WR Doug Baldwin - Free Agent
|5-10, 189||Born: 9-21-1988||College: Stanford||Drafted: ---|
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 15 vs SF (6 / 4 / 77 / 2 rec)
After sitting last week out with an injury, Baldwin came back with a score on the first drive, on a nicely timed fade pattern from six yards out. Despite a little rust, the rapport was still there with Russell Wilson, who placed the ball perfectly on his fingertips in the back corner of the end zone. He also looked good on a low, diving catch over the middle. And later in the half, Baldwin seemed rejuvenated - almost his old self - as he found a pocket in the zone downfield, caught the ball cleanly, and then outmaneuvered three close defenders before extending the ball as he flew over the goal line in mid-air.
2018 Week 16 vs KC (12 / 7 / 126 / 1 rec)
Baldwin had the kind of game that could fill this page. He is once again Russell Wilson's clear number one, as evidenced by being targeted on nearly half (44%) of Russell Wilson's passes. As if there was any doubt, it would appear that the Baldwin of old, is indeed, back. On each reception, Baldwin beat his man, plain and simple. The Chiefs were covering him fairly well, but it wasn't enough to stop him. This was never more apparent than on his deep sideline catch, in which he was quite covered yet still made it look easy, as he pulled in the ball and managed to dive to the goal line pylon for the score, while still in bounds. Oh, and also, he wasn't done yet. Late in the game, he caught another highlight reel catch, reaching out with his fingertips and pulling the ball in as he was pulled down at the one-yard line.
2018 Week 17 vs ARI (5 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Early in the game, Baldwin moved the chains with his two receptions, and seemed as reliable as ever. But later in the game, he disappointed with a couple of uncharacteristic drops, on his way to a pedestrian showing.
2018 Week 18 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had a poor overall game, mainly due to limited targets... which was due to a run heavy game plan, not any conspiracy to look away from him. In the first half, he missed a low throw, and had a chance on what could have been a 27-yard score, but couldn't quite track the ball as it came to him in the end zone. He redeemed himself for that miss, when in the 3rd quarter he came up big on 4th down, making a simply amazing catch near the sideline to keep the drive going and set up the ensuing touchdown. It was as much of a clutch play as you'll see in the playoffs. Baldwin has had an off year, as he started the season with an injury. Late in the season, we started to see the "real" Doug Baldwin, who makes that kind of clutch play look easy -- which will hopefully be the version of him that we get to when the next season starts.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 11 vs ATL (6 / 2 / 40 / 1 rec)
Baldwin's game was a mixed bag. On one hand, he ceded a lot of targets to Big Jimmy Graham (yes, that's unofficially Graham's mobster name); and on the other, Baldwin came through when they needed him, getting wide open for a long touchdown over the middle. Of the missed targets, maybe one was catchable.
2017 Week 12 vs SF (3 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)
Baldwin did all of his damage on one play in the second half. It was a broken play, and he found an open space as Wilson scrambled. It was an important catch on a scoring drive, but was his only meaningful contribution this game. His other two catches were swing passes on the opening drives, both of which went nowhere.
2017 Week 13 vs PHI (7 / 5 / 84 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was a hair short of adding a touchdown to his line, which would have been the difference between a third straight sub-par game and saying he's back on track. It's fair to say he's 'on track' but the Seattle offense has opened up so much that Baldwin is not relied on as much as he was earlier in the season. He is still clearly a favourite possession receiver, and is as reliable as they come in that department. Outside of short catches that moved the chains, Baldwin had one notable catch, deep and near the end zone, that at first looked like a touchdown, but was later called back to the 1 yard line, when the review showed his toe dragging just out of bounds on his way in.
2017 Week 14 vs JAX (6 / 3 / 78 / 1 rec)
Baldwin had no chance on a couple of throws that became interceptions, which were either a poor QB decision or a poor throw - or both. Later in the game, Baldwin found a little pocket down the middle, between 4 defenders, and caught a TD pass that started the near comeback. The fact that Russell Wilson kept going to him after the two picks speaks volumes. Start him with confidence.
2017 Week 15 vs LAR (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had a couple of close-but-no-cigar chances, one in which he was pretty open over the middle, but Wilson misfired with the pass. This is not a chemistry issue, but one of Wilson not having enough time to find his receivers.
2017 Week 16 vs DAL (6 / 4 / 35 / 1 rec)
Baldwin's overall numbers were low, but proportionately, he still had the majority of good chances compared to the other receivers. What was lacking was deep opportunities, as the Seahawks took zero downfield risks against the Cowboys. He almost had a TD on a diving fingertips catch, but the ground caught a piece of it before he could maintain possession. A couple of plays later, he schooled a rookie cornerback for an easy wide open catch for the score.
2017 Week 17 vs ARI (5 / 4 / 90 / 2 rec)
Baldwin just may be the most mild-mannered elite receiver in the league. After a couple of games to forget, he snagged two touchdowns in this one, for his only multi-TD game of the season. The second was a true highlight catch, as he dove for the ball in the end zone, getting his toes down in bounds just before he hit the ground out of bounds. He has had his up and downs all year, but the Wilson-to-Baldwin connection has had more hits than misses, and should continue for a few seasons to come.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
2015 Week 1 vs LA (9 / 7 / 35 / 0 rec)
Doug Baldwin turned his 9 targets into 7 receptions but just 35 yards in this game. He got the majority of his work off short passes to the sideline as Russell Wilson was catching a lot of pressure all night. Wilson consistently looked to him for short gains when the pocket would collapse and he would be forced to roll right.
2015 Week 2 vs GB (8 / 7 / 92 / 1 rec)
After a 7-catch performance in Week one off mostly short routes, Doug Baldwin lead the Seahawks in receiving in Week 2 with 8 receptions, for 92 yards and a touchdown. He was able to take advantage of a blown coverage by Green Bay in the first quarter for a 32-yard catch on 3rd down. On the next drive he takes a hard hit through the middle from Clinton-Dix. Baldwin responds on the second drive of the first half with a 13-yard touchdown reception. He runs a nice route where he sticks the defender to the outside and cuts back to the middle across the back of the end zone for the score where he is wide open. This caps a 5 play, 54 yard drive for the Seahawks.
2015 Week 3 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
It was Doug Baldwin's lowest reception total of the season as he finished with just 3 catches for 35 yards, 22 of which coming off of one play in the third quarter. This 22-yard gain was Seattle's first 3rd down conversion of the game and first completion to a wide receiver. The Seahawks would later finish off this drive with a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham.
2015 Week 4 vs DET (4 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec)
In a game where both offenses struggled mightily, wide receiver Doug Baldwin caught the only touchdown for the Seahawks on Monday night. The touchdown came late in the first half off of a 24-yard score out of the slot. He was able to get behind rookie cornerback Quandre Diggs and secure a greatly thrown ball in the middle of the end zone from Russell Wilson. This was Baldwin's lone big play of the night where he finished with three receptions on four targets for just 36 yards.
2015 Week 5 vs CIN (3 / 3 / 70 / 0 rec)
Doug Baldwin produced a stat line of three catches for 70 yards against the Bengals in Week 5. Baldwin has not been involved in the passing game as much the past three games but did bring one of his targets 46-yards in this game after he burned the Bengals defender. His catch was late in the first half off of a pass from Russell Wilson out of the shotgun that led to a Seahawks field goal.
2015 Week 6 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
In a game where Jimmy Graham dominated the targets in this low volume offense, wide receiver Doug Baldwin was targeted just four times in this game. He reeled in three catches for 23 yards and hasn't received more than four targets once in the past four games.
2015 Week 7 vs SF (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Doug Baldwin caught just two balls for 19 yards in Week 7 in route to his lowest offensive totals of the season. He had just three targets against the 49ers and his longest play of the night came off of a short pass from Russell Wilson for 15 yards.
2015 Week 8 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
The Seattle pass game underwhelmed as a whole in this game and Doug Baldwin caught just three of his six targets for 35 yards. He did have a key 15-yard gain that helped the Seahawks get into field goal range on the game winning drive.
2015 Week 10 vs ARI (10 / 7 / 134 / 1 rec)
The biggest bright spot on the Seattle offense against Arizona was clearly Doug Baldwin. He had a massive 134 yards on ten targets for seven receptions and a receiving touchdown. He accounted for over half of Seattle's total yards through the air in Week 10 and made a few big plays for this offense. His touchdown catch came at 4:52 of the third quarter and was a 32-yard touchdown grab where he was able to get behind the Cardinals elite secondary. He also made a play earlier in the third quarter for 33 yards off of a short pass to the right where he showed great after the catch ability. It was a great rebound game for Baldwin has he had just 35 yards in Week 8 before the Seahawks bye.
2015 Week 11 vs SF (6 / 6 / 60 / 0 rec)
Doug Baldwin caught all six of his team-leading targets for 60 yards against the 49ers in Week 11. One week after 134 yards and a touchdown, Baldwin came back to earth and was not a huge factor in this game. His long play of the night came out of the shotgun where he caught a short pass to the left and brought it to the San Francisco 36 yard line with a 21 yard gain. Baldwin left the game with an ankle injury of unspecified severity.
2015 Week 12 vs PIT (8 / 6 / 145 / 3 rec)
Doug Baldwin has flown under the radar all year as a fantasy option and is having one of his best seasons as a pro catching passes for the Seahawks. In Week 12 against the Steelers, Baldwin reeled in six of eight targets for 145 yards and three touchdowns. 123 yards and two touchdowns came in the second half and now has four touchdowns in his last three games. His first touchdown was a 16-yard reception through the middle where the defense seemed to be focusing on Tyler Lockett. His second came on a magnificently thrown ball from Russell Wilson as Baldwin beat safety Will Allen badly down the right sideline. The cherry on top for the Seahawks was an 80-yard touchdown in which Baldwin came through the middle and broke through two tackles with stiff arms just before the two-minute warning.
2015 Week 13 vs MIN (7 / 5 / 94 / 2 rec)
With the loss of Jimmy Graham the Seattle Seahawks offense needed someone to step up. Doug Baldwin has been the answer totaling five touchdowns and 239 yards in the last two games. In Week 13 against the Vikings he would contribute a 5-94-2 stat line and the chemistry between him and Russell Wilson is blossoming at the right time. His first touchdown came on a great throw that Wilson put in a tight window from 20-yards out through the middle. His second touchdown came on a 53-yard bomb late in the third quarter a play after a long rushing touchdown from Wilson is taken off the board due to a holding penalty. Baldwin is on pace for career highs in receptions, yards, and touchdowns this season and should have no problem taking advantage of an unimpressive Ravens secondary in Week 14.
2015 Week 14 vs BAL (9 / 6 / 82 / 3 rec)
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin continues to be featured in the Seattle offense down Jimmy Graham and now Thomas Rawls. He had six catches for 82 yards and another three touchdowns in a Week 14 win against the Baltimore Ravens. He has a staggering eight touchdowns in the last three weeks with quarterback Russell Wilson funneling him passes as the team's primary red-zone threat. He had nine targets against the Ravens and now has 40 total targets in his past five games since the bye, totaling nine touchdowns over that span. Eight of those touchdowns have come in the past three weeks and Baldwin won consistently in the slot against Ladarius Webb. He scored on plays of 14, 22, and 16 yards and is the clear number-one target for Wilson going forward. Baldwin was wide open on two of his scores coming off turnovers and beat Webb in one-on-one coverage before being tackled at the goal line on his first. The Seattle offense as a whole has changed their approach to shorter routes of late. The past three weeks before this game Baldwin caught passes averaging just 5.4 yards passed the line of scrimmage. Week 14 he spent more time in the intermediate game with passes caught at an average of 11.2 yards downfield. Baldwin is the first player with eight touchdowns in a three game span since Drew Bennett in 2004.
2015 Week 15 vs CLE (6 / 4 / 45 / 2 rec)
Doug Baldwin has been the prime beneficiary of the tear Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense have been on the past month. In Week 15 against the Browns, Baldwin would reel in two more touchdown grabs, giving him ten in his last four games. He was targeted six times and completed four receptions in a game where Wilson attempted just 30 passes. The first touchdown grab was a great pass floated by Wilson over a defender in the corner of the end zone for Baldwin. The second came off of a play action fake the very next drive on another short score, this time for six yards. Baldwin is now one of two players in NFL history along with Jerry rice as the only wide receiver with ten touchdowns over a four game period. He is also now the third wide receiver to have four straight games with two or more touchdown receptions.
2015 Week 16 vs LA (10 / 8 / 118 / 1 rec)
It was another big day for Doug Baldwin despite the Seahawks' upset loss. He opened the day by catching his first target, a 15 yard reception on 2nd-and-16 that was created by a pick play. Midway through the second quarter, Baldwin converted a 3rd-and-10 by running up the middle of the field and falling forward for 12 yards. He added another third down conversion soon after, but was fortunate that his fumble was recovered by a teammate. Once set up in the redzone, Wilson locked in on Baldwin but couldn't connect with him on two short throws. It was in the third quarter when Baldwin made his greatest impact. He caught a 28-yard pass on 3rd-and-31 that pushed the offense into scoring range before catching a 25-yard touchdown between multiple defenders. Baldwin showed off the variety his skills et offers, breaking a tackle after running a precise route for his 28 yard gain and making a contested catch in the endzone for his touchdown.
2015 Week 17 vs ARI (7 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)
We finally saw some regression with wide receiver Doug Baldwin who was held out of the end zone for the first time in six games. He caught 5-of-7 targets for 46 yards in the Seahawks win. They didn't need much after an explosive first half to get this win and Baldwin wasn't much of a factor after the first few drives.
2014 Week 1 vs GB (5 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Baldwin is locked in as the second receiver, and often looks great when given the opportunity. In this game, he fell short of the first down marker a couple of times, but made a great effort in both cases, eluding 3 defenders on the second one. Baldwin ought to be fairly consistent but is unlikely to command enough targets on any given week to have many big days.
2014 Week 2 vs SD (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Baldwin seems to be the forgotten man early on this season. This game, he was not entirely forgotten, once again showcasing skills but the numbers are kind of meh. Baldwin's biggest play was a clutch leaping grab on a very hard throw in the first half two minute drill. He was targeted near the goal line and made an athletic leap to almost come down with it, but the pass was just a bit too far.
2014 Week 3 vs DEN (5 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was consistent, reliable, and that's the name of his game. He was basically the perfect possession receiver. He made a great comeback catch on the sideline to help out his scrambling QB (Too bad the 14 yard gain was on a 3rd and 20 play, but what can you do?). Then, a good first down pickup over the middle, as Baldwin's catches were a big part of helping Wilson to stretch the field on a late first half drive. His other two catches were similar - he caught two on comeback routes and two on crossing patterns. In the first half, he made a very smart play to go out of bounds around the 5 yard line rather than try to take it in. Obviously, his value remains limited, but he should retain his role as the Seahawks WR2 for the foreseeable future.
2014 Week 5 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Baldwin's line reflects his slow-but-steady role in the Seattle offense. But his one drop was crucial and had he caught it, would have given him a very nice fantasy line. It was early in the game, and he had half a step on his coverage and Wilson lobbed a perfect - literally, right into Baldwin's arms -- deep pass down the sideline only to have Baldwin let it slip through. Then, Wilson found him open on a crossing route, which Baldwin ran for extra yard. On that play, he looked like he could have fought to get free but instead stepped out of bounds very easily. He ended up with a steady four catches on the day, and despite the early drop, didn't seem to lose any targets as a result. If anything, Baldwin looked overly comfortable; and lacked finish instead of fighting for every yard.
2014 Week 6 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Baldwin continues to be more valuable to the Seahawks than anyone's fantasy squad. He is easily their most consistent receiver; he has great hands and is usually reliable catching the ball in traffic. On the opening drive, Baldwin nearly scored. He had the ball in his grasp at the goal line, but was hit quickly and couldn't hold on. He then made his presence felt with on Special Teams with a blocked punt that was recovered for a touchdown. His two catches came on one drive in the fourth quarter.
2014 Week 7 vs STL (11 / 7 / 123 / 1 rec)
Baldwin has always been a superb athlete with great discipline and concentration - all he's been lacking is opportunity. With Percy Harvin being shipped off to the other coast, that all changed this week. Early in the game, Baldwin took a short slant upfield for a big gain, which was a hint of things to come. He was never looked to for the big play, but often he would add a crucial few yards after the catch. On one play, third and long, he caught the ball just short of the first down marker but was able to lose a would be tackler with a nifty spin move, and get far enough for the first down. His TD catch was another routing quick pass, but his vision and speed got him the 5 yards across the goal line.
2014 Week 8 vs CAR (8 / 6 / 61 / 0 rec)
Baldwin is as close to a go-to guy as this team has. He made two catches in the first three plays, and then was leaned on heavily during the two minute drill as well. He continues to show great concentration with the ball, catching nearly everything thrown his way. Baldwin was quiet for a while in the second half, and then early in the final frame, took a short pass and ran for 9 yard gain. The new role for Baldwin (since the departure of Percy Harvin) seems to have changed only in consistency. He is now getting more frequent and consistent looks, but is still not relied on for big plays.
2014 Week 9 vs OAK (6 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was the Seahawks most consistent receiver (as usual), but that didn`t count for much in this game. He was targeted mostly on very short catches and found no room to run. On his one deep target, the pass was too far ahead of him. After the game, there were reports of a groin injury, which could affect his status going forward.
2014 Week 10 vs NYG (6 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was a non-factor in this one. He was tackled quickly on all of his receptions, one of which was in the red zone but came up short of the goal line. He was Wilson's target on the first interception. The ball was thrown to him in tight coverage, and while Baldwin has great hands, he's just not the type to win those battles consistently.
2014 Week 11 vs KC (9 / 6 / 45 / 1 rec)
Baldwin is clearly the closest thing to a go-to receiver that Russell Wilson has. Though he tied for targets with Jermaine Kearse, Baldwin was targeted more often in clutch situations. His first time with the ball was stopped for a loss, but he made up for it with a short catch in the end zone, and did a great job to get momentary separation from tight coverage. Twice he was targeted in the two minute drill (1-minute drill, to be completely accurate). And Baldwin had two more red zone targets as well. First, inside the five, he caught the ball but couldn't get to the goal line. And then a fade pattern but he was bumped (ruled incidental) as the ball was in the air, which put him out of reach. He made one more big catch late in the game, converting a long 3rd down play.
2014 Week 12 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was nearly non-existent in this game. His biggest play was a short yardage catch for first down.
2014 Week 13 vs SF (4 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Baldwin's two catches came in the first quarter. He was able to gain extra yards on one catch over the middle as he caught the ball in stride. Later in the half, he was targeted in the end zone, but the ball was tipped by the defender.
2014 Week 14 vs PHI (7 / 5 / 97 / 1 rec)
The veteran was the biggest recipient of improvised looks and big play targets for the Seahawks. The receiver had gains of 24, 20, and 20 yards on improvised plays as well as a touchdown reception in the second half. Baldwin also made a smart play to draw a defensive pass interference foul in the late third quarter that resulted in a 44-yard spot foul. Baldwin's quickness was difficulty for safeties to handle and he was able to release from the line of scrimmage and win up the seam consistently.
2014 Week 15 vs SF (6 / 3 / 53 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had a relatively quiet game, as he took a bit of a back seat to Jermaine Kearse in this game. He started the game with a short gain on a swing pass, and worked hard to gain a few yards before going out of bounds. Baldwin showed a great rapport with Russell Wilson, with first a good short catch in tight coverage for a first down. Then, a 31 yard catch in the final minute of the first half, a great play as Wilson scrambled and threw, which Baldwin just plucked out of the air. He had another potentially big catch just barely knocked away on the very next play. Baldwin had a very quiet second half.
2014 Week 16 vs ARI (11 / 7 / 113 / 0 rec)
Baldwin's consistency was rewarded this game, with a few big plays to add to his usual good-but-not-great numbers. He started with the usual assortment of short catches, and then did a great job getting open underneath on a medium slant/post pattern, which stretched the field suddenly for the Seahawks. Baldwin was handed a gimme when his CB fell down early in a play, which resulted in Wilson finding him wide open with room to run, for a 49 yard gain. He went over 100 yards with a catch on a rollout play in which he was the shallow receiving option. The ball was still spread out to other receivers, but Baldwin was clearly the top option, and even more so once Jermaine Kearse went out with an injury.
2014 Week 17 vs STL (4 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Baldwin had an unspectacular day, although one of his three lone receptions came on the only touchdown drive the Seahawks had all day. Other than this first down catch for 7 yards, Baldwin contributed very little to the win. The lack of production was disappointing for Baldwin, but likely not indicative of his future use given he was the highest targeted Seahawks receiver every week prior to this game since Week 13. Baldwin's usage will likely spike in the postseason due to his trustworthiness, although don't expect his yards per catch to increase drastically.
2014 Week 19 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)
Baldwin scored a 16 yard touchdown, making the Carolina defender look pretty silly in the process. At the goal line, he simply froze the defender with a fake out move, and then ran past him to easily catch the ball that Wilson had lofted his way. The ball was spread around a fair bit in this game, and Baldwin's role was kept at a minimum as Jermaine Kearse ended up with a few big plays instead. With Paul Richardson done for the season, Baldwin and Jermain Kearse should take on a slightly larger part of the offense than usual.
2014 Week 20 vs GB (9 / 6 / 106 / 0 rec)
Hard to believe, but one Seahawk receiver actually had a 100 yard game, and that player was Baldwin. On a day when the Hawks passing game was awful for 90% of the game, Baldwin was at least consistent. His one real blemish was a fumbled punt return, early in the first quarter. He continues to be the closest thing to a go to receiver that Russell Wilson has, though in this balanced offense, that amounts to the equivalent of a highly targeted possession receiver role.
2013 Week 1 vs CAR (8 / 7 / 91 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Baldwin has shown again and again that with the opportunity, he has what it takes to shine, which he did in this game. He made a couple of highlight reel catches, did a great job of finding the first down marker, and even added in a running play to round things out. Baldwin's most memorable play was on a pass that was thrown in desperation to the sidelines. He came back for it and somehow caught the low and out-of-bounds ball, while dragging both feet in bounds. Phenomenal catch. He's got speed, great awareness and focus working out of the slot, and great hands. Don't expect him to put up 100 yards every week, but Baldwin was very involved in the offense, and he'll continue to get his share of targets.
2013 Week 2 vs SF (1 / 1 / 51 / 0 rec)
Baldwin only had only one target on the day, but made it count, once again showing that he is quickly becoming Wilson's most trusted target - at least on broken plays. On 3rd and 12, with his QB scrambling, Baldwin was able to find an opening deep in the secondary, and had room to add a few yards, for a 51 yard gain. It was an odd day for the passing game, as a weather delay and shaky QB play conspired to sap all Seahawks receivers' fantasy value.
2013 Week 3 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 35 / 1 rec)
Baldwin didn't see much action, and only redeemed himself (to fantasy owners) with his only catch of the game, which went for a TD. So far this season, he has provided us with a highlight reel catch each week, and this week was no different. He made a great diving catch on a well thrown ball from backup QB Tarvaris Jackson, and slid into the end zone for the score. Prior to that, Baldwin was overshadowed in the slot by both tight ends, who were a large part of the short passing game.
2013 Week 4 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was the third option behind Tate and Rice, in a game in which the passing attack was non-existent, and yet he still came up with his requisite highlight catch. Baldwin leapt high at the sideline and brought in the ball while touching each toe down before falling down for a 24 yard gain. It happened fast enough that the play was originally ruled incomplete, but the replay showed just how precise Baldwin can be. It was a clutch play that got the Seahawks out from deep in their won zone and kept their lone touchdown scoring drive alive. His other catches were more routine, short; over the middle, and not much room to run.
2013 Week 5 vs IND (9 / 5 / 80 / 0 rec)
Baldwin continued to be valuable to his team with timely catches and very reliable hands and route running out of the slot. He's the most consistent of the bunch, and in fact was the Seahawks leading receiver this week, but rarely comes up with a truly big game. Baldwin was looked to often in the two minute drill. In the second half, he was targeted in the end zone, but didn't really have a chance at the overthrown ball. Baldwin just seems to have a knack for getting open; and when he does, Wilson has a habit of getting the ball to the right spot. In this game, he was, stat-wise, the Seahawks number two receiver. If Sidney Rice doesn't pick up his game a bit, we can expect Baldwin to fill that void. The other part of this equation is the health of Zach Miller. With Miller out, Baldwin had a few more looks than usual.
2013 Week 6 vs TEN (4 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was predictably more valuable in real life than fantasy against the Titans. He caught everything thrown his way, but was only targeted four times. His big catch was over the middle, a perfect throw caught in stride and taken inside the 5, for a 28 yard gain. Baldwin showed his smarts near the end, when he did a great job getting out of bounds with clock ticking down, rather than gain a couple of meaningless yards.
2013 Week 7 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Baldwin's skills are intact, but he did not get enough opportunities to make an impact, fantasy or otherwise. The Seahawks spread the ball out well, and this limits his stats every week. His lone catch was routine, a quick hit out of the slot position. He did well to find an opening in the zone defense, and added yards after the catch.
2013 Week 9 vs TB (10 / 6 / 75 / 1 rec)
Baldwin wasn't very noticeable in the first half (along with the rest of the Seahawks passing game), but did draw an important pass interference penalty near the end of the half that set up their only score to that point. Into the third quarter, he made a great catch on a deep comeback route at the sideline. He had another clutch catch in the fourth, for 28 yards, getting open with enough separation to gain yards after the catch. And he wasn't done. Even with the slow start, he clearly became the team's most reliable receiver in this game. Capping his game was the 10 yard score with just under two minutes to go in the game. It was a simple, short turnaround catch, but his awareness of the defense allowed him to make a quick evasive move to avoid the tackle and run in untouched. He made one more catch, in overtime, which put the Seahawks in field goal range.
2013 Week 10 vs ATL (8 / 5 / 76 / 0 rec)
Baldwin quietly impressed, as he's done all season. He was used mainly on short routes, and caught the ball effectively in coverage, moving the chains often. Early in the 4th quarter, he added a 27 yard sideline catch for good measure. He's expected to move down the pecking order when Percy Harvin returns, most likely next week.
2013 Week 11 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 63 / 1 rec)
Baldwin had two steps on his man (and actually had to slow down for the ball) on his first catch, a sideline streak for a 44 yard gain. His second catch was highlight worthy, as he out-leapt double coverage in the back corner of the end zone for the score. He's an exciting receiver to watch, but with the return of Harvin, the Seahawks now have four very capable wideouts. The likelihood that Baldwin will lead the team in receiving in upcoming weeks takes a big hit all of a sudden.
2013 Week 13 vs NO (5 / 4 / 77 / 1 rec)
Baldwin once again showed us all how underrated he is. He made a great catch on his 52 yard catch, gaining just enough separation to make a play and Wilson put it right on the money. Then Baldwin got wide open in the end zone and pulled in the cross field pass for an easy score. His other catches seemed routine, but were very tough catches in traffic, and he showed great concentration in hauling them in.
2013 Week 14 vs SF (4 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had a chance when targeted down on a mid-field streak, but was covered tightly and didn't seem to be quite ready for the throw. Mainly looked to on short-medium turn-around passes, when Wilson saw that he had a cushion in the zone.
2013 Week 15 vs NYG (7 / 6 / 71 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Baldwin had a great day, with Wilson finding him open on numerous occasions. Most were of the 'possession receiver' variety, which didn't give him much room to run, but it was clear the Wilson was relying heavily on him to move the chains on third downs. Baldwin made a big catch, wide open for 26 yard gain, which got them into the red zone. Followed by another, over the middle, going down at the six. Up to the 2 minute drill of the first half, he was the only Seahawks wide receiver with a catch (Lynch had the other receptions). Baldwin's second half was quiet, but he importantly, he caught a slant at the 6, and ran/dove it in for the TD, capping off what was a very productive game for him, against a stout passing defense.
2013 Week 16 vs ARI (6 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Baldwin didn't get many chances in this one. His first target was just a bit overthrown. Then he caught a short pass over the middle. His biggest chance was on a deep jump ball, which he looked like he was going to come down with, but the defender gets just enough of it to knock it away. Baldwin returned a couple of kickoffs late in the game, including one to the 40, which set up the lone touchdown drive. On the Seahawks final offensive play, Baldwin was the intended receiver, and as he dove for the ball, it hit him and did a freakish bounce high in the air, allowing it to be intercepted.
2013 Week 17 vs STL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Baldwin surprisingly was only targeted once, on a short out pattern. The ball was overthrown and he had no chance.
2013 Week 19 vs NO (3 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Baldwin, along with everyone else in the passing game, had a slow day. Despite the terrible weather conditions, his two catches showed that his hands are dependable in any conditions. The first catch was on a short crossing route and he was tackled quickly. Then, late in the game, he made an acrobatic catch near the sideline, and the replay clearly showed what great concentration he has, as he brought both feet down, and a knee - before going out of bounds.
2013 Week 20 vs SF (7 / 6 / 106 / 0 rec)
Baldwin saved the day with a big return, long catch, and various other receptions to be just about the only thing that worked in the Seahawks passing game against San Francisco. He had a catch on a tipped ball that could have been picked off, and he snuck behind the defense when Wilson extended a play forever to finally create some sort of offense for Seattle. Baldwin got banged up and had to go to the locker room, but quickly returned and continued to impact the game. His kick return came at a crucial moment when the 49ers re-opened a one touchdown lead and allowed the Seahawks recapture some momentum after the 49ers quick answer to Lynch's score. He was an unsung MVP for Seattle.
2013 Week 21 vs DEN (5 / 5 / 66 / 1 rec)
Like the rest of Seattle's passing game, Doug Baldwin had a quiet day as Seattle's defense and special teams did much of the heavy lifting. Baldwin's biggest play of the game came on Seattle's second drive, when Baldwin faked a move to the inside, got Champ Bailey to commit, then broke to the outside for a wide-open 37-yard reception setting Seattle up with 1st-and-goal. After another short reception to open the second quarter, Baldwin wouldn't touch the ball again until the fourth quarter, when he caught Seattle's final touchdown of the day against a flagging and disinterested Broncos defense.
2012 Week 1 vs ARI (6 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
It was a very rough day for Baldwin who had just two catches for five yards through the first 3 1/2 quarters, and then it got worse. Baldwin dropped two passes on the Seahawks final drive including one that would have put them in the lead. He left the game after the second drop but it looked as though he just had the wind knocked out of him, his pride was probably hurt more than anything.
2012 Week 2 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
The passing game as a whole was essentially non-existent, thus Doug Baldwin had no impact on the game. However, his one catch was a red zone target.
2012 Week 4 vs STL (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
The slot machine for Seattle saw less action in this game as he was frequently subbed out for TE heavy packages as the Seahawks deployed a run-heavy strategy all afternoon. Playing in 3 WR only sets, he finished the game with 1 reception for 10 yards and is clearly not over his hamstring issue that plagued him in the offseason. Even in come back mode, Baldwin was sparsely on the field and was not a primary read for Wilson.
2012 Week 5 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Doug Baldwin became a safety blanket for Russell Wilson early on as a slot weapon, catching a pass on a hitch route in the red zone and later hauling in a pass on a crossing route off play action. Baldwin was not a fixture of the offense as they stayed mostly in '21' personnel and '12' personnel.
2012 Week 6 vs NE (3 / 2 / 74 / 1 rec)
Slot machine Doug Baldwin had himself his best game of the young season racking up 74 yards on just 2 catches, including a highlight reel TD with Patriots CB Kyle Arrington draped all over him. He had the knack for the big play in this game, gaining 50 yards on what seemed to be miscommunication in the Patriots secondary, to go along with his 24 yard TD. Like Hernandez for the Patriots, he did not play a full complement of snaps, playing only in 3-wide sets, however should continue to see his role increase as he gets closer and closer to 100%
2012 Week 7 vs SF (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Baldwin's first target went for a first down as he made a good reception despite being well covered by Patrick Willis. Caught a high pass from Russell Wilson open underneath against off coverage on third and 13. Baldwin evaded a defender to move forward for eight yards.
2012 Week 9 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
After a bad drop at the beginning of the game, Baldwin saw his targets largely disappear. He was able to catch one ball from a scrambling Wilson, and made a good adjustment to keep his feet inbounds. On another play later in the game, Baldwin was wide open as an outlet receiver, but Wilson bounced the pass short of Baldwin.
2012 Week 10 vs NYJ (4 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was the recipient of Russell Wilson's first completion. Working against Kyle Wilson, Baldwin ran an out-route and secured an 18-yard gain. During his team's ninth drive, Baldwin ran a crossing route over the middle of the field for a 11 yard gain. Baldwin showed toughness by running over the middle of the field and taking a big hit. However, Baldwin limped off the field after the play and did not return.
2012 Week 12 vs MIA (4 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Baldwin did not have much success against the Dolphins. He finished the afternoon with one catch on four targets for fourteen receiving yards. One of his targets came on a deep go route, which is an encouraging sign that Seattle wants to use Baldwin as a field-stretcher.
2012 Week 13 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Baldwin is more of a possession receiver for the Seahawks now, but he still had a few solid receptions in this game. His first catch didn't come until almost halftime, but on that drive he had a quick catch and run for 20 yards on 3rd and 4 to keep the drive alive. He didn't receive another target until the 4th quarter, and he also had an 11 yard catch on 3rd and 14 on the final drive of regulation for Seattle.
2012 Week 14 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had the potential for a much better fantasy day against Arizona. Two of his targets could have been touchdowns, both from Matt Flynn in the second half. On one, Baldwin broke free on a corner route into the end zone where Flynn overthrew him. On another, Baldwin came wide open and caught a crossing route and nearly scored in the red zone.
2012 Week 15 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was targeted three times, but only registered one catch for eight yards. Baldwin just missed what could have been a TD as he ran a post route. Wilson delivered a great ball, but the pass was just knocked out by a great defensive play from DB Justin Rogers.
2012 Week 16 vs SF (6 / 4 / 53 / 2 rec)
Both of Doug Baldwin's touchdown catches were great plays between Wilson and the receiver. On the first, Baldwin ran a corner route in the back right of the end zone. Wilson threw a fade above Baldwin's head and the receiver was able to elevate and catch the ball while dragging both feet in bounds with barely any margin for error. The second touchdown catch, Baldwin hit the press coverage and cut inside. Wilson led Baldwin far on the slant, but the receiver fully extended his arms and was able to make a great catch on the difficult ball. Baldwin also made a slapstick catch on a deep throw from Wilson in 1st quarter, beating his one-on-one coverage and stopping short to adjust to the throw. As Baldwin attempted to catch the ball he bobbled it, and then kicked the ball back up in to his hands for a 43 yard gain. Wilson also threw deep to a double covered Baldwin in the end zone, but the coverage was tight enough to deflect the ball away.
2012 Week 17 vs STL (2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Baldwin caught both targets for 19 yards, including a long of 12 yards. However, Baldwin's biggest "catch" was wiped out by a holding penalty on the Seahawk's 2nd to last drive. Wilson threw a jump ball deep down the field to Baldwin. Both Baldwin and the DB were flatfooted, and stopped waiting for the throw to arrive. Baldwin was able to perfectly high point the ball and come down with what could have been a 49-yard gain. However, a holding penalty wiped the spectacular catch out.
2012 Week 18 vs WAS (5 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)
Baldwin snagged two passes for thirty-nine yards, including one thirty-three yard catch-and-run that saw no Redskins receiver within remote distance of Baldwin when he made the reception. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson targeted Baldwin twice in the end zone - once on a short pass defensed by Redskins safety Reed Doughty, the other on an overthrown ball while Baldwin ran a go route into the end zone - but the two Seahawks could not connect.
2012 Week 19 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Baldwin recorded one catch against the Falcons off a six-yard out route as the Seahawks moved the ball down the field in the game's waning seconds. Baldwin was the intended receiver on quarterback Russell Wilson's Hail Mary pass, which Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones intercepted to end the game. Wilson targeted Baldwin three times in the divisional matchup with the Seahawks.
2011 Week 1 vs SF (6 / 4 / 83 / 1 rec)
The rookie from Stanford took his opportunity and ran with it in this game. With new acquisition Sidney Rice sidelined, Baldwin tied for the team lead in targets and looked wise beyond his years in doing so. On his touchdown, he showed a great combination of intelligence and speed as he ran a slant, sat down in the soft part of the 49ers coverage, and turned a short pass into a long TD. Baldwin also had another big catch of 12 yards on a 3rd-and-10 to keep the drive alive which led to the team's first TD. While he should lose opportunities when Rice returns, he's a name to keep an eye on as Rice has been injury-prone throughout his career. The theme of Seattle's receivers though will be that there aren't enough quality targets to go around after Rice gets his expected amount.
2011 Week 2 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
After exploding - as much as an 84-yard, 1 TD game can be considered an explosion - Baldwin was M.I.A. in this game. His first true target was the first play of the second half. Seattle's passing game is just baffling at this point. They have a running back in Leon Washington who can be a big-play threat; they have Baldwin who was their best player last week; and they have Mike Williams who can use his height to catch balls over defenders. Yet, they don't use any of those players frequently enough to generate consistent offense.
2011 Week 3 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Baldwin was working into a larger role before Sidney Rice came back, but now he is just another decoy to force the defense to not just triple team Rice.
2011 Week 4 vs ATL (6 / 5 / 84 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was a revelation for the Seahawks, as he provided a steady possession target to take the heat off of the wideouts and the running game. He showed nice speed on a catch over the middle, but couldn't hold on to the ball after a hard hit. Baldwin made up for it on the very next play, getting open over the middle again for the reception. The undrafted rookie got better as the game wore on. He showed that he's more than a one trick pony, and able to get through traffic to find the first down marker on a couple of occasions. At one point he took a hard hit from two Falcons players after a catch, but held on to the ball. He looks primed to take on a large role in the offense, but the big worry is that with all of these catches over the middle, just how long can he take the hits that come with it?
2011 Week 5 vs NYG (9 / 8 / 136 / 1 rec)
Doug Baldwin had an unbelievable game for a rookie and one play stood alone as his biggest contribution on Sunday to his team. A NYG DE was caught offside and Baldwin had the sense that the play was still alive and hauled in a deep pass for a touchdown while the NYG stopped playing after the flag had been thrown. Baldwin was not just a one pass wonder however as he routinely beat NYG CB's inside and up the seam on big plays down the field that really helped his team to victory. The NYG are typically a very porous team that allows a lot of yards through the air but tries to rely on turnovers also. Baldwin was able to take advantage of this and make the Giants pay as he exploited zone coverage again and again. The only question for fantasy owners now is if he can repeat this production and that is as much dependent on the QB for Seattle as much as Baldwin's play on the field.
2011 Week 7 vs CLE (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Baldwin wasn't able to catch any of his three targets. The first two were short and he was in position to make the catch, but each pass was thrown just out of reach. On the potential comeback drive, he did catch what appeared to be a huge 4th down conversion, but the play was called back on a penalty. Chalk this one up to bad QB play and hope he can regain form in the coming weeks. With the depth chart (after Sidney Rice) pretty much in flux, another poor showing could limit his playing time even more.
2011 Week 8 vs CIN (8 / 5 / 73 / 0 rec)
Like Ben Obomanu, Baldwin was able to take some advantage of the extra attention Sidney Rice attracts. He also had to be happy that Tarvaris Jackson entered the game since Charlie Whitehurst didn't look his way at all. Badlwin found several seams in the defensive coverage and was able to beat the defenders for both long and short gains.It was a solid game for the rookie and it should secure him continued targets in the coming weeks.
2011 Week 9 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was targeted often by Tarvaris Jackson but was only able to have on significant catch in the game. That said, Baldwin showed his athleticism against Dallas on one of Tarvaris Jackson's interceptions. The deep pass was intended for Baldwin but defensive back Gerald Sensabaugh had gained position on Baldwin for the under-thrown ball. Baldwin came over the back of Sensabaugh and appeared to catch the ball as he was flipping forward, upside down. Sensabaugh wrestled the ball from Baldwin on the way to the ground but the Seahawks receiver was able to show impressive athleticism on the play.
2011 Week 10 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 50 / 0 rec)
Baldwin's one catch was a nice piece of work. He got open while his QB scrambled and picked up 50 yards on the play. He also had a chance for a score on a diving catch, but couldn't hold on though the ball was right in his hands. He suffered a concussion later in the game.
2011 Week 11 vs STL (5 / 3 / 60 / 0 rec)
Baldwin once again made a case for more playing time with a highlight reel run after the catch. He was wide open near the sideline and made a spin move to beat the first man, then a few sidesteps bought him a few more yards. It wasn't a lot of additional yardage, but it showed how his awareness and confidence have taken a big step forward. He caught what was catchable, and missed a couple that were out of reach. There were very few targets to go around, or he might have had a bigger day.
2011 Week 12 vs WAS (10 / 5 / 60 / 0 rec)
Baldwin was Jackson's #1 target for most of the day and at times looked like a really solid receiver. He showed quick feet on a bubble screen in the second quarter picking up a first down. He was not nearly as effective downfield, finding himself either smothered by coverage or underthrown by Jackson. He did get two steps on Laron Landry, but on the underthrown ball Landry made a great diving deflection. Baldwin did bounce off a huge hit the middle from Landry and took the ball 15 yards further up field after the contact. He also showed good footwork on a sideline catch. With the injury to Rice, and the ineffectiveness of the other receivers, it was easy to see why Jackson leaned on Baldwin.
2011 Week 13 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Many people were tuned in tonight expecting to see Baldwin get an increase in opportunities with Sidney Rice no longer in the scheme. Baldwin's only reception came on third down for 21 yards on a very nicely placed pass from Jackson. The flow of the game really affected his output; the opponent only forced Seattle to throw the ball 16 times all evening.
2011 Week 14 vs STL (8 / 7 / 93 / 1 rec)
Baldwin began the game with a nicely executed reverse during the opening kick off getting the ball to the forty-yard line. Showing the diversity of Baldwin once again affected the game on special teams blocking a punt for the first touchdown of the game. A great team player, on the field all night long during special teams and for the majority of offensive snaps. Baldwin even managed to get the trainers involved wrapping his ankle after a mild sprain. Baldwin has great skills to man the slot position, great concentration combined with athleticism and determination catching the ball over the middle and on bubble screens requiring him to get majority of yards after the catch. Baldwin was rewarded for all his hard work getting behind the defense for a 29-yard touchdown breaking the game open.
2011 Week 15 vs CHI (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Baldwin had an early reception and then simply was not heard from again. He had been nursing an ankle injury so perhaps that affected his play or playing time.
2011 Week 16 vs SF (7 / 2 / 17 / 1 rec)
Baldwin's 13 yard score on a WR screen play was first, a tough high catch that he quickly scampered with to stay ahead of his man, and he then darted through two would be tacklers to reach the end zone. A very impressive play. For those who haven't seen him play, Baldwin is the real deal; all he's missing is steady opportunity. In this game he was targeted seven times, but Tarvaris Jackson was inaccurate a little too often.
2011 Week 17 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Baldwin may never be the go-to receiver, but he showed once again that he can be counted on in the clutch. On all of his catches he showed an excellent awareness of the first down marker, while his reaction time got him to the ball quickly even when it was a bit off target or low to the ground.