Seahawks Fantasy Forecast
The Seattle Seahawks return home to try to win their fourth straight game on Saturday.
Their Week 16 opponent – an uber-tough San Francisco team that absolutely dismantled Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. This is as tough a matchup as the Hawks could ask for – Seattle’s strength on offense plays right into the hands of San Francisco’s strength on defense.
Unfortunately, from a Fantasy perspective, the stars of this game may just be the defenses. But let’s take a look at how the Seahawks position players should fare in Dave B’s Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Forecast – Week 16.
QB Tarvaris Jackson - 200 yards passing, 1 touchdown – This is about average for Tarvaris Jackson – somehow no matter how the game goes he ends up somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 yards passing and one touchdown.
Tarvaris Jackson opened the season with 197 yards and two scores in San Francisco, along with two lost fumbles and an interception but he is doing a much better job of protecting the ball right now.
Jackson has 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in nine games this season so expecting 1 touchdown seems to be about right.
But San Francisco’s defensive weakness is through the air. He will have to attack with his arm in order for the Hawks to have success.
Still, 200 yards and a score are reasonable along with a couple of mistakes along the way.
Jackson is not a Fantasy option this week!
RB Marshawn Lynch - 60 yards rushing, 10 yards receiving – Lynch had a rough outing the first time that these teams met this season – just 33 yards on 13 carries.
Can we expect more?
Probably not – the 49ers lead the NFL in rush defense allowing just 71.50 yards per game – no running back has scored against them all season long! Lynch is Hot – he has scored in ten straight games and recorded five 100+ rushing yard efforts since his previous matchup with San Francisco.
The numbers don’t lie – San Francisco is absolutely insanely good at stopping opposing running backs. Lynch won’t have any room and his touchdown streak will come to an end.
For the first time in six weeks, it may be best to keep Marshawn on your Fantasy bench. He like all other opposing RBs will have a miserable day against San Francisco’s front.
WR Doug Baldwin - 60 yards receiving, 1 touchdown – Doug Baldwin has been Seattle’s most effective receiver this year and should continue to lead the team again. I like him to catch Tarvaris Jackson’s only touchdown pass this week.
Baldwin, like all of the other Seahawk receivers is not a quality option for Fantasy Championship week.
Tate has been just OK – don’t expect huge things on Saturday!
WR Ben Obomanu – 30 yards receiving – Obomanu is averaging around one catch per game – disappointing indeed.
TE Zach Miller - 20 yards receiving – Miller could turn out to be a cog in Seattle’s game plan on Saturday. We all saw what heath Miller did to the 49ers defense on Monday night.
Jackson uses both Tight Ends equally meaning that the two cancel each other out for Fantasy purposes.