Seahawks Fantasy Forecast
While the Seahawks are a far better team at home than they are on the road, it should be tough sledding against one of the most feared defensive units in the NFL.
Seattle will surely be playing from behind in this game which should mean that the passing numbers should be slightly north of OK.
With all of that in mind, here is Dave B’s Week 10 version of the Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Forecast
QB Tarvaris Jackson – 225 yards passing, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions – Tarvaris Jackson’s return to the lineup from a pectoral injury should have signalled an end to the offensive doldrums that the team had been in during his absence. But in the two weeks since his return, Jackson has yet to throw a touchdown and has posted below average yardage totals. Jackson has thrown six touchdowns, nine interceptions and he has lost two fumbles so far this season – hardly inspiring numbers!
Baltimore owns the 5th best pass defense in the NFL and should pose a major problem for the Hawks. The pass rush and the incredible defenders will likely force a turnover or two. Jackson will be called upon frequently in this game with the running game potentially stifled. I am projecting typically OK numbers for Jackson this week based on the number of attempts that he will have. Against Baltimore however, success is highly unlikely. Bench Jackson this week – he will have a miserable time on Sunday!
The Ravens have allowed high passing yardage three times so far but nothing in Jackson’s past suggests that he can take much advantage here.
RB Marshawn Lynch– 50 yards rushing, 1 touchdown – Lynch has scored in each of his last four games and the Hawks’ commitment to the run could allow him to score again this week. Lynch will get his chances against Baltimore’s 3rd ranked run defense but to expect success may be too much to ask. I like Lynch to post OK numbers with a short touchdown to add to his Fantasy totals this week.
Lynch is a risk for sure this week but in deeper leagues, he may be worth a look based on his potential to score. With a full slate of games on tap for Week 10, there should be better options available.
WR Sidney Rice – 70 yards receiving – Sidney Rice’s numbers don’t jump off the page but he has produced OK Fantasy totals since his return to the lineup. With the Hawks passing game likely heavily featured, expect Rice to once again post decent but unspectacular numbers. Is he startable? Only if you are desperate!
WR Doug Baldwin – 50 yards receiving, 1 touchdown – Doug Baldwin is the most likely Hawk to score a touchdown this weekend. He has been extremely inconsistent but certainly has potential to post OK numbers this week. Baltimore is not immune to receiving touchdowns against and most have come to opposing teams’ secondary receivers. So a score is not out of the question. However, Baldwin is too much of a gamble for me – better to look elsewhere for a WR3/4.
WR Mike Williams – 30 yards receiving – Williams is the forgotten man in Seattle and has slid off the Fantasy radar. I am projecting a small yardage total only because the Hawks are going to have to throw to be successful.
WR Ben Obomanu – 50 yards receiving – Obomanu played very well in his last game at home – 107 yards receiving. With attention on Rice and Baldwin, Obomanu could surprise this week and post OK Fantasy numbers. Optimism is a funny thing isn’t it? If you are starting Ben, your Fantasy team is obviously in trouble!
WR Golden Tate – 30 yards receiving – Tate, like the rest of the Seahawks could benefit from the fact that Seattle will have to throw to remain competitive. I like Tate to get 2-3 catches for 30 or so yards. Starting him in Fantasy is not recommended to say the least!
TE Zach Miller – 20 yards receiving – Fantasy oblivion! Look elsewhere and hope that Tarvaris wakes up and finds Miller this week. Saying that, expect Miller to be more of a blocker this week than a Fantasy option! He’s a pretty good blocker though. I’ll give him credit for that.