Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett could be a salary cap casualty this offseason. He's 31 years old and will carry a $27.8 million cap hit while coming off a sub-1,000-yard season in 2023. Lockett has been in his nine years in Seattle, but ESPN's Jeremy Fowler said it might be a tough dynamic to overcome in 2024. Lockett had 79 receptions on 122 targets for 894 yards and five touchdowns in 17 starts in 2023, but his yardage total was his lowest since his third year in the league in 2017. His contract also has an out clause in it for the 2024 season, so if it looks like he may not be back, he could exercise it and test the free-agent market. If Lockett were to leave, it would be great news for second-year wideout Jaxon Smith-Njigba, as he would become the No. 2 behind DK Metcalf.
Feb 20, 2024 12:11 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett saw four targets in Week 18, catching two passes for 71 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 21-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Late-game heroics were once again necessary to give the Seahawks the win and this time it was Lockett's turn to be the star. At the two-minute warning quarterback Geno Smith dropped a 34-yard pass over Lockett's shoulder just as he made it to the end zone to bring the Seahawks within a point of Cardinals. Lockett was also on the receiving end of Smith's throw to secure the ensuing two-point conversion which put Seattle ahead and eventually gave them the win. Lockett appeared in all 17 Seahawks games in 2023 and finishes the season with 79 catches for 894 yards and five touchdowns. The nine-year veteran has spent his entire career in a Seahawks uniform. While he does have outs in his contract, it would be a surprise to see him playing anywhere but Seattle in 2024.
Jan 8, 2024 5:14 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (toe) is healthy and ready to play in Week 18. The nine-year veteran popped up on the team's injury report on Thursday with a sore toe but he was still able to practice in full and has no designation heading into the last game of the regular season. The Seahawks are on the bubble for a playoff berth and will be in a must-win situation on Sunday when they play the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona's defense has been extremely generous to opposing running backs this season, to the detriment of wide receiver production. In the teams' last meeting, Lockett caught four of his five targets for 38 yards. While he has had some big games this year his price tag is still too high to make him worth the gamble in DFS and players would be better served looking further down for greater odds at a bigger hit.
Jan 6, 2024 5:59 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (toe) was added to the Week 18 injury report on Thursday but he managed to practice in full. It's something worth watching, but it doesn't appear to be anything that will compromise Lockett from playing in a must-win Week 18 regular season meeting with the Arizona Cardinals. The 31-year-old hasn't really had any true breakthrough games this year, and the presence of rookie first-rounder Jaxon Smith-Njigba is the reason why. Still, he should be able to bounce back in an excellent matchup from his one-catch outing in the Week 17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game the Seahawks need to win. Lockett will be a boom/bust DFS option with a low ceiling this weekend. He has been held under 25 yards in two of his last four games.
Jan 4, 2024 8:01 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett's 2023 season has been a boom-bust cycle to the consternation of any fantasy manager who drafted him. Week 17 was another bust for the ninth-year veteran as he logged just one catch on five targets for 10 receiving yards. The catch did come at a critical point, amidst a comeback effort that ended up being Seattle's final possession. It is worth noting that the other targets that went Lockett's way were either heavily contested or well out of reach. With one game left on the Seahawks' schedule, the 31-year-old wideout has 823 receiving yards and will see his four-year streak of 1,000-yard seasons come to an end. For fantasy managers playing on through Week 18, Lockett will be hard to trust when Seattle wraps up their season against the Arizona Cardinals.
Jan 1, 2024 6:47 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett has not scored a touchdown since Week 10 but led the team in targets, receptions, and yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 16. In that contest, he caught 8 of his 11 targets for 81 yards, a nice rebound after his three-catch, 21-yard performance in the game before. Lockett's performances have been inconsistent this season but he seeing plenty of opportunities, averaging 7.5 targets per game and accounting for 33.1% of Seattle's air yards this season. DK Metcalf (back) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which could put Lockett in line for another big day. The Steelers will be missing starting safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee), further benefitting Lockett's chances at a good return. In PPR leagues, Lockett will be a WR3 with upside in Week 17.
Dec 30, 2023 6:14 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett led the team in receptions, targets, and yards in Week 16, catching eight of his 11 looks for 81 yards. The ninth-year veteran went without a touchdown for the sixth week in a row but caught five passes for first downs, including three on Seattle's game-winning drive at the end of the fourth quarter. Sunday's performance was a relief for managers who stuck with him in the fantasy semifinal round in what has been a boom-or-bust season. Even though the production has not always been there, Lockett sees plenty of work week-to-week, placing first or second on the team in targets in every game this season. In Week 17, he will be a PPR flex play against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dec 24, 2023 8:30 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett disappointed in Week 15, catching just three passes for 21 yards despite drawing a team-leading nine targets. Compounding the unfortunate performance was that it came against the Philadelphia Eagles' bottom-tier pass defense. In Week 16, Lockett has another chance to take advantage of a generous secondary when Seattle faces the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have allowed the second-highest catch rate and second-most receptions to wide receivers this season, which may give Lockett a better shot at making good at the opportunities that come his way on Sunday. Also favoring Lockett's odds at a rebound game is the return of quarterback Geno Smith (groin) who missed the last two weeks due to injury. Lockett has had a down year, but can still be looked at as a WR3/flex option in PPR leagues in Week 16.
Dec 23, 2023 5:07 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett led the team with nine targets in Monday's 20-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. His 28% target share on the night resulted in just three catches for 21 yards, however. It was a disappointing turnout considering that coming into Week 15 the Eagles were allowing the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers and were missing their top cornerback Darius Slay (knee). Lockett started out 2-for-2 in the first quarter but was not targeted again until late in the third when he had his defender beat but was badly overthrown. The 31-year-old drew four targets during the Seahawks' game-winning two-minute drill but came up empty-handed on each attempt directed his way. Lockett has a potential rebound game in Week 16 when the Seahawks face the Tennessee Titans, especially if quarterback Geno Smith (groin) is cleared to return to his starting role.
Dec 19, 2023 5:28 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett caught all six of his targets for 89 yards in last week's loss to the San Francisco 49ers, making it his most productive game since Week 10. On Monday night, Lockett will have the benefit of facing one of the league's softest secondaries when Seattle takes on the Philadelphia Eagles, who will be without cornerback Darius Slay (knee) while he recuperates after undergoing arthroscopic surgery. The Seahawks are likely to run a pass-heavy offense to keep things close, making Lockett's outlook even rosier. Seattle's starting quarterback is yet to be determined, but considering his performance with Drew Lock under center last week, Lockett can still provide a safe floor as a high-end WR3 in Week 15.
Dec 17, 2023 5:23 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett led the team in receptions and receiving yards in Sunday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The ninth-year veteran caught all six of his targets for 89 receiving yards, his highest total since Week 10. Concerns that quarterback Geno Smith (groin) would cede a start to backup Drew Lock came true, but it did not hamper Lockett who outdid his three-catch, 30-yard performance against the Niners two weeks ago. Lockett has not provided many boom weeks for fantasy managers in 2023, but he provides a safe floor in PPR leagues. Next week the Seahawks play the Philadelphia Eagles who have allowed the most receptions and touchdowns to opposing wide receivers in the league, making Lockett a viable option even if Lock draws another start.
Dec 11, 2023 2:46 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver had five receptions for 47 yards in Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys, again coming up just shy of a double-digit fantasy score in PPR leagues. Lockett has had a few big weeks this season, but for the most part, he has not made a big impact in fantasy in 2023. That said, the 31-year-old veteran has seen at least seven targets in eight of Seattle's 12 games thus far, so the potential for a breakout always looms. Lockett faces two threats to his productivity in Week 14. First, he is up against the San Francisco 49ers, who held him to three catches for 30 yards in their last meeting two weeks ago. Second, quarterback Geno Smith (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game and Drew Lock may draw the start instead. A healthy Smith would qualify Lockett as a WR3 with upside, but if Lock is under center then Lockett would sink into the WR4 range.
Dec 9, 2023 3:15 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett caught five passes for 47 yards in Thursday's 41-35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The usually sure-handed veteran had a critical drop midway through the fourth quarter on what would have been a gain of at least 20 yards to move Seattle into the Cowboys' territory. Not much could be expected from Lockett ahead of the game given Dallas' successes on defense in 2023, but the fact that Lockett accomplished so little in the surprise shootout is disappointing. After 12 games, Lockett has logged a fantasy score in the double digits in PPR scoring just five times. Week 14 brings a rematch against the San Francisco 49ers who held Lockett to three catches for 30 yards on Thanksgiving night.
Dec 1, 2023 4:19 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett had three receptions for 30 yards in Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers. On the season he is up to 575 yards and is projected to fall short of the 1,000-yard mark for the first time since 2018. Managers who drafted him for his WR2/3 potential have had to settle for the nine-year veteran to perform closer to a boom-bust flex play. Week 13 figures to be more bust than boom, as the Seahawks face the Dallas Cowboys in a Thursday night matchup. The Cowboys are ranked sixth against the pass in defensive DVOA and are giving up the third-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers in PPR formats. Lockett projects to be a WR5 in Week 13.
Nov 30, 2023 2:33 AM EST
Wide receiver Tyler Lockett caught three of his five targets for 30 yards in the Seattle Seahawks' loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night. It was another game with a wonky game script that limited Seattle's chances to establish any sort of flow on offense. In the first half, the Seahawks had control of the ball for only seven and a half minutes, and the 49ers' pass rush was still too effective after halftime for quarterback Geno Smith to rally a comeback. The mismanagement of Seattle's offense has cratered Lockett's floor and turned him from a credible WR2/3 candidate into a dicey flex play. With six teams on bye in Week 13, fantasy managers have little choice but to roll the dice on Lockett even with an ugly matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on deck.
Nov 24, 2023 3:20 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (hamstring) logged two consecutive full practices ahead of Thursday's matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Lockett has been nursing a sore hamstring for several weeks but it now looks as if Monday's limited session was meant to offer the ninth-year veteran a bit of rest on a short week. Lockett has seen seven targets or more in all but three of Seattle's games this season and has done enough with his looks to establish himself as a solid WR3/flex option in PPR settings. The 49ers have been somewhat susceptible to the pass, allowing the third-most receptions to wide receivers (157) and fifth-worst catch rate (68.3%). The team also lost starting safety Talanoa Hufanga (knee) to a torn ACL in Week 11. Another WR3 finish seems likely for Lockett in Week 12.
Nov 23, 2023 3:20 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (hamstring) got in a full practice on Tuesday after he was limited on Monday. Lockett missed practice all last week leading up to his team's Week 11 contest but he ultimately wound up taking the field against the Los Angeles Rams. The veteran wideout's ability to practice fully on Tuesday bodes well for his availability heading into a Thursday night matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Lockett has been a steady WR2 in fantasy this season and could see a bit more work than usual with DK Metcalf (toe) dealing with a toe injury.
Nov 21, 2023 9:13 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (hamstring) was listed as limited on Monday's estimated practice report, per John Boyle of the team's official site. The 31-year-old has seen his practice reps capped almost every week lately, as he manages a hamstring injury that cost him a week of practice before being made active for Week 11's divisional clash with the Los Angeles Rams. With teammates Geno Smith (elbow) and Kenneth Walker III (oblique) listed as DNPs on Monday's estimated injury report, Lockett is probably in the least amount of danger of missing Thursday's Thanksgiving night battle with the division-rival San Francisco 49ers. The durable veteran has been an inconsistent fantasy asset in his ninth campaign, accumulating his lowest yards per game (54.5) and yards per target (7.4) since 2017. Yet to chalk up a 100-yard showing in 10 games played, Lockett will be a fringe WR2/3 in Week 12 depending on Smith's status.
Nov 21, 2023 12:18 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (hamstring) had five receptions on seven targets for 51 yards in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The ninth-year veteran has been dealing with a hamstring injury for several weeks and was tagged as questionable coming into the game before ultimately being declared active. The injury did not limit his game availability, but it may explain why his yards per target were the lowest he's seen since Week 3 (leaving out the fluky Week 9 game against the Ravens). The Seahawks' next game is on Thursday, giving the already injured vet little time to recuperate before squaring off against the San Francisco 49ers. Fantasy managers invested in Lockett will have to consider the health of Geno Smith (elbow, triceps) as well, who missed time against the Rams due to injury and was replaced by an ineffective Drew Lock.
Nov 20, 2023 1:42 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. He had been listed as questionable after failing to practice during the week. Given that he was sidelined all week long, it's a bit surprising to see Lockett active versus the Rams. There's a chance he could have a limited or decoy role, though it's also worth noting that he has played through injuries in the past. Fantasy managers should treat the veteran wideout as a WR3 option this week.
Nov 19, 2023 3:22 PM EST