TE Jacob Hollister - Seattle Seahawks
|6-4, 239||Born: 11-18-1993||College: Wyoming||Drafted: ---|
2019 Week 7 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Despite just coming off of the practice squad last week, Hollister was the check down Tight End of choice for Russell Wilson. He didn't seem like a bit part of the game plan overall, but the Ravens secondary did a great job in coverage, forcing Wilson to make a lot of short throws.
2019 Week 9 vs TB (6 / 4 / 37 / 2 rec)
Hollister was the preferred receiving TE, providing Wilson with a reliable underneath target. Despite the fact that he's rarely a threat to gain yards after the catch, Hollister was an integral part of the offense. He was also targeted on a deep throw in end zone, which drew a penalty. This set up his own TD two plays later, on a play action call at the goal line. His biggest play was on a seam route for a 22-yard catch, which brought him down at the 1-yard line. As good as all of that was, Hollister topped it in OT, catching the 10-yard winning score, on a crossing pattern, making a nice catch on the leading throw, and just making it to the goal line as he was being tackled.
2019 Week 10 vs SF (10 / 8 / 62 / 1 rec)
Hollister has become a secret weapon of sorts, for Russell Wilson. He proved ultra-dependable as he was leaned on quite heavily with the absence of not only every other tight end on the Seahawks roster, but also after lead WR Tyler Lockett left the game. After a first half to forget, Hollister came up big in the second, with a great catch in the end zone. He ran a delayed pattern, and as Wilson drew in the defense slightly, he then tossed the ball lightly over everyone - including Hollister, who was able to extend and bring in the one handed catch. He caught eight of his ten targets, many of them moving the chains. He was no simple checkdown option either, with several plays clearly called for him. Even if last week's two TD game was a fluke, the cat's out of the bag now, as Hollister has clearly ingrained himself into the passing game.
2019 Week 12 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Hollister has really become an integral part of the passing game, though you wouldn't know it from his numbers in this game. He made a nice first down catch in the first quarter, catching the ball in stride. He should also have had a touchdown when he found himself completely open in the end zone, but somehow Russell Wilson overthrew him entirely on a very short throw. Hollister left the game with a sore foot, so monitor his health for next week.
2019 Week 13 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 44 / 0 rec)
Hollister made a beauty of a catch over his shoulder in tight coverage, showing some real athleticism, which seems to come with the growing confidence of a QB who is willing to target him in that situation in the first place. The rest of his catches were of the shorter variety, but Hollister continues to prove reliable, and was the first look on the occasional play as well.
2019 Week 14 vs LAR (6 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Hollister continues to be a major part of the passing attack, but had trouble doing any real damage in this one. His woes started with a drop on third down that was hard to take, since the Rams doubled their lead to 14-3 on the next drive. Hollister was mainly used as a checkdown target, moving the ball effectively in that role. As a fantasy player, his target total is still encouraging, especially taking into account that it was a rough day for all involved in the Seahawks passing game.
2019 Week 15 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Hollister was a reliable target for Wilson, but was never more than an outlet option in this one. As a result, he picked up short gains on each of his three catches.
2019 Week 16 vs ARI (6 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec)
Hollister may arguably have been the best receiving option against the Cardinals, and if so, was grossly under-used. He made a big play on the early scoring drive, catching a high pass for a first down. He then recovered his own fumble at the end of the play. His overall line was efficient, but with the woes the wide receivers were having, it's surprising that he wasn't targeted even more. With both Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise out for the season, this could go one of two ways for Hollister. He could end up being utilized more in the short passing game as a result, which would likely boost his production; or he could end up being called on to block more often for their replacements, which would hurt his production.
2019 Week 17 vs SF (8 / 4 / 25 / 0 rec)
Hollister had the opportunity to be the hero in this one, with a catch near the goal line on the final play, but he came up just short. Hollister's 4-32-0 line is pretty close to what should be expected going forward. Though some games in which he has been a more frequent target, his usage in five of the last six all fall in the 22-44 yard range, with no TDs.
2019 Week 18 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Back in weeks nine and ten, in which Hollister scored three touchdowns, it looked a lot like the Seahawks had altered their game to include the TE as receiver more frequently. At this point, however, it is clear that Hollister will not be much of a fantasy factor going forward. His targets are mainly checkdown plays, with the occasional red zone attempt. Blame it on the rise of DK Metcalf, or the fact that with a depleted running game, he is called on to block more often. Either way, the results have been the same in the seven weeks since his "breakout".
2019 Week 19 vs GB (6 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
Hollister caught the first pass of the game, an 11 yarder over the middle in which he got hit and went end-over-end. He had a short red zone catch, and fought hard to get the first down, but came up just short. His biggest play was a 19-yard catch in the 4th-quarter, which sustained a drive that led to a touchdown.