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|As an undrafted free agent out of Stanford, Baldwin wasn’t on anybody’s fantasy roster entering 2011. There probably weren’t many people that even expected him to be on Seattle’s roster on opening day. However, he ended up being the team’s main receiving weapon out of the slot early in the season and by season’s end, he was their main receiving weapon – period. Baldwin caught 51 of his 85 targets, a solid 60% completion to target percentage considering the team’s quarterback play, for 788 yards and four touchdowns. Baldwin contributed several big plays, finishing the year averaging 15.5 yards per catch. While Baldwin was a solid contributor last season, there is a reasonable case that his production was mainly due to opportunity and not his talent level. Baldwin isn’t very big and although he is reasonably shifty, he isn’t anywhere near a burner. The Seahawks would much rather have Golden Tate, Deon Butler or Kris Durham in the starting lineup and may even prefer having Tate out operate out of the sot. Monitor Baldwin’s usage in the preseason and draft accordingly. Keep in mind that his production from last season may be his upper limit, leaving little room for upside.
| Doug Baldwin likely to play -- Sun Dec 27 7:15 am --|
|#Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hamstring) is officially a game-time decision, but source said it would be a surprise if he didn’t play. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Baldwin was limited in practice early this week but was full on Friday. Baldwin has been on a tear lately, catching a whopping ten touchdowns in his last four games. While a regression seems likely, he must be in starting lineups in season-long leagues and is a viable option in all formats of DFS.
| Baldwin to be a game-time decision in Week 16? -- Thu Dec 24 5:55 pm --|
|Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said WR Doug Baldwin (hamstring) could be a game-day decision, but sounded optimistic about his chances. (John Boyle on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Baldwin has missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, meaning the injury should be of some concern to his owners. The hottest receiver in fantasy football at the moment has 10 touchdown catches in his last four games, so his absence would have a huge effect on any owner counting on Russell Wilson as well. In such an event, rookie Tyler Lockett would likely become Wilson's top target while Jermaine Kearse could be a serviceable WR3 option.
| Graham suffers patellar injury, out for the season -- Sun Nov 29 9:00 pm --|
Seahawks lose starting TE
|After the game, head coach Pete Carroll said the injury to Jimmy Graham’s patellar tendon will require surgery. Carroll gave no return timetable for the star tight end. Luke Willson will now step into the starting role and called the new of Graham’s injury “tough.” (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: Patellar tendon injuries are serious and difficult for players to overcome and return to peak effectiveness. Victor Cruz suffered a similar injury last season. The loss of Graham may bump up the value of receiver Doug Baldwin more than any other player. Willson will be a TE2 in Graham's absence.