Is DK Metcalf playing today? (Latest injury update for Panthers vs. Seahawks in NFL Week 3)

The latest injury update for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf. / Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf reportedly will play on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers despite a rib injury. 

This is great news for Seattle, especially after Metcalf left and then returned to last week’s game against Detroit. The Seahawks are favored at home against Carolina. 

DK Metcalf injury status for Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers

Metcalf is listed as questionable for Week 3, but he is expected to play barring a setback in pre-game warm ups. 

Best DK Metcalf prop bet for Week 3 vs. Carolina Panthers

DK Metcalf OVER 4.5 receptions

Last season, Metcalf made a career-high 90 catches on 141 targets (also a career high), picking up at least five receptions in 12 games. 

He’s only cleared this prop once in two games this season, but he saw an uptick in looks in Week 2 with the Seahawks actually scoring more than 13 points. I expect Seattle to have a fairly easy time against a bad Carolina team on Sunday. 

If Metcalf sees six or more targets like he did in Week 2, he’s a great bet to go over this number. 

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DK Metcalf injury history

Metcalf has been incredibly durable in his NFL career, never missing a game for the Seahawks. 

He has dealt with a foot injury in 2021 that bothered him throughout the season, but it did not cost him any games. 

When is DK Metcalf coming back?

Metcalf is expected to play in Week 3 against the Panthers. He did miss a few snaps in Week 2 against Detroit, but he returned to the game. 

Seattle Seahawks next 5 opponents

  • New York Giants, Monday, Oct. 2
  • Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 15
  • Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 29
  • Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 5

Seattle Seahawks injury report

  • DK Metcalf – questionable, ribs
  • Jamal Adams – questionable, knee
  • Coby Bryant – out, toe
  • Charles Cross – out, toe
  • DeeJay Dallas – questionable, illness
  • Quandre Diggs – questionable, hamstring
  • Phil Haynes – questionable, calf
  • Will Dissly – doubtful, shoulder
  • Jarran Reed – questionable, groin
  • Tariq Woolen – doubtful, chest

Carolina Panthers injury report

  • Justin Houston – questionable, calf
  • Bryce Young – out, ankle

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