Freddie Swain

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

Freddie Swain News

Snares 25 passes in 2021

Swain recorded 25 catches (40 targets) for 343 yards and four touchdowns and five carries for 32 yards through 17 games during the 2021 season. He also returned 22 punt for 189 yards.

Analysis: Despite effectively splitting time with rookie second-round pick Dee Eskridge down the stretch, Swain improved in every category after posting a 13-159-2 line as a rookie. Still, he didn't leave us with much to get excited about. His splash plays were typically just broken defensive coverages, and he caught just nine passes over the last 10 contests. Eskridge could overtake Swain completely in 2022, and Swain's best-case scenario is a timeshare with Eskridge.

Jan 12, 2022 5:34 PM EST


Leading receiver in win

Swain caught both of his targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 51-29 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Swain gained 58 yards on a broken play in the second quarter, setting up a six-yard touchdown run from Rashaad Penny on the next play. The second-year wide receiver managed to lead the team in receiving yards despite the blowout nature of this game, bringing his totals to 24 receptions for 318 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Jan 2, 2022 9:15 PM EST



Targeted twice in loss

Swain caught one of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Bears. He also returned a punt for 15 yards.

Analysis: Swain has caught just six passes for 84 yards and a touchdown over the past seven games. He's still running ahead of rookie second-round pick Dee Eskridge, as Swain logged 26 snaps (49 percent) versus Eskridge's 20 snaps (38 percent). It's nearly impossible to carve out a consistent role behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, so Swain won't have much fantasy relevance this year.

Dec 27, 2021 8:54 AM EST


Cleared to play

Swain (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bears, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Swain played 91 percent of snaps last week with Tyler Locket (illness) unavailable for a loss to the Rams, but he was targeted just once despite the ample playing time. With Lockett returning this week, Swain will be the third or fourth receiver and isn't likely to see more than a few targets.

Dec 24, 2021 1:21 PM EST


Two limited sessions to open week

Swain (ankle) remained limited at practice Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Swain has been limited in each of Seattle's first two practice this week. He battled this injury during practice last week but upgraded to full participation Friday and suited up against the Rams. Friday's injury report will reveal whether Swain's able to follow the same pattern heading into Sunday's game against the Bears.

Dec 23, 2021 4:50 PM EST



Doesn't capitalize on big usage

Swain caught his lone target for 25 yards in Tuesday's 20-10 loss to the Rams. He also returned two punts for 14 yards.

Analysis: Tyler Lockett was out of the lineup due to COVID-19 protocol, so Swain handled his highest snap share of the season (91 percent), running ahead of Dee Eskridge (70 percent) after being out-snapped by the rookie last week. Swain didn't capitalize on the opportunity, but it's tough to peg the second-year receiver with the blame. QB Russell Wilson completed just 17 of 31 passes for 156 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Swain split time with Eskridge as the No. 3 receiver if Lockett returns for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Dec 22, 2021 11:28 AM EST


Cleared for Week 15 game

Swain (ankle/personal) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After all of Swain, DK Metcalf (foot/back) and Dee Eskridge (foot) were withheld from Seattle's first two practices of Week 15, the trio cleared up any concern about their availability for Seattle's upcoming game against the Rams by taking every rep during Friday's session. Even with the NFL announcing that the Seahawks-Rams matchup would be pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Los Angeles organization, Seattle could still be without wideout Tyler Lockett (illness), who continues to experience symptoms after testing positive for the virus Thursday. If Lockett isn't cleared to play, Swain, Eskridge and Penny Hart would likely be in store for more reps alongside Metcalf.

Dec 17, 2021 3:07 PM EST


Misses practice again

Swain (ankle/personal) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Swain also sat out Wednesday, but the Seahawks' second Week 15 injury report revealed his absence to be related to personal reasons. He was joined by DK Metcalf (foot/back) and Dee Eskridge (foot) as DNPs on Thursday, while Tyler Lockett (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, leaving Penny Hart as the only healthy and available wide receiver on the team's active roster at the moment.

Dec 16, 2021 5:23 PM EST


Held out of practice

Swain (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Swain and rookie second-round pick Dee Eskridge, who out-snapped him Week 14, were both held out of Wednesday's practice. Both wideouts will have two more chances to practice before Sunday's road matchup against the Rams.

Dec 16, 2021 4:25 AM EST


Out-snapped by rookie

Swain failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 33-13 win over the Texans. He also rushed once for three yards and returned two punts for 31 yards.

Analysis: Swain had been losing ground to rookie second-round pick Dee Eskridge for the last few weeks, and he finally was out-snapped 28-25 by Eskridge this week. However, Eskridge was targeted just once but didn't haul in the pass. With the duo seemingly splitting time as the No. 3 receiver, there's not much room for fantasy production behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

Dec 13, 2021 6:59 AM EST


Catches three passes

Swain caught all three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 30-23 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Swain was targeted in the back of the end zone in the second quarter, but he didn't catch the pass and instead drew a pass interference penalty. Adrian Peterson scored on the next play. Swain recorded a 45 percent snap share and is seemingly losing some ground to rookie second-round pick Dee Eskridge (31 percent), who posted three receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown.

Dec 6, 2021 9:52 AM EST


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


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