Dorsett will sign a one-year deal with the Seahawks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The speedy Dorsett, who caught 29 passes for 397 yards and five TDs in 14 games with the Patriots last season, now has a chance to claim Seattle's No. 3 wideout role behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. It's a new team context that could garner the 2015 first-rounder added volume after he only saw 54 targets in 2019, although the Seahawks don't exactly feature a high-volume passing attack -- Russell Wilson attempted nearly 100 fewer passes than Tom Brady in 2019.
Dorsett finished the 2019 regular season with 29 catches (on 54 targets) for 397 yards and five TDs in 14 games. He also logged three carries for 21 yards. The 2015 first-rounder started the season with a two-TD effort in Week 1, but his subsequent production was hit-or-miss and he finished things out by working as the team's No. 4 wide receiver (behind Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu and N'Keal Harry) in the Patriots' wild-card loss to the Titans. The 27-year-old is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and it remains to be seen if he re-ups with New England as a complementary option or heads elsewhere in search of more playing time.
Dorsett brought in one of four targets for 50 yards in the Patriots' 27-24 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. Dorsett's big play aside, he was a non-factor despite compiling his highest yardage total since Week 3. The speedster hadn't logged a target his previous two games and failed to come up with his pair of looks three contests ago, so Sunday's sole reception was actually a step up. However, Dorsett and the rest of the pass-catching corps will presumably have to be a lot more productive in next weekend's wild-card game against the Titans for the Patriots to have a chance to advance to the divisional round.
Dorsett logged five of a possible 73 snaps on offense in Saturday's 24-17 win over the Bills. Dorsett wasn't targeted in the game and was out-snapped by both N'Keal Harry (37) and Jakobi Meyers (14). With Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu also in the mix, Dorsett's fantasy upside is limited so long as the team's other wide receivers remain healthy.
Dorsett was not targeted during Sunday's 34-13 win over Cincinnati. It's the first time this season Dorsett has been held without a catch in back-to-back games, and he hasn't topped 40 yards in a game since Week 8. There's been a lot of talk in New England about Tom Brady's dissatisfaction with some of his receivers and Dorsett's lack of action seems to indicate that he's in the dog house. Next up is Saturday's matchup with a Buffalo defense that held Dorsett to 19 total yards in Week 4.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/21||New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|8||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|10||11/15||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|13||12/06||New York Giants||29||26.00|
|14||12/13||New York Jets||25||23.50|
|16||12/27||Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|17||01/03||@San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|3 Year Avg||38||24||294||3||14||12.25||48|