Luke Willson's Instant Fantasy Reaction for 2013 Fantasy Playoffs

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIDecember 8, 2013

Dec 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson (82) is congratulated by tackle Breno Giacomini (68) after catching a touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson had a big game Sunday afternoon against the San Francisco 49ers.  He might not be the famous actor, but you should treat him as such when considering whether or not to add him to your fantasy team as fantasy football playoffs get underway.

The 49ers were able to pull off the big win over the Seahawks, winning 19-17 thanks to a game-winning field goal with 31 seconds remaining.  Willson led all Seahawks in receiving with three receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown, giving him 13 fantasy points in ESPN's standard scoring leagues.

For as good as Willson played in this game, he's done very little this season.  Entering Sunday, he had just 13 receptions for 172 yards, not registering more than one catch in any game since October against the Tennessee Titans.

Several tight ends have been banged up this season, including the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Jordan Reed and Delanie Walker.  While a number of fantasy owners could be searching for a new starting tight end, Willson isn't the answer.  

Even if Willson became the go-to starter at tight end, he still wouldn't be very involved, as the Seahawks passing offense ranked 22nd before Sunday, averaging just 218.2 passing yards per game.

It may be tempting to add Willson, but you should keep away from him, and look for someone else if you're really desperate for a new tight end.