The Seattle Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football to close out Week 13, and should have some key players in place. Jadeveon Clowney is expected to return on the defensive side of the ball, and wide receiver Tyler Lockett has come off the injury report on the offensive side of the ball.
Lockett suffered a shin injury back in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers, but returned following the team’s Week 11 bye. This week, he was listed as limited on Thursday, but then was a DNP on Friday and Saturday. He was not included on the final injury report, however, which suggests this is not a big enough concern to merit a questionable tag.
Fantasy football analysis: Seahawks wide receivers
A questionable tag would have been a problem for Monday Night Football, but that does not appear to be an issue. Lockett will play, and is a solid fantasy option in Week 13. The Vikings have a solid defense, but have given up the fourth most fantasy points to wide receivers. Lockett is not a must start, but he’s a solid one.
DK Metcalf will be the bigger question mark for some fantasy football owners. Even with the addition of Josh Gordon, Metcalf has been a solid presence who is improving as the season moves on. He’s averaged a little over eight targets per game the past three weeks. He had back-to-back six reception games in Weeks 9 and 10, but only three receptions for 35 yards last week. He’s a pretty solid flex option in Week 13.
Gordon on the other hand is not worth starting. He has been targeted twice in each game since joining the Seahawks, and has three receptions for 37 yards in that time. Maybe this changes, but for now he’s not worth starting in most formats.
Tyler Lockett: Start as WR2
DK Metcalf: Start as Flex
Josh Gordon: Sit