Jermaine Kearse
WR SEA (6)
2 months ago

Kearse's contract situation could prove to be a motivating factor for him this season, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kearse is coming off a disappointing 2016 campaign in which he caught eight fewer passes despite seeing 22 more targets than in 2015, accounting for just 41 receptions, 511 yards and one touchdown on 90 looks his way. In the wake of that downturn, Kearse now faces the fact that Seattle could save $5 million if they release him prior to next season, which they likely would if he doesn't perform at the level of a starting wideout this term.

Jermaine Kearse
WR SEA (6)
6 months ago

Kearse secured one of three targets for eight yards in Saturday's 36-20 divisional-round loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Kearse was essentially a non-factor once again, with his three targets tying for the second lowest among the Seahawks' receivers and tight ends. The fifth-year pro had a quiet postseason, notching just three receptions on six targets for 22 yards, although he did see teammate Doug Baldwin inadvertently steal a touchdown from him in Seattle's wild-card victory over the Lions. Despite his minimal involvement in the playoffs, Kearse did wrap up the 2016 campaign with his second-most receptions (41) in a season, although he needed a career-high 90 targets to achieve them.

Jermaine Kearse
WR SEA (6)
6 months ago

Kearse secured two of three targets for 14 yards in Saturday's 26-6 wild-card win over the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Kearse was the tough-luck Seahawks wideout on the night, as a fourth-quarter touchdown pass that was making a beeline for his hands was suddenly plucked out of the air by Doug Baldwin, who was trailing him on a seam route into the end zone. The lost opportunity aside, the fifth-year pro was also notably targeted on one less occasion than fellow wideout Paul Richardson, who essentially played the downfield-threat role that Tyler Lockett capably filled before succumbing to a season-ending leg injury. While the Seahawks air attack can often feature a variety of elements, Kearse appears to be potential fourth option heading into next Saturday's divisional round playoff versus the Falcons.

Jermaine Kearse
WR SEA (6)
7 months ago

Kearse caught four of nine targets for 37 yards and his first touchdown of the season Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Kearse was more involved than usual thanks to the season-ending injury to Tyler Lockett. But in true Kearse fashion, he caught less than half of his targets and gained less than 40 yards despite nearly double-digit targets. He should again see more targets than usual in Week 17, but he doesn't inspire a lot of confidence.

Jermaine Kearse
WR SEA (6)
7 months ago

Kearse failed to catch either of his two targets Thursday as he was benched in favor of Tyler Lockett in two-receiver sets in Seattle's 24-3 win against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Kearse was on the field for the team's first play in a three-receiver set, but Lockett took the starting job in two-receiver sets that had been Kearse's all year. After a breakout game, Lockett isn't likely to give it back. Kearse's catch rate has sunk to 47.9 percent (35 of 73), fourth lowest among the 57 wide receivers with at least 70 targets, as he continues to struggle to get open and make plays.

Jermaine Kearse
WR SEA (6)
7 months ago

Kearse caught one of six targets for a season-low seven yards in a loss at Green Bay on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Kearse's catch rate has cratered this season to 49.3 percent, 52nd among the 55 wide receivers with more than 70 targets. Last season's 72.0 percent is the outlier after he had 55.0 percent in 2014 and 57.8 percent in 2013. Meanwhile, teammate Doug Baldwin has the third-highest catch rate at 77.1 percent. Kearse seems cemented in his role, however, so his snap count doesn't seem likely to decrease significantly, despite his inability to get separation downfield.

Jermaine Kearse
WR SEA (6)
7 months ago

Kearse caught five of nine targets to lead the Seahawks with a season-high 68 yards Sunday in a win against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Kearse tied Jimmy Graham for the team lead in targets, though it was out of the ordinary for him. It was his most in 27 games. Despite the one-week blip, same story for Kearse -- not enough opportunities to get him in the fantasy discussion. He hasn't scored this season and has only eight red-zone targets.

Jermaine Kearse
WR SEA (6)
8 months ago

Kearse caught just two of a team-high six targets Sunday for 29 yards in a win against the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Kearse had a target at the goal line but got out-muscled on the slant route. He also made a terrible attempt at a pick play that wiped out a long gain by Tyler Lockett. And that pretty much sums it up for Kearse.

Jermaine Kearse
WR SEA (6)
8 months ago

Kearse was targeted seven times in Sunday's win over New England, recording two catches for 26 yards.

EDGE Analysis

How Kearse's night went depends on if you're a glass half empty or half full person. On one hand, Kearse was limited to two catches for the second straight week, saw his yardage drop to a post-bye low, and remains scoreless for the season. On the other hand, the seven targets tied a season high and Kearse was thrown to twice in the red zone - increasing his red-zone target total by 50 percent in the process. After modest output for much of the season, Seattle's passing offense is heating up. Kearse might not be in line for a overflow of production, but better games should be forthcoming.

Jermaine Kearse
WR SEA (6)
8 months ago

Kearse caught two of four targets for 36 yards in Monday's win over Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

It was Kearse's lowest catch total since Week 3, though it isn't as if there is much volatility in Kearse's numbers. He hasn't gone above four or below two catches since Week 1 and he's stuck between 35 and 57 yards in the four weeks since the bye. It's still hard to envision Kearse becoming a viable week-to-week player. Kearse has not scored yet this season, and has just four red zone targets to his name. By comparison, tight end Jimmy Graham, is heating up with five red zone targets in just the last three games. The Seahawks, by playing style, only have so many red zone targets to go around and if Graham is able to keep rolling after Monday's victory, it will be to the detriment of Seattle's other targets.