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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 Draft Rankings

DK Metcalf Note
DK Metcalf photo 16. DK Metcalf (at LAR)
Metcalf is another rock-solid pick in fantasy who hasn't finished outside the top 24 fantasy wideouts (WR22, WR24, WR20) in the last three years. Almost all of Metcalf's deeper metrics lived in the WR2 territory as he was 22nd in YPRR, 23rd in first read share, and 20th in FD/RR last season. Seattle's offense remains an enigma for 2024. Will they be run heavy at the behest of their defensive head coach? Will they grip it and rip it in the passing game under the direction of their offensive coordinator? It will be one of the fascinating things that we have to wait until the season to see play out. If Jaxon Smith-Njigba isn't up to the task of taking over as Metcalf's running mate with Tyler Lockett another year older, Metcalf could see a bump from his 20.7% target share last year (31st), which could vault him up the wide receiver leaderboard in 2024. Metcalf is a strong WR2 that still has some untapped upside. It's possible he will revisit his 2020 production (WR10) this year.
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Jaxon Smith-Njigba Note
Jaxon Smith-Njigba photo 46. Jaxon Smith-Njigba (at LAR)
Smith-Njigba's usage last year was comical. The team neutered him into a low aDOT player when he has the skills to be so much more. When he was aligned outside, he flashed the talent that had plenty of Fantasy GMs drafting him aggressively last year. Among 81 qualifying wide receivers last season, when he was running routes on the perimeter, Smith-Njigba ranked 15th in YPRR and fourth in TPRR. Among 61 qualifying receivers with at least 40 perimeter targets, he also ranked 14th in FD/RR. With a new head coach and offensive coordinator to revamp this offense and a retooled offensive line, Smith-Njigba should flourish in his sophomore season.
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Tyler Lockett Note
Tyler Lockett photo 47. Tyler Lockett (at LAR)
Tyler Lockett faced inconsistency throughout the season, finishing 43rd in points per game and WR33 overall, despite a solid 22% target share and over 1,300 air yards. It was his first time outside the top 30 WRs since 2017, failing to match or exceed D.K. Metcalf's fantasy production. With concerns about his age and declining performance, coupled with competition from emerging talents like Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Lockett's fantasy value is on a downward trend entering his age-32 season.
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Jake Bobo Note
Jake Bobo photo 159. Jake Bobo (at LAR)
Laviska Shenault Jr. Note
Laviska Shenault Jr. photo 183. Laviska Shenault Jr. (at LAR)
Dee Eskridge Note
Dee Eskridge photo 247. Dee Eskridge (at LAR)