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By Alex Christian, Seahawks Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 4:28pm EDT

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin lead the Seahawks in receptions during Sunday's 13-9 victory against Carolina.

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin hauled in six of eight targets for 61 yards and no touchdowns. This makes the second week in a row that Baldwin lead the team in receptions. He has established himself as a solid WR2 or Flex option moving forward. If he is somehow still available in your league, pick him up.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Sat, Oct 25th 9:52am EDT

With Bryan Walters being ruled out of Week 8, Doug Baldwin will return kickoffs for the Seahawks. Baldwin apparently would also like to handle punt returns, but Pete Carroll stated “(Baldwin) just wants to do both, he’s going to do one of them.” (Source: The Everett Herald)

Fantasy Impact: After a breakout performance during Week 7 in which Baldwin nearly doubled his previous high in targets, expect Baldwin to settle somewhere in the 7-9 look range, but don't discount the possibility of Baldwin becoming the Welkerian security blanket of Russell Wilson going forward. This news bumps Baldwin up to high-end WR3 low-end WR2 in leagues with kick return bonuses, but this promotion will be temporary, as Bryan Walters is expected to return to kick return duties once he is healthy again.

By Alex Christian, Seahawks Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 1:08am EDT

After a frustrating week six for Doug Baldwin, he led the Seahawks in receiving with 7 receptions for 123 yards and a score in the team's 28-26 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin made the most of his team leading 11 targets as he filled the void for the departed Percy Harvin. Fantasy owners have to be happy with Baldwin's uptake in targets and production. Look for Baldwin to continue to take advantage of his new role and existing rapport with Russell Wilson. Additionally, Baldwin could be a sneaky play for daily fantasy players.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Sat, Oct 18th 12:56pm EDT

With the departure of Percy Harvin, Seahawks beat writer Bob Condotta speculates that either Doug Baldwin or Bryan Walters will fill his now vacant kickoff return spot. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: This would make Baldwin an intriguing play in leagues that award return yardage. Baldwin made a name for himself running many of the same underneath routes that were run by Percy Harvin, and could see an uptick in targets. The aforementioned uptick wont be big enough to launch him into WR2 territory, as Harvin only received 18% of the teams targets. If Baldwin can jump from 4-5 to 6-8 targets per game, he could become a sneaky fantasy play. He is one to have on your watch-lists going forward.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Fri, Oct 17th 12:54pm EDT

When asked about his sideline confrontation with Russell Wilson and his subsequent vulgar post-game comments about Week 6's loss, Baldwin replied “I mean, they know I’m going to speak my mind,” Baldwin said. “And for the most part they know I’m going to be wise with my words. But at the end of the day, I think that if you know me, you know that I do things on purpose. So I felt like it needed to be said.” (Source: The National Football Post)

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin also added that "We've got to go back to work and remember that chip on our shoulder and get back to the grind.” Baldwin is an intense player and is a noted perfectionist, and his behaviors during Week 6 were more geared towards his (correctly) perceived ineffectiveness of the Seahawks offense, than his usage rate. Look for the Seahawks to bounce back Week 7, but Baldwin isn't a fantasy factor in all but the deepest of leagues.

By Jordan Coover, Seahawks Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 8:20pm EDT

In the 1st quarter the Seattle Seahawks got a big spark from receiver Doug Baldwin, who blocked a punt that was returned by Mike Morgan for a 25-yard touchdown.This was a huge play as Seattle could not seem to get it going on offense.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately this big time punt block did not translate to any fantasy points for Baldwin owners. He was targeted just 3 times in the passing game, and had 2 catches that went for 32 yards. You should consider dropping him all leagues as there are much more reliable options out there. Doug Baldwin has yet to register more than 56 yards in a game, and has 0 touchdowns on the season.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 11:46am EDT

Doug Baldwin corralled 4 of his 5 targets for 50 yards in Seattle's Week 5 victory over Washington.

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin is currently leading Seattle in receiving yards with 155 yards on 15 catches. To put that into context, he's being out-gained by the universally available Taylor Gabriel. Seattle has attempted the second fewest passes in the NFL and tends to spread the ball around, limiting fantasy value. If Baldwin can get more of the target share, he could become fantasy relevant, but the odds of that happening are slim.

By Michael White, Seahawks Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 12:08pm EDT

Baldwin brought in 4 catches for 56 yards against Denver. He was targeted 5 times.

Fantasy Impact: It's going to be very difficult to figure out which Seattle pass catcher has the most fantasy value from week to week. Russell Wilson completed passes to 10 different receivers Sunday and even caught one himself. Baldwin will continue to be an emergency injury/bye week fill in at best and will not have any real value unless he were to separate himself in terms of targets as the season progresses.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 1:12pm EDT

Doug Baldwin was targeted a team high 6 times in Week 2, but only had 3 receptions for 35 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin looks impressive when he gets the ball in his hands, but the Seahawks offense spreads the ball around, limiting individual upside. Baldwin is still a WR4 option, as his best games are ahead of him.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Sat, Sep 6th 1:06am EDT

Baldwin corralled 3 of his 5 targets for 14 yards and 0 touchdowns last night.

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin couldn't get free on intermediate routes and was stuffed for short gains when he did get the ball in his hands. Baldwin remains a WR4 with some shine for fantasy purposes.

By Jordan Coover, Seahawks Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 6:06pm EDT

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.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 11:42am EDT

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.

By Michael White, Seahawks Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 7:48pm EDT

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.

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