SportsCenter described Lockette’s touchdown in the second quarter:
Russell Wilson works his magic! Ricardo Lockette scores on 33-yard TD pass after great play-action fake from Wilson. Seahawks lead, 10-7.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 5, 2014
It is worth noting that the touchdown pass was Lockette’s first target of the game, while Harvin already had five at the time. Harvin also got the ball on a reverse, so we aren’t suggesting Lockette is the top receiving option all of a sudden in Seattle.
Plus, the Seahawks are a run-first offense and won’t change their philosophy just because of one early touchdown.
Still, the way Lockette made the Green Bay Packers defender miss in the open field should have fantasy owners excited going forward. Much of the Seattle offense is based on misdirection (like that touchdown catch by Lockette), so having someone who can make safeties and cornerbacks miss in the open field is very valuable.
For now, eye Lockette with caution because he is still behind Harvin and likely Baldwin on the depth chart. If he mixes in another long touchdown or two, it may be time to change our tune, but he only had one more catch the rest of the game.
He ended up with two catches for 38 receiving yards and the touchdown.