Week 3 has arrived! Unfortunately, the injury watch for fantasy managers is also here. Players who appear on the Friday injury report and haven’t practiced much during the week can often lead to trepidation for managers trying to make lineup decisions and/or waiver claims. Don’t fret, though – FantasyPros is here to provide you with all of the latest news and updates on the players who are questionable heading into the weekend.
D.K. Metcalf suffered a rib injury in Seattle’s Week 2 game against Detroit. The injury kept him out of practice for some of the week, and he now has a designation of questionable headed into their game against Carolina. Will D.K. Metcalf play in Week 3? Here’s what we know.
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DK Metcalf (ribs) is questionable to play in Seattle’s Week 3 matchup against the Panthers.
Metcalf will be questionable heading into the weekend because of a hard hit he took in Week 2 that left him with sore ribs. He was upgraded to full participation at practice on Friday, however, so it seems like he is likely to be available for the Seahawks. He should play and will be a solid WR2/flex option against a weak Panthers’ secondary in Week 3.
- DK Metcalf (ribs) doesn’t practice Thursday
- DK Metcalf (ribs) doesn’t practice Wednesday
- DK Metcalf (ribs) expected to play Sunday
- DK Metcalf (ribs) considered day-to-day
What the Experts Are Saying
Metcalf has a 16.4% Target share and a 36.0% air-yard share. Among 60 qualifying wide receivers, he ranks 21st in receiving grade and 26th in YPRR. Metcalf will take a step back this week against the Panther’s zone-heavy defense. This season, the divide versus zone has widened even farther between Lockett and Metcalf. Metcalf only has a 14% Target share and an 18.5% first-read share. Metcalf is a threat for a big play or touchdown in any week (second on the team in red zone targets), so there’s only so far you can drop him in the rankings. Metcalf will run about 77% of his routes against Jackson and Henderson. Metcalf is banged up with a rib issue. He didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday and has been listed as questionable. Week 3 Positional Value: Low-end WR2/WR3