The Seattle Seahawks travel to face the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14 on Sunday Night Football, and it is a sizable challenge for the Seahawks passing game. The Rams defense ranks 12th in passing efficiency and third in rushing efficiency. They’re coming off a great performance against Kyler Murray and the Cardinals, but preceded that with an ugly performance against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Of course, everyone is looking silly against Lamar, so take it with a grain of salt.
The Seahawks rushing attack is surging with Rashaad Penny emerging as a strong complement to Chris Carson. However, the passing game is struggling to find consistency. Russell Wilson is making plenty happen, but his receivers have been a bit all over the place.
This past week against the Vikings, DK Metcalf led the team with six receptions for 75 yards. David Moore scored on a 60-yard catch and run, while Tyler Lockett was held catch-less and Josh Gordon had one catch for ten yards.
Fantasy football analysis: Seahawks wide receivers
Metcalf has emerged as Seattle’s most consistent receiver in his rookie season. Lockett has more upside, but Metcalf has become a trusted target for Wilson. Three of the past four games, Metcalf has caught six passes, while Lockett has a monster game in Week 9, but then caught four passes for 64 yards over the last three games.
This is a solid enough matchup that Lockett and Metcalf are both solid considerations heading into SNF. Metcalf appears to now have the higher floor, while Lockett has the higher ceiling. Meanwhile, Gordon is not worth starting yet, as he has yet to really get on track in Seattle.
Tyler Lockett: WR3/Flex start
DK Metcalf: WR3/Flex start
Josh Gordon: Sit