DK Metcalf Injury Could Provide Fantasy Value to Jaron Brown and David Moore

David Hayes
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The DK Metcalf fantasy hype train hit another obstacle Monday, as the second-round pick out of Ole Miss is now reportedly in need of knee surgery following an injury sustained earlier this week.

The Seattle Seahawks traded up to acquire Metcalf in this April's 2019 NFL Draft, as they were in need of more wide receiver production after Doug Baldwin's retirement. However, it now looks like Seattle's Jaron Brown and David Moore could be filling in for Metcalf in Week 1 of the regular season.

While claiming the team is optimistic about a quick recovery time for Metcalf, head coach Pete Carroll reportedly refused to confirm that the muscle-bound rookie will ready to take the field in Week 1.

As is the case in the NFL and fantasy football, this simply means the door just opened that much wider for the six-year veteran in Brown and the third-year talent in Moore.

Regardless of Metcalf's presence, Tyler Lockett is expected to be Seattle's top WR option heading into 2019, and he saw all 17 snaps with Seahawks' starting quarterback Russell Wilson during Sunday's practice. However, both Brown (13) and Moore (11) saw double-digit snap totals in Metcalf's absence.

Brown is currently being drafted as the WR125, according to, while you can find Moore much higher up the list at WR70. Both Brown and Moore played in all 16 of Seattle's regular-season games last year, with Brown hauling in 14 catches for 166 yards and Moore totaling 26 receptions for 445 yards. While neither of them saw enormous receiving yardage totals, they each snagged five touchdowns in the 2018 season.

The Seahawks remain optimistic about Metcalf's recovery time, this is far from his first brush with injury issues in his career. Out of 36 possible games across three seasons in collegiate career, Metcalf played just 21 total games for the Rebels. He sustained a season-ending foot injury after two games as a freshman in 2016, followed by a season-ending neck injury as a junior season in 2018 after seven games.

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