DK Metcalf Could Be Fantasy Football Sleeper With Seahawks and Quarterback Russell Wilson

Max Staley
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DK Metcalf took the NFL media by storm ahead of the 2019 NFL Combine, largely thanks to his ridiculously jacked frame and his eye-popping speed. However, Russell Wilson is clearly not as superficial as many NFL analysts, as he values Metcalf for something other than his body. He likes Metcalf for his mind.

If Metcalf's mind is as advanced as Wilson claims, he could be in for a monster rookie campaign. With Doug Baldwin now retired, there's a void at wide receiver on the Seahawks. At 6-foot-3 with a 4.33 40-yard dash time, Metcalf could be Seattle's top deep threat as a rookie.

Considering Metcalf's average draft position (ADP) is currently WR45, he's well worth a late-round flier in upcoming fantasy football drafts. While he might not provide consistent production, his big-play ability and athleticism could set him up for some week-winning performances.

Additionally, Metcalf will get the benefit of playing alongside Tyler Lockett, who hauled in 965 receiving yards and 10 TDs last season. With Lockett set to draw opposing defense's top corner, Metcalf could use his rare blend of size and speed to make an immediate impact on the Seahawks and fantasy teams alike.

As things currently stand, Metcalf looks like a late-round sleeper with more than enough upside to turn into a solid fantasy investment this season.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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