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D. K. Metcalf 2019 Outlook

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8 minutes ago, FavreCo said:

Got the Shannon Sharpe flex going. Much better than some stupid dance.

 

 

A lot of people are knocking is route-running ability, but that second catch was a great route.

 

And wow... Wilson threw some on point passes.  6 targets from him is like 10 from a lot of QBs.

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8 hours ago, OmegaRed88 said:

As a Seahawks fan I’m used to underwhelming receivers and was intrigued by DK but honestly not expecting much, at least this year.  Watching the game I said to my buddy “man DK looks like a vet.”  This mirrors what Pete had said in camp about how polished he was and they were surprised by that.  I didn’t really buy it until I saw him play Sunday.  The guy truly looks like he belongs out there and like he’s been doing it for a while.  He could really make some noise.  Fantasy-wise my only concern with him is volume.  But he has a good shot at making up for it with splash plays and RZ.  Definitely hold on to him.

I'm really not even concerned with volume. The Seahawks usually suck the first couple months of the season. There shouldn't be any volume issues. And we've all seen what Doug Baldwin put up in fantasy leagues the last couple of months of the year when their offense inexplicably turns into one of the best in the league. If Metcalf plays well and they don't funnel targets to Lockett and Carson (which seemed unlikely and seems even more unlikely) he could be very valuable.

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Metcalf is gonna be the prime example of why Fantasy Footballers should 'care' about who they're picking at the end of drafts.

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7 minutes ago, FavreCo said:

Still laughing at the low 3-cone being a factor. Big WRs don't fun it for a reason.

If he didn’t run it he would be a first round pick. Which just goes to show how dumb it is 

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I missed on Lockett in every draft except for one because he was hyped like crazy and people kept reaching to grab him in the 3rd. 

I was extremely high on Lockett coming in to this season. However, after this game I think Metcalf might really be Wilson's favorite target already. I know it's the smallest of sample sizes, but I'm impressed. I wouldnt be surprised if Lockett maintains his same role from last year and Metcalf takes the Baldwin role. Am I alone in this train of thought?

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5 minutes ago, cbsholy said:

I missed on Lockett in every draft except for one because he was hyped like crazy and people kept reaching to grab him in the 3rd. 

I was extremely high on Lockett coming in to this season. However, after this game I think Metcalf might really be Wilson's favorite target already. I know it's the smallest of sample sizes, but I'm impressed. I wouldnt be surprised if Lockett maintains his same role from last year and Metcalf takes the Baldwin role. Am I alone in this train of thought?

 

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Lockett missed practice and is already listed as questionable to play week 2. Something to keep an eye on because that could increase Metcalf’s opportunities.

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Possibly no Haden and a banged up Lockett or no Lockett at all?? Game script that should force the Seahawks to pass more?? We might be looking at the perfect storm for a breakout game 😎

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Just now, FinsUp24 said:

Possibly no Haden and a banged up Lockett or no Lockett at all?? Game script that should force the Seahawks to pass more?? We might be looking at the perfect storm for a breakout game 😎

 

Fully agree, when young guys break out its games like this that often start it. D.K. could be set for a big year if he can live up to expectations, I'm very happy hes on my squad.

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5 hours ago, cbsholy said:

I missed on Lockett in every draft except for one because he was hyped like crazy and people kept reaching to grab him in the 3rd. 

I was extremely high on Lockett coming in to this season. However, after this game I think Metcalf might really be Wilson's favorite target already. I know it's the smallest of sample sizes, but I'm impressed. I wouldnt be surprised if Lockett maintains his same role from last year and Metcalf takes the Baldwin role. Am I alone in this train of thought?

 

Baldwin was a great route runner. DK is more of a jump-ball straight line guy. Was hoping Lockett would slide into the Baldwin role but I don't know what to think anymore.

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10 minutes ago, sSektor said:

 

Baldwin was a great route runner. DK is more of a jump-ball straight line guy. Was hoping Lockett would slide into the Baldwin role but I don't know what to think anymore.

 

DK is such a freak of nature that the routes run themselves. Russ will scramble and look for that quick giant mfer on broken plays. From what I've seen from last week, Metcalf can make those freak plays and he was targeted twice in the endzone.

I am so hyped for this guy!!! 3 rec 40 yards

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5 hours ago, cbsholy said:

I missed on Lockett in every draft except for one because he was hyped like crazy and people kept reaching to grab him in the 3rd. 

I was extremely high on Lockett coming in to this season. However, after this game I think Metcalf might really be Wilson's favorite target already. I know it's the smallest of sample sizes, but I'm impressed. I wouldnt be surprised if Lockett maintains his same role from last year and Metcalf takes the Baldwin role. Am I alone in this train of thought?

 

They're very different players.   Metcalf is raw, powerful,  fast.    Baldwin was masterful on routes and picking apart weaknesses over the middle.  A true technician.  

 What you saw in week 1 was Cincinnati doubling Lockett to force Wilson to look elsewhere.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawks-receiver-tyler-lockett-hit-with-a-double-coverage-sees-mixed-results-in-week-1-win/%3famp=1

 

DK can be the solution if he can get loose down the field.  He missed so much time the last 2 seasons at Ole Miss-  it’s a work in progress.  

Physically he’s every bit of Calvin Johnson.   Development wise- not even close.

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1 hour ago, FinsUp24 said:

Possibly no Haden and a banged up Lockett or no Lockett at all?? Game script that should force the Seahawks to pass more?? We might be looking at the perfect storm for a breakout game 😎

 

Pitt is in a classic rebound spot here, they will put up points this week. 

 

Hoping this one turns into a shootout, looking at starting Metcalf and maybe a dart throw on Washington. 

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Pete Carroll called DK Metcalf's NFL debut "a good start." Russell Wilson said the rookie's four-catch, 89-yard performance in Week 1 was "special."

But it was Chris Carson who delivered the most notable quote regarding what Metcalf means to the Seattle Seahawks.

"(He's) a freak," Carson said. "He's going to make freakish plays like that all the time. It's nothing new. He's been doing that in practice (and) in training camp. I'm happy for him."

Carson was referring to Metcalf's pair of explosive plays against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. The first was a 42-yard reception down the right sideline on a go-ball from Russell Wilson. The second was a 25-yard catch down the middle on a broken play.

It was Metcalf's first experience with Wilson's patented scramble drill, which is significant because it illustrates the chemistry that already exists between the two. Metcalf ran a short in-cut on the play, but when he saw Wilson evade pressure and step up in the pocket, he got vertical. Wilson lofted a 50/50 ball down the middle, and Metcalf was able to make a sensational leaping catch with a corner on his back and a safety undercutting him.

"We've been pounding (the scramble drill) for months during the offseason," Carroll said. "(That play) was a great illustration. He's pretty comfortable playing. … You can see why we're fired up about him."

Added Wilson: "He fought for the football. It's exciting to for him to come in and make some great plays in the first game. … He looked great tonight."

If there were any first-game jitters, Metcalf did an admirable job hiding them. Apparently Carroll approached Metcalf pregame to offer a few words of wisdom.

"Remember it's just another game," Carroll told the talented rookie prior to kickoff. "It's still a football, and when it's in the air, it's all yours."

Metcalf still relished the moment, calling his debut "a blessing." His postgame garb was fitting as well – a blue throwback Steve Largent jersey. Metcalf referred to Largent as "the GOAT receiver in Seattle."

"Everybody talks about how great of a receiver he was and he never dropped anything so just trying to be like him," Metcalf said while donning the Hall of Famer's threads.

And at least for one game, Metcalf can put his name in the same sentence as the Seahawks legend. Metcalf's 89 yards broke Largent's franchise record for most receiving yards in an NFL debut (86). Just for fun: Metcalf is on pace for 64 catches and 1,424 receiving yards. Those would be massive numbers, but there's no reason why Metcalf can't at least reach the 1,000-yard threshold.

The opportunities (even when David Moore returns) will be there, which means health is the only thing that would stand between Metcalf and a "freakish" rookie season.

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Check out this video, posted in March before the NFL draft. Compares Metcalf to Calvin Johnson. Definitely worth a watch if you're at all interested in or own Metcalf.

 

 

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Russell Wilson used to only have smallish receivers like Baldwin and Lockett. Hes going to love throwing to a big receiver like Metcalf; just throw it up to him deep and let him go get it.

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Interesting video, and plausible, but it's a bit distracting seeing my own Kent State up there against him. Not exactly intimidating. His points still stand though.

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3 hours ago, Gryfter said:

Russell Wilson used to only have smallish receivers like Baldwin and Lockett. Hes going to love throwing to a big receiver like Metcalf; just throw it up to him deep and let him go get it.

 

though a TE, he loved chucking it to Graham - DK got that same size and strength, with some world class wheels, to boot - best of all worlds here for St.Russel. 

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1 hour ago, pastorofmuppets2 said:

 

though a TE, he loved chucking it to Graham - DK got that same size and strength, with some world class wheels, to boot - best of all worlds here for St.Russel. 

 

Seattle’s game plan has changed a bit since 2017 (running it way more) but all Wilson did that year was throw to Jimmy Graham in the end zone. Would be nice if DK took that role over.

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Could be a shootout vs the Steelers this week. Wilson might have to air it out a bunch because you know Ben and the Steelers are looking to put up some points after last week.  We should have safer options than D.K at this point, but this game sure looks tasty.

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