Ricardo Lockette's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 1 vs. Packers

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistSeptember 4, 2014

Seattle Seahawks' Ricardo Lockette (83) tries to get past Akeem Auguste during a drill at an NFL football camp practice Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Fantasy football players may have had their eyes on Percy Harvin or Doug Baldwin when it came to Seattle Seahawks wide receivers, but it was Ricardo Lockette who made the first impression. 

SportsCenter described Lockette’s touchdown in the second quarter:

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.

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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.