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Jermaine Kearse | Wide Receiver

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
College: Washington
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Jermaine Kearse caught 3-of-4 targets for 64 yards in Seattle's Week 7 win over the 49ers.
Kearse was the intended target on the first of two Russell Wilson interceptions. He didn't make much of an effort to break up the pickoff, though it likely would have been intercepted anyways. Kearse is still ripping off big gains when he catches the ball, but he has only 21 grabs on the season. There's no real reason to roster him in 12-team leagues. Oct 22 - 11:57 PM

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Jermaine Kearse was targeted three times but couldn't reel in a catch in the Seahawks' Week 6 loss to the Panthers.

Kearse scored a touchdown last week but he was never part of the team’s plans for Week 6. We wouldn’t count on him having a bounce-back game Thursday against the 49ers.
Oct 18 - 8:47 PM

Jermaine Kearse reeled in two of his three targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 5 loss to the Bengals.

He beat Dre Kirkpatrick on a corner route for an easy 30-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Kearse didn’t have his named called much after that as the Seahawks decided to go run-heavy in the second half. The touchdown was Kearse’s first since Week 5 of last season. Through five games, he leads the Seahawks with 274 receiving yards.
Oct 11 - 5:45 PM

Jermaine Kearse caught his two targets for 84 yards in the Seahawks' Week 4 win over the Lions on Monday night.

Both of Kearse's catches were gifts. His first, a 34-yard gain, came on a broken play where Russell Wilson scrambled around and bought time before finding an open Kearse with the defensive backs tired in coverage. Kearse's 50-yard gain came at the end of the fourth quarter where he was left wide open down the right side. Kearse is merely a WR5 in Seattle's weak passing attack.
Oct 5 - 11:53 PM

Jermaine Kearse reeled in all six of his targets for 76 yards in the Seahawks' Week 3 win over the Bears.

Kearse was held without a catch last week against Green Bay. He’s not the most consistent fantasy option, but Kearse can get the job done when needed. Kearse should be in for another productive outing next week against Detroit’s punching-bag secondary.
Sep 27 - 7:58 PM

Jermaine Kearse was held without a catch in Week 2 against the Packers.

He had just two targets. Kearse was a non-factor in a game where Russell Wilson threw for just 206 yards. It's a step back after he managed eight catches in the opener. Kearse remains off the re-draft radar.
Sep 21 - 1:31 AM

Jermaine Kearse caught 8-of-10 targets for 76 yards in the Seahawks' Week 1 loss to the Rams.

Russell Wilson uncorked 41 passes in this one, so a lot more than he normally does. Therefore, we're not reading too much into Kearse's targets. He was working underneath a lot, with the Rams giving him anything short. Still, Kearse's 10 looks led the team. He's barely a WR5 until proven otherwise. The Seahawks will travel to Green Bay in Week 2.
Sep 13 - 5:38 PM

The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta expects Jermaine Kearse to remain an every-down receiver for the Seahawks.

Many are calling for more playing for Super Bowl standout Chris Matthews, but Condotta expects him to operate as the No. 3 receiver behind Doug Baldwin and Kearse. Kearse is as streaky as they come as a pure deep threat. His real contributions come in the run game as a blocker on the outside. Kearse played 821 snaps but was targeted just 64 times in the ultra-run-heavy offense.
Jun 26 - 10:20 AM

Seahawks re-signed restricted free agent WR Jermaine Kearse to a one-year, $2.356 million contract.

About time. Kearse was slapped with the second-round tender in March and was one of the last RFAs to sign his deal. He wasn't going anywhere at the cost of a second-round pick. Kearse will fill the deep-threat role again in 2015.
May 5 - 10:54 PM

Seahawks extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent WR Jermaine Kearse.

The second-round tender is a one-year deal worth $2.356 million. Nobody is desperate enough to give up a second-rounder for Kearse, so he's staying put. Russell Wilson only targeted Kearse 67 times last season. The Seahawks need to find a better starting complement to Doug Baldwin.
Mar 6 - 9:09 AM

Jermaine Kearse secured 3-of-6 targets for 45 yards in the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLIX loss to the Patriots.

Kearse missed a big-play opportunity in the third quarter when he dropped a perfect downfield bucket throw from Russell Wilson. Redemption nearly came on a diving, Tyreeian fourth-quarter catch that bounced off several parts of Kearse's body before he secured it for a 33-yard gain. Unfortunately, the Seahawks proceeded to call a pass plays later at the goal line, and Wilson was intercepted, sealing the loss. 25 years old, Kearse is a restricted free agent this offseason. He is one of the worst starting wide receivers in football and Seattle badly needs to upgrade.
Feb 1 - 10:42 PM

Jermaine Kearse caught 1-of-6 targets for a 35-yard, game-winning touchdown in Seattle's overtime victory over the Packers in the NFC title game.

Kearse was having the nightmare to end all nightmares before beating Tramon Williams in the extra period for a truly-amazing catch. Even with Williams wrapping his hands around Kearse's chest and getting his hands on the ball, Kearse managed to haul in the pass that sent Seattle back to the Super Bowl. Before overtime, Kearse was the intended target on multiple Russell Wilson interceptions. He'll continue to serve as Seattle's best approximation of a deep threat in Super Bowl XLIX.
Jan 18 - 7:02 PM

Jermaine Kearse caught three passes for 129 yards with a touchdown in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Panthers.

Consistently nicked and under-performing during the regular season, Kearse stepped up at a crucial time. He was the primary wideout opposite Doug Baldwin and got a little boost when Paul Richardson (knee) left in the third quarter. But even before Richardson departed, Kearse beat Bene Benwikere on a vertical route for a 63-yard score in the second quarter. DFS owners thinking about chasing points on this boom-or-bust vertical threat should note he only saw three targets Saturday and averaged a meager 4.4 targets per game during the regular season. The Seahawks will host either Green Bay or Dallas in next week's NFC Championship Game.
Jan 10 - 11:39 PM

Jermaine Kearse (hamstring) is listed as probable for the Divisional Round.

Kearse's return will give Russell Wilson a big-play threat on the outside. Paul Richardson will start opposite Kearse in three-wide sets.
Jan 9 - 7:19 PM

Jermaine Kearse (hamstring) is practicing in full this week.

Kearse remains on track to return for Saturday's Divisional Round. He'll start opposite Paul Richardson in three-wide sets, with Doug Baldwin playing the slot. Kearse isn't more than a boom-or-bust DFS option.
Jan 7 - 7:11 PM

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