Fantasy Football: Is Tyler Lockett Worth His Rising Draft Price?

A lot of pieces will have to fall into place for Lockett to realize his potential this season. Is he worth the investment?

When drafting wide receivers in the middle rounds of your fantasy football draft, your goal should be to hit gold on high-ceiling options who can turn your team into a dominant force.

If you select the 30th wide receiver in your draft and he finishes the season as the 25th-best fantasy wideout, that’s value -- but how much does it help your team?

Now if that same receiver finishes in the top 10 at his position, you’re looking at a potential league-winning draft choice.

Does Tyler Lockett fit this description?

Lockett's Pedigree

A third-round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2015, Lockett was mostly expected to be a return specialist who could provide big plays on special teams.

And he was:

However, Lockett also surpassed all modest offensive expectations last year by finishing the season as the 43rd-ranked wide receiver in PPR leagues with 51 receptions, 664 yards, and 6 touchdowns.

Now that Lockett has everyone’s attention, he’s being drafted as if he’s ready to make the next leap into fantasy relevance. Is he worth his current price?