Seahawks Fantasy Forecast
The Seattle Seahawks will start Tavaris Jackson at QB this week – thank the Football Gods! Although Jackson gives Seattle a better chance to win, he and the Seahawks are still too inconsistent to be relied upon for Fantasy purposes.
Sunday’s Week 9 game has the potential to be higher scoring and the Hawks figure to be playing from behind. That means that the passing game should be heavily utilized – although success is far from a sure thing.
Below is a breakdown of all of the Hawks position players and projected stats for Week 9.
QB Tarvaris Jackson – 220 passing yards, 2 touchdown – Tarvaris Jackson will be under center for the Seahawks on Sunday – good news for all of the Hawks and their fans. Despite some impressive numbers in his last three games including 323 yards in 2 ½ quarters against Cincinnati, Jackson is in charge of one of the worst road teams in recent memory.
Jackson does appear to have a good understanding of his offense and he will be matched up against a Dallas secondary that has all sorts of trouble this season with injuries. Jackson is an OK option this week but certainly is not quite startable based on the Hawks brutal road history.
Adding to the lack of optimism is the fact that Dallas’ pass defense has been very good at home this season – a total of 3 passing TDs allowed in the last three games and under 250 yards allowed in each of those contests.
RB Marshawn Lynch – 50 rushing yards, 10 receiving yards – Lynch has gained only 263 yards on 74 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season although he has scored in three straight games. Seattle is the 31st ranked running team for a reason. With Dallas’ superb pass rush and run defense, Lynch’s numbers will likely be low, unless the Hawks learned something from LeSean McCoy’s performance last Sunday night.
WR Sidney Rice – 60 receiving yards, 1 touchdown – Sidney Rice, like the whole team has struggled mightily on the road this season – he has yet to gain more than 38 yards away from home. But Rice is coming off his second 100+ yard performance and could have a minimal impact for your Fantasy squad. It may be best to keep him on your bench this week unless you have no other options.
WR Doug Baldwin – 60 receiving yards, 1 touchdown – Doug Baldwin may be the best receiving option for the Hawks this week. He has turned in four games with more than 70 yards but is not immune to the occasional Dud as well. Baldwin should get free for a few good gains and could surprise!
WR Ben Obomanu – 50 receiving yards – Ben Obomanu had 100 yards last week and is a much more reliable option with Tavaris Jackson under center. Obomanu could be OK this week but for fantasy purposes, he is much too inconsistent to rely on.
TE Zach Miller – 20 receiving yards – Miller had his best game of the season last week but is still too unreliable in Fantasy. He could emerge but at this point he is best left on the bench.