Gameday Update: Picking between Metcalf and Lockett often feels like a toss up, but Metcalf is projected for 18.17 fantasy points on ESPN while Lockett is projected for 16.04. It’s still possible Lockett could outshine Metcalf in Seattle’s dynamic offense.
Talk about strength on strength: The Los Angeles Rams have yet to allow a wide receiver to surpass 70 yards this season. Meanwhile, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf has crossed that number in all but one game this year. Let’s talk about what to expect from Metcalf and Lockett in this challenging matchup.
Fantasy Football analysis: Seahawks WRs DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett
The Buffalo Bills put All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White on Metcalf in Week 9, but the second-year WR still came away with seven catches, 108 yards and a touchdown. Metcalf will probably see a lot of Jalen Ramsey this Sunday, but even still, it’s difficult to bet against a player who has provided fantasy owners with eight touchdowns in eight games and nearly 100 yards per to boot.
Lockett isn’t as much of a set-it-and-forget-it player, mostly because he has often failed to live up to expectations, regardless of matchups. He nearly came away with a diving touchdown grab in Week 9, but the reality is he failed to hit double-digit fantasy points in four of his last five games. He has a pair of three-score games on his ledger, so the possibility that he goes bonkers is always present. But the inconsistency is maddening, and you shouldn’t expect a boom week for Lockett in this matchup against the league’s second-best defense versus wideouts.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Metcalf ($7,600) should be started in all formats because he may not actually be human. Lockett ($6,500) probably still has to be started as a WR2 because of both the offense he resides in and the variability of the position, but Lockett isn’t worth paying up for as the 13th-most expensive WR on the DraftKings’ slate.