News: 4 days agoMetcalf spent a lot of time working out with Russell Wilson during the offseason, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Spin: Metcalf spent his offseason in good company, also working with 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman and new teammate Greg Olsen. The second-year pro expects to take a big step forward, following a rookie campaign where he put up a 58-900-7 receiving line in the regular season and an 11-219-1 line in two playoff games. His 7.0 percent drop rate was 17th worst among qualified wide receivers, and Metcalf pointed to the drops as a clear area for improvement in 2020. He and Tyler Lockett could essentially operate as co-No. 1s this season, accounting for a large chunk of the receiving production in a Seattle offense that typically stays committed to the run.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Metcalf is entering his second NFL season, following an impressive rookie campaign in which he played on 83% of Seattle's snaps and was responsible for 30% of the team's air yards. Metcalf scored seven touchdowns, but was actually unlucky in that department (8.1 OTD), as the Ole Miss product paced the entire NFL in end-zone targets -- his 19 looks were three more than any other player. Metcalf ended the season as fantasy's No. 33 WR, though his role resulted in only one top-12 fantasy week and seven finishes of 40th or worse. Metcalf is only 22 and good bet for a step forward in his second season. Consider him as a WR3 with the upside for a major breakout.