Head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Baldwin (ankle) will play Sunday against the Steelers. Baldwin's minor ankle injury may impact his practice participation this week, but Carroll isn't worried about the availability of his No. 1 receiver once game day arrives. While Pittsburgh is coming off a bye week, the defense has been touched up by wide receivers this season, allowing 12.4 YPC and nine touchdowns to wideouts through 10 games.
Head coach Pete Carroll is optimistic that Baldwin (ankle) will be able to play Sunday against the Steelers, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Baldwin sustained what Carroll deemed a "minor" ankle injury during Sunday's demolition of the 49ers, but it didn't stop him from hauling in all six of his targets for 60 yards. While Baldwin's activity level in practice this week will be of interest, Carroll's comments imply that there isn't much worry with the Seahawks No. 1 wideout.
Baldwin injured his ankle during Sunday's win over the 49ers, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Stephen Cohen reports. Baldwin was listed as probable due to a toe injury, and he finished with six catches for 60 yards. He didn't exit the game early, despite taking a huge hit from 49ers safety Eric Reid during the first quarter. It's unclear if the injury was related to that play or suffered later in the game.
Baldwin (toe) caught all six of this targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 29-13 win over the 49ers. Baldwin, who was coming off his best game of the season in Week 10, showed nice after-the-catch skills on several of his receptions Sunday. Meanwhile, rookie Tyler Lockett had a mini breakout Sunday, catching a pair of touchdowns. It's hard to get too excited about Baldwin or any other Seahawks' pass catcher, given the inconsistency of their offensive line and QB Russell Wilson, who threw more than two touchdown passes for the first time this season in Sunday's win. However, Baldwin could find success next week against Pittsburgh, which has not defended opposing WRs well this year.
Baldwin (toe) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Baldwin has been a hit-or-miss fantasy option of late, but he's out there Sunday if you need him, coming off a seven-catch, 134-yard effort in Week 10's loss to the Cardinals.
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