This is not to say that Metcalf will have a big game but if by some chance he does, Seattle will put some points on the board. Through two games this year, it's been more of a 1a and 1b split. Kenyan Drake motivated by mom ahead of MNF, Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer getting bird's-eye view of Russell Wilson's brilliance, Healthy Christian Kirk breaks free with his feet and fingertips, 49ers remind Rams that NFC West is not the NFC East, Defense leaking, Russell Wilson cooking: Five numbers on Seahawks' 5-0 start, Rams' Sean McVay remains a football junkie even as he attempts to step back, How Kyle Shanahan has kept the 49ers from falling apart, Bucs add Brown to maximize Brady's window, Week 7 takeaways: Big day for Baker, Rodgers. The Seahawks will face the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5.

According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Gilmore -- the NFL's reigning Defensive Player of the Year -- was lined up across from Metcalf on 26 of the 30 routes he ran. He's got all the physical skills that you want.

The first one didn't deter Wilson from going back to him on a third-down play they converted later in the drive. On the receiving end of the majority of Winston’s passes last Sunday was Bucs number two option at receiver, Chris Godwin. • Week 7 takeaways: Big day for Baker, Rodgers, "He respected that he had a chance, thinking that the best guy in the league would be covering him and he didn’t back off for one second to go for it the whole game, from start to finish," coach Pete Carroll said on his 710 ESPN Seattle radio show. Blocking-wise, he took just as much pride in his blocking as he did in his route running and his catching.". He’s currently on the WR4 spectrum but has the ability to sneak into the WR3 territory thanks to the plus-matchup ahead of him. This is likely not a coincidence, as Metcalf’s decreased snap count coincides with the return of David Moore, the Seahawks starting receiver from 2018. Metcalf is a talented receiver who can run more routes then just a straight line. Best of NFL Nation• What separates Donald and Mack? • Ramsey steps up for Nashville school Follow the Heavy on Fantasy & Betting for all the latest betting news, odds, and picks. Going in, the Rams know that Baldwin and Carson are the top threats, outside of Russell Wilson of course. That's right around the same rate (57.1%) he has posted through two games.
The difference is that this one came against arguably the league's best cornerback. Gilmore was the nearest defender in coverage on three of Metcalf's catches, which totaled 85 yards -- including a 54-yard touchdown. However, in Week 4 he saw his snap count percentage drop off from 89% and 85% in the two weeks prior, to just 63% vs. the Arizona Cardinals. So who is left? 1. Los Angeles has allowed opponents to score a touchdown on 64.29% of the red-zone opportunities against them this season, the 11th highest total in all of football. Metcalf's 187 receiving yards through two games ranks seventh in the NFL. "You're seeing the emergence of a great player," Carroll said. Copyright © ClutchPoints. DK's been unbelievable in what he's been able to do as a rookie coming in last year and then obviously what he's been able do this year so far. Expect Seattle to target their big-bodied receiver inside the 20s tonight. The most impressive part of Godwin’s performance is that he was unable to reel in only two of his 14 targets on the day. Latest on Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf including complete game-by-game stats on ESPN

READ NEXT:  Will Dissly Fantasy Outlook for Thursday Night. The Seahawks need to game plan to get their monstrous rookie involved. The Rams can score the ball but they tend to give up points. "We spent so much time together in the offseason, just quality time, the hours upon hours, isolated in a way, just spending time together, and it's showing up for him and it's showing up for us as a team," Wilson said after the New England game. Metcalf has a chance to do just that vs. the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. • Bucs add Brown to maximize Brady's window His 58 catches last season came on 99 targets for a catch rate of 58.6%, which ranked 57th among wide receivers, per ESPN charting.
Wilson went back to Metcalf on a fourth-and-5 play later in the game that resulted in a 38-yard touchdown, another sign of the trust he has earned from his quarterback. Metcalf of the Seattle Seahawks. Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Two of the targets Metcalf failed to haul in were drops in Week 1. "He did not back down and he was physical and tough.

Carroll liked how Metcalf kept his cool even as the two were locking horns during the game, and he tipped his cap to Gilmore after. Seattle has weapons but Metcalf must get targeted. ", • From Lambeau Leap to D.C. disaster This does not give the rookie much of a chance to be productive.

With Gilmore hanging on to him, Metcalf made an over-the-shoulder catch, then broke free on his way to the end zone, showing he has plenty of strength to go along with his 4.33-second speed over 40 yards. The Seahawks did not have to do anything spectacular to win that game but they will need to fool some defenders in order to win this one. Partner of iOne Digital / Cassius Network. Let's find out. The former pro-bowl corner has allowed an extremely generous passer rating of 114 when targeted this season. DK Metcalf Fantasy: Start or Sit Seahawks WR in Week 5? However, Metcalf completely burned fantasy owners in Week 4 with a horrendous showing. Metcalf said the matchup with Gilmore was the most physical he has had with a defensive back in his career.

Metcalf has run a route from the right side just once this season and they have been north-south routes.

So far, the Seahawks have not used the rookie that much. Seahawks' Russell Wilson, Cardinals' Kyler Murray face off in NFC West showdown, George Kittle not the founder? Not only did Metcalf underperform in terms of statistical output a week ago, he also saw his snap … Powered by. By now, we are all aware of LA’s defensive struggles a week ago. "He wants to be great; he wants to be the best in the world at what he does," Wilson said of Metcalf. As Moore gets more and more up to speed, his usage will continue to climb. • QB Murray: Beating Seahawks a 'big step' Metcalf will continue to be used within the offense, although he may need to come up with more chunk yardage plays to counter the fewer targets coming his way in order to serve as a viable fantasy option. From Week 2 through Week 3 Metcalf was the clear WR2 in terms of usage. Is Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver DK Metcalf a start or sit for your fantasy lineups in Week 5 vs. the Los Angeles Rams? The Seattle Seahawks drafted DK Metcalf in the second round of April’s draft. D.K. So I'm really proud of him. "I think that we got some of the top receivers in the game with Tyler and DK, and honestly they need more respect in terms of just what they have been able to do consistently and over and over again. Will Cam Newton's legs be key for Patriots vs. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers? DK Metcalf Fantasy Outlook vs. Los Angeles Rams. • Week 7 takeaways: Big day for Baker, Rodgers, • What separates Donald and Mack? However, there’s no debating the difference in talent level between the two wideouts. Through the first three weeks of 2019 Metcalf racked up a total of nine receptions on 19 targets for 217 receiving yards. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, it was the first touchdown Gilmore had allowed as the nearest defender in coverage since 2018. Rookie wide receiver DK Metcalf looked to be well on his way to becoming one of Russell Wilson’s primary targets in the passing game for the Seattle Seahawks this season. It was reminiscent of Metcalf running by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox, then dragging him into the end zone on a 53-yard touchdown catch in last season's wild-card victory. Seahawks' DK Metcalf projects greatness with performance vs. Stephon Gilmore DK Metcalf was the first receiver to score a touchdown with Stephon Gilmore as the nearest defender in coverage since 2018. Metcalf’s physical abilities are night and day compared that those of Moore’s. "I think DK's work ethic, I think DK's professionalism, his focus, all the way from the Zoom meetings to us preparing one-on-one together, all the way to just who he is as a person, high character, just obviously to his talent as well, and it all comes together as one.". Metcalf is 6’3, 229 pounds. Will Dissly Fantasy Outlook for Thursday Night. Not only did Metcalf underperform in terms of statistical output a week ago, he also saw his snap count dip tremendously. The Rams surrendered 55 points to the Jameis Winston-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is a physical freak and it showed in a picture that went viral over the summer in the gym. Metcalf delivered four catches for 92 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' 35-30 win. Metcalf was held to just one catch for six yards against the Arizona Cardinals. ", Seahawks' DK Metcalf projects greatness with performance vs. Stephon Gilmore, 49ers rediscover identity just in time for difficult stretch of schedule, Poor defense, Russell Wilson's mistakes cause Seahawks' first loss. • QB Murray: Beating Seahawks a 'big step' • Bucs add Brown to maximize Brady's window Let’s find out. • Ramsey steps up for Nashville school They had to be separated in the third quarter when a Metcalf block carried Gilmore into Seattle's bench. Getty He has 10 catches for 223 yards and one touchdown in his first four games as a pro. Basically, Seattle is sending Metcalf upfield in hopes of him getting loose deep or win a jump ball. The story behind national tight end day, Don't count on Dan Quinn, big trades to bail out Seahawks' struggling defense, 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo has questions to answer three years after trade, Rams out to prove vs. Bears that Week 6 clunker was a fluke, 'You gonna hit some holes today?' The Seahawks will face the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5.

Godwin went off for an absurd stat line of 12 receptions for 172 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Metcalf is 6’3, 229 pounds. SEATTLE -- DK Metcalf made his case as one of the NFL's best young wide receivers last season when he followed up a 900-yard regular season for the Seattle Seahawks with a 160-yard performance in the playoffs, a rookie record for the Super Bowl era. Tyler Lockett led the way with seven catches Sunday night and has been Seattle's leading receiver in each of the past two seasons. Metcalf will have opportunities to produce on Thursday night. This is something that has not been unusual against the Rams secondary this season, more specifically against Aquib Talib. If you weren't convinced then, how about now? The highlight of Metcalf's night was the grown-man touchdown he scored on a deep heave from quarterback Russell Wilson. Metcalf had four catches in his debut but his production has dropped by one catch in each game. He saw a reduced role in Week 4 in terms of snap counts. Last season, he saw a league-high 96 targets without allowing a score. He has reached that total with eight catches on 14 targets, which illustrates the most obvious area in which his game can improve: efficiency. The Seahawks will have to score to keep up and they can do this by getting Metcalf involved. The Seahawks have not been using Metcalf much. He is a physical freak and it showed in a picture that went viral over the summer in the gym. But like I've said, he recognizes it, so he's going for it. • SoFi's huge videoboard targets GenZ The Seahawks will need to score points to beat the Rams. Lockett has 15 catches on 16 targets while playing 94.4% of the offensive snaps compared to eight catches, 14 targets and 99.2% for Metcalf. He's not going to get too full of himself.

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