Doug Baldwin Fantasy Football News 2017

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) is active for tonight's game against the Colts. The groin issue obviously adds risk, but he’s worth getting into fantasy lineups if you waited on him.

Per multiple reports, Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin expects to play Sunday night. Here's what HC Pete Carroll had to say after Friday's practice, per the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Well, we got to make sure all the way up to game time that he that he's feeling good enough to carry out a full game plan and all that. We're prepared, you know, if he's not able but he looked good today and he's very confident that he's got a chance but we will wait all the way 'til Sunday evening before we make that declaration." Fantasy owners will need to wait for his game status, which will come out at about 7 p.m. ET Sunday. Even if he goes, there's some risk that Seattle removes Baldwin if the game gets lopsided. (The Seahawks are 13.5-point favorites vs. the Colts.) Of course, Seattle will have likely scored plenty of points to get to that situation. Ultimately, you'll have to make your lineup call with all of those factors in mind. Baldwin looks like a boom/bust candidate for Week 4.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) returned to a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. He’s listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision for Sunday night’s meeting with the Colts, HC Pete Carroll said. The late kickoff puts fantasy owners in a tough spot. The best move is to add WRs Tyler Lockett or Paul Richardson. Both will be WR3s with upside if Baldwin is inactive.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) won't practice on Wednesday, HC Pete Carroll said. He's expected to test that groin on Friday. Baldwin's injury reportedly isn't serious, but he's certainly not a lock to be ready for Sunday night's game against the Colts.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) is "day-to-day" and "could even play this week," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Baldwin clearly avoided a serious injury here. We'll need to keep an eye on his practice participation this week. Baldwin and the Seahawks have a tasty matchup at home for the Colts on Sunday night.

"Early word" is that the groin injury Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin suffered in Sunday's loss to the Titans isn't serious, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Baldwin is undergoing an MRI today, so we should learn more later. He racked up 10 catches for 105 yards and a score before going down -- and has a plus Week 4 matchup at home for the Colts.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin injured his groin in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Titans. He's questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

The Jets have acquired WR Jermaine Kearse and a 2nd-round pick from the Seahawks in exchange for DT Sheldon Richardson. Kearse is coming off a brutal 2017 season and likely would have been cut if Seattle hadn't found a trade partner. He's, at best, a #3 NFL WR but could certainly carve out a significant role in New York's pathetic WR corps. Still, we wouldn't spend a fantasy pick on Kearse. His departure leaves Doug Baldwin, Paul Richardson, Tyler Lockett and Kasen Williams as the Seahawks' top 4 WRs.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (ankle) was back at practice on Tuesday. He hurt his ankle last Thursday and missed Seattle's preseason opener, but it was clearly a minor ailment. His fantasy stock is unaffected.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin left Thursday's practice with an apparent right ankle injury, but his coach said Friday the player made out OK. “He’s fine,” Carroll told reporters after practice. “He fell on the back of his leg, but he was very lucky he didn’t get a big ankle sprain. He stressed a couple little strains in his foot, but he seems to be fine." Carroll said Baldwin thought he'd be able to play this weekend if the game mattered. So we won't worry about the situation for now.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin managed a decent PPR line in Sunday's loss to the Packers, catching 6 balls for 46 yards. That came among just 11 targets, though, matching a season high he set back in Week 1. Baldwin also let a pass bounce off his hands for 1 of QB Russell Wilson's 5 INTs. Baldwin will remain a fine play against the Rams this Thursday, with a challenging matchup against the Cardinals in Week 16. Baldwin has, at least, caught 6+ passes in 3 straight outings and 5 of his past 6. He also caught 6 of 9 targets for 69 yards at Arizona back in Week 7.

1-3 inches of snow is expected in Green Bay today, but winds will be at just 4-8 mph. Those aren't ideal conditions, but we're not expecting weather to have a major impact on the Seahawks or the Packers, who both have experience playing in crappy weather.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said the team needs to get WR Doug Baldwin more involved. A banged up Russell Wilson hasn’t posted a TD pass since Week 4, while Baldwin has reached 70 yards only once over his last 6 games. (And he hasn’t scored since Week 3.) Still, both guys should remain locked into fantasy lineups. A Week 9 home game vs. Buffalo projects favorably.

The forecast for today's Falcons-Seahawks game calls for a 50% chance of rain with winds of 11-15 mph. That's not quite enough for us to alter our projections, but you could certainly use it as a tiebreaker when considering guys from these 2 passing and kicking games. The weather is a bigger concern for the Falcons, who play their home games in a dome.

An MRI on Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin's knee came back negative. "I'm good," he texted ESPN's Josina Anderson. Baldwin also dealt with back spasms during yesterday's loss to the Rams but was able to play through both that and the knee issue. He might be limited in practice this week but should be good to go for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin told reporters that he injured his knee and dealt with back spasms during Sunday's loss to the Rams. He'll get an MRI on the knee tomorrow. Baldwin was able to find out the game, so he should be fine for Week 3. But we'll look for an update on him.

The Seahawks and WR Doug Baldwin have agreed to a 4-year extension. According to insider Adam Caplan, the deal is worth $46 million total with about $24 million guaranteed. For comparison, Jaguars WR Allen Hurns recently inked a 4-year, $40 million extension with $20 million guaranteed. Baldwin is coming off a breakout season that saw him set career highs with 76 catches, 1,069 yards and 14 TDs. He's not a great bet to reach those marks again in 2016, especially the 14 scores. Baldwin feels a bit overpriced at his 4th-round ADP.

In a somewhat surprising move, free-agent WR Jermaine Kearse has agreed to a new 3-year deal to stay with the Seahawks, according to Adam Schefter. It was also Schefter who reported before free agency opened that Kearse wasn't expecting to remain in Seattle and was "looking forward" to joining a new team. A weak WR market seemed likely to elevate his status. We'll see what the money looks like, but the practical impact for fantasy owners is that Kearse will continue to siphon targets in a lower-volume pass offense. He'll be no more than a late-round flier behind at least WRs Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. We'll see about TE Jimmy Graham's status come summer.

2:10pm EST 12/27/15

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Rams. He put in a full practice on Friday, so we’re not overly concerned about the hammy. The red-hot Baldwin remains a must-start.

The forecast for today's Rams-Seahawks game calls for temperature in the upper 30s, a 70-85% chance of rain and 3 mph winds.  Unpleasant for the fans, but not enough to impact our projections for the game.  You're safe to stick with all pieces of Seattle's passing game.

 
 
 

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