DK Metcalf

DK Metcalf

24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Seattle Seahawks
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Metcalf's third season was a step back from his second, though a dozen touchdowns softened the blow and he played every game for a third consecutive year. That last part is key, as a sketchy medical history was perhaps the biggest reason Metcalf wasn't picked until late in the second round in 2020. In terms of physical tools, he's an early first-rounder through and through, having put up a 4.33 40 and 40.5-inch vertical at the 2019 Combine. Metcalf struggles a bit with the finer points of route-running, as is common for oversized wideouts, but he showed in 2020 that he can do damage all over the field nonetheless. In 2021, however, his connection with Russell Wilson was inconsistent, with Metcalf catching only 54 percent of the targets he saw from the star quarterback. Wilson's finger injury might have been a big part of Seattle's struggles as a team, but Metcalf can't totally blame it for his disappointing year, as he had just one 100-yard outing in Wilson's 14 starts and finished the season with 208 fewer yards than Tyler Lockett on 22 more targets. While the chemistry might have been an issue, Metcalf now faces a much bigger problem, potentially catching passes from Drew Lock or Geno Smith. Long term, things look far more promising, as the Wilson deal with Denver netted a boatload of draft picks to rebuild the offense around Metcalf, who signed a three-year extension in July. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $72 million contract with the Seahawks in July of 2022.
Signs three-year extension
WRSeattle Seahawks
July 28, 2022
Metcalf has agreed to terms on a three-year, $72 million extension with the Seahawks, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Per the report, the wideout's deal includes $58.2 million guaranteed, with a $30 million signing bonus. With coach Pete Carroll having noted Wednesday that Metcalf -- who is bouncing back from a foot injury -- had passed his physical, look for the 2019 second-rounder to return to practice in short order. Heading into the 2022 season, Metcalf and Tyler Lockett remain entrenched as Seattle's top wideouts, but with Russell Wilson no longer in the mix, the duo are in line to be catching passes from either Geno Smith or Drew Lock come Week 1.
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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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
94.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.04
 
% Team Air Yards
36.9%
 
% Team Targets
27.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
58.1%
 
Drop Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
% Targeted On Route
26.2%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.97
 
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#% of Team Snaps

78577%
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18318%
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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
2021
2020
2019
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.
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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Moves past foot issue
WRSeattle Seahawks
July 27, 2022
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll acknowledged Wednesday that Metcalf's offseason foot surgery isn't the reason the wideout isn't participating in the team's early training camp practices, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Not practicing yet
WRSeattle Seahawks
Foot
July 27, 2022
Metcalf (foot) is present at Wednesday's practice but isn't participating, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Reports for training camp
WRSeattle Seahawks
Foot
July 26, 2022
Metcalf (foot) was present for the first day of Seattle's training camp Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.
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Not present for minicamp
WRSeattle Seahawks
Foot
June 7, 2022
Metcalf (foot) isn't present for the start of Seahawks' mandatory minicamp, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Ditches walking boot
WRSeattle Seahawks
Foot
May 2, 2022
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed Saturday that Metcalf no longer is using a walking boot to protect his surgically repaired left foot, Liz Mathews of USA Today reports.
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