The 2011 NFL season is just around the corner and if you Fantasy Fanatics haven’t had your draft; it must be coming up.
Free Fantasy Football Tips – Dave B’s Seahawks Analysis
What’s the outlook for the Seattle Seahawks?
Which Hawk could make a difference for your Fantasy squad?
Dave B takes a look at a few players worth considering for your upcoming drafts along with their average draft position (ADP). Take a look, choose wisely and good luck in your Fantasy Pool!
Seattle has long been a bit of a Fantasy wasteland for players (Deion Branch, TJ Houshmandzadeh) but with every new season brings renewed hope that one of the home town boys will help propel you to the Fantasy Title.
There is some talent in Seattle for sure and they do play in the weakest division in Football.
So who makes the grade? Who can help?
Tavaris Jackson, Charlie Whitehurst
The main issue with the Seattle QB situation is the realization that Tavaris Jackson is not the answer and never will be. Sure Jackson landed in Seattle and reunited with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell but if Bevell couldn’t get Jackson going in Minnesota, what makes us think that he will be able to do so in the Pacific Northwest?
My best guess is that Charlie Whitehurst will be starting before too long in Seattle. Until he shows that he can produce, Whitehurst must remain on the Waiver Wire! Long story short, it may be best to avoid the Seattle QB situation all together – neither guy is a QB2 for your fantasy squad!
Marshawn Lynch, Justin Forsett and Leon Washington
Marshawn Lynch will be Seattle’s Fantasy MVP. That’s not saying much but it’s saying something. In 12 games with the Seahawks, Lynch had 165 carries for 573 yards and six touchdowns and 21 catches for 138 yards with three fumbles – OK but not stellar numbers. What excites me is the Lynch that we saw in the playoffs versus New Orleans -131 yards and an incredible play on a 67-yard touchdown ramble.
Lynch is going in the sixth rounds of most drafts – that’s RB3 territory. Good value I say – He’s still the unquestioned starting running back in Seattle. Forsett lingers but is more of a third down back.
Justin Forsett is second in the pecking order but could still put up decent numbers. He will play all third down situations and Seattle could have their fare share of those! His receiving statistics are also valuable. In deeper leagues, Forsett is worth a look.
Will we see the Sidney Rice of 2009 when he turned in 83 catches for 1312 yards and eight touchdowns? After missing most of 2010 with a hip injury Rice comes to town with a big contract and big expectations. The big problem for me is that Tavaris Jackson is currently in charge of making Rice look good. He may top out at 70 catches, 900 yards and five-six tds. Rice is available in the 6th round of most drafts.
Mike Williams was impressive last season but his value has taken a huge hit since Sidney Rice and Zach Miller arrived in town. But with the attention clearly drawn away from Williams he could flourish. 50 catches, 500-600 yards and five scores will blow away any preseason Fantasy projections for Williams unless his QBs are brutal (which they could be).
Golden Tate is worth the look as a good sleeper option if Fantasy. He will reportedly be the slot receiver = PPR potential. He’s a talented guy that will be on the field a whole lot more this season – guaranteed!
Zach Miller and John Carlson
Miller looked good on a bad team in Oakland last season. At very worst he’s at Top 10 Tight End. Miller and Offensive Line Coach Tom Cable are very familiar with each other and Cable knows that the team absolutely has to get him the ball. Miller is a Stud and will do his job this season. 50 catches, 500+ yards and 5-7 touchdowns can be expected!
The Seahawks Defense/Special Teams were not great last season and this season will not likely bring any magic. Leon Washington’s return potential puts Seattle’s D/ST on the map, as do Raheem Brock and Chris Clemons sack ability (Especially at home). Youngsters like Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas bring the potential.