Doug Baldwin
Doug Baldwin
30-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Seattle Seahawks
Questionable
Injury Knee
Fri Practice: Full
2018 Fantasy Outlook
While the Seahawks offense struggled last season behind an offensive line that should be sued for neglect, Baldwin more or less went about his business. He finished with 13.2 YPC and 8.5 YPT (10th among the league's 27 100-target WR) and scored eight times (T-8th). While his volume, catches and yards dipped slightly, Baldwin set a career high with 18 catches of 20-plus yards and showed he could still make the big play - three catches of 40-plus. At 5-10, 192, and with decent speed (4.48 40), Baldwin's physical gifts don't jump off the page, but he's strong, compact and fearless, runs polished routes and has excellent hands. It's surprising Baldwin scored as much as he did because he was virtually ignored in the red zone - only eight looks there all year. But Jimmy Graham (27 red-zone targets, 16 inside-the-10 targets and 14 inside-the-five targets) is now in Green Bay, so Baldwin could very well go back to his 16-17 red-zone target range from 2015-16. The Seahawks also let Paul Richardson walk this offseason, but signed Brandon Marshall and Jaron Brown. Neither is a serious threat to Baldwin, though Marshall's size makes him a potential red-zone option should he have a last hurrah at age 34. Bottom line, Baldwin is still the clear No. 1 wideout in this offense, has Russell Wilson's trust and little competition either at his position or from the team's below-average tight ends. Baldwin also has a remarkable track record for durability, though he's expected to miss most of training camp and the preseason due to a sore knee. While seemingly minor, the injury will become a real concern if Baldwin isn't practicing by the end of August. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $46 million contract with the Seahawks in June of 2016.
Looking at another surgery
WRSeattle Seahawks
Knee
March 20, 2019
Baldwin (knee/shoulder) may require surgery to address a sports hernia in early April, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Already recovering from knee and shoulder surgeries, Baldwin revealed Wednesday that he expects to have another procedure this offseason, per Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle. He can probably be ruled out for OTAs and June minicamp, with availability for the start of training camp in late July far from a guarantee either. A knee injury cost Baldwin three games in 2018, marking his first absences since 2012 amidst his second-worst season for receptions (50) and yards (618). The 30-year-old wide receiver makes for a reasonable bounce-back candidate in the third season of a four-year, $46 million contract, but it's worrisome that his offseason will be devoted to recovery and rehab.
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How do Doug Baldwin's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
62.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.15
 
% Team Air Yards
22.9%
 
% Team Targets
18.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.5%
 
Drop Rate
1.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.3
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Doug Baldwin's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
192 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.26 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.56 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
6 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2012
While Baldwin didn't score 14 touchdowns again, he did something perhaps more encouraging -- he set career highs in targets, catches and yards. Baldwin's 9.0 YPT placed him eighth in efficiency among the league's 41 100-target receivers, but like Michael Thomas, it was the insane catch rate (75 percent, 2nd), rather than consistent downfield targets that propelled his per-play excellence. Still, Baldwin hauled in five catches of 40-plus (T-8th) and saw 16 red-zone targets, six of which resulted in touchdowns. At 5-10, 192, Baldwin's never going to be a huge presence near the goal line, but the Seahawks are small at receiver -- unless fourth-round rookie Amara Darboh sees a larger-than-expected role -- so don't expect the opportunities to dry up, either. Baldwin has good speed (4.48 40) but excellent quickness, and his route-running, toughness and competitiveness are top notch. He's also Russell Wilson's first look by a decent margin. Tight end Jimmy Graham should have a significant role again if he can stay healthy, and Tyler Lockett should return to provide a home run threat. But the Seahawks' main offensive acquisition was Eddie Lacy whose arrival should have almost no effect on Baldwin's workload. Baldwin is also durable -- he missed two games in 2012 and none since. As such, he profiles as one of the safest WR picks on the board.
There comes a point in your draft when it's time to pick the safe guy with no upside, right? That was more or less than case with Baldwin, who put up a predictable 31-345-2 line through eight games. But the Seahawks opened things up in the second half, and Baldwin, out of nowhere, channeled peak Randy Moss, going 47-724-12 in Weeks 10-17. In fact, prorated over a full season, his second half yields 94-1,448-24. At 5-10, 189, with 4.48 speed, Baldwin won't be mistaken for Moss in real life, and actually Baldwin's league-leading efficiency (10.4 YPT) was based on an ungodly 77-percent catch rate rather than big plays — his 13.7 YPC was solid, but nothing special, and he had only three catches of 40 or more yards. Moreover, despite tying for the league lead with 14 receiving scores, Baldwin saw only 17 red-zone looks and five targets inside the 10. Bottom line, this breakout doesn't seem sustainable even if Seattle lets superstar quarterback Russell Wilson continue to open it up. For 2016, Baldwin should still figure prominently in the team's passing attack as Seattle didn't make any significant additions. A healthy Jimmy Graham and possibly Paul Richardson could take away a few looks, however, and second-year man Tyler Lockett's role could grow.
Baldwin continued in his low-volume-for-a-No. 1, efficient-for-a-possession-receiver way last year, managing 12.5 YPC and 8.4 YPT on 98 looks. At 5-10, 189, Baldwin has decent (4.48 40) speed, excellent quickness and good hands, as well as quarterback Russell Wilson's trust. Baldwin's never been a good bet to score touchdowns, and this year will be no different, especially with giant red-zone target Jimmy Graham now in the fold. Still, Baldwin should lead the Seattle wideouts in targets, assuming we count Graham as a tight end, as Jermaine Kearse is more of a big-play option, and Ricardo Lockette, rookie Tyler Lockett and second-year man Paul Richardson, who's recovering from a January ACL tear, are expected to have bit parts.
Baldwin bounced back from an injury-riddled sophomore year to match his strong rookie numbers, only with even more efficiency (10.7 YPT, 1st among the league’s 69 70-target WR). At 5-10, 189 and without much long speed, Baldwin is mainly a possession receiver, but he has good quickness, reliable hands and a good rapport with Russell Wilson. Percy Harvin's return-to-health could cost him some targets, but Harvin's used all over the field, and Baldwin's role, especially with Golden Tate gone and Sidney Rice retired, is secure.
Coming off a standout rookie campaign, Baldwin had a season to forget in 2012. Injuries took their toll, and he never really became an integral part of the offense. He saw nearly 40 fewer targets than he did as a rookie and finished with only 29 receptions for 366 yards and four touchdowns. Now healthy, Baldwin is expected to regain his place in the passing game. His opportunities also should increase thanks to the injury to Percy Harvin.
Baldwin set a record last year for most receiving yards by an undrafted rookie with 788, and despite playing with Tarvaris Jackson as his quarterback, managed a whopping 9.1 YPT and 15.5 YPC. At 5-10, 189, Baldwin’s not going to see a lot of red-zone work (just five targets there all season), and he lacks the speed to beat defenders deep. What he doesn’t lack is excellent quickness, a knack for finding the open spaces in the zone and good hands. With Sidney Rice and Mike Williams likely to return from injuries, targets could be harder to come by in 2012. But Baldwin typically operated out of the slot last year, a role that wouldn’t be overly compromised by having Seattle’s starters out wide. (There’s some talk at press time about Baldwin moving to an outside flanker position, but in that case he’d be starting there over Williams). Moreover, should Matt Flynn preside over the offense as expected, the entire passing game could get a lift. Make sure to give Baldwin a boost in PPR leagues as well.
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Bouncing back from procedures
WRSeattle Seahawks
Knee
February 28, 2019
Coach Pete Carroll relayed that Baldwin is rehabbing from offseason knee and shoulder procedures, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Makes three catches in loss
WRSeattle Seahawks
January 5, 2019
Baldwin hauled in three of six targets for 32 yards in Saturday's loss to the Cowboys.
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Not on injury report
WRSeattle Seahawks
January 3, 2019
Baldwin (knee) wasn't listed on the Seahawks' injury report for Saturday's wild-card game against the Cowboys, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Bumps up to limited Wednesday
WRSeattle Seahawks
Knee
January 2, 2019
Baldwin (knee) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's practice report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Battling knee injury
WRSeattle Seahawks
Knee
January 1, 2019
Baldwin was listed as a non-participant at Tuesday's practice with a knee injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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