Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Forecast
Week 3 is here – the Seahawks finally get a shot at a very vulnerable defense! Seattle’s offensive numbers have to improve and this is the week that they may finally look respectable. Am I starting any Seahawk in My Fantasy league – No. Am I intrigued about what they can accomplish this week – yes!
QB Tarvaris Jackson – 200 yards, 1-2 touchdowns – Tarvaris Jackson has a real chance to kick start his season this week against Arizona. Not only does he get to face a defense that is near the bottom of the NFL in defense (466 total yards allowed per game, 343 passing) but he also will likely have Sidney Rice on the field.
After just 159 yards against Pittsburgh last week, Jackson should have his best game of the season at home this week.
The Seahawks passed for 192 yards and one score at home versus Arizona last year – expect more of the same.
RB Marshawn Lynch – 40 yards rushing 10 yards receiving – Lynch leads the least impressive rushing game in the NFL into Sunday’s action. There is a chance that an OK passing game may translate to some success in the running game. Lynch should be on Fantasy benches after he and Justin Forsett have gained just 57 yards on 27 carries so far. Expect a better game from Lynch – not startworthy however!
RB Justin Forsett - 20 yards rushing, 10 yards receiving – Forsett is in the same boat as Lynch – not much to like! A banged up O-line will hinder the running game going forward as well.
Both Forsett and Lynch combined for 130 rushing yards but no scores when the Cardinals visited last season.
WR Sidney Rice – 50 yards receiving – Good news – Rice should play against a terrible Cardinals pass defense. I am giving Rice a chance to have a good game. He may not light the world on fire but he is a huge upgrade for the Hawks. He immediately becomes Seattle’s best receiving option.
WR Mike Williams – 50 yards receiving, 1 touchdown – Mike Williams has a good history against Arizona – 11 catches for 87 yards against the visiting Cards last season. He may be the biggest beneficiary of Rice’s return. With some of the focus off him, Williams could be OK. I would still hesitate on starting him!
WR Ben Obomanu – 30 yards receiving – If Rice returns, Obomanu’s production takes a serious hit.
TE Zach Miller – 30 yards receiving – Zach Miller has yet to net more than 20 yards in a game but he could be decent this week against an Arizona team that has been lit up by opposing Tight Ends all season. Start him only if you are desperate!