DK Metcalf

DK Metcalf

23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Seattle Seahawks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Through the first 11 weeks last season, Metcalf had a 90-58-1,039-9 line (with 17.9 YPC and 11.5 YPT), a 1,500-yard, 13-TD pace. But he had only one TD over the season’s final five weeks and never again eclipsed 100 yards in a game. The problem was Seattle’s schedule (they faced the Nos. 1, 2 and 9 pass defenses) and their inability to protect Russell Wilson, whose record-pace numbers also cratered. But coach Pete Carroll does prefer a more run-heavy offense, something that’s limited Wilson and his receivers for nearly a decade. In fact, Wilson himself agreed to waive his no-trade clause if the Seahawks were willing to move him, presumably to a team that would “let Russ cook.” Assuming Wilson stays put, Metcalf should reprise his status as his monstrous big-play weapon. Physically, Metcalf is Julio Jones with 15 more pounds of muscle. Or perhaps Terrell Owens with more speed. The last (and perhaps only) physical freak at Metcalf’s level was peak Calvin Johnson. At 6-4, an absurdly jacked 235 and running a 4.33 40, Metcalf can get behind any defense, and Wilson has the arm to reach him. But his production fell late in the season in part because Wilson didn’t have time for Metcalf’s deeper routes (13.3 aDOT, 4th) to develop. Bottom line, there’s some uncertainty, but if Wilson sticks around — something that seems likely — Metcalf again should compete with Tyreek Hill to be the league’s most dangerous game breaker. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $4.58 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2019.
Full participant in return
WRSeattle Seahawks
November 26, 2021
Metcalf (foot) was a full practice participant Friday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The return to practice confirms Metcalf will continue playing through the foot injury Monday night at Washington. He's played at least 72 percent of Seattle's offensive snaps in every game this year, and he has five or more targets in each contest (but just one instance of double-digit targets).
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do DK Metcalf's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
86.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.93
 
% Team Air Yards
36.2%
 
% Team Targets
27.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
63.9%
 
Drop Rate
1.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.9
 
% Targeted On Route
16.1%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.43
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
Seattle SeahawksSeahawks 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

48445%
10243%
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8837%
35233%
6025%
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208%
273%
167%
121%
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Overall QB Rating Against
100.8
 
Cornerbacks
89.6
 
Safeties
105.8
 
Linebackers
122.2
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do DK Metcalf's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
235 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.33 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.50 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.38 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.5 in
 
Broad Jump
134 in
 
Bench Press
27 reps
 
Hand Length
9.88 in
 
Arm Length
34.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
A poor showing in the combine agility drills (three-cone drill and short shuttle) dinged Metcalf's draft stock, and the Seahawks wisely bought low with the 64th overall pick in last year's draft. Metcalf's numbers were solid enough - 15.5 YPC, 9.0 YPT and four catches of 40-plus on only 100 targets - but they don't include the wild-card game when he torched the Eagles for 160 yards and a score. What stands out most about Metcalf is his freakish size/speed combination - think Terrell Owens with more speed, or Julio Jones with more muscle. At 6-4, 229, and running a 4.33 40, Metcalf is off the charts athletically, and his 40.5-inch vertical leap and 134-inch broad jump show his explosiveness. He'll never be the quick-in-and-out-of-breaks slot type, but that hardly matters when you can run past, jump above and overpower the unlucky defender who happens to be assigned to you. Metcalf is also ideally built for red-zone work - 18 targets last season - and likely will get more work from in close during his second season. It also helps to be paired with one of the league's elite quarterbacks in Russell Wilson, who routinely makes downfield throws after escaping the pocket, though it hurts that the Seahawks are so run-heavy (23rd in pass attempts). Moreover, Tyler Lockett is still around as a co-No. 1, and the Seahawks acquired tight end Greg Olsen this offseason.
The Seahawks under offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer rarely throw - they were last with 427 passing attempts last year - but someone has to receive those targets. With Doug Baldwin retiring and returning top receiver Tyler Lockett seeing only 70 targets last year, Metcalf could step into a large role right away. At 6-3, 228, and with 4.33 speed, he's a freak in the Julio Jones mold, a rare athlete at the position you'll see once every five years. But his times in the agility drills at the combine were terrible, and it's possible that caused him to slip to the back of the second round. Look for Lockett to see most of his work in the slot, and Metcalf to vie for targets on the outside, both down the field and in the red zone. David Moore is still around, however, and the team used its fourth-round pick on Gary Jennings, another athletic wideout who was more productive than Metcalf in college.
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DNP on Thursday
WRSeattle Seahawks
Foot
November 25, 2021
Metcalf (foot) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's estimated injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Struggles continue
WRSeattle Seahawks
November 21, 2021
Metcalf caught four passes for 31 yards on eight targets against Arizona on Sunday.
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Puts in full practice Thursday
WRSeattle Seahawks
November 18, 2021
Metcalf (foot) practiced in full Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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No practice Wednesday
WRSeattle Seahawks
Foot
November 17, 2021
Metcalf (foot) didn't practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Likely facing fine, not suspension
WRSeattle Seahawks
November 15, 2021
The NFL is likely to fine Metcalf, not suspend him, for his actions at the end of Sunday's 17-0 loss in Green Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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