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Seahawks receivers Tyler Lockett, Chris Matthews vying for snaps

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:34pm

Tacoma News Tribune - [Full Article]

In May the Seahawks sent four picks to Washington to move from the bottom of the third round to the top, so they could draft Tyler Lockett from Kansas State. Coach Pete Carroll has already proclaimed Lockett the Seahawks’ punt and kickoff returner; at least its his job to lose in training camp, after Seattle suffered with poor returns and lesser starting field positions all last season. Yet Lockett has also impressed his new team with his polished and subtly skilled route running. Expect him to get many chances during exhibition games to catch passes from the slot and outside.

At 5-10, 182 pounds Lockett isn’t the big, physical receiver the Seahawks appear to need as a true wide receiver. Chris Matthews is. He’s 6-5 and 218, coming off his NFL breakout game in Super Bowl 49 with his first catches, first 100-yard game and first touchdown of his career.

Carroll says training camp and the upcoming preseason are the former Canadian Football League man’s chances to prove he is the big, physical wide receiver everyone thought Seattle had to draft in May.

Fantasy Impact:

Lockett may have a tougher time getting on the field since his size doesn't differentiate him from incumbents Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. Matthews brings size that none of the other Seattle receivers have.

2015 Strength of Schedule - SEA
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
19
@STL
24
@GB
20
CHI
12
DET
3
@CIN
10
CAR
26
@SF
5
@DAL
BYE7
ARI
26
SF
31
PIT
6
@MIN
30
@BAL
14
CLE
19
STL
7
@ARI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1GB314054.670000-57/7081%
2SD3350611.670000-37/4093%
3DEN4560514.000000-68/7887%
4BYE------------
5WAS4500512.500000-61/6791%
6DAL2320316.000000-47/4996%
7STL712311117.570000-58/7182%
8CAR6610810.170000-58/6195%
9OAK538067.600000-65/8180%
10NYG431067.750000-49/6477%
11KC645197.500000-68/7393%
12ARI26023.000000-47/5881%
13SF2280414.000000-52/6580%
14PHI5971719.400000-58/8667%
15SF3530617.670000-53/6582%
16ARI711301116.140000-54/6781%
17STL3430414.3318008.0047/6276%
Totals6682539812.5018008.00879/105783%

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