WR D.K. Metcalf - Seattle Seahawks

6-3, 228Born: 12-14-1997College: Ole MissDrafted: Round 2, pick 0

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Summary

The Seahawks are hoping Metcalf is more than just a guy who looks great with his shirt off. Fortunately for the team who drafted him with the final pick of the second round in this year's draft, Metcalf has plenty more going for him than just an impressive physique. Metcalf's speed and explosiveness for a 6'3'', 228 lbs. receiver is unnatural. His ability to take the top off a defense should translate to the NFL immediately and create a natural match with Russell Wilson, who is perennially one of the league's most efficient deep passers. Metcalf, however, has a long way to go as a player before we can assume he reaches his ceiling as a WR1 in the NFL. There are unanswered questions about his route-running ability, agility testing at the scouting combine, as well as a lack of high-end college production to match his physical gifts. Seattle's incumbent WR3, David Moore, is an obstacle to Metcalf's playing time as a rookie. Moore is a redundant size/speed deep threat, who led the Seahawks in air yards per target last season (16.5). We just saw Pete Carroll stick with Chris Carson at running back over first-round draft pick, Rashaad Penny, for the duration of 2018. Metcalf won't be gifted a starting role based on his draft position. He'll have to earn it in training camp by beating out the more experienced Moore, who put some great plays on film last season. Metcalf's upside and big-play potential make him a worthy late-round flier in Best Ball drafts, but wait to see how training camp plays out before putting him on your redraft radar. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 48, 33, 44, 46, 51, 52, 53, 57, 60, 62, 64
WR Redraft PPR - 53, 33, 43, 48, 49, 52, 57, 58, 60, 64, 68, 71, 71, 78
WR Dynasty - 38, 37, 37, 40, 43, 47
Overall Dynasty - 100, 74
Overall Rookie - 6, 2, 3, 5, 5, 8, 9, 10, 10, 16

Stats and Projections

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2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.8 2.0 * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 1.0 * * 38.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 0.0 * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 46.8 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 107
WR: 45
Overall-PPR: 112
WR-PPR: 45

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2019 Schedule

1vs Cincinnati Bengals
2@ Pittsburgh Steelers
3vs New Orleans Saints
4@ Arizona Cardinals
5vs Los Angeles Rams
6@ Cleveland Browns
7vs Baltimore Ravens
8@ Atlanta Falcons
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ San Francisco 49ers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
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13vs Minnesota Vikings
14@ Los Angeles Rams
15@ Carolina Panthers
16vs Arizona Cardinals
17vs San Francisco 49ers