Seahawks: Three bold predictions versus Packers in divisional round

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Shaquill Griffin (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Shaquill Griffin (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister will have 8 catches

The Seahawks found out against the Eagles that D.K. Metcalf is beginning to emerge into a very good-to-great receiver. His 160 yards receiving were a rookie record in the Super Bowl era. But Green Bay is better against the pass than the run so they will find a way to cover Metcalf and Tyler Lockett out wide.

This should leave some room in the middle of the field for Jacob Hollister. Since coming off the practice squad in week 6, Hollister has averaged 5.4 targets a game and 3.7 catches. And Hollister has had some of his best games against really good defenses. Against the Vikings, Ravens, 49ers (twice) and Rams, Hollister averaged 5 catches a game.

Green Bay wasn’t awful against tight ends but did give up the 13th most receptions and 13th most yards to tight ends in 2019. I don’t think that Hollister is going to get near 100 yards receiving, but I think he will be a valuable check down tool for Russell Wilson in trying to keep drives alive.

While it is going to be cold in Green Bay, and players like Metcalf might not be used to that, Hollister at least has the advantage that he played his college football in Wyoming and spent his first two seasons with the Patriots. He should know how to adapt in the cold.