Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks
|WR - #15||62.41||SEA||Active||5 years||27||5'10||189||@DougBaldwinJr|
2015 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Dec-12-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/12): Baldwin has been a stud in his last four games (24 catches, 433 yards and six TDs on 31 targets). Over six games from Week 2 to Week 8, he only had 17 catches for 218 yards and one TD on 23 targets. It just makes you wonder why the Seahawks didn't get him involved in the offense earlier. On the year, he has two 100-yard receiving games and eight TDs with only 5.9 targets per game. His catch rate (77.4) is in elite area. The Ravens moved to 27th in the league in WR Fantasy defense, with two strong games in their last four contests (5/42 and 5/68/1). Baltimore had two bad games defending WRs earlier in the year (20/282/3 and 17/349/3). On the year WRs have 19 TDs vs. them. Priced really low based on his recent success, but his low targets does invite failure.
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Baldwin was the top WR in Week 12 thanks to a late 80-yard TD. He caught six of his eight targets for 145 yards and three TDs. Over his last three games he has 19 catches for 339 yards and four TDs on 24 targets. On the year, he has two 100-yard receiving games and six TDs, while averaging only 5.8 targets per game. The Vikings rank 11th in the league WR Fantasy defense, with WRs catching only 56.4 percent of their chances with 10 TDs. CB Caption Munnerlyn has done a nice job defending WRs in the slot. Baldwin's recent success and price point will lead to him looking like a value play, but this isn't an impactful matchup.
With Golden Tate and Percy Harvin having departed over the past year, Baldwin is the Seahawks' No. 1 WR. However, his skill set still projects him to be a No. 3 wideout who works out of the slot. In 2014, Doug set career highs in catches (66), receiving yards (825) and targets (98). Including the playoffs, he finished with three 100-yard outings and recorded at least five catches in seven games. Baldwin ranked 46th in WR targets and 43rd at his position in PPR leagues. He led all of Seattle's receivers with 66 catches, 28 more than the next best option. This year, Doug is expected to be the No. 2 option in the passing game behind Graham. With Seattle ranking near the bottom of the league in pass attempts, Baldwin has no real upside, even though he will see a lot of single coverage in 2015. He's a low-upside WR4 in season-long games. I expect 55 catches for 750 yards and a few TDs.
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