Tyler Lockett Fantasy Outlook Could Include Limited Upside in 2020

Larry Rupp
With the emergence of DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett's high average draft position (ADP) leaves him little room to exceed expectations.
With the emergence of DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett's high average draft position (ADP) leaves him little room to exceed expectations. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images
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Tyler Lockett finished the 2019 fantasy football season as a top 15 wide receiver after proving to be one of quarterback Russell Wilson's favorite targets once again. He racked up 82 receptions and posted his first 1,000-yard season while also scoring 8 touchdowns.

Lockett remained a key piece to the Seattle Seahawks' offense as he was targeted 110 times last year (a career high). However, it will be hard for Lockett to repeat that production this year due to DK Metcalf's emergence.

Tyler Lockett Fantasy Outlook

Metcalf accumulated 900 receiving yards on 58 receptions and found the endzone seven times last year as a rookie out of Ole Miss. Wilson targeted Metcalf only 10 fewer times than he did Lockett, which goes to show the immediate chemistry that has developed between the two players.

There is room for two Seahawks wide receiver to put together great fantasy football seasons, but Lockett has the higher average draft position (ADP), according to FantasyPros.

The young wide receivers are completely different players, as Lockett makes a career out of his fooling defenders with is breakaway speed and route-running abilities, while Metcalf uses his insane strength and size to create space and get open. There is no reason they cannot both have strong seasons in 2020 as part of a Seahawks team that looks to compete for a Super Bowl.

Lockett also an injury history that caused him to miss at least two games in each of his first four season in the league. While he will be a perfectly safe choice as a WR2 in redraft leagues, his high average draft position (ADP) leaves little to no room for him to exceed expectations and outperform those being drafted around him (like Courtland Sutton, DJ Chark and Terry McLaurin).

We also have not likely seen Metcalf's ceiling yet. The knock on Metcalf as a prospect was that he was raw and would take some time to develop, which leaves a real possibility that he emerges as the true No. 1 WR in Seattle.

Coming in as the No. 17 wide receiver in our 2020 fantasy football rankings, Lockett could very well have another solid year when it comes to fantasy football production. Fantasy managers drafting him shouldn't hold their breath for any sort of top-12 upside, though, which could make other WRs in this draft range more interesting picks.


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