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Seahawks WR DK Metcalf injury: What status means for Week 17 vs. Steelers

DK Metcalf is dealing with a back injury for Week 17. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

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Inactives update: Metcalf is active and should be in your fantasy football lineups.

Game day update: Metcalf is “in a good place to play” on Sunday, per Ian Rapoport.


Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf is listed as questionable with a back injury heading into Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Metcalf did not practice on Thursday, but head coach Pete Carroll said that he expects the WR to play on Sunday.

DK Metcalf injury

Fantasy football analysis

Metcalf will likely be in this week, and as Seattle’s top receiver, he should be a big fantasy earner against the Steelers. If he somehow ends up sitting out or getting re-injured during the game, we can expect to see Tyler Lockett and Jaxon Smith-Njigba pick up his slack.

NFL DFS analysis

Metcalf costs $7,100 as a FLEX in daily fantasy at DraftKings Sportsbook. He goes up against the Steelers defense this week, who allow the 12th-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers per week, placing them right around the middle of the league. This shouldn’t deter you from drafting Metcalf in DFS.

Betting analysis

Metcalf is expected to play, so this injury designation shouldn’t affect betting or props.