WR Doug Baldwin - Seattle Seahawks
|5-10, 189||Born: 9-21-1988||College: Stanford||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 19 vs ATL (9 / 5 / 80 / 1 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Baldwin's first catch was on the opening drive, an excellent leaping catch on a crossing pattern for 18 yards. He followed that up with a quick hitch for a short gain on the very next play. One more chance in the first half, this time in the end zone, but the ball was overthrown. Some bad luck in the second half: Baldwin tried to make a leaping catch in the end zone, but it was too high and went off his fingertips; behind him was Jimmy Graham, quite possibly the actual intended target, who may have come down with it if not for the tip. In the 4th quarter, Baldwin had the defense beat deep over the middle, but the ball arrived just ahead of his grasp. He fought hard for first down yardage on a short catch in the final quarter, and scored a touchdown on 30 yard catch that he was able to reach despite being interfered with. He made one more catch still as they tried to mount an unlikely comeback in the final minutes, but in the end it was too little, too late.
2016 Week 18 vs DET (12 / 11 / 104 / 1 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Baldwin caught 11 of 12 targets, the majority of which were short passes that he was able to gain yards with after the catch. It wasn't until the 4th quarter, with the score still close, that he finally added a couple of big plays. First he ran a great pattern to be in position for the ball near the sideline, giving him a 42-yard reception. His touchdown catch was earned, but also kind of funny, in that he trailed fellow receiver Jermaine Kearse (both running seam patterns) and snagged the ball that was intended for him. It was an excellent catch ñ it just wasn't for him! But the true highlight came in the 4th quarter, on a catch that was initially ruled incomplete and then challenged. Baldwin trapped the ball against his body as he went down ñ in the replay, it looks a little bit like a break dancing move ñ and hung on tight as he hit the ground. That catch converted a long third down and set up his own TD score two plays later, which effectively put the game away.
2016 Week 17 vs SF (4 / 2 / 44 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had a relatively quiet game, and waited until near halftime for his first opportunity, which was a beautiful 41 yard catch on a simple fly route ñ he got inside and beat the defender clean and easy. He showed excellent focus to hang on the ball as he almost lost it while being hauled to the ground. He only had two catches on the day, but they were enough to make him the all-time Seahawks season receptions leader.
2016 Week 16 vs ARI (19 / 13 / 171 / 1 rec, 2 / 6 / 0 rush)
Baldwin was money today. He started out humbly, with a number of short receptions, but he just kept going - becoming an even bigger focus of the offense after the Tyler Lockett injury. It took a while, but eventually the short gains gave way to a few big plays, and though nothing came easy, especially in the first half, Baldwin was able to gain big separation on one long catch near the end of the half. As it turned out, that would be a sign of things to come, as he was leaned on heavily as the Seahawks played catch up. His hard work and consistency paid off finally with an almost ordinary looking short catch over the middle that he was able to turn into a 42 yard TD. It was a perfect storm of sorts: Baldwin's discipline and skill on the field met with opportunity and turned into a huge day.
2016 Week 15 vs LA (6 / 5 / 35 / 1 rec)
Baldwin had a very quiet, yet very efficient, day. His only lapse was when he stumbled in the end zone on a flea flicker-like trick play, as the ball was coming toward him. Most of his work came in the second half, in which he was his old, reliable self, moving the chains at will. On his 1 yard touchdown catch, he made a superb move at the line to fool the DB and gained huge separation on a simple fade pattern.
2016 Week 14 vs GB (11 / 6 / 46 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was the Seahawks leading receiver, almost by default. He was Wilson's go to guy early in the game, but mainly they connected on a series of short passes, often enough to move the chains or get close to a first down, but none with any big play potential. Baldwin had one chance in the early going, as he was open on his way to the end zone, but the pass was slightly overthrown. Late in the game, it looked like they were finally going to connect for a score as Wilson scrambled and threw an accurate pass to a - seemingly - open Baldwin, who was as surprised as anyone when the defender swooped in at the last second to steal it. Baldwin did better than most at catching the ball in frigid temperatures, but even he had one play in which an easy looking catch bounced right off of his hands for an incompletion.
2016 Week 13 vs CAR (7 / 7 / 65 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had a quiet game. He rarely had room to run after several short catches, but finally looked like himself near the end of the half as he got free for a 29 yard gain. In the final quarter, with the Seahawks staked to a big lead, he padded his stats a bit to end with a respectable line.
2016 Week 12 vs TB (8 / 7 / 34 / 0 rec)
While Baldwin's final numbers leave a lot to be desired, he was the best offensive player on the field for the Seahawks, catching nearly everything that came his way. Most of his catches were of the shorter variety, but he made the most of what he was given. In addition to the catches, he also had one miss that was a pass interference call, for a big gain. He, along with Jimmy Graham, are the clear top targets in this offense.
2016 Week 11 vs PHI (5 / 4 / 104 / 0 rec)
Ealry on, Baldwin caught a long pass in which the Eagles got called for defensive holding, but he had no chance - Wilson threw his way because he likely knew the call would be made rather than the catch. After that one, Baldwin and Wilson began to pile up the yards together. Late in the second quarter, the showed their excellent chemistry as Baldwin burned two defenders deep and the ball was right there for him, courtesy of Wilson's superb timing and accuracy. All day long, Baldwin did a great job of running after the catch, moving the chains seemingly every time he touched the ball. And in case anyone doubted their chemistry, the highlight of the game was a reverse to Baldwin that turned out to be a passing play in disguise ñ back the other way, to Russell Wilson for the score!
2016 Week 10 vs NE (8 / 6 / 59 / 3 rec)
Baldwin had his regular sort of day - he caught 6 of 8 balls thrown his way, none for very long gains -- it's just that three of them happened to be touchdowns! His game started simply enough, a quick out for a first down, then a comeback catch. The first score was ordinary enough, a quick timing pass at the goal line. On the second, Baldwin found a big opening at the goal line as Wilson scrambled and found him. And the final TD was vintage Wilson-to-Baldwin: over the middle, Wilson just lobbed the ball over the two defenders who were trailing Baldwin into the end zone for a (seemingly!) easy score.
2016 Week 9 vs BUF (6 / 6 / 89 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was targeted on the Seahawks first two pass plays, both caught for short gains. Then, with his third-in-a-row target, he made a beautiful long catch on a post pattern. The coverage was close, but Baldwin tracked the ball perfectly to make a diving catch just short of the goal line. He was his usual reliable self, and flirted with the century mark, but for the fifth week in a row, failed to add a score to his stat line. It would be unfair to call it a problem just yet, since the whole Seahawks offense has suffered at times in that span, but it's also important to note that it coincides with Jimmy Graham emerging as a favored red zone target. If that trend continues, expect both the consistency and lack of scoring to continue.
2016 Week 8 vs NO (6 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was not targeted until the final minute of the first half. In desperation mode with under a minute in the half, he made a diving catch and had another thrown to him that was uncatchable. Then, late in the game, he made a short catch to extend a long drive; and finally, made the biggest play of the final drive, catching a quick slant and gaining yards after the catch for a 27 yard gain. Baldwin looked impressive on every play, but the opportunities were just not there for him. Expect him to bounce back from this one.
2016 Week 7 vs ARI (9 / 6 / 69 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had the tough task of facing shut down corner Patrick Peterson. Peterson stuck to him like glue, but despite this, Baldwin still racked up nine targets, second only to Jimmy Graham. The Seahawks tried several different routes and strategies to free him up, but the majority of his catches were of the shorter variety and he was left no room to run. Baldwin did have a decent gain on a crossing pattern in the first half - which was perhaps the only time he caught the ball without Peterson hanging on him like static cling -- but it was called back on a holding penalty at scrimmage.
2016 Week 6 vs ATL (5 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Baldwin finally drew the short straw. He was an afterthought for most of the game, as Russell Wilson was finding success throwing to his backs and tight end most often. Baldwin was finally targeted mid-2nd quarter, on a quick pass to the flat, which he ran for the first down. Near the end of the game with the Seahawks trailing, Wilson leaned on him a little more, but only with short passes. Chalk this one up to the Falcons defense taking away a lot of the deeper routes with their coverage, but also, now that Jimmy Graham has awoken from his year+ long slumber, the number of opportunities may have slanted in his direction for good.
2016 Week 4 vs NYJ (4 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
Baldwin looked great early on, adding yards after the catch with quickness and a schoolyard deceptive move (the old ìI'm gonna step out of bounds ñ no, I'm not!î). Usually Wilson's favorite receiver, Baldwin took a backseat to Jimmy Graham's heroics today. The play calling showed an effort to get him the ball on a couple of plays in the second half, but with the Seahawks ahead and Graham manhandling the Jets D, there was no need to force it.
2016 Week 3 vs SF (10 / 8 / 164 / 1 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)
Baldwin and Wilson once again showed incredible chemistry. Baldwin made it look easy on his first catch, a 34-yard gain on what was essentially a pick-and-roll timing play. His next catch was a highlight reel, one-handed diving catch at the sideline. Before the half was up, he would add a 59 yard catch over the middle; a perfectly thrown ball that he tracked in between the cornerback and safety. After Wilson left the game in the third quarter, Baldwin was still productive with Boykin under center, with several catches, including his touchdown.
2016 Week 2 vs LA (6 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was a rock, as usual. He is Wilson's go-to guy on third downs and led the team in targets, but was overshadowed by Lockett this game. Keep an eye on his status for week 3 as he reportedly is dealing with both knee and back injuries.
2016 Week 1 vs MIA (11 / 9 / 92 / 1 rec)
Always a Russell Wilson favourite, Baldwin made the first and last catches of the game, as well as several in between. His presence was especially felt in the final minutes, as he made a huge catch to convert a 4th & 4 first down, followed by a catch inside the five yard lineÖ. Followed by the game winner, a great catch near the sideline. Baldwin is the only receiver in the bunch who should be able to put up consistent numbers from week to week.
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