Jacob Hollister should lock up the No. 2 tight end role in Seattle this summer, but that doesn't mean he'll pick up a bunch of targets. The Seahawks signed Greg Olsen this offseason, and he figures to be the first tight end on the field in 2020. So even though Hollister's playing time was pretty good through the second half of last season, odds are he won't be a reliable source for Fantasy points moving forward without Olsen missing significant playing time.
Hollister has signed his tender with the Seahawks, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. The Seahawks originally placed a second-round tender on Hollister, so it's not much of a surprise that no other team was willing to meet that price. Seattle traded for the 26-year-old tight end last season, sending a seventh-round pick to the Patriots. He ultimately was elevated to the 53-man roster prior to Week 6 and ended the year with 41 receptions for 349 yards and three touchdowns across 11 games. It may be harder to see playing time this season, as he will compete for snaps with the newly acquired Greg Olsen and the returning Will Dissly (Achilles).
The Seahawks have placed a second-round tender on Hollister, a restricted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Seattle obtained Hollister last offseason from New England for a seventh-round pick, so the former is getting significant return on its investment. He fared well once he elevated to the 53-man roster prior to Week 6 last season and ended up with 41 receptions (on 59 targets) for 349 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. Assuming he sticks with the Seahawks, Hollister will have additional competition at tight end in the form of free-agent addition Greg Olsen while the unit waits out the recovery of Will Dissly (Achilles).
The Seahawks remain interested in bringing Hollister back for the 2020 season, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. The Seahawks can give Hollister a restricted free agent tender this offseason, which could deter other teams from kicking the tires on the tight end. Given that Hollister entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2017, an original-round tender wouldn't require any interested club to send draft pick compensation in order to sign him to an offer sheet, but it would allow the Seahawks to retain the right to match any contract. Of course, a first- or second-round tender would effectively guarantee that Hollister remains in Seattle. The 26-year-old impressed during the final 10 games of the 2019 regular season, catching 41 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns. He'll likely be relegated to a depth role behind Greg Olsen and Will Dissly (Achilles) in 2020, however.
Hollister may still fit in the Seahawks' plans, despite the team's recent signing of Greg Olsen, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Traded from New England to Seattle last spring, Hollister opened the 2019 campaign on the practice squad and eventually stepped in as the No. 1 tight end after Will Dissly tore his Achilles' tendon in October. Hollister caught 41 passes over the final 10 games of the regular season, but he averaged just 8.5 yards per catch and 5.9 per target, with a long gain of 22 yards. Olsen should now step in as Russell Wilson's favorite tight end, while Hollister likely will occupy a depth role if the Seahawks keep him around. The 26-year-old becomes a restricted free agent in March.
Hollister caught five of six targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 28-23 loss to Green Bay in the divisional round. Hollister filled in capably after the rest of Seattle's tight end depth chart was decimated by injuries, totaling 41 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season before adding seven catches for 63 yards in two playoff games. The 26-year-old tight end will likely earn a modest raise in restricted free agency after making less than $1 million this past season.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/21||New England Patriots||12||6.35|
|8||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|10||11/15||@Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|13||12/06||New York Giants||25||8.00|
|14||12/13||New York Jets||4||5.13|
|16||12/27||Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|17||01/03||@San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|3 Year Avg||25||16||148||1||7||9.25||20|