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NFL Week 8 Fantasy Football Recap: Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants

Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) rushes for a touchdown against New York Giants linebacker Jihad Ward (55) during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Lockett: 5 receptions, 63 yards, 1 touchdown

D.K. Metcalf: 6 receptions, 55 yards, 1 touchdown

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Travis Homer’s return: The Seahawks’ receiving back was activated from injured reserve and returned to his usual role.

  • Homer specifically played on third down, taking the snaps that DeeJay Dallas handled over the past month.
  • He likely would have also played in two-minute drills had the Seahawks ran one.
  • His return had no impact on Ken Walker, who dominated all early-down and short-yardage situations.
  • Homer is the handcuff in Seattle if something were to happen to Walker this season.

Monitor the health of the Seahawks’ wide receivers: D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett were both questionable heading into Week 8. They both played — but not as much as usual.

  • Both players played significantly less in Week 7 than any other game the past two seasons. Both players rebounded in playing time this week, but still not nearly as much as usual.
  • This didn’t stop them from performing when they were on the field.
  • They finished first and second in targets, catches and receiving yards, and they both scored a touchdown.
  • The fact that Metcalf and Lockett played as much as they did is a good sign they can safely be in starting lineups next week, but it’s a situation worth monitoring nonetheless.

Monitor Richie James Jr.’s health: James was carted off the field after suffering a concussion, and he didn’t return.

  • James was already getting phased out of the offense in favor of Wan’Dale Robinson in the slot. He lost two fumbles in this game, making it even less likely he is involved once he’s healthy again.
  • Robinson finished third on the team in receiving yards (15) in a game where the Giants’ passing game struggled.
  • Darius Slayton led the team in receiving yards. He gained over 50 yards for the third time in four weeks.
  • He could be the Giants’ top outside wide receiver over the rest of the season, especially after the team traded Kadarius Toney to the Chiefs — ensuring he won’t take any of Slayton’s snaps.
  • Slayton has slowly but surely taken playing time from David Sills V, who was a starter earlier in the season but is now a clear backup.
  • Slayton could be considered a waiver wire target after his recent production.
  • New York has a bye week this upcoming week, so he wouldn’t be an option for a team looking for a wide receiver in Week 9.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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