 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Swain made the final roster over Paul Richardson and 2019 seventh-round pick John Ursua, and he was immediately called upon with Phillip Dorsett (foot) sitting out. The Florida product played 16 of 62 snaps (26 percent) as the clear No. 4 receiver in Seattle. If Dorsett returns in Week 2 against the Patriots, Swain could be pushed out of the offensive gameplan.

Sep 14, 2020 8:40 PM EST

Makes 53-man roster

Swain secured a spot on the Seahawks' final roster, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Swain -- a sixth-round pick in April -- just turned 22 years old in August but has four years of collegiate football at Florida under his belt. In his final season, he recorded a 38-517-7 line as the second-fiddle to Van Jefferson, who the Rams drafted in the second round. He has minimal fantasy relevance this season, as Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf should handle a bulk of the targets while Phillip Dorsett (foot) and potentially Josh Gordon (suspension) mix in.

Sep 7, 2020 7:16 PM EST

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