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WR Doug Baldwin - Seattle Seahawks

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

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General News (Sat Nov 18): practiced fully on Saturday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

Week 11: vs Atlanta Falcons

All WR vs ATL

FBG says: Neutral matchup. Russell Wilson may not have had a huge game on the stat sheet last week, but he continued his very solid play as the leader of this Seahawks passing offense. Wilson only amassed 238 yards through the air, but he had his fourth game in a row with multiple passing touchdowns with an efficient 68.8% completion rate and no interceptions. Wilson is the top fantasy scoring quarterback of the season now, due mainly to his rushing upside with just over 50 rushing yards per game. Jimmy Graham continued his hot streak last week as he found the end zone twice on six receptions despite amassing his lowest yardage total in the last seven games. Graham has now scored five touchdowns in his last five games since the Seahawks bye week, ranking as the top-scoring fantasy tight end across that span. Graham now gets the pleasure of facing a 49ers defense that has allowed a touchdown to opposing tight ends in each of their last four games. Doug Baldwin had another great game last week as he now has over 90 receiving yards in three of his last four games with a touchdown in two of those outings. He was only targeted six times last week compared to double-digit target numbers in each of his previous three outings, but he still leads the Seahawks on the season with 79 targets and is an integral part of this offense with big play upside on a weekly basis. Paul Richardson made a big 43-yard catch, but that was his only contribution as he remains a hit or miss option in this offense. The Falcons passing defense continues to play well in recent weeks. They held Dak Prescott to just 176 passing yards and no touchdowns due largely to their defensive front amassing eight sacks. Pass-rushing specialist Adrian Clayborn racked up six of those sacks single-handedly as he clearly exploited the Cowboys' backup left tackle. Clayborn only had one sack prior to last week, but he has been in the face of opposing quarterbacks on a consistent basis this season, ranking near the top of the league in overall pressures applied on passing downs. The Falcons have seen great play out of their secondary as well this season as they are allowing the sixth fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. The Falcons have also been better against pass-catching running backs this season, allowing just three receiving touchdowns to running backs this season and only one game with an opposing running back amassing over 50 receiving yards. There is, however, one important matchup to watch here--and that is Doug Baldwin facing up against Brian Poole from the slot. Poole has allowed one of the league's highest catch rates and is the Falcons' worst cornerback. While he may receive some help with the Seahawks' best receiver, this is a potential mismatch that Baldwin has the talent to expose.

Recent Stats and Projections

7 at NYG 50 0 0 0 12 9 92 1 0 15.2
8 vs HOU 49 0 0 0 10 6 54 0 0 5.4
9 vs WAS 70 0 0 0 12 7 108 1 0 16.8
10 at ARI 49 0 0 0 6 5 95 0 0 9.5
11 vs ATL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 6 * * * *
11 vs ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 6 * * * *
11 vs ATL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 7 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.


Latest News

Seahawks | Seattle's Week 11 injury report (Sat Nov 18, 07:08 PM) - Seattle Seahawks OG Luke Joeckel (knee), LB Michael Wilhoite (calf) and SS Kam Chancellor (neck) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 18, and have been ruled out for Week 11. OT Duane Brown (ankle) did not practice and is listed as questionable. DT Jarran Reed (hamstring) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. WR Doug Baldwin (hip), QB Russell Wilson (jaw), DE Frank Clark (thigh), LB Terence Garvin (shoulder), CB Shaquill Griffin (shoulder), DE Marcus Smith (concussion), TE Jimmy Graham (knee), RB Eddie Lacy (groin), FS Earl Thomas (hamstring), DE Michael Bennett (heel) and DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Seahawks | Doug Baldwin on track to play (Sat Nov 18, 07:02 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

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Seahawks | Full practice for Doug Baldwin (Fri Nov 17, 08:03 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 17.

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Seahawks | Doug Baldwin practices in full (Thu Nov 16, 08:04 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 16.

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Seahawks | Doug Baldwin played through injury (Fri Nov 10, 02:24 AM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) indicated he injured his groin during the pregame Thursday, Nov. 9, but played through the injury.

Our View: The mini-bye will help this calm down. If it was an issue to worry about going forward, it would have limited him more during the game.
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