Metcalf caught four of five targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 28-23 divisional-round loss to the Packers. Metcalf came down to earth after setting a rookie playoff record with 160 receiving yards in the wild-card round. Despite the disappointing ending, Metcalf still posted an outstanding campaign after being picked in the second round out of Ole Miss, totaling 58 catches for 900 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season. The physically gifted receiver will be especially popular in dynasty formats, but he should get plenty of attention in redraft formats next season as well.
Metcalf caught seven of nine targets for 160 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 wild-card win over the Eagles. Metcalf mustered up the best performance of his NFL career just at the right time. He was Russell Wilson's favorite target. His day was highlighted by a 53-yard touchdown pass where he battled defenders to get into the end zone, and he iced the game by hauling in another 36-yard toss. The Seahawks will travel to Green Bay in the divisional round next Sunday, and while the Packers' secondary is sturdier than the Eagles, it'll be tough to slow down Metcalf when he's playing like this.
Metcalf caught six of 12 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the 49ers. After going catchless in Week 16's loss to the Cardinals, this was an impressive bounce-back effort for the rookie. Metcalf caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to make it a one-possession game, and the rookie was Russell Wilson's favorite receiver on the team's final offensive drive, as Metcalf caught two of six targets for 34 yards. Metcalf's regular season ends with 58 receptions for 900 yards and seven touchdowns, and he'll look to build on the success in the playoffs. The Seahawks travel to Philadelphia for the wild-card round next Sunday.
Metcalf couldn't haul in his only target in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals. Metcalf was the Seahawks' top receiver during Tyler Lockett's slump, but both produced duds against Arizona's last-ranked pass defense, as Lockett caught just one pass for 12 yards. The Cardinals also held Metcalf to one reception for six yards in Week 4, so they clearly have the formula for shutting down the athletic 22-year-old receiver. The rookie second-rounder will look to right the ship in the season finale against San Francisco. and the Seahawks may be forced to throw more with running backs Chris Carson (hip), C.J. Prosise (arm) and Rashaad Penny (knee) all out for the season.
Metcalf caught two of four targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers. Metcalf played second fiddle to Tyler Lockett, who erupted for 120 yards and a score on a team-high nine targets. The rookie second-rounder still managed to produce a solid fantasy day by finding the end zone in the first quarter on a 19-yard pass from Russell Wilson. Metcalf has either surpassed 70 receiving yards or found the paydirt in five of the last six games, so he's carved out a solid floor ahead of Week 16's matchup against the Cardinals, which have the league's worst pass defense -- 294.2 yards allowed per game.
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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||100||58||900||7||39||15.52||129|