News: 1 day agoMetcalf (ribs) had three receptions (on four targets) for 34 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 24-3 win over the Giants.
Spin: Metcalf overcame a minor rib injury he picked up against Carolina last week in order to suit up against the Giants for Monday Night Football. The 25-year-old looked healthy on a six-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter to give Seattle its first points of the evening. That score would have been enough to earn the win against the Giants in a game where they mustered just three points. The one-sided nature of this contest helps explain Metcalf's lack of targets, as the defense and ground game did the heavy lifting Monday. Metcalf will get an extra opportunity to recover from any lingering injuries when Seattle enters its Week 5 bye. The team's No. 1 wideout will be back in action against Cincinnati on Sunday, Oct. 15.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Metcalf appeared to be in line for a step back last season as Seattle transitioned from Russell Wilson to Geno Smith at quarterback. Instead, Metcalf hit career highs in targets and receptions en route to his third consecutive top-16 fantasy campaign. Metcalf has actually finished outside the top 20 in fantasy PPG each of the last two seasons, but he hasn't missed a single game and he had some horrific TD luck last season. The big man saw 24 end zone targets (nine more than any other player) but found the end zone only six times (nearly half of his WR-high expected total of 11.0). Metcalf is in his prime at age 25, a lock for a huge target share and a good bet for more TDs. He's a fringe WR1.