Start ’em & Sit ’em Week 5
Fantasy Football – Seattle Seahawks Week 5 predictions
In the standings, Seattle has been absolutely elite this season — success that has not exactly translated to the world of Fantasy Football.
Nobody except for Marshawn Lynch paid their owners off last week — let`s see who may guide you to victory this week.
QB Russell Wilson
50 yards rushing, 225 yards passing, 1 TD
Russell Wilson had a down game last week when he comiled 123 yards passing. His ability to run the ball saved his Fantasy day somewhat — 77 yards on the ground.
This week I see more of the same: okay passing numbers with good rushing totals. He has just five TDs this year with six turnovers and looks like a risky Fantasy start once again. He is not recommended this week, although there should be some points scored on Sunday.
RB Marshawn Lynch
95 yards rushing, 1 TD 2 catches 10 yards
Lynch was the best Seahawk last week by a mile and should continue that trend this week.
The problem is that he has yet to crack the century mark — unbelievable. He had 98 yards on the ground last week and a score to go along with 45 yards receiving — good Fantasy numbers. He will be the center piece again this week and threaten the 100-yard mark with a TD.
Lynch is that top -0 back you drafted this week. Start as always!
WR Sidney Rice
4 catches 60 yards
Let’s be clear: The passing game isn’t the focus of this team at all — no one receiver has emerged as a Fantasy starter. Forecasting their production is a total crap-shoot.
I think Sidney Rice is the best of the receiver bunch this week, but he still not recommended for Fantasy purposes.
WR Golden Tate
4 catches 50 yards
Tate hasn’t done much lately — somehow he just hasn’t caught the eye of Mr. Wilson. Doug Baldwin seems to be stealing some of his looks as well.
For those reasons, Rice not recommended this week.
TE Zach Miller
2 catches 35 yards
Zach Miller had only one catch for seven yards last week and has fallen back to the Fantasy irrelevance category. He is usually good for 2-3 catches per week and 20-45 yards.
This week I project him at the bottom of that scale.
PK Steven Hauschka
1 FG 2 XP
Defense / Special Teams
375 yards, 3 sacks, 1 Int., 1 FF
The Hawks’ D is simply elite, but may have a rough go against Andrew Luck and crew this week.
This unit gave up 355 yards to Matt Schaub last week and let Arian Foster have his way. But this team has a knack of getting it done at the right time!
The issue is that Andrew Luck is an absolute STUD and he doesn’t make mistakes! You still have to start the Seahawks’ defense this week — just temper your expectations a bit!