Game day update: DK Metcalf had a tremendous game last week against the Eagles, and could be in line for another huge performance against the New York Giants. However, while the Giants’ defense will be looking to contain Metcalf, it could open up things for Tyler Lockett.
Lockett had a quiet game in Week 12 vs. Philly, but in Seattle’s last three games, he is averaging 5.2 receptions (7.3 targets) for 52 yards. The former Kansas State wideout might be able to find his way in the end zone matched up against rookie Darnay Holmes. This season, the Giants’ defense has allowed 10 touchdowns and 23 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. ESPN projects Metcalf, Lockett, and David Moore to score 12.1, 9.5, and 5.2 points.
DK Metcalf continued to be an absolute monster in Week 12. But Tyler Lockett made barely a foot print, and David Moore got into the end zone. Here’s how to handle this trio in fantasy for Week 13.
Fantasy Football analysis: Seahawks WRs DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, David Moore
Darius Slay certainly tried his best. He couldn’t have done more while going man-to-man versus Metcalf on Monday night. DK was just too big, too fast, too strong, too good. Metcalf could have had an even better fantasy line if not for a dropped touchdown in the fourth quarter. Still, he ended up with 10 receptions for a career-high 177 yards. The league’s leader in receiving yardage will be shadowed by James Bradberry this week, another outstanding cornerback. But barring injury, Metcalf appears damn near unstoppable right now.
Lockett, however, has been left behind as Metcalf has stepped up. He has put up single-digit fantasy totals in three of his last five games since his 56-point explosion at Arizona. Monday’s 3-23-0 line feels like rock bottom. The good news is that while Bradberry concentrates on Metcalf, Lockett should be matched up with beatable slot corner Darnay Holmes.
Moore caught a short touchdown in Week 12 but actually ended up with minus-6 receiving yards. He has seen three or fewer targets in each of the past three games.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Metcalf’s price is up to a season-high $8,200. However, he feels matchup-proof right now. Lockett’s price is also a season-high of $7,400. His head-to-head matchup is much easier, but you also know he has a low floor if the Seahawks center their offense once again around Metcalf and their running game. He is a riskier DFS play. Moore doesn’t see enough volume to warrant a fantasy roster spot.