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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.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

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.

Category: Transactions

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.

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.

Category: Transactions

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.

Category: Transactions

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.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson remains with his current team after the Chicago Bears made "a very aggressive pursuit" for the star quarterback, only to be told that Seattle was not interested in the trade at this time. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson has been rumored to be targeting four destinations, one of which included the Chicago Bears. Their aggressive pursuit of Wilson ended with the Seahawks expressing their lack of interest in engaging in further trade talks, which leaves the Las Vegas Raiders as one of the few rumored destinations left on Wilson's alleged wishlist. Continue monitoring the situation with Wilson in Seattle, as both teammates and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll have reportedly grown disgruntled with his agent's statement dissing the lack of protection and rigid coaching style in years past.

Category: Rumors

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.

Category: Transactions

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.

Category: Transactions

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.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

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.

Category: Transactions

Josh Gordon has been released by the Seahawks while serving an indefinite suspension, per Field Yates.

Fantasy Impact: 29 years old and just six years removed from a season where he averaged 117.6 receiver yards per game, Gordon will hope to find a fourth team to court him after being drafted by the Browns in 2012. There's no denying Gordon's elite skillset, but seeing as he's only played in 29 games since the record-breaking 2013 campaign, there might not be much of a future for the 6'3" receiver. Gordon has juggled a litany of suspensions for substance abuse violations throughout his career. There are certainly teams out there that will roll the dice, but until his indefinite suspension is officially lifted, he will not be able to practice.

Category: Transactions

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.

Category: Transactions

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.

Category: Transactions

The Seattle Seahawks and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer have parted ways. (Source: Seattle Seahawks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "Philosophical differences" were cited as the reason for the split. Seattle has always been a run-first team under head coach Pete Carroll, but the #LetRussCook movement gained steam entering 2020, which led to an MVP performance out of Russell Wilson through the first half. However, turnovers quickly became an issue, and Carroll spoke publicly about his desire to get back to running the ball. The Seahawks' offense has always seemed to function at its best when plays broke down and things became unscripted. That usually isn't a good sign. Shane Steichen, the current Chargers' OC, has been mentioned as a candidate for Seattle's new opening.

Category: Transactions

D.K. Metcalf caught 5-of-11 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-20 loss to the Rams in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Metcalf saw more than double the amount of targets as fellow wide receiver Tyler Lockett on Saturday against the Rams. He made the most of his opportunities, catching two touchdowns in an attempt to help the Seahawks come back against the Rams, but it wasn't enough. Metcalf heads into the offseason as a consensus top-5 wide receiver by most accounts.

Category: Game Recaps

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) was added to the team's injury report and is now questionable for Wild Card Weekend. (Source: Seahawks PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Late additions to the injury report are never a good sign. DeeJay Dallas could see snaps if Penny doesn't play, but neither of these backs will be fantasy relevant.

Category: Injury Updates

Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (shoulder) has been removed from the team's final injury report and will play in Wild Card Weekend against the Rams. (Source: Joe Fann on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adams entered the week projected as a game-time decision but he's suddenly ready to go. We fully expect him to be limited on Saturday, but his presence alone will be a boost to Seattle's defense.

Category: Injury Updates

Seahawks RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 16 vs. the Rams. (Source: Brady Henderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was expected as Dallas was thought to be out multiple weeks after spraining his ankle in Week 15. It’ll be Chris Carson leading the way out of the backfield, with Carlos Hyde and Rashaad Penny operating in change of pace roles.

Category: Injury Updates

Travis Homer (wrist/thumb/knee) will not play in Sunday's Week 13 matchup against the Giants. (Source: Seahawks PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Homer out, expect Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde to see their typical workloads and DeeJay Dallas to see a possible uptick in a relief role.

Category: Injury Updates