Start ’em & Sit ’em Week 3
Fantasy Football – Seattle Seahawks Week 3 predictions
The undefeated Seattle Seahawks play their second straight game at home this Sunday.
This week they welcome perhaps the worst team in the NFL – the Jacksonville Jaguars – who are 0-2 and who have scored just one TD all season long!
Will it be a fantasy bonanza for the Hawks’ position players? Likely not – Seattle will likely get back to basics, get out to an early lead and nurse it home to the finish line.
It could mean a short day for Marshawn Lynch as the backups could come in and mop up and it could mean an unflattering day for the passing game – there likely won’t be any fireworks needed in order for this team to post victory.
So which Seahawks should start for your Fantasy squad this week? Let’s take a look.
QB Russell Wilson
10 yards rushing, 200 yards passing, 1 TD
I see Wilson being the quintessential game manager – not a lot is going to be needed out of Wilson this week.
RB Marshawn Lynch
120 yards rushing, 1 TD 2 catches, 10 yards
Lynch was terrific last week and heading into this week we can expect the same. After all, the Jaguars allowed Darren McFadden over 100 yards last week.
If he played the whole game Lynch would be good for 165 yards – easy! Lynch is a top 10 RB option any way you slice it!
WR Doug Baldwin
4 catches, 60 yards, 1 TD
Baldwin has emerged as Seattle’s best Fantasy receiving option. He catches the bombs from Russell Wilson.
While I think he will be fine this week, just don’t expect huge numbers – Seattle ain’t gonna have to throw a lot. He scores this week and gains moderate yardage – low-end WR3/high-end WR4 material.
WR Sidney Rice
2 catches, 50 yards
Is it me or does Rice look like a complete bust? I know – it’s not me!
Wilson isn’t looking his way very often and when he is – they are intermediate routes for short gains. Time to cut the Fantasy umbilical if you own him!
WR Golden Tate
3 catches 40 yards
Tate is another guy that figures to have a down week with the perceived emphasis on the running game. Tate has also lost a lot of touches to Doug Baldwin somehow this year.
TE Zach Miller
2 catches, 20 yards
Miller is always good for 20-45 yards. This week I project him at the lower end of that scale because it will be the running game that rules for Seattle this week.
PK Steven Hauschka
2 FG 3 XP
250 yards, 4 sacks 2 INT., 2 FF
The Jags are completely inept on offense – they have a combined 11 points so far – TOTAL – in two games and they haven’t faced anything like the Seahawks yet in a building like CenturyLink.
Seattle has allowed just 10 points total all season against some good teams – incredible!
Seattle is the #1 Fantasy defense this week by a mile. If you own then – congratulations!