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Tyler Lockett suffers serious lower leg injury, spends night in hospital for evaluation

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett suffered a leg injury in Week 10 that is a bit of a mystery. We break down the fantasy football implications for the rest of the Seahawks pass catchers.

Wide receiver Tyler Lockett of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball against the defense of the San Francisco 49ers in the game at Levi’s Stadium on November 11, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks got a huge win in Week 10 over the San Francisco 49ers, but are waiting to see if wide receiver Tyler Lockett will miss any time. He was absent in overtime and later announced to have a lower leg bruise.

Head coach Pete Carroll said it was a serious bruise and severe situation Monday evening, but he felt things would be OK. There was talk after the game that he might spend the night in Santa Clara, per Joe Fann. It sounds like there are a lot of unknowns with the injury, although he did end up going to the hospital for evaluation, per Pro Football Talk.

The Seahawks head into Week 11 on a bye, so at the very least, Lockett gets a week to recuperate and see how he feels when the team regroups for practice next week. Usually a team gets the rest of the week off and returns to practice the following Monday. That’s followed by the normal Wednesday through Friday practice week, at which point we get official practice participation reports.

We should learn more later on Tuesday, but the Week 12 implications might not be known until early next week.

Fantasy football analysis: Seahawks wide receivers

DK Metcalf led the team with six receptions for 70 yards, and tight end Jacob Hollister stepped up with eight receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. Malik Turner got some added work when Lockett went down and had two receptions for 35 yards. Josh Gordon had two receptions for 27 yards.

It’s hard to see Turner gaining enough value to be worth rostering, even if Lockett misses any time. Hollister might actually be the guy worth rostering at a shallow tight end position. He looked great throughout the game and could be turning into a regular target for Russell Wilson.