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2019 Fantasy Football Profile Tyler Lockett

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Nov 7, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) reacts to returning a punt by the Buffalo Bills during the first half of a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Lockett 2019 Fantasy Football Profile

This is the 2019 Fantasy Football profile for Tyler Lockett. This profile was created on 06/010/2019 and reflects their current value and predicted 2019 fantasy football performance. This profile may be updated if significant changes occur during the pre-season that affects their 2019 fantasy football value. This profile also may be updated periodically throughout the 2019 season, to keep you updated.

Current ADP: 49th Overall, 21st WR

Current Ranking: 15th WR

You can find all Redraft Wide Receiver Rankings HERE

Value: Buy

Past Production

YearGamesRECREC YDY/RRUSH ATTRUSH YDTDs
2018165796516.9136910

Tyler Lockett exploded onto the scene in 2018 with a career year. Lockett had a career high in receptions, yards and TDs. Funnily enough, his uptick in production was based off his year to year average in targets. Tyler has had 69, 66, 71 and now 70 targets in respective years. However, the production in yards and touchdown has nearly doubled as he has solidified himself as one of the best deep threats in the entire league.

Russel Wilson had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 when targeting Lockett in 2018. His 13.7 yards per target is the highest ever for a receiver with at least 60 targets and he is the only wide receiver in the Super Bowl era to have a perfect passer rating when targeted.

Offseason Changes

Seattle has gone through some offseason changes, on both sides of the ball. Nothing will affect Lockett directly more than the departure of Doug Baldwin. Seattle’s perennial number one receiver was basically forced to retire due to injuries. Leaving open an even bigger slice of the pie for Lockett. Seattle did go and make some moves in the wake of the Doug Baldwin news. The Seahawks drafted freak athlete D.K Metcalf 64th overall in the second round. The fortunate thing for Lockett’s production is that he plays a very similar style to Metcalf.

2019 Outlook

2019 is the year of Lockett. I fully believe it will be his first 1,000-yard season in the NFL. He was close last year and now he’s the hands-down number one in Seattle. Rumors have swirled around that Lockett could line up in the slot more this season. It makes sense. The new acquisition of D.K Metcalf provides Seattle with another deep threat; however, I believe that at this point in his career Lockett is more versatile so lining him up in the slot to make plays make sense in my opinion.

Seattle ran the ball 32.8 times a game last year, placing them second only behind Baltimore. However, Seattle had the highest run play percentage at 52.44%, they were the only team to run more than they passed. Seattle could make even more strides in the run game this year, especially with Rashaad Penny going into his sophomore year. I think he’ll get the rock a lot more than he did last year which could bring down the Seahawks passing game as a whole. Hopefully, the success of the run game will allow the Seahawks to pull off more play-action. As a Seahawks fan myself, when our run game is clicking, it opens up play-action and allows Russel Wilson to actually get some time in the pocket to look downfield for somebody like Lockett.

It would simply be amazing to see what the Seahawks offense could do if Russel Wilson wasn’t always running for his life. Tyler Lockett has thrived off the deep ball offense if Seattle can figure out their offensive line problems. It’ll allow Lockett more time to get open. I’d buy high on Tyler Lockett. His current ADP of being the 21 st wide receiver off the board is criminal in my opinion. There’s no way if he stays healthy that he will finish below #20 in the standings.

Lockett is going to win some leagues this year, don’t be the one that leaves him off the board.

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