Tyler Lockett Has WR1 Potential in 2019 Fantasy Football Season

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Tyler Lockett has flashed a tantalizing skillset since entering the league in 2015. But last season, Lockett finally put everything together, tallying 965 receiving yards and 10 TDs while serving as the Seattle Seahawks' primary receiving option.

However, there's a chance that Lockett could be in for an even better year in 2019.

Lockett led the NFL, generating at least three yards of separation on 68 percent of his targets last season. He also averaged 16.9 yards per reception, which was good for the sixth-best mark in the NFL. Point being, Lockett gets open at an unusually high rate, which often translates into explosive plays.

Even though 10 touchdowns might seem a little flukey for a WR who primarily functions as a deep threat, these stats indicate that he has a chance to replicate his 2018 season, and potentially even improve upon his yardage totals.

Lockett is currently being drafted on average as WR23, according to FantasyPros, which feels a tad too low. With rookie DK Metcalf brought in to hopefully draw some defensive attention away from Lockett, the Seahawks WR has a chance to produce at an even higher rate in 2019.

Lockett is currently being drafted as a low-end WR2, but he has WR1 upside. Those players are tough to find, and Lockett could help take your team over the hump in the upcoming fantasy season.

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