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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Draft Rankings
Chris Carson Note
Chris Carson photo 34. Chris Carson RB - (at SF)
If we knew Carson would be healthy the entire season, he'd be ranked as a top-12 running back. But we don't. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Seahawks backfield, as Carson is coming off a season-ending hip injury, while Rashaad Penny is recovering from a torn ACL, and they drafted DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round of the draft. You'll want to pay close attention to this backfield as we approach fantasy draft season.
8 weeks ago
Tyler Lockett Note
Tyler Lockett photo 43. Tyler Lockett WR - (at SF)
It seemed like he picked up in 2019 right where he left off in 2018, as he was the No. 4 wide receiver through nine weeks, but then trailed off as the year went on. He was just the No. 61 wide receiver from Week 10 through Week 16 while D.K. Metcalf emerged, and that continued into the playoffs. It's likely we see more pass attempts out of the Seahawks in 2020, so there should be room for both Lockett and Metcalf to be WR2/3 options with WR1 upside nearly every week.
10 weeks ago
D.K. Metcalf Note
D.K. Metcalf photo 45. D.K. Metcalf WR - (at SF)
We can't forget that Metcalf had a knee scope just two weeks prior to last season, and that he was considered a "raw receiver" by many who thought he'd take time to develop. During his rookie season, we watched him top 60 yards on nine separate occasions, which was tied for the 10th most among wide receivers. We all know touchdowns will come playing alongside Russell Wilson, too. Metcalf has legitimate WR1 upside if his development continues. After all, we did see him set the rookie record for receiving yards (160) in a playoff game.
10 weeks ago
Russell Wilson Note
Russell Wilson photo 60. Russell Wilson QB - (at SF)
Wilson is about as safe as they come at the quarterback position, as he's now been a top-12 quarterback in each of his eight seasons, while finishing top-three four different times. He does that by staying on the field, as he's as durable as they come. His 48.1 percent QB1 hit-rate ranks 10th since 2000, though he refuses to bust, scoring fewer than 14.0 fantasy points in just 27.3 percent of his games, which ranks as the fifth-lowest mark in that time. He's reportedly asked the Seahawks brass to unleash the passing game a bit more in 2020, which could give him a bit more upside. We already know the floor is there.
9 weeks ago
Greg Olsen Note
Greg Olsen photo 182. Greg Olsen TE - (at SF)
Based on where Olsen's targets took place last year, he scored 20.5 fewer fantasy points than the average tight end would've, which was the worst mark in football, just ahead of Trey Burton. He's now 35 years old and wants to go to the booth soon enough. He was the Seahawks insurance to Will Dissly. Once they know Dissly is healthy, it's back to fantasy irrelevance for Olsen. If Dissly isn't ready for the start of the year, Olsen could have some streaming appeal.
2 days ago
Carlos Hyde Note
Carlos Hyde photo 189. Carlos Hyde RB - (at SF)
After ranking 12th in rushing yards last year, Hyde accepted a one-year deal with the Seahawks. It seems that he's insurance for Rashaad Penny, who's expected to start the year on the PUP list. But you never know with Pete Carroll, as he's not afraid to shake things up. If Chris Carson struggles coming off his hip injury, or fumbles again, we could see Hyde in a 15-touch role. He's worth a pick in one of the last few rounds.
3 days ago
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 199. Rashaad Penny RB - (at SF)
It seems that Penny will start the year on the PUP list after tearing his ACL towards the end of last year. That would knock him out for at least the first six weeks, which is not something fantasy owners should be looking to draft. Even when he returns, we don't know where he stands on the depth chart, as they still have Chris Carson, then drafted DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round, and also signed Carlos Hyde in free agency. Unless you have an IR spot, Penny should be on waivers to start the season.
3 days ago
Seattle Seahawks Note
Seattle Seahawks photo 229. Seattle Seahawks DST - (at SF)
Will Dissly Note
Will Dissly photo 231. Will Dissly TE - (at SF)
Injuries have sadly derailed the production for Dissly, but when on the field, he's been ridiculously good. He's only played 10 games, but in those games, he's posted TE1-type numbers in 60 percent of them. That's the same percentage as George Kittle in his career. Again, it's a small sample size, but as the 31st tight end off the board? He's well worth the risk. And no, don't worry about Greg Olsen.
10 weeks ago
Jason Myers Note
Jason Myers photo 263. Jason Myers K - (at SF)
Myers' first year in Seattle was a disappointment coming off his stellar 2018 with the Jets. He missed four extra points, and was only 6-of-11 from 40-plus yards. Kicking for Seattle's offense should be a good thing, however, as the Seahawks have a solid offense but often like to play conservatively. But, at this point, Myers is just one of a handful of low-end kickers you can consider drafting in a 15-team league.
4 weeks ago
Phillip Dorsett Note
Phillip Dorsett photo 278. Phillip Dorsett WR - (at SF)
Dorsett goes from Tom Brady to Russell Wilson. Must be nice. While Dorsett doesn't have much appeal as the No. 3 wide receiver in a low-volume offense, he does have some rare handcuff value. If Tyler Lockett were forced to miss any time, Dorsett would be the natural replacement in the slot, a role that he exceled in during his time with the Patriots. In fact, Dorsett has averaged 1.46 more fantasy points PER TARGET while in the slot over the last two years, which is more than any other receiver in the league. Something to think about should Lockett miss time.
4 days ago
David Moore Note
David Moore photo 301. David Moore WR - (at SF)
Moore took a step back in 2019, catching just 17 passes and scoring two touchdowns. Now, he'll fall out of even three-receiver sets, with Phillip Dorsett on board. Even with an injury in front of him, it seems doubtful that Moore would be worth rostering, so ignore him on draft day and likely beyond.
4 weeks ago
Jacob Hollister Note
Jacob Hollister photo 320. Jacob Hollister TE - (at SF)
Hollister made the most of his opportunity to get into the starting lineup last year, putting up a 41-349-3 line in 11 games. Unfortunately for Hollister, the Seahawks brought in Greg Olsen this offseason, and Will Dissly should also be back at some point. That puts plenty of roadblocks between Dissly and fantasy-relevance, so he can be firmly ignored on draft day.
4 weeks ago
DeeJay Dallas Note
DeeJay Dallas photo 326. DeeJay Dallas RB - (at SF)
Travis Homer Note
Travis Homer photo 340. Travis Homer RB - (at SF)