Seahawks HC Pete Carroll believes WR Tyler Lockett is finally back to 100% after breaking his leg back in December of 2016. Lockett was able to get on the field for last year's opener but finished the season with a career-low 12.3 yards per catch. “Last year was a struggle for him, the offseason for certain, but throughout the season itself he was not able to do things in the same manner that he had done it in years past, and that’s really just workload," Carroll said. "He just couldn’t do as much, had to take care of his legs more. So he’s back at it, he’s really playing fast, he has no restrictions of any kind of after effects of the surgery of last year or since he’s been hurt. So that’s a real positive." Lockett's fantasy value took a hit with the addition of Brandon Marshall, but he's fully capable of beating out the 34-year-old vet Seattle's #2 WR job. It'll be a situation to monitor when training camp opens.
Former QB and current ESPN Seattle analyst Brock Huard believes Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is in for a busy and productive season. “I’ve never seen a guy so dominant in his execution in the movement within an offense as I did with Tyler this offseason,” Huard said. “He’s in the slot, he’s at X, he’s at Z, he’s on jet sweeps, he’s everywhere. In the last about 11 years of doing this job and watching thousands of Seahawk practices, if you add them all up over all of the years, I’ve never seen the Seahawks most highlight one player the way they did Tyler Lockett this offseason.” Strong words. Lockett has been super efficient throughout his first 4 NFL seasons, posting a 70.3% catch rate and 14.3 yards per catch. While Seattle's run-focused offense caps his upside a bit, there are 73 targets up for grabs with Doug Baldwin's retirement. That's enough to make Lockett a nice WR2 target in fantasy drafts.
The Seahawks and WR Tyler Lockett have agreed to a 3-year, $31.8 million extension with $20 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The new deal lands Lockett inside the top 25 highest-paid WRs in the league. It's a significant investment -- and confirmation that Lockett is set to play a big role in Seattle's passing game this season and beyond. He's an excellent target at his 13th-round ADP.
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll expects WR Tyler Lockett (leg) to be ready for Week 1 after practicing fully last week. “He practiced well last week and did a good job competing," Carroll said. Lockett hasn't played in any of the first 3 preseason games, though, and won't play in the 4th. He's out this week to undergo a Regenokine process, an anti-inflammatory treatment used to suppress pain. LB K.J. Wright had success with it earlier this offseason, so Lockett (along with DLs Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, OL Luke Joeckel and LB Michael Wilhoite) is giving it a shot. He won't be a reliable early-season fantasy play but could emerge as an option later on. Lockett is a fine bench stash.
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.
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