Seahawks Fantasy Forecast
The Seattle Seahawks look like a team that should contend for an NFC Wild card berth – too bad some good play has come a little too late in the season.
This week after nearly 1 ½ weeks off, the Hawks host a brutal St. Louis Rams team that scores just 12 points per game and gives up over 159 yards rushing per game.
Monday night in the Pacific Northwest – it should be fun! Seattle’s offense is improving week by week and the defense has been lights out!
So who is worth starting in the first week of your fantasy playoffs?
Dave B breaks it down in the Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Forecast – Week 14
QB Tarvaris Jackson - 200 passing yards, 1 touchdown – Tarvaris’s role in Monday’s game will be to manage, not win the game. Limit turnovers and let the running game do the rest! Jackson hasn’t eclipsed 200 yards passing in any of the last three games – 10 touchdowns and 12 interceptions so far this year!
Jackson only passed for 148 yards and one score in the first meeting against the Rams and he won’t have to do that much in the home game.
I am projecting Jackson’s numbers to be around average. I think the coaches may let him take a few more chances with the attention that Marshawn Lynch is bound to draw. Despite the coaches possibly opening up the playbooks, this game will likely belong to one man and it isn’t Tarvaris Jackson.
Jackson is not a recommended Fantasy play this week!
RB Marshawn Lynch – 150 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns – I know Seattle is missing 3/5 of their starting O-line. It won’t matter. Lynch gets a crack at a defense that gave up 228 yards to Beanie Wells and 253 yards to DeMarco Murray. Yummy!
Lynch has been outstanding over the last month, leading the NFL with 591 rushing yards and five run TDs in five games since Week 9.
He is an absolute must-play in the world of Fantasy.
Who would have thought that Marshawn Lynch could be the catalyst for someone’s Fantasy Super Bowl win?
WR Golden Tate – 50 receiving yards, 1 touchdown – Golden Tate is the biggest beneficiary of Sidney Rice being gone for the season. The coaches and players love him to emerge as the #1 guy for the rest of the season.
I like Tate to continue his roll this week and score Seattle’s only receiving touchdown.
Tate is unproven and is certainly a risk for this week. He is not recommended in Fantasy just yet but could emerge a starter with one more good outing.
WR Doug Baldwin – 60 receiving yards – Baldwin will assume the role that he had when Sidney Rice was healthy and in the lineup. He will get his looks but will likely fall back to a secondary option. Baldwin will get his yards but in a run heavy game plan, don’t expect a score!
Baldwin is not a recommended Fantasy option this week.
His inconsistency keeps Williams on my Fantasy bench this week.
TE Zach Miller - 20 receiving yards – Miller is getting more involved finally and could continue to improve late in the season.
He is not a trusted Fantasy starter by any means however!