Seattle Seahawks

NFC West

One day after being released by the Seahawks, the Houston Texans have claimed quarterback Stephen Morris off waivers. (Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Morris will compete with Brandon Weeden and Joe Webb for a roster spot behind Deshaun Watson. Morris has yet to attempt an NFL pass and will have a hard time making Houston's 53-man roster behind Weeden, who has years in this system, and Webb, who profiles as an athletic fit similar to Watson.

Thomas Rawls now a free agent

Wed, Mar 14th 4:49pm EDT
By Mike Tagliere

Seahawks beat writer Gregg Bell is reporting that the Seahawks did not place a tender on Thomas Rawls, making him an unrestricted free agent. (Source: Gregg Bell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks also chose not to tender Mike Davis, meaning they're looking to go an entirely different direction in 2018. This is the best thing that could've happened for Rawls from a fantasy perspective, as he'll likely bounce to a different team as the No. 2 on their depth chart, meaning he'd need one injury to get back into fantasy relevance. We haven't seen the same Rawls that we did before his ankle injury, though the Seahawks offensive line did him no favors. Once he lands somewhere, we'll do our best to let you know what his value is.

Category: Transactions

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Green Bay Packers are signing TE Jimmy Graham. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It didn't take long for Graham to find a new suitor. He's signing an undisclosed deal with the Packers. However, from a fantasy perspective, I wouldn't jump for joy just yet. Green Bay signed notable free agent tight ends in each of the past two offseasons -- Jared Cook and Martellus Bennett. And although they joined the Packers with a ton of hype, neither one of them panned out. In fact, neither Bennett nor Cook remained in Green Bay for more than one year. While this is a splash acquisition, I'm treading lightly from a fantasy POV.

Category: Transactions

Wide receiver Paul Richardson is expected to sign with the Washington Redskins sometime this week, according to NFL Insider Adam Caplan on Twitter. NFL Network's Mike Garafalo reports that the agreement is for a five-year, $40 million deal, with $20 million in guarantees. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Caplan reports that Washington has been looking to add a "speed" wide receiver to line up opposite Josh Doctson, and Richardson certainly fits that bill. With such a large contract being offer, the Redskins are surely hoping they can tap into more of the young wide receiver's speed and potential. Richardson caught 44 passes for 703 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Category: Transactions

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Seahawks are releasing cornerback Richard Sherman today. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was expected after Sherman started saying goodbye to his teammates over the last few days, but it's still shocking in the sense that it changes the whole identity of the Seahawks defense. Not just Sherman, either, as the Seahawks also cut Jeremy Lane on Friday. Don't expect Sherman to get signed any time soon, as he's still recovering from surgery on both of his Achilles tendons. He has said that he'll be ready to get on a field by June. There is going to be a list of teams willing to pay for his services, provided he can pass a physical.

Category: Transactions

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Seahawks have traded away defensive lineman Michael Bennett to the Eagles, in exchange for a fifth-round pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: We were told that there was going to be a lot of movement this offseason, and this is a big one. Bennett has been a Pro Bowl defensive end/tackle for quite some time in Seattle, but as we've seen, they are moving in a different direction as a franchise with the trade of Bennett and pending release of Richard Sherman. The Eagles are now likely to release defensive end Vinny Curry, who turned down a request to take a pay-cut. The fifth-round pick isn't much compensation, but it'll help provide the Seahawks with some more ammunition in the draft, as they're missing their second- and third-round draft picks. This is a great move for the Eagles, as they added major talent without giving up much of anything.

Category: Transactions

Seattle Seahawks beat writer Bob Condotta is reporting the team is not expected to re-sign RB Eddie Lacy. (Source: Seattle TImes)

Fantasy Impact: Shocker -- or not really. Lacy was terrible in 2017 -- and really has been since the last time he put up significant production which was back in 2014 in Green Bay. One of the biggest fantasy busts of last season --albeit we didn't expect much to begin with -- Lacy is sure to find himself competing for a roster spot for 2018 due to his age (27) and upside. Lacy finished last season with 179 yards on 69 rushes in nine games -- and despite the Seahawks' troubles in their backfield, he was a healthy scratch at times down the stretch.

Category: Rumors

Russell Wilson completed 18 of 29 pass attempts for 221 yards and two touchdowns against the Cardinals. He also rushed five times for 36 yards.

Fantasy Impact: As usual, Wilson did most of his damage in the second half of the game, as he did his best to lead Seattle to a comeback victory. Wilson was fantasy gold for most of the season, but Seattle will need to improve its offensive line and its running game for him to be able to remain healthy and have continued success in the future.

Category: Game Recaps

Shaquill Griffin recorded six total tackles (all solo) and hauled in his first career interception in the Seahawks' loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Griffin ends his rookie season on a high note with his first career interception.

Category: Game Recaps

Blair Walsh went 1-for-2 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra points in Seattle's 26-24 loss to Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Obviously, the big news is Walsh missing the potential game-winning 48-yard field goal with 37 seconds to play. The kick was meaningless in that Seattle had already been eliminated from the playoffs after Atlanta's win over Carolina. However, another inopportune miss made Walsh 5-for-11 on field goals in the five games Seattle lost by six or less. Two of those losses (Arizona and Atlanta) included misses in the final minute. He missed three field goals against Washington and a 38-yarder against Jacksonville that would have helped on Seattle's final drive. He did not attempt a field goal in the six-point loss to Tennessee. Despite being automatic on extra points in 2017 (37-of-38) he may have kicked himself out of a job in 2018.

Category: Game Recaps

Tyler Lockett caught three passes on four targets for 25 yards, returned four kicks for 156 yards and a touchdown, and returned four punts for 39 yards in Seattle's 26-24 loss to Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Lockett's 99-yard return touchdown came in the first quarter after the Cardinals scored on their opening drive. Arizona mostly avoided him after that, opting to aim pooch kicks at Luke Willson instead. It was Lockett's second career kick return touchdown and first since Week 3 of 2015. Lockett should be Seattle's primary return man once again in 2018, and he may see some increased usage in the passing game with Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham set to be unrestricted free agents.

Category: Game Recaps

Doug Baldwin caught four passes on five targets for 90 yards and two touchdowns in Seattle's 26-24 loss to Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: It was Baldwin's first multi-score game since Week 10 of 2016. The big day prevented him from having his lowest-scoring season since 2014. However, he fell nine yards short of his third consecutive 1,000-yard season. He also saw 19 fewer receptions than last season. Baldwin should remain a key contributor in Seattle, especially if both Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson leave in free agency.

Category: Game Recaps

The Seattle Seahawks D/ST allowed 26 points on 259 yards in their loss to the Cardinals. The team recorded one sack, one interception, one forced fumble & a 99-yard kickoff touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: A disappointing game saved by a Tyler Lockett kickoff returned for a score. The Seahawks will look to return to elite status in 2018, though they might be without a few familiar faces.

Category: Game Recaps

J.D. McKissic ran the ball for times for nine yards with three receptions on as many targets for 20 yards in the Seahawks' loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: McKissic ends the season with another small workload on an otherwise promising campaign.

Category: Game Recaps

Mike Davis ran the ball 10 times for 48 yards with two receptions on three targets for 16 yards in the Seahawks' loss to the Cardinals

Fantasy Impact: Davis ends his season on a decent note, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. Unfortunately, the future is unclear for Davis as the Seahawks will undoubtedly continue searching for clarity in the running back position this offseason.

Category: Game Recaps

Michael Wilhoite grabbed an interception and recorded four total tackles (two solo) in the Seahawks' loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Wilhoite had his best game of the season, but unfortunately he doesn't hold much fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps

Dion Jordan recorded a sack on seven total tackles (two solo) in the Seahawks' loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Jordan led all DEs in total tackles in Week 15. While Jordan had a great game, he doesn't hold much fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps

Bobby Wagner recorded seven total tackles (three solo) in the Seahawks' loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Wagner was still effective against the Rams, despite being a game-time decision with a hamstring injury.

Category: Game Recaps

Earl Thomas recorded eight total tackles (four solo) in the Seahawks' loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas has been on a roll since suffering a pulled hamstring, posting double-digit fantasy points in back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Terence Garvin recorded nine tackles (six solo) in the Seahawks' loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Garvin had a solid game, but unfortunately doesn't hold much fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps