Kearse caught three passes of five targets for 34 yards Sunday in a win against the 49ers. Kearse's production has been consistently low this season. He hasn't had more than three catches in a game since Week 3 and has had four games this season with no more than a one catch. Worse, he's scored once. Although he's on pace to slightly top last season's production, he's doesn't offer much fantasy value.
Kearase was targeted twice in Sunday's loss to Arizona, snagging one pass for 10 yards. In Week 1's loss to St. Louis, Kearse was targeted 10 times, the same number of targets he has tallied in the Seahawks' last four games combined. Of Kearse's 22 catches this season, 14 of them came in the season's first three weeks. Kearse possesses impressive deep speed, eight of his receptions this year going for over 20 yards, meaning that he is a threat to score from anywhere from the field. The fact that he has still scored just once this season, however, means that he is best left in the free agency pool.
Kearse did not record a reception in Sunday's win over the Dallas and was targeted just once during the contest. After recording a catch in every game he played in 2014, Kearse has now been held catchless in three contests this season. Kearse has had some decent performances in 2015, including two games with six or more catches, but his overall production has ranged from poor to moderate and he has hauled in just one touchdown. His role in Seattle's offense is unclear as he was targeted just once despite seeing the field for 44 offensive snaps on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus. To compare, Ricardo Lockette was targeted twice in just nine offensive snaps.
Kearse snagged three passes off of four targets for 64 yards in Thursday's win over San Francisco. The 64 yards were Kearse's largest total since Week 4 and the three catches and four targets were his most since Week 3. Tight end Jimmy Graham has become Seattle's go-to target, leaving the second, third and fourth options to a crapshoot featuring Kearse, Doug Baldwin and the rookie Tyler Lockett. Kearse is the deep threat of the bunch, his yards per catch more than three yards greater than any of the rest, but with only one touchdown thus far this season and Seattle's run-first approach, that may not be enough to keep him in lineups.
Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse caught two passes (on two targets) for 84 yards in Monday night's win over the Lions. Kearse led the Seahawks in receiving yards thanks to a game-long 50 yard catch, which helped compensate for his mere two targets Monday. While Kearse caught both passes thrown his way, his 18 targets heading into Monday night's game suggested he might be more involved. To his credit, Kearse still managed a season-high 84 yards, which should result in more looks moving forward.
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