WR Tyler Lockett - Seattle Seahawks
|5-10, 182||Born: 9-28-1992||College: Kansas State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2015|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 8): Lockett found a way to get free for another long score against the Rams and it doesn't look like Doug Baldwin is going to return to his normal level in the passing game. Consider Lockett an upside WR3/Flex against the Raiders.
Week 6: at Oakland Raiders
FBG says: Good matchup. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks passing offense has had a ton of pressure lifted from them, both figuratively and literally, as they have made a concerted effort to learn more on the ground game than ever this season. While the offensive line has still shown some vulnerability in pass protection (T-3rd most sacks allowed with 18), they have been much improved in run blocking which has allowed this offense to become much less pass-centric. Wilson has still shown the ability to make big plays though, as shown last week with his second three-touchdown game of the season. Doug Baldwin was the top target for Wilson in his first game back from injury, but last week, he was virtually absent from the game plan with only one target despite leading the wide receivers with 88 percent of the snaps. Tyler Lockett remains a boom or bust deep play threat with low target volume, and it seems that second-year receiver David Moore has has knocked Brandon Marshall out of the starting rotation after last week's performance. Moore played just over half the snaps and hauled in a couple of touchdown receptions, which should certainly help cement his role as the third receiver here. That role, however, will continue to be limited if Wilson continues to average fewer than 18 completions per game. The Raiders passing defense ranks in the bottom third among passing defenses, giving up 277 passing yards per game and the fourth-most passing yards per attempt (8.9). Ranking last in the league with just 46 pressures and six sacks, this defensive line is making it too easy on opposing quarterbacks as they sorely miss the presence of Khalil Mack. This lack of pressure has made it tough on the Raiders' secondary to keep opposing receivers in check. Cornerbacks Gareon Conley and Rashaan Melvin have allowed a combined 15 passes of 15 or more yards this season. Conley's snap share plummetted last week as it looks like he is officially being benched in favor of Daryl Worley. Needless to say, this cornerback group is ripe for the likes of Lockett and Baldwin to take advantage of while Russell Wilson should have plenty of time thanks to his improving offensive line getting the not in this matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Tyler Lockett's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 5 vs LAR (5 / 3 / 98 / 1 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Lockett is finally emerging from the shadows, with his fourth score in five games this season. He has yet to top 100 yards, but came close in this one. Add to that his prowess as kickoff returner (which last week, was given to rookie Rashaad Penny, so keep an eye on that going forward), and he may be the most valuable offensive player, after Russell Wilson. In the first half, Lockett showcased his return skills, ran a reverse that he nearly broke for a big gain, made a big play after beating the pants off of a cornerback that was playing back like a safety, and made a great play coming back to grab an alley-oop like jump ball at the end of a quarterback scramble. He saved the best for the second half, though, when he split the safeties on a deep post pattern, caught the ball wide open, and saw daylight to the end zone.
2018 Week 4 vs ARI (6 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)
This would mark Lockett's first game of the season in which he did not score. In addition to giving way on kickoff returns to Rashaad Penny, Lockett did not see much work in the first half as a receiver, either. Near the end of the half, he made a short reception, and in the second half was a little busier, but it was nothing to write home about. The highlight was a short gain on a screen pass, as the Seahawks passing game was extremely conservative. His targets were in line with other three games this season, but unlike those games, he was afforded no downfield opportunities.
2018 Week 3 vs DAL (6 / 4 / 77 / 1 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Lockett continues to impress, but his fantasy production is still low volume and therefore TD dependent. He found himself wide open on his 52-yard scoring play, as the Cowboys blew their coverage completely, and ran the ball in easily. His other catches were quick hits - which was the prevalent theme of the passing game all day - for short gains.
2018 Week 2 vs CHI (7 / 5 / 60 / 1 rec)
Lockett was nearly invisible in the opening three quarters, but made his mark in the 4th. The only sighting of him early on was in the final minute of the first half, in which he snagged the ball on a quick slant pattern, to help set up an end-of-half field goal. Late in the game, however, he was targeted three times on deep patterns, with the third one being the charm. The ball was thrown up for him in extremely tight - actually, that doesn't quite describe it; let's call it like it was: saran-wrap-tight-one-on-one coverage - at the back corner of the end zone. Lockett played the ball and timed it perfectly to bring in the improbable touchdown pass. He followed that up with one more catch, an 11 yard gain on a final-minute broken play as Russell Wilson scrambled and found him for the catch.
2018 Week 1 vs DEN (4 / 3 / 59 / 1 rec)
Lockett was all but invisible for the first half of the game, but looked excellent when his number was called. Early on, he caught a couple of short reads, a screen and swing pass, for very small gains. It was not until the 4th quarter that he made his presence known, streaking downfield, wide open on a post pattern, easily catching the well thrown ball and running for a 51 yard score. With Baldwin out for an extended period, expect Lockett to pick up some of the slack.
Latest NewsSeahawks | Tyler Lockett scores in London (Mon Oct 15, 01:45 AM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett caught three passes for 13 yards and a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in Week 6. link to story Seahawks | Tyler Lockett finds the end zone (Sun Oct 7, 11:34 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett posted three grabs for 98 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams. He also ran once for six yards. link to story
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