Doug Baldwin Could Miss all Preseason With Knee Soreness

Doug Baldwin could be on the shelf for the remainder of the preseason.

Doug Baldwin has been prescribed rest for most of, if not all of the preseason after coming into camp with a sore knee.  Adam Schefter is reporting that doctors are unsure of when or how Baldwin injured his knee, but the injury has lingered for a little while.  It’s possible that Baldwin aggravated the injury while trying to push through some offseason workouts.  

Before this news broke, we were incredibly high on Baldwin and were expecting him to post big numbers again this season.  In fact, the last three seasons with Russell Wilson, Baldwin is averaging around 115 targets.  Those targets have resulted in an average of 82 catches for 1062 yards and nearly 10 touchdowns.  Given the cleaning house that the Seahawks have been doing on offense Baldwin was going to get peppered with targets.

Baldwin and Wilson have been together for so long that the two likely don’t need many reps to get back in sync.  Regardless, the hush-hush nature of the normally chatty Pete Carroll is enough to raise some eyebrows.  As such, Baldwin’s ADP has fallen from around 20 to 31.  We have him a little lower.  We have Baldwin ranked at a very fluid 40, which will easily rise or fall depending on the knee situation.  Fantasy owners should take caution with Baldwin going forward; as the language surrounding the injury is very concerning. Listen to ESPN’s Field Yates breakdown this injury on The Fantasy Fullback Dive.


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