We hope that 2017 will be Tyler Lockett's breakout campaign since this is his third season in the NFL. As a rookie, Lockett looked on the verge of stardom. He had 51 catches for 664 yards and six touchdowns on 68 targets, and he added 33 kickoff returns for 852 yards and a touchdown and 40 punt returns for 379 yards and a touchdown. But he regressed as a sophomore with 41 catches for 597 yards and one touchdown on 67 targets, and he managed just 23 kickoff returns for 606 yards and no touchdowns and 29 punt returns for 243 yards and no scores. Worst of all, he suffered a broken leg in Week 16, and he will likely miss most of the offseason program and potentially part of training camp. He's expected to be fine for Week 1, but we hope he can play more like his rookie campaign and less like last year. Lockett is worth drafting with a late-round pick in all seasonal leagues, with his value higher in formats that reward points for return yards. He should be able to outperform his draft stock if he's healthy, and hopefully he does become a third-year breakout success story.
Lockett (leg) isn't expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Vikings, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Though Lockett went through pregame warmups, it seems the Seahawks coaching staff still won't be taking any chances Friday. He'll join Paul Richardson (shoulder) on the sidelines and their collective absences could open the door for Kasen Williams to continue his impressive preseason with the first- and second-team offenses.
Lockett (leg) will be a game-time decision for Friday's preseason contest against the Vikings, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. Lockett plans to test his injured leg in pregame warmups in order to assess if he'll be able to play or not. His priority is Week 1 availability, however, so don't expect the Seahawks to rush him back into action. Paul Richardson (shoulder) is also questionable for Friday, so Tanner McEvoy could end up seeing reps with the first team if both of the aforementioned receivers are ruled out.
Lockett (leg) won't play in Sunday's preseason opener against the Chargers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports. Lockett was only activated from Seattle's PUP list a week ago, so news that he's not ready to fully return from his broken leg yet isn't exactly surprising. Nonetheless, Lockett has long maintained he'll be able to suit up for Week 1, which should be more important for fantasy owners to monitor.
Lockett (leg) was removed from the Seahawks' PUP list on Friday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports. Lockett was spotted fielding punts with his helmet on at Friday's session, marking his first training camp action following last season's broken leg. While Lockett will surely be managed with care as the preseason advances, the 24-year-old maintained this offseason that he'd be ready for Week 1, and his clearance to practice only supports that notion. Once fully reintegrated, Lockett will aim to reclaim the No. 2 wideout spot he earned ahead of Jermaine Kearse last season.
Lockett (leg) is fielding punts with his helmet on at Friday's practice, ESPN's Sheil Kapadia reports. Lockett opened training camp on Seattle's PUP list after suffering a compound fracture of his right leg in Week 16 of last season. The wideout increased his workout activity this week, though, and the fact that he was sporting his helmet while working on the field Friday suggests his sideline stint is now over. Lockett maintained throughout this offseason that he'd be ready for Week 1, and his return to on-field action at this early stage only supports that expectation.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/10||@Green Bay Packers||33||29.11|
|2||09/17||San Francisco 49ers||27||24.25|
|5||10/08||@Los Angeles Rams||32||25.25|
|7||10/22||@New York Giants||13||21.29|
|12||11/26||@San Francisco 49ers||27||24.25|
|15||12/17||Los Angeles Rams||32||25.25|
|3 Year Avg||68||46||630||4||26||13.70||93|