Is Tyler Lockett a Top 15 WR or Low-End WR2?

Tyler Lockett Week 10 projections Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett

It’s never too early to start your fantasy football research. We here at FullTime Fantasy want to provide you with the best information possible heading into your drafts. The Seattle Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett is one of the more polarizing receivers fantasy owners have to decide on early in drafts. Some think he’s a top 15 wide receiver. Others, like myself, think he’s closer to the top 25 range. 

Lockett finished as the WR17 in overall PPR points last season, but was the WR23 on a per-game basis. The season prior was a similar story, with Lockett finishing as the WR18 overall but the WR24 in fantasy points per game.

SeahawkMaven Corbin Smith says Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett belong among the NFL’s elite duos. Here’s an interesting nugget on Lockett specifically:

Out of 19 receivers with over 2,000 receiving yards over the past two seasons, Lockett is the only player with under 200 targets, as Wilson has thrown his direction just 180 times. The next lowest total belongs to Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin, who has been targeted 216 times in the same time period.

Lockett’s two best abilities over the last few seasons have been his availability and his high production per target. There’s no reason to believe he’ll suddenly get a massive spike in target share in 2020. Despite catching a combined 18 touchdowns over the last two seasons, he never finished as a top 20 wide receiver on a per-game basis in either year. I don’t think he cracks that threshold this season, either, especially with the emergence of D.K. Metcalf.

What do you think? Is he closer to being a WR1 or a low-end WR2? Let us know over on the Forums.

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