D.K. Metcalf - WRPosted 6/13/19 11:04am ET
Seattle Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf has repeatedly impressed QB Russell Wilson throughout spring workouts. 'It's great seeing DK make his plays. I think DK is looking really, really special. He can do anything and everything and he's tremendous. ... Everybody knows about (his) ability to run and jump and catch and all that. But I think more than anything else, it's his brain, how he processes information, how quickly he understands it. He's really intelligent, he understands the game really well. He takes coaching well, he gets extra work. He's a legit pro wide receiver. He's everything everyone was talking about in terms of what he's capable of and more,' Wilson said.
Huddle Up: For what it's worth, Wilson praised each of what are expected to be his top five receivers. Where he singled out Metcalf was the mental part of the game, which is encouraging in its own right. Owners should still keep their expectations for Metcalf in 2019 in check considering Seattle will remain a run first-offense, although he will undoubtedly make splash plays. Whether he becomes something more down the road will obviously depend if he can become something more than the deep threat he was in college.
David Moore - WRPosted 6/13/19 3:11pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR David Moore has made a huge leap this offseason in his knowledge of the position and in his ability to play multiple spots, according to head coach Pete Carroll on Thursday, June 13.
Huddle Up: Moore caught just 26 of 53 targets last season but turned those into 445 yards and five touchdowns. He projects behind Tyler Lockett and rookie D.K. Metcalf on the depth chart, but he's worth a late-round pick as a WR5 as the Seahawks begin life without Doug Baldwin.
Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 6/9/19 8:24pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny admitted that he became frustrated by the injuries he dealt with as a rookie, but he said he has 'grown up' and better understands how to be a pro on the field and off the field in terms of taking care of his body.
Huddle Up: Penny's rookie season was a disappointment overall, but he began to show flashes of his potential at the end of the season. Chris Carson's presence will keep Penny for being a lead back, but he can still be a flex candidate as the No. 2 option in Seattle's run-heavy offense.
Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 6/7/19 11:05am ET
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has reportedly dropped 15 pounds and is being mentored by Hall of Famer and fellow San Diego State alum Marshall Faulk.
Huddle Up: After a slow start to his rookie season, Penny generally flashed more often than not. With that said, it won't hurt him that he lost some weight after appearing a bit heavy early and struggling with injuries throughout 2018. Chris Carson will be the clear lead back entering the season, but there's going to be enough volume in Seattle's running game for Penny to approach - if not exceed - 150 touches if he earns them. He's well worth flex consideration with the upside for much more behind the injury-prone Carson.
Tyler Lockett - WRPosted 6/6/19 6:51pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett has been working out of the slot in three-receiver sets during spring practices.
Huddle Up: Lockett was a dangerous weapon down the field last year, and working out of the slot could put the ball in his hands more often and create even more big-play opportunities. For now, consider him a high-risk, high-reward WR3.
D.K. Metcalf - WRPosted 5/22/19 12:48pm ET
Seattle Seahawks second-round draft choice WR D.K. Metcalf signed a four-year contract with the Seahawks Wednesday, May 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Metcalf should have a solid role early in the season with Doug Baldwin retired. He likely will be used in the red zone because of his size, which will help his fantasy value. He has a chance to be a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver for the fantasy owners in 2019.
D.K. Metcalf - WRPosted 5/15/19 11:36pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf was impressive during the team's rookie minicamp, according to the Washington Post's John Clayton, who said it was the best showing seen at a Seattle rookie camp since QB Russell Wilson back in 2012. Clayton added that Metcalf did so well that the team could start him on the outside and slide WR Tyler Lockett into the slot.
Huddle Up: The retirement of Doug Baldwin has created an opportunity in the passing game, and Metcalf could step into a much larger role than what was originally envisioned for 2019. He's definitely a name to add to your watch list as we approach training camp.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 5/9/19 1:20pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hernia, knee, shoulder) was released with a failed physical designation Thursday, May 9.
Huddle Up: It's a sad day for Baldwin and the Seahawks, who are parting with one of the best receivers in franchise history after an injury-plagued 2018 season which led to him undergoing at least three surgeries so far this offseason. It would come as no surprise if a retirement announcement is coming in the near future. Seattle will move forward with Tyler Lockett likely absorbing a lot of Baldwin's slot duties, while rookie D.K. Metcalf and host of others will be expected to assume most of the work on the perimeter.
D.K. Metcalf - WRPosted 5/5/19 9:31am ET
Seattle Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf has made a quick impression in the team's rookie camp. Asked what impresses him most about the second-round draft pick, head coach Pete Carroll said: 'Well, it's almost like, what doesn't, you know? He's big and he's fast. He's got really good feet, you know, and his catching range was exhibited today for a start,' Carroll said Saturday, May 4. 'And you know, we've got to figure it out, figure out where it is, maybe even more unique than we thought coming in. So we just develop it as we go. But big and really fast and the catching range was really obvious.'
Huddle Up: Metcalf initially projects as an end-of-the-bench WR draft pick in fantasy, but with Doug Baldwin's future uncertain due to injury, the rookie has the upside to challenge for top wideout honors in the 2019 rookie class.
D.K. Metcalf - WRPosted 4/26/19 6:28pm ET
Mississippi WR D.K. Metcalf was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 64th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Metcalf is a physical marvel, but injuries and average production in college raise some question marks. Still, his size and athleticism could allow him to be a red zone monster, and he is worth the gamble as a WR5.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 4/26/19 7:55pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hernia, knee, shoulder) may not be able to play in the NFL again because of his multiple injuries, according to sources. It is believed that Baldwin wants to continue playing but may not be able.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor Baldwin's situation this offseason to see if he is making progress in his recovery from multiple surgeries. He is a risky option in fantasy leagues because of his injuries but has played well in the past.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 4/19/19 2:57pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hernia, knee, shoulder) is recovering from multiple surgeries, and there is no timetable for his return, according to general manager John Schneider.
Huddle Up: Baldwin probably will not be on a practice field until training camp, but owners should monitor his progress over the next few months. He will continue to be the main option in the Seahawks passing game and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Mike Davis - RBPosted 4/17/19 11:19pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Mike Davis is set to serve as the team's primary ball carrier during the 2019 season, in the opinion of the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.
Huddle Up: With Jordan Howard gone and Tarik Cohen better suited as a situational player, Davis could be in line for a lot of touches after parlaying his 728-yard, five-touchdown season last year into a $6 million deal. If Biggs' projection holds up, Davis may offer some nice upside as a depth selection.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/16/19 12:04am ET
An extension for Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was not announced by the quarterback's self-imposed midnight PDT deadline on Tuesday, April 16.
Huddle Up: Wilson is still under contract, and he is expected to be the team's quarterback through 2021. It's likely a deal is still worked out at some point. Wilson will still be a must-start option for many years to come, and this could make him even more dangerous from a fantasy perspective with a chip on his shoulder.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/16/19 2:05am ET
Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson agreed on a four-year contract worth $140 million early Tuesday, April 16, a source said. He surpasses Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as the highest-paid player in the NFL.
Huddle Up: The midnight PDT deadline came and went, but apparently the two sides continued to pound out a deal. It was a soft, arbitrary deadline. With or without the deal, the multi-talented Wilson is a must-start fantasy option heading into the 2019 season.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/14/19 10:28pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will report for the first day of the offseason program on Monday, April 15. He was hoping to have a new contract in place beforehand, but he plans to report with or without a deal.
Huddle Up: It appears that this contract situation might drag on into the postseason unless the sides suddenly announce something on Monday. While his contract status is uncertain, what is certain is that he will be a must-start fantasy option yet again in 2019.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/9/19 6:31pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants a new contract before April 15. If he doesn't get one, it would be assumed the Seahawks would franchise tag him for at least one year, which would be worth roughly $30.34 million in 2020. If they did it again in 2021 and 2022, the compensation would be about $36.4 million and $52.43 million, respectively. This was enough to make former NFL head coach Jack Del Rio, who appeared as a guest recently on the NFL Network, to suggest trading Wilson is a distinct possibility. '(D)on't be surprised if before it's all said and done when we line up for the season next year if Russell Wilson isn't quarterbacking somewhere else and the Seahawks haven't gone and gotten a quarterback they think (is) the future,' Del Rio said.
Huddle Up: The thought of Wilson being traded is hard to swallow, but the cap hits in 2021 and 2022 would make it hard for any general manager to build a team, so the pressure to get something done only figures to increase as time goes by. At the moment, fantasy owners should be able to count on Wilson doing his usual thing, which is usually producing top-five numbers while sporting a stellar touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/6/19 2:52pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson gave Seattle until Monday, April 15, to reach a contract extension, but there has been 'very little progress' in those negotiations, according to a source. It remains a possibility that Wilson will be franchise tagged next offseason if the waiting game continues. Realistically, Wilson may want to be the highest paid player in the NFL (at least $34-35 million) or receive the highest guaranteed signing bonus (around $100 million).
Huddle Up: Wilson deserves to be paid with how consistently successful he's played so far in his career, albeit with a less-than-ideal supporting cast. Deal or no deal, Wilson is in the mid-range QB1 discussion heading into a new season.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/3/19 5:21pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson plans to participate in the offseason workouts even though he wants a contract extension before the start of the workouts, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It appears like Wilson will not hold out even if he does not receive a contract extension in the next few weeks. He has been one of the better fantasy quarterbacks over the last few seasons and should be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues in 2019.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/2/19 1:20pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has made Monday, April 15, the deadline by which the Seahawks must complete negotiations on a new deal, according to a source. That day marks the beginning of Seattle's offseason program. Both sides reportedly started negotiating said new deal recently in hopes of achieving an agreement by the deadline. Wilson has one year left on his current four-year, $87.6 million contract.
Huddle Up: Wilson deserves a new deal as one of the best and most consistent quarterbacks in the NFL. He's a perennial MVP candidate and QB1 in the fantasy realm. His fantasy value may not be as high as it has been in previous years, but he remains comfortably in QB1 territory.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 3/31/19 6:35pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson needs to be used 'as much as possible' in 2019, according to OT Duane Brown. 'At times, I think we ran the ball maybe a little bit too much, and that's kind of hard to say as a lineman,' Brown said.
Huddle Up: Although Wilson's 3,448 passing yards in 2018 were his fewest since his second season, he did throw a career-high 35 touchdowns while logging a career-best pass rating. Even if Seattle sticks with a run-heavy approach, Wilson has shown he can still provide QB1 numbers.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 3/27/19 3:11pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hernia) will miss six to eight weeks after his hernia surgery, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll said three surgeries have taken their toll on Baldwin but that if anyone can pull through it, he can.
Huddle Up: At 30 years old, Baldwin is over the hill in football years, and it's beginning to show. He was burdened by the injury bug last year and is not off to a good start this year. Tyler Lockett is coming off a career season and seems to be supplanting Baldwin as the Seahawks' more reliable receiver. Nonetheless, if Baldwin can get healthy and stay healthy he has WR2 appeal.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 3/26/19 7:45pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hernia) is set to undergo sports hernia surgery in April, and head coach Pete Carroll recently told reporters he doesn't know 'conclusively' if that surgery will be the last one Baldwin has this offseason. However, Carroll added the team remains confident Baldwin will be able to play in 2019.
Huddle Up: Baldwin has already undergone procedures on his knee and shoulder this offseason, so it goes without saying he must have been playing in a great deal of pain at various points last season. He may be able to play this season, but fantasy owners need to be smart about expecting too much from a player that probably won't have much time to get into football shape. He may still have WR2 upside, but he probably needs to be considered a high-risk WR3 until further notice.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 3/17/19 9:45am ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson told late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon on Friday, March 15, that there's 'great potential' for Wilson to eventually become the highest-paid player in NFL history. Meanwhile, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has said this offseason that negotiations are 'ongoing' with Wilson, whose contract expires after the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Wilson threw for a career-high 35 TD passes last season on only 427 attempts -- his lowest single-season total since his second pro season in 2013. Meanwhile, Wilson rushed for 376 yards -- the second-lowest single-season total of his career -- while failing to rush for a TD for the first time in seven seasons. Expect some regression to the mean in both categories in 2019, and that still adds up to another QB1 campaign for Wilson.
Jason Myers - PKPosted 3/13/19 10:54am ET
New York Jets impending free-agent PK Jason Myers agreed to a four-year deal worth $15-16 million with the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday, March 13, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Myers was one of the most consistent kickers in the league last year and one of the few bright spots for the Jets. He fills a need on a good offense and can be drafted as a PK1.
Mike Davis - RBPosted 3/11/19 3:54pm ET
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent RB Mike Davis will sign an undisclosed contract with the Chicago Bears, according to a source.
Huddle Up: There is a decent chance Davis has a meaningful role in 2019, provided the unknown contract details bear out. He could be in line to replace RB Jordan Howard as a complement to the explosive Tarik Cohen, since it has been no secret Chicago is looking to move on from Howard. If this ends up being the case, Davis is a No. 3 back with more value in standard scoring than PPR.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 3/1/19 9:51am ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is expected to attend spring training with the New York Yankees for only a day or two, but it won't be as long as last season's six-day stint, a Seahawks beat reporter said Friday, March 1.
Huddle Up: Wilson finished as a top-12 fantasy QB for the seventh time in seven seasons in 2018 but had a strange statistical year throwing a career-high 35 TD passes while failing to rush for one for the first time as a pro and posting the third-lowest passing yardage total (3,448) of his career. Average it out, though, and he remains a bona fide QB1 option in drafts.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 2/28/19 11:09am ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee, shoulder) underwent surgery on his ailing knee and shoulder this offseason, according to head coach Pete Carroll. He is rehabilitating and is expected to be ready for the regular season.
Huddle Up: Baldwin was hampered by injuries throughout the 2018 season but "only" missed three games. He was a shell of himself mainly due to not being at full health and Tyler Lockett's emergence. If he does make a full recovery he can still be drafted as a WR2.
Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 2/28/19 6:23pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny will be given the chance to push for more playing time in 2019, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Penny battled injuries throughout his rookie season, but he showed some burst when he was on the field, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. A committee between Penny and Chris Carson is likely on tap in 2019, but Penny has the better long-term upside for keeper leagues.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 2/28/19 6:29pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson and RB Rashaad Penny could form a 'one-two punch' in the backfield in 2019, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: After finishing fifth in the NFL in rushing last year, Carson figures to have the first chance to lead the backfield, but Penny's role should only grow. Carson could still have RB2 potential, but grabbing Penny as a handcuff would be a wise move.
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