Carroll: Tyler Lockett will 'play in all spots' in Week 1

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Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett was electrifying during the preseason, scoring three touchdowns of 60-plus yards in four games -- one on a kickoff return, one on a punt return and one on a reception. During the spring, some analysts labeled Lockett (5-foot-10, 182 pounds) as a slot receiver. But on his touchdown catch in the preseason, Lockett was lined up outside, and coach Pete Carroll said the team won't hesitate to use him in a variety of spots.

"Really, we haven’t seen anything from him where we need to restrict him and not put him outside or match him up in certain ways," Carroll said. "We really like him all around, and he’s still developing with us. He’s still in a big process of developing the things that we can count on from him and learning him and all of that. But right now, we’re not restricting him anywhere. He’ll play in all spots in this game."

Fantasy Impact: 

Lockett is a player to stash at this point. It's tough to produce in Seattle's run-heavy offense as a receiver, especially with Jimmy Graham in town soaking up targets. But the team is letting Russell Wilson throw the ball more each year, and if Lockett can outplay veteran Doug Baldwin, then there's a path to fantasy relevancy. One thing's for sure, Lockett has made the Seahawks D/ST even more attractive given his ability in the return game.

Filed Under: 2015, W1

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