Tyler Lockett Fantasy Football News 2017

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (leg) was on the field for Friday's practice, meaning he's been removed from the PUP list. He's made a successful recovery from last December's broken leg. We're big fans of Lockett's game, but he's battling Paul Richardson and Jermaine Kearse for targets behind Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham in a run-leaning offense. We're expecting Lockett to emerge as Seattle's #2 WR, but he's no more than a fantasy bench stash for now.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (leg) was placed on the active PUP list to open training camp. HC Pete Carroll doesn't expect him to be there for long. Lockett's recovery from last December's broken leg has seemingly gone smoothly, and he was able to put in some limited work this spring. We're expecting him to be available for the start of the regular season, but he might not begin any higher than 3rd on the WR depth chart. Lockett is just a bench stash for now.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Tuesday that WR Tyler Lockett (leg) has a "good chance to be at full speed" for the start of training camp. Carroll added that Lockett has made "a big jump from last week to this week" in his recovery from December's broken leg. Carroll is notoriously optimistic about his injured players, so take this with a grain of salt. We'll be keeping a close eye on Lockett when camp opens next month. At this point, though, there's no reason to believe he won't be ready come Week 1.

Per the Seattle Times, the Seahawks “hope” WR Tyler Lockett can participate at the start of training camp. Lockett broke his right tibia and fibula on December 24, but he avoided ligament damage. He’s been a very limited participant in OTAs. Training camp participation is certainly something we’ll monitor closely, as it can impact his early-season role. For now, Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham represent the top-2 targets for Russell Wilson.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from December's broken leg and on track to be ready for the start of the 2017 season, according to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia. Lockett is coming off a disappointing sophomore year that saw his numbers dip across the board from his rookie campaign. But he played a chunk of the season with a torn PCL. Still just 24 years old, he's a prime bounce-back candidate in 2017. Kapadia says the starting job opposite WR Doug Baldwin is "wide open." Lockett, Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson will compete for it.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett will miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg/ankle in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals. It was a nasty-looking injury and will require surgery, HC Pete Carroll confirmed afterward. We should get a more concrete rehab timeline in the coming days. Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson will serve as Seattle's top 3 WRs the rest of the way.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett did nothing special amid a poor passing performance for QB Russell Wilson. But his 6 targets and 4 catches ranked 2nd on the team. Lockett managed 41 yards while dropping at least 1 pass. He added 15 more yards in 2 rushing attempts. It was Lockett's 3rd straight game of 6 targets and 4th such line among his past 5 contests. That doesn't make him a safe fantasy start, but he's in play as a flex option in deeper leagues.

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.

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.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (knee) put in a full practice on Wednesday. HC Pete Carroll said afterward that his 2nd-year wideout "looks really good." Lockett was playing through a torn PCL in his previous 2 games, totaling just 1 catch for 13 yards. He posted a 4-99 line in the Week 2 game in which he suffered that injury, though, and has that type of weekly upside if he's healthy. Consider Lockett a risk/reward WR3 for this Sunday's plus matchup against the Falcons' 22nd-ranked WR defense.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin told reporters after Sunday's win that WR Tyler Lockett is playing with a torn PCL. Lockett hurt the knee back in Week 2 and has totaled just 1 catch on 3 targets in the 2 games since. He gets a Week 5 bye to rest up but can't be trusted in fantasy lineups until we see him healthy and producing again.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett injured his knee in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Rams. He's officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: Lockett returned in the 2nd half.

WR Tyler Lockett is set to play a big role in the Seahawks' offense. "He’s a legit player for us, and he’s right in the middle of all our planning and all of our preparation," HC Pete Carroll said. "You have to deal with him in our offense. He’s going to be moved around to a lot. He'll be in a lot of different spots. He can do everything. We’re really pumped about him coming back." Lockett finished 43rd among WRs in PPR points last year, but he played just 61.5% of the offensive snaps and totaled 69 targets. Both marks figure to rise significantly in 2016. Lockett is a WR3 with upside.

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.

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.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (hip) put in a full practice on Tuesday.  He'll play against the 49ers on Thursday night but isn't a fantasy option outside of return-yardage leagues.  The rookie was goose-egged last week and has topped 2 catches in just 1 of his last 5 games.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday that WR Tyler Lockett is dealing with a hip injury that has his Week 7 status uncertain, according to the Seattle Times. Lockett has yet to become a factor on offense, so his status won't impact most fantasy leagues. But you should have a replacement available if you've been using the rookie in return-yardage leagues.

Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell said Wednesday that WR Tyler Lockett will play a "big role" in the offense.  Seattle originally planned to use the rookie mostly on special teams this year, but he proved to be "light years" ahead of where they thought he'd be as a receiver, per Bevell.  Lockett was impressive in preseason action, hauling in 6 balls for 129 yards and TD (plus 2 return scores).  He figures to open the year as Seattle's #3 WR but could quickly move into the top 2.  Lockett is a recommended bench stash.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said WR Tyler Lockett looked "very special" in the preseason opener.  The rookie took a kickoff 103 yards to the house and also had a 46-yard kick return and an 18-yard punt return.  Lockett played 11 snaps on offense but didn't see a target.  He's reportedly been shining at WR in camp, though, and the kid clearly has dangerous open-field ability.  Lockett remains 1 of our favorite late-round fliers in fantasy drafts.

 
 
 

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