For Gerald Everett to become a Fantasy stud, he'll have to do some things he's never done before, like score more than three touchdowns and get over 450 yards in a single season. Everett's arrival to the Emerald City may provide some optimism, particularly since his tall, athletic frame may very well fit in with the rest of Russell Wilson's targets. Familiarity with new offensive play-caller Shane Waldron helps too. But he's the owner of three career games of 70-plus yards and eight touchdown visits over four seasons, and he's almost certainly going to be no better than the third-best target week after week. Spend a late-round pick on Everett if you're looking for a cheap starting tight end to begin the season.
Coach Pete Carroll singled Everett out as a potential breakout candiate when asked on Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports. Per Liz Matthews of USA Today, Carroll indicated that Everett has brought some added speed and route-running ability to the position the Seahawks have been lacking. Everett will have to contend with Will Dissly for reps, but he'll likely be the favorite to stay on the field in single-tight-end sets given the team's investment in him this offseason.
Seattle signed Everett to a one-year contract Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Seahawks have had plenty of opportunities to evaluate Everett over the last four years, given that he spent those seasons with a division rival over in Los Angeles. Everett was never quite able to establish himself as a consistent fantasy option with the Rams while sharing reps with Tyler Higbee, though he did flash potential -- including a career game against Seattle back in 2019, when he recorded seven catches for 136 yards on 11 targets. Everett should have an easier path to No. 1 reps at his new landing spot, though Will Dissly is around to offer competition.
Everett isn't expected to sign an extension with the Rams, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Everett never established himself as a reliable contributor in the Los Angeles passing attack. The 26-year-old tight end flashed big-play potential with 17 of his 127 career receptions going for over 20 yards, but he still never fully capitalized on his opportunities or took advantage of his athletic gifts. Everett did post career-high marks in receptions (41), receiving yards (417) and offensive snaps (636) this season, though, and it often takes tight ends longer to establish themselves as serviceable fantasy assets. A change of scenery could be helpful for Everett.
Everett failed to catch his lone target during Saturday's 30-20 win over Seattle. The fourth-year tight end's only target came on Los Angeles' opening drive, and it was a bit surprising to see him so uninvolved after receiving seven targets last week against Arizona. However, the Rams only attempted 25 passes all game, so there weren't a lot of looks to go around. Everett has also been quiet of late with just seven receptions for 75 yards over the past five games. L.A. may need to attack vertically more frequently against the Packers in Saturday's divisional-round matchup, so there's potential for Everett to have a solid showing. Still, fantasy managers probably will want to keep expectations in check given his recent form.
Everett caught just two of seven targets for 25 yards during Sunday's 18-7 win over Arizona. The fourth-year tight end finished the season with a career-high 41 receptions, 417 receiving yards and 587 offensive snaps. However, Everett still wasn't able to take the next step and become a reliable fantasy asset in most settings, and he's a long shot to make a major statistical impact in the wild-card matchup against Seattle.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@San Francisco 49ers||1||4.50|
|5||10/07||Los Angeles Rams||8||6.33|
|7||10/25||New Orleans Saints||18||7.56|
|10||11/14||@Green Bay Packers||5||5.78|
|12||11/29||@Washington Football Team||9||6.47|
|13||12/05||San Francisco 49ers||1||4.50|
|15||12/19||@Los Angeles Rams||8||6.33|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||58||37||382||2||21||10.32||50|