Sept. 22 Update — Metcalf has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Panthers.
Sept. 21 Update — Metcalf did not practice for the second consecutive day. You’d like to see him at least be upgraded to a limited participant on Friday, but at best, it feels like he heads into the weekend listed as questionable.
The Panthers won't have QB Bryce Young Sunday, but the Seahawks are the team that's really banged up. They list 11 non-participants today, up from nine a day ago. Quandre Diggs and Damien Lewis are new DNPs today. Jordyn Brooks also sat today, but he's been getting Thursdays off. pic.twitter.com/GI9Cnu7Hxm— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 21, 2023
The Seattle Seahawks will host the Carolina Panthers in Week 3 of the NFL season. The Seahawks lost in Week 1 but battled back last week to head into Sunday’s game 1-1. Seattle could be without starting wide receiver DK Metcalf as he is dealing with a rib injury. Hopefully, it was just precautionary, but Metcalf didn’t practice on Wednesday to begin the week.
The #Seahawks had nine players not practice today due to injury:— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 20, 2023
- WR DK Metcalf (ribs)
- CB Tariq Woolen (chest)
- OT Charles Cross (toe)
- TE Will Dissly (shoulder)
- S Julian Love (hamstring)
- CB Coby Bryant (toe)
- DT Jarran Reed (groin)
- DE Boye Mafe (knee)
- LB Devin… pic.twitter.com/EvtCOTyxGP
Fantasy football implications for Week 3
Metcalf is the team leader with 122 receiving yards through two games. He has brought in nine of his 11 targets and has scored a touchdown. Metcalf goes into Week 3 as the overall WR29 in half-PPR scoring formats. The Panthers have a tougher defense than people think, but being down one of their best corners keeps Metcalf a start if he is active.
If he sits for the game, Tyler Lockett and rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba would likely see extra targets. Lockett would be considered a WR2, while you could flex JSN in deeper leagues of at least 12 teams.