Luke Willson
Luke Willson
31-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Seattle Seahawks
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Willson filled in well in 2019 after Will Dissly suffered a ruptured Achilles, but his days in Seattle could be numbered. The Seahawks retained Jacob Hollister -- who outplayed Willson last year -- signed veteran Greg Olsen, and drafted both Colby Parkinson and Stephen Sullivan. Unless they cut one of the rookies, Willson could be the odd man out. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Ravens in December of 2020.
Joins active roster
TESeattle Seahawks
January 6, 2021
Willson was signed to Seattle's active roster Wednesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Willson has played with the Seahawks back and forth since 2013, and after three games with the Ravens this year, the 30-year-old has returned to Seattle's active roster. The tight end will likely provide depth for the team as it takes on the Rams this week.
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How do Luke Willson's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
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
1.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.16
 
% Team Air Yards
0.4%
 
% Team Targets
0.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
33.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

59152%
43739%
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How often does Luke Willson run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Luke Willson and the other tight ends for the Seahawks are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Luke Willson
32 routes   3 targets
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84%
185 routes   40 targets
83%
190 routes   29 targets
67%
15 routes   2 targets
65%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Luke Willson's measurables compare to other tight ends?
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.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
255 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.29 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.08 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
23 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A disappointing one-year effort for Willson in Detroit included just 13 catches on 19 targets for 87 yards in 14 games, which came on the heels of a more respectable five-year stint with the Seahawks. While Willson now joins Darren Waller, Derek Carrier and rookie Foster Moreau at tight end in Oakland, the Raiders appear to be deploying a committee approach as they attempt to replace Jared Cook's volume. Willson's experience alone could give him the edge in a race to become the Week 1 starter, but Waller and Moreau each have enough athleticism to push for playing time early and often.
The Eric Ebron Scissorhands Tour has moved on to Indianapolis, so Detroit fans can look forward to Willson getting a shot this fall. Willson's claim to fame to this point is having two Ls in his last name, and not being the brother of Frat Pack funnyman Owen Wilson. The Seahawks liked to use the occasional element of surprise with Willson, funneling 11 touchdowns to him on a modest 89 catches. Of course, it took five years to get to that point, so let's not get drunk on upside dreams. Willson's best yardage season was 362; his best touchdown count was last year's four. If he exceeds those numbers, the Lions will be doing cartwheels down Woodward Avenue.
Willson will continue as second-fiddle to Jimmy Graham after the tight end signed a one-year extension with the Seahawks in March. Last season, Willson managed 15 receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. While he doesn't receive a ton of offensive reps, he could be flung into the starting lineup at any moment given Jimmy Graham's injury-prone history with the team.
With the addition of Jimmy Graham, Willson saw his numbers fall across the board in 2015. However, Seattle’s high-profile tight end acquisition in 2016, the selection of Nick Vannett in the third round, likely won’t have the same effect, as Vannett projects as more of a blocking specialist. The thing is, Graham’s 2015 stat line likely represents his own statistical floor, leaving Willson without much room for improvement in 2016. Barring a setback in Graham’s return from a patellar injury, Willson will likely play second fiddle to Graham in the passing game and will only be worth consideration in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Willson, who has sufficient speed to beat linebackers up the seam, showed enough upside last year to warrant a bigger role in the passing game, finishing the campaign with 22 catches for 362 yards and three touchdowns. However, his fantasy value took a hit when the team traded for Jimmy Graham in March. An expanded role now looks unlikely unless Graham goes down. He'll be used in two-TE sets and can split wide as well, but how many opportunities he gets remains to be seen.
Willson had a decent rookie season, showing he likely could be a steady target in the passing game if he had the opportunity. He probably won't get that opportunity with the Seahawks, though. Zach Miller is the starter, and the team doesn't throw to its tight ends much anyway (Miller's team-leading 56 targets ranked 26th among tight ends). But Anthony McCoy, who missed all last season with an injury, suffered another season-ending injury early in camp, eliminating any competition Willson had for the backup job. Improved blocking will help Willson get on the field more, but even then his receiving numbers won't climb much.
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Back with Seattle
TEFree Agent
December 30, 2020
The Seahawks signed Willson (hip) to the practice squad Wednesday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
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Cut by Baltimore
TEFree Agent
Hip
December 19, 2020
The Ravens waived Willson (hip) on Saturday.
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Questionable versus Jaguars
TEBaltimore Ravens
Hip
December 18, 2020
Willson (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.
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Limited showing Wednesday
TEBaltimore Ravens
Hip
December 16, 2020
Willson (hip) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.
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Unavailable for MNF
TEBaltimore Ravens
Hip
December 14, 2020
Willson (hip) is inactive for Monday's game versus the Browns.
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