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.
Registers 53 yards in loss
WRSeattle Seahawks
September 19, 2021
Metcalf caught six of 11 targets for 53 yards in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Titans.
ANALYSIS
Metcalf's longest catch of the day went for 16 yards, while both Tyler Lockett and Freddie Swain recorded receptions of more than 60 yards. It's worth noting that head coach Pete Carroll said Metcalf was "sore" during the game, and that may have factored into a lower depth of target than usual. Nevertheless, it's promising that he received double-digit targets. The Seahawks draw a favorable Week 3 matchup against the Vikings, who have allowed 661 passing yards and five passing touchdowns through two games.
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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.
Air Yards Per Game
84.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.70
 
% Team Air Yards
32.8%
 
% Team Targets
30.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.5%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.5
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Vikings pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Vikings
Sunday, Sep 26th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
122.8
 
Cornerbacks
142.8
 
Safeties
116.7
 
Linebackers
64.4
 
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2021 DK Metcalf Split Stats
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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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Hits paydirt Week 1
WRSeattle Seahawks
September 12, 2021
Metcalf had four receptions (five targets) for 60 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Colts.
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No preseason action
WRSeattle Seahawks
August 29, 2021
Metcalf didn't play in Saturday's preseason finale against the Chargers.
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May not play Saturday
WRSeattle Seahawks
August 21, 2021
Metcalf is not likely to play in Saturday's preseason game against Denver, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Snares two scores in loss
WRSeattle Seahawks
January 9, 2021
Metcalf caught five of 11 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams.
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Shut down in season finale
WRSeattle Seahawks
January 3, 2021
Metcalf was held to three receptions (nine targets) for 21 yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers.
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