Doug Baldwin injury: Full practice could signal Week 9 start, raising fantasy value

Grant Halverson

Not that his fantasy value is very high, but we break down the implications.

Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin has gone from 'long shot' to full practice in just a few short days, and it seems as though the team's leading receiver in 2011 could play against the Vikings on Sunday. Baldwin (ankle) missed Sunday's loss to the Lions, but has quickly turned his health around and is ahead of schedule.

The Seahawks are very thin at receiver this week with Braylon Edwards also hurt and Ben Obomanu going on injured reserve. They activated Jermaine Kearse to the active roster.

Fantasy Take: It's been a slow year for Baldwin and he hasn't built off of a very successful rookie season. It's possible that he could get in a rhythm and have some value as a flex play, but that doesn't look very likely. Let him remain on the waiver wire for now.

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