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Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett will be featured in Seahawks' passing game

Doug Baldwin set career highs last season, catching 78 balls for 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns. Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks return their top four pass-catchers from a year ago, when Russell Wilson led the NFL in passer rating.

How will the roles change and what are expectations in 2016?

Doug Baldwin

ESPN Fantasy Projection: 74.7 catches, 989.6 yards, 7 TDs

Over or under: This projection is pretty close to how I see Baldwin's season playing out, but I'll take the over.

Baldwin set career highs across the board last season, catching 78 passes for 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has admitted that getting in the end zone that many times again in 2016 will be tough, but Baldwin's role is not going to change.

He does most of his damage from the slot and is a technician adept at adjusting his routes based on the coverage of opposing defenses. That's why the continuity he and Wilson have built up over the last four years is so important.

The strength of Baldwin's game is efficiency. He was targeted 97 times last year, 32nd among wide receivers. But his catch rate of 80.4 percent ranked first.

A 1,000-yard season with at least nine touchdowns is realistic for Baldwin in 2016.

Tyler Lockett

ESPN Fantasy Projection: 53.4 catches, 802.9 yards, 5.7 TDs

Over or under: I like the overs with Lockett as well.

As a rookie, he caught 51 balls for 664 yards and six touchdowns. And that was with playing 61.4 percent of the team's offensive snaps.

Pete Carroll has said Lockett is going to be "in the middle" of everything the Seahawks do offensively. He and Wilson struggled at times to get their timing down last year, but Lockett showed he can get open downfield on a consistent basis. And if the summer is any indication, Lockett will see plenty of opportunities in the short game on screens and other plays where he can pick up yards after the catch. That should translate to consistent touches on a weekly basis.

The Seahawks are not a high-volume passing offense, but 900 yards and eight touchdowns is a reasonable projection for Lockett, and he has upside.

Who else could see time: The Seahawks re-signed Jermaine Kearse (49 catches, 685 yards, five touchdowns last season), and 2014 second-round pick Paul Richardson has stayed healthy all offseason.

Kearse's role is unlikely to change. The Seahawks are primarily an 11 personnel (one RB, one TE, three WRs) team, and Baldwin, Kearse and Lockett are all essentially starters.

Richardson is a wild card. He appeared in one game last year but has looked good during training camp and is a vertical threat. Richardson will have a tough time getting consistent snaps though if the three wide receivers ahead of him stay healthy.