It was Tyler Lockett’s turn to light up the scoreboard last weekend, as he had a monster performance of 15 receptions for 200 yards and three touchdowns. Russ was cooking and Lockett went back for seconds and thirds. Despite Lockett’s dominant outing, the Seahawks came up short in overtime and will look to get back on track this week against the 49ers. Will Lockett follow up with another stellar performance or will he step aside to let another Seattle wideout shine? We break down the fantasy analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Seahawks WRs Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, David Moore
Tyler Lockett had two down weeks prior to the Seahawks Week 6 bye, but it seems he was saving all of his production for Week 7. He was peppered with 20 targets and had his best performance of the season, boosting him to an average of 23.5 points per game and securing his place as the 2nd ranked fantasy wide receiver. Lockett has undeniable chemistry with Russell Wilson and there’s reason to believe Wilson will continue to Look Lockett’s way often the rest of the season. The 49ers secondary has been stingy to opposing receivers so far this season, as they have not allowed more than 20.6 PPR points to any wide receiver in a game. It is unlikely that Lockett will have a repeat performance, but he still remains in lineups as a WR1 with a high target share in a potent offense.
D.K. Metcalf suffered at the hands of Lockett’s Week 7 dominance, as he saw his lowest point total of the season, finishing with two receptions for 23 yards and 4.3 PPR points. This was likely a fluke and fantasy owners shouldn’t panic, as Metcalf is still the 15th ranked wide receiver on the season, averaging 17.3 points per game. Metcalf’s target share was the lowest of the season as well in that game, as he averages 7.3 targets per game. When you are receiving 7+ targets from Russel Wilson you are a must start each weak. Plug Metcalf into lineups as a WR1 this weekend.
David Moore appears to be the odd man out in the Seahawks wide receiver room, as he significantly trails Metcalf and Lockett in targets. He is the 70th ranked wide receiver, averaging 8.2 points per game. Moore is the least reliable option in this offense and is more of a boom/bust big play dependent player. He should remain on the bench this weekend.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Tyler Lockett as a WR1
Start D.K. Metcalf as a WR1
Sit David Moore