7. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons
It’s been an abysmal time for Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, who are locked into a bad offense that’s typically focused on running the ball. Metcalf has caught 11-of-13 targets for a total of 71 yards from Geno Smith but the Seahawks barely throw down the field.
Lockett was busy in Week 2 as the short route guy that Smith trusted for 11 targets alone. He went over 107 yards but was held out of the end zone.
Atlanta’s pass defense is weak out of the gate, so if there’s an opportunity to confidently start Metcalf or Lockett it’s this one. We’re still nervous about Metcalf, because we haven’t seen Smith dare to go deep. But we do see Lockett helping him out and getting into a rhythm like he did last week. Atlanta has allowed at least one receiver to go over 100 yards and score two touchdowns each week. We think Lockett can do at least one of those in Week 3.