Fri, Jul 30th 2:48am EDT
By Ari Koslow
Jamal Adams is reportedly not participating in practice at Seahawks camp as he continues to wait on a contract extension. (Source: Seattle Times )
Fantasy Impact: Duane Brown is in the same boat as well. Adams reported to avoid a fine and was still very engaging with the players, coaches and fans according to the Seattle Times. Bobby Wagner was once in a similar situation and made it clear that he and the rest of the players are supporting Adams in his current stance. “We can’t wait for [Adams] to be back there out on the field,’’ Wagner said. “[Adams is] deserving of everything that he’s looking for, and we as players support him.”
Rashaad Penny reportedly slimmed down to 223 pounds and feels "way faster" at Seahawks camp. (Source: The News Tribune )
Fantasy Impact: “I’m the lightest I’ve ever been. I honestly feel like I’m back in high school again,” Penny said. The former first-round pick has struggled mightily with injuries early in his career, playing a total of 27 games in the first three seasons of his career so far. Penny said it was his goal to lose weight this offseason. “That was definitely part of the goal, to lose weight and to be effective," Penny said. "I felt the lighter I am, the more explosive I can be." He remains the No. 2 running back on the Seahawks depth chart behind Chris Carson and can potentially fit the new offense being ran by offensive coordinator Shane Waldron much better than he did in the Seahawks old offense under Brian Schottenheimer. He can potentially remain the change-of-pace back to Carson, spelling him when need be.
D'Wayne Eskridge was placed on the active/PUP list ahead of training camp on Wednesday. (Source: Brady Henderson on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Eskridge can be taken off the PUP list at any time. He initially suffered the injury in rookie camp. These are big reps that he is missing in camp, so we'll have to wait and see how long he will be sidelined for. Freddie Swain would likely be the next man up after Eskridge in the Seahawks wide receiver core.
Category: Injury Updates
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that FA WR Josh Gordon has sent his reinstatement letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Gordon has been getting randomly drug tested for the past three months, Schefter said. He's passed all of his drug tests, which is a step in the right direction. This has been an ongoing issue since Gordon's last full season in the NFL in 2013. He's hoping to be on a team by training camp, which is still yet to be seen. Gordon has played for the Patriots and Seahawks in the recent years, but has been constantly suspended by the NFL for substance abuse. Only 30-years old, Gordon still might have some juice left in the tank if he is indeed reinstated.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes Gerald Everett will have a breakout campaign in 2021. (Source: Pro Football Talk)
Fantasy Impact: Everett is in his first season with the Seahawks after spending his first four years with the Rams. The Seahawks have 144 targets up for grabs after off-season additions and departures. Their top two receiving tight ends, Jacob Hollister and Greg Olsen, are no longer on the team and left behind 77 targets. There is an avenue for the four-year pro to become Russell Wilson's No. 3 option in the passing game behind D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. David Moore also left in free agency. If Everett occupies the targets left behind by Hollister and Olsen, he could be a sneaky back-end TE1 for the 2021 season. Selecting him at his current ADP comes with little risk, but with high upside as Wilson is one of the most efficient passers in the NFL. If fantasy managers are waiting until the later rounds to select their first tight end or plan on streaming the position, Everett is a great player to target.
Fri, Jun 11th 11:19pm EDT
By Andersen Pickard
This offseason has been an eventful one for quarterbacks. Five signal-callers were taken in the first round of the NFL Draft, Aaron Rodgers is extremely frustrated with Green Bay, and Deshaun Watson is demanding a trade while facing legal trouble. The quarterback chatter doesn't end there, though. Earlier this offseason, it was reported that Russell Wilson was unhappy with the approach of the Seahawks' organization. One report even singled out the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders, and Bears as places where Wilson wanted to play. The veteran quarterback, however, clarified his status on Thursday, saying that he never requested a trade. Interestingly, he did confirm that the four teams mentioned above were accurate, but he only identified those landing spots in case the Seahawks wanted to trade him. "I wanted to play in Seattle, but if I had to go somewhere, here's the teams I would consider," he told the media. Instead, as Seattle holds onto him, Wilson is content with his current situation. (Source: The Athletic)
Fantasy Impact: Wilson admitted that "there were some unfortunate frustrations after the season," adding that the rumors "got a little bit blown out of proportion." The 2012 third-round pick has not missed one game over the past eight seasons. In 2020, he completed 384 passes for 4,212 yards (second-highest in career), 40 touchdowns (highest in career), and 13 interceptions (highest in career), finishing the year as the QB6. Wilson, who drew MVP hype in the first half of the 2020 campaign, once again ranks sixth among quarterbacks in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.
The Seahawks and rookie offensive lineman Stone Forsythe have come to an agreement on a deal. (Source: Dugar, Michael-Shawn on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Seattle traded up to select Forsythe in round six of the 2021 NFL Draft. He has a chance to potentially compete for an immediate starting job on the Seahawks offensive line, though he also figures to act as the successor to Duane Brown at left tackle.
Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith has reportedly re-signed with the franchise to return for his third season in 2021. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Smith will back up Russell Wilson for a third consecutive season up in the Pacific Northwest. He attempted just five passes in the Seahawks' final regular-season game but provides stability by knowing the system. Offseason rumors have significantly cooled off about Wilson's team seeking a trade but Smith will be great insurance should injuries or discontent surface in the future.
Mon, Apr 5th 7:51pm EDT
By Matthew MacKay
Former Seattle Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar is reportedly signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Dunbar only played six games for the Seahawks in 2020 due to a suspension stemming from an off-field incident but still finished the season with 30 tackles, five pass deflections, and an interception. The Lions were one of the worst defenses against the pass in 2020 and will attempt to rebuild their secondary with the addition of the sixth-year cornerback, pairing him opposite of the former top-three draft pick Jeff Okudah. The Lions' new head coach Dan Campbell has made a flurry of moves this offseason, making Detroit an intriguing team to follow into the 2021 season.
Wed, Mar 31st 12:48pm EDT
By Brad Camara
WR Tyler Lockett is signing a four-year, $69.2 million contract extension with the Seahawks. The deal includes $37 million guaranteed. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Lockett has been the most reliable Seahawks wide receiver the past three seasons. He hauled in 239 receptions on 312 targets for 3,076 yards and 28 touchdowns across 48 games. The 28-year-old has taken a backseat to superstar WR DK Metcalf but is one of the league’s top deep threats. Lockett has a good rapport with QB Russell Wilson and should continue to produce for fantasy managers. Lockett is currently 26th among all wideouts in the latest expert consensus draft rankings for 2021.
Mon, Mar 22nd 11:55am EDT
By Jon Mathisen
Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly "may be in position to hold the top spot on the depth chart" at TE, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. (Source: The Athletic)
Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks lost Greg Olsen to retirement and Jacob Hollister signed a one-year deal with the Bills earlier this offseason. This led the team to bring in FA Gerald Everett, who previously played under current Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron in Los Angeles. Many in the fantasy community were thinking Everett would get the lion's share of TE targets in Seattle next season but Will Dissly appeared in all 16 games for the time in his career in 2020 and may have a leg up on him. Everett is "talented enough to be TE1 in this offense, though Dissly is in a contract year and coming off the first fully healthy season of his career. Thus, Dissly may be in position to hold the top spot on the depth chart and flash the star potential he displayed in 2018 and 2019," Duggar stated. It could end up being a time share between the two with Colby Parkinson mixing in on certain packages.
Fri, Mar 19th 7:43pm EDT
By Brad Camara
RB Chris Carson is signing a two-year, $14.625 million contract with the Seahawks. The deal includes $5.5 million guaranteed. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Carson became an unrestricted free agent during the offseason, but ends up back in Seattle on a two-year deal. He led the Seahawks backfield over the last four seasons, rushing for 3,270 yards and 21 touchdowns across 45 games. The 26-year-old RB was limited to 12 games in 2020 due to a mid-foot sprain. Carson is expected to be the Seahawks featured back and is a surefire RB2 in upcoming 2021 drafts. He’s currently 21st among all running backs in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.
Fri, Mar 19th 2:59pm EDT
By Brad Camara
TE Jacob Hollister is signing a one-year deal with the Bills. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Hollister was third on the Seahawks TE depth chart behind Will Dissly and Greg Olsen in 2020. He became a free agent and ultimately ended up in Buffalo on a one-year deal. Hollister will have a chance to compete with Dawson Knox for the Bills starting TE gig. The 27-year-old hauled in 25 receptions for 209 yards and three touchdowns across 16 games for the Seahawks in 2020. He’ll be reunited with Buffalo’s star QB Josh Allen, who played with Hollister at Wyoming.
According to sources, former Seahawks WR David Moore has a deal in place to join the Carolina Panthers. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Moore will take advantage of Curtis Samuel's exit and join the Carolina receiving corps on a new contract. Moore registered 35 catches for 417 receiving yards with a career-high six touchdowns in 16 games for Seattle last season. He'll likely slot in as the WR3 in Carolina, but that's not saying much with Christian McCaffrey, DJ Moore, and Robby Anderson all competing for targets.
Tue, Mar 16th 12:57pm EDT
By Dave Kluge
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Shaquill Griffin have come to an agreement on a three-year deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars have plenty of cap space and landed their first big name in Griffin. They made small waves yesterday with the signings of Phillip Dorsett and Carlos Hyde, but Griffin will be a big playmaker to bolster up their defense. The details of the contract have yet to be released but we will update as soon as we get them.
Mon, Mar 15th 7:17pm EDT
By Mike Maher
Former Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde has agreed to a two-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to multiple reports. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Hyde appeared in 10 games for the Seahawks last season, rushing 81 times for 356 yards and four touchdowns while catching 16 of his 20 targets for 93 yards. Hyde will turn 31 at the start of next season and will likely just be a rotational back behind starting running back James Robinson.
Mon, Mar 15th 7:05pm EDT
By Dan Titus
According to sources, former Seahawks WR Phillip Dorsett is reportedly signing a new deal to join the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: With news the DJ Chark being on the trade block, it's no surprise that Jacksonville was in the market for new wideouts. Dorsett is a speedster who didn't register a snap for Seattle last season, but he'll get a decent shot as a WR3 with the Jags. He is not a target for fantasy managers right now, but if he can put together a good training camp, there's a chance he becomes a late-round flier.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Seahawks are releasing veteran DL Carlos Dunlap after acquiring him from Cincinnati in a trade last season. (Source: Adam Schefter on twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The release of Dunlap does not come as a surprise as the move saves the Seahawks $14 million in cap space for 2021. Seattle seems to be indicated it would still like to bring back the veteran pass rusher on a lesser deal.
Running back Alex Collins has signed with the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Collins will likely be no more than a depth piece in Seattle. Unless you are in a very deep league, he will likely be on the waiver wire.
Greg Olsen announced his retirement after 14 seasons in the NFL. (Source: Carolina Panthers on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Olsen announced his decision on FOX's NFC Championship Game pre-game show. He'll begin working for the network this year. A first-round pick of the Bears back in 2007, Olsen was a meaningful fantasy contributor following his move to the Carolina Panthers. His best season came in 2015 when Cam Newton led the team to a Super Bowl appearance. Olsen totaled over 1,100 receiving yards and seven TDs that regular season.