Tyler Lockett

Seattle Seahawks
Wide Receiver #16
Seattle Seahawks
Wide Receiver #16
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Scores twice

Lockett caught five passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns on five targets against Arizona on Sunday.

Analysis: Lockett has had a lot of success against Arizona the last two years, so it might not be so surprising that he posted another strong box score against the Cardinals in this game, even with Russell Wilson only attempting 26 passes. Lockett's fantasy value beyond 2021 is pending the status of Russell Wilson and Seattle coach Pete Carroll, but in the meantime it seems safe to say that Lockett is still almost automatic when working with Wilson. Lockett finishes the year with 73 receptions for 1,175 yards and eight touchdowns on 107 targets in 16 games

Jan 9, 2022 5:02 PM EST


Finds end zone again

Lockett caught three passes for 24 yards and one touchdown on three targets against Detroit on Sunday.

Analysis: Lockett is of course capable of much more damage than this against a defense as vulnerable as Detroit's, but in this particular game DK Metcalf hogged most of the spotlight on the fantasy stage, drawing nine targets while catching six for 63 yards and three touchdowns. Although the Arizona defense is a tough matchup for the Seahawks in Week 18, Lockett has really had the Cardinals' number going back to last year, scoring four times in the last three matchups and going over 100 yards in two of them.

Jan 2, 2022 5:24 PM EST



Quiet in Sunday's loss

Lockett caught three of six targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Bears,

Analysis: On a snowy day in Seattle, the Seahawks' passing game was mostly quiet, leading to one of Lockett's worst performances of the season. The veteran wideout is on the cusp of a couple milestones, however, as he needs only five more receiving yards and one touchdown to set new career single-season highs in both categories, giving him something to play for in Week 17 against the Lions even with the Seahawks eliminated from postseason contention.

Dec 26, 2021 4:58 PM EST


Off of COVID-19 list

The Seahawks activated Lockett from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Analysis: Lockett spent exactly a week on the COVID-19 list, missing Tuesday's loss to the Rams in the process. Now that he's back with the Seahawks, he'll turn his focus to Sunday's game against the Bears, who have given up the second-most touchdowns (19) to wide receivers this season.

Dec 23, 2021 1:58 PM EST


Nearing activation

Coach Pete Carroll relayed Wednesday that Lockett (illness) is closing in on being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Lockett found himself on the COVID-19 list last Thursday following a positive test for the virus, and while the Seahawks' Week 15 matchup was pushed back two days to Tuesday due to COVID issues afflicting the Rams, it wasn't enough time for the wide receiver to clear league protocols. Carroll's comment indicates Lockett may have returned his first negative test. If so, Lockett will need to do the same 24 hours from that test in order to return to the active roster.

Dec 22, 2021 3:19 PM EST



Officially out Week 15

Lockett (illness) wasn't activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list and won't be available for Tuesday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: As a vaccinated player, Lockett is eligible to rejoin the Seahawks as soon as he's asymptomatic of the virus, but he's apparently still in recovery mode after testing positive for the virus Thursday. The Seahawks elevated wideout Cody Thompson as a replacement for Lockett in Week 15, but Freddie Swaim, Dee Eskridge and Penny Hart are likelier candidates to pick up the available reps at receiver alongside regular starter DK Metcalf.

Dec 21, 2021 2:18 PM EST


Not on track to play

Seattle doesn't plan to activate Lockett (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, putting him on track to miss the team's Week 15 game against the Rams, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Though the NFL delayed the matchup between the Rams and Seahawks an extra two days, Lockett wasn't able to make enough progress in his recovery from COVID-19 to suit up after he tested positive for the virus Thursday. Assuming his symptoms begin to subside in the next few days, Lockett should be on track to play Week 16 against the Bears, but his absence Tuesday locks in DK Metcalf as Seattle's clear-cut No. 1 wideout. Beyond Metcalf, the Seahawks will likely have Freddie Swain, Dee Eskridge and Penny Hart rotate in on two- and three-receiver sets.

Dec 21, 2021 10:48 AM EST


Seahawks-Rams moved to Tuesday

Lockett (illness) and the Seahawks will no longer play the Rams on Sunday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

Analysis: Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Rams organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, Los Angeles will be able to restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. The two-day delay could also provide sufficient time for Lockett to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list after he tested positive for the virus Thursday, with his potential availability hinging on whether or not he's experiencing any symptoms. If Lockett doesn't clear the necessary protocols prior to Tuesday's game, the Seahawks will likely turn to a combination of Freddie Swain (ankle), Dee Eskridge (foot) and Penny Hart to handle reps at receiver alongside starter DK Metcalf (foot).

Dec 17, 2021 1:25 PM EST


Tests positive, could play Sunday

Lockett's placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday was the result of a positive test, but he could still clear the necessary protocols in time to play Sunday against the Rams, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Along with Lockett, the Seahawks placed running back Alex Collins on the list Thursday after he too tested positive, but since both players are vaccinated, they'll have a shot at being available this weekend. Per Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, the NFL and NFLPA reached agreement Thursday on changes to the return-to-play COVID-19 protocol, which will allow players who are vaccinated and asymptomatic to rejoin their teams as soon as 24 hours after an initial positive test. The Seahawks haven't yet disclosed whether Lockett was experiencing symptoms of the virus before landing on the list, but even if he isn't, the wideout may have more reservations about playing so soon after his positive test; Henderson notes Lockett was previously hesitant to play amid the pandemic in 2020 due to a pre-existing heart abnormality.

Dec 16, 2021 4:24 PM EST


Hits reserve/COVID-19 list

The Seahawks placed Lockett (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Lockett and Alex Collins (abdomen) are the second and third Seahawks to be placed on the list this season after Gerald Everett sat out Weeks 4 and 5 due a positive test of the virus. If Lockett is unable to suit up Sunday at the Rams, Seattle may be a bit compromised at wide receiver, as all of DK Metcalf (foot/back), Freddie Swain (ankle) and Dee Eskridge (foot) are tending to injuries at the moment.

Dec 16, 2021 11:00 AM EST


Notches fifth 100-yard game of 2021

Lockett caught five of nine targets for 142 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-13 win over the Texans. He also caught a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter.

Analysis: Lockett made multiple sideline grabs in Sunday's contest and caught four passes for longer than 20 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown from Russell Wilson in the second quarter. That deep shot has been a signature play for the two stars, but we hadn't seen it since Wilson returned from injured reserve until Sunday. With Lockett's fifth 100-yard performance of 2021, the 29-year-old wideout has now recorded 1,023 yards through 13 games, marking his third straight season with at last 1,000 receiving yards. He should comfortably surpass his career high of 1,057 yards as long as he stays healthy.

Dec 12, 2021 1:27 PM EST


Hauls in TD in win

Lockett caught seven of eight targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: The speedster was once again Russell Wilson's favorite option, leading the Seahawks in catches and receiving yards and capping his day with the game-winning score, a 12-yard fade to the back corner of the end zone from Wilson late in the fourth quarter. Lockett's TD was his first since Week 2, but his touchdowns have tended to come in bunches throughout his career, making him a high-upside play in Week 14 against the Texans.

Dec 5, 2021 9:08 PM EST


Big plays Monday

Lockett caught three of five targets for 96 yards in Monday night's 17-15 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Lockett was explosive in the first half, hauling in a 55-yard pass prior to a 39-yard gain in the second quarter. Those big plays helped him comfortably lead the Seahawks in receiving, with teammate DK Metcalf managing merely one catch for 13 yards. Although Seattle's offense has struggled lately, Lockett has still been productive, now topping 95 yards in three of his last four contests.

Nov 29, 2021 8:57 PM EST


Thrives amid dysfunction

Lockett caught four passes for 115 yards on five targets against Arizona on Sunday.

Analysis: The Seattle passing game was a complete dud aside from Lockett, who himself had somewhat disappointing target volume. As he so often does, Lockett did a lot of damage with his targets, and it's by any standard a strong showing to produce 115 receiving yards in an offense that threw for just 207 total, but Seattle's passing game simply went too cold for too long when Lockett wasn't landing his shots. Russell Wilson (finger) clearly is not himself yet, so hopefully he can make progress in time to capitalize on an otherwise favorable matchup at Washington in Week 12.

Nov 21, 2021 5:48 PM EST


Quiet in Week 10

Lockett caught two receptions for 23 yards on eight targets against Green Bay on Sunday.

Analysis: It was a frustrating day for Lockett and the Seattle receivers, none of whom could get anything going despite beating the Green Bay secondary plenty of times. The fact is that Lockett and DK Metcalf will both struggle to produce if Russell Wilson (finger) can't play better than he did against Green Bay, and the upcoming Arizona defense is probably less charitable than the Packers one. Hopefully Wilson's condition improves and allows Lockett's talent to show up in the box score.

Nov 14, 2021 5:19 PM EST


Pops off for 142 yards

Lockett caught 12 of 13 targets for 142 yards in Sunday's 31-7 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Lockett caught 17 passes for 159 yards over the previous five games, and he finally broke out of his slump with conviction in the team's first win with Geno Smith under center. The Seahawks are on bye next week and will return in Week 10 against the Packers. Lockett has been so boom-or-bust this season that it's tough to predict his big games, but it would certainly help his odds if Russell Wilson (finger) is back under center. Wilson is optimistic he'll return in Week 10, but he'll need to hit a few milestones first. Lockett will be a high-upside play regardless.

Oct 31, 2021 5:26 PM EST


Another poor outing with backup QB

Lockett caught two of three targets for just 12 yards in Monday's 13-10 loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: Lockett turned in his second dismal performance with Geno Smith under center. The backup quarterback can't be blamed for all of his wideout's shortcomings, as Lockett had been struggling when Russell Wilson (finger) was healthy outside of Weeks 1 and 2. The 28-year-old possesses the explosive talent to ignite a huge fantasy game on any given week, but perhaps its best to explore other options at least until Wilson returns from IR.

Oct 25, 2021 9:28 PM EST


Struggles in losing effort

Lockett had just two receptions (seven targets) for 35 yards in Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: It was a disappointing passing output from the Seahawks overall in Geno Smith's first start with the club, but Lockett was particularly disappointing given the poor catch rate (29 percent) and low production. The speedy wideout has a chance to bounce back next week against the Saints, especially if DK Metcalf draws most of the attention from shutdown corner Marshon Lattimore. That being said, it could simply be a rough go of things for the entire Seattle passing attack for at least two more games while Russell Wilson (finger) mends on IR.

Oct 17, 2021 10:51 PM EST


Five catches in loss

Lockett secured five of 10 targets for 57 yards in the Seahawks' 26-17 loss to the Rams on Thursday night.

Analysis: Lockett logged a team-high number of targets but wasn't exactly efficient with them. The speedster was also the intended receiver on what essentially turned out to be a game-sealing interception thrown by Geno Smith, with Lockett getting slowed just a tad by contact as he crossed the field on his route. The 29-year-old has now posted a combined 13-112-0 line over his last three games after hitting the 100-yard mark and scoring three TDs in his first pair of contests, and he'll look to get back to that caliber of performance in a Week 6 road battle versus the Steelers.

Oct 7, 2021 9:41 PM EST


Four catches in quiet effort

Lockett (hip) caught four of five targets for 24 yards against San Francisco on Sunday.

Analysis: Lockett toughed out the hip injury to make some catches underneath for the Seahawks, but the Seattle passing game was generally ineffective Sunday and Lockett's modest numbers partially reflect that. Lockett gets a potentially tough short-week matchup with the Rams defense Thursday, so the going isn't going to get any easier. Hopefully the Seahawks passing game can hit its stride before Thursday and answer the call in a crucial divisional game.

Oct 3, 2021 5:38 PM EST


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