Seattle Seahawks Breakdown

The Seattle Seahawks are a mess.  So far this offseason they have been a revolving door of aged wide receivers, finally landing with Terrell Owens, and then releasing him this Sunday.  Pete Carroll has said that Tavaris Jackson will be the starter (Jackson is now in the process of being traded to the Buffalo Bills), then rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, after that  it looked like it will be the right guy, Matt Flynn, but another strong performance by Wilson has the rookie as the starter yet again.  The defense is a work in progress with several question marks on all levels, especially in the secondary, although the linebacker group has played very well this preseason, they have shown a gift for being in the right place at the right time, and rarely being slip out of position by opposing offensive strategies.

On the plus side for Seattle, their offensive line has come together nicely.  Led by center Max Unger, the Seattle front 5 have been creating giant holes in practice for Marshawn Lynch and Lynch looks like he did for the final three quarters of last season, Beast Mode indeed.  Lynch finally has a backup who can take some of the load off of him, especially on third down, in Kregg Lumpkin.  Lumpkin played well in Tampa Bay last season making LaGarrett Blount fantasy useless.  Marshawn should not have to worry about Lumpkin taking snaps away on first and second down, but his receiving ability makes him a natural third down back, giving Lynch a much needed break.

The receivers, as mentioned above, are in chaos.  T.O. looked like he will slide in at the number one spot until being waived.   Braylon Edwards has taken up space but nothing more.  Sidney Rice came back for week 3 of the preseason, and although rusty did give Seatlle enough of a boost to cut Owens.  Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin are question marks, both have great ability, but have yet to have any consistancy in games or on the practice field.

The Fantasy Football value of anyone on Seattle is dismal, except of course for Lynch.  Lynch should be a low end #1 back or a high #2, easily picking up 1,100 yards and 10 – 12 touchdowns.  I would stay away from which ever quarterback plays under center this year, it will probably be Flynn, and he may be worth a spot start against weaker defenses but not worth drafting.  Russel Wilson will get the start week 1, and although he looks very impressive so far in preseason, NFL regular season games are a whole other beast.

FANTASY FOOTBALL IMPACT

Are there any players on the Seattle Seahawks 2012 roster that fantasy relevant other than Marshawn Lynch?  The answer is maybe.  Two weeks ago we wrote that there were no guarantees on this roster other than Lynch, and that stays the same.  Recievers production will be an unknown until Russel Wilson shows how he can handle the regular season.  I suspect that Sidney Rice and Golden Tate will wind up being fantasy relevant, but not worth drafting at this time.

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