Jacob Hollister quickly became one of Russell Wilson’s favorite targets, as he’s seen 6, 2, 6 and ten targets in his four games so far this season. Over the last two games, Hollister has caught 12 passes for 99 yards and three touchdowns. In today’s tight end economy, that is some real value.
Fantasy football analysis: Seattle Seahawks TE Jacob Hollister
Hollister already showed he can beat an elite tight end defense when he caught eight passes and a touchdown against the 49ers, who, before that game, hadn’t allowed a tight end to top 32 yards since Week 1.
The Eagles are also good against tight ends, as they’ve allowed the eighth-fewest fantasy points to the position and rank sixth in DVOA. Jimmy Graham’s best game happened to come against the Eagles and Vernon Davis put up a big game against them in Week 1 but for the most part, they’ve held tight ends down.
Hollister has five targets in the red zone in his last two games and appears to have taken over Will Dissly’s workload near the goal line. Add in Wilson’s efficiency in the red zone and Hollister gets a nice bump over other tight ends with similar usage.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Hollister as a TE1.