Tyler Lockett – WR
Tyler Lockett isn’t the biggest wide receiver in the game, but he’s definitely one of the most underrated. Despite his 5″10, 182 pound frame, this guy produces on a game by game basis and is clearly Russell Wilson’s favorite and most trusted target.
Lockett has been having one of the better seasons so far of any receiver in the league. He’s grabbed 26 balls for 298 yards and four touchdowns. While some of the defenses the Seahawks have faced this season haven’t been the best, Lockett did have an impressive game against a tough Patriots secondary.
The Vikings’ cornerbacks are going to have their hands full with Lockett and Metcalf. They’ll likely try to put size on size, and have Holton Hill cover the bigger and stronger Metcalf. That could put young Jeff Gladney on Lockett. While they matchup well physically, it’s the six years of experience that will truly be the separator.
Lockett is a savvy route runner, with great quickness and burst. He’ll surely more than once fool the young corner and find himself wide open at times. Hopefully, when this occurs the Vikings will get some pressure on Wilson, forcing him to throw the ball out earlier than he wants to. If not, Lockett could top the 9 receptions, 100 yards, and three touchdown line he put up against the Cowboys a few weeks back.