WR - SEA
Week 7 Outlook
Remember when I said that Metcalf had top-12 wide receiver upside prior to the season? Well, maybe I was underestimating his true potential. He ranked 13th in targets among receivers heading into the bye week but ranked No. 4 among receivers. Had he not prematurely celebrated at the one-yard line, he would've ranked as the No. 2 receiver. The crazy part is that he has just one game with more than four receptions, so there's room for more. The Cardinals haven't been the giving tree they were last year, as they've allowed just 7.43 yards per target (3rd-lowest) and 1.55 PPR points per target (2nd-lowest) through six games. They've played an impressive list of No. 1 wide receivers, too. Terry McLaurin, Kenny Golladay, D.J. Moore/Robby Anderson, and Amari Cooper. Now, even though they've been good as a team, they did allow all four of those receivers to finish as top-22 options. They also allowed Jamison Crowder to post the No. 7 wide receiver numbers in Week 5, as he racked up 8/116/1 on 10 targets. The question I'm wondering is: Do the Cardinals shadow Metcalf with Patrick Peterson? He hasn't been shadowing this year, but knowing David Moore is the No. 3, they may view Metcalf as a priority. Dre Kirkpatrick has done a solid job, so they could just play sides, but either way, you shouldn't be sitting Metcalf, who's now totaled at least 92 yards in every game. He should be glued into lineups as a low-end WR1, at worst, though this matchup isn't as fruitful as it once was.
Arizona is 6th against fantasy wide receivers, but Metcalf should still be a WR1 on the road with Russell Wilson throwing him the ball.