TE Cooper Helfet - Free Agent
|6-3, 239||Born: 6-2-1989||College: Duke||Drafted: ---|
2015 Week 16 vs LA (6 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Cooper Helfet caught his first target. It came during the first quarter when he ran into the flat with Wilson after play action. The quarterback didn't help him with a high pass that led him into a tackler. Wilson looked for him again late in the second quarter on a curl route, but this time the tight end was at fault as he dropped an accurate pass. The tight end was schemed open in the third quarter when he converted a 4th-and-3 pass on a slant route. Helfet's most impressive play of the game came in the fourth quarter when he converted a 3rd-and-16 with an impressive catch in traffic over the middle of the field.
2014 Week 5 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 36 / 0 rec)
Helfet drew in as the 2nd tight end, due to Zach Miller's injury. He was not heavily featured in the passing game and beyond his first half catch was noticeable for two other plays. First, he caught a surprise onside kickoff; and second, Wilson targeted him late on an important 3rd and 5, but he blew it and wasn't anywhere near where his QB expected him to be. Not a bad game, but clearly Helfet is not ready for prime time - or your fantasy radar - just yet.
2014 Week 6 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Helfet made a great first down catch on the opening drive, with a nice leaping sideline catch and concentration to keep in bounds before coming down with it. As the backup TE (and actually, 3rd string with a healthy Zach Miller in the lineup), he likely won't see many opportunities going forward. In his first two games of action, he has shown great ability but also inconsistency. In this game, the early catch was his only receiving contribution.
2014 Week 7 vs STL (6 / 3 / 61 / 1 rec)
With Zach Miller and Luke Willson both out, Helfet was the last Tight End standing for the Seahawks this week. As the 2nd TE over the last couple of games, he has shown flashes of ability, and also inconsistency. Against the Rams, he pleasantly surprised. On his first catch, Helfet showed excellent awareness to stay open and make the reception from his scrambling QB. In the hurry up offense to end the half, he made a nice catch over the middle. He also reminded that he's better at getting open than catching, still a work in progress. But his touchdown catch was a thing of beauty : just inside the end zone, he caught the ball up high, while tightly covered, and kept his toes on ground as he fell out of bounds.
2014 Week 8 vs CAR (4 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Helfet was twice a red zone target. In each case he did a fantastic job to get open, but the ball was thrown behind him. He finally got one for an 11 yard pickup and first down, but he deserved better in this one.
2014 Week 10 vs NYG (2 / 1 / 32 / 0 rec)
Helfet was the last tight end standing after Luke Willson left with an injury. He did have a reception on the first drive, but was used primarily as a blocker on most plays.
2014 Week 11 vs KC (3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Helfet had a couple of opportunities, but was not a big part of the passing game. On his catch, he simply had no room to run. He did get a red zone target but mistakenly ran a post pattern while his QB threw to the empty corner of the end zone that he expected him to cut toward.
2014 Week 12 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 27 / 1 rec)
Helfet made a great effort on a rollout screen play in the red zone, finishing with a highlight reel diving TD; he actually could have been satisfied with the first down inside the 10 but went for it and just made it to the pylon. His second catch was inside the five as the team was running down the clock near the end. It was a good catch in motion, but he just couldn't get all the way to the goal line.
2014 Week 16 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Helfet returned from his ankle injury after a 3 week absence, and early on, with a couple of short catches and an end zone target, seemed to be the preferred tight end in the passing game. But near the end of the half he went to the dressing room with a rib injury. He returned to the game in the 3rd quarter, but it was Luke Willson who got all the TE love at that point. Helfet, when healthy, is in the mix for targets, but can't be counted on to produce in most weeks as the ball is spread out to many receivers.