Baldwin had only 1 catch for 2 yards last Thursday against the Chargers, but was still productive. He had a touchdown catch reversed that was a close call, and also drew a big pass interference penalty that gave the Seahawks the ball on the 1-yard line.
Fantasy Impact: This year Doug Baldwin definitely has some sleeper potential. We all know that Percy Harvin has a big history of injuries, and if one should occur, then Baldwin will be the go-to guy. Last season he snagged 50 catches on 73 targets, to go along with 5 touchdowns. (ESPN.com) With the way the Seahawks love to run the ball I do not see him having that much of an increased role in the offense this year. But I do think that if you draft Harvin, Baldwin should also be on your team as sort of a handcuff. He is more than capable of taking over the lead wide receiver duties if anything should happen to Harvin. But until then I do not think you can really count on him producing for you week to week.
Dave Bolling of The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Doug Baldwin has been the "most consistent big-play maker" thus-far in camp (Source: The Tacoma News Tribune)
Fantasy Impact: With the departure of Golden Tate and the rumors that the Seahawks will be passing more, 2014 is shaping up to be a good year for Baldwin. A favorite of the advanced metrics crowd, Baldwin also has been reported to have dynamite chemistry with QB Russell Wilson. Per FantasyPros, you can expect Baldwin to be available around pick 176 in current drafts. I wouldn't be surprised to see Baldwin post a 60-850-6 line in 2014.
After analyzing Doug Baldwin's 2013 season in it's entirety, Football Outsiders sees a number one receiver in the making. (Source: FootballOutsiders.com)
Fantasy Impact: With the departure of Golden Tate and the retirement of Sidney Rice, newly extended Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin will step in as a clear starter on the outside from day one of training camp. Baldwin has the ability to create separation at the line of scrimmage and his ball skills are a sight to behold. Defenses will have to account for Percy Harvin every single play, which should open up more opportunities for Baldwin to exploit favorable matchups with his quick first step and route running ability. New offensive weapons and increased chemistry with his quarterback Russell Wilson should result in Baldwin greatly exceeding his current ADP of 140.