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WR Doug Baldwin - Seattle Seahawks

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

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He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Sat Dec 8): did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Fri Dec 7): did not practice on Friday.

General News (Fri Dec 7): did not practice on Thursday.

Week 14: vs Minnesota Vikings

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FBG says: Bad matchup. Russell Wilson continues to be one of the most efficient quarterbacks in football as he maintains the highest touchdown to pass attempt ratio among starters by a wide margin while ranking fourth in passing touchdowns. Wilson's efficiency was on full display last week as three of his six completion before halftime were for touchdowns, finishing with his first four-touchdown game of the season despite a season-low 11 completions. This is undoubtedly a run-first offense, but Wilson has shown that he can take over a game at any time. Tyler Lockett has been the beneficiary of nearly a third of Wilson's touchdowns as he nabbed yet another one last week on his only reception. It is easy to label Lockett as a boom or bust option as he certainly is reliant on big plays, but Lockett has honestly seen that big play over half of his games this season, so the "busts" have been few and far between. Doug Baldwin, however, has not been as productive as he continues to disappoint compared to prior seasons. Baldwin did find the end zone last week and had at least five receptions in three straight games leading into last week, but he has eclipsed 80 yards just once with only two touchdowns to show for his season which is far below Baldwin's historical standards.. The Vikings defense had a down week by their standards against the Patriots in Week 13, allowing Tom Brady to pass for over 300 yards and a touchdown while they failed to sack him a single time--just the second time this season the Vikings have not recorded a sack. Limiting Brady and a healthy Patriots offense in Foxboro to just one touchdown through the air and 24 total points is still a feat for any defense to be proud of. The Vikings remain a top-tier unit capable of disrupting opposing offensive lines and locking down receivers. It has been five games since this secondary has allowed an opposing wide receiver to cross the 80-yard mark while last week was the first time a quarterback has passed for over 250 yards against them since Week 5. Xavier Rhodes should match his talents with Tyler Lockett in shadow coverage which should lower the probability for Lockett's token big play of the week. Cornerback Trae Waynes suffered his second concussion of the year last week and will be at risk of missing this week's game. Rookie Holton Hill stepped in and played well in Waynes' relief so the Vikings should be fine if Waynes' were to miss this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

10 at LAR 67 0 0 0 5 5 39 0 0 3.9
11 vs GB 62 0 0 0 10 7 52 1 0 11.2
12 at CAR 56 0 0 0 7 5 39 0 0 3.9
13 vs SF 54 0 0 0 4 2 22 1 0 8.2
14 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5 * * * *
14 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
14 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

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 13 vs SF (4 / 2 / 22 / 1 rec)

Baldwin first drew a pass interference call as he was targeted in the end zone; then, a few plays later, got the ball on a simple flats pattern that found him wide open for the short TD. He had a chance for extra yards on a catch up the middle, but wasn't able to find enough open field. It was a low volume day for all Seahawks receivers, but Baldwin is still miles away from being the receiver most expected him to be this season.

2018 Week 12 vs CAR (7 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec)

Baldwin had one prime opportunity, as he leapt for a ball just out of his grasp in the end zone. He was Russell Wilson's #1 target, but was not able to do more than collect short passes. The knee injury is apparently pain-free; however, he spent time this week on the sidelines due to a groin injury. It's tempting to think that maybe a fully healthy Baldwin might have caught that touchdown - but the truth is, he looks good out there: before, during, and after the catch. What has changed is his usage. The vast majority of his catches were very short throws, in which the Panthers were able to contain him fairly quickly.

2018 Week 11 vs GB (10 / 7 / 52 / 1 rec)

Baldwin finally got a score under his belt this season, making a fade catch look easy in the corner of the end zone. Most of his patterns were still of the shorter variety, but Baldwin did not look hindered at all, and of course, his hands were as good as ever, making at least one catch that he had no business making. With an increase in targets for the fourth week in a row, he might now be coming close to the player that everyone expected, pre-injury.

2018 Week 10 vs LAR (5 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec)

Baldwin seems to be firmly entrenched into a slightly different role than he is used to, that of possession receiver. He is still the ultra-reliable veteran that the Seahawks expect him to be, but continuing to play with an injured knee has clearly changed his game. Most of his catches were shorter routes, and while he did get one red zone catch, on a rollout, it was not an end zone look. He's bound to break out one of these games, but so far this season with Baldwin, it looks like what we see is what we get.

2018 Week 9 vs LAC (4 / 4 / 77 / 0 rec)

Baldwin very quietly was the Seahawks leading receiver on the day, for the first time in a while. His first of the day was his longest: he had a step on his coverage down the sideline, making an easy catch (plus a few yards) for a 42 yard gain. After that, Baldwin did his part to move the chains, showing a lot of toughness up the middle on a couple of first down catches, but he never got a sniff in the red zone, though of course he was on the field.

2018 Week 8 vs DET (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

Baldwin put up close to a goose egg, once again, which must be frustrating his fantasy owners to no end. It's been said but bears repeating: Baldwin himself has said that his previously injured knee would not be fully healthy this season. His saving grace against the Lions was that he made one very good, very athletic catch, that showed (if nothing else) that he's not to be written off yet. He also had an uncharacteristic missed opportunity on a very catchable ball in the end zone, that he actually caught, but kept only one foot in bounds as he ran out of the end zone. For fantasy, this could be a good 'buy low' moment as he's still clearly capable of making plays, but even so, with the Seahawks increasing dependence on the run game, don't expect Baldwin's numbers to go crazy, even if he does manage to get back on track. As a side note, Baldwin seemed to be playing out of the slot the majority of the time, with Lockett and Moore lining up wide.

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 looks doubtful (Mon Dec 10, 09:28 AM) - Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) is doubtful to play Monday, Dec. 10, according to a source. However, the source said Baldwin will probably try to suit up.

Our View: Baldwin has been shaping up to be a game-time decision all week long. Fantasy GMs should have made other choices at the WR position. If you're backed into a corner on Monday night, then perhaps someone like Jaron Brown is out there.
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Seahawks | Doug Baldwin questionable (Sat Dec 8, 06:25 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) did not practice Saturday, Dec. 8, and is a game-time decision for Week 14, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Our View: Carroll's comments were not encouraging. If you have David Moore, Jaron Brown, or Aldrick Robinson, you might be able to risk Baldwin being inactive, but if you don't have a Monday night hedge, it's probably better to bench him.
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Seahawks | Doug Baldwin sits again (Fri Dec 7, 07:41 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 7.

Our View: Baldwin has been missing practices with a variety of ailments this year, but he has been playing near or at healthy form despite the absences. He's still only a low floor/low ceiling WR3/Flex but he should get one of the better matchups in the Vikings secondary on Monday.
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Seahawks | Doug Baldwin misses practice Thursday (Thu Dec 6, 10:35 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) was absent from practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Seahawks | Doug Baldwin finds the end zone again (Mon Dec 3, 02:25 AM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin caught two of his four targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers.

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