Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
NFC West | 10-6-0
Rank: 7th
Avg Yds
Rank: 16th
Avg PYds
Rank: 24th
Avg RYds
Rank: N/A
Posted 8/23/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf (knee) will participate in some practice activities next week because his knee has shown no swelling since his surgery, head coach Pete Carroll said Friday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: While it still remains to be seen if Metcalf will be on the field for Week 1, it doesn't sound like the knee injury will sideline him for an extended period. He will likely be a big-play dependent fantasy option as a rookie, but he's a good fit for Seattle's passing attack. He's a late-round option with upside in redraft leagues and an even better pick in best ball formats.
Posted 8/21/2019 4:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf (knee) is considered week-to-week because his knee surgery showed minimal damage, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll is not able to say if Metcalf will be ready for Week 1 but indicated that Metcalf should not be sidelined long.
Huddle Up: Metcalf has played well at times during the preseason but likely will be eased back into the lineup once he is cleared to play. Fantasy players could consider Metcalf as a late-round option that could be used against favorable matchups.
Posted 8/21/2019 10:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has 13 yards on 12 carries in two preseason games, and he has fallen further behind RB Chris Carson, in the opinion of NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann. Head coach Pete Carroll backed Penny by saying: 'We've got to block for him better. He didn't have a chance.'
Huddle Up: Penny will need a strong second half of the preseason to be worth more than RB5 or handcuff at this point. Carson looks like a solid RB2.
Posted 8/20/2019 12:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has routinely flashed the ability to 'make one-handed grabs with the same ease as some of the NFL's stickiest-fingered receivers' and is expected to be a bigger factor than he was during his rookie season, according to ESPN's Brady Henderson. Penny echoed sentiments from his position coach (Chad Morton) that he and Chris Carson can become the same kind of one-two punch the New Orleans Saints enjoyed with Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram over the last two seasons.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks have a long way to go before they can hope to replicate the success of the Saints' backfield, but a nice start would be if Carson (24) and Penny (12) could double their target totals from a year ago. Carson needs to start being considered a huge value pick in the third round, while Penny should be viewed as a flex with RB1 upside if and/or when Carson is forced to sit with an injury.
Posted 8/18/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny lost six two yards on six carries and caught two passes for 10 yards in a 25-19 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Penny is expected to have a bigger role in the offense after a solid finish to his rookie year, but Chris Carson is still going to headline Seattle's run-heavy attack. Penny is a must-own backup, but if Carson stays healthy, Penny's ceiling is that of a flex option for the time being.
Posted 8/18/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf (knee) will have a surgical procedure performed on his knee Tuesday, Aug. 20, according to head coach Pete Carroll, but Carroll said he doesn't expect a long recovery.
Huddle Up: Metcalf's status for the start of the regular season is obviously in doubt, and we may not have a timetable until after the surgery. He could still have potential as an all-or-nothing WR4, but a knee injury to a receiver whose game is built on speed only adds more risk.
Posted 8/18/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson rushed five times for 25 yards and caught one pass for three yards in a 25-19 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Carson turned in an efficient line in limited action, and while Rashaad Penny's role should increase this year, Carson figures to be the lead back and a RB2 option for fantasy owners.
Posted 8/18/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed six of his nine passes for 82 yards and rushed twice for nine yards in 25-19 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Wilson's attempts were down last year in Seattle's run-heavy scheme, but his efficiency saw a huge uptick, and he tossed a career-high 35 touchdowns. He's a low-end QB1 candidate.
Posted 8/15/2019 7:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson is the clear No. 1 back, and he could see two-thirds of the workload, in the opinion of NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann.
Huddle Up: Rashaad Penny will be involved, but Carson is the clear leader and an RB2 in fantasy. Penny is an RB4 or handcuff to Carson.
Posted 8/08/2019 1:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will not play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Geno Smith gets the nod, which isn't a surprise. Generally the starter is rested in the early meaningless exhibition games, and Wilson is believed to be completely healthy. He'll enter the 2019 as a must-start QB1 across the board in all fantasy formats.
Posted 8/08/2019 1:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks TE Will Dissly (knee) is 'way ahead of schedule' in his recovery from knee surgery, but he will not play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Dissly has a golden opportunity to establish himself with Ed Dickson sidelined for at least a month. It appears Nick Vannett will get the chance to make a move for a larger role.
Posted 8/06/2019 11:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson said Tuesday, Aug. 6, he and the other running backs have been more involved in the passing game at training camp in offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's second year with the team. 'He's doing a lot with the running backs. He's splitting them out wide, putting them in different spots around the field. He's using us more for pass-catching than what he did in the previous years. It's fun for us,' Carson said. Schottenheimer said the team needs to get Carson more involved in the passing game. 'He's got unbelievable hands and he's a problem for people coming out of the backfield.'
Huddle Up: The Seahawks have a crowded backfield with Carson and second-year back Rashaad Penny expected to handle most of the work. Specialists C.J. Prosise, J.D. McKissic and Travis Homer are also expected to be factors in various ways. Carson is the most accomplished of the lot; however, and is a high-end RB2 in any fantasy format.
Posted 8/05/2019 12:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has been working as the lead back during camp, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: After finishing fifth in the NFL in rushing last year, Carson has earned the right to open the year as the starter. However, last year's first-round pick Rashaad Penny flashed his own potential down the stretch, and his role only figures to grow. Seattle's run-heavy offense should provide plenty of touches for both players, and while Carson's ceiling will be limited by Penny, he should still be a RB2 candidate.
Posted 8/02/2019 3:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has looked faster and more agile during training camp, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: After battling injuries during a lackluster rookie campaign, Penny is healthy and in better shape heading into 2019. Chris Carson is still the starter and a RB2 candidate in redraft leagues, but Penny has the better long-term upside. In Seattle's run-heavy offense, Penny is worth grabbing as a RB4, and Carson owners may want to draft him aggressively as a handcuff.
Posted 7/21/2019 2:07 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks WR David Moore will open the season as a top-three receiver, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.
Huddle Up: Tyler Lockett is likely to be the top target in the passing attack, but the pecking order is wide open from there. With Seattle looking to replace Doug Baldwin, Moore could be worth a flier as a WR5.
Posted 7/19/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett led the league with a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeted 20 or more yards downfield (minimum 15 targets) in 2018.
Huddle Up: Lockett will be counted on to be much more than just a deep threat this season with Doug Baldwin now out of the picture and should be valued as a low-end WR2.
Posted 7/15/2019 12:07 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise has head coach Pete Carroll 'fired up' heading into training camp. 'To add him into the competition is really nice,' Carroll said.
Huddle Up: Once a promising PPR option, injuries have derailed Prosise's career. Even if he makes the roster, he won't be worth drafting.
Posted 6/30/2019 6:06 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is the league's most underrated quarterback, in the opinion of Pro Football Focus analyst Mike Renner.
Huddle Up: Wilson likely will be a tad underrated in fantasy this summer after falling from the top-ranked fantasy QB in 2017 to ninth last season. Draft him as a solid QB1 if you wait until the top five QBs are off the board.
Posted 6/30/2019 5:06 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is a prime candidate for a breakout 2019 season in the opinion of NFL Network analyst Terrell Davis. 'The second-year back battled nagging injuries (finger, knee) in 2018 but is ready to prove why he was a first-round draft pick,' Davis wrote recently on 'With his new approach, expect Penny to make the most of his opportunities, giving him a real shot at taking over the starting job at some point in the first half of the season. As the RB1, Penny's athleticism and natural ability to be full display this fall in Brian Schottenheimer's run-first offense.'
Huddle Up: Chris Carson looks to be the main man right now in the Seattle backfield, but definitely don't discount a sophomore awakening from Penny. Just be prepared to pay a high-end RB4 draft price, though.
Posted 6/13/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks WR David Moore has made a huge leap this offseason in his knowledge of the position and in his ability to play multiple spots, according to head coach Pete Carroll on Thursday, June 13.
Huddle Up: Moore caught just 26 of 53 targets last season but turned those into 445 yards and five touchdowns. He projects behind Tyler Lockett and rookie D.K. Metcalf on the depth chart, but he's worth a late-round pick as a WR5 as the Seahawks begin life without Doug Baldwin.
Posted 6/10/2019 3:06 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny admitted that he became frustrated by the injuries he dealt with as a rookie, but he said he has 'grown up' and better understands how to be a pro on the field and off the field in terms of taking care of his body.
Huddle Up: Penny's rookie season was a disappointment overall, but he began to show flashes of his potential at the end of the season. Chris Carson's presence will keep Penny for being a lead back, but he can still be a flex candidate as the No. 2 option in Seattle's run-heavy offense.
Posted 6/07/2019 6:06 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has reportedly dropped 15 pounds and is being mentored by Hall of Famer and fellow San Diego State alum Marshall Faulk.
Huddle Up: After a slow start to his rookie season, Penny generally flashed more often than not. With that said, it won't hurt him that he lost some weight after appearing a bit heavy early and struggling with injuries throughout 2018. Chris Carson will be the clear lead back entering the season, but there's going to be enough volume in Seattle's running game for Penny to approach - if not exceed - 150 touches if he earns them. He's well worth flex consideration with the upside for much more behind the injury-prone Carson.
Posted 6/07/2019 1:06 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett has been working out of the slot in three-receiver sets during spring practices.
Huddle Up: Lockett was a dangerous weapon down the field last year, and working out of the slot could put the ball in his hands more often and create even more big-play opportunities. For now, consider him a high-risk, high-reward WR3.
Posted 6/05/2019 3:06 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks TE Jacob Hollister is reportedly off to a strong start and has caught the eye of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who referred to his new pupil as a 'terrific acquisition.' 'The speed element is awesome. Really good route-runner. A lot like Tyler (Lockett) in terms of the instincts, just the ability to get open. He has a great feel for coverages, man to zone,' Schottenheimer said.
Huddle Up: Hollister flashed at times in New England, so it was surprising he wasn't worth more to the Patriots, who traded him right after the draft to the Seahawks for a seventh-round pick. Seattle also has an unsettled situation at tight end, as Will Dissly is recovering from injury, while Ed Dickson and Nick Vannett have yet to distinguish themselves. Hollister could eventually work his way into the TE2 conversation for fantasy purposes, but he'll need a strong summer at the very least before that happens.
Posted 4/16/2019 9:04 am UTC
Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson agreed on a four-year contract worth $140 million early Tuesday, April 16, a source said. He surpasses Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as the highest-paid player in the NFL.
Huddle Up: The midnight PDT deadline came and went, but apparently the two sides continued to pound out a deal. It was a soft, arbitrary deadline. With or without the deal, the multi-talented Wilson is a must-start fantasy option heading into the 2019 season.
Posted 4/15/2019 5:04 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will report for the first day of the offseason program on Monday, April 15. He was hoping to have a new contract in place beforehand, but he plans to report with or without a deal.
Huddle Up: It appears that this contract situation might drag on into the postseason unless the sides suddenly announce something on Monday. While his contract status is uncertain, what is certain is that he will be a must-start fantasy option yet again in 2019.
Posted 4/10/2019 1:04 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants a new contract before April 15. If he doesn't get one, it would be assumed the Seahawks would franchise tag him for at least one year, which would be worth roughly $30.34 million in 2020. If they did it again in 2021 and 2022, the compensation would be about $36.4 million and $52.43 million, respectively. This was enough to make former NFL head coach Jack Del Rio, who appeared as a guest recently on the NFL Network, to suggest trading Wilson is a distinct possibility. '(D)on't be surprised if before it's all said and done when we line up for the season next year if Russell Wilson isn't quarterbacking somewhere else and the Seahawks haven't gone and gotten a quarterback they think (is) the future,' Del Rio said.
Huddle Up: The thought of Wilson being traded is hard to swallow, but the cap hits in 2021 and 2022 would make it hard for any general manager to build a team, so the pressure to get something done only figures to increase as time goes by. At the moment, fantasy owners should be able to count on Wilson doing his usual thing, which is usually producing top-five numbers while sporting a stellar touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Posted 4/06/2019 9:04 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson gave Seattle until Monday, April 15, to reach a contract extension, but there has been 'very little progress' in those negotiations, according to a source. It remains a possibility that Wilson will be franchise tagged next offseason if the waiting game continues. Realistically, Wilson may want to be the highest paid player in the NFL (at least $34-35 million) or receive the highest guaranteed signing bonus (around $100 million).
Huddle Up: Wilson deserves to be paid with how consistently successful he's played so far in his career, albeit with a less-than-ideal supporting cast. Deal or no deal, Wilson is in the mid-range QB1 discussion heading into a new season.
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