WR Jermaine Kearse - Seattle Seahawks
|6-1, 209||Born: 2-6-1990||College: Washington||Drafted: ---|
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2016 Week 19 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Early in the second half, Kearse caught a short pass on the sideline, which was his first time being targeted.
2016 Week 18 vs DET (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Kearse hasn't really been fantasy relevant all season, but is a valuable cog in the wheel for Seattle. He had an opportunity for a score late in the 4th quarter, as he got ahead on a seam route across the goal line. Aptly, as Kearse held his hands out for the ball to settle in, the TD was caught by Doug Baldwin, who trailed him by just a few feet on the play while running a similar pattern. That pretty much sums up his season.
2016 Week 17 vs SF (7 / 2 / 45 / 0 rec)
Kearse turned in a typical 2-catch day, starting with a short reception for a first down. Later, he made a very nice grab in stride, as Wilson scrambled and threw downfield. This is the kind of pass that normally would go to the injured Tyler Lockett, and Kearse seemed to be the most in synch with Wilson when he scrambled ˝ he had another chance down the sideline late in the game but the ball was thrown a bit too far ahead of him ˝ so his value in the playoffs could see a small uptick.
2016 Week 16 vs ARI (9 / 4 / 37 / 1 rec)
Kearse shone on his acrobatic TD play, as he stretched for the ball in the back of the end zone. It was slightly reminiscent of the big plays he's made for the Seahawks in the past. This year, however, has been a write off. Next week, with Tyler Lockett out of the lineup, Kearse will have an opportunity to produce a little more, but the most likely scenario is the he makes a couple of short catches while ceding playing time to Paul Richardson.
2016 Week 15 vs LA (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kearse officially dropped down the depth chart, as he saw Lockett step in opposite Baldwin, relegating Kearse's work to 3-receiver sets. Kearse had a few balls thrown his way, but not one was even remotely catchable. Even though the non-existent stat line was not his fault, consider it a sign of things to come as the pecking order has definitely shifted.
2016 Week 14 vs GB (6 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Kearse had perhaps the worst game of the Seattle receiving corps. He had a grand total of one catch, despite several opportunities. On his first chance, though, he appeared to be interfered with. There was no call on the play, and the ball had bounced into one of the Packers arms for the turnover. It's hard to blame him for that one. Later on, however, he had the requisite cold weather drop, as did most receivers in the game.
2016 Week 13 vs CAR (9 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)
Kearse more involved than usual -- in part because of Paul Richardson's absence -- but still played the possession role, which limited his fantasy impact. The box score says he was 5-for-9, but he was actually very efficient; his non-catches were simply not catchable. He has become a low floor, low ceiling player this year, the type who is clearly much more valuable to his real team. His best play actually was with the backup QB throwing to him in the 4th quarter. Kearse made a fantastic overhead grab in coverage, deep down the sideline, to bring them into scoring territory.
2016 Week 12 vs TB (5 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Like most of the Seahawks offense, Kearse stayed under the radar until the second half. He was thrown to in a few different situations, but in each case, the ball was either defended or uncatchable. Finally, he made a huge catch on 4th and 14, with a few minutes to go, that kept a drive going. On that play, he was hit hard after the catch and showed excellent concentration and hands in holding on the ball.
2016 Week 11 vs PHI (6 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Like clockwork, Kearse was targeted on a quick slant on the first few plays, but did not catch it. (Honestly, if I'm catching on, is it any surprise that the Eagles were also prepared for it?). In the second half, he nearly came down with a sideline catch that would have been about a 35 yard gain. ButÍ he wasn't quite able to stay in bounds to make the tough catch.
2016 Week 10 vs NE (7 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Kearse was targeted often, for a change, but nothing seemed to go right for him. He had two drops on the opening drive, one of which was at the goal line. He dropped a third one, and then finally caught the fourth pass thrown his way. You'd think they might look somewhere else, but he then had an opportunity in the end zone but was over thrown. In the end, his impact boiled down to a first down on one big play up the middle, a short pass but he turned on the jets and made it a 20 yard gain.
2016 Week 9 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Kearse was involved in the offense enough (just barely) to have a good fantasy game, but missed on his best opportunity, as he attempted a diving catch down at the goal line, but couldn't maintain possession as he hit the ground. His first catch was a quick throw over the middle; later, he made a good diving/falling catch in the two minute drill, and had the presence of mind to get out of bounds as well. Unless injuries hit this deep Seahawks WR corps, Kearse and his consistently ho-hum numbers can be safely left on the waiver wire.
2016 Week 8 vs NO (7 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Kearse frustratingly seems to hover on the edge of fantasy relevance each week, and this time was no different. He was thrown to early but not often. Wilson tends looks for him often enough in clutch situations, but the gameplan puts Kearse in a secondary role. On the final play of the game, he was the targeted receiver on a jump ball in the end zone, but was just out of bounds as he came down with it.
2016 Week 7 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Kearse was almost the hero in OT, with a big 31 yard catch down the sideline, but for most of the game he played his steady yet unspectacular role in this offense.
2016 Week 6 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Kearse at this point is what he is. A reliable 4th target on a team that likes to spread the ball around. Most of his catches were of the shorter variety, without much room to run after the catch. Late in the game he was targeted in end zone, but the pass was off target; and another long pass near the end zone went too far. He also came close on a third chance near the goal line target, and drew an important pass interference penalty.
2016 Week 4 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Kearse is talented and is technically a starter, but he is essentially sharing the claim of 4th WR with two others, which is not good for his fantasy value, in any way you look at it. He is being targeted primarily on short, quick throws, so he is not even a boom/bust option these days.
2016 Week 3 vs SF (2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Kearse was the invisible man in this one. He had a couple of short catches, but you can be forgiven if you didn't notice. All in all, a slightly disappointing line considering Tyler Lockett played limited snaps.
2016 Week 2 vs LA (6 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Kearse had a great chance to score early in the second quarter, as Wilson put one right on the numbers, but he couldn't hold on. To his credit, it was a tough play to make as he was covered tightly, but it was a very good throw that would have changed the game entirely had it been caught. Later on, he took a big hit over the middle and held on to the ball.
2016 Week 1 vs MIA (7 / 5 / 57 / 0 rec)
Kearse looks to be a valuable part of this offense, but his new role, seemingly as a possession receiver-type, is not very fantasy friendly. Wilson trusts Kearse and isn't afraid to throw to him in traffic. Though his line was good-not-great, Kearse made some very hard catches in traffic.
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