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Tyler Lockett Filling in Admirably as Seahawks’ WR1, Every-Week Fantasy Starter

Tyler Lockett has filled the void left by Doug Baldwin nicely.  In last week’s 24-13 shellacking of the Cowboys, the Seahawks ran the ball down their throats.  That still didn’t stop Lockett from making his presence felt in the passing game, catching four passes for 77 yards and a touchdown.  

Lockett made the most of his six targets by sneaking through the Cowboys’ secondary for a 52-yard visit to pay dirt.  As long as Baldwin remains out of the Seahawks’ lineup, Lockett carries mid-to-high WR2 value with low-end WR1 upside.  Lockett is the clear target leader, commanding 28.7% of the teams targeted air yards for the season.  Lockett has averaged 16.3 yards per reception on 4.0 receptions per game, both career highs.  The Seahawks offense has looked stagnant and has struggled mightily to protect quarterback Russell Wilson.  Regardless, with a dynamic play maker like Wilson and a likely pass-friendly game script during most of the games this season, Lockett offers a decent floor and a high ceiling.  Lockett is primed to explode and carries major ‘boom’ upside. Now is a perfect time to buy as owners might be looking to sell him high with a matchup against Cardinals star cornerback Patrick Peterson looming next week.

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