Seattle coach Pete Carroll told reporters Sunday that D.K. Metcalf needs surgery on his knee. Carroll didn't offer a definitive timetable for the dynamic athlete's return but said he would likely know more after the procedure, which is planned for Tuesday.
"We're disappointed for him because he was off to a fantastic start, but I don't think this is going to derail him for long," Carroll said. "But he does have to have some work done."
Metcalf was having a strong summer for the Seahawks. His fall debut might be delayed as a result. But, the story said Carroll said the team is optimistic Metcalf could still play Week 1. Moore and Brown could see more chances of Metcalf misses time.
SEA WR David Moore - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
David Moore has a chance to break into the starting lineup with Doug Baldwin gone. After barely seeing the field his rookie season, he played in all 16 games in 2018. If rookie DK Metcalf can’t handle the load, Moore could be next up to get significant snaps. He did have five touchdown receptions which is impressive considering his role last season.
Moore only had 26 receptions for 445 yards as the third wide receiver for the Seahawks. If that role is repeated, he has little fantasy value with those numbers.
2019 Bottom Line
Moore isn’t really a target for fantasy owners. We expect him to put up similar numbers to last season as the third receiver, if he can hold onto that job. If you are in a deep league, he is depth as a late-round pick but really doesn’t carry much value going into the season.