Fantasy Impact- Gerald Everett to Seattle

Gerald Everett was the first player selected in the Sean McVay era, but he moved on this offseason to divisional rivals Seattle, here we look at the fantasy impact. Everett wasn’t ever really able to have a consistent impact during his time with the Rams.

Blocking & Field Opportunity

Often, Everett had to make way for Tyler Higbee, with both players typically eating to each others opportunities. The reason being that the team preferred the ability of Higbee to block on the field, giving them more flexibility. Comparing their time in the league:

Tyler Higbee

YearRoute %Blocking %RoutesPlaysSnapsTargets

Gerald Everett

YearRoute %Blocking %RoutesPlaysSnapsTargets

It almost feels like the team brought him in to be a move TE, but couldn’t find a way to actually have him out on the field. He was clearly the more involved in the passing game, both in the % of routes run and the targets that he was able to get.

Situation in Seattle

Seattle have had a decent time with the position (particularly in the past two years):

YearTargetsRecsYardsTDsTarget %

Obviously, 2018 was a bit of an outlier. For reference, in 2018 the team was still extremely run-focused, and had Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett commanding the majority of targets. With the likes of David Moore and Brandon Marshall also being used in the offense.

The Seahawks have a need at the position too, with Greg Olsen deciding to retire. That has left a void on the roster, with Will Dissly, Colby Parkinson and Luke Willson the other players on the depth chart. It is unlikely that Everett is going to have the same struggle to get on the field.

2021 Outlook

So what is the bottom line fantasy impact for Gerald Everett moving to Seattle? Overall, I like Everett on this offense. All of the obstacles for him being successful aren’t there. Everett should be on top of the depth chart, and the team uses the TE as a key part of its passing offense. So he is likely to be the TE1 on the team.

Overall, I quite like taking a gamble on him late in drafts. We have seen that the position typically has a player (or two) that can massively exceed the expectations each season. Given the position landscape, he could end up being a gem.

In dynasty, I’d put out some offers to try and add him. Everett has shown enough that he could be a success in Seattle. You could likely pick him up for a third round pick, or less. The one year deal could be an issue but the upside is there at that price.

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