As the Seahawks offense sputtered in the second half of last season, so too did DK Metcalf's stats. The gargantuan receiver averaged an unreal 20.6 PPR points per game (15.2 non-PPR) in the first half of the year before skidding to a paltry 12.5 PPR in the second half (7.5 in non-PPR). This despite no major drop-off in target volume (almost one target per game), but a definite drop-off in touchdowns (from eight to two). A playoff-game resurgence may have begun the healing process, but Metcalf simply must improve his consistency and quit dropping passes (11 last year) in order to become a Fantasy mega-stud. He obviously has the potential, he's got the quarterback, his corresponding run game isn't improved, and for this year, he's got a pretty delightful schedule. Trust Metcalf as a No. 1 Fantasy receiver worth a pick beginning in early Round 3 in PPR leagues and the middle of Round 3 in non-PPR.
Metcalf caught five of 11 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams. Metcalf was only targeted once over the first four drives, and when he was finally targeted again midway through the second quarter, Rams cornerback Darious Williams hopped in front of the pass, intercepting it and taking it the other way for six points. His fate changed on the next drive, however, as Russell Wilson scrambled left and threw a deep pass to Metcalf for a 51-yard touchdown -- the Seahawks' longest play of the day. Metcalf ended up being Wilson's top target, and he added a 12-yard touchdown reception in garbage time. It was overall an electric sophomore season for Metcalf, as he finished with 83 receptions (129 targets) for 1,303 yards -- seventh in the league -- and 10 touchdowns. Metcalf just turned 23 years old in December; there's no ceiling on his upside.
Metcalf was held to three receptions (nine targets) for 21 yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers. Metcalf waited for the last game of his breakout campaign to post his lowest yardage total in 2020; the 33 percent catch rate was also the worst mark of the year. The second-year stud did cool off down the stretch once defenses began to key in on him -- Sunday's consistent double coverage by the 49ers being a great example of that -- averaging just 52.8 yards per game with one total touchdown in his final five contests after posting impressive marks of 94.5 yards per game and nine receiving scores in the first 11 weeks of the season. Metcalf finishes his second regular season as a pro with 83 catches, 1,303 yards and an even 10 touchdowns over 16 contests. Not only did the physically-dominant wideout take a big leap forward in terms of production, but he has also proven to be a durable asset with no games missed due to injury or illness in his young career. We may be only getting a glimpse of Metcalf's potential as a fantasy wideout as his fundamentals continue to catch up to his physical attributes; it doesn't hurt to have a legendary quarterback in his prime throwing him the ball, either.
Metcalf caught six of eight targets for 59 yards during Sunday's 20-9 win over the Rams. Metcalf led the team in targets, catches and yards, though special attention from the talented Rams secondary limited his total output. His long gain on the day went for just 17 yards, and he's now recorded just one grab of more than 25 yards in his last seven games. Metcalf's drop in production has coincided with Russell Wilson's, but the duo has still propelled the Seahawks to the NFC West title. With that said, the star wideout will face another tough matchup as he tries to round into form in next Sunday's matchup against the 49ers with playoff positioning on the line.
Metcalf caught five of six targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington. Metcalf registered just two receptions for 10 yards when the third quarter concluded. The first drive of the fourth quarter was all Metcalf, though, as he was targeted on four of five plays, translating into three receptions for 33 yards. That drive ended early with a Russell Wilson interception, and Metcalf didn't receive another target Sunday. Metcalf finished with his second-lowest yardage total of the year. His lowest total (28 yards) came in Week 10 against the Rams, whom the Seahawks face again in Week 16.
Metcalf caught six of eight targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets. Russell Wilson spread the ball around in the rout, and while nine different Seahawks recorded receptions and four different Seattle players were on the end of TD passes, it was Metcalf who paced the club in catches, targets and yards. The second-year wideout now has a career-high 10 touchdowns on the season heading into Week 15's road clash with a much stingier Washington secondary.
|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||114||70||1102||8||51||15.74||154|