Fantasy Football: Will Seahawks WR DK Metcalf come through with a big performance in Week 4 vs. Cardinals?
The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals face off on Sunday in a game that fantasy football players will have their eyes on. Among the players who could stand out, D.K. Metcalf could be worth starting in Week 4 lineups.
Through three games, Seattle has utilized Metcalf as a deep threat for Russell Wilson. As a result, the rookie wide receiver has caught nine passes for 217 yards (24.1 yards per reception) and a touchdown.
Early in the season, it seemed as if Metcalf had a chance to unseat Tyler Lockett as the Seahawks go-to wide receiver in the offense. Instead, Lockett has combined for 21 receptions for 233 yards and a score in the past two weeks.
Nevertheless, Metcalf will have a favorable matchup against a decimated Cardinals secondary in Week 4. If there’s any week that the Ole Miss product could put together a huge game, it’s probably this one versus Arizona. To begin the season, the Cardinals have surrendered the eighth-most passing yards per game in the NFL (286.3). Along with that, Arizona also allows 12.3 yards per completion this season (26th in the NFL).
On the other hand, Seattle also loves to throw the long ball when they decide to allow Wilson to air it out. In light of this, the Seahawks average the sixth-most yards per passing attempt despite their rush-heavy offensive attack.
With that in mind, will Metcalf come through with a big performance against the Cardinals in Week 4? Of course, you’d rather have Lockett on your fantasy team, but there’s no reason why both can’t succeed on Sunday.
In the first three games of his career, the athletic wideout has shown that he can be nearly unstoppable down the field. All Wilson has to do is give Metcalf a chance to use his 6-foot-4 frame to make a play over a smaller defensive back.
In addition, the Cardinals are still playing without Patrick Peterson and Robert Alford in their secondary. With them absent from the defense, Tramaine Brock and rookie Byron Murphy have been asked to start at cornerback. Unfortunately, both Brock and Murphy haven’t fared well as a cornerback duo to start the season. Altogether, Brock and Murphy have combined to allow 20 receptions on 27 targets this season.
DK Metcalf should be smiling ear-to-ear with the opportunity to face Arizona’s secondary in Week 4. Again, Lockett is the must-start option in Seattle’s offense, but Metcalf could be a viable WR2 or flex option against the Cardinals this week.