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College: Mississippi | Rookie
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 229 lbs
Birth Date: 12/14/1997
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2019 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 62
Avg Pts: 10.33
Rank: 19 WR

2019 RTSports Outlook

Metcalf is an imposing receiver that the Seahawks hope will be a productive player for years to come. He will get a chance to compete for a starting job his rookie year. Metcalf certainly looks the part. He is a big, strong receiver with speed. He wasn't the most productive player in college, though, and lacks some moves in space. He will need to be more consistent in the pro game if he hopes to be a starter and productive NFL player.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Metcalf probably will be hit or miss his rookie year. He will get some chances but has a lot of competition for targets. He will be a hard fantasy play right now. Expect around 45 receptions for 600 yards and a few scores.

RotoBaller's Outlook

The Seattle Seahawks, known for trading down in the NFL draft to acquire more picks, flipped the script and traded back into the second round in order to draft the free-falling D.K. Metcalf, who some had mocked as high as No. 9 overall but who Seattle snagged at No. 64. Metcalf is a prototypical X-receiver with absolutely freakish athletic ability, which was on full display at the combine. He ran a 4.33 in the 40-yard dash and stands an imposing six-foot-three and 228 pounds. Scouts were concerned about his limited route-running, but coach Pete Carroll has made it exceptionally clear that that is not a concern of theirs. Plus, Metcalf has been working out with wide receiver coaches this offseason, and looked outstanding in Seattles rookie minicamp. With Doug Baldwins retirement, Metcalf is expected to step into Seattles No. 2 receiver role, and is an immediate deep threat with quarterback Russell Wilsons strong, accurate arm giving Metcalf even more fantasy value. Seattle is a run-first offense, but Metcalf has the tools to be an absolute weapon in fantasy circles, particularly best-ball formats. He has the tools to be an immediate contributor in most fantasy formats though, and he should be considered near the end of drafts.

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Player Notes
Oct 19 6:50pm ET

D.K. Metcalf has pieced together a couple of nice fantasy outings this season, but his outlook for the future is contingent on touchdowns. In games without a touchdown, Metcalf has yet to score more than 10 fantasy points in standard scoring leagues. Baltimore's secondary is exploitable, and there will be more targets to go around with Will Dissly's absence, but it's best to avoid Metcalf unless absolutely necessary.

From RotoBaller

Oct 13 10:20pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf hauled in another pass longer than 25 yards when he brought in a 30-yarder on the team's first drive of the day. This time, instead of a bomb falling gently into his arms in space, Metcalf caught a short slant and fought his way through a couple of tacklers before a gang of Browns defenders pushed him out of bounds. Metcalf also caught four of five passes slung his way this week, his highest catch percentage this season. Metcalf is showing some growth for Seattle, and when combined with his ridiculous measurables, he could be a superstar in the league if he can regularly catch the ball.

From RotoBaller

Oct 12 2:50am ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf is the epitome of the deep threat that can strike at any time. Metcalf caught a wide-open pass off a busted coverage last week to score his second touchdown of the season, and at 22.3 yards per reception, Metcalf easily leads the league in the category. The problem is that he also struggles to catch the ball, hauling in just 46% of passes thrown his way. Metcalf has taken a single reception for 40 yards or longer in three of his five games this season, but he's also only caught more than three passes in a game once. Bold owners can run him out there, but he can turn in a six-yard day just as easily as an 80-yard day.

From RotoBaller

Oct 4 2:30am ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf got back on his horse and turned a footrace into an easy score in Thursday's win over the Rams. Metcalf got free off the back of a play-action setup and hauled in a 40-yard bomb from quarterback Russell Wilson in the second quarter. Metcalf's speed and the play design left him ridiculously wide open, and it now makes a 25-yard or greater catch in four of his first five NFL games. Metcalf caught two of the three passes sent his way, dropping a failed two-point conversion that hit him in the hands, but 66% is the best catch percentage he's had since Week 1. He's still a boom-or-bust play due to his hands, but maybe this is a sign that things are improving.

From RotoBaller

Oct 2 11:10pm ET

After putting up big catches in every one of his first three games in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf was missing for the Arizona game. He actually got a couple chances for touchdowns, but he dropped one of the passes and was barely overthrown on another. Metcalf has proved to be an electric receiver so far, but his hands have proven to be an issue as he's caught one less pass each week and has only caught 43% of the passes sent his way. His big plays are great, but unless he can become more dependable on actually snagging the balls headed his way, his ceiling is extremely limited. His first primetime game at home would be the perfect spot to prove that he's getting better. He'll likely get a couple of chances, but he's the epitome of a boom-or-bust pick for this week.

From RotoBaller

Sep 30 3:30am ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf was lost in the shuffle against the Cardinals on Sunday. Metcalf was targeted three times on the first two drives of the game, but he failed to catch any of the three passes. By that point, the score was 20-3, and Metcalf would only see one more pass all game. He caught that one and got six yards, but that was it for him. So far, the one criticism that has been easiest to levy at Metcalf has been the fact that he's only caught 10 of the 23 balls sent his way. That means there will be games where he misses his couple chances, and the circumstances may force the team to move away from him. This was one of those games.

From RotoBaller

Sep 27 3:10pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf has been a stud at turning in big plays so far, and he'll be on the lookout for more of them this weekend. Metcalf has racked up at least one reception of 25 or more yards in each of his first three games in the NFL, and Arizona's secondary happens to be quite susceptible to such plays. The Cardinals are allowing passes to go for 25 or more yards 13% of the time, and while Patrick Peterson is patrolling, he'll only be able to cover one man. The expectation is that Peterson will spend the majority of his day covering Tyler Lockett, which should give Metcalf an opening. Don't be surprised if Metcalf ends up being the team's top receiver in Week 4.

From RotoBaller

Sep 23 2:50am ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf continued his impressive run on Sunday as he snagged a 54-yard bomb just before halftime. Metcalf was a little quieter the rest of the day, partially due to rain and constant slipping on the field, but he's now caught a pass of 25+ yards in all three games of his young career. Metcalf was targeted six times in the game, and while he only caught two of the passes, he at least made those ones count. The coaching staff seems to love having Metcalf across from Tyler Lockett, so it looks like he's in for a pretty solid year as the team's No. 2 receiver.

From RotoBaller

Sep 19 7:30pm ET

When the Seattle Seahawks drafted wide receiver D.K. Metcalf in the second round of this year's draft, there was a ton of criticism about how Metcalf was nothing but a workout warrior. However, head coach Pete Carroll was enthralled by Metcalf's size and speed combination. He's been searching for that type of receiver for years, trying out the likes of Sidney Rice, Brandon Marshall, and others. None have been the right fit for long, but so far, Metcalf has been fantastic. Metcalf will get another chance to prove the doubters wrong when he faces a soft Saints secondary on Sunday. He should have no problem racking up some more points.

From RotoBaller

Sep 16 3:10am ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf kept the good times rolling in Week 2 as he juggled and grasped his first NFL touchdown. With a beautiful pass dropped right in on his hands as he faded towards the back corner of the end zone, Metcalf made it exciting by bobbling the ball twice before securing it and getting both feet in-bounds. Metcalf has been a bit of a revelation earlier after everyone was positive he was just a workout warrior who wouldn't be able to cut it as a receiver in the league. It's certainly still early, but it looks like he might have the goods to be a solid No. 2.

From RotoBaller

Sep 13 4:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder) and center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) are both questionable for Week 2 against the Seahawks, although both were able to practice in full on Friday. It looks like both players are trending toward playing. Pittsburgh needs Haden active after being torched through the air by the Patriots in Week 1. If active, Haden could be matched up often with rookie D.K. Metcalf on the outside.

From RotoBaller

Sep 9 2:00am ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf certainly lived up to all the hype in his first NFL game. Metcalf led the Seahawks by hauling in 89 yards on four receptions including two very nifty grabs that set up critical touchdowns. Metcalf was mostly considered a workout warrior after his incredible NFL Combine performance this spring, but questions abounded about whether he could apply his ridiculous physical gifts to the field after an unimpressive college career. It's only been one game so far, but a lot of Seattle fans are bought in already.

From RotoBaller

Sep 6 4:30pm ET

Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (knee) and defensive end Ziggy Ansah (groin) are not on the final injury report for Week 1 against the Bengals. Metcalf will indeed make his season debut in the opener after having a knee cleanup. The impressive youngster has big-play potential, but he's in a run-first offense and will be battling for the No. 3 job behind Tyler Lockett and Jaron Brown early in the season. Metcalf is worth owning in redraft leagues, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to leave him on your bench initially. Ansah should be a boost to Seattle's pass rush this year if he can stay healthy. Against a porous Cincy O-line, the Seahawks Defense is a must-start.

From RotoBaller

Sep 5 5:00pm ET

Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (knee) said he's 100 percent and is ready for all the repetitions that the team wants to give him on Sunday in Week 1 against the Bengals. Metcalf recovered quickly from his knee scope and should be able to suit up in his first NFL game. Even with David Moore injured and Doug Baldwin retired, fantasy owners have to wonder how much Metcalf will be involved behind Tyler Lockett and Jaron Brown after he missed valuable development time in the preseason. Metcalf is a physical player with upside, but he's a hard sell for a place in starting lineups in Week 1.

From RotoBaller

Sep 3 5:30pm ET

Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (knee) practiced on Monday and looks to be on the right track to be ready for Week 1, barring a setback. It's good news for a Seattle team that will be without David Moore to open the season. Tyler Lockett and Jaron Brown should see more targets on a run-first squad, but even if Metcalf plays he could be behind others such as Malik Turner or even fellow rookies John Ursua and Gary Jennings. Metcalf has the most upside among his rookie receiver teammates in 2019 and is worth a late-round fantasy selection, but we wouldn't expect much from him if he suits up in Week 1 against the Bengals.

From RotoBaller

Aug 28 4:20pm ET

Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf(knee) is expected to be active for the team's Week 1 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals, per head coach Pete Carroll. While Carroll notoriously underrates the severity of his players' injuries, if Metcalf is healthy for Week 1, the odds are that he would start. Fantasy-wise, rookie wide receivers have a tough time adjusting to the NFL due to an increase in defensive quality and playbook complexity, however, Metcalf's athleticism makes him a clear deep-threat target for quarterback Russell Wilson straight out of the gate. Draft Metcalf as a late-round sleeper candidate who could return WR2 value over the course of the season.

From RotoBaller

Aug 27 4:50pm ET

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (knee) is "moving around this week" with hopes of a quick return. The team isn't ruling him for Week 1 yet. There's a chance that Metcalf plays, but if he does, he could have his role limited, making him one to avoid in DFS. He's a physical beast and should have a role opposite Tyler Lockett in his rookie season, which makes him an attractive late-round target. With David Moore also injured, Jaron Brown and Lockett should see heavy targets in the passing game. It remains to be seen who might step up as the No. 3 wideout should Metcalf miss Week 1.

From RotoBaller

Aug 23 8:20pm ET

Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (knee) will be active and doing stuff next week, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll also said there has been no swelling in Metcalf's knee since his surgery. There's still a chance that Metcalf makes his NFL debut in Week 1, but it's looking doubtful as of now. The physical specimen should be the team's No. 2 wideout across from Tyler Lockett when he's healthy, but you should temper your expectations with him to begin the season. He's still worthy of drafting in the later rounds for his upside. With both Metcalf and David Moore banged up, Jaron Brown is looking at an increased workload out of the gates.

From RotoBaller

Aug 21 5:10pm ET

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf's knee surgery showed minimal injury, and he's listed as week-to-week as the regular season approaches. Metcalf could miss a game or two to begin the regular season, which drops his fantasy value some, but when healthy he's expected to be a starter across from Tyler Lockett and has considerable upside in his first season. The hype is real and his size and athleticism are off the charts, but be careful not to overvalue him in fantasy drafts. The lost time this preseason could easily cause him to start out slow in his rookie year. RotoBaller has Metcalf ranked as the No. 64 fantasy wideout. Take a chance on him in the later rounds.

From RotoBaller

Aug 19 3:30pm ET

Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf is scheduled to have knee surgery on Tuesday, and his presence for the start of the season is now in jeopardy. Metcalf's injury was discovered last week in practice, but head coach Pete Carroll declined to go into specifics about the injury or the circumstances surrounding it. It isn't believed to be terribly serious since Carroll's already talking about how the team is optimistic that Metcalf will be back for the regular season opener, but for a player who depends on speed like Metcalf, that seems questionable. For now, he's at least out for the rest of the preseason, not a great thing for a rookie.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 22-May-2019: SEA - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2022)
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