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WR Doug Baldwin - Seattle Seahawks

5-10, 189Born: 9-21-1988College: StanfordDrafted: ---

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Baldwin looked like his old self against the Raiders and could start to meet pre-injury expectations after the bye with Russell Wilson playing as well as ever even though his numbers don't show it because of volume.

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Recent Stats and Projections

4 at ARI 50 0 0 0 7 5 41 0 0 4.1
5 vs LAR 53 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0.1
6 at OAK 48 0 0 0 8 6 91 0 0 9.1

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Doug Baldwin's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 6 vs OAK (8 / 6 / 91 / 0 rec)

Baldwin, who had been close to invisible since returning from his knee injury two weeks ago, gave a wakeup call that he's still alive and kicking. With only a couple of pedestrian catches to show at halftime, he made up for last time on the first drive of the second half. Wilson looked to his longtime go-to receiver on four passing plays in a row. It was just like old times, as the veteran did his part, reeling in the first three like clockwork, including a Vintage Baldwin catch in tight coverage, down the sideline for a 42-yard pickup. Unfortunately, an overly eager throw into a mess of defenders in the end zone, turned into an interception, as Baldwin tried in vain to pull in the out-of-reach ball with one hand. There were reports of a possible elbow injury, which may have happened on that play, as a Raiders helmet hit his arm while reaching for the football.

2018 Week 5 vs LAR (1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Baldwin returned LAST week from injury and seemed healthy in his return. So it comes as quite the surprise that the only pass he caught was a shovel pass 1-yarder on the sideline, at the end of a Russell Wilson scramble; an afterthought, basically. He has been Russell Wilson's go-to guy for quite some time, so a fair assumption would be that this is but a blip on the radar. However, red flags abound when a player comes back from a serious or chronic injury. Wilson is skilled at finding the open man - which so often has been Baldwin in the past - but, speculatively speaking here, if Baldwin's knee has slowed him so much that he is no longer the open man, this could easily become more than a passing trend.

2018 Week 4 vs ARI (7 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)

Baldwin's first action this year was a mixed bag of results. On one hand, he didn't seem hampered by his injury; but on the other, he didn't do anything to distinguish himself either. His catches were of the shorter variety, a quick slant, and another in which he found an opening and made the catch after a little bit of scrambling by Wilson. The big pluses are that he seems healthy going forward, and he's lost no love from QB Russell Wilson, and still appears to be his favored target. His couple of missed targets were hard to reach passes, so don't read into that too much. Going forward, Baldwin should still be as reliable as they come.

2018 Week 1 vs DEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Baldwin left the game early on after hurting his knee, without recording a catch. He has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 MCL sprain, which can take several weeks to heal.


Latest News

Seahawks | Doug Baldwin bangs up his elbow (Sun Oct 14, 07:57 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin went for six receptions for 91 yards on eight targets in Week 6 against the Oakland Raiders in London, but he said after the game that he banged up his elbow.

Our View: Baldwin was making plays downfield for Wilson and gave reason for hope of his value returning after his bye, pending the condition of his elbow.
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Seahawks | Seattle's Week 6 injury report (Fri Oct 12, 02:13 PM) - Seattle Seahawks DE Rasheem Green (ankle) and LB K.J. Wright (knee) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 6 against the Oakland Raiders. DE Dion Jordan (knee) and TE Nick Vannett were unable to participate in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and are listed as questionable. WR Doug Baldwin (knee), WR David Moore (rib), OL Ethan Pocic (ankle) and QB Russell Wilson (hamstring) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Seahawks | Full practice for Doug Baldwin (Thu Oct 11, 02:49 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

Our View: Baldwin was quiet last week but could be better against Oakland's weak secondary. He might not be worth a start yet in PPR leagues, but we'll be hoping for a good game going into the bye so we can trust a rested Baldwin in Week 8.
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Seahawks | Full practice for Doug Baldwin (Wed Oct 10, 07:44 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

Our View: Baldwin's knee has not been a problem, but his usage has certainly hurt his fantasy value. We'll see if Seattle wants to get Baldwin more involved this week against the Raiders.
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Seahawks | Doug Baldwin unhappy with lack of targets (Tue Oct 9, 10:22 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin was only targeted once in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams and has only six receptions on nine targets for 42 yards through what amounts to be 2 1/2 games this season. Baldwin told reporters 'I feel good,' when asked Tuesday, Oct. 9, if his knees were to blame for the slow start.'There's a mixture obviously of being upset about the loss but then also only being targeted one time in the game. As a receiver, I'm not worth my salt if I wouldn't have a problem with that. I think every receiver across the league if they're being honest and truthful with you would say they're not OK with getting one target. But obviously, the course of the game, it was a shootout, we had to do what we had to do. There were a couple of times when I was getting double covered, so that opened things up for David Moore and for Tyler Lockett. So you (have to) do what's best for the offense and for the team. ... It happens like that sometimes. It's part of football,' Baldwin told Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

Our View: The old saying goes; the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Baldwin is squeaking here and expect Seattle to fix this issue. Against the Raiders this week, Baldwin should perform like a WR3/flex for Fantasy GMs.
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