DK Metcalf Injury Update: Will Seahawks WR Play in Week 3? Fantasy Impact and More

Seahawks WR DK Metcalf suffered a rib injury in Week 2. Is the star WR on track to play in Week 3, or should fantasy managers begin looking elsewhere?

Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf is one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL, and he’s become a coveted fantasy football asset over the years due to his big-play potential.

The star WR took a big hit in last Sunday’s matchup against the Detroit Lions that put his Week 3 status in jeopardy. Should fantasy managers be worried and begin to put a backup plan in place? Let’s find out.

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Latest News Surrounding DK Metcalf

Metcalf made a few impressive plays in Week 2, and he was mere inches away from turning one of those into a touchdown. Yet, he was stopped just shy of the goal line by a big collision from a Lions defender.

Metcalf ended up having to leave the game, but he did return to finish the contest and see his team secure an overtime victory over Detroit. However, moving into Week 3, Metcalf missed practice on Wednesday as he recovers from this rib injury.

With that said, all signs currently point to Metcalf being available and out there for Seattle next week in their matchup against the Carolina Panthers. This may simply have been a rest day for the veteran WR to allow his body time to heal.

Will Metcalf Play This Week?

As mentioned above, all indications are that Metcalf will be ready to suit up for the Seahawks in Week 3. However, it will be incredibly important to monitor the practice reports on Thursday and Friday to ensure that the fantasy superstar doesn’t suffer a setback with this injury.

We’ll continue to provide updates here, so make sure to check back in frequently and often!

What Does This Mean for Metcalf’s Fantasy Ranking?

If Metcalf is out there, he’s in your starting lineup. While there’s plenty of competition for targets in this offense, Metcalf is still able to get the job done, and he comes with as much upside as anyone else in fantasy at the WR position due to his talent level.

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While he may be a bit more limited in his range of motion, if this rib injury is a larger deal than the team is letting on — which Seattle tends to do under Pete Carroll — then he may fail to live up to expectations as a top-20 WR.

Yet, we simply won’t know that Metcalf’s mobility is limited unless we get word later on in the week, so if he’s able to practice Thursday or Friday, he should be a go for your starting lineup.

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