WR DK Metcalf - Seattle Seahawks
|6-3, 228||Born: 12-14-1997||College: Ole Miss||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2019|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
DK Metcalf's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 19 vs GB (5 / 4 / 59 / 0 rec)
Metcalf didn't come close to last week's record breaking day, as the defense seemed intent on playing softer coverage on him and taking away the big play. The result was a handful of catches underneath, but for the most part he was kept in check. The exception to this was a catch that helped set up the TD to start the second half, in which he caught the ball in between defenders and was able to run about ten yards for a 24-yard pickup into the red zone.
2019 Week 18 vs PHI (9 / 7 / 160 / 1 rec)
Metcalf made catches all over the field and was arguably the MVP of the entire game. He bookended his career game with a catch on the first play (just short of the first down), and a huge 36-yard catch late in the game that gave the Seahawks a vital first down and allowed them to run the clock down to finish the game. In between, he consistently dominated the defense, particularly in man-to-man coverage. His best catch was a deep ball over the middle, which went 53 yards for a score; the coverage was blown somehow and Metcalf had a big enough step on his man that he was able to dive for the ball, tumble, get up and stretch across the goal line while finally being tackled. Add to that a couple of key downfield blocks and he was the complete package.
2019 Week 17 vs SF (12 / 6 / 81 / 1 rec)
Metcalf has come a long way this season, and in the final game, came up big, with a TD and a few clutch catches in the late stages. Early in the game, he actually made a fantastic play, preserving a first down by somehow keeping a toe in bounds as his knee went down on the other side of the line. His TD was up high in the end zone, and was a hard throw that he corralled expertly, showing great hands and concentration. Both of these plays are the sort that he has shown inconsistency with this season, so the improvement late in the season is significant. He really is earning his touches. The score brought the Seahawks within five points. Then, on the final drive (which fell just short), Metcalf was Wilson's favored target, with six throws going his way.
2019 Week 16 vs ARI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Metcalf put up a goose egg, and dropped his only target, a well thrown pass that would otherwise have been a first down.
2019 Week 15 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 36 / 1 rec)
Metcalf only caught two balls, but he made them count. On a sideline route, a well-timed leap in the end zone - on a perfectly thrown pass - gave the Seahawks the lead on the opening drive. His other reception was over the middle, a nice catch in coverage, but he was taken down quickly.
2019 Week 14 vs LAR (6 / 6 / 78 / 0 rec)
Metcalf was quietly efficient, catching all six of his targets, and again proved a dependable target for Russell Wilson. Most of his catches were of the short to medium variety, moving the chains or getting close on most plays. As has often been the case for the rookie, he made one great play and also one regrettable one. The regrettable was an unnecessary roughness penalty that hurt the team at the end of the third quarter. And his highlight catch was down the sideline in double coverage, corralling a perfectly thrown ball over his shoulder for a 35-yard gain.
2019 Week 13 vs MIN (7 / 6 / 75 / 0 rec)
Metcalf had a quietly impressive game, catching several shorter throws over the middle. His first was a short slant that he turned into 19 yards, as he showed again how hard he is to take down after the catch. Later in the game, he fumbled as he went down, however. And one of his longer gains was a 15 yard hitch/screen play on a long third-and-19 play.
2019 Week 12 vs PHI (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Metcalf looked like a Capital-R, Rookie today. He missed a well thrown pass on the first drive. He missed a long sideline pass that was catchable. He made a beautiful grab for a long ball over the middle at the goal line - until he dropped that, too, that is. You get the idea. It was a day of perfect misses. But he did catch half of his targets, you say? Yes, he was sure handed on the quick, short routes, and looked good on a catch-and-run from scrimmage. But he was simply abysmal when it came to any downfield plays. With Josh Gordon in the field, and several capable options behind him (Turner, Brown, Moore), it is conceivable that Metcalf loses some targets; but more likely, he'll just keep on learning on the fly. He's been giving himself chances, getting open enough to win the fight for the ball, and now he needs to take another step and finish more plays with the ball in his hands.
2019 Week 10 vs SF (10 / 6 / 70 / 0 rec)
Once again, Metcalf's target share led the team (tied with Hollister). Metcalf had his moments, and contributed some important catches to help move the chains late in the game. But he also remained inconsistent, as you might expect from a rookie. Unfortunately, his most memorable play ended in a lost fumble. Metcalf received the ball at the line of scrimmage, ran down the sideline in traffic, until, inside the five, Metcalf was overwhelmed by three 49er defenders. As he pushed and extended to the goal line, the ball was stripped. After much replay checking, the 49ers were given the ball at the two-yard line. Metcalf impressed in small ways, though, like his first down catch that started with some improvised route running as Wilson scrambled, and excellent concentration and strength when he got drilled at the sideline almost immediately. Lastly, Wilson threw a jump ball down the sidelines on a couple of occasions, but in each case he was covered tightly and wasn't able to make the play.
2019 Week 9 vs TB (9 / 6 / 123 / 1 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Metcalf started slow, but proved reliable as the team kept him involved. He and Russell Wilson are still figuring each other out, as evidenced by the first pass, which was thrown behind him. Metcalf then took a reverse for 8 yards, and remained relatively quiet, but adding a couple of big plays along the way. He made a 2-point conversion look easy, as he caught a laser throw in a crowd; then looked fast and elusive on his 53-yard TD catch, as he gained separation before the long catch, and then ran in untouched. Once Metcalf has the ball, he's tough to take down - on one short catch, he effortlessly pushed away a defender for extra yards. He capped off his day with a couple more in the final minute to set up the (missed) field goal. And finally, the big downfield catch in OT, was a tough one in coverage, and brought the ball to the 6 yard line.
2019 Week 8 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 13 / 2 rec)
Metcalf had no targets until his TD catch in Q2. On his first score, he lined up tight, and quickly got wide open in the middle of the end zone, making the easy catch to cap things off. His one non-scoring catch was a short sideline reception on a first down. It looked like he and Wilson had finally hooked up for a longer TD, but after doing a great job of getting open and then dragging his toe to stay in bounds, Metcalf dropped the ball as he went down.
2019 Week 7 vs BAL (9 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)
Metcalf saw a huge amount of targets (9), showing how important he can be to the offense. Unfortunately, the results were mixed, and he played the goat in the end. Some attempts, like his first target, which went off of his fingertips, look to be catchable balls. In those instances, he really does look like a rookie. On others, however, he shows such poise, that it seems just a matter of time before he's a difference maker. The Wilson-to-Metcalf bread-and-butter play (albeit, it's not quite working for them yet) is a toss about 30 yards down the sideline in solo coverage. His second target was one of these, which was a great catch, for 37 yards. Then he drew a pass interference call on a similar play in the second quarter. Still another of basically the same play, this time in the end zone, and a non-call this time, upheld on replay. Late in the game, he made a terrible mistake, fumbling the ball while untouched deep in Seahawks territory, and it was returned for a TD. Metcalf had one more end zone opportunity after the fumble, but the ball was well out of reach. Despite the disappointing overall line, the opportunities are there - and especially with big red zone target Will Dislly out for the season -- for Metcalf to make an impact.
2019 Week 6 vs CLE (5 / 4 / 69 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Metcalf's game appears to still be growing. Like the other Seahawks receivers, his volume was not high, but he made the most of his workload, gaining a first down on each of his four catches. He was surprisingly elusive as he sniffed the end zone, bringing it to the 8-yard-line) on an underneath crossing pattern which gave him a lot of room to run. While he saw no end zone looks in this one, he still leads the team in that category, and if Will Dissly's injury is serious, then he's likely to see more going forward. It's encouraging to see that a couple of catches were in stride and gained him yards after the catch, so in a game in which he was never targeted only for his size mismatch, Metcalf was still fairly productive.
2019 Week 5 vs LAR (3 / 2 / 44 / 1 rec)
Metcalf's day was a case of quality over quantity, as he made the most of his three targets. The highlight was in the second quarter. He lined up on the left side, and was turned on the jets to burn past Marcus Peters on a post pattern for an easy catch as he walked into the end zone for a 40-yard score. His missed target was a red zone throw near the goal line, but was thrown too high.
2019 Week 4 vs ARI (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Good news/Bad news. The positive here is that three of his four targets were in the end zone, so he's got a pretty important role in this offense. However, all three were more or less uncatchable, two overthrown, and a jump ball in tight coverage but he couldn't get both hands on it.
2019 Week 3 vs NO (6 / 2 / 67 / 0 rec)
Metcalf had his chances in this one, but also took a firm back seat to Tyler Lockett. His first catch was a big one in double coverage no less, for 54 yards, but unfortunately closed out the half with the clock at zero. Outside of the one big play, Metcalf did not see many opportunities. With the team playing from behind, Wilson latched on to Lockett much more.
2019 Week 2 vs PIT (7 / 3 / 61 / 1 rec)
Let's say this again, shall we: Metcalf, for the most part, did not look like a rookie out there. On the first play from scrimmage, he worked the defender expertly on the sideline, coming back for a slightly underthrown ball, and an easy first down. He was not targeted for a while after that, and in the 2-minute drill, finally reminded us that he is a rookie after all, when his second offensive Pass Interference call in as many games stalled the drive. In the second half, he really used his size advantage. After a short mid-field catch, he manhandled the smaller D players for extra yards. Coverage was tight on him all game, but he did a beautiful job tracking the ball on his TD catch. It came over his shoulder in the end zone for a 28 yard score.
2019 Week 1 vs CIN (6 / 4 / 89 / 0 rec)
Metcalf mad a splash in his NFL debut. He did not get on the score sheet, but did become Russell Wilson favourite target, and deservedly so. Metcalf looked not only dependable, but also showed off some acrobatics, catching the ball in traffic and on the run for a big gain of 25, which set up a touchdown the following play. Perhaps most importantly, he made a lot his catches look very easy. Metcalf also contributed by drawing a pass interference call in the end zone. Oh, and he was also called for offensive pass interference. Win some, lose some.
Latest NewsSeahawks | Seattle's season ends despite late rally (Sun Jan 12, 10:11 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 21-of-31 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown as the team fell behind by 18 points twice but made a late charge before falling short 28-23 in Sunday's NFC Divisional Round playoff game. Wilson led the team in rushing with 64 yards, while RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 26 yards and two scores on 12 attempts. WR Tyler Lockett was highly efficient, turning his 10 targets into nine catches for 136 yards and a touchdown. WR DK Metcalf was held somewhat in check after setting a playoff record for most receiving yards by a rookie one week ago, finishing with four receptions for 59 yards. TE Jacob Hollister hauled in five catches for 47 yards. RB Travis Homer chipped in 27 more yards through the air to go along with his 13 rushing yards. CB Tre Flowers, LB K.J. Wright and DE Jadeveon Clowney paced Seattle with seven tackles apiece. LB Shaquem Griffin tallied one of Seattle's two sacks, while Wright and Clowney combined on the other. Our View: Wilson was once again outstanding in a playoff loss. If the Seahawks had any kind of effective running game, they might have been okay in this one. Their defense has room to improve and the Seahawks will still be in the top of the NFC picture next year.
link to story Seahawks | DK Metcalf ready to play (Fri Jan 10, 05:47 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 10, and is not on the injury report for the Divisional Round playoff game. Our View: Metcalf can be a force to be reckoned with due to his size/speed combination. If the Seahawks have to air it out against Green Bay then Metcalf could be their most dangerous weapon in the Divisional Round.
link to story Seahawks | DK Metcalf practices in full (Thu Jan 9, 07:36 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf (non-injury) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 9. link to story Seahawks | DK Metcalf limited (Wed Jan 8, 07:10 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf (non-injury) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. link to story
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