WR Doug Baldwin - Seattle Seahawks
|5-10, 189||Born: 9-21-1988||College: Stanford||Drafted: ---|
Week 20: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs ARI (5 / 4 / 90 / 2 rec)
Baldwin just may be the most mild-mannered elite receiver in the league. After a couple of games to forget, he snagged two touchdowns in this one, for his only multi-TD game of the season. The second was a true highlight catch, as he dove for the ball in the end zone, getting his toes down in bounds just before he hit the ground out of bounds. He has had his up and downs all year, but the Wilson-to-Baldwin connection has had more hits than misses, and should continue for a few seasons to come.
2017 Week 16 vs DAL (6 / 4 / 35 / 1 rec)
Baldwin's overall numbers were low, but proportionately, he still had the majority of good chances compared to the other receivers. What was lacking was deep opportunities, as the Seahawks took zero downfield risks against the Cowboys. He almost had a TD on a diving fingertips catch, but the ground caught a piece of it before he could maintain possession. A couple of plays later, he schooled a rookie cornerback for an easy wide open catch for the score.
2017 Week 15 vs LAR (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had a couple of close-but-no-cigar chances, one in which he was pretty open over the middle, but Wilson misfired with the pass. This is not a chemistry issue, but one of Wilson not having enough time to find his receivers.
2017 Week 14 vs JAX (6 / 3 / 78 / 1 rec)
Baldwin had no chance on a couple of throws that became interceptions, which were either a poor QB decision or a poor throw - or both. Later in the game, Baldwin found a little pocket down the middle, between 4 defenders, and caught a TD pass that started the near comeback. The fact that Russell Wilson kept going to him after the two picks speaks volumes. Start him with confidence.
2017 Week 13 vs PHI (7 / 5 / 84 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was a hair short of adding a touchdown to his line, which would have been the difference between a third straight sub-par game and saying he's back on track. It's fair to say he's 'on track' but the Seattle offense has opened up so much that Baldwin is not relied on as much as he was earlier in the season. He is still clearly a favourite possession receiver, and is as reliable as they come in that department. Outside of short catches that moved the chains, Baldwin had one notable catch, deep and near the end zone, that at first looked like a touchdown, but was later called back to the 1 yard line, when the review showed his toe dragging just out of bounds on his way in.
2017 Week 12 vs SF (3 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)
Baldwin did all of his damage on one play in the second half. It was a broken play, and he found an open space as Wilson scrambled. It was an important catch on a scoring drive, but was his only meaningful contribution this game. His other two catches were swing passes on the opening drives, both of which went nowhere.
2017 Week 11 vs ATL (6 / 2 / 40 / 1 rec)
Baldwin's game was a mixed bag. On one hand, he ceded a lot of targets to Big Jimmy Graham (yes, that's unofficially Graham's mobster name); and on the other, Baldwin came through when they needed him, getting wide open for a long touchdown over the middle. Of the missed targets, maybe one was catchable.
2017 Week 10 vs ARI (6 / 5 / 95 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had a slow start to the season but has really picked up his game over the past 4 matchups. In this one, he was at first relied on only for short gains in the first half. Later on, he two bigger chances, in each case, after a long scramble by Russell Wilson. The first was incomplete, but the second was clearly the play of the game. As Wilson flashed his now patented scrambling skills out of the pocket, Baldwin left his blocking assignment and got open as Wilson desperately tossed one his way. The catch surprised everyone, including maybe Baldwin as well, who then turned it into a 54-yard gain.
2017 Week 9 vs WAS (12 / 7 / 108 / 1 rec)
Baldwin reasserted himself as the number one option in this offense. Even with a few underthrown balls, he still managed a touchdown and topped 100 yards receiving. Wilson was in trouble often in this game, and as a result he relied on Baldwin more than ever. Last week's down game appears to be a blip. Baldwin can clearly be counted on going forward.
2017 Week 8 vs HOU (10 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had a pretty quiet game, shoring up the short and intermediate routes, for the most part, and not getting very far after the catch. He still had 10 targets and tied for the team lead in receptions, but the defense got to him very quickly after each catch. Chalk it up to a defense paying too much attention to him, but now that the other WRs have proved their mettle, count on Baldwin getting a little bit more space the rest of the way.
2017 Week 7 vs NYG (12 / 9 / 92 / 1 rec)
With a couple of forgettable weeks, and an injury, leading up to last week's bye, it would be easy to write Baldwin off for this one. Instead, he reminded us that with his versatility, he is capable of being a truly elite receiver. He was just on his game, all game long. His 9-of-12 targets included four third down conversions, a long TD over the middle, and an incompletion that would have been an even longer score had it not been overthrown. No sign of any lingering injury; Baldwin and Wilson's chemistry seemed better than ever; and he was thrown to in every situation.
2017 Week 5 vs LAR (8 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Baldwin, along with every other Seahawks receiver, was a forgotten man. Baldwin can always be counted on to be Russell Wilson's favoured target, and such was the case with the Rams, as his eight targets tied with Jimmy Graham for the team lead. Baldwin wasn't able to get many yards after the catch, though, limiting his yardage total. He is presumably still dealing with his recent groin injury and so next week's bye week will hopefully be just what the doctor ordered, so he can get back to his productive ways in week 7.
2017 Week 4 vs IND (3 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was a game time decision, and did draw into the lineup. He made his presence known early on with a 27 yard catch on the first drive. After proving he was worth covering, however, he was fairly quiet and provided an excellent decoy as Russell Wilson spread the ball expertly to the rest of the team.
2017 Week 3 vs TEN (15 / 10 / 105 / 1 rec)
First the bad news: Baldwin left the game with a groin injury, but the severity has yet to be determined. The good news: He was his bad ol' self all day long, moving the chains and making clutch catches when they needed to be made. Before his exit, he led the team in receiving, having already topped 100 yards and had scored a TD.
2017 Week 2 vs SF (9 / 6 / 44 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was old reliable in this one, neither helping or hurting his fantasy owners (presumably). He moved the chains early on with a 16 yard sideline grab, and followed up with a short red zone catch, but had no chance to break away from defender. Baldwin, a weekly favorite target of Russell Wilson's, saw the ball regularly on medium routes all over the field, but in the end had made no big plays. It was not their best game together, but Wilson-to-Baldwin is still a thing.
2017 Week 1 vs GB (4 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Baldwin was held in check for most of the game, as was the entire Seattle offense. His first catch was early on, a quick hitch/screen pass which went exactly nowhere. In the 4th quarter, he caught one over the middle for a first down and followed up with a crossing route for about 7 yards before getting tackled. He is the undisputed number one on this team, and today's mediocre showing was merely a reflection of the poor offensive game overall.
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