If you're looking for a steady, consistent Fantasy point contributor, then don't look at Tyler Lockett. In each of his past two seasons he's had three monster games (at least 26 PPR points), three or four good games (between 16 and 21 PPR points) and at least eight disappointing games (12 or fewer PPR points). In 2020 he actually had 47% of his total Fantasy production in three games (Weeks 3, 7 and 17). Pretty stunning he was this inconsistent considering he had a career-best 100 receptions. Like a bunch of receivers, Lockett is capable of putting up monster points in any game against any opponent, so you'll never feel comfortable benching him, but you'll almost always be nervous starting him. If there's good news, it's that Lockett is an entrenched starter with good target volume (8.3 per game in 2020), a track record for touchdowns (at least eight in each of his last three years), a good quarterback, and what appears to be a good schedule. Buying a ticket for the Lockett Rollercoaster will begin in late Round 4.
Lockett and the Seahawks agreed Wednesday on a four-year, $69.2 million extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Lockett's new deal includes $37 million guaranteed, giving the reliable sixth-year wideout a well-deserved pay raise. With 3,076 receiving yards and 28 receiving touchdowns over the last three seasons, Lockett has clearly established himself as one of the league's premier deep-ball threats. His yards per reception fell off a bit in 2020, down to 10.5 from 12.9 in 2019, but he made up for the slight decline in efficiency with a career-high 100 catches. Even if Lockett ends up taking more of a back seat to rising superstar DK Metcalf in the future, his chemistry with Russell Wilson and ability to get open downfield and on short and intermediate routes should position him well for continued strong fantasy production.
Lockett caught two of four targets for 43 yards in Saturday's 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams. It was a quiet game overall for Seattle's passing game, as Russell Wilson completed just 41 percent of his passes for 174 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Lockett caught a pair of long passes, with his two receptions going for 24 and 19 yards. The sixth-year wideout nevertheless put together a remarkable 2020 season, posting a 100-1,054-10 line through 16 regular-season games. Lockett's efficiency has taken a steep dropoff since his 16.9 yards per reception mark in 2018, but he made up for it with a career-high 132 targets this year. He'll have an opportunity for similar success next year with Wilson and DK Metcalf both returning.
Lockett hauled in 12 receptions (14 targets) for 90 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers. Lockett capped off the regular season with a bang, abusing a battered 49ers secondary that focused its remaining resources on containing DK Metcalf (three catches for 21 yards). The 28-year-old had taken a backseat to the budding superstar across from him in formations down the stretch, averaging just 46.9 yards per game with one total touchdown over his previous nine contests. Despite his monster performance in the season finale, we may see more of the second-half version of Lockett as opposed to the big production we saw early in the season prior to Metcalf's coming-out party. That being said, the veteran of Seattle's receiving corps finished the regular season with strong numbers, catching a team-record 100 receptions for 1,054 yards and 10 touchdowns over 16 games. Lockett could put up a repeat performance in next week's NFC wild-card round, as Metcalf is likely to draw the Rams' top defensive back, Jalen Ramsey, in Sunday's playoff matchup between division rivals.
Lockett caught three of five targets for 44 yards during Sunday's 20-9 win over the Rams. Lockett's long gain of 24 yards matched his best from the last six games, but he struggled to make a notable impact other than that. He has now topped 60 receiving yards just once over his last five games and hasn't reached the end zone during that stretch. Lockett seems to be quite far removed from his monstrous 200-yard performance from Week 7 but will look to finish the regular season on a high note next Sunday against the 49ers.
Lockett caught four of seven targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington. The Seahawks' strategy was clear early in the game -- they wanted to avoid Washington's pass rush. In turn, Lockett was targeted on short passes six times in the first 20 minutes of the game, and he caught four of those throws for 34 yards. The sixth-year wideout was only targeted one more time all game, failing to haul in that look. Since ringing up seven touchdowns over the first six games, Lockett has produced just one score over eight contests, and he hasn't surpassed the 67-yard threshold in that stretch. He'll look to get back into the end zone in a home matchup against the Rams next week.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
|5||10/07||Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
|7||10/25||New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|10||11/14||@Green Bay Packers||6||19.56|
|12||11/29||@Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|13||12/05||San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
|15||12/19||@Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||104||80||1025||9||49||12.81||158|