WR Malik Turner - Seattle Seahawks
|6-2, 202||Born: 1-30-1996||College: Illinois||Drafted: ---|
Week 15: at Carolina Panthers
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Russell Wilson doesn't throw with much volume (just 126 attempts over the past 4 weeks), as the Seahawks have definitively moved back into a run-dominant approach whenever possible. But his efficiency remains top-notch, sitting fifth in adjusted yards per attempt and sixth in touchdown rate. Wilson hasn't topped 245 yards since Week 9, but typically sees enough high-leverage opportunity to make fantasy hay with touchdowns. His top target of late is explosive rookie DK Metcalf, who's notched 70+ yards in 4 of his last 5 games. Tyler Lockett has cooled off majorly through ankle and flu issues, but is rounding into health and always looms as a play-by-play threat. Josh Gordon was added a few weeks ago, and the Seahawks have made room for his sporadic talents (6 catches over 114 snaps). But this was a successful passing attack before Gordon came along, so there's little need to force him into a prominent role. This will likely remain a unit replete with role players; they'll answer the bell, but can't be counted on for much opportunity under ideal circumstances. The Carolina pass defense has dominated at times here in 2019, but currently sits in a noticeable rut. They've now allowed 300+ yards through the air to 3 of their last 4 opponents, and to 6 of their last nine. On Sunday, Matt Ryan picked them apart for the second time, routinely finding his receivers a step or two ahead down the field. The secondary isn't without talent: cornerbacks James Bradberry and Donte Jackson have been sticky in coverage, with free safety Tre Boston solid in support. Last week, for example, Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley simply won a few contested balls down the field. But this group is still beatable in the slots and up the seams, as the Falcons and Saints have shown over the past few weeks. Strong safety Eric Reid is a weekly liability in coverage - he was scorched last week by undrafted rookie Olamide Zaccheaus for a 93-yard touchdown - and the linebackers are often overmatched by top tight ends. This is a talented unit, but it's grown more and more beatable as the season has worn on. Inside receivers tend to boast a noticeable advantage, so Seattle's Tyler Lockett and Jacob Hollister may be leaned on heavily.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Malik Turner's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 8 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Turner was the opening starter in 3-wide sets, catching a 21-yard catch over the middle on the first play. After that, he gave way to (mainly) David Moore, and didn't see the field enough to make any further impact.
2019 Week 2 vs PIT (3 / 3 / 54 / 0 rec)
Turner was the clear third WR, and showed excellent awareness after the catch. He made a nice spin move away from the defender on one short catch to get a few yards. His second catch was short, on a 3rd and long, so he had no chance to get anywhere. And later, another catch and run over the middle, for a good gain. His competition on the depth chart, Jaron Brown, was charged with two penalties early in the game, which likely gave Turner more snaps than usual. If that continues, he could be a valuable cog in the wheel for the Seahawks.
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