DK Metcalf
WR SEA (9)
Sun 1/9/22 8:16 PM

Metcalf caught five passes for 58 yards on 11 targets against Arizona on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Metcalf generally struggled against the Cardinals the last two years while fellow wideout Tyler Lockett posted big numbers in that same span, so it seems safe to say that there's something in Arizona's defensive approach that makes things more difficult for Metcalf. The entire 2021 season has been more difficult for Metcalf, who played a bit nicked up at several points and otherwise dealt with both injury and general dysfunction at quarterback this year. He finishes with 75 receptions for 967 yards and 12 touchdowns on 129 targets, which is a catch rate of 58.1 percent at 7.5 yards per target -- a huge dropoff from his 2020 season, when he caught 64.3 percent of his targets at 10.1 yards per target. Despite the difficulties of 2021, Metcalf is still clearly a unique talent capable of elite fantasy production. Whether he's in a good spot to do so in 2022 will depend on what Seattle does with its quarterback and coaching situations. It probably wouldn't be good for Metcalf if Russell Wilson left Seattle, but a coaching change could bring a more favorable system to the offense. Metcalf's situation is an interesting one to watch.

DK Metcalf
WR SEA (9)
Thu 1/6/22 7:27 PM

Metcalf (foot) practiced in full Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
After his typical practice limitations to begin the week, Metcalf was able to handle every rep Thursday. His foot injury hasn't impacted his ability to play on game days, and he's back to being a TD fiend, as evidenced by four scores on his eight catches over the last two contests.

DK Metcalf
WR SEA (9)
Wed 1/5/22 7:41 PM

Metcalf (foot) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Metcalf has righted the ship the past two games, gathering in eight of 14 passes for 104 yards and four touchdowns. His score Week 16 against the Bears put an end to a six-game TD-less streak, and with 12 on the season he's set a new career high in the category. But Metcalf again is dealing with the foot issue that has impacted his practice reps for a good portion of the campaign. He'll aim to ditch the designation by the release of Friday's injury report.

DK Metcalf
WR SEA (9)
Sun 1/2/22 8:09 PM

Metcalf caught six passes for 63 yards and three touchdowns on nine targets against Detroit on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
The Detroit defense just didn't have the secondary personnel to counter the size/speed threat posed by Metcalf, and he was the main pass-catching beneficiary on a day when the Seahawks scored 51 points. Metcalf's fantasy investors generally needed a game like this a month or two ago, but it's clear that his recent struggles were tied to Russell Wilson's finger injury. A formidable Arizona defense awaits in Week 18.

DK Metcalf
WR SEA (9)
Thu 12/30/21 7:18 PM

Metcalf (foot) practiced fully Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
After kicking off Week 17 prep with no on-field reps Wednesday, Metcalf handled all of them one day later. His maintenance plan has allowed him to suit up for every game this season, but the results have been tepid since the Seahawks' Week 9 bye. Over the last seven contests, Metcalf has put together a modest 25-266-1 line on 53 targets.

DK Metcalf
WR SEA (9)
Wed 12/29/21 7:27 PM

Metcalf (foot) didn't practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
As he has for much of the season, Metcalf is kicking off Week 17 prep with practice limitations. The trend may continue into Thursday and even Friday, but he likely isn't in danger of missing the first game of his three-year career Sunday against the Lions. In seven outings since Russell Wilson returned to the lineup, Metcalf has hauled in just 25 of 53 targets for 266 yards. Fortunately for his managers, he scored his first touchdown since Week 8 this past Sunday versus the Bears.

DK Metcalf
WR SEA (9)
Sun 12/26/21 8:04 PM

Metcalf caught two of five targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Bears.
EDGE Analysis
It was another low-volume performance for Metcalf, but he did manage to score his first TD since Week 8 by hauling in a 41-yard strike from Russell Wilson in the first quarter. Metcalf hasn't topped 60 receiving yards in eight straight games, giving him little momentum heading into a Week 17 clash with the Lions, but he needs 146 yards over the Seahawks' last two contests for his second straight 1,000-yard season.

DK Metcalf
WR SEA (9)
Fri 12/24/21 4:12 PM

Metcalf (foot) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bears, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
As expected, with Metcalf limited by the injury in practice but still handling full workloads each Sunday. While his weekly ceiling remains sky-high, Metcalf now is at six consecutive games with no touchdown and 60 yards or less.

DK Metcalf
WR SEA (9)
Thu 12/23/21 7:12 PM

Metcalf (foot) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Metcalf has opened Week 16 prep with back-to-back capped sessions. Practice limitations have become the norm for the third-year wide receiver since he sustained a foot injury sometime around Week 4. He still managed a 93 percent share of offensive snaps Tuesday against the Rams en route to 12 targets, but those numbers could take a hit with the Seahawks activating Tyler Lockett (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. No matter, Russell Wilson seems poised to have Lockett and Metcalf at his disposal Sunday versus the Bears, assuming the latter is available to the Seahawks offense.

DK Metcalf
WR SEA (9)
Wed 12/22/21 6:00 PM

Metcalf (foot) was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated injury report, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Per usual, the Seahawks continue to manage Metcalf's activity level due to the foot injury he's been tending to since Week 4. Despite it all, he earned a season-high 12 targets Tuesday against the Rams, but the elevated workload only amounted to six catches for 52 yards. Assuming he gets out of Week 16 prep without a designation, Metcalf will take on the Bears' fourth-ranked pass defense (205.4 yards per game) Sunday.