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Seahawks Pick D’Wayne Eskridge No. 56 Overall In 2021 NFL Draft

Frank AmmiranteFantasy Sports & Betting Writer
Posted: May 1, 2021Last updated: May 1, 2021

The Seattle Seahawks pick D’Wayne Eskridge No. 56 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday night. Keep track of all our 2021 NFL Draft picks with our 2021 NFL Draft Picks Live Tracker.

Seahawks Pick D’Wayne Eskridge No. 56 Overall In 2021 NFL Draft

The Seahawks selected Western Michigan wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge with the 56th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Eskridge joins one of the best receiving duos in football in D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

Eskridge is an undersized receiver with a 5-foot-9, 190-pound frame who looks like a reach at this pick. He’s an explosive receiver who can be a downfield threat, but he’s also an unpolished route runner who looks like a return specialist in the early stages of his career.

Wide receiver was not an area of need for the Seahawks. For a team with limited draft capital, this looks like poor asset management.


D’Wayne Eskridge 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

I don’t think Eskridge will be much of a factor in season-long fantasy football leagues in his rookie season. He’ll be competing for targets with Metcalf and LockettI think that he’ll be used as a return specialist until he refines his route-running abilities.

I won’t even consider targeting Eskridge in season-long formats. I’d go after Terrace Marshall over him without hesitation.


D’Wayne Eskridge Dynasty Fantasy Football Outlook

Eskridge would need the team to move on from Lockett (unlikely, considering the recent extension) in order to become a factor, even in dynasty leagues. This looks more like a developmental prospect that has a low floor and wide range of outcomes. Yes, he’s tied to Russell Wilson, but I’d avoid him in dynasty formats.


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Seattle Seahawks 2021 Bet Tips With D’Wayne Eskridge

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Seattle Seahawks 2021 Win Total Bet

  • Over 9.5 Wins (-140)
  • Under 9.5 Wins (+115)

The Seahawks are stagnant right now due to their limited draft capital. Each of their division rivals have improved. The under is one of my favorite futures bet on the board right now.

Seattle Seahawks 2021 Bet To Make The Playoffs

  • Yes (+100)
  • No (-120)

The Seahawks have peaked as a team. I expect them to miss the playoffs since they’ll be playing in one of the toughest divisions in football.

Seattle Seahawks 2021 Bet To Win NFC West Division Title

Seahawks To Win NFC West (+280)

I don’t expect the Seahawks to make the playoffs, so this is an easy avoid.

Seattle Seahawks 2021 Bet To Win Super Bowl 56

Seattle Seahawks To Win Super Bowl 56 (+3000)

The Seahawks are closer to picking in the Top 10 than winning the Super Bowl. They haven’t improved this roster enough to contend for a Super Bowl, especially with this reach of a selection in Eskridge.

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Frank Ammirante

Before joining The Game Day, Frank spent three years in the fantasy sports and betting industry, writing for websites like RotoBaller and 4for4football. Frank is an active member of the fantasy baseball and fantasy football community, participating in high-stakes leagues like NFBC/NFFC as well as industry competitions like Scott Fish Bowl, RazzBowl, and TGFBI. Frank is a member of the FSWA and IBWAA. Give him a shout to talk fantasy sports and sports betting.

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