Phillip Dorsett Could Be Great Under the Radar Signing for Seahawks

Max Staley
Phillip Dorsett could be a great addition for the Seattle Seahawks.
Phillip Dorsett could be a great addition for the Seattle Seahawks. / Billie Weiss/Getty Images
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Phillip Dorsett is a former first-round pick from the 2015 NFL Draft. While he's never quite lived up to that draft status, he's been a serviceable player for the New England Patriots in recent seasons.

However, he's got a chance to be a real contributor now that he's signed with the Seattle Seahawks.

Phillip Dorsett Seahawks

Dorsett is a flat-out burner, having put up a 4.33 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. While Tom Brady was still a top-tier passer in his last few seasons with Dorsett in New England, his deep ball has fallen off recently. Brady only attempted 62 passes that traveled at least 20 yards in the air, putting him tied for 13th in the NFL in that metric. Brady only completed 25 of those 62 attempts (.403) as well.

Wilson, on the other hand, finished third in the NFL with 85 such attempts. Notably, he completed 36 of those passing attempts (.426), which puts him second in the league. So while Brady was still a great passer with a relatively effective deep ball, the speedy Dorsett could benefit from playing with one of the best deep-ball throwers in the NFL.

With Dorsett on a one-year deal, this has a chance to be one of the most underrated free-agent signings of the offseason.


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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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