Vannett hauled in one of two targets for five yards in Saturday's wild-card loss to the Cowboys.
Vannett has served as a check-down asset for quarterback Russell Wilson for much of this season, and his lone catch was in similar fashion. This season's output for Vannett surpasses that of the tight end's first two campaigns, as he compiled 29 catches for 269 yards and three touchdowns. He'll turn 26 years old in March and enter the final year of his contract in 2019, when he'll compete with both Ed Dickson and Will Dissly -- the latter who had a promising start to his rookie year before injuring his kneecap -- for a No. 1 tight end role.
Vannett snagged two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Vannett didn't catch more than two passes in a game over the second half of the season, although he hauled in two scores in that span. The Seahawks pass less than any team in the league, so a tight end like Vannett struggles to get looks with wideouts Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett in the fold. He'll work as the Seahawks' top tight end for Saturday's playoff game versus the Cowboys
Vannett caught both of his targets, totaling 11 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 38-31 thriller against the Chiefs.
Vannett gave the Seahawks the lead shortly before halftime, taking a Russell Wilson dump pass off of play action for the one-yard touchdown, snapping a five-game scoreless streak. Vannett has actually been slightly less productive than veteran Ed Dickson over the past six weeks, accounting for eight catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns as compared to Dickson's 10 catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns. The tight end position isn't really a staple in Seattle's attack this season, but it'll be worth watching how opportunities are split between the two come playoff time. The regular season closes Sunday against an Arizona team that held Vannett to a six-yard catch in Week 4.
Vannett was unable to bring in his only target during Sunday's 26-23 loss to San Francisco.
The Seahawks, Sunday's penalty-filled outing aside, have been hot, but that hasn't translated into success for Vannett. He hasn't topped 25 yards receiving since Week 9 and has scored just once during that span. Sunday could offer the cure to what ails him as Seattle -- hunting for a playoff spot -- takes on a Chiefs team that often forces opposing offenses to play catchup and has surrendered a league-high 305 receiving yards per game in the process.
Vannett hauled in his only target for 12 yards in Monday's win over the Vikings.
Vannett picked up a first down with his catch early in the first quarter, but Wilson didn't throw his way the rest of the contest. In the last four games, Vannett has five catches on six targets for 55 yards and no touchdowns.
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