Report: DK Metcalf expected to play in Week 8 vs. the Giants

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DK Metcalf injured his patellar tendon in Week 7 and had to be carted off the field. But according to a report, Metcalf should be OK to play in Week 8. Will he be anywhere near 100 percent, though?

Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted on Saturday that per a source, DK Metcalf “will return” to play against the Giants. As both teams are banged up, especially offensively, heading into the game, Geno Smith having all his weapons available seems like it would be an advantage. Tyler Lockett is also listed as questionable with multiple issues.

But if Metcalf is truly dealing with a knee injury bad enough to basically keep him out of practice all week, is risking Metcalf to further injury worth the risk? New York is a solid team and they are 6-1 for a reason but they also have been a bit fortunate to be where they are. They don’t exactly blow teams out.

DK Metcalf expected to play in Week 8

As well as Geno Smith is playing, Seattle should be able to defeat the Giants (assuming the Seattle defense plays as well as it has in the last two games) even without Metcalf. Having DK Metcalf would be great but it could possibly affect the rest of his season, then don’t play him. It is a bit unclear as to whether Metcalf is going to play simply because he has the will to or if he is simply healthy enough to play.

All that said, I hope DK Metcalf plays and plays at a high level. The Seahawks moving to 5-3 with a real chance of being 6-4 or 7-3 prior to the bye week would be incredible compared to where most national pundits thought this team would be. Seattle also seems to be getting even better.

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DK Metcalf is expected to play versus the Giants. Let’s just hope he is nearly fully healthy. Having him on the field simply as a decoy doesn’t really help.