Numbers 2 and 1
Number 2: Tyler Lockett
Seattle may have disappointed this year overall with a 3-5 record. Even before Russell Wilson got hurt (Wilson played the majority of week 5’s loss to the Rams) Seattle was 2-3. But the wideouts have not been a let-down. Seattle has two of the best receivers in the NFL individually and together they play off one another extremely well.
If a team focuses more on DK Metcalf (which teams tend to do) then Tyler Lockett can beat them. The only problem with Metcalf Lockett is they don’t get the ball on a consistent basis. Lockett is 12th in the NFL in receiving yards with 579 but his targets have ranged from 4.8 in five games (weeks 1, 3 and 4, 6 and 7) to 11.3 targets in week 2, 5 and 8. Lockett needs the ball more and when a pass is thrown his way, he catches it as he has no drops this year and catches the pass on 70.7 percent of his targets.
Number 1: DK Metcalf
DK Metcalf is 28th in targets in the NFL but 2nd in the NFL in touchdown passes with 8 and has the second-longest reception in the NFL this season when he had one for 84 yards against the Saints on Seattle’s second drive of the game. Then Seattle seemed to forget about Metcalf.
But Metcalf proved once again in week 8 when he beat Jaguars corner Shaquill Griffin on two contested end zone throws that went for Seahawks touchdowns that he can compete with any corner in the NFL. Metcalf, like Lockett, needs the ball more in the second half of the season. If he gets it consistently, Seattle will win more games in the second half than in the first half. Period.