Lockett caught three passes for 59 yards and one touchdown on four targets during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Broncos.
Lockett showed off his deep-ball skills, hauling in a 51-yard bomb in the fourth quarter to take the lead. He accrued just eight yards on his other two catches. The 25-year-old could be even more useful in future games, as Doug Baldwin left early with a knee injury and the timeline for his recovery is unclear. Lockett will have another tough test against the Bears in Week 2.
Lockett missed the final three weeks of the preseason with a foot injury that was never believed to be serious. The lack of concern was supported by Seattle's decision to sign the wideout to a three-year, $31.8 million extension in late August. Lockett enters the season as the team's clear-cut No. 2 wide receiver, hoping to help fill the target void left by the offseason departures of Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson. With Doug Baldwin and Broncos cornerback Chris Harris likely to spend much of Sunday's game matched up in the slot, Lockett should have the more favorable matchup against outside corners Bradley Roby and Tramaine Brock.
Lockett (foot) didn't play in Friday's preseason game against the Vikings after being expected to.
Lockett hasn't played since making one catch for 14 yards in the preseason opener against the Colts. In the meantime, Jaron Brown has showed his deep-ball abilities, Brandon Marshall may have carved himself a red-zone role and David Moore looked natural as a returner. There's still plenty of room for Lockett to be a solid fantasy asset, but he's not the clear-cut No. 2 WR he was two weeks ago.
A previous report said Lockett was accidentally kicked in the leg, but it seems he may have actually had his toe stepped on. Either way, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the injury isn't serious, so it shouldn't come as any surprise if Lockett returns for the third week of the preseason. With Doug Baldwin (knee) also unavailable, Saturday's game should provide a nice opportunity for a bunch of wide receivers to get playing time with Russell Wilson.
Lockett posted one reception for 14 yards in Thursday's 19-17 preseason loss to the Colts.
Lockett didn't have many chances to shine with just one target, but it could be a big season for him after Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson departed for the Packers and the Redskins, respectively. The fourth-year pro mustered 45 receptions for 555 yards and two touchdowns in 2017, but his role could be affected again by incoming wideouts Brandon Marshall and Jaron Brown.
|4||9/30/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
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