Luke Willson

Luke Willson

Tight End #82
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 250 lb.
College:Rice
Age:30
Born:January 15, 1990
Drafted:2013 / Rd. 5 (158)
Draft Team:SEA

Luke Willson: Minimal usage in win

Willson didn't receive a target in Sunday's 38-25 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Willson played just one offensive snap. With both Greg Olsen and Will Dissly healthy to start the season, Willson will continue to have a minimal role going forward.

September 14, 2020 8:37 PM EST

Luke Willson: Stays in Seattle

Willson is re-signing with the Seahawks, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Willson rejoined the team in late September but never managed to pass Jacob Hollister on the depth chart. With Hollister receiving a second-round tender and Greg Olsen brought in last month, Willson's roster spot may depend on the health of Will Dissly, who is recovering from a torn Achilles.

March 17, 2020 7:23 AM EST

Luke Willson: Catches one pass in loss

Willson, who caught an eight-yard pass in Sunday's 28-23 divisional-round loss to the Packers, finishes the 2019 season with eight catches for 79 yards over eight regular-season games.

Analysis: Willson garnered his first target since Week 9, as he snagged a shovel pass from Russell Wilson and ran it for a first down. The 2013 fifth-round pick served as the No. 2 tight end for most of the season, as Will Dissly (Achilles) was the No. 1 for a bit before getting hurt and Jacob Hollister taking over that role. Willson will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

January 13, 2020 7:37 AM EST

Luke Willson: No targets in wild-card win

Willson played 25 offensive snaps but didn't receive a target in Sunday's 17-9 wild-card win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Willson returned after missing the regular-season finale with a hip injury. The 29-year-old missed five of the last six regular-season games, but he hasn't garnered a target in the last three games he suited up dating back to Week 10. His fantasy value will be negligible in the divisional round versus Green Bay.

January 6, 2020 7:13 AM EST

Luke Willson: On track for Sunday

Willson (hip) was a full practice participant Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Pete Carroll said earlier in the week the 29-year-old was expected to be ready for the wild-card matchup, and his full participation Wednesday confirms that sentiment. Assuming he avoids a setback the rest of the week, Willson is set to reclaim his role as the Seahawks No. 2 tight end against the Eagles.

January 1, 2020 4:37 PM EST

Luke Willson: Aims to be ready Sunday

Willson (hip) is expected to be ready for Sunday's wild-card playoff game against the Eagles, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Willson landed "awkwardly" on his hip during Friday's practice, so he was forced to sit out of this past Sunday's loss to the 49ers. The Seahawks struggled with run-blocking without Willson's presence, so his return would be a major boost against Philly's stout run defense. We'll continue to monitor Willson's practice status throughout the week.

December 30, 2019 8:45 AM EST

Luke Willson: Not suiting up Sunday

Willson (hip) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Analysis: Willson made a sudden appearance on Saturday's injury report, with the Seahawks terming him questionable for Week 17 due to a hip injury. According to Omar Ruiz of NFL Network, Willson fell "awkwardly" on his hip at Friday's practice and wasn't expected to play Sunday. The team confirmed as much with the release of their inactive list, leaving TE reps up for grabs for Jacob Hollister and Tyrone Swoopes.

December 29, 2019 3:56 PM EST

Luke Willson: Unlikely to play SNF

Willson (hip) isn't expected to play in Sunday's game against the 49ers, Omar Ruiz of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Willson fell on his hip awkwardly in Friday's practice and was unable to recover in time. This will be the fifth time in the last six games Willson watches from the sidelines, as he was previously bothered by a hamstring injury. Jacob Hollister will be the undisputed No. 1 tight end while Tyrone Swoopes rotates in.

December 29, 2019 3:39 PM EST

Luke Willson: Pops up on injury report

Willson (hip) has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Analysis: Willson returned from a four-game hiatus due to a hamstring injury in Week 16, but he didn't receive a target over 22 offensive snaps. His late addition to the injury report isn't a good sign for the NFC West championship game. Jacob Hollister is primed to be the No. 1 running back regardless, and Tyrone Swoopes will bump into a No. 2 role if Willson can't go.

December 28, 2019 1:06 PM EST

Luke Willson: No targets in loss

Willson didn't receive a target in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: It was Willson's first game back from a four-week absence due to a hamstring injury, and he has ceded the No. 1 role to Jacob Hollister, who played 43 offensive snaps compared to Willson's 22. Willson won't have much fantasy upside as long as Hollister continues to command a bulk of the snaps.

December 23, 2019 4:19 PM EST

Luke Willson: Will return to action Sunday

Willson (hamstring) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest versus the Cardinals, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Willson fulfilled coach Pete Carroll's prediction from Monday in which he stated there's "no way" the tight end doesn't play Sunday for the first time since Week 10, per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. In his return, Willson may take a back seat to fellow TE Jacob Hollister, who logged between 69 and 81 percent of the offensive snaps during the former's four-game absence. For the season, Willson has posted an 8-79-0 line on 10 targets across seven appearances.

December 20, 2019 1:26 PM EST

Luke Willson: Limited showing Thursday

Willson (hamstring) was limited at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Pete Carroll declared Monday that there was "no way" Willson wouldn't put an end to a four-game absence Sunday against the Cardinals, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. Willson backed up that sentiment Wednesday when he put in a full practice, and while Thursday's limitations may be routine maintenance for his hamstring, his status now is somewhat up in the air. Friday's injury report may clear him for good, allowing Willson to rejoin Jacob Hollister at tight end.

December 19, 2019 4:13 PM EST

Luke Willson: Puts in full practice Wednesday

Willson (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Willson is set to put an end to a four-game absence, the result of a hamstring injury. On Monday, coach Pete Carroll told Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times that there was "no way" Willson wouldn't return to action Sunday against the Cardinals. Willson's ability to handle every practice rep Wednesday confirms as much, but his workload remains unknown due to the presence of Jacob Hollister, who has fared well with increased run.

December 18, 2019 4:32 PM EST

Luke Willson: Looks primed to return

According to head coach Pete Carroll, there is "no way" Willson will not return for Week 16 against the Cardinals, Bob Condotta of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Willson has missed the Seahawks last four games, during which Tyrone Swoopes has filled in as Seattle's No. 2 tight end alongside starter Jacob Hollister. Willson's return should provide a boost for an already lethal Seahawks' offense.

December 16, 2019 5:51 PM EST

Luke Willson: Won't play Sunday

Willson (hamstring) is officially inactive for Sunday's game at Carolina.

Analysis: Willson was considered questionable but will end up missing his fourth consecutive game with the hamstring strain. Tyrone Swoopes will serve as Seattle's No. 2 tight end behind Jacob Hollister.

December 15, 2019 8:55 AM EST

Luke Willson: Deemed questionable

The Seahawks list Willson (hamstring) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Willson was limited in Wednesday's practice before sitting out Thursday's session entirely, so the Seahawks may prefer to see him log more on-field work before working him back into the mix after a three-game absence. If Willson gets the green light to play this weekend or at some point later in the regular season or playoffs, he'll likely be limited to a depth role at tight end behind the emerging Jacob Hollister.

December 13, 2019 12:56 PM EST

Luke Willson: Falls back to non-participant

Willson (hamstring) was held out of practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: After Willson was a limited participant Wednesday, the downward trend in activity isn't a good sign that he's getting ready to play for the first time since Week 10. Friday's injury report could change the narrative surrounding Willson, but Jacob Hollister nonetheless is the clear-cut TE to consider in the Seahawks offense.

December 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

Luke Willson: Limited practice Wednesday

Willson (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: With some activity under his belt, Willson may be inching toward his first game action since Week 10. Still, he may have to get out of this week unscathed in order to suit up Sunday in Carolina. And even if he does, Willson likely will be relegated to a reserve role due to Jacob Hollister's emergence.

December 11, 2019 4:38 PM EST

Luke Willson: Out again Week 14

Willson (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Rams in L.A.

Analysis: After missing practice all week due to a lingering hamstring issue, Willson will take a seat for a third game in a row. The development will give Jacob Hollister yet another chance to dominate the offensive snaps afforded Seahawks tight ends. Meanwhile, Tyrone Swoopes will scoop up any that remain.

December 8, 2019 4:01 PM EST

Luke Willson: Unlikely to suit up Sunday

Willson (hamstring) is doubtful to play Sunday against the Rams in L.A., John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday due to a hamstring injury, Willson seems poised to miss a third consecutive contest. In Willson's continued absence, the Seahawks will rely on Jacob Hollister to handle most of the tight end reps, with Tyrone Swoopes on hand for anything that remains.

December 6, 2019 1:10 PM EST

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