Willson caught both of his targets for 41 yards and scored a touchdown in Sunday's 13-12 win at Dallas. Willson had a 19-yard catch down the seam, and also made a nice 22-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter, just breaking the goal line. He doesn't get a lot of opportunities with Jimmy Graham around, but he's got good enough receiving skills to remain fantasy relevant in deeper formats.
Seahawks tight end Luke Willson (back) is active for Monday's game against the Lions, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Before he was inactive last Sunday, Willson logged 45 percent (52 of 116) of the Seahawks' offensive snaps, but he gave way to Cooper Helfet as the No. 2 tight end in Week 3. Upon his return to active status Monday, Willson will again serve as a reserve TE to Jimmy Graham.
Seahawks tight end Luke Willson (back) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Lions. He was inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, but it sounds like he will be available Monday. That said, it's hard to expect Willson to see enough snaps or get enough targets to be useful in most formats.
Seahawks tight end Luke Willson had a career performance Week 16 at Arizona, going for 139 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yarder in the second quarter. But those numbers distract from one just as important: His three catches were his only three targets on the day. Even with quarterback Russell Wilson attempting more than 30 passes for just the second time in five games, Willson wasn't any more targeted than usual. It's just that two of them happened to result in big plays. The long touchdown was probably a fluke. He got behind the defense, an oversight on its part, and ran away from everyone after he caught the ball. Big deal. Take it away, and he had two catches for 59 yards and a touchdown -- a good performance by his standards, but nothing that would send Fantasy owners flocking to the waiver wire. Even though Willson got the numbers, Wilson's preferred targets were wide receivers Doug Baldwin and Paul Richardson, who had 11 and seven targets, respectively. Those were season highs for each. If you can't count on them to get consistent looks in the Seahawks offense, you certainly can't count on Willson to. He's had only three games with more than four all season, none in the last three weeks.
Seahawks tight end Luke Willson turned in a huge game Week 16 against the Cardinals. Willson only caught three passes, but made a huge impact. On his first reception of the game, Willson hauled in an 80 yard score from Russell Wilson. Willson got behind the defense, and was able to outrun everyone once he caught the pass. Late in the game, Willson pulled in a 39 yard reception. Later in the drive, he caught a 20 yard touchdown pass for his second score of the night. Willson finished with a team-high 139 yards. Willson will take on the Rams Week 17.
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